Last Day on Earth: Survivalby Aethyna Dec 29, 2019 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 8 rate Developed by the indie developer Kefir!, Last Day on Earth: Survival is a one-of-a-kind zombie-survival game that has truly redefined its genre, at least on the mobile platform. Featuring a hardcore yet somewhat grindy gameplay, this game is possibly one of the top breakout indie mobile games of the year despite still being in beta. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Developed by the indie developer Kefir!, Last Day on Earth: Survival is the undisputed, one-of-a-kind zombie-survival game that has been on the top 50 mobile games on both Google Play and the App Store shortly since its release… despite still being in its beta phase. This game offers a gameplay that is very unlike any other similarly-themed games out there, allowing players to harvest resources from zombie-infested areas, craft a wide variety of tools, vehicles, clothes, and weapons, build and reinforce your own post-apocalyptic shelter, and raid other players’ homes (they are actually NPCs).
The game doesn’t really provide much detail on how the zombie apocalypse came about, but there are some descriptive snippets presented on loading screens that you can read.
Last Day on Earth: Survival is a survival-themed sandbox game that focuses a lot of exploration, scavenging, and crafting.
In this game, there are two main areas that you should know about – the world map where you’ll be able to visit different locations (costs energy) to kill zombies and scavenge for resources and your own piece of land in which you can build your own home and defenses.
Each of the location on the world map is designated with a difficulty level and if you’re just there to farm for some resources, it’s best to just stick with the green areas. The difficulty here refers to the toughness of the zombies you’ll encounter. Basic zombies are pretty easy to handle if you creep up behind them and whack them without alerting the nearby zombies, but this strategy won’t work for some zombies, especially the fat ones.
Note that sometimes, you may also be attacked by a fellow survivor as well and if you manage to defeat him, you’ll be able to steal his loot. These are “survivors” are mostly bots though, so don’t feel too bad if you steal their stuff.
The world map is actually fairly large, but it does restrict your progress, forcing you to clear certain critical locations and complete certain quests to unlock new areas. Bunkers, on the other hand, requires a code which you can obtain by chance by exploring the other locations.
There are also some structures that you can only access by assembling vehicles and these vehicles need a LOT of parts, some of which are so incredibly rare, you could play the game for years and not even scavenge enough of them to finally craft your vehicle. This is actually where the paywall comes in since if you have the cash, you can keep buying resource packs for real money that usually have a higher chance of dropping rare materials. If not, the grind can be quite maddening to be honest.
Now, besides the usual locations, there will sometimes be timed events such as the Trading Vendor who will give you some nice loot if you give him the stuff he wants. Of course, there are also special events for Christmas, Halloween, etc but most of the time, it’s just aesthetics – the gameplay is still the same.
Building a sturdy shelter is also an important part of the gameplay since your home will regularly get attacked by zombie hordes (usually once a day I think). So, having enough space to set up your crafting stations is good and all, but you’ll need to surround your place with the best walls you can afford (via upgrades) and then – this is the most important of all – fortify them with spikes. I really can’t stress this enough! Without the spikes, even the best of walls will fall… and fairly quickly too.
You’ll also want to craft a ton of chests mainly because you’ll definitely need to hoard a ton of stuff, from food to weapons, and from raw materials to parts that can only be scavenged. The crafting system in this game is more like a “leave it to do its work”-kind, so you can just dump in the raw materials and let the station just crank out the parts or items you need. Best yet, it’ll keep working even if you’re offline.
The game now has pets that you’ll have to take care of as well.
Despite being quite the “pay to win”, Last Day on Earth: Survival offers quite a bit of freebies that you can claim daily by simply logging in or by watching an ad. There’s also a guy at your home base that you can talk to and get some extra energy or a nice boost.
The community in Last Day on Earth: Survival is reasonably huge. They are a helpful bunch too. You can often find guides and tips online that are written by passionate fans of the game. Most players would be glad to help you out as well if you ask politely in the game’s forum.
Considering that this game is a mobile game, the graphics in Last Day on Earth: Survival is impressive enough. The isometric style used, as opposed to a say… top-down look, is perfect for the gameplay, and also to give the game a 3D appearance. In terms of sound, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic setting and as such, does contain some creepy sound effects. I personally think they nailed the noises that zombie makes. It’s enough to make your hair to stand on end.
Although the game can be quite a grind to play even for spenders, Last Day on Earth: Survival truly redefines what it means to be a hardcore zombie survival game on the mobile platform. At the moment, it still falls short of its aspirations of having a fully multiplayer experience, where players can actually raid other players’ homes, but the game is already pretty addictively fun as it is. If you think you have what it takes to be a hardcore survivor in a post-apocalyptic world, you should definitely put your purported skills to the test. After all, it’s not like you’ll lose everything you have on you when you die… Psst, you will!