Welcome to Tap that App, I�m Jason Parker and this is the show where we
cover the hottest apps in the mobile space.
With Halloween just around the corner, this week we�re showing off our
favorite Zombie games for the iPhone. Since just about everyone already
knows about the popular Plants vs. Zombies, we're going to look at
three other undead gaming hits.
To get started, dual-stick shooter Alive4Ever has been around for a
long time and is great on its own, but its sequel, Alive4Ever Returns,
takes undead shoot-'em-up action to a whole new level.
Start by picking from four different characters, each with different
stats, and then set up your weapon load-out. Once you're dropped into
the action, fight your way through rescue quests, boss fights, and an
endless shambling horde of Zombies and other nasty critters. As you
play, you'll unlock new weapons, skills, and attribute points to make
each of your characters stronger.
Once you've mastered blowing away zombies alone, you can work together
in local coop multiplayer with 3 other players for team survival
Both Alive4Ever and Alive4Ever Returns are each $2.99 at the iTunes App
Store and we think both are worth every penny.
If dual-stick shooters aren't your cup of tea, check out Zombie
Highway. This unique and deadly driving game challenges you to drive as
far as you can down a long lonesome highway while ferocious zombies try
their best to make you crash.
To drive for the longest distance, you'll need to tilt your iPhone to
steer around wrecked cars, sideswiping them to knock the zombies to the
asphalt. As stronger zombies appear, touch the red arrows onscreen to
control your unseen gun-wielding passenger--another source of damage
against the relentless zombie horde.
Once you pass certain milestones in the game--like driving a specific
distance, for example--you'll unlock weapons for your back-seat
passenger that you can set up before each run.
With your passenger properly equipped and a little luck, you'll stay
alive on the Zombie Highway for�well, at least for a little while.
Zombie Highway is a one-of-a-kind driving game in the App Store and
goes for just 99 cents.
While our first two zombie game picks will help prepare you for the
coming undead apocalypse, the last game might be required playing for
lasting in a zombie infested world.
Call of Duty World at War Zombies gives you a graphically intense First
person shooter perspective as you try to defend against an onslaught of
slowly approaching undead.
As you blow away zombies you'll earn money you can use to buy more
powerful weapons you'll find in various locations around each map.
You'll also be able to lift barricades to open up other areas of the
map granting access to more weapons and more areas to defend.
Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies has been out for awhile, but recent
updates have added challenging new maps, more weapons, and more undead
If the solo game isn't enough action for you, you can also play
multiplayer survival games locally or online. In online play, after a
quick signup an effective match making system puts you together with
other players so you can cooperate to fight the horde as a team.
Call of Duty World at War Zombies plays like a console or desktop game,
but will only run you $4.99 at the iTunes App Store.
To sum it up, let's face it: We all know the zombie apocalypse is
coming, it's just a matter of time. To stay prepared, tap any of these
zombie killing apps, especially with Halloween fast approaching.
That�s it for this week's show, if you have any suggestions, send them
to Tap That App at cnet.com. I'm Jason Parker and we�ll see you next