An MMO for your phone that kills more than just time and your battery.
This is a game I’ve been playing on and off for the past year and feel it deserves a review. Last Day On Earth: Survival is a sandbox, zombie MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) with hints of The Sims for a bit of fun, and the goal of the title is plain and simple: survive.
I first discovered it about 12 months ago, and had a decent fourteen week run of near nonstop playing before deleting it for some reason that I can’t remember, and then there is now…
There isn’t much of a plot to Last Day On Earth: Survival (LDOES)… in fact there is none. The game is all about surviving, more or less on your own. You start out on a plot of land with a small building that is your starter home. From there you need to scavenge everything, from food and water to weapons, clothing and materials to build and craft other useful things.
You can eventually build a garden bed to produce food, a rain catcher for water and so on, but those require you to level up, and the best way to do that is kill, acquire stuff and kill some more.
For a mobile game it’s quite pretty to look at and the sounds (when I’m not blasting Metalcore on my headphones) is top notch.
The controls are also a joy to play with and are simple to master, with my only complaint being they are a little small on an iPhone 6 but that’s my problem, not the game’s.
I’ve only seen a small amount of enemies so far which are 4 or 5 zombie types (some of which can be deadly), wolves, bandits (armed with firearms - I’d suggest running) and other players, who are hostile, the only way to work with people is to form or join a clan which requires you to be at least lvl 28.
When I first started playing Last Day On Earth: Survival I wasn’t expecting much for a mobile game, but I was proven wrong quick. It’s actually a huge MMO that would fit nicely on a console.
You can spend months on this game if you have the patience as there is a lot of repetition and grinding to get anywhere, but at the moment it doesn’t feel like a chore and I feel rewarded for my accomplishments.
Highly recommended to fans of MMO’s, zombie games and survival simulators.