Like the movies on which it's based, this zombie shooter is fast, silly, over-the-top, and fun...but it could've been better. In Zombieland: Double Tap: Road Trip, our favorite zombie apocalypse survivors are driving across the country, and killing the undead wherever they go. Played from an aerial perspective, this top-down, twin stick shooter not only has you using guns, melee weapons, and explosives to take down "the living impaired," but also completing such tasks as turning on the rides in Pacific Playland amusement park and helping an oblivious little old lady with a walker run some errands.
As much fun as this may sound, and as clever as that last bit about the senior citizen may suggest, this is sadly a lot less interesting and engaging than you might hope. Similar games have been a lot more inventive, making this feel a bit dated. It also feels rather low-rent, and not just because the characters don't sound like their cinematic counterparts. Tallahassee, for example, sounds more like someone doing a bad Woody Harrelson impression than the real thing. It also doesn't help that the melee weapons are completely useless, a bummer for anyone who thinks the katana is going to turn them into Michonne from The Walking Dead. Which is why, like the movies, Zombieland: Double Tap: Road Trip is fun for a couple hours, but nothing you'll want to base your post-apocalyptic lives on.