The Last Stand Union City

rated 4.52 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Run 'n Gun

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Sep 27, 2011 | 10:52 AM EDT

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Play in Survivor mode for a more realistic experience where the need food and sleep will be added to your survival requirements. Or play in Run'n'Gun mode and blast your way to freedom.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Well that quarantine went well, huh!?

To be honest, I thought this game was a steaming pile of shit within my first few minutes playing it.
...But then I just couldn't stop playing the steaming pile of shit...
...And then eventually I started enjoying the steamy pile of shit.

It's been a while since I've had a chance to play a game with decent customization options. And this did have enough to keep me pleased. It's not often that I get a chance to run around, swinging a battle-axe, while wearing nothing but my underwear and a HAZMAT mask.
Also, the buddy-system was well placed this time around. At no point was my companion dragging me down, and in a couple of instances, he/she ended up saving my sorry ass.
And for what it's worth, I enjoyed survival mode. While I certainly had no problem finding food or medical supplies throughout the game, sleep was a bitch. (In a good way.) After a while of murdering, I had to go off and snooze for a couple of hours. While the abundance of food could be fixed for another game, the emphasis of personal care in survival mode is a welcome addition.

Oh, and Jack's appearance in the game was a nice touch.

There are four problems in the game, though:
1. You need to get rid of the weapon dealers. They're ultimately useless, since you'll likely have a better weapon then what's available by the time you get to them. (In my case, I got the aforementioned battle-axe before I got the Katana. $900 down the drain.) And, for what it's worth, it was far more satisfying to pick up a rare and awesome weapon from a lockbox or dead zombie.
2. Beforehand I mentioned that my partner saved my ass a couple of times. And I literally mean only a couple of times. This game bears no challenge, unless you happen to be in a situation in which zombies come in through a roof and pin you up against a wall. And that DOES happen. And it is a WELCOME challenge. However, any other zombie encounter can easily be solved through the method of stepping backwards and stabbing/shooting.
3. There is no reason to use any of the firearms in this game (other than for in-game achievements). In a game based on survival in the zombiepocalypse, there should emphasis on the importance and effectiveness of ammunition. Instead, every gun has the same effect and damage as a melee weapon up until sniper rifles are used.
4. That. Ending. Sucked.

A final complaint of mine is on a more personal note, and not necessarily a fault of the game. You removed one of the best things about TLS2, in which you have a time limit to get to your destination. I mean, you've got things like a day counter and a clock in the top right corner, but what for? You've taken away all of the importance of the objective, and that's just unfortunate.

All in all, this was a really good game. Once I got in, I never stopped until I reached the horrible conclusion to the story. There are flaws here and there, but I ultimately enjoyed my zombie-slaying experience, and will keep on killing zombies just for the sake it of.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Awesome! Lots of fun, but one important bug.

Fantastic concept, pretty intuitive gameplay, lots of upgrades and leveling to keep it interesting- just a really fun zombie adventure game. The only complaint I have is that the game periodically does not recognize keyboard commands, e.g. when the game tells me to press " G" to save a buddy, I press G and nothing happens. I've had to leave behind two people so far because of that, and it's killed me three times because I couldn't disengage from the infected or even fight back. Fix that problem and this game will be a perfect ten.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

very familiar

well put together, but unfortunately i recognize the zombie sounds from Dead Frontier. this is almost the same game as dead frontier. but i'm never against a good zombie game


Rated 5 / 5 stars

A fantastic step in the right direction.

The first game was a tower defense of sorts. The second built upon that. This, this took the original concept that drew me in, and immersed me in the world that was given to us. While I love the first two, and a third in a TD fashion wouldn't be bad, I think that taking it in this direction was a much better choice, giving us a very solid game as I have come to expect.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best ever

This needs to be a full fledged pc or console game. left 4 dead isint even close to being this fun.

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