Earlier this afternoon, Eli and I jumped into Left 2 Die [99¢]. It's a wave-based, dual-stick shooter that pits you against oodles and oodles of the undead. As you survive waves, the horde becomes increasingly more dangerous, sometimes spawning monsters that have similar powers to Left 4 Dead's Special Infected. You also collect cash as you play, which you can then use to buy more powerful weapons and characters.

As you'll see, Left 2 Die isn't so impressive. It's pacing is painfully slow, its time versus rewards balance seems off, and it just feels, in general, as... lifeless as its zombies. On the other hand, the visual style is undeniably sharp and the online component, like with other wave-based games, probably has the potential to make everything click.  Our advice?  Just take a look. Maybe it's up your alley:

  • Jensen_G

    If I see one more zombie-based game featured on TouchArcade I am going to scream! No offense to the reviewer, but why is this game deserving of a look in the first place? If it's going to be based on something as horrifically derivative as a dual stick/zombie combo, there had better be something special about it if it's gonna show up in my TA feed!

    • ethandude123

      "Just take a look. Maybe it's up your alley"

      • Jensen_G

        ok, well I still stand by my prior opinion of "no more zombie games!" but now that I've actually had a chance to watch a few of the "TA Plays" episodes, I like your style, especially when it is short and sweet and playing a game that is either terrible or funny, or both.

  • Furtin

    Best Zombie survival game with the best tension? Endnight HD. Nothing else comes even close.

  • GSJ1977

    Dual-stick survival shooter: yes.
    Zombies: yes.
    Originality: none.

  • http://mikelightman.com/blog mikelite

    this game looks ATROCIOUS on the new iPad. I refuse to be suckered in by a nice icon anymore!

  • Alex

    Are you effing kidding me?

    With all the SMACK you talk about games and their IAP models, you go and spend 10 freakin dollars to beaf your guy up to make the game incredibly easy?  SERIOUSLY!

    This game is crap btw.  I've played several better zombie shooter games.

    Garbage game, garbage review.  Touch Arcade seriously needs to find a replacement for Brad. The juice has gone to his head.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Retronaut42 Retronaut42

    While Left 2 Die may not be that fun to watch, I'm excited to see more "TA Plays" in the future.

  • Cristiano Caiado De Acioli

    Very nice video, I enjoyed a lot seen that this game is not worth a penny. Congratz Touch Arcade, I had fun watching the gameplay and the comments.

  • whatshit

    this game sucks balls. seriously its so generic,  a team with 0 imagination or creativity could of improved on this rubbish.