In the right circumstances, a good title should tell you everything you need to know. And if you’re delving into a video game called Zombie Army 4: Dead War, then subtlety probably isn’t part of it.
And so it is. In the Oxford-based spin-off of Rebellion from the WWII series Sniper Elite, you mow down Nazi zombies raised from the dead by Hitler himself. In this fourth entry, the undead leader has been defeated, but his minions still roam, teeming with the remains of the world. As a member of a group of elite resistance soldiers, it’s your job to contain the creeping deceased by turning them into kibble, popping skulls, removing limbs and sniping them in the testicles. Often in gruesome slow motion, X-ray vision.
Subtle? My goodness no. brain dead? Not a bit of it. Make no mistake, Zombie Army 4 is a game that’s all about bashing the undead pretty darn good and little else – besides pressing a button or two – but Rebellion has timed its action so intelligently that it’s consistently a lot of fun power. Compare to Left 4 Dead – Valve’s co-op zombie thriller in perfect completion– are a little awesome, but Rebellion’s blaster scratches a similar itch you might have in its absence.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gaming/features/zombie-army-4-dead-war-review-gruesomely-moreish-action/ Zombie Army 4: Dead War review: gruesomely moreish action