Live in post-apocalyptic world in Zombie World: Black Ops and try to survive.
Build a base, use all of your survival skills to the fullest, and gather and use resources to survive.
Research and manufacture weapons and buildings, build alliances with other players, and create a thriving settlement.
To be honest, we don’t know what to make of Zombie World: Black Ops. In any case, it managed to turn the zombie genre into a real-time strategy game, much like Game of War. Yes, we have to mention that it’s merely a reskin of other strategy games, albeit with an interesting zombie apocalypse theme and setting. That being said, the effort put into this game is rather poor, especially with the translations and interpersonal character dialogue. Granted, it’s a type of game you’ve already played before. Thing is, would it be something you would want to play? Let’s find out:
Zombie World: Black Ops starts with a tutorial that makes you learn its gameplay concepts. If you’ve played other real-time strategy games before, you wouldn’t have to take this seriously. Basically, it will teach you how to build structures across your settlement that, oddly enough, looks rather familiar. Among the things you will be working on include building a farm and barracks. You will also be taught how to launch attacks, as well as defending it from monsters and other players. In addition, researching new technologies and upgrading buildings are also part of the syllabus.
When you go into the world map, you will be able to see other settlements, run by a host of other players. That being said, the map does not look like a zombie haven at all. Instead, it’s the usual open field and grassland littered bases and monsters to kill and places to gather resources from. It follows the typical RTS formula, so you won’t have any problems getting yourself into the groove.
Although the battles are the meat of the game, you won’t have any participation when they occur. Whenever a group of zombies, people, or a mutated being attacks, you will be prompted to defend your base. It follows the routine of you choosing which units to send into battle. A short animation showing the fight will be displayed. Unfortunately, the models look more like medieval swords men clashing, not post-apocalyptic survivors trying to make it through the day.
The presentation aspects look decent enough, and the animations are rather smooth, especially during the battle sequences. However, these are more of a sub feature than a main one. However, this brings us to the game’s biggest blunders, which is the game’s poor dialogue and horrible localization. Characters say absurd lines like “build a barrack!” or “they attack us, it is they are a shame!”. Thankfully though, you can skip the dialogue and focus on the gameplay.
Multiplayer is done through forming alliances with other characters and teaming up with them to take down other settlements. It’s not required to find an alliance, but it helps if you’re not always a lone wolf. You can communicate with them to enhance cooperation through the chat feature.
Overall, Zombie World: Black Ops doesn’t exactly give justice to its namesake, but it’s decent enough to warrant a few hours of your time, more if you actually like it. Though the gameplay is the same as other RTS titles, the theme and setting might be something you would like. Give it a shot and see if it’s worth your while!