A Whole New Meaning to ‘Crowd Control’ – #KillAllZombies Review

GameStop, Inc.

A Whole New Meaning to ‘Crowd Control’ – #KillAllZombies Review

Find out how being the crowd favorite could mean life or death in our #KillAllZombies Review

Picture being put in arena facing wave after waves of zombies. Where your performance not only has to keep you alive but also please an audience, for failure to do either result in death. It’s zombies meet the Hunger Games in #KillAllZombies. #KillAllZombies is a top-down dual-stick shooter that is reminiscent of Smash TV. I can’t help but picture a dystopian future where society devolves back into watching people fight for their lives in the arena. Players are placed in a ring where waves of zombies are constantly approaching, each wave increasing in size and difficulty and also adding various obstacles and hazards that could either help or hurt the player.

All seems pretty standard for a horde like gameplay until you place fate in the hands of the audience! #KillAllZombies gives the audience the power to affect the gameplay. So those who have no stake in the game, now have the power to help you or, in my experience, royally stick it to you. Now you not only have to battle through merciless hordes of the undead, you also have to keep bystanders on your side. Because if the crowd wants you dead, they can make you dead.

#KillAllZombies Review


There doesn’t seem to be any store to #KillAllZombies. There’s no backstory displayed or introduction video, you hop right into the game. The lack of story does not take away from the game. However, it also does not add to it.

#KillAllZombies Review


The dual-stick shooting is very reminiscent of Smash TV. It is very comfortable, fluid, and intuitive, minus the fact that the X (on Xbox One) button does not reload the gun. The aiming does not seem as natural as I would like, but that can easily be my own lack of precision and the high attention to detail Beatshapers put into the weapons. The game is no cakewalk but it feels like a real and worthy challenge; unlike games like Flappy Bird. The audience interaction is literally a game changer. There is something gratifying about having some annoyed spectator you pwned in a battle of wits throw an angry horde of zombies at you. It would have been more gratifying if that horde didn’t kill me, but gratifying none the less.

#KillAllZombies ReviewMechanics

The game is pretty basic but it definitely plays into the less is more,” category. The perks give it a unique feel to any other games of the sort as they range from simple power-ups to level manipulation and even enemy manipulation. The real standout of the game, however, is the crowd control. The audience having the ability to control your fate is the perfect combination of anger, joy, gratitude, and WTF. It prevents any long term rhythm and also encourages interaction. I can see this device being implemented into larger franchise games immediately, especially if and when #KillAllZombies takes off. While not being particular groundbreaking in most aspects, the combination, execution, and addition of crowd control really makes the game unique and engaging.

#KillAllZombies Review

The Verdict

#KillAllZombies is a simple game, with complex depth. I know that’s contradictory, but it’s the best way I can put it. The gameplay is basic, there’s no crazy learning curve, advanced controls to master, or ridiculous strategizing that needs to happen. This works entirely in the games favor. It is a quick and fun game to pick up and put down, although the latter will be harder to do. The audience interaction, or ‘crowd control’ as I like to call it, almost helps recreate the couch co-op experience. (Also, couch co-op is available for you and a buddy to waste zombies together in front of a live internet audience.) It’s like when you get really into a game, then your sibling comes in and unplugs your controller. I know that sounds annoying, and it is, but something about how it’s implemented into the game via crowd interaction makes it work. #KillAllZombies is a game that’s greater than the sum of its parts. So I’m giving it a 8/10

#KillAllZombies is available today on Xbox .

#KillAllZombies Review
  • 7/10
    Story - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Gameplay - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Mechanics - 9/10

The Verdict

It’s zombies meet the Hunger Games in #KillAllZombies. You can be the baddest zombie killer around, but if the crowd doesn’t like you they’ll kill you themselves.

User Review
0 (0 votes)
Anytime Costumes

Leave a Reply

Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
‘Wednesday’ Comes to Blu-ray on Tuesday from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

‘Wednesday‘ Comes to Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, from Warner...

