By Jim Rossignol on May 31st, 2013 at 10:00 am.
The real issue with the deluge of zombie games isn’t that there are now too many to play, but that it’s impossible for us to write an intro blurb without some kind of eye-rolling “zombies, eh?” going on. Anyway, EKO and 505 Games send word of the informatively-titled How To Survive, which will once again pit you against the apocalypse, only this time in a real-time third-person action game with multiplayer modes. The press blurb says: “In order to survive, you must fulfill the most basic of needs – seeking out food, water and shelter, as well as crafting dozens of tools and weapons from fishing rods to Molotov cocktails. Players can also team up with other survivors in local and online multiplayer story and challenge modes to take on a growing array of the infected.” How To Survive sounds a bit too much like Dead Island for my liking, with it stranding on “a remote archipelago off the coast of Colombia in the aftermath of an unexplained accident.” Hmm.