Zombie Driver HD

Key events

23rd October 2012

Zombie Driver HD review

29th September 2011

Zombie Driver HD PS3 trailer

Zombie Driver HD review

Zombie Driver HD review

Meals on wheels.

You may well have skipped past this game when it popped up on various digital storefronts last week. I can't say I'd blame you. That title is like a flashing beacon warning you away: a generic, search-term-driven attention-grabber that reeks of desperation and calls to mind too many slapdash App Store monstrosities and me-too Indie Game clunkers.

The title actually works against Zombie Driver in this case, because it's a pretty good game. Not a great one, but a better-than-expected diversion that at least deserves a second look. It's a top-down shooter crossed with the citywide rampages of early GTA, set during yet another zombie apocalypse. Do we need more zombie games? Not really, yet Zombie Driver doubles down on the basic enjoyments you'd expect and justifies its existence through an endearing eagerness to please.

Starting out in a taxi, you begin running missions for the military as the undead fill the streets. Your objectives are never very complicated - drive here and kill everything is the motif that repeats across the 31 stages. Thankfully, it's a fun motif and a robustly presented one.

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Zombie Driver HD announced for PSN

Zombie Driver HD announced for PSN

UPDATE: XBLA, Tegra devices too.

UPDATE: The game's also coming to Xbox Live Arcade and Tegra 2 mobile devices, according to a press release that's just gone out, which also offers a late 2011 release window.

ORIGINAL STORY: Lunatic top-down racer Zombie Driver is making the jump from PC to PlayStation 3, Sony has announced.

Developed by indie outfit EXOR Studios and first released on PC back in 2009, the game sees you speeding around a post-apocalyptic wasteland mowing down hoards of the undead.

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