Infectonator 3: Apocalypse is a zombie apocalypse arcade sim, where the goal is to summon a small horde of zombies and watch them feast on any people in sight, thus creating more zombies in-turn. The game was developed by Toge Productions, who’s only notable works are the previous Infectonator games that were originally Flash games. Infectonator 3: Apocalypse was released on the 10th May 2018 on PC for Steam and continues to be updated to this very day.
How to Download Infectonator 3: Apocalypse
You can download the game from GOG.com or Steam and enjoy it on Windows or macOS based PC. Sadly the game is not available for Android or iOS at the time of writing. To begin your download you need to click on the Download button at the end of this review.
The Game Review
In terms of story, Infectonator 3 has a very minimalistic story that basically revolves around the zombies hoping to take over the world, simply because that’s what zombies do. The initial gameplay loop for the game is very simple, at the start of each level, the player chooses an area to place their first zombie, which will then automatically track down uninfected humans, turning them into zombies as soon as they can reach them. The more people that get infected, the more zombies that appear in the level and the closer the player becomes to gaining a successful score for that level. Over time, the zombies will slowly run out of time and de-spawn or get killed by some of the few humans that can actually defend themselves. Once all zombies have been defeated or all humans have been turned into zombies, the level will end, and all the rewards will be delivered, depending on how well the zombies did overall.
By the end of each level, the player is rewarded in the form of coins, which can be used to buy support items and upgrades for their zombies, which will make them more powerful. There are many different types of zombies in the game, and the only real way to acquire them is through a system called breeding.
By breeding a few zombies together, the player can create a special zombie that has their own set of strengths or abilities that no other zombie has access to, making for easier victories on certain levels.
Aesthetically, the game uses a pixel-art style to keep the experience as bright and vibrant as possible, while having a rather appealing look to it. At first glance, the visual style could be mistaken for being designed for a younger crowd/audience, but the simplistic nature of it all allows for the player to be aware at all times of what they need to do.
In terms of comparisons, the game pulls a lot of inspiration from popular zombie films and video games but manages to keep its own unique style of gameplay that isn’t really like much else on the market. With that in mind, it gives Infectonator 3: Apocalypse its own charm and charisma that might not be seen in other games.
This unique style of play makes for a fun and endearing arcade game that is unlike many other zombie games, where the player is typically stuck with a pistol in hand and told to go out and shoot. Instead, the player is treated to a light-hearted zombie game that doesn’t take itself too seriously.