I’ve only penned two video game reviews in my day – this one being the second. My first review was for State of Decay, a sandbox zombie survival game reminiscent of Grand Theft Auto. This review will be focused on an indie Steam game that I recently picked up during the ‘Steam Summer Sale’ called Project Zomboid. According to my track record I love zombie games.
I just want to preface this review by saying this game is not for everyone. It isn’t overly exciting or dramatic. In fact, as far as zombie games in general go this game is pretty darn tame. See what I did there? I said “darn tame” instead of – yeah you get it. Despite the games retro feel and soft approach to the ever popular zombie genre, it does have a certain charm and appeal to it that I do so enjoy.
GRAPHICS/SOUND – 6/10
Graphics are not this games strong suit. There, I said it. In fact, to the Monster energy fueled, backwards hat wearing, rage spewing Call of Duty warriors, a game like Project Zomboid is going to look like something out of the Stone Age. Not since their dads dusted off the Ol’ Commodore 64 and forced them to sit and play a round of Loderunner have these young whippersnappers seen graphics this basic. Alright, that’s a BIT of an exaggeration. But seriously, if supercharged realistic graphics are important to you, Project Zomboid could be slightly disappointing.
The closest comparison graphic-wise I can give would be the inexplicably invincible franchise, The Sims. Honestly, how does that game continue to be rebooted year after year? The Sims is the zombie equivalent of a video game series. …