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  • Summary: ZombiU thrusts players in the middle of London circa 2012, where an outbreak has infected the population, destroying their humanity and turning them into mindless monsters preying on the flesh of the few remaining survivors. This fear-fueled first-person shooter invites takes all the horror,ZombiU thrusts players in the middle of London circa 2012, where an outbreak has infected the population, destroying their humanity and turning them into mindless monsters preying on the flesh of the few remaining survivors. This fear-fueled first-person shooter invites takes all the horror, chaos and tension found in the best of the horror genre and adds original interactive elements, including a unique death mechanic that puts players in the body of a different survivor each time they die, allowing them to track and take down their old, infected characters, recover their equipment and see if they can stay alive just a little bit longer this time. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Sep 24, 2015
    80
    Zombi defies the Wii U gamepad's supposed limitations and reanimates into its own impressive beast.
  2. Aug 18, 2015
    80
    Zombi has transitioned to the PS4 rather well: the fear-inducing aspects of the second screen are re-created well enough to achieve similar scares, the loading times are greatly improved, and – three years later – it's still a unique survival title that never compromises its horror for action.
  3. Aug 21, 2015
    78
    Zombi is a game that might seem too ponderous and frustrating for many. But for those who appreciate a challenging atmosphere that tasks you with marshalling your fears and taking a studious approach to survival, it’s a definite must-try.
  4. Aug 18, 2015
    70
    One of the best survival horrors of recent years, that functions almost as well as the Wii U version. creating a mature-rated adventure that is as ruthlessly difficult as it is engrossing.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 10, 2015
    70
    Below-par visuals and production obscure, but don't fully diminish, vibrant design and fresh ideas. [Nov 2015, p.99]
  6. Aug 26, 2015
    70
    Zombi is still a sweet game, which surely gives you a hell of a scary time. This version misses a few features like the multplayer mode and Ubisoft didn't really brush it up graphically. Still Zombi is a game worth playing.
  7. Aug 18, 2015
    50
    Zombi is hardly a deluxe version of ZombiU, with numerous bugs and few graphical improvements. It's still a good survival game, but feels outdated and misses the Wii U Game Pad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 33
  2. Negative: 7 out of 33
  1. Aug 19, 2015
    10
    I was interested in ZombiU since its orginal launch but never had the opportunity to play it. Glad I'm finally able to enjoy it on new gen !I was interested in ZombiU since its orginal launch but never had the opportunity to play it. Glad I'm finally able to enjoy it on new gen ! Great survival game, kinda scary ! :p Expand
  2. Jan 23, 2017
    9
    It's nice to see that more people are going to get a chance to check out this former Wii U exclusive (called ZombiU). It's a real treat forIt's nice to see that more people are going to get a chance to check out this former Wii U exclusive (called ZombiU). It's a real treat for hardcore zombie fans. While the title's often frustrating issues are still present, it's good ideas still shine through to make for an excellent experience for zombie fanatics. Mix in some new additions and you've got a port that manages to narrowly outshine it's Wii U counterpart.

    One of the key selling points of ZombiU when it first released was how it took advantage of the Wii U's two screen experience. The game was basically built around it and that's part of what helped set it apart from other zombie games. It was an integral part of the experience. At least that's what I thought before. In Zombi all the action takes place on one screen. Seeing all of ZombiU's functions move so flawlessly and naturally over like this makes me wonder what all the fuss in regards to ZombiU's two-screen system was all about. The only thing missing from Zombi due to the switch to one-screen is the local multiplayer option, which wasn't all that exciting anyway.

    Well, enough about the differences from the Wii U version for now. Onto what makes Zombi so great in the first place. It's nice to see a zombie game that takes it's undead hordes seriously. So many zombie games make it easy to blow your way through big groups. In Zombi however, even one-on-one encounters with the undead can be dangerous if you aren't careful. Zombies can take some damage before going down and if you die that's it. Another one of Zombi's great features is the permadeath mechanic, which in a sense makes the game part roguelike. While you don't lose any progress in the story, when your character dies they take your gear with them. When you respawn with a new character it's up to you to decide to hunt down your old gear or not from your now zombified previous character.

    This is admittedly where some frustration can sneak in. Suppose you die again before you can hunt down your old character. If that happens then all the gear they were carrying is just gone. Something that can screw you out of good items. That's part of Zombi's risk and reward system. It's up to you to choose what gear to carry and what to store at your safe house. Also, the longer you stay alive in the game the more your skills will level up, giving you a stronger survivor. Losing a character you've put some time into and ending up with someone weaker is something else that stings a bit.

