Zombie videogames aren’t exactly few and far between, with developers putting them in cutesy titles to full blown horror and everything in between. For fans of strategy tower defence style gameplay, Zombie City Defense 2 has now launched on Steam for PC users with additional support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
As stories do tend to go in videogames featuring the undead, the world has been devastated by a virus turning humanity into brain hungry monsters. As part of the Iron Corps players travel the world defending the last remnants of civilisation whilst finding resources and answers.
In Zombie City Defense 2 players will need to choose and prep their army before being deployed into each combat zone. There’s a variety of infantry units (engineer, scout, soldier, grenadier, flamethrower etc), 17 vehicles (armoured bulldozers, flame tanks, artillery), turrets and 9 special abilities (airstrike, ion cannon, groundbreaker, nukes) to pick from.
The faction that players choose and how they customise using 12 perks will also prove to be important, as a level’s weather, terrain relief and even amount of buildings around will have an influence on strategy. As missions are completed tactical points will be awarded, these can be spent on researching new units or gaining new abilities to fight the encroaching hordes.
A single-player title Zombie City Defense 2 includes 16 levels across a broad range of terrain, with 9 different zombies to face. While there are three difficultly levels, including an infinity mode, the videogame also features day and night cycles where zombies become stronger when the sun goes down.
All the buildings and structures are destructible, so bridges can be destroyed using dynamite, artillery or bombers to slow down the enemy, fuel tanks ignited to bring a building to its knees and much more.
Zombie City Defense 2 can be purchased now on Steam for £6.99 GBP. And for all the latest VR related releases on Steam keep reading VRFocus.