School Girl/Zombie Hunter - PlayStation 4 Review

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Arm yourself with guns and underwear

Game Info:

  • System: PS4
  • Publisher: D3 Publisher, Aksys Games
  • Developer: Tamsoft
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2017

Who it Caters to

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School Girl/Zombie Hunter throws players into the role of several girls who are trying to survive a zombie outbreak. Those who love third person shooters with plenty of zombies to kill will find School/Girl Zombie Hunter a ton of fun. Equip various guns, swords and underwear to defeat the zombies and look good doing it! With multiplayer, up to 5 friends can team up and eliminate hordes of zombies all while arguing who is the best girl and why. School Girl/Zombie Hunter gives players what they want, girls and zombies in a B movie inspired package.

What to Expect

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Cute school girls and zombies to kill, that is the crux of what to expect when booting up School Girl/Zombie Hunter. Trapped in a school filled with bloodthirsty zombies and monsters, you must fight the zombies back. Play as one of five girls each with unique strengths as the survive against the undead menace. With chaotic third person action, be prepared to react fast as zombies aren’t always the slow shambling enemy you might expect. Team up online or go through the solo campaign in School/Girl Zombie Hunter!


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Sayuri Akiba and her fellow classmates were enjoying the normal life of being high school girls learning within the halls of Kirisaku Academy until something horrible happened. One minute, all was calm and the next the academy’s halls were overrun with zombies! Now Sayuri, Lisa, Mayaya, Enami and Rei must do battle with the zombie hordes to somehow find a means of escaping the academy alive. These girls may have been taught a lot in school but nothing could have truly prepared them for this pop quiz…


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Zombies have become a mainstream theme in the current landscape. It’s hard not to find a thousand plus movies with zombies in it and even tougher to not find a good couple thousand video games that do the same. That’s why when a zombie game comes to us here at Honey’s Anime we are both excited—because we do love all things zombies at the end of the day—and also quite worried. Will this zombie game be good or be an utter mess like hundreds of other titles out there? That’s the concerns we had with developer Tamsoft’s School Girl/Zombie Hunter and after playing it we have our verdict. Welcome to our review of School Girl/Zombie Hunter for the PS4!

Let’s begin by saying School Girl/Zombie Hunter is set in the very niche world of Onechanbara, an older third person hack and slash zombie game with girls in bathing suits/revealing clothes killing zombies left and right. However, School Girl/Zombie Hunter isn’t a hack and slash title but instead, a third person shooter with cute girls in revealing outfits killing zombies. Right there, you can tell the target audience for School Girl/Zombie Hunter. Though, is this theme enough to make School Girl/Zombie Hunter a good game?

School Girl/Zombie Hunter throws players into the roles of 5 school girls in an academy pouring with zombies and other nasty beings. Each girl has various skills such as Sayuri being able to heal teammates fast, Lisa who is athletic and speedy, and Rei who is great with karate related moves. School Girl/Zombie Hunter gives players the opportunity to use each girl quite often, all while occasionally locking specific girls to specific missions. It’s a nice way of making it so that players don’t get too bored of one girl and can also get familiar with each girl’s traits.

Now, combat is what matters in a game like School Girl/Zombie Hunter and we’re happy to say it works rather well for the most part. Players will use an arsenal of various weapons like shotguns, snipers, SMGs and the list goes on to kill the enemies that stand before them. School Girl/Zombie Hunter also places a large emphasis on wearing various underwear—which can be changed as new pieces are unlocked—which just acts as a means of being fashion accessories at the end of the day. Though it is a nice incentive to see constant unlocks in the form of weapons and underwear being gained by killing zombies, finding crows—or Charon which are hidden in levels—and other baddies to gain new items. Though we do wonder why Tamsoft felt the need to make unlockables fly at you in terms of how many you can get per one mission. We once had nearly thirty items unlock while we were playing a survival based mission.

While the single player campaign is quite long with over several chapters to play and tons of reasons to go back through them on hard mode—if you love to 100% games—we had a lot of fun with School Girl/Zombie Hunter multiplayer. Online, players of School Girl/Zombie Hunter can team up to do various missions types together. What’s even better is all the unlocks and levels gained—even though levels feel arbitrary to be honest—carry over into the single player game. This could be abused by playing multiplayer first, getting some good guns because you were run through it with someone high leveled and going back to the single player to sweep the enemies but realistically, you’ll have fun just being able to do what School Girl/Zombie Hunter does best, killing stuff. Our only gripe with online is that during more hectic moments, School Girl/Zombie Hunter had some terrible lag. This was regardless of who was the host and what mission we were on but it rarely got us killed.

Let us conclude our review of School Girl/Zombie Hunter with the negatives we found while playing overall. Graphically—notice how we saved this for last—School Girl/Zombie Hunter looks pretty weak. That doesn’t mean it’s a terrible looking game—we’ve seen way worse—but at best, School Girl/Zombie Hunter looks like a first or second year PS3 game and not something that released in 2017. Likewise, while playing, we had a lot of issues appear with getting stuck in a room because a character wouldn’t move and even having odd moments of characters just getting stuck on nothing. Overall, School Girl/Zombie Hunter looks and plays like an older title so be prepared for that going in. At least School Girl/Zombie Hunter only costs $39.99 which goes to show Tamsoft realized it might be a bit rude to release it at full price.

Honey's Gameplay Consensus:

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School Girl/Zombie Hunter is what we consider here at Honey’s Anime a pