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Bloody Zombies

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Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 12, 2017
PCSep 12, 2017
Oculus RiftSep 12, 2017
HTC ViveSep 12, 2017
PlayStation VRSep 12, 2017
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developers: nDreams, Paw Print Games Ltd.

Genres: Action, RPG

London has been lost to the undead plague. Overrun by hordes of mutated zombies, the last hope rests in the united fists of four lone outcasts. Bloody Zombies is a co-op brawler designed to be played with any combination of PC, PS4, and VR players. Fight across the ruins of London using carefully refined Free-Form Combat, taking down a terrifying variety of undead with an expanding special move-set. Created for 1-4 players, Bloody Zombies is also enhanced with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift - using its unique viewpoint to help the team overcome obstacles & discover secrets in the game. Accessible yet deep freeform combat. Combine moves to discover brutal, endlessly chainable combos. Unlock upgradable special moves & passive skills to expand your zombie-slaying abilities. Unite with friends online & locally, with or without a VR headset. Work together to tear through the undead hordes, whilst competing for the highest score. VR’s enhanced viewpoint allows you to assist other players - lean in & look around to overcome obstacles & give tactical support. Choose from four survivors, brought together to fight the zombie plague - Teller, Mick ‘The Brick’, Rei, & Eddie. Customise each character’s skillset & wield a destructive arsenal of melee weapons. Take on a diverse plague of zombies, with loads of deadly mutations & abominable bosses to contend with. Learn to change tactics to match your foe & survive! Work together across the diverse, overrun zombie wasteland. Fight your way through the remains of iconic London streets & landmarks to take back the city. Levels are overrun with secrets, & events to discover.

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Bloody Zombies brings a fresh visual style and a couple of interesting touches to the classic scrolling beat-'em-up. Unfortunately it doesn't flourish where it matters most - the quality and scope of its combat.There's still a fair amount of mindless fun to be had in local multiplayer, even if Bloody Zombies lacks the fluidity and variety to become a true regular on your co-op Switch game roster.

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Without the support of virtual reality, it would be hard to recommend Bloody Zombies as anything outright different from any other beat 'em up game. Does it need virtual reality? No, it could have just been another digital brawler, albeit one full of personality. Does it benefit from virtual reality? Absolutely, and without it, my score would be lower. VR lends a unique perspective and gives players real gameplay reasons to want to put on the headset instead of just playing on a TV. Thought of as a virtual reality game with the ability for couch co-op via the TV, Bloody Zombies is a fun brawler that has both unique implications for its own genre and VR. That kind of evolution of games and platforms is just what video games need to grow.

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Bloody Zombies arrives to remind us that beat em ups will never go out of fashion, with a frenetic rhythm and an old-school gameplay, it enters the in the Olympus of the best punching games.

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Bloody Zombies is a surprising proposal in the cooperative fighting genre that stands out in the Nintendo Switch catalog and that features a long-lasting lifespan, a visual environment worthy of praise and plenty of multiplayer options. It lacks some originality as far as its characters are concerned and its control scheme can be too simple for its own good but Bloody Zombies won't have trouble in capturing a group of fans.

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