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  • Summary: What better way to survive a full blown apocalypse than to PRACTICE? I'm not talking about some video game where you poke buttons to shoot digital bullets at virtual zombies, no, there are enough of those, and I guarantee you the real thing won't be impressed by your XBOX 360 skills. No thisWhat better way to survive a full blown apocalypse than to PRACTICE? I'm not talking about some video game where you poke buttons to shoot digital bullets at virtual zombies, no, there are enough of those, and I guarantee you the real thing won't be impressed by your XBOX 360 skills. No this is a simulator that puts you the player in tough, real-world situations and says "what would YOU do?".Beautifully illustrated by renowned DC comics artist Matt Haley, ZDAY is a 21st century text-based adventure game that starts you in a crowded suburb at ground zero of a full blown infection, and says "what would you do?". Faced with one scenario after another, the player has to make choices that will either lead him to escape the zombie-filled suburbs or perish like so many others. The sophisticated game engine keeps track of every decision that you make, and keeps a running tab on your survival probability based on the choices you make. The game is designed to make sure that it is never exactly the same twice, so depending on what the player does, the end will mean that they have either survived and managed to choose an escape plan, or they have fallen victim to the zombie hordes, roving looters, or have even been betrayed by their own survival party!Post-game analysis and results given after the player has completed the challenge provides very useful insight to what he may have done right and wrong. If the player wants to try again he can, and since the game engine reshuffles many of the exact events, ZDAY Survival Simulator is never exactly the same twice.When you're finished, share your experience with your friends via Facebook or Open Feint. Collapse
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  1. Jan 17, 2012
    80
    It's funny to me that a genre like text adventure could be resurrected and brought to a full color tablet device like the iPad or iPhone. Adding the high-res graphics and fantastic music/sound add a lot to the game, and make it much easier to feel the theme like a weight around your neck than back in the day when it was all just text. ZDay Survival Simulator may not hold your attention for more than a few sittings, but what's there is fantastic and deserves to be seen.
  2. Jan 16, 2012
    80
    For those of a certain age who loved adventure game books, it's the perfect app to play and one that players will find themselves returning to. Not least because they'll have to be pretty skilled to 'win'!
  3. Jan 13, 2012
    70
    Zday's a cool game worth checking out, and at $1.99, you have little to lose. Moving forward, though, we'd like to see free updates that flesh out the story. Much like a zombie, this title could use more meat on its bones.