I didn't know this early on and died a lot because of it, but you are able to shake off zombies that grab you by flicking the left analog stick around, or on the PS3 by shaking the controller which uses the Sixaxis abilities. The burly zombie cannot be shaken off since they immediately bring you down if they grab you. For the most part you can shake off the zombies and continue building your multiplier and score more points. It is nice that you can continue as much as you want, although the game resets your score. On the plus side it keeps your overall kill number. When you quit and come back you can choose a day up to the one you've beaten and the same goes with the multiplayer part of the game.
Along the way you will also unlock seven other game types including Hardcore mode that gives you just one life and no chance at receiving extra lives through point bars., Blackout mode where all the lights are turned off and 7 Days of Hell mode where you must survive a week along with others.
As a single-player game, Zombie Apocalypse is not very good and is difficult to finish completely through the 55 days. Co-op play through brings this game up quite a few notches and becomes rather enjoyable. It was amazing to see how quickly you get through levels with up to three other people helping you. There is even a little competition since each person is ranked on things like kills and limbs shot off. Bottom line is this game is a great one to pick up if you have friends that want to play with you locally or online, it simply isn't as enjoyable playing alone.
The Co-Op Experience: Four players can kill the zombie horde either locally or online in this Left 4 Dead meets Arcade game.
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