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Zombie Apocalypse is a dual-stick shooter where the player must survive waves of zombies across 55 stages/days. Points are awarded for saving stranded civilians, killing zombies with environmental hazards, or simply mowing down the hordes with ten weapons including machine guns, flamethrowers, shotguns, and chainsaws. Up to four players can tackle the zombies together, online or off.

Players choose one of four diverse characters with unique quips and identical stats. The endlessly-spawning hordes are generally slow and mindless, though new forms do appear as the game goes on, including large zombies more resistant to bullets and zombies that carry (and shoot) guns. As zombies get close, they grab on to the player. One or two may be shaken away, but any more will knock the player down and kill them.

Collected weapons have limited ammo, while the default machine gun never runs out of bullets. Likewise, each character carries a chainsaw that can carve through closing zombies, or be used in a slower "execution mode" for bonus points.

Zombies can be grouped together or lured away using a talking pink teddy bear as "zombie bait." Survivors occasionally crawl out from spawn points around the map and wave for a helicopter. Keep the zombies away long enough for a rescue, and the survivor will reward the player with a point bonus and a fresh zombie bait bear.

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Zombie Apocalypse Xbox 360 At the airport.
Zombie Apocalypse Xbox 360 Distract zombies with thrown "zombie bait"
Zombie Apocalypse Xbox 360 Characters have a chainsaw. Use "execution mode" for more points.
Zombie Apocalypse Xbox 360 Rescued a civilian.

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GamePro (US) PlayStation 3 Sep 29, 2009 4 out of 5 80
PSFocus PlayStation 3 Oct 07, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Console Monster Xbox 360 Oct 27, 2009 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Sep 28, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Playstation Universe PlayStation 3 Oct 04, 2009 7 out of 10 70
IGN PlayStation 3 Sep 24, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamer.nl PlayStation 3 Nov 17, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Digital Chumps PlayStation 3 Sep 26, 2009 5.2 out of 10 52
Game Revolution PlayStation 3 Oct 20, 2009 C- 42
Giant Bomb PlayStation 3 Sep 30, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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