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Gears & Guts (universal) by Glu fills an important gaming need: sometimes it’s nice to just blast through things, and that’s exactly what this new action driving title offers. Players are given a car and one goal: run over as many zombies as possible.
Everything about the game revolves around visceral destruction, from the exploding zombies, bombs, and other objects getting mashed under the front tires. There’s a mission system with an open world style, which means players can either focus on missions, or just driving around and running over the undead. The addition of specific objectives, and varying missions across multiple environments makes the game more than just another endless fare.
While playing through the missions, players earn and unlock new parts to attach to the car including plasma guns, flame throwers, chainsaws, razor blades, spikes, and more. With a little time and practice, a car slowly becomes a a zombie killing machine, and there are tons of upgrades and new cars available to always keep the tools of destruction fresh.
Despite the relative simplicity of the premise of running over zombies, there’s a surprising amount of engagement. The mission objectives combined with the open world style always gives players something new to do.
The 3D graphical design is also a highlight, from the environment design to all of the varying zombies and destruction. It’s great to see the blood explode and splatter on to the streets and your car. If you like mayhem, then this game will be right up your alley. It’s amusing and challenging as you drive through tougher and more complex zombies with time constraint objectives.
It’s not another physics puzzle, brain teaser, or thought provoking adventure, and instead is a great stress reliever. It’s also worth noting, that Glu did a good job in making the IAP more optional than necessary. Gears & Guts is an action packed game that is simply fun as you grind guts into the pavement with style.