A movie tie-in app that doesn’t suck? Believe it or not, the World War Z game for iOS feels like an actual game, and not a hastily tossed-off freebie.
Designed using Unreal engine, this first person shooter makes good use of the touch interface and manages to tell a gripping, if limited, story.
World War Z starts at a bar in Denver, where your character—an ex-military pilot—gets a panicked call from his son, exclaiming that the world is going crazy and people are attacking
each other. As you try to calm him down and make sense of what he’s saying, you get interrupted…by an airliner that crashes through the wall, spewing ravening zombies out at you. As you fight your
way out of the Denver, our hero decides he has to get to his son. Small problem—his son is living in Japan.
The zombie plague of World War Z has afflicted most of the earth’s population, turning them into an ocean of bodies that sweep over cars and form human bridges to scale
buildings. Nowhere is safe. Fortunately, you deal with them in manageable groups that you can shoot, or one at a time in hand-to-hand combat.