The guys from Rebellion did a fantastic job with the creation of Zombie Army 4: Dead War, a new spinoff of the Sniper Elite series that puts the player against endless hordes of zombies that he gets to kill in numerous ways. This game came out in early 2020, and if you’re at least a bit interested in games about killing zombies, surely you cannot remain unmoved by what Zombie Army 4 has to offer.
The Zombie Army series, in general, is notorious also due to games such as Nazi Zombie Army 2 or Zombie Army Trilogy. Similarly to the previous games, you can play as Karl Fairburne in Zombie Army 4, but you can also choose other characters if you want. You can choose Jun, an Asian hottie; Boris, a Russian chief; Shola, a black girl; and more. This game seems to be very politically correct, as it gives the player the opportunity to choose from a variety of possible protagonists who belong to different ethnical groups.
Since Zombie Army 4 is about killing zombies, you’ll have to use every dirty trick in the book to get the job done. Those undead folks won’t go easy on you at all, especially on the harder difficulty levels. They’ll simply come at you in hordes, and some of them even have weapons. Therefore, being stealthy is pretty much out of the question for this game, regardless of how much you may like to see Karl being a silent killer. You have to kill those zombies fast and take down as many of them as you can at the same time, so let’s see how you can do it:
Always grab the turret
Perks are very important in Zombie Army 4, and one of them allows you to unmount a turret and use it against those disgusting, blood-thirsty zombies. You will simply have the chance to take that turret with you, and you definitely should take advantage of that perk since the turret is a highly destructive weapon. It will easily break those zombies into pieces in the first seconds you start firing.
Each and every character you choose can grab the turret and take it along for a nice zombie-killing rampage. In other words, killing zombies with the turret is a “must” – it’s not only efficient, it’s also highly addictive!
Bring a friend along for a co-op
If the endless hordes of zombies are more than you can handle in this game, you can always consider bringing a friend along to give you some help. Two sniper elites are clearly better than one, and joining forces can result in a devastating combination for those undead bastards. All the characters that you and your friend can choose have various weapons at their disposal, as they can change from snipers to machine guns, pistols, grenades, and more. Furthermore, you can even get your hands on new weapons on the battlefield after you defeat certain zombies. For instance, defeating the flamer and picking up the flamethrower from him to burn those zombies and send them back to Hell is always a load of fun!
Take advantage of bait grenades
There are several types of grenades in Zombie Army 4, and the bait grenades are probably the most interesting ones. Throwing such type of grenade on the battlefield will release a gas that will gather all of the zombies into one single point. From that moment, you can easily throw another grenade at them to destroy them all at once or simply start cracking their skulls with a machine gun or sniper. Bait grenades are highly effective since they are able to gather numerous zombies into one single point while also making them completely unwilling to attack you anymore. But beware that you need to act fast, as the effect of the bait grenades won’t last forever!
Look for items in the environment that can help
As you point your sniper or machine gun around the environment, you need to be on the lookout for any object that shines red. Those items can easily be used to your advantage to kill multiple zombies at once. For instance, red barrels are everywhere in this game, and shooting one will cause an explosion that can take out multiple zombies at once if they are nearby. Shooting some red flags, on the other hand, can generate a wave of electricity that will also rapidly take out those zombies.
At some point in the game, you will be located inside a building, and if you bring out a weapon, you notice that a huge pendant on top of the ceiling starts shining red. Guess what? That means that if you shoot it, it will immediately fall on the zombies that come beneath and kill them easily, which means that you should definitely take advantage of that scheme!
Needless to say, such items can affect you as well if you’re not careful, so make sure to stay at a safe distance from them when you use them!
ALWAYS aim for the skull!
If you’re out of ideas to kill as many zombies as possible at once, you should definitely always aim for the skull when you shoot them one by one, regardless of what weapon you carry. Even the pistols are highly effective once you aim for the skulls of those terrifying zombies, which won’t be as terrifying anymore once you scatter their brains on the floor. Obliterating their skulls is one of the fastest ways to kill those zombies, so feel free to give it a try!
Zombie Army 4: Dead War is an amazing game, most probably the best of its series, and anyone who’s into shooters should play it at least once. It’s also a highly addictive game, and it’s available on both the PC and all modern consoles.
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