I've never understood why shotguns are the go-to weapon for fending off zombie hordes. Sure, in a close encounter, it's a guaranteed way to put a bloodthirsty undead drone on its backside, but it's not going to liberate an entire city in the event of an outbreak. Such large-scale crowd control needs more than pseudo-vigilante justice. That's why, unless every air force base in the world were to succumb to a zombie outbreak at the same time, I would expect to see an AC-130 bringing the rain from the skies. Zombies can't fly (nor can they even drive), so lets hit them from where they can't hit us back. iOS gamers have been doing this for two years now, and with over 70,000 ratings, the consensus is that the game's good. Now Zombie Gunship has made its way to Android, and it's time for us to show them how aerial gunslinging is done.

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Zombie Gunship is essentially a tower defense game in which you don't defend yourself, you protect targets on the ground ranging from stranded civilians to isolated bunkers. If you've tried out the gunship levels in Call of Duty or the recent Splinter Cell: Blacklist, you know that this can be easier said than done. But if you manage to pull it off, you will earn cash for your kills and can use that income to upgrade your gunship's arsenal.

Developer Limbic has yet to release an Android trailer into the Play Store, but this iOS video still gives you a glimpse of what to expect.

The game costs 99 cents to buy, and while that's all you need to do to enjoy the game, there are in-app purchases for acquiring cash more quickly. If you're the impatient type, spend away, otherwise, sit back and listen to that Gatling gun sing.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Pedro

    Great game... one year after ios launch date... but better than never :)

    • Dario

      More like two years unfortunately

  • Kevin G. Sanchez

    Does it have any Google Play Game Services?

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

      Doesn't look like it - the listing would tell you.

    • Arash

      It does have GPGS.

      • Kevin G. Sanchez

        Would you happen to know which one exactly?

        • Arash

          Achievements, Leaderboards

  • Frank Wester

    how funny, I was just looking for this yesterday to see if it was on Android. I was just one day early.

  • Jose Torres

    This has been on iOS since like the middle of 2011 and Android is JUST getting it?

    • pc

      And from the whopping 12 comments, and 4 likes to your comment, its clearlym been much in demand!

    • j¤n Gårrëtt [5,000+]

      be happy, some games never make it to Android. some like RAGE get canceled after they say its coming to Android.

  • ChainsawCharlie

    Yau Zombies!

  • jeffhesser

    Meh, was middling at best on iOS. Wouldn't guess this will be much better.

  • Sootie

    I dismissed this because its a zombie game but I love AC 130's so I though I should at least read about it

    • j¤n Gårrëtt [5,000+]

      Zombies are awesome, there's not much else that's cooler.

    • CaibreGreyblade

      Well, it's politically correct way to blast things apart. With AC-130. What's not to love?

  • FunkyMonkeyNazi

    Look out for the embedded zombie journalist! Kill that zombie and you'll get the zombie New York Times writing zombie articles about how you zombie killed people you zombie shouldn't have and you'll be embroiled in a zombie scandal.

  • CaibreGreyblade

    This is awesome. Now, if there was some sort of drone in this game immersion would be complete. Where is mine weaponized AR.drone..