Based on 6 critics – Overal Score: 75 / 100
GameInfo: Space Pirates and Zombies takes place far enough in the future that Earth has become a toxic backwater planet, so potentially not that far in the future. The galaxy has been colonized by humans, and the only means to travel to new star systems is through highly restricted and well defended warp gates. It is well known that systems closer to the galactic core become richer and richer as well as more scientifically advanced. This has led to theories of a secret system with a cache of treasure or knowledge at the galactic core feeding this growth. As a pirate, you must assemble a fleet and discover what treasure awaits you there.
|DualShockers It is not perfect, but it certainly can be fun. It is not for everyone, but those who want a bit of an old school space exploration game are in for a treat. It has been years since I have played a game like this, and I wish it was deeper. The two guys who make up MinMax Games have clearly worked hard to create something special, and they are continuing to do so. There is a list of planned additions that includes bounty hunters and more ships, so if you do pick it up, you can easily expect more content. I wish the devs would port this to a handheld, as the setup of the game is perfect for quick gaming sessions, as well as longer ones. Read Full Review||80/100|
|Player Affinity “If there’s anything I’ve noticed in PC gaming over the last decade, its the steady decline of space games. While adventure games underwent a similar decline in popularity, they’ve made a big comeback thanks to companies like Telltale bringing the joys of adventure gaming back to modern gamers. Unfortunately space games haven’t quite had a similiar resurgence, but the guys at Minmax Games are hoping to bring the joys of space games back with their new indie title Space Pirates and Zombies.” Read Full Review||80/100|
|GAMElitist SPAZ is a quirky top-down space sim much in the style of the final stage of Spore, but with a greatly improved sense of humour. Initially the game seemed to have leaned rather heavily on the Maxim school of game design, even the loading screens telling us facts like “Pre-loading: Space Screams.” However, the initial fears of the game being a clone are soon dispelled as the tutorial begins and you are placed in charge of a fleet of ships. The learning curve is quite gentle, so while controlling and simultaneously micromanaging several flying warships may sound a little daunting, you are never thrown in the deep end. On top of all this, SPAZ is made incredibly addictive by an all pervasive upgrade system. This intrudes even into the storyline which is essentially a mission to upgrade your mother-ship. Read Full Review||80/100|
|Gaming Irresponsibly Throughout the game I wanted it to be great, and for the most part it was. It’s not hard to notice where the game falters though, and unfortunately it does this more than I’d of liked. For it’s unique gameplay, it’s simplicity and it’s charm the game earns a very respectable(and slightly generous) Read Full Review||70/100|
|GamePro Combining old school shooter mechanics with a modern appreciation for depth, this unique shooter/RPG hybrid offers a clever take on space exploration and zombie invasions. Read Full Review||70/100|
|VGNetwork.it Space Pirates and Zombies is an action based, skill oriented, top down space combat game. It’s similar to the ones we knew and loved in years past, but now using full physics simulation and modern graphics for those oh so pretty explosions. Read Full Review||70/100|
Style: Overhead Free-Roaming Shooter
Release Date: August 15, 2011
Developer: MinMax Games Ltd.
Publisher: MinMax Games Ltd.