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What's it about?
The plot in LEFT TO SURVIVE is a pretty standard one for a zombie game: You're among the last survivors of humanity and you'll have to lead a group of fighters to save yourself from hordes of the undead. To do so, you'll need to shoot them (either in the head or several times in the torso) using rifles, shotguns, or other weapons, including grenades. At the same time, you'll fortify your base, gathering resources to improve your arsenal while trying to recruit other survivors. Players can compete against each other in solo or two-against-two player vs. player (PvP) matches.
Is it any good?
This zombie game resembles the undead because it shuffles along without any creativity, becoming a mere shadow of scarier material. Left to Survive is mildly better than some games in this monster genre, but it suffers from an abundance of following gameplay features found in other games. The zombies, while certainly well animated, don't show many unique qualities, and the base building game is average. What salvages the game from being forgettable is its well-paced action and a solid PvP mode. It also wisely keeps mission times short, so players can squeeze in a battle or two between trying to get other things done.
The controls are intuitive and the game does offer some diversity with the characters you can interact with, but the deeper you go, the more critical it is to have advanced weaponry. Although you can earn that through in-game currency, it takes a while to gather that. It's a fairly blatant effort to steer players into cash transactions instead, and you're constantly being pitched deals on more powerful weapons for real money. While Left to Survive could have broken new ground in the zombie destruction category, its reliance on bland gameplay and constant requests for cash makes it hungrier for wallets than brains.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about making choices when in an impossible situation. How do you balance survival with the need to maintain your humanity?
Families can talk about violence in video games. Is the impact of the violence in Left to Survive affected by the fact that you're mainly fighting against undead creatures? Is it intensified when you happen to be fighting against other human players, even though you never see the person you're playing against?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: September 25, 2018
- Category: Action Games
- Topics: Adventures, Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
- Size: 925.00 MB
- Publisher: My.com
- Version: 1.1.0
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 10.0 or later; Requires Android 4.2 and up
- Last updated: October 24, 2018
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