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There's been a glut of zombie games lately - nary a roundup goes by where I don't have to try and find something new to say about the oh-so-popular undead. But Zombie Driver, the rare mixture of top-down driving and survival horror, comes by it honestly. The indie game was released on Steam for the PC back in 2009, and has been a popular seller on various platforms ever since. Now the THD version is available to owners of Tegra-based phones and tablets for $6.99.

If you haven't stumbled across Zombie Driver before, think of it as a mix between the Carmageddon and Twisted Metal games of old and the newer top-down racers that seem to do so well on mobile. You control one of eight vehicles bristling with weapons, with the intent of completing various missions, like rescuing survivors or killing x amount of zombies in a time limit. Shooting them is preferable to running them over, since they slow you down, and a large hoard of undead can bring the smaller cars to a dead stop.

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Complete missions to earn cash for new cars and upgrades... though who you're buying them from in a zombified wasteland is kind of a mystery. Developer Exor Studios has partnered with Nvidia for the Android version - there's no indication of when the game will come to other devices.

Update: Sorry, folks, NVIDIA contacted us to say that Zombie Driver was accidentally published to the Play Store early. It should be available again sometime later tonight.

Update #2: It's back up now.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • shitvader

    Today is a good day for android :-D NFS 1st and then tombie driver :-)

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Looks like the game went up a tad early and is being pulled until tomorrow.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Aaaand it's back up.

  • Bah

    Tegra as usual.. please stop with the tegra, devices without tegra is as powerful as with tegra.

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.s.gibson Stephen S Gibson

      If it wasn't tegra exclusive then tegra chips wouldn't be as special. Gotta make money. As a tegra owner...I love it! :D

      • GraveUypo

        why? is the game any better because other android people can't get it?
        apple people still can. super

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Markert/100001113752823 Richard Markert

    Other than being crappy, this is the reason I hate Tegra SoCs. Thanks for the big old middle finger again.

  • rubejb

    Are the on-screen controls as bad as the reviews say? I've seen a video of someone playing where the steering and forward/reverse movements are all done with the left thumb. Is there an option to have the forward/reverse on the right while steering with the left?

    I've found that the GTA3 touchscreen controls work quite well, are the controls in Zombie Driver THD anywhere near as playable? Thanks.

  • Dipish

    Looks a lot like Reckless Getaway only with a shooting twist...