One thing's for sure: over the past several months, there's been no shortage of zombie games. Whether you're going toe-to-toe with the undead in Dead Trigger, using them as motivation in Zombies, Run!, or showing off your green thumb in Plants vs. Zombies, the walking dead are everywhere. It's like a zombie apocalypse without, you know, the apocalypse.

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If you're looking for an apocalyptic nightmare that may hit closer to home, however, a new game called Global Outbreak may fit the bill. It uses geolocation to make the game experience local, putting you in charge of zombie genocide in your area. To do the deed, you're in charge of a band of mercenaries, with a range of upgradable weapons at your disposal.

The game is free to play, and judging by the Store comments thus far, it's actually free. That's even better.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.


    Looks interesting. Used to play a online flash game similar to this... Can't remember the name, but it had the same top down view and it was multiplayer.

  • Adrianr514

    very similar to the ios game Extraction

  • desi82

    I picked it up, it is indeed a fun game but the controls are a little clunky and it started giving me notifications after I was done playing the game. Not a fan of games than run in the background like that, so I uninstalled.

  • romz

    Keeps freezing up.

  • Shaaw

    It needs to run in the background to keep the 'real time, real location' aspects of it going. So far the battery usage on my phone is negligable when running in the background. Awesome game, though it has a bit of a steep learning curve at the very beginning.