Zombies: The only things more persistent than door-to-door salesmen

Zombies get a bad rap. Sure, they want to eat your brains and they’ll murder you at the first given chance, but are they really all that bad? That was a test, and if your answer was “no,” then I don’t want you on my team when the zombie apocalypse comes. Play MadFinger’s upcoming iOS game Dead Trigger a few times, and then we’ll talk.

Featuring impressive visuals and detailed character models, Dead Trigger will offer players a powerful way to acquaint themselves with the gruesome appearance of the undead. I don’t like to speak ill of others when it’s avoidable, but seriously: Those dudes are pretty unattractive. Their personalities aren’t helping much, either.

The good news is that you’re tasked with taking them out in Dead Trigger. No, not for a date — unless it’s a date with death, of course. With an arsenal of weapons like a laser amputator, a blade chopper, baits, mines, grenades and more, you’ll certainly be well-equipped for the job at hand. If that’s not enough to satiate your thirst for weapons, MadFinger is promising to deliver more insane items of destruction in the form of free updates over the course of the game’s life. I don’t know about all of you, but I’m hoping for something along the lines of lightsabers.

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One could argue that games of this nature don’t necessarily require a plot. You’re being pursued by packs of undead beasties, so what additional info could you possibly require? I don’t necessarily disagree with you if that’s where you stand, but I’m still pleased with the fact that MadFinger went to the trouble of constructing a storyline for the game. In a nutshell, modern civilization has gone down the tubes, and the rich and powerful escaped to safety as a virus infected much of the world and turned them into zombies. Not cool, rich people!

Those who aren’t interested in a story can embark on an “unlimited” set of random missions, many of which I assume revolve around killing zombies. It’s just a theory, but I’m pretty confident in it.

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And if all of that still isn’t enough for you (you greedy jerk), the game will also place a unique focus on country-by-country performance. And the better your country fights the infestation, the smaller said infestation will become for you. If handled correctly, it could be a really interesting addition to the game.

Dead Trigger is set to arrive later this month for iPhone, iPad and Android. Are you a bad enough dude to topple the zombie empire? If it helps, I totally believe in you. And the weapons. Mostly those, actually.