Another great remake. However the biggest difference was the customizable survivors. I have not found all five endings yet but I can hazard a guess for the last one. Here is what I got so far:
Defeat the Last Judgement gang. This mission is started either by finding and reclaiming the subway, random event from scouting to follow one of their members into their base, or random event where a defector will contact you, asking for rescue. (Clever author avatar their, the woman defecting is always named "Northway".) Completing this ending (well actually just receiving the option to start it) eliminates all negative random events where Last Judgement bikers try to steal food from you but also removes the good events where the Riffs will randomly kill zombies near the base. This mission needs strong Soldiers.
Repair the Helicopter. This mission is started by finding the Helipad and reclaiming it. After that, you need to find parts, tech, and people to repair it before receiving the option to start fixing. Researching electricity, scavenging, buying a part from Gustav, random events and having good builders helps in hastening the time it needs before being able to start repairing (but NOT all of them are required). Competing this ending REVEALS the entire city, removing the need for future scouting missions.
Research a Cure. To get this ending, you need to recruit Dr. Bryukhonenko, a weird scientist who will show up at your base a couple of days after starting. Recruiting him prevents you from using one Laboratory indefinitely because he will hole himself up in there. He will then ask for an assistant (thankfully, the volunteering assistant is, by my experience, the weakest survivor you currently have), removing access from that survivor as well. Events for this mission include, having a mission on a square in front of an incoming horde and researching Antivenom. After a while, an explosion will occur at that Laboratory, killing the doctor and his assistant, and you will receive the option to investigate the lab. You will obtain his research notes, and after a few days spent translating it, you can start researching the Cure for Zombieism. This mission needs good scientists. Completing this mission STOPS new zombies from entering the map (but does not stop the appearance of hordes).
Establish a New Government. This mission is pretty straightforward and is the one presented at the beginning of the game. Simply reclaim a certain number of squares, then find and reclaim Town Hall. Then you will receive an option to draft a constitution. This mission needs leaders. Finishing this mission does not seem to grant you any benefits.
The last ending I guess, has to do with the Church. You will get an event where one of your survivors will take over one church. Events are also triggered as soon as you reclaim the Big Graveyard. I did not follow through this event... it has a high mortality rate on survivors and I was playing on Impossible. I guess if you get this ending, based on the first game on conquering the large graveyard, no more hordes will show up. This is just a guess though.
Overall, pretty good remake of the first one, definitely better. I just miss the fact that the squares no longer visibly show how many zombies are in that square. The feeling in the first games as zombies VISIBLY and slowly approach your base is pretty thrilling. I can not suggest anything more to improve it, but do not let that limit your own ideas! I look forward to your next game.
more depth than i come have imagined, like people getting in jured and killed, choosing to ignore threats foolishly, bouts of starvation riots, my hard earned allmart getting overrun and my guard getting killed so many things factor into what happens to you. one tip though keep em happy, fed, safe, and for goodness sake get rid of the crazy scientist dude, he wastes one of your guys and turns your dog into a zombie
Just a tip
Guys, don't let the Church start. It eventually reduced the number of people I had from nearly 50 to less than 12. Great game otherwise.
eh its ok
I'm about to lose a weekend!
Rebuild was an awesome game that ate my brain! I got sucked in for days! Only just started this but I can feel it happening all over again!