Zombies, Aliens and Guns is set in an alternate universe where aliens have invaded planet Earth and are turning the citizen into mindless zombies. Time is critical before the planet is overrun so it’s up to you to save the world from the aliens and their army of staggering zombies. Are you up for the challenge?

Zombies, Aliens and Guns is a twin-stick shooter where players walk around areas mowing down enemies. You’ll also be prompted to complete objectives in order to complete levels such as rescuing survivors or collecting boxes of biohazard material. Other times, you’ll be aboard a boat or army truck fending off enemies.

To survive this onslaught of extraterrestrial and walking dead, you’re equipped with a trusty gun that will kill anything (quickly or not) in your path. You’ll be able to pick up ammo to quickly refill your weapon or even different type of bullets, such as shotgun bullets, to give your weapon a little extra kick. You’ll also find health peppered throughout each level.

To make surviving this chaos a bit easier, both your health and ammo will refill automatically. While the latter refills at a decent rate considering you can sometimes be quickly overwhelmed, the former refills at a slower pace, meaning you’ll have to zoom around dodging enemies and their projectiles to avoid certain death. Once you’re done with the campaign, you can tackle various levels of survival mode and a Boss Rush mode.

The game has a unique take on the visual side of things. While you move around in 3D, characters all 2D; akin to the characters in Paper Mario. Zombies, Aliens and Guns is also a colorful affair; most level has a unique themed environment. Most of them are set on or around an army base. Enemies have their unique purple, green or blue color palette making it easy to identify them. The soundtrack is a cutesy, upbeat score that’s surprisingly enjoyable and goes hand in hand with the cartoonish visual style.

One of the game’s nuisance is the fact that your weapon has a relatively short range whereas enemies who shoot projectiles will fire shoot theirs twice as far as your making trying to kill enemies off-screen impossible. And while the twin-stick genre has its own hits and misses, it’s overall more tricky to play it with a controller as it’s easy to aim poorly with the right joystick.

Zombies, Aliens and Guns is a surprisingly fun and enjoyable little twin-stick shooter. Especially with a friend. Sure, it does have its shortcomings; your short range weapon against enemies’ long range one is annoying. Also having to wait for your ammo/health to refill when there’s about 20-30 enemies waiting to be wrecked does feel a bit like Frogger by dodging everything. If you need a fun little game that can be played in short bursts, you can do worse than Zombies, Aliens and Guns.

  • 65%
    CX Score - 65%



  • Short levels
  • 2 player coop goodness


  • Short range weaponry
  • Enemies’ range twice a long as yours

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