ZP is a text-based browser game which requires more thought than the standard run-and-gun zombie games currently on the market. Every action in the game requires the use of Action Points. Theses points, which refill at a set rate over time, are used to navigate to new locations, attack enemies and to loot found goods. Players must plan their moves carefully so as to not find themselves stranded in a zombie hot spot.
Various NPC factions are also scattered about, offering a safe place of rest and an opportunity to purchase new items and sign up for missions. While experience from battle is used to level up your character and their customizable traits, various NPCs also offer training sessions to give your stats an extra boost for fighting the zombie hoard.
Combat is a turn-based system based on stats. To add depth to the battles, various components such as distance from target and weaponry factor in to deal an amount of damage that corresponds to each unique scenario.
The free-to-play zombie game features a top-down perspective of different blocks of the city. All the visuals are fully illustrated giving great detail and style, and every item is examinable. Zombie Pandemic offers an MMO experience that is vastly different than your typical MMO which should serve as a breath of fresh air for most zombie apocalypse gamers.