Infect Them All 2 : Zombies ($0.99) by Magic Cube is the sequel to the original game from 2010. If you love zombies and watching the rest of the human race succumb to the mindless carnage, then this game from Magic Cube is perfect for you.
Many of you may have played the first Infect Them All game. So what makes this sequel worth getting? Pretty much everything! The graphics in this game look great on your Retina iDevice, and the soundtrack is great as well, getting you in the mood for a flesh-eating bloodbath and watching the humans fall.
There are several game modes that can be found in Infect Them All 2: Zombies: Main Mission with 100 stages, Tower Mission with infinite stages, Survival, and Blitz (infect as many people as you can in a limited amount of time). There’s even a unique daily mission that you can complete each day, and more that you will have to find out how to unlock. With all of these different game modes, you can definitely expect to find plenty of content to go through in the game, with over 100 hours of gameplay, according to the app description.
So how do you play? At the start of each level, you can choose your zombie. Each one has specialties, though you will only have one to start with, and the others will unlock as you play or pay. You will then find yourself as a single zombie in a stage that is full of humans. Your job is to then begin biting these people and infecting them all, until no human or animal remains. Control your zombie by using the joystick in the bottom left for maneuvering, and the buttons in the bottom right to attack. There is also the option for tilt controls.
Like any other game, you will start out weak, so you will need to go for the weak humans first (basically the blonde girl). As you begin to build up your army of zombies, you will then be able to infect stronger humans, like the big, husky man. The further you get in missions, the more tougher humans you will encounter. Some humans will fight back when they are angry (as indicated by little white puffs), and there are some fast dogs too. Other people, like cops and sluggers, will also attack you when you are near, so the best way to beat them is to swarm them.
But just because you’re an undead creature doesn’t mean that you can’t die. You have a health bar at the top left, and it will deplete over time as you take damage. You can regain health by cannibalizing on humans rather than infecting them. And if you are in a tough spot, you can also use your special attack to damage enemies.
Each stage ends once all humans are infected. You can earn bonus points by racking up combos (multiple infections in quick succession) and taking minimal damage, so strategize your infection plan! In addition to just infecting humans, you will encounter 11 different types of bosses, who have their own distinctive moves.
You will also earn money after each successful mission. This money can be used to purchase upgrades for your starting zombies and the minions. It’s important to unlock advanced zombies, since each one will have their own skills and upgrades, and they will definitely make the game easier as you progress.
To top it off, there is Game Center support for five global leaderboards and 21 achievements to obtain. With all of these, combined with the plenty of content to discover in the game, replay value is definitely high.
While I’m enjoying the game so far, I do feel that the controls are a bit hard to use. Sometimes it feels like I have my fingers in the right spot, but my zombie is not moving. It’s just not as responsive as I’d like them to be, so I hope that the developer optimizes the controls a bit in the future. Having difficulty levels would be great to have as well, as some people may feel that the game itself is a bit too easy with only one setting.
Still, this is a fun way to kill a few minutes (or hours), so give it a try if you’re looking for an addictive and challenging new game. It’s available in the App Store as a universal app for $0.99.