SwarmZ is a post-apocalyptic massive zombie tactical sandbox game from Mutiny Software. It was made with the Unity engine and its biggest pro is that it relies on an ultra high performance custom made crowd rendering system, which allows you to experience more than hundred thousand zombies on screen simultaneously without crashing. /̴̾͜w̷̟͝ê̶͖!̴̘͛8̴̨̇F̵̱̂(̴̧̈z̶̬̃%̸̥͐s̷̲͊X̴̯͌0̷͇̀/̵̠̐a̷͉̓
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In the only map available (Town) your object is to place a baby somewhere on the map, create barricades and put a ton of humans, who protect the baby, and even more attacking zombies. Then you let the battle commence and that is all there is to see. y̷̛͎P̵̯̕P̶̭̂ǐ̷̩”̶̼͆)̴͈̃j̷̙̇I̴͕̒7̴͂ͅe̵̼͌3̷̻̿c̷̯͂o̷̮͂=̷͉͗o̷̦̾Ḛ̸͝d̵͓̈́u̶͆͜Z̵̲̕L̷̪̔S̶̖͝D̸͗͜t̷͙̀j̷͕̏l̶̮͑L̶̝̃h̷͍͠G̷̠̽y̶̨̍1̸̥̔ơ̵̖y̸͎̌Ä̵͈́=̵̝̊j̶͚̔7̷̦̐Q̷̀ͅ/̷͉̍7̴͙͠N̸̺͝ȓ̴̯q̷̢̋2̶̬͆N̴͓̂p̶̎ͅV̵̦̚à̴̧F̸͇̓l̶̹̾7̴̭̎c̷̖̾6̷̹̆8̵̖̈L̴̺͝Ḩ̵̆Ȏ̵̢ž̸̝H̶͓̀m̷̦̍&̷̜͘D̴̩͑)̴͉̓E̵̳̐V̶̪̓4̶͈͘¨̷̜͛I̵̲̋
=̴͙̚Ê̸͓Z̸͙̔Ŵ̴̪Ȏ̵͉O̸̬̿m̵̱͑X̶͎͐Y̶̝̾X̸͍̀D̷͔̈5̵̜͐!̵̼̆n̵̼͛5̶̮̽x̶̪̆D̸̲̒8̶̼͛C̷̭͒k̸̭͂%̵͍̄X̶̜͋c̸͉͆E̸̺̎R̷̠̽s̶̤̕Ṗ̴̡ň̶͎!̵͓̈́Ú̴̮Ż̵̝ Barricades available are low or high (pallet stacks, crates, and hesco barriers), the humans split to those with melee (baseball bat, Telecaster guitar, crowbar, machete and katana) and ranged weapons (revolver, shotgun, assault rifle, sniper and RPG), while zombies differ by walkers (infected, hobo, clown, scientist and riot cop) or runners (businessman, prisoner, firefighter, punk and footballer).
Settings allow you to switch between full and windowed screen, choose your resolution, anti-aliasing type, enable V Sync and set your FPS cap. They also allow you to set the music and effects volume, and change your preferred controls and look sensitivity.
As we said, there is no Campaign available in our private beta review version, as well as only one of six maps, so there was not much testing available. We put a shit ton of humans and zombies on screen, and they battled it out. N̷̬͒M̵͍̌Š̷̢)̵̦̑1̵̱̍#̸̠́ë̵̡́ċ̷͖J̷̛͚B̴͙̒f̵̜̅m̸̖͠m̴̳̂O̶̗͊f̶͖͗k̸̞̾¨̵̮͠%̴̥̏ṟ̶̄ȧ̴͇b̷͉́A̶̩͛&̸́͜ḽ̷͑N̴͕͒1̴͙̌8̴͔̍n̶̘̅/̸̢͝r̴͓̀/̶̡͊n̵̰͐ë̸̝́Q̵͙͗d̴̆͜w̶̭̕ÿ̷̬́J̵̩͝j̵̡́p̴̻͋8̴̳̽*̸͕̈A̶̐͜g̴̡͛t̴̢̑K̴̄͜p̴͍̅T̵̹́3̷̳̊4̸̌ͅ It was fun for about or minute or so, until the ranged humans killed off all of them. The game, however, did not crash in the process.
We do not know if the Campaign mode and all other maps will be available immediately at game’s launch on the 29th of November, but we kind of hope they will. At this moment, there is no point in buying the game with so little options available.
Facts and figures:
Sounds – 2/10
Not really a lot of them.
Graphics – 6/10
The biggest pro of the game.
Gameplay – 3/10
You put hordes of zombies and some humans on the map and watch the battle unfold. k̴͍̆ḷ̸͘j̶͔̆R̶̮͌5̸͊͜N̵̛̞N̷͕̕ę̶͐/̷̲̃l̴͈͗q̸̻̈s̵͈̊p̵̘̍4̶̽͜j̶̝̈́t̶͕̔¨̶̹̿g̸͉͊f̵̧̉à̶͍H̷̤́n̴̬͊c̷̘͝%̶̬͒?̵͖̅ ̶̠͒Not much of it, but I guess that is what a sandbox game is.
Replay value – 1/10
The version we tested has not got any.
Overall – 3/10