Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army is a standalone expansion for the award-winning Sniper Elite series which put players in the shoes of a World War 2 sniper during Nazi Germany. Now, as Hitler’s efforts crumble he unleashes a final threat in a desperate attempt to salvage his war efforts by building an army of undead super soldiers. Europe is in trouble, and now soldiers from all sides of the war unite to stop this supernatural threat and Hitler himself.
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Nazi Zombie Army is by no means an MMO, in fact it is a co-op game for up to four players in which an American sniper, a German officer, a scientist, and a Russian soldier must team up and utilize each of their specialities in order to survive the zombie onslaught in Berlin.
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An award winning bullet
I wasn’t sure what to make of Nazi Zombie Army when I first looked at it on steam, it looked like the developers had taken every recent zombie game and mashed it in to one without any shame. Immediately I began to picture greedy investors sitting the developer down and explaining to them about how they absolutely must make a zombie game.
A zombie game is a quick win for most developers, most consumers will throw their wallets at you before they’ve even had a chance to glimpse at the game – so it was easy to assume I was in for a brief span of time where I would want to drive my flash drive in to my eye socket. I swear, as soon as I see a damn Wave 1 warning pop-up, I’m done.
They’re not even zombies, Hitler’s just a scary dude
The campaign begins how any good Nazi Zombie game does, with Hitler’s most trusted advisor’s informing him that surrender is the only option while HItler starts screaming in English – as he often did. The great Führer’s decision is to initiate ‘Plan D’ (Come on Rebellion, missed opportunity on a Plan Z pun!), setting off a chain of events that would lead to me standing on an almost deserted road with nazi zombies eating some poor soldier.
My name is Karl Fairburne, I am a badass sniper, and apparently I need to find a working vehicle in this hell hole. No Wave 1 warning, I am asked to head to an objective while taking down some zombies on the way – it appears this game has actual levels and progress.
It doesn’t take long to figure out that Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army isn’t your average siege survival zombie game, featuring a set of levels each with their own objectives to complete – players will be travelling throughout war torn berlin surviving the zombie apocalypse. Although it’s easy to see where a lot of inspiration has come from.
The gameplay feels like traditional Sniper Elite v2, although the supernatural zombies spawning out of demonic looking symbols in the ground and an oddly familiar zombie scream will have players feeling like they are playing Nazi Zombies on Call of Duty: World at War.
Don’t forget to wash your hands!
Traversing throughout the map, players are faced with zombies every step of the way. Most are just your average soldier, stumbling slowly towards you and easily taken down – however the game will often throw different types of zombies at you that will keep you constantly on your toes. From suicide zombies that run in with a grenade to sniper zombies that leap from roof to roof, players are constantly challenged and must adapt accordingly.
Moving from objective to objective and taking down special zombies, players will often complete levels by entering safe rooms that look like they are taken directly out of Left 4 Dead. While I get the feeling these rooms are a joke, players will soon find them to be no such thing as they provide much needed ammunition and supplies for the next level.
That moment when you forgot to check your six
The bad 80′s horror theme, and what seems to be direct copies at other zombie titles would generally be enough for me to consider this game to be a bad joke – but it really isn’t. After completing a few levels, I found that the game becomes extremely challenging, especially at higher difficulties. Checkpoint loading becomes your best friend or most familiar enemy.
In Nazi Zombie Army, every bullet counts and players must keep their cool while taking rapid and precise shots at their enemies. Solo players must use their environment to their utmost advantage in order to survive, while co-op players will rely heavily on prompt communication and reactive play by all party members, or else risk being overwhelmed.
Don’t pick at it, you’re making it worse!
Players have to consider things like gravity, bullet drop, wind direction and strength when taking shots, with a constant need to be as accurate as possible. With the various sieges that players will encounter throughout the game, it will be up to players to decide where and how they will face off against the invading herd of zombies.
Whether you take cover and maneuver through debree on the street or set up shop in a second story window, every second is a matter of life or death that will have the adrenaline pumping. Those who use their environment will be setting up booby traps with trip wires, dynamite, mines and more – while others may go for a more frontal assault.
Buy this for your 8 year old nephew, and don’t forget a microphone
With a nice selection of authentic World War II weaponry and intense moment to moment action makes Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army a surprisingly fun experience. Whether by yourself or with a few friends, the large amount of zombies can become extremely overwhelming and will be sure to have the adrenaline pumping until the moment you leave.
The game is extremely polished and looks absolutely gorgeous, meaning those with a decent gaming rig will be treated to some awesome HD zombie gore with a touch of slow-mo bullet cam on top. While I was a little sceptical at first, I can happily say that I look forward to spending many hours playing with friends. Overall I give the game a nein out of ten.