You'll have to play through it more than once to reveal anywhere near the full story too, but your character improves as you re-play, making the extra effort worthwhile. Gaming's latest great undead export, Left 4 Dead is a first person shooter geared towards multiplayer and co-op play. In the latter, or in plain old single player, the 'AI director' takes over the action, choosing when to throw the zombie hoards your way, and indeed what sorts of zombies they'll be. Left 4 Dead features several special types of zombie, from the Smokers with their foot tongues to the Tank zombies that are simply as powerful as they sound.
The best part is that you even get to control these otherworldy zombies yourself in the multiplayer mode. Designed to feel like a film in the way the action lulls just before a gang of slavering zombies burst through a door, Left 4 Dead is about as exciting as multiplayer gaming gets, zombies or no. Improving upon the formula that the original survival horror classic setup in , Resident Evil 2 represents the series' pinnacle before it veered off into other directions, culminating in the wonderful, but arguably zombie-free Resident Evil 4.
A relatively slow-paced game where you walk slowly around pre-rendered backdrops, trying desperately to conserve ammo so that you're not left with just a knife to defend yourself against the zombie populace. Creepy and lurching, the early Resident Evil games were imbued with a sense of dread that's waned in more recent instalments as the games upped their pace to combat criticisms that the Resident Evil games were as slow as the zombies themselves.
By contrast, Stubbs the Zombie is a light-hearted and irreverent take on the zombageddon. You play as the eponymous Stubbs, stumbling around 'converting' any nearby humans to your cause. In doing this, you can amass a zombie entourage until it looks like you're trying to re-create the Thriller video in-game.
Although it received a decent reception at launch, Stubbs the Zombie's cultish fame has slow boiled over the past few years, making it now one of the most popular downloadable original Xbox games on Xbox Live. Although a great deal less serious than the other Top 10 candidates, Stubbs has its own brand of B-movie credibility and is a blast to play.
It follows the life of Rick Grimes and the other survivors he meets on the way as they try to stay alive, lopping off hundreds of zombie limbs and heads along the way. Black and white all the way through, there's no oozing pools of red, even though the gore factor's certainly present and correct. It suits the story though, which is more about the characters and how they relate to each other than pure, all-out action. Not that there's not enough zombie carnage, The Walking Dead just takes its time to let its inhabitant settle in before setting their homes alight, so to speak.
It's an addictive read and, if you can wait until May, there's a page compendium out that's the most cost effective way to read the first eight volumes. The central conceit is that just about all the superheroes of old have been turned into flesh-eaters, radically turning the tables on the norms of the superhero graphic novel.
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Great writing mixed with the great artwork of Sean Phillips and Arthur Suydam make Marvel Zombies a must-read for any zombie lover with a penchant for superheroes. Originally released in bits on the author's website, who himself was serving in the Navy while writing the book, Day By Day Armageddon plays out as a series of functional, even prosaic at times, diary entries. They're not just concerned with the blasting of zombie brains, but the day-to-day realities of survival against significant odds. It may sound dull to some, by J L Bourne's account of a zombie apocalypse is hypnotic and rather moreish.
Probably the best known of recent zombie novels, and quite possibly the best, World War Z is a fantastic account of a zombie-related end of days, told through a whole host of narrative viewpoints. From the soldier, fighting against the zombie masses with ineffective high power explosive weapons to the teenager roaming the land with a samurai sword, World War Z's world slots together remarkably well considering how disparate some of the accounts are. At time moving, at others exciting, World War Z is worth a read whether you're a zombie fan or not.
Having cut his teeth writing The Zombie Survival Guide, Brooks upped his game even further with this novel. Keep an eye out for Recorded Attacks, Brooks' next zombie book. If his previous work is anything to go by, it should be a corker. Sign up for our daily newsletter Newsletter. A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.
A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.
Ana goes home to her peaceful suburban residence, but she is unpleasantly surprised the morning that follows when her husband is brutally attacked by her zombified neighbor. In the chaos of her once picturesque neighborhood, Ana flees and stumbles upon a police officer named Kenneth, along with more survivors who decide that their best chances of survival would be found in the deserted Crossroads Shopping Mall.
When supplies begin running low and other trapped survivors need help, the group comes to the realization that they cannot stay put forever at the Shopping Mall, and devise a plan to escape. Written by Will. I wasn't expecting an Academy Award winning blockbuster or anything, but I did want to see the remake do the original justice. I was impressed with the filming more than anything. This is an action movie rather than horror.
The outdoor scenes are filmed with a grainy, hand-held camera which gave the audience the feeling of being disoriented much the same way the characters would have felt. Dawn of the Dead stuck to the same mythology of the first without giving it a complete reimagining. I could imagine the two movies co-existing, but in different parts of the world. One of the key differences that I did like was the idea of the zombies running.
This made them come across as more menacing rather than being the slow clunkers that are seen in the original trilogy. The idea of being able to walk right past them was abandoned. I also feel that the movie did a good job of showing how quickly people would turn on one another and watch out for themselves only. One of my favorite "realisms" of the movie is how the characters are too attached to their loved ones to shot them when they become zombies.
I'm certain that many of us would react in the same manner if something like this were to actually happen yes, I know it's impossible. Also, it was interesting to have so many people make it to the mall instead of only four as in the original. Of course some of these characters fit the generic stereotype of a movie such as this, but I'm not surprised considering modern audiences would need such characters to maintain their interest.
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This was a movie made for film viewers, not film makers. We have the strong and silent male hero, the quick-thinking blond heroine, the official dumb jerk, the official slut, the young and naive girl who loses everything and needs the group's protection, the angry challenger for group leadership who has a change of heart and becomes heroic, the young trainee who disagrees with the angry challenger yet follows due to a sense of duty, and the stupid follower who gets his comeuppence.
One aspect that was missing from this remake was the original movie's social commentary on the commercialism of people. Ken Foree's character of Peter mentioned this in the original whereas Ving Rhames' Kenneth was more of a silent action hero never having much to say. This was another reason that I saw this as a simple action movie -- though I will say that Rhames has more acting ability than Governor Schwarzenegger, Sly, Seagal and Van Damme combined. Rhames also LOOKS like an action hero rather than today's prettyboy "action heroes" such as Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, Nicolas Cage and Keanu Reeves -- who all look like they couldn't fight their way out of a cooking class for senior citizens.
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All in all this movie was not better than the original and won't be nominated for any Academy Awards, but if you're looking for entertainment and can stomach the blood it's worth checking out. I can't wait to buy it on DVD someday. Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.
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