ZombiU gameplay: how to survive the apocalypse

Thursday, 29th November 2012 17:01 GMT By Dave Cook

ZombiU hits Wii U across the UK and Europe tomorrow. VG247′s Dave Cook shows you ten minutes of the game’s opening areas, and talks about surviving the chaos.

Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, ZombiU is an attempt at recapturing the tough nature of classic survival horror games. It’s slow-paced, full of zombies and creepy as all hell. You can check out our appraisal of the full game here:

I’ve been recording the game as I’ve been playing, and I thought it’d be neat to capture some of ZombiU’s opening areas and gameplay mechanics so you can see how it all works, not to mention how the Wii U GamePad factors into the mix.

The ten-minute clip below follows your survivor’s hike through the London Underground to Buckingham Palace. I also show off some combat and GamePad features:

Will you be getting ZombiU at launch alongside your Wii U? Do you like the look of the game? Let us know below.



  1. deathm00n

    Some weeks back I asked what was so awesome about this game, but now I see it. The only game so far that really caught my attention on WiiU. I’m sad in my country consoles are so expensive, WiiU is in pre order now for 700 US$ in the most cheaper store(that, by the way, import them)

    If it weren’t so expensive I would really forget my stupid aversion to Nintendo and buy it…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Deacon

    at the bit with the turret, would all those zombies have been there if you hadn’t taken up the turret? seems like a lot to deal with any other way…

    Nice video Dave. I’ve ragged on that game but it actually looks like it could be proper scary.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    That bit is a triggered event yeah. They start coming as you leave a safe room and the turret is there to help you mow them down. Without it you’d be dead meat.

    #3 2 years ago

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