Gunslingers & Zombies is a strategy action game where you can plan out not only your moves but the entire team; the crew you’ve created to defeat the zombies roaming the grounds. It’s a very simple yet interesting themed game with a backdrop and setting of the wild west. Everything around each level has a perfectly detailed object matching the scene, the same goes for each building.
As a bunch of cowboys in a town of infested zombies, you must shoot and stab your way to complete the level. Killing each one before they defeat you and the town. So unlike the typical rough and angry bunch of cowboys in the wild west waiting to draw guns with the sheriff, this is more about you attacking zombies that will be causing havoc on each level you play.
🧟♀️ How Was The Game 🧟
I must start by saying that the graphics really capture the 3D polygon-character design perfectly. From the cowboys to the walking dead; zombies each one has a very simple design to them and so does the western setting. Plus, when you add in the music that plays in the background and the sound effects, it just complements the entire game perfectly!
Now for the actual gameplay, it’s quite easy to understand how to play. You mainly need to plan out where you want to place a team member and get ready to use your vast variety of weapons equipped on each cowboy. The truth for me is that I am a big fan of the variety of guns as they seem to be best at doing a great amount of damage from a distance. Nevertheless, each move made by every team member is done in one turn, then it’s the zombie’s turn to take you out as best as they can. The most challenging feature of the game is keeping an eye on every location of the level. Each wave brings some new and scary zombies lurking towards you and possibly will try attacking at one of the team members or the buildings in the town when you’re not looking.
To be honest, these types of games always felt like playing a real board game, that comes to life as you move and attack each zombie. Each square is a new place to move, but with a limited distance during each turn. Then when you can take out a zombie with an attack, there are some super close-up action kills, which can be quite entertaining and make the game slightly more interesting while fighting.
In my opinion, the game is simple and can be a bit lacking in much excitement. There are goals to be achieved and items to collect, but I think that it just doesn’t entertain as many other strategy games out there. I sort of just felt the game can be a little bit dull. I know I’m comparing it, but it just feels as if it could be made a bit more entertaining with something more added to the gameplay and graphics.
Lastly, I want to say that the difficult modes can make the game last. However, it is a short game and something that can be won quickly if you play it continuously, even best on easy mode. Nevertheless, you can win the game in the one mode and replay it in the difficult mode for a bit more of a challenge. So in my opinion it’s not such a bad game, just lacks something for my own personal preference to make it excellent!
🧟♀️ Final Verdict 🧟
Gunslingers and Zombies is such a simple game to enjoy. It’s filled with a few weapons, plenty of planning, and a bunch of zombies to demolish. The game does require a little planning to survive each level and move forward. The challenging part occurs as you move on and go through different waves or goals needed to be done. However, it is still a very easy game to pick up and play, perfect for beginner strategy gamers. So if you are up to saving the town and love strategy games, then get ready to shoot down and stab every last zombie in the west.