- Publisher: Aksys Games
- Release Date: Nov 17, 2017
- Also On: PC
- Summary: Set in the Onechanbara universe and taking place at the prestigious Kirisaku High School (known for its balanced curriculum of sports and academics), this is a story of survival: five students cut off from the outside world and surrounded by a seemingly endless flood of zombie hordes.
- Developer: Tamsoft
- Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Third-Person, Arcade
- # of players: Up to 5
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Positive: 2 out of 11
Mixed: 5 out of 11
Negative: 4 out of 11
Nov 27, 2017School Girl/Zombie Hunter does almost everything right. I could pretend to be annoyed that the story never gets around to explaining who the villain was or what he was doing, but the writing does such a good job of making the heroines’ emotional journeys resonate that the fact that their story doesn’t make sense is a minor quibble at best. It’s a game about teenagers with assault rifles shooting technicolor zombies – how much sense does it need to make? The missions are well designed, the dialogue is witty, and the combat mechanics are solid. The low-budget look and grindhouse premise make me feel like I should be apologizing for loving this game, but I’m not — this is one of the most delightful things I’ve played all year.
Nov 16, 2017I know which game I’d rather play. School Girl / Zombie Hunter is not the longest game, which makes it ideal for quick bursts of fun. It has a brilliant little gameplay loop that certainly has its bugs and low-budget irritations, but never stops being utterly entertaining. Throw in the most perfect take on trashy B-grade horror that I’ve ever seen in a game, and there are not many other games released this year that I’ve had more fun with than this one.
Nov 20, 2017Despite it’s many, many flaws, School Girl/Zombie Hunter was a solid, camp-drenched romp, and it left me craving more.
Nov 21, 2017To put it bluntly, School Girl/Zombie Hunter is exploitative and perverted schlock. It's also a pleasant surprise. Despite its miniscule budget and plethora of issues, this game successfully manages to have solid shoot 'em up action, as well as an inkling of clever level and encounter design. Deciding on the right arsenal for the next stage actually matters, and the moment to moment decisions can seriously impact one's chances of success. Of course, the subject matter won't appeal to everybody, though it's hardly surprising. This is a Tamsoft title, after all, and they know their audience.
Nov 29, 2017School Girl/Zombie Hunter is one of Tamsoft’s most mediocre games that will only hold your attention for a little while.
Nov 20, 2017School Girl/Zombie Hunter had the potential to be a B-movie style good time that unfortunately is so bad that it’s bad. There are tiny bits of fun to be found among the numerous flaws, but the bad vastly outnumbers the good. Die hard fans of this type of thing could maybe give this a look if there’s a heavily discounted sale, but even then the bad gameplay will overshadow any camp value to be found. Onechanbara Z2 is actually a better alternative to this title, if that tells you anything, since it provides the same level of fan service but with better visuals, music and combat. School Girl/Zombie Hunter is basically Lollipop Chainsaw without the fun or any of latter’s redeeming qualities.
Nov 17, 2017Its repetitive gameplay, embarrassing visuals, and annoying technical issues make for one easily forgettable gore fest.
Positive: 1 out of 5
Mixed: 1 out of 5
Negative: 3 out of 5
Feb 24, 2018It is exactly what you think it is. Half naked girls, killing zombies. The story is weak, the controls are a bit clunky. What this game hasIt is exactly what you think it is. Half naked girls, killing zombies. The story is weak, the controls are a bit clunky. What this game has going for it is, it is silly, fun. can't we just unwind with some stupid fun.
That is why I score it so highly. It met my expectations. They can't all be Final Fantasy… Expand
Jan 1, 2018It's simple fun that's rather enjoyable in small bursts, and thankfully uncensored (at least I assume, they got away with quite a bit ifIt's simple fun that's rather enjoyable in small bursts, and thankfully uncensored (at least I assume, they got away with quite a bit if they're selling physical copies in Gamestop in the US where I got mine), so that's nice, but what really prevents this from being truly fun is the awkward controls, bland maps, and worst of all, the framerate which loves to tank whenever there are a couple zombies on screen, feels like there's not much excuse when the game looks more like a rather amateur 360 game, but lags on a PS4 pro of all things. I'd give this a 5, only really recommending it if you find it for sale and not the price of 40 dollars which I ended up paying. It's a simple 3rd person zombie game which might get your attention for a few minutes, but don't expect resident evil or left 4 dead quality.… Expand
Apr 24, 2019I started playing this game yesterday, and beat it today, that includes unlocking all clothes.
