G.O.R.E. Score: Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse

Choose Your Doom (2010)
Choose Your Doom (2010)

Original Release Date: November 26, 2010
Publisher: Doom Press

Everybody loves a little retro action, right?

Whether it’s fashion trends coming around again, a Hollywood movie being re-made for a new generation of viewers, or simply taking a stroll down memory lane by looking at old pictures or boxes of treasure in the attic, it’s always an interesting experience to re-connect with a piece of our past. It can also produce a wide range of emotions, as well – happiness, nostalgia, wistfulness, yearning, fondness, the list goes on and on.

Now, I can be a pretty sensitive guy, so imagine the emotional kaleidoscope I saw in front of me when “Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse” showed up at my door. “Zombie Apocalypse” is the first book in a planned line of “Choose Your Doom” novels, all following the always-entertaining second-person-perspective “gamebook” format made popular by the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

For those unfamiliar with the “gamebook” format, the idea behind it is deceptively simple, yet quite genius: at the end of many pages in the book, you (the reader is actually inserted into the story as the main character) are presented with two or more choices, each choice instructing you to turn to a different page and resulting in a different outcome for your character.


4 comments on “G.O.R.E. Score: Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse

  1. I’m dying to read this. I can’t wait!!

  2. I’m very excited to check this out 🙂 I was wondering why this hadn’t been done before! Thanks Tony.

  3. This does sound like a lot of fun. I remember a couple of You Tube videos that did this sort of thing-actually one was just a website, but the other ran through You Tube, where you had to make a choice between three options and it determined where you went from there with the zombies breathing down your neck. It was plenty of fun, and I vaguely remember this sort of deal in book form, though it wasn’t really as popular when I was a young child as it perhaps was a few years later, so I never got into it.

    Still, this sounds like some good fun!

  4. I LOVED ‘The Warlock of Firetop Mountain’ as a kid… I read/played it over and over… I am so looking forward to this!! i always wanted to write a H.P.Lovecraft / Call of the Cthulhu inspired game book (but like so many projects, never got further than several pages of scribbled notes)!!

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