Toy Lei Talks About Playing Auntie Victoria in ‘The Brothers Sun’ – Interview Rewind

Asian-American actress Toy Lei stars as Auntie Victoria in the new...

Marcus Massey Talks ‘Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ – Interview

Marcus Massey Shares his Wisdom as Owl in ‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and...

Event News Event Reviews
‘MJ the Musical’ Chronicles the Life of the ‘King of Pop’ Running at Segerstrom – Review

‘MJ the Musical‘ is the Ultimate Stage Adaptation, Chronicling the life...

Aiden Sinclair and Michael Rangel Talks ’57 Ghosts’ Aboard the Queen Mary Séance

Aiden Sinclair and Apparitionist, Michael Rangel Discuss their new Theatrical Séance...

Luke and Madison Rhoades Open ‘Slashers Axe Throwing’ – Interview

Luke and Madison Rhoades Open Orange County’s first ever horror themed...

Automotives Football MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
Olympic Runner Colleen Quigley ‘On The Road to Paris’

Team USA Olympic Runner, Colleen Quigley is On The Road to...

Paralympian Swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger On The Road to Paris

Team USA Paralympian Swimmer, Ahalya Lettenberger is On The Road to...

Ultimate Women of Wrestling Comes to the Globe Theatre – Interview

Ultimate Women of Wrestling Comes to the Globe Theatre on Sunday,...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Fantoy Comics Presents: Harry Potter and the Pahrump Apocalypse, battle at the Infernal gate pt 2

Oh Bruh, you did NOT just quote "Predator"!

Fantoy Comics Presents: Harry Potter and the Pahrump Apocalypse – Battle at the Infernal Gate pt 1


Fantoy Comics Presents: Harry Potter and the Pahrump Apocalypse – SID SPEAKS!

"We Demons! Let's go CRUNK on this punk-ass world!"

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Joe Kwaczala Talks About His new Comedy Album ‘Funny Songs & Sketches’ – Interview

Joe Kwaczala Talks About His new Comedy Album ‘Funny Songs &...

Songwriter and Poet, Tamara Mechael Talks About Her Career in the Arts

First Generation Assyrian-Chaldean, Songwriter and Poet, Tamara Mechael Talks About Her...

Louden Swain Headlining Los Angeles Show at The Echo

Press Release – Louden Swain are headlining Los Angeles show at...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Gameplay Trailer

The first Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League gameplay trailer was revealed during...

Wonder Woman Game
Wonder Woman Game Announced By DC and WB Games

Wonder Woman game will feature the iconic hero in a 3rd...

MultiVersus brings Batman, Arya Stark, Bugs Bunny, and More

MultiVersus is bringing Shaggy, Harley Quinn, Jake, Batman, Arya Stark, Bugs Bunny,...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Gary Morgenstein Talks ‘A Dugout to Peace’ the Final Installment of his Trilogy

Gary Morgenstein Talks About ‘A Dugout to Peace‘ the final installment...

Chris Clews Is ‘Raised on the 80s’ and Shares Those Life Lessons

Chris Clews was ‘Raised on the 80s‘ and Shares Those Life...

Roye Okupe Brings Authentic African Representation to HBO Max and Cartoon Network

Nigerian-American, Roye Okupe brings authentic African representation to HBO Max and...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand Demo

The new ‘Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand‘ is ready to ship...

Chef Jen Peters and Matthew Clayton Bring us the ‘Good Flour’

Canadian Super Chef Jen Peters and Matthew Clayton Bring us the...

Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is now available to help...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Episode 38: Hamid Rahmanian

Join Whitney Grace as she speaks with artist Hamid Rahmanian, who...

No Preview
Toon-In Talk Episode 37: Niki Smith

Whitney Grace interviews graphic novel writer and artist Niki Smith about...

Toon-In Talk Episode 36: Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen takes some time from his busy voice acting schedule...