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    Published: 2014-05-20, by .

    An awesome and extremely original workout app

    8.8
    • Most original workout app
    • It's actually a great incentive
    • Make your jogging routine a game
    • Battery drainer
    • Expensive price

    "You are being chased, don't you hear them groan?"

    All who know me know that I'm a frustrated Z-film scriptwriter who channels his Z-frustration fiercely criticizing those Z-films he doesn't like and singing the praises of those which are worse but he likes better. By the way, I write now and then about z-stuff, to the point of wasting two AndroidZoom articles in it a time ago (here and there)

    Of course, I have an AppsZoom alert with the word "zombie" written in caps, so every time a new z-whatever app is born I get an email at the end of the week with it. That's how I find Zombies, Run! And that's how I was scared when I saw it's sold for 7,50$. In addition, workout and me fell out months ago, so if zombiemaggedon were going to be tomorrow, I'd be considered slightly more than zombie breakfast.

    However, I have always liked to have the role of the survivor who not only saves his life, but also helps other survivors and, thanks to the united skills of all the team -leaded by moi- create an oasis of life in the midst of an undead sea. By the way, the blonde amazon would fall in love with me and...well, you know the film. If not, ask Romero.

    Zombies, Run is worth its price only if you need motivation. If you are an innate jogger (oxymoron) you won't need this app, save your bucks for your next trainers instead. Howsoever, if you want to run but your favorite sentence is "joggin' for jogging's sake is nonsense" here's your app. It doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman, the only required condition is that you are alive and are willing to continue that way.

    Zombies, Run! comes with 30 workout routines, each one in the form of a mission. As you jog, you receive orders and listen to events happening around you. You get virtual items (as in a geocatching game) and, once you get home, you can spend them to improve your base. By "items" we also mean survivors or stuff. You can play your own music or choose it from some given tracks.

    I don't know if the price and zombie combo are incentive enough to stop putting off your eternal New Year resolution. I love it, and I'd like there were more missions, because I don't know if I will continue jogging once I save mankind. Fortunately, missions are replayable. I'd also like that it wasn't an absolute battery drainer, but that's endemic of GPS based apps (in the end, if you were to go out into a z-infected city, you will make sure your device runs full of battery, won't you?). Don't forget your headphones and thank the developer when you win the next neighborhood race.

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    by Manu , Appszoom

    May 20, 2014

    Description

    Get ready for the run of your life. Join 5 million runners on an epic adventure!

    You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You’ve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s only one thing you can do: Run!

    Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. Every run becomes a mission where you’re the hero, with our immersive audio drama putting you at the centre of your very own zombie adventure story. While you run to the perfect mix of heart-pumping audio drama and pulse-pounding songs from your own playlist, you’ll collect supplies to grow your base back home.

    BBC NEWS - “The only way to save yourself is to run for real.”
    WIRED - “In the style of Runkeeper, with an exciting undead twist.”
    LIFEHACKER - “A really cool way to get outside and exercise.”
    CNN - “Turns exercise into a game - a terrifying, terrifying game.”
    TIME - "Takes all the fun of a zombie game and funnels it into a fitness app."

    WALK, JOG, OR RUN ANYWHERE
    Zombies, Run! works anywhere and at any speed. You can jog in a park, run along a beach, or walk along a trail. It even works on treadmills!

    YOU ARE RUNNER 5
    Hundreds of lives are counting on you. You’ve got to rebuild your base from a few shivering survivors into a fortified beacon of civilization by collecting critical supplies and avoiding roving zombie hordes. Can you save them and learn the truth about the zombie apocalypse?

    A WORLD OF STORIES
    You become the hero in an epic story of humanity’s struggle for survival where your running *really* matters, and there’s a deeper mystery to be uncovered as well. Play the first four missions for free and unlock one extra mission every week.

    UPGRADE TO PRO
    Unlock all 300+ story missions immediately for unlimited play, plus Interval Training and Airdrop Mode. Pro is available for $3.99/month or $24.99/year. Your subscription will automatically renew. (Existing paid players will have access to a special discounted membership rate, plus free access to all game modes and S1-3 missions).

    YOUR OWN MIX
    Choose your own custom playlists before you start running: the story unfolds in between your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings.

    ZOMBIES CHASES
    Saving the world not exciting enough? Activate Chases to kick things up a notch. When you hear zombies on your six, it’s time to speed up before they get too close. Can you escape every mob, or will you have to drop some of your hard-earned supplies to distract them? There’s only one way to find out.

    DETAILED STATS
    View detailed graphs and stats for your entire running and game progress — and check out which songs you play the most while escaping zombies!

    KEEP THE SURVIVORS ALIVE
    Every time you run, you’ll automatically collect vital supplies like medicine, batteries and food. Once you’re home, you can use them to build your very own post-apocalypse community. Do you strengthen your defences against the zombies, or build a new farm? Share the results with your friends and find out who can make the brightest future for humanity.

    VIEW YOUR RUNS ONLINE WITH ZOMBIELINK
    Register with our free ZombieLink service to view and share your runs online, complete with maps and full run history!

    NOTES
    - Requires Android 5.0 or above
    - Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

    Follow us at @zombiesrungame and visit zombiesrungame.com

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