I can't seem to get enough of zombie survival games, at least when they are well done. The Last Stand 2 was an excellent game for instance, as is Decision. The story sounds very similar, you are a survivor and need to clean your city from the zombie hordes. Decision is a top down shooter, giving you the option to control your character either with the mouse, or the keyboard.
If you select keyboard, you can move around with WASD, and aim and fire with the mouse. Extra keys let you switch weapons and stuff.
What makes this game interesting are the choices that you need to make, the different tasks that you can complete, the upgrade system, and the different zombies that you encounter in the action part.
The first levels are relatively easy, and should not pose a problem for players of all experience levels. After you complete the introductory map where you simply need to kill all the zombies on screen, you are taken to the tactical map where you can upgrade your weapons and equipment, and plan your next move.
Missions range from doing recon to protecting towers and removing all zombie threats from the area. Mission rewards bring in cash, which you can use in turn to buy more stuff or improve an area's defense system.
New areas are usually more difficulty than previous ones. This is indicated by a danger level on the map. While you get better rewards here, you also need to be prepared to enter the maps.
Money is scarce, and sometimes you need to make decisions what to buy next. While you could spend all of your cash on better weapons and perks, it will limit you at the same time in terms of missions that you can run, as you need to spend money on some missions to start them at all.
Decision is a fun game, that you can play for some time. It does a lot of things right, but becomes repetitive in the end nevertheless. While some of you may press on to finish the game, others may be discouraged by that and stop playing when they realize that there is not that much variety after all. In the end, it always comes down to mowing down zombies in an area, be it with the tower cannon, on foot, or while protecting a generator or fortress.Advertisement
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