Release Date: February 8, 2011
Publisher: Gallery Books
That’s right. I called it.
A few months back, The G.O.R.E. Score reviewed a book called “Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse,” a choose-your-own-adventure style gamebook (you can check out the review here). I stated in that review that no one was making zombie-related gamebooks, and I gave that creative team credit for “being at the extreme forefront of bringing this style back.”
So here we are, less than three months later, and another zombie-centric gamebook from a different publisher has landed on my front doorstep. Now, time will only tell if more and more of these are made, but I’m going to go ahead and say that I called the comeback months ago. You know it’s true; I’m awesome.
But enough about me and how amazing I am. I’m happy to report that not only is this newest gamebook, the very-directly-titled “Can YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?” by Max Brallier, very entertaining, it’s vastly different from “Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse.” Now, I definitely do NOT want to spend this entire review directly comparing these two books, so this will be the second-to-last mention of the previously reviewed item, so I can focus solely on telling you all about Brallier’s work.