Armor Games and Toge Production’s Infectonator (also available on iOS) is a strategy game where you spread a virus that gives rise to zombies in an attempt to wipe out humans in different cities. It’s a pretty simple premise that is similar to—and one of predecessors—of the other popular virus-spreading, eradication strategy game Plague Inc., only not as complex and without the long term game.
Infectonator was originally a popular title on the Armor Games site, which proved to make a great job from browser title to mobile since players will spend a lot of time clicking anyway. The player starts out with a few select locations and the overall objective is to wipe out the population there. There are four sub-objectives that add to the difficulty.
The sub-objectives are mainly based around wiping out the whole population in a specific amount of time, using a specific support weapon (grenade or whatever), spawning a certain kind of super zombie, killing a specific special enemy, wiping out a certain number of specific enemies, and collecting a specific amount of coins.
Throughout the duration of the game you will update your super zombies across three levels and raising their base abilities. You will also spend time raising the potency of the virus and the zombies overall skills such as their attack power, longevity, speed, virus spread rate, etc.
Wiping out several specific cities will grant you an opportunity to buy a new super zombie which includes horror movie villains, Ronald McDonald, the Yeti, and so on. Other updates are available to accelerate your progress that can be purchased while others are available only after beating the game several times. Replaying it might be a task since if you beat Infectonator once it’s probably not worth playing it again since its more of the same.
There are two play modes to enjoy: endless and world domination. Endless is as it sounds while world domination is a more objective driven mode. As for in-app purchases, they’re available but the game is very playable without purchases.
VERDICT: Infectonator is a good, casual time-waster that gives you a decent challenge to enjoy—mainly in the timer and military. There’s a colorful art style that is usually missing from zombie-oriented, but kind of the norm for a game with pixel art-based games. There’s not a lot of complex strategy to the game at all, focus on updating your zombies, stock up on support, and beat the timer. RATING: 3.5/5