The first Samurai vs Zombies Defense was released about just over a year ago and, while a lot of what made that the original slasher title a hit has been put into the sequel. Samurai vs Zombies Defense 2 this time around the game features much crispers and sharper, tablet-friendly graphics. You now have a choice to play as multiple heroes which is also a new addition. This time around the difficulty curve is pretty steep, which will strike down veterans and beginners alike.
Your warrior’s job is defending his home village and you can either run to the right, where waves of enemies appear, or retreat to the left. Firing, either using a ranged bow or an up-close-and-personal katana, is automatic – leaving you free to focus on summoning allies to help you win each scrap.
New pals are unlocked as you progress and each has its own skills and weaknesses. For instance, Shield Samurai are good at holding back baddies, which encourages you to think tactically about what support you need to take down the various enemies. Standard zombies just need to be brutally bludgeoned, while flying baddies need taller warriors – like the Stilt Walkers – to keep them at bay.
Samurai vs Zombies Defense 2 overall is a good looking game but its replay value is hurt because of its immense difficulty. You will probably play it for a while until you are constantly curb-stomped by one of the games bosses.