Overlife is a game set in the near future when zombies shuffle all over the streets of a big city and you have to find resources and find your out to escape and survive. So far, the easy part of this review.
Overlive gameplay is about exploring a city, which areas are unlocked as you explore further a new events happen. Every action takes some time, and as time is a finite supply (as ammo or food) you have to administrate and ration it. Don't expect any arcade action, it's all ruled by stats and some dice rolling in the background. Likewise, there are random encounters and some hidden surprises depending on which options you take.
There's no difference between the lite and the complete version but the time you have before running out of it, so it might happen that you get fully equipped and left the juiciest parts to explore and you have to start over from scratch.
Hand drawn graphics are good, and although we'd like there were some animations and puzzles and minigames between zones or chapters, or history changed accordingly to which characters you've chosen (let alone a character creation process), but anyways, definitively worth a try if you like narrative games.Tags: interactive survival game.
Developer's original description available here
Developer's original description available hereChoose what to do each day and escape before your city is wiped out. Train skills, find gear, improve your home, explore the city, find pets, make hundreds of tough life and death decisions, and kill zombies.
Overlive is a highly rated game that plays like a “choose your path” interactive story, with RPG elements and combat. Check out reviews and features below.
“One of the things I really love about this game is just how much stuff there is to find. There are lots of little surprises and finding certain items that might seem unimportant at the time can really help you out in unexpected ways in the future.
Finding each of the endings is a good challenge that will keep even veterans of the genre busy for a while, and the frankly massive amount of events means even after finding all the endings, there will still probably be undiscovered nooks and crannies.
If you're into adventure games or choose-your-own-adventure gamebooks, you'll want to give this one a look.”
– 4/5 TouchArcade
“Probably the best thing about Overlive is its ability to actually build a world and add consequences to random exploration. The game doesn't depend completely on the player to discover and create narrative, but also allows for them to make decisions and impact the game world. This transforms the game beyond being a series of minigames with some narrative elements to a game that has players question whether a completionist attitude is really worth having in world ravaged by zombies.
Overlive is definitely a refreshing title that manages to stand out among the endless waves of other zombie games on the App Store.”
- 4/5 148Apps
+ Survive the zombie apocalypse and escape your zombie infested city before time runs out!
+ Make 100s of tough decisions that may come back to haunt you in this “choose your path” style interactive story.
+ Shoot and cut zombies, bosses, and other threats with melee, guns, and explosives!
+ Overcome 1000s of unique challenges by training 9 skills; be a stealthy computer hacker or a guns blazing pyromaniac – you decide!
+ Explore 18 infested city locations to find other survivors, new weapons and gear, and upgrades for your home!
+ Find one of the 8 endings and achieve the best possible score grade based on your conduct… can you survive without becoming evil?
+ This version is 100% ads-free!
+ This version has NO in-app purchases, everything comes 100% UNLOCKED upfront!