Microsoft has been keen to hide the Indie Games (formerly Community Games) section of the Xbox Live Marketplace, as if it were some horridly disfigured child. This was at least the case until a couple of months ago. As well as the name change the pricing structure has since been altered (games now start at 80G; about £1 in real money) and the press has started to pay more attention with ‘hidden gems’ becoming more frequent.

I MAED A GAM3 W1TH ZOMBIES 1N IT!1 is one such game. I only found out about this twin-stick shooter after various topics started popping up on gaming forums, comparing it to Geometry Wars and praising its jaunty lyrical-based musical score. And obviously it has zombies in it too, which automatically makes it cool. But if zombies aren’t your thing then you should still download it for the music. Trust me.

Enemies quickly swarm all over the nameless hero but there’s a range of weapons to thin out their numbers including a flamethrower and laser rife. Like Geometry Wars before it it’s addictive trying to beat high scores and the trippy backdrops make the game look like the zombie apocalypse is taking place inside a rave. There’s a four-player co-op mode as well, which is always a good thing.

What more do you want for a quid? Enemies made out of pixilated happy faces? Because it has those too.

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