Zombie Defense Agency [Game Saturday]

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 22, 2011
Updated • Nov 25, 2012

I love to play all sorts of tower defense games. From classic flash based versions to new interpretations like Orcs Must Die which I recently bought on Steam. Today's game is a flash based browser tower defense game. Zombies and other creatures pour into the level and try to reach the exit. It is the player's task to prevent this by building towers in the level that attack and block the entering enemies from reaching the exit as players lose a life whenever that happens.

The player has only a few towers to select from in the first levels of the game. This changes later when updates become available. Zombies enter in at least one but often multiple entrances and leave the map through one or multiple exits which are usually indicated with arrows. There is also some debris in the levels which act as natural borders that zombies cannot pass.

It pays off to look at the layout of the map before placing towers. It is often possible to block parts of the map with cheap towers to direct all zombies through a narrow opening for maximum effectiveness.

Towers range from cheap basic towers to lightning, fire, minigun and laser beam towers. Each tower has a distinctive attack pattern, range, firing speed and damage.


zombie defense agency

Towers can be upgraded if the necessary upgrade has been selected by the player. Available for selection are new towers, additional money or global tower upgrades. All towers benefit from the latter.

It is up to the player and play style to decide which upgrades to select. It is not possible to go back to select different upgrades at a later time though which makes it important to make the right selections.

Defeating zombies earns money which can be invested in new tower placements or tower upgrades. The game has a total of 15 different maps that unlock gradually and become increasingly difficulty to master. Enemies become stronger, map layouts more difficulty and wrong tower placement often result in a loss. Players loose one life if a zombie reaches the exit, if 20 zombies reach it is game over. Game over only means that the map was not won and needs to be restarted to progress to the next map.

The game becomes repetitive halfway through, which can be mainly attributed to the lack of "interesting" new zombies and the lack of a story. Another element that is missing is a fast forward button to speed up the gameplay.

Still, the game is fun to play especially for users who like the tower defense genre. You can play it over at Free Web Arcade. (via)


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  1. John said on October 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Wow thanks… I always like tower defense… especially free ones

  2. Brandt Hardin said on October 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    If you like (or loathe) zombies as much as I do, check out the Top 10 Zombie Movies of all time at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-10-zombie-movies-of-all-time-with.html and let us know which your favorites are!

  3. allinthefamily said on October 23, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Sounds fun. but what I am really interested in right now is seeing your Steam game list. Too forward?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 23, 2011 at 8:10 am

      I do not have that many games in Steam, maybe 50 or so.

  4. Morely Dotes said on October 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    “players loose a life”

    Really? Where does that loose life go, when it is loose? Las Vegas, perhaps?

    Or did you mean “lose?”

    – Sincerely,
    The Spelling Nazi

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      I always get this wrong, thanks.

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