Operation: Eradicate

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$1.99 - Operation: Eradicate - Skejo Studios - v.1.2.1 - Developer Website









  • Graphics and Sound – 3/5

  • Strategy - 4/5

  • Fun - 4/5

  • Re-playability - 5/5

  • Overall - 4/5



by: Jan Maranan

In a Zombie Pandemic, How Many People Will It Take to Save the World? Four.


The years gone by have released a series of media clich├ęs on different mediums about zombies. From TV-series, toys, and the App Store, the overwhelming popularity of these brain-hungry creatures have infested the public’s interest; generating the hype of a doomsday event called the Zombocalypse. A doomsday event as such is where the story of Operation: Eradicate revolves on.

The game itself is not so story-driven. The story is just an introduction to make players in for the “Save the world from the zombie invasion” feel. The gameplay is really for the hardcore RISK/Pandemic – strategy fans who are into the Zombocalypse movement. Straight up, we can safely consider Operation: Eradicate a digital board game. In a more defined sense, Operation: Eradicate is a strategy game that relies heavily on decision making, time management, and of course...luck.

The main objective of this game is to stabilize all four regions (Americas, Europe, Africa/Middle East, and Asia) from the spread of the zombie “disease” from city to city. With only 24 turns per game, the fate of humanity will depend on your critical thinking skills. Upon tapping “New Game,” Operation: Eradicate goes straight to the point with a tutorial. The four main characters (pieces) namely: Assault Commander, Logistic Coordinator, Research Analyst, and Transport Pilot are introduced; each equipped with a special ability. Another character called the Engineering Expert can be used in a new game.


There are two game modes: “Original” and “With Pickups”. The difference between the two is that in the “With Pickups” mode…there are pickups. Special items can be picked-up by the characters and used passively or actively until the player decides to discard them. Operation: Eradicate also includes Game Center leaderboards, achievements, and multiplayer fun! The difficulty level will depend on the player’s preference – “Easy”, “Hard”, or “No Hope!”

The graphics are pretty decent, but the font size and the buttons utilized on-game are pretty small especially on the iPhone or iPod Touch– giving clumsy/big-fingered gamers a hard time to fully enjoy the game. Future updates may address these issues. There is also Facebook, Twitter, and email integration to inform your friends how cool the game is, or to show-off your achievements.

So lock your doors, load your guns, stay in your room, and keep your iDevice charged because this game will be consuming your strategy-board game-loving brains.








Pros


  • A cool board game for the zombie invasion fan

  • A challenging strategy game

  • Decent graphics


Cons

  • Small fonts and icons

  • Crashes often on some devices

  • Not for those who dislike purchasing clones (erm…Pandemic?)


Operation: Eradicate - Skejo Studios

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