What I liked:
- Whilst it can be challenging at times it never becomes too overbearing and the simplicity of it means frustration never really gets built up.
- I quite enjoyed the retro style that was present in both the visuals and sound design because this style does bring back a few fond memories at times.
- In terms of content the game has a decent amount and the different modes that are present mean that you do get good value for your money.
What I didn’t like:
- Despite the decent amount of modes on offer the gameplay still gets repetitive very quickly so I recommend that you play in short bursts only.
- The weapons you can use in the game all feel disappointing and I didn’t really feel comfortable with any of them.
- There is a distinct lack of depth in the gameplay and more variety in terms of the combat elements would’ve been a welcome addition.
- I found the story in the campaign to be pretty dull and uninspiring and this in turn meant that it failed to hold my attention.
Does 2URVIVE do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all the zombie experience may have been done to death but every time a new zombie game comes out it almost always grabs my attention immediately because I just love killing the flesh-eating nuisances. The new game in question then is called 2URVIVE and despite the game offering me some fun and enjoyment at times the shortcomings it has often hold it back and this does make the experience become a little boring and uninspiring. Thankfully though not everything was like that because the presentation side of things whilst not being anything amazing delivers a lot of retro flavour and I must admit that I did enjoy both the visuals and sound design because of this. The gameplay is enjoyable as well but the lack of depth present in it means that things get repetitive very quickly so I would only recommend that you play the game in short bursts. This is a shame as well because the game does have a decent amount of content but even though it does have a nice amount of content the weapons always feel samey no matter which mode you play. The story in the campaign feels samey as well and there isn’t really anything that stands out in it so don’t expect it to hold your attention for too long. At the end of the day then 2URVIVE is definitely a mixed bag because anything it seems to get right is followed almost immediately by something it gets wrong and that’s the case throughout. In terms of a recommendation then I can maybe give it a very small recommendation but I will say to you now to not expect too much from it because this game is very limited and will hardly excite you at any time during your playthrough.
I rate 2URVIVE 5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: 2BAD GAMES
Publisher: 2BAD GAMES
Release Date (Xbox One): June 12, 2019