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OMG Zombies!
Developed by: Laughing Jackal LTD.
Published by: Ghostlight
Release date: March 26, 2019
Available on: PS3, PSP, Vita, Switch, Windows
Genre: Action
Number of players: Single-player
ESRB Rating: Teen for violence, blood, and gore
Price: $4.99

Thank you Ghostlight for sending us this game to review!

OMG Zombies! was originally released as OMG-Z in 2011 for the PSP and PS3 systems. It later arrived on the Vita and Steam in 2014. The latest Switch release offers more levels and new zombie variants. For controls, you can use the touch screen or Joy-Cons.

The story in OMG Zombies! isn’t the greatest, but it’s serviceable. Basically, some mad scientists created a plant pollen that causes creatures to become zombies and explode upon contact and further spreading the disease. Initially humans were not impacted until the same scientists decided to experiment on a young gangster which went horribly wrong.

Highlights:

Strong Points: Simple and fun concept
Weak Points: Not much of a story
Moral Warnings: Lots of blood and gore; blaspheming

As a result, there are several zombie variants roaming around the city of Redfield. Civilian zombies split in two and explode affecting a small radius. Fat zombies have a wider area of effect. Police zombies fire a shot in the direction when are facing when dying and soldier zombies fire three shots in random directions. Acid zombies leave behind a pool of acid upon their demise and trigger any zombies who step in it for a short while. The new zombies include runners, electrified ones, and some that spew up a blood ball in a random direction before they die..

Once you’re familiar with how the zombies die it’s time to take them down with precision to create the best chain combos possible. Since you only have a few bullets, you have to rely on the domino effect to wipe out as many zombies as possible. While there is some skill, there’s a fair amount of luck since you can’t plan where the soldiers will shoot or where the blood ball zombies will send their payload. As simple as this game sounds, the gameplay was addicting and I had the “one more level!” syndrome.

Depending on the percentage of zombies you take out, you’ll be awarded with money and medal for the level. The higher the medal, the more money you’ll earn. If you’re not satisfied with your performance you can replay levels to improve upon your previous results.

OMG Zombies!
Score Breakdown:
Higher is better
(10/10 is perfect)

Game Score - 84%
Gameplay - 18/20
Graphics - 7/10
Sound - 7/10
Stability - 5/5
Controls - 5/5

Morality Score - 66%
Violence - 1/10
Language - 5/10
Sexual Content - 10/10
Occult/Supernatural - 7/10
Cultural/Moral/Ethical - 10/10

Money can be used to upgrade your ammo, exploding barrels, and the zombies themselves. As you upgrade zombies, you will increase their attack power and area of effect.
Each additional upgrade will cost more than the previous one.

Many of the levels share the same map but just offer different zombies on them to mix things up a bit. Telling the zombies apart is a little tricky at times, but you can press the right trigger button to color code them. The levels are monochrome with lots of red blood puddles.

Other than excessive blood and gore, there is some blaspheming in this game. Besides the title, you’ll find the phrase “GD it” spelled out in the dialogue. Thankfully, it’s not voice acted. There is some fitting suspenseful background music though.

Overall, OMG Zombies! is a surprisingly simple and fun game. I'm surprised it took me this long to finally play this game, but I'm glad I did! The asking price is a very reasonable $4.99.

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