Since the success of Resident Evil in the 90’s, many game developers have joined the bandwagon and attempted to use the “zombie craze” to their advantage by incorporating zombies into their games. Hugely popular game franchises such as the Dead Space series, Dead Island Series, Dead Rising series or the Left 4 Dead series all feature zombies as the main enemies that the player has to face and defeat. Of course, these series are just the tip of the iceberg, for there are hundreds of video games involving zombies available for every imaginable platform from consoles to mobile phones.
However, you don’t need to go out and buy a game console or an expensive gaming computer if you feel like going on a zombie killing rampage. Thanks to flash games, you can experience the fun of massacring hundreds of undead monsters on any regular computer with internet connection. In this article we are going to look at probably the most popular zombie flash game on the internet at the moment – the SAS: Zombie Assault.
Not surprisingly, the game involves defeating zombies, however, it includes several original features that make it unique. Once the game is loaded, you will find yourself in an area surrounded by concrete walls that separate you from the outside world full of zombies. But don’t feel too secure! For there are several holes in the concrete walls blocked only by fragile wooden barricades. The zombies can break down these barricades quite easily, unless you keep repairing them fast enough. So very soon, you will find yourself running from one barricade to another while shooting zombies at the same time. Once a barricade fails, there is nothing to stop the zombies from rushing inside to get you! In that case, your only chance is to shoot them down before they get you first.
For every zombie that you kill, you receive money that can be used to restock on ammunition or buy better, more effective weapons. You also receive bonus money for every “wave” of zombies that you wipe out. If you think that SAS: Zombie Assault is just another mindless shooter game, you will quickly realize that that is not the case. Because as the game progresses, you will find that each new wave of zombies is stronger than the previous one. So as the pace and difficulty increases, you will find it very difficult to keep the zombies away from you without coming up with a good strategy.
At the moment there are 3 versions of the game available. Compared to the first version of the game, SAS: Zombie Assault 2 introduced better weapons, larger maps, smarter enemies as well as a ranking system which awards you with special abilities and skills as your rank increases. The newest addition to the series, SAS: Zombie Assault 3 has brought the biggest update to the series so far. It added new game modes, maps, guns and skills but mainly a co-op multiplayer so that you can now face the zombies together with your friends or people from all around the world! So what are you waiting for? Those zombies won’t go away on their own!