I am the first to say Im a big fan of Zombie games. I have yet to find one that was perfect by any measure of my standards (And I have very high standards) But as Zombie games go, this was a bloody good romp.
You begin in WW2, as a Americam GI on a desolate battlefield. Your objective is simple. Stay alive. To do this you of course shoot Zombies, LOTS of Zombies, and all kinds of Zombies (Including naked ones, no Im not kidding, there is even a achievement in the game for it, slightly disturbing yes, but also funny.)
I was impressed by the rather smooth graphics, which despite being rather cartoony worked for the game rather then hindered it. Corpses would pile up as you found, spent bullet shells would scatter on the ground, and complimenting it was rather nice voice acting, which surprised me considering this is fairly clearly a budget game.
And in this suriving the Zombies you don't have to go it alone. You can recruit a Russian sniper (enemy at the gates anyone?) who loves Vodka and Borscht (And who doesnt it?) whom, if you find the secret button in the game you can make him spontaneously sprout a beard. There is another, unlikely ally. A Nazi German SS officer, a woman with a shotgun and one mean frying pan. (You melee when you're out of ammo or the zombies get too close. The guys have machetes, the gal has a frying pan, and judging from what I've see, actually does considerably more damage with it)
You can upgrade your weapons with the scrap, which is the currency of the game, periodically as you level up when you kill enough Zombies (Levels carry over games by the way, but the cap is 13) My personal favorite is the gold plated AK47. Yes. You read that right. And thats not nearly the weirdest thing you'll see here.
You will also have to fortify your base, build barricades, use boxes as makeshift barricades, and build turrets (Hint, you can set turrets ON the boxes, good for a higher vantage point. More shot to the Zombie noggin the better.) As well as upgrade your boots (HIGHLY recommended, allows you to move faster and scavange farther before nightfall) your soldiers armor (The american starts looking sorta like a saiyan when its maxed, made me chuckle.)
But as I said it is not without its flaws. On a random occasion you will get barfed on by a Zombie, well less barfed on then having rotting chunks flung at you as you kill fat Zombies which will heavily distort the screen. Prepare to die because of that late in the because you can see a damn thing and it makes you easier to kill. (I think that was slightly over done)
But there are also some technical issues. The game WILL lag once you start hitting 50 plus zomibes on the screen (which is alot late in the game) But can also mess up your display when changing resolutions (not permanently but still annoying) But the worst one is on occasion (Im not sure what casues it and to be fair it has happened only once) Your save file may randomly disappear.
But despite these flaws I found myself having a smug sense of satisfaction getting all three survivors to the chopper (GET TO DA CHOPPA!) At the end of the 30th day when literally several Dozen zombies come in and start breaking your carefully crafted barricades and gun turrets. And the chopper began to fire missles down upon them making a bloody sea of zombie corpses.
So, would I recommend this game? Yes I would. For five bucks its a bloody good time. I hope the possibility of the programmers making this into a multiplexer game come to fruition, because online co-op would make this game truly shine.
And one last piece of parting advice. Do not eat the Borscht. Trust me.