This just has to be one of the funniest ideas for a game Iâ€™ve seen in a long time. Based on Seth Grahame-Smithâ€™s 2009 spoof Jane Austen mash-up ninjas, zombies and laydees novel of the same name, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a side-scrolling 2D beat â€˜em up with 12 levels, terrific graphics and the perfect melding of zombie-slaying action and â€œtouching romance narrativeâ€. Players can upgrade their special attacks while they avoid both the â€œrepulsive undead and deadly repulsive suitorsâ€.
The story follows young Elizabeth Bennetâ€™s quest to find love and zombie brains in Regency England. Thereâ€™s nothing a genteel English lady such as Elizabeth Bennet hates more than bad manners, and what could be more ill-mannered than the shuffling, rancid undead interrupting your afternoon tea and crumpet party and trying to eat your brains? Nothing, thatâ€™s what. Itâ€™s just plain rude, and the fiends need to be stopped, hence this most excellent video game in which Elizabeth gives the zombie hordes a right good kicking. I look forward to the sequels, Zombies and Sensibility, Mansfield Zombies and Emma Zombie.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is out now for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch for $2.99/Â£1.79.
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net