The popular zombie survival game topping China’s chart in the past few months – LifeAfter (明日之后) has now arrived in the global market! The English version is now available for both Android and iOS. We tried out the English version ahead of its official release, so here is our LifeAfter review!
The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious virus has turned many humans and creatures into the infected. Just like what you see in The Walking Dead, the infected appears everywhere looking for the flesh and blood of the living. You will need to rely on your wits to hunt, gather, build and survive.
First of all, LifeAfter presents the post-apocalyptic world in realistic graphics. Exploring the world is an immersive experience. There are cities full of infected, abandoned mine, broken-down college and more that makes you feel like you are really living in a post-virus-ravaged world. The game starts with a long tutorial that guides you through almost everything you need to know, which is something good compared to some other mobile survival games with no clear instructions.
The cycle of the game is pretty repetitive – you gather resources, craft something with the resources, then kill zombies to survive. The game does feature a main storyline though, which it combines many small missions into a story by adding in a few cutscenes and conservations with NPCs. As it is a survival game, you will need to pay attention to your character’s stats such as HP, hunger, health and status. You will also need to take care of your pet dog’s condition.
Other than chopping trees or mining, you can go fishing and wildlife hunting as well. You can even create all kind of delicious food from the materials you collected! Everyone gets their own house and I bet you will enjoy decorating it. It is like The Sims in a post-apocalyptic world, nothing beats the sense of accomplishment you get from building your home from zero to a few storeys high up from the ground!
Zombie hordes usually appear at night, you can stay in your house to avoid their attacks but they will slowly destroy your walls (and interiors once they got into your house). The infected are not the only ones you need to beware of, you may encounter other survivors (players) while you venture outside. Some might attack you for loot and if they don’t, you can choose to befriend them and share them your resources.
You will unlock new modes and various events as you progress. Later on, you will be able to set up an outpost and recruit other survivors to your cause. You can set taxes, post missions, expand your land, trade or battle with other outposts for resources.
However, the game is not fully optimized in English yet – the grammar is not always correct, sometimes Chinese words appear too. It is still an ambitious survival RPG with rich multiplayer experience and realistic graphics, you should try it out if you are a fan of survival RPGs.