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GF Rating
7.3

601 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Thoughts from a zombie veteran

posted by whitelionz (PROVIDENCE FORGE, VA) Sep 13, 2014

Member since Feb 2014

First, let me say I've played a ton of zombie games. All the resident evils, the deadspaces, the left 4 deads, the dead risings, dead island, dead nation, etc... you get the idea. With that out of the way, I'd like to say that zombiu is one of the most entertaining. This game is about SURVIVAL. This game is not about flashy action sequences and complex narratives. Dont miss out because critics slammed it. Give it a try! It is fun and immersive.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

The low scores are undeserved.

posted by Element187 (ORLANDO, FL) Jun 25, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I give this title a 9(8.5 would have been fine before they patched game breaking bugs)

Loved this game. I love the horror genre, and this is the first title in over 10 years to really get my heart pounding. Ubisoft did a fantastic job creating tension so thick you can cut it with a knife.

Two Reasons people give the game a bad score:

1. Brutally difficulty... this shouldn't be a knock but a positive. Yes the punishment is steep for death. So plan your attacks and moves carefully and thoughtfully.

2. Its not CoD... People need to rate games as what they are supposed to be, not what they wish it was. You are not going to run and gun and mow down zombies... in fact if you go up against 2 zombies at once, chances are you are going to join them. This game is supposed to be a survival horror game, not a first person shooter. Take it for what it is. A game of stealth, planning and ammo conservation.

Go into the game with an open mind and come out with a rewarding experience.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Zombi U = Pure Weew!

posted by cerealkeller (EMPORIUM, PA) Jun 17, 2013

Member since Jun 2013

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I played the demo for this game and hated it. Hated it! Using the controllers screen to scan rooms and sort through gear was irritating at first. But, I decided to give the game a try and I'm so glad I did. It turns out that the controller adds another layer of immersion you don't usually experience. Ubisoft really did an excellent job here. I thought, there is no way a release title for the Wii U is going to be any good. I'm happy to be proven wrong. The graphics are pretty good. Right on par with pretty much any console game of the highest quality. Very impressive. The sound was really good too. You could tell where things were coming from and hear them clearly and determine distance. It's pretty much like any zombie game. You run around and kill zombies and try to survive. But survival is far more important in this game. If you die, you're screwed. Unless you go back, find your zombiefied body, you lose all the gear you carrying. Which happened to me a couple times. I lost some awesome weapons and it really P'd me off. I was almost ready to quit playing after that. Fortunately I decided to finish the game. It does have a story, one that is actually pretty realistic. I loved the realism, and found later that there were "special" zombies that had powers. Like spitting acid or electricity. That kind of killed the atmosphere a bit, but they always drop good stuff. So that made up for it. If you own a Wii U and you're old enough to enjoy a zombie game in pitch black at night. You're gonna love this game. I found that I was actually very immersed. At first I was really nervous and kind of panicked when I had to fight zombies, later on I got it together, sucked it up and finally realized the reality of my situation and started blowing away some zombie scum. The aiming mechanics are quite good. I find I'm terrible with this huge controller, but became quite good at this game with some practice.

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