Dead Zed is an upcoming zombie shooter based on the web game series of the same name, which – according to the publisher – has totalled over 50 million plays. This mobile version is said to boast all-new content, with 40 fresh zombie-infested areas to work your way through, and it’s now shambling toward its iOS and Android release.
This is an interesting one for a few reasons. First off, when I first saw screenshots in my inbox, I assumed it was some sort of AR game. The weapons and hands holding them looked just that real in the moment – it was weird. I then went to view the game’s trailer and was frankly impressed to find that it had amassed over 200,000 views since being uploaded earlier today.
That being said, this was odd considering that it was sitting at only around 50 likes. Something felt off. A colleague then pointed out that a gameplay trailer for Earn to Die 2 – featured on the same channel and hailing from the same publisher – had a staggering 32 million views with only 5.3K likes.
Anyway… Dead Zed seems like a fairly content-packed wave-based shooter where you’ll have to fight back against an ever-expanding zombie horde. As you can see from the screenshots and trailer, it all plays out like a static FPS. At launch, there are 14 distinct weapons to collect and upgrade, including a shotgun, revolver, assault rifle, submachine gun, etc. And you’ll only be able to take two guns into a level – so plan accordingly.
We've reviewed some of publisher Not Doppler's games before, including Crash of Cars and Earn to Die 2. Dead Zed is now open for pre-registration over on Google Play, though iOS players can also get involved when it launches globally. It’s going to be free to play, so you can likely expect some IAPs.Check out our news section to discover the latest, and greatest, games.