Thursday, 18 October 2012
Zombie Driver HD is a hugely expanded and improved new release which includes more than three times the content of the original, which was first released for the PC in December 2009. All those who already own the original Zombie Driver will be able to purchase Zombie Driver HD on Steam at a 50% discount.
EXOR Studios has received a lot of questions about the differences between the old PC version and the new HD version. Here is a short description provided by EXOR Studios of the things that were improved in the past 2 years:
The original game had 17 missions - the HD version has 31 missions with much more gameplay variety. In the HD version, there are multiple different objectives like defending against waves of zombies, epic boss fights, spraying anti zombie repellent, driving special vehicles like the military truck, the tank or the bulldozer as well as bombing missions.
The city is a lot more alive in this version because there are moving military vehicles, soldiers fighting with zombies or birds feeding on corpses. A bunch of in game cut scenes tells much more about the story than the previous version did. New enemies have been introduced in the form of zombie spawning infected buses, cargo containers or huge mutated mounds of flesh. The game is a lot more focused on using weapons against zombies which improves the pacing.
There is a new Mission Select option that allows to play any mission with any already unlocked car, weapon or upgrade. The minimap is also one of the additions that were made to the HD version along with a large city overview map accessible at any time.
Additional vehicles depending on the platform of your choosing. On Steam players can mow down zombies using a faithful recreation of the rescue van from the Left for Dead's Crash Course Campaign. On the Xbox 360 players are awarded with an exclusive super charged Hot Rod sports car. All DLC from the original game is also available in the HD release.
To sum things up - the original version of the Story Mode took about 4 hours to finish - the HD version Story mode takes about 8-12h to finish depending on the player.