    This is what I love about Zombi. Yes, all of this can lead to a lot of frustration, but it's a genuinely challenging game that rewards smart thinking. Carefully managing threats and planning ahead of time are often things you must do. As a result, it's probably one of the most realistic zombie games I've ever played. Something that does admittedly contribute to what is likely Zombi's biggest issue. While the game gives you all the tools you need to succeed, sometimes death can still feel like it wasn't your fault. This is due to the combat system, which was the biggest complaint reviewers had with ZombiU when it first released.

    The game's emphasis is on melee combat. Simply put, bashing these zombies to death is often a lengthier experience than it often should be. They often take multiple hits to go down. Something that can make taking on more than one at once a trying experience and groups more than two often a death sentence. With ammo being so limited, the gunplay being a touch clunky (you are a civilian after all), and the sound usually just drawing more attention, melee is often your only option. This normally isn't a problem given that you are allowed to take things slow and play smart for most of the game, allowing you to avoid these vexing encounters if you keep on your toes. So when the game throws sections at you where you are forced into scenarios where you're surrounded by the undead, all of whom are alerted to your presence and in pursuit, death can feel cheap.

    However Zombi does something to alleviate some of this in a way that ZombiU did not: It gives you more melee weapons. In ZombiU you were left with only the cricket bat. In Zombi you can find two other, more powerful alternatives. While you'll still be giving deadheads more than a few swings to bring them down, it won't take as long as with just the cricket bat. This is really the new addition that makes me feel like Zombi is actually a bit better than ZombiU. Two new melee weapons might not sound like much, but I found them to be almost game changing. Zombi's other new additions are minor (like skins for the cricket bat), but are still nice.

    Putting the survival in survival-horror, Zombi has a lot of great ideas. If you're willing to put up with it's issues and outright irritations, Zombi can be a rewarding and satisfying experience like few other zombie games on the market. With things like it's dark environments it even goes along way towards making zombies scary again.
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  3. Aug 18, 2015
    8
    Here and youtube have so much nintendo fanboys angry. WTF?
    The game have good points at WiiU or Ps4/XOne. At wiiU do you hame all the gamepad
    Here and youtube have so much nintendo fanboys angry. WTF?
    The game have good points at WiiU or Ps4/XOne. At wiiU do you hame all the gamepad features.
    At Ps4/XOne you have better graphics, resolution, frame rate...
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  4. Oct 26, 2016
    6
    Un diseño artístico muy bueno....es prácticamente lo único bueno que tiene. El guión carece de interés, el inventario aunque mínimo (porqueUn diseño artístico muy bueno....es prácticamente lo único bueno que tiene. El guión carece de interés, el inventario aunque mínimo (porque apenas hay recursos) es lioso acceder cuando quieres a los objetos, el sistema de apuntado de armas es horroroso y gráficamente es muy justito. Y el mapeado laberíntico no ayuda a meterte en la ambientación, si querían que explorásemos que hubieran dado más motivos aparte de el de perderte. Expand
  5. Oct 2, 2015
    6
    Um jogo que te prende do começo ao fim, os graficos são bonitos, atmosfera de terror ótima, level design de qualidade, história peca realmenteUm jogo que te prende do começo ao fim, os graficos são bonitos, atmosfera de terror ótima, level design de qualidade, história peca realmente mas de resto o jogo é incrível, realmente vale a pena ainda mais pelo preço. Expand
  6. Jun 27, 2018
    5
    Not so much a game play fail as The Walking Dead Survival Instincts, but it did come in a close second. I liked the survival concepts in bothNot so much a game play fail as The Walking Dead Survival Instincts, but it did come in a close second. I liked the survival concepts in both games, but both had the same problem with poor game play execution. I just got a dated low budget feeling with a slice of Survival Instincts nostalgia playing Zombi. Both games could be beat individually in just about five hours each. So yeah not much bang for the bucks. I suppose it was more fun than fail, but only just about. Expand
  7. Feb 15, 2016
    1
    i have purchased this online and when i try to get the second book for the doc i have a barricade in the way of the gate i need to go thrui have purchased this online and when i try to get the second book for the doc i have a barricade in the way of the gate i need to go thru does anyone know why or is there a fault in the game Expand

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