Zombies rise again at the dawn of Apocalypse! In this companion to the smash-hit "Zombie Exodus," can you survive the first few days of the zombie outbreak as the dead rise, society collapses, and the living struggle to survive?
"Zombie Exodus: Safe Haven" is a series of thrilling interactive survival-horror novels by Jim Dattilo, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without animation or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
Customize a character using a variety of professions, backgrounds, special challenges, and skills to survive in a brutal and chaotic city as the Zeta virus spreads. Will you be an honorable soldier, searching through neighborhoods to aid survivors? Or will you be a ruthless bandit who loots and robs others for needed supplies? How about a paranoid hacker, psychopathic con artist, pragmatic scientist, or idealistic teenager? Dozens of options allow you to play the character of your choice.
Set in the "Zombie Exodus" world, the first part of "Safe Haven" focuses on the first few days of a viral outbreak which changes the infected into mindless zombies. Explore the changes to society at the start of the pandemic. Board your house, gather supplies, meet over a dozen other characters, and survive encounters with the living dead and even other survivors. Scavenge numerous locations, craft items, and use a variety of skills to survive the many challenges of the apocalypse.
With three brand new chapters and another 310,000 words, "Zombie Exodus: Safe Haven" is now more than than 900,000 in total! That's more than 72,000 each time you play. Given the number of paths from beginning to end, you can have a unique story every time and still never see all there is in "Zombie Exodus: Safe Haven!"
The "Zombie Exodus: Safe Haven" series will continue with future stories in new locations in the coming years.
• Play as male, female or nonbinary, gay, straight, bi, asexual, or aromantic.
• Nineteen backgrounds/professions including Soldier, Teenager, Professional Wrestler, Bank Robber, and Doctor. Or create your own custom class.
• Choose your skill levels in eighteen different apocalyptic skills such as Stealth, Ranged Weapons, Scavenging, and Survival. Level up your skills after each chapter and choose from hobbies to round out your character.
• Select optional challenges for your survivor. Take care of a dependent child or a pet, or deal with a phobia, compulsion, addiction, or affliction.
• Meet other survivors each with their own personalities, motivations, desires, and flaws. Even form romantic relationships with those you meet.
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Ratings and Reviews
The best way to experience this game is to have a clear idea of what your story character is like and then make consistent decisions that align with that characters personality.
Also, multiple times playing through as different characters -because the story is different depending on who you are and which choices you make. I’ve also found that if you make sure to max out in Perception -the story is far more detailed and interesting. I’ve played this game through more than 20 times.
I know, I know, that officially makes me a nerd but I can’t help it! It’s the only thing I’ve found where psychology mixes with game play so well. And the story actually changes in big ways depending on what you choose. And you really are developing a character/personality throughout who’s story changes and flows by how they react and think and see situations. It’s cool. Good fun.
One last thing. Don’t bother focusing on the relationship stuff- that aspect of the writing is badly done. It’s pretty obvious that the writer may have thrown the relationship stuff in at the last-minute because of having zero interest in that particular side being a human.
My Favorite Choice-Of Game Thus Far
I’ve been playing Choice-Of games for years, and when they started out, they were simpler in writing, but very fun. As time has gone on, the writing has gotten better, the stories have become much more in-depth, and they’ve also gotten more expensive (though maybe inflation has helped that, too). Anyway, my top favorites are the “Heroes Rise” trilogy, “To the City of the Clouds,” “Choice of the Star Captain,” “Broadsides,” and “Choice of the Vampire.” Since this one has come out, I find it to be the most entertaining, engaging, and re-playable. It has quickly shot to my number one favorite spot. The writing is excellent, in my opinion (with only a few errors here and there, but very few), and the choices you choose really seem to make the story different each time. Mostly though, I just like scavenging for resources and killing zombies. I’ve played through this one about a dozen or so times now, and I just can’t get enough. As of this review, there are only parts 1 & 2, and I can’t wait until the rest of it is finished!
Great game, some advise for part 2
I loved the game and played it 3 separate times, each one getting better than the last, unfortunately I didn't save everyone but I plan on playing the game for a fourth time in order to. (It has a great replay value). I do ask that in the next game the creators decide to add more options to strengthen relationships. Such as the ability to give your "friends" candy or something, in order to strengthen your relationship. I also think it should be a characteristic that (small spoiler alert) the vehicles we chose at the end can affect the next game, like using the bus to make a base, or the ability to mount the 50 cal at a base we make to help defend ourselves. Thanks for your consideration, and I hope you choose to go with some of my ideas.
- Hosted Games LLC
- 45.8 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2016 James Dattilo
- In-App Purchases
- Part One $4.99
- Part Two $3.99
- Skill Point Bonus $0.99
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