The battle royale genre is absolutely dominating gaming. And every dev out there has their own idea for how to approach it. From battle royale with building like in Fortnite to battle royale with zombies as in the downloadable Infestation: The New Z, the concepts out there are pretty endless.
But adding zombies into the mix seems like a natural addition – and it is.
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Another downloadable alternative (but paid) title is a game with a very similar name: DayZ in which you also are after zombies.
Infestation: The New Z Review
Fredaikis AB’s free-to-play first-person shooter Infestation: The New Z is a battle royale game at its heart. Yet it does it all upon the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse.
It is kind of like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode, which also has zombies make an appearance, but more like “what if we turned 28 Days Later into a game?”
That’s what Infestation: The New Z is at its heart.
Players looking for a deep narrative or overarching story probably should steer clear of Infestation: The New Z.
This title is a battle royale at its core. The addition of zombies makes it unique, sure, but really battle royale is the focus here.
Of course, as a battle royale game, you can play cooperatively with people or compete against them for resources. You can outfit your character and even gain access to better stuff the more you play the game. Loot and trading with players have a special place of prominence in this game and, with three different game modes on offer, players will be hard pressed to say they are bored.
The arenas within which players are dropped are as varied as the many approaches gamers can take. Urban, rural, and industrial structures all make an appearance here. Interestingly, like a Call of Duty game, Infestation: The New Z keeps track of your progressive including your kills to deaths ratio and general play stats.
Graphically speaking, Infestation: The New Z is quite basic and doesn’t try to do anything that will push your engine. The real focus here is on having numbers on the screen without everything becoming bogged down. The graphics engine handles these tasks admirably, but there is some pop up here and there. Overall, the graphics never detract from the game and the glitches are few and far between.
Sound wise, Infestation: The New Z is a pretty atmospheric game though, directionally speaking, it is often tough to pinpoint where the sound is coming from in the world. This may be intentional but it often leads to wild goose chases or early deaths because you can’t tell what direction the action is coming from using the sound.
Overall, though, the game is a blast with friends, as most battle royale games are.
- An awesome battle royale concept that pits you against humans and zombies
- Varied weapons and environments make sure this game never gets old
- Co-op, competitive, or free-for-all modes are all present and accounted for in the game
- Graphics can be bad at times
- Sound is muddled
- There are a ton of different battle royale concepts out there and Infestation: The New Z just isn’t that different