Zombies have always held a special place in the heart of the masses. Not just through fear, though obviously there's a twinge of terror lurking in your mind at the thought of what might actually happen if zombies existed. There's also some type of perverse endearment that has arisen for the flesh craving walking dead. With this in mind Choice of Games writers' Richard Jackson and Heather Albano have decided to tackle a zombiepocalypse in their new zombie RPG narrative, Choice of Zombies. Like its predecessors (So many choices) Zombies is given to you as a choose your own adventure text with more twists and turns than you can imagine. Grab your zombie survival guide and click on in. (Also available for iOS and Android!)
Mirroring previous Choice games, Zombies plays out with a basic explanation of events before you're thrust into adventure. Through the story you are given the option to choose one of several options on how to respond to a person or react to a situation. At the start you'll be asked to pick your gender, give a name (you can choose whatever you want!), pick a career from a provided list, pick a hobby from a list, and pick one weakness from a provided list. While you start off with a base of 50 for every stat, once you've chosen from all these things your stats will change accordingly. Your stats are also changed by the choices you make through the story. There are eight different stats and also a zombie kill count on your statistics screen. At any time during the narrative you can access your stats screen to see what they are. You also have the option to restart the story at any time, however doing this means you start with a clean slate and all new stats.
Clearly, if you're not a fan of any type of reading (whether it's books or a review for a game) you'll more than likely pass by this zombiepalooza without so much as a blink of the eye. However, for those with an ounce of imagination, some free time, and that pique of interest for something different, you have come to the right place and you will be rewarded! The writing is not only engaging but it displays how much thought and time the authors spent making this a great tale. Your response choices range from timid victim striving to merely survive to running headfirst into danger, armed to the teeth and cackling diabolically the whole way. It's worth taking the extra time to play through the entire story then restart and try different choices. There are multiple endings, different people you can save, and more chances to beat previous zombie kill scores. With so many layers of play to enjoy this game earns its worth with the replay value and enthralling plot lines that keep twisting and turning. Choice of Zombies is a great way to get your zombie fix and give your paranoid brain even more escape route ideas for when the zombiepocalypse does strike. Maybe taking a chance on this narrative will be what ultimately saves your life!