‘N.Y.Zombies 2′ Review – A Bigger and Badder Sequel

We’ve been keeping tabs on Foursaken Media’s zombie sequel since we heard that one was in the works earlier this year. Considering the large cult following that N.Y.Zombies [ $0.99 ] garnered in our own community, there was certainly some excitement to see if Foursaken could repeat and expand upon its successes. N.Y.Zombies 2 [ $1.99 ] certainly accomplishes those goals. With great visuals, an expanded skill set, online co-op and well done presentation and theatrics N.Y.Zombies 2 is a great sequel and worth the wait. Following the journey of a survivor of the zombie apocalypse, N.Y.Zombies 2 charges you with trying to stay alive in a world now ravaged with the undead. Story missions are separated by location, with the narrative being driven via journal pages that act as the story progression between levels. While a decent story isn’t a particularly pressing prerequisite for a good survival based horror game on iOS, I still enjoyed the narrative techniques used by Foursaken in setting the tone for the rest of the game. While the story in N.Y.Zombies 2 does a decent job in setting the mood, the visuals and overall presentation do a great job solidifying the overall horror theme. Environmental and character graphics are vastly improved over its predecessor with your undead enemies actually looking a bit scary. Meanwhile the locations, which include a lot of familiar NYC sites, do a great job looking pretty eerie with overturned vehicles, dilapidated structures and all the other fixtures indicative of an undead invasion. They aren’t the best visuals I’ve seen on iOS, but they certainly get the job done. In addition, I was a big fan of Foursaken’s attention to detail which even goes as far as the menus and mission selection screens. Each screen has an old-school grainy effect reminiscent of classic horror movies. Sure, these little touches aren’t essential to making a good game, but it’s appreciated nonetheless for creating a cohesive theme. Another area that N.Y.Zombies 2 greatly improves upon its predecessor is the inclusion of additional RPG elements as well as an expanded weapon selection