With the movie in cinemas it was a natural fit for games to arrive connected to the film. Such is the case with Zombieland Double Tap: Road Trip.
The game has players select as one of the four characters from the film and they must battle either solo or in a group to survive the endless waves of Zombies that will look to chow down on them.
Playing from a top down perspective; players battle through locals such as a theme park where they must gather new weapons, grenades, health, and more.
Players must complete a series of tasks such as powering up rides to complete the levels which will allow players to move on to a new local.
The graphics are a bit dated and the enemies basically adopt a swarm and attack policy which generally allows players to use a run and gun tactic to survive.
My biggest issue was the pop up dialogue that comes from the NPC players. In a pitched battle I do not want to have to pause my action and hit the space bar in order for the messages to go away and allow me to resume gameplay.
While the game can be played as a solo game, it works best when you play with a group of people. This way players can experiment with weapons, grenades, and their special abilities with someone to watch your back.
The game is good as a casual game but for those looking for a L4D or FPS style Zombie game will be disappointed.
If you accept the game for what it is rather than what it is not; you will find some enjoyable gameplay as long as you can overlook the issues.
2.5 stars out of 5