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Zombie Games

Finally the second installment in the Endless Zombie Rampage (EZR) Series comes to the flash games community. Released in early May of 2009 I checked the game out to see if it had outdone the original and brought a new meaning to the Zombie shoot em up genre.

With three more serious entries since the launch of EZR 2, there was a big hill to climb in order to deliver anything original. The three big games to have launched that vie for the attention of millions of casual game fans were:

• The Last Stand 2 by Armor Games and Con Artists
• Boxhead Zombie Wars by Crazy Monkey Games & Sean Cooper
• SAS Zombie Assault by Ninja Kiwi.

So what’s on offer in Endless Zombie Rampage 2?

Bigger Guns

Just when you thought the gun variety couldn’t get any better the second game features 6 new additions. These are the Sniper Rifle, Grenade Launcher, Gaus Rifle, Rocket Launcher, Flame Thrower and Turret gun, all of which are mightily impressive.

Diseased Productions have also narrowed down the guns choosing to focus more on upgrades rather than variations for each particular gun. An example is the Auto Shotgun, which can be upgraded to increase damage by 2 fold, ammo capacity by 2 fold, to reduce reload time to half and a special upgrade which turns shotgun bullets into gaus bullets.

Bigger Monsters

The first game didn’t have any bosses, now the second one brings you 4! 3 of which are gigantic and when coupled with the use of one of the new colossal weapons brings a whole new meaning to the EZR series.

Boss 1 – A tame spider that looks like its been on the whiskey the night before
Boss 2 – A huge fat brain with tentacles, looks impressive, just don’t get squashed by it.
Boss 3 – They get bigger, this time a giant crab is trying to snip you in two.
Final Boss – A huge worm that wants to taste you!

Main Mode Extended!

The main game mode, namely Endless Rampage Mode has been extended to include a couple of new features. You can now search for supplies and survivors which serve as mini tasks to gain medical packs and additional points.

Graphics

I didn’t believe it to be possible, but the graphics have been improved. The animation now looks even better and there has been more effort put into the landscape design. The impressive defense base with turrets makes all the difference, where as the first game had a simple octagonal structure to protect this base makes you feel like there’s something worth salvaging.

Game Verdict

Definitely worth the wait and although there are a few things that could have been done better such as improved ai for the first boss and a few more mediocre monsters to splatter around the car park, on the whole the game lives up to its promise and delivers an animated action packed shooter with heavy fire power which should satisfy all casual gaming fans.

• Playability: 9/10
• Graphics: 8.5/10
• Originality: 8/10
• Game Detail: 9/10
• Addictiveness: 8.5/10
Final Score: 86%

Endless Zombie Rampage 2 is one of many high quality flash games that can be played at Games Lunatic.

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If you are a World of Warcraft player, you are probably interested in learning about and understanding the “Zombie Infestation” that seems to be related to the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. There is no doubt that you have probably been “cursed” or you are noticing that you are unable to cast spells and perform other basic abilities in the game that you once were able to. This has erupted since the eve of October 22nd 2008 when an apocalypse of zombies invaded the realms and started their personal onslaught to World of Warcraft players everywhere. Known as the “Zombie Infestation”, the “Scourge Invasion” or more simply as “The Plague”, the disease is spreading! The question is, will you survive it?

The zombies are in every location in your realm…crates that are loaded down with this destructive disease are located in various cities around the cities that are part of the ever-popular “Azeroth” continent. Plague roaches are crawling in the depths of the shadows, over the hills, and through the places where players visit most! The disease is spreading by the infectious crates, the zombies that are lurking in every corner, and the plague roaches that are being killed! If you are infected with the disease, and are transformed into a zombie, you should know that the only cure for the plague to end is to meet an untimely and unfortunate death!

