Zombie Gunship

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Unique, slower-paced zombie shooter played from the air.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Aiming isn't instantaneous, giving the game a touch of realism, but this means it takes longer than expected to kill the undead. Also, the map is sufficiently large that keeping an eye on the entire area can be difficult. 

Violence

For a zombie game, there's actually less violence than you'd expect. You shoot zombies into pieces, but it's done from a high altitude and uses a night vision lens filter, so there's no gore. 

Sex
Language
Consumerism

The game pushes in-app purchases to upgrade your weapons, though players can earn the necessary points to do so simply by playing the game. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Zombie Gunship is a zombie shooting game for iOS devices, but it presents the fight from a unique perspective. Rather than having the undead hunt down the player and using blood and gore as a crutch, the game puts players in a C-130 attack aircraft and tasks them to defend a base from the sky. This limits the levels of violence and adds a tower defense model to the game. There is a mild push for in-app purchases to be aware of. And users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 10 year old Written byTHEBESTREVIEWS August 24, 2018

OK BUT WOULD NOT RECOMMEND FOR ADULTS

Zombie Gunship isn't to violent but is quite boring [for me] so adults might find it boring.
Kid, 9 years old July 20, 2012

ZOMBIE GUNSHIP

This app is fine, but it needs to be more challenging.
Teen, 15 years old Written bySalsander October 13, 2013

Fun Game With Minimal Violence

Zombie Gunship takes you under the helm of an AC-130 gunship to mow down zombies. Because you are shooting these zombies from a high distance and the viewing sc... Continue reading

Is it any good?

Zombie games are a bit played out in the App Store. Generally, if you've seen one, you've seen them all -- shoot the shuffling (or sometimes speedy) undead as they try to devour your cranium. ZOMBIE GUNSHIP turns the genre on its ear, though, taking you off the ground and reinvigorating things in the process. Using a grainy infrared camera, you'll shoot the zombies from an attack airplane, while trying to save civilians running for cover. The game's pacing is also slower than most zombie games as well, which works to its benefit.

Using a word like "realism" with a zombie game seems wrong, but the game does feel more like a simulation than a gory fantasy game -- ditching background music and colorful graphics for a stark feel that works wonderfully with the formula. The result? One of the smartest zombie games to come out on any platform. 

App details

For kids who love the undead and action

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