I picked this up primarily for theI started playing this game yesterday, and beat it today, that includes unlocking all clothes.
I picked this up primarily for the fanservice, and the fanservice is disappointing. There's 5 girls, all with the same character model (different breast sizes an heads). Flat rear ends on all of them and basically the same set of underwear for each: They only vary by color and pattern (slightly). Sorry, no bikini cuts or thongs here, just regular old panties.
And there's only five sets of clothes (each with color variations). Your standard school girl outfit, a slightly different school girl outfit, a nurse outfit, Japanese school girl swimsuit (the kind that's not sexy at all), and bloomers. There's no girl-specific outfits. The outfits look okay, but aren't modeled well and don't flow very well. They do tear after you've taken some damage, and you can choose to throw your outfit off at any time to distract zombies. Panties take no damage.
There are shower scenes, well let me clarify: one identical shower scene that you can take each girl through. It's not a very good one.
You unlock outfits and color variations by finding them on the ground or shooting zombie birds in levels. It's not very interesting or engaging.
The game is short, with 5 main chapters, with a few levels in each. For each, you're ether protecting your base (communicator), going to a destination, or killing zombies.
The story might be interesting to a 10 year old. It's quite basic and juvenile, which is strange considering the mature age rating. The 5 girls aren't very interesting. I just finished the game and can only remember that there was a weird one and a stuck up one.
The combat isn't very good or fun. Difficulty in the game is based solely on how many zombies they can throw (literally) at you at a time or how much of a bullet sponge certain bosses are.
You fight only within the school and it's not very interesting. The game sets up glowing blue walls to block you from going down certain hallways and stairways just to prolong the missions.
The Onechanbara game that came out on PS4 is much better than this. SGZH gives you less than half of the content that it had, and it was more fun.… Expand
Nov 19, 2017This game is a piece of trash. There is no other way to put it. Its flaws are apparent and has little upside to it. Honestly this is to beThis game is a piece of trash. There is no other way to put it. Its flaws are apparent and has little upside to it. Honestly this is to be expected though. In a game titled "School Girl Zombie Hunter," no one truly expects to be playing the next Witcher or Last of Us.
when it comes to how the game plays, SG/ZH is frustrating. The aim is slow, as well as inconsistent with its hit box and damage distribution. Movement is fast, allowing for a fun run and gun, but the memo must have gotten lost on the "gun" part. While every character moves like Usain Bolt, they stand still or slowly walk in order to fire their weapons, meaning flow of combat is inconsistent and sporadic to the point of frustration. The game presents itself in mission format, where before starting up a mission from the mission menu, you choose the loadout and outfit for the characters you are going to play with. Each gun has its own special abilities that stack on their base stats the amount of weaponry is actually fairly expansive. The issue here is that other than 2 abilities, the rest of the equipment you find will more than likely not be used. Bosses are all pretty much the same minus one specific boss fight, so for the most part you only need one loadout throughout the game.
The story is garbage. While the game takes inspiration from series like High School of the Dead and School Live, the biggest mistake here is that the story revolves around external threats. There is a reason the zombies are around, and there is someone doing all this, so the girls must find and stop him. The mistake is that the story gets weirder and weirder as the game goes on, and with no real internal conflict that is built up, the characters are more or less stumbling through the events. Sure there is character development, but there is no build up or even moments where the insecurities or issues the girls have are confronted or cause problems. It is a case of a moment where each character basically goes "oh, I don't do that anymore." It is a weak narrative and really messes up the ending of an already pathetic game.
With all its flaw though, the game does have moments where it can be fun. once you get the hang of how the game works, it makes exploration and run and gun much easier and simpler to perform allowing for more moments of badassery.… Expand
Jun 26, 2020So, let's be clear. I liked the Onechanbara games. Ok, often, graphics are bad, controls are simples, stories are stupid and the games areSo, let's be clear. I liked the Onechanbara games. Ok, often, graphics are bad, controls are simples, stories are stupid and the games are shorts. But it's often fun to play once in a while. Like, you can relaunch the game, play for one or two levels, have fun, and that's it. SGZH wants to be a game sets in the same world. And they changed the swords and other blades for guns. Bad choice. The gameplay is horrible, the level design lazy and we often go to the same levels again and again. Levels are very short (some can be beaten in only 2 or 3 minutes), and the game becomes boring pretty fast. Ok, it's fun when you can throw your clothes to attract zombies, but it's fun the first time because it's stupid. Then it's boring too. Otherwise yeah, bad graphics, bad controls, lazy story, repetitive, boring. Waste of time.… Expand