Millions of World of Warcraft players are fighting off vicious, flesh consuming zombies as you read this. As they fight to protect the character that they have become, the disease is infecting them and transforming THEM into a zombie! The zombies that are attacking can be a part of your faction, or even the faction in opposition. There are no rules when it comes to this massive sickness. This plague is expected to continue for quite some time. While there are some players who are enjoying the change to the often repetitive game, other players are becoming quite frustrated with the fact that they cannot play the game as they once did, and that they are affecting others in their Guilds, the parties that they are part of, and individuals in their faction.

If you develop this sickness, there will be many things that you will find that you will no longer be able to do. You know all of those NPCs that once considered you to be a friend? They were friendly, greeted you, and welcomed you…well; now, they will consider you to be a threat, an enemy. While you are able to cast spells, it will not be the spells that you are able to. The abilities that you have? Forget all about them! The new spells and abilities that you will have will be due to your new position as a flesh consuming, vicious zombie in World of Warcraft. If you know a player who can cast “Cure Disease” you are in luck! In addition to this, there are many special healers that are NPCs in the cities. Unfortunately, if you experience the transformation of a zombie, the only way to rid yourself of the disease is to die….

The bad news is, you can get infected over and over again.

There is a little good news in light of all this chaos…

First, when you are a zombie, you are considered to be friendly among all other zombies. It does not matter if you run into a Horde as an Alliance character, if both of you are zombies, you are considered to be on the same side. In all actuality, this allows “cross faction communication” as one player explained it. In addition to this, zombies can trade with one another! It does not matter if you are Horde, and they are Alliance (in the natural state), you can still trade items! That can be a super sweet advantage to the infectious and widespread disease. Last but not least, this is considered to be a “World Event”, so if you see that old Guild leader that booted you for no reason…you can blast him with the sickness and get your revenge!

All in all, that’s about it when it comes to the “Zombie Infestation” that seems to be part of the World of Warcraft teaser for Wrath of the Lich King. Based on forums, news releases, and other information gathered while writing this particular guide to the recent terror striking the ten million World of Warcraft players around the world, it seems that this infection is intentional and is not a program glitch like the virus plague that affected players in the year of 2005. As a matter of fact, developers and other individuals who work to create World of Warcraft and maintain it almost seem as if they are quite pleased with the infestation and the player craze that it is creating.

When it comes to the future of Azeroth, it does not look pretty. It almost seems as if what we are seeing is a small part of the large scale zombie invasion and plague spread that we are likely to see in upcoming weeks. If you keep trying to log out and log back in to toggle the switch to “off” with this infestation and plague, give it up. From here, you must not only protect the city from the opposing faction, and all the weird creatures that sweep, crawl, swim, and roam the land, but you must protect it from the spread of the disease and infestation, and overcome the challenge by learning how to face the challenge of overcoming the sickness. That is, unless, you are down with the sickness and want to wreck havoc among all the players on your realm…

Which side will you take?

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If you love zombie games and have a hard time finding the right game to play or picking one out, here are a few tips. These are the three best zombie games you can play. These games include Dead Rising, They Hunger and Doom 1.

Dead Rising is considered to be one of the best games on the market. This game is designed to play on the Xbox console. It combines all of the movie ideas for zombies into one game. This is one of the zombie games that displays a lot of terror. The presentation is amazing and it is considered to be one of the best games ever.

Doom 1 is considered to be one of the legendary zombie games. This game is phenomenal and everyone knows about Doom 1. Doom 1 was the first zombie game to introduce to gamers the 3-D gaming experience and BFG gaming. This game should never be missed for any reason.

Another one of the best zombie games is called They Hunger. This game is designed to play on the home computer. The popularity is very low but doesn’t mean that you should avoid the game. The game has many features which include artificial intelligence that is out of this world, detailed graphics, and much more. If you haven’t played this game then you should.

If you love to play zombie games there are many on the market. There are games for every system you might have which include a home computer, Xbox, Nintendo, and more. The most graphic and fun games to play today include They Hunger, Doom 1, and Dead Rising. Zombie games are a lot of fun and being able to experience the amazing graphics is awesome. It is common for games with zombies not to be extremely popular but they are a lot of fun.

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