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Quarantine Playlist – Zombie Army 4: Dead War

by on June 19, 2020
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Release Date

February 4th, 2020

Developer

Rebellion

 

Staying home during the Covid-19 pandemic has ultimately increased the amount of time we spend gaming.  I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to work and stay home during this pandemic, and it has allowed me to play some more games than I typically do.  I wanted to take some time this summer to talk about some games that I have played these past few months while I’ve been home.  First on my list is Zombie Army 4: Dead War.

Right off the bat, Zombie Army 4 made me do something I didn’t think it would.  It made me miss the time when arcades were prevalent and abundant in my neighborhood.  Imagine going to an arcade with your best buds and playing a fast-paced and hilarious 4 player co-op game.  The gore and action are turned up and you earn points for killing hordes and hordes of zombies in creative ways.  Luckily, 4 player online co-op is available so you can safely play with your friends at home.  What I’m trying to say is Zombie Army 4 brings you action, laughs, and nostalgic feelings for all those great times playing at an arcade.

If you are not aware, Zombie Army 4 is a continuation of the bonkers “what-if” storyline set in World War 2.  What if Hitler accessed the supernatural in his quest to take over the world?  What would happen if you had swarms of Nazi zombies to tackle to save Europe and, essentially, the entire world?  Zombie Army 4 puts you right in the thick of things as you kill hordes of zombies using your wits, environmental kills zones, and tons of bullets.

There are plenty of things to motivate you to keep playing the relatively short campaign.  For starters, each kill earns you points that convert into XP.  Using this XP, you can upgrade your character to do things faster or help build your defense.  The gun upgrades are a little more exciting though.  You’ll find typical upgrades like increasing reload times.  But the real fun happens when you add electricity and other types of upgrades to your guns.  You can also shoot objects in the environment that you activate and kills zombies.  All of these things add an immense amount of entertainment to the game.

The game looks incredibly dark but in a good way.  This isn’t some light and fluffy story, so expect a lot of dark colors, shadows, and tons of gore.  Seriously, the x-ray kill cam on some of these zombies is a sight to behold.  There are lots of nice little details in the environments and great details of the different types of zombies.  The team at Rebellion made a cool looking game.

At this point, the only downside is the lack of players.  As with any game that came out months ago, you will see dwindling numbers of online players.  Which is a shame because this game is a ton of fun with other people.  It can be entertaining in single-player mode, but having a full team of experienced and upgraded players adds a ton to the enjoyment.  My only other negative is the short campaign.  I get that some will appreciate a short campaign, but I was hoping for a little longer experience in the core game.

With that being said, it is a good idea to pick up the season pass if you can afford it.  Currently, 2 expansions are live called Terror Lab and Blood Count.  With these expansions come additional weapons and characters.  Plus, more content is on the way this summer!

I have been really enjoying Zombie Army 4, and I highly recommend you give it a shot.  If you have played any of the previous games, or if you are looking for a short, multiplayer shooter, then you are in for a treat.  It is a blast to play with friends, and if you are a fan of zombie games, you owe it to yourself to play it.

Zombie Army 4: Dead Army is available for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.

We would love to hear what you have been playing during quarantine!

Positives

Gorey Action
Likable characters
Gun Upgrades
Character Upgrades

Negatives

Short campaign
Not a lot of current players

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I have been really enjoying Zombie Army 4, and I highly recommend you give it a shot.  If you have played any of the previous games, or if you are looking for a short, multiplayer shooter, then you are in for a treat.  It is a blast to play with friends, and if you are a fan of zombie games, you owe it to yourself to play it.

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