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Zombie Driver PC Game 2010 June 26, 2010

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Developers EXOR Studios launched with their first project payment distributed by Digital Download platform Steam. Leaving behind the puzzle game created for social networks by cartoony graphics are thrown into a more dark and mature with Zombie Driver action driving game that is based primarily on two titles that did rage in the nineties: the original GTA and Carmageddon. Since first taking a top view and control system of means, the second all the violence and blood at the time led to what happened under such a stir.

Zombies are not enough
In Zombie Drivers will be the only survivor with a means of transportation in a city overrun by zombies and completely closed in quarantine. The army is powerless before this epidemic and before nuclearized the town will ask you to save a few survivors holed up in various buildings scattered around the game map. As a good and honest citizens who are not sure you can escape from bringing aid to the needy, deciding to accommodate requests for assistance and endanger your own lives to save those of others. Driving your car through the streets infested city you get the points indicated and take people barricaded before the zombies manage to break through barricades and make a nice banquet. The indicators on the screen edge you will mark the way forward, distance and time remaining to complete the mission before its bankruptcy. To complicate life, there will be only the undead seeking to block the road: Although only a zombie does not create any problem, the masses of walking corpses that are opposite opinions in danger of stopping the vehicle you are driving with the consequent destruction it, causing your premature demise. In addition to the main objectives each mission also offers sub-missions that will require you to make such a clean sweep in an area infested or return to base within a time limit. That way you can earn the money necessary to make new weaponry and improvements for your vehicles, or even receive in the event of new special events. Will leave it only with your yellow cab but gradually the main story will be delivered will develop new means of transport, allowing you to develop a final fleet consists of seven vehicles. Every car with the three core values that set and speed, and armor piercing power: up to you to modify them to fit the best way to deal with your missions, you then decide to stake everything on speed to dodge obstacles or choose to lock up your vehicle to ensure that steps zombie like a hot knife through butter. The other key element in the choice of means is certainly its capacity, a normal car can carry up to four passengers while the ambulance or limousine it can carry up to six. Just get the bus but your doubts will vanish as a tool to use, because this zombie-massacre on wheels will undoubtedly show your favorite metal. Terribly slow and unmanageable through the narrow lanes, but has the strength and ability to break through the highest among all vehicles and can carry up to forty people at once (as many civilian mission is seen in a twelve elements) which will ensure a single round to collect all the hostages, thus making up the top speed and also allowing you to complete missions in a short time. As you advance in levels will also increase the types of zombies to deal with, because there are five varieties: those of normal dogs, those capable of launching cans or other objects and robust ones that slow down your ride. However none of them manage to get seriously in trouble and you should therefore pay attention to only real threat in the game, represented by huge zombie explosives, which erupt once you reach seriously damaging and killing all nearby. To avoid hitting you, the Army also will provide arms to be mounted on vehicles, so you can rely on a valuable arsenal will include heavy machine guns, a rocket launcher, a flamethrower and a powerful laser capable of killing dozens of zombies at once. You will be able to reinforce all these weapons in your garage for three levels in order to increase the capacity to give or get a higher volume of fire, even if a mission can only use one at a time. Scattered around the city there are various bonuses fact necessary to choose the equipment to be used to reload ammunition and also you will find special power-ups that will guarantee the nitro to go faster for short or instant repairs for the vehicle. The total longevity of the title stands on six hours of play total, the campaign unfolds in 17 main missions of the overall total duration of four hours. And ‘Slaughter also present mode in which you survive zombie attacks more and more in particular areas of the board, relying only on your ability to pilot equipment and the few that appear between a wave and another.

A zombie, five pieces
The graphics engine used by Zombie Driver is the well-known open source Ogre 3D graphics is clean and is as detailed models of cars that the zombies, making it pleasant to see. Splatter lovers become involved by trails of blood left on the tires and scraps of zombie splattering everywhere, although unfortunately the thirst for destruction will stop here. Except for a few elements of the scenario, such as benches and wooden fences, most of the rest of the city will be indestructible. Bouncing off buildings and iron barriers without even damaged while all vegetation will be crossed as if did not exist in this respect would have been preferable greater attention to detail and a greater attention to detail. Between the two cameras available, both shot from above, the fixed is the only truly enjoyable, while the other is likely to cause nausea to play much more easily than the sight of zombies to pieces on the screen. The audio does his duty only in sound effects because the music will be quickly forgotten if not completely extinguished because of their annoying repetitiveness. The control system of the vehicle is entrusted to the WASD keys, where the S key is assigned to the brake that is the reverse, for the handbrake will use the space bar and the control key or left mouse button to fire with weapons equipped. The car felt so dear: after only a few minutes of the campaign the player will have full mastery of the medium and you can have fun with drift-kill zombies and unlikely spin on the bodies, making them feel the difference especially in the corners if you are using a fast race car than a truck. Zombie Driver allows you to record your best scores and compare the charts online mode Slaughter, as well as automatically publish the achievement obtained on Facebook and Twitter, but is missing a full multiplayer mode, which would surely have secured the title most longevity. The game can fortunately enjoy some free add-ons created by fans that bring something new like the special rescue missions at night or in a town shrouded in fog, but leaving intact the main gaming system.

OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP (Only)
Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon equivalent
Memory: 1GB
Graphics: 128 MB graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher PixelShader 3.0
DirectX ®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 800MB free space
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP (Only)
Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core processor
Memory: 2GB
Graphics: 512 MB graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher PixelShader 3.0
DirectX ®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 800MB free space
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Final Remarks
Zombie Driver is damn funny during the first hour after the bloody boring. To be a zombie game has everything you need: nurse to be saved from the hungry undead, gallons of blood on the screen, turning cars into tanks of death with spurs and weapons and also a great final twist in the plot, Romero-style. Unfortunately the rest of the game is reduced to make the first mission seventeen times waiting to unlock some new vehicle, and nothing more. The city where the story takes place is very small and the lack of a mini-map interface will lead the player to walk the shortest route already known to him returning a nagging sense of deja vu. A game “and playing on,” that will leave willingly buy and play only hardcore fans of zombies, also saw the reduced price of 10 €.


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