Zombie Crisis 3D 2: Hunter
If you love zombies, there's an App for that, though it feels more like 300. Zombie themed games invaded the App Store like a plague, and while a handful stand out, most deserve a quick burial. Case in point, Zombie Crisis 3D 2: Hunter. What began as a solid twin stick shooter quickly devolved into a cheap mess, full of quick deaths and the growing desire to smash our iPhones.
Forget about the story, because it's the same run of the mill narrative you've seen in Resident Evil (zombie virus, stop the undead), except it contains a handful of grammatical errors. Sorry, but we expect proper English, even for $0.99.
That said, the game is almost mildly entertaining. Unlike its on-rails predecessor, Zombie Crisis 3D, Hunter is a third person adventure, where you guide the heavily armed hero through a series of "zombie rooms" completing a typical list of objectives that usually involve killing a certain number of monsters without dying.
Thankfully, there's auto aim, so you only need to know one thing: where they are. Even better, the guy comes with a handful of effective weapons, including a shotgun, rocket launcher and machine gun.
For a brief moment, as you turn zombies into piles of red goop, Zombie Crisis 2 seems cool, at least until you die several times on the same level, either because the creatures came out of nowhere, landed seemingly impossible strikes from afar and/or crowded the screen. The developers let you leap to avoid attack, but it's fairly useless when the monsters appear from multiple directions. More often than not, you'll jump into harm's way.
On top of that, boss fights are ridiculously cheap. You can't expect to outlast a snail creature vomiting toxic green slime onto the ground while its buddies flood from all angles to get in their shots.
Meanwhile, the game doesn't work on iPad 2, and may not function properly on the original iPad, so proceed with caution.
The biggest offense, though, comes in the form of unlimited ammo, which the developers offer for $1.99. This, after giving them a buck to download a game that'll eventually jump to $2.99. Sorry, no thanks.
All of this makes Zombie Crisis 2 3D: Hunter a huge waste of time. Skip it and download something better, like Zombieville USA.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
What's Hot: A few moments of fun, no one will force you to play it.
What's Not: Cheap enemies, unfair boss fights, doesn't work on iPad 2, developers charge for infinite ammo, grammatical errors in story.