Zombieland is Surprisingly Enjoyable

I didn’t have high expectations for the first iPhone game I played that was based on a new movie in theatres. Zombieland is a free app that actually does build momentum for the flick – though it’s good for all zombie lovers alike.

In each level, you’re faced with the worst enemies of your time: hungry zombies hunting after you. You must use the weapons available to you (a chainsaw, a gun, an axe pick, and even a banjo, among others) to hack them to death and progress to the next levels. All the while, you’ll run into more zombies and more challenges. And you’ll also see that you must multitask to survive; this is a two-hand game no matter how hard you try to get by without it.

As you may see, there are a good number of controls. Thankfully, the game features a very detailed tutorial that lets you acquaint yourself with the controls, which even change depending on the circumstances. And yes, you need to be familiar with all of them (and use them when necessary).

I already heard that Zombieland was a good movie. (I’m planning on seeing it.) I didn’t expect the game itself to be good too, but I was pleasantly surprised. Zombieland’s iPhone companion gives you an experience that keeps you entertained with progressively harder levels of attack, hack, and blasting fun.

Tamar Weinberg is a blogger and author of The New Community Rules (July 2009), a book on social media marketing and how to leverage existing communities for awareness and profit. She is also a new mom.