Android Game Of The Week: Zombie Highway 2

March 20, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

If history has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t seem to get enough zombies in video games. Zombie Highway 2 fulfills that hunger by throwing you knee deep in zombies but with the added bonus of getting to drive right through them with an armored car fitted with heavy weaponry. The goal of the game is pretty simple, drive down the highway trying to escape zombies, make sure to crush them before they can flip over your vehicle. Like most zombie titles, Zombie Highway 2 is a survival based game. See how long you can last on the highway before you ultimately meet your demise at the hands of flesh-eating undead.

As you progress through the game you can obtain points and cash for the scores you get at the end of each session. You can use the cash to upgrade your vehicle with better armor and attributes while outfitting it with stronger weapons and upgrading the ones you already have. The vehicles have been completely redesigned so things feel fresh, and the weapons have been redesigned as well. To do some major damage though, Zombie Highway 2 also features four all-new super weapons. The controls are designed to utilize the accelerometer and gyroscope inside your device, so instead of traditional virtual d-pads you use tilt controls to steer away from the zombies and avoid them as best you can while also mowing them down.

For the challenge freaks, you’ll find a nice little collection of 58 different objectives to complete which should help keep things interesting for a little while. There’s also daily challenges that can earn you extra stuff, and the roads for all sessions are randomly generated every single time so things don’t get stale or boring. If you have friends that play, they’ll end up appearing in your session right around their best score, which kind of makes for a fun element of competition. The visuals are enhanced from the first game and overall pretty appealing, and while Zombie Highway 2 won’t provide gamers with an in-depth storyline to follow, it’s a great little time killer when you have 5-10 minutes to dedicate to a little gaming.