Two of the most overused tropes in gaming right now are World War II and zombies and it would take us a considerable time to make the list of all games that are built around one of that two center points, or both. The thing is, most of those games are first-person shooters, but not this one. Z Day is a full-fledged strategy in the settings that we usually call alternative history.
This game is taking place in the midst of the World War that is going on for years, way longer than in our real-life timeline. In an attempt to end the horrific conflict, scientists increased the experimentations, which lead to many scientific breakthroughs in the vehicular mechanics, but also in genetic engineering. The battlefields were soon became filled with genetically enhanced super soldiers, and the skies got clouded by humongous Destroyer aircraft. After the years of struggle, the Allies began to overturn the tides of war and gain an advantage. And then, Invaders used the gas which contained a chemical that caused the living and recently dead to resurrect as zombies. Now, the hellscape of the war became ever more dreadful, and the deciding point of the war, appropriately called The Day Z, is coming closer day by day. Your task as the commander of the Allied forces inside the enemy territory is to fortify your defenses, build an army, form the alliances and destroy your enemies while surviving in the zombie apocalypse battlefield.
Marching bravely into the terror-filled battlefield and dealing with the undead chaos can be even used as the opportunity for the advancement in career. If you pull the right moves, the endgame might find you on the position of the president. In the battle against the supernatural threat, you’ll build battle-hardened alliances and work together to defeat the invading forces. By using the chat feature, you can connect with other players around the world using a real-time conversation with a feature for translating. You have to use your strategic mind to repel the invasion and save the humankind from extinction by managing your resources, training your armies and researching crucial technology. If you manage to fulfill all your duties, you might build the state strong enough to withstand the global threat.
This is one of those games that are trying to make a new content by mixing two pre-existing settings into a new one. Combination of strategy, WWII and zombies isn’t something you see every day, and it seems the developers did their best to make their game recognizable on the market.