Age of Zombies, for the OUYA, created by HalfBrick, is a game in which you will take on the role of Barry Steakfries a gun toting no nonsense man only looking to kill what is bad in this world. You might remember him from his debut role in Jetpack Joyride. Now in this game an evil scientist has created a time vortex that is allowing zombies to enter different historical points, and of course you are going to have to step in an save the world if there's going to be a tomorrow.
Graphically you are going to see what looks like a very well polished cartoony looking game with a variety of zombies. You are going to see ninja zombies, gangster zombies, your average zombies, cyborg zombies, zombie George Washingtons, cowboy zombies, and more. In this game you are going to find yourself in several different areas, each with about 3 to 4 levels to play around with. They will be themed for pre-historic times, the roaring 20s, feudal Japan, the Wild West, the future, and more. Every single piece of this game, artistic wise looks very well polished. Yes they are using sprites, and the game is in 2.5D, but at the end of the game this game, graphically flows.
The music of the game fits the comedic yet zombie killing rampage that you are going to cause. The thing is you are not going to be hearing much of it as the bullets will be raining, zombies will be gasping their last breath, and explosions are going to take lives.
The controls are really straight forward. The most common way I've seen the game played is through a dual stick approach, you can use just the left analog and then use a button to fire, but I find it more enjoyable going the dual stick route. Now there's also the shoulder buttons that you can tap to cause the secondary attack to occur, this is usually grenades, dynamite, and such.
This game really boils down to killing a ton of zombies while trying to stay alive. You are going to have several different weapons that you can use during the levels. You will notice that there's a gauge at the top of the screen that gives you an idea of how many more zombies are going to come at you, or how much more health the boss has before you can beat the level. I do kind of wish that there was some change in the gun's appearance when you pick up the flamethrower, SMG, rifle, and other guns, but it always stays the same. The only time I've seen it visible change was for the buzz saw. Funny thing about the Buzz Saw, and for those who don't want to know you might not want to read the rest of this sentence, but if you use it on a Boss, it is instant death to them.
So you are going to be traveling around trying to stop the zombie outbreak before it can take over the world. You are going to meet some interesting characters, and at least one will have made a previous appearance in another game. If you are looking for a hardcore storyline, this is not the game for you. If you are looking to kill wave upon wave of zombies, with no repercussions, this is the game for you. The main gun has unlimited ammo, and as soon as you pick up a different gun you gain it and can use it until the ammo runs out. I do want to point out that if you just picked up a SMG, and then immediately pick up a shotgun, the SMG is gone for good until you find another one, so use your more powerful weapons wisely.
There's also a ton of fun achievements to try to get, and I have to say that even after beating the game there's always survival mode, and the fact is that killing lots of zombies never truly gets old if you need a little stress relief. Is this game super difficult, no not at all, but that's just why I can come back to it and kill a ton more zombies. It is a the kind of game that you can pick up at any time and get right back into it. So in the end I have to say that this game is a solid 8.8 out of 10.