What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Age of Zombies Anniversary is a time-traveling zombie shoot 'em up that features constant violence and some questionable language. Players shoot an array of weapons at waves of zombies, mummies, and more, with cartoon blood appearing on screen when they're killed. The game also features an in-app purchase opportunity to unlock all of the game's levels. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.
Is it any good?
Barry Steakfries is one of those heroes you feel you should be rooting for, but you don't always succeed. He tries hard to come up with one-liners in this time-traveling shooter, but they're really not that funny, and the game ultimately feels somewhat paint by numbers: Get the weapon drop, kills lots of monsters, run to get breathing room, repeat. This edition is a nice visual improvement on its earlier version, and the game has a vocal fan base, but it's clear to newcomers that developer Halfbrick was just figuring out to do with the character in this early appearance. (Thankfully, they made him mute and more likable in later games.)