The Week In Games: Too Many Zombies!

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Once again, it is time to kill some zombies. World War Z comes out this week and brings with it thousands of zombies. Literal hordes of zombies. I might even say too many zombies. How much time do you think I have, World War Z. Do you think I can kill all of these things? I got things to do, folks.

I watched some gameplay of World War Z a moment ago, before writing this, and I was immediately reminded of that fact that we don’t have a Left 4 Dead 3. Not a knock on World War Z, it looks fine. But why are we this many years away from L4D2 and we have no official update on a sequel? I hate it.

Outside the zombies of World War Z, the week is filled with some other releases. Final Fantasy X/X-2 are showing up on some new platforms, Katana Zero looks amazing and Switch owners get to experience the cartoon platformer Cuphead. And look, hidden on this list is a Vita game. That little console will never die. It is like a zombie!

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Other stuff is coming out this week! Check out the list below:

Monday, April 15

  • Graveyard Keeper | PS4
  • VAST | PC, Mac
  • Franchise Wars | PC
  • One Finger Death Punch 2 | PC
  • Back To 1998 | PC, Mac

Tuesday, April 16

  • World War Z | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Eternity: The Last Unicorn | Xbox One
  • Ghost Giant | PS4
  • Heaven’s Vault | PS4, PC, Mac
  • Path To Mnemosyne | PS4
  • My Time At Portia | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Anno 1800 | PC
  • Table Of Tales: The Crooked Crown | PS4
  • Dark Quest 2 | PS4
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD | Xbox One, Switch
  • Tanks Meet Zombies | Switch

Wednesday, April 17

  • Truberbrook | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Revenant Saga | Xbox One
  • Snooker 19 | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • 30 Days To Survive | PC
  • Tether Together | PC, Mac
  • Paradox Vector | PC
  • Foxyland 2 | PC
  • Whispers Of A Machine | PC, Mac
  • Life Source | PC
  • Tropia | PC
  • Dumb Little Creatures | PC, Mac

Thursday, April 18

  • Katana ZERO | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac
  • The Padre | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • God’s Trigger | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Our World Is Ended | PS4, Switch
  • Nurse Love Syndrome | PC
  • Forager | PC
  • Cuphead | Switch
  • SlabWell: The Quest For Kaktun’s Alpaca | Switch
  • DayD: Through Time | Switch
  • Sodoku Relax | Switch
  • Dawn of Survivors | Switch
  • Hell Is Other Demons | Switch
  • The Knight & The Dragon | Switch
  • Grim Earth | PC
  • Super Tennis Blast | PC
  • Sigma Theory: Global Cold War | PC, Mac
  • Bossgard | PC
  • Golf In Paper | PC

Friday, April 19

  • Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Nurse Love Syndrome | PS Vita
  • Moto Rush GT | Switch
  • ALPHA | Switch
  • You Died But A Necromancer Revived You | Switch, PC
  • Maze Of Memories | PC
  • bit Dungeon II | PC
  • Muscle Magic | PC

Saturday, April 20

  • Crystallo | PC
  • The Cat And The Box | PC

Sunday, April 21

  • Diacrisis | PC
  • Room of Pandora | PC

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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DISCUSSION

I’m going to have to have a look at the World War Z gameplay, but from the looks of things, it’s based on the film, rather than the book.

That is a goddamned shame.

The book was one of the best pieces of reportage fiction I’ve ever read in my life, structuring the “zombie apocalypse” around the patterns found in epidemics and pandemics—and centering the blame for the spread of the condition on the same folks who’d be at fault for spreading an epidemic/pandemic—regular old folks who don’t listen to quarantine orders, and politicians who’d rather paint a rosy picture for reelection than deal with hard facts in a moment of strife.

...the movie was basically an incredibly stripped-down and over-dramatic version of what the novel might have looked like had it been written by a caffeine-addled fifteen year old with an edge to grind.

Also, it had Brad Pitt.

Edit: K, went and watched the trailer. It’s basically L4D in third person.

L4D was a hell of a game (as was its sequel), but that’s not what World War Z was, is, or could be.

I really hope those looking for another L4D experience enjoy the hell out of it. I’m going to pass—not sure my blood pressure could take it.