[Beyond PlayStation] I, Zombie Review

by Tracey

Are you hungry for brains? Then look no further because I, Zombie is here for you on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about it in our I, Zombie review!

Your goal for this game in which you play as a zombie is to eat the brains of humans and to turn them into your own. Be warned though that most of the humans are armed and will kill you on sight, so you need to use your wits to find a way to get the jump on them. Things start out easy enough, but as you progress through the game, the levels will become devilishly difficult.

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At its heart, I, Zombie is a puzzle game in which you sneak around as you try to stay undead and in one piece while infecting humans with the zombie virus by eating their brains and turning them into your kind. The challenge lies in completing each level by getting three stars in all stages by infecting everybody in your way. As mentioned before, humans will shoot you on sight, so you need to sneak around if you don’t want them to fill you up with bullets. Humans can take huge chunks of your health for each attack they land, and when struck you will move slowly, so you are open to more attacks.

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Armed humans aren’t the only thing you need to worry about since there are other obstacles between you and your lunch. You will learn something new with every mistake you make, and you will slowly but surely make some solid progress. The least injuries you suffer the more stars you will get, and as you defeat humans, they will join your cause so you will be able to take cover behind your growing horde as you all rush to bite the next human foolish enough to think it can defeat you.

On the top left corner of the screen you have your health meter, and once you have recruited a zombie or two, a command option will show up just beneath your health bar. Thanks to this you can order your zombies to follow you, stop and attack, making the game feel a bit as a lite RTS-like release. You will need to plan to, for example, place your zombies in a spot where they can launch a surprise attack at a human to make the most of your horde.

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The game also offers you the chance to create your own levels, as well as to try those created by other players around the world. The only issue with this is that the loading for community created levels is a bit on the slow side, so you can’t just instantly jump in and out of levels created by other players. You’ll find both easy and hard stages to take on, and with the many levels that are available for you to try, this is certainly a good plus for the game.

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My only complaint with the game is the lack of change in scenery since you will need to beat several levels before you can get a new backdrop for a new set of stages. The game’s art style is cartoony and colorful, but the lack of a bigger variety in the backdrops for each stage is a bit of a letdown. That’s the one complaint I’d have for the game, so this is certainly not a deal-breaker.

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I, Zombie is a fun arcade-style puzzle RTS-lite release on Nintendo Switch that is available for only $4.99. The included stages are more than enough to recommend the game, and when you add the possibility of making your own levels, as well as being able to play those created by players from around the world, it’s a no-brainer.

This I, Zombie review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Awesome Games Studio.

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