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Infect them All Review: Now you’re the Zombie

The zombie apocalypse, again, is a topic that comes up all the time in gaming.  Whether it be a dark, scary atmosphere with bloody zombies coming at you to the more comical, cartoony zombies, the zombie apocalypse is always something that will come up in gaming.  And it’ll never end either, with Magiccube’s release of Infect them All (formerly known as Infection: Zombies).

I was actually surprised to see it rise so high in the charts on launch day, since it had received little to no coverage.  I eventually did receive a request for review, but it was almost a month after launch.

And I’m actually quite glad that Infect them All’s developer contacted me about the game because it twists a genre that almost seemed too twisted to be twisted again.  Infect them All actually has you as the controller of the zombie apocalypse, and you’re the one infecting all these people one by one.

Once infected, these people will be able to help you go out and infect others, making your job a tad bit easier.

While the campaign mode itself does get a bit repetitive, replay value is held up quite extensive, since there’s both a survival and blitz mode.  The three different types of characters and OpenFeint also adds a ton of replay value, making for quite a game at only $0.99.

Likes

Artwork: I’ve always been a fan of cartoony graphics and artwork, and Infect them All is no different.  Sure, it is a bit generic and I feel like all Asian artists tend to go this direction when drawing cartoons.  But it’s quite clean, and there’s really no reason to complain about it.

Controls: At first, I honestly thought the game came with tilt-only controls.  I was getting a bit ticked, since calibration didn’t seem to be included.  But upon opening the options menu, I found there to be three control options: tilt with calibration, tilt without calibration, and joystick controls.  With many control options, you can pick and choose whatever ones you want.

Replay value: I think Infect them All has one of the greatest replay values I’ve ever seen.  I was sitting on the couch for atleast two hours straight trying to beat the campaign mode, and after I was done, I just had to play the survival and blitz mode.  OpenFeint achievements and leaderboards definitely add to the mix, and I don’t think I’m even close to “finishing” this game.

Dislikes

Repetitive: The campaign mode is made up of 50 levels, and during the way, it does get repetitive.  It’s not too bad, but it’s just something that is noticeable.

Infect them All is yet another perfect casual game.  I had a blast with it, and there’s really not many flaws with it.  Magic Cube did a surprisingly wonderful job with the replay value, and I’m still not even close to finishing, even though I finished the campaign mode, reached 70,000 points on the survival mode, and reached 7,000 in the blitz mode.  There’s just so much to do that for $0.99, this is a no brainer.

Infect them All was developed by Magic Cube, and I played through version 1.0.1 on my iPhone 4.  The price is $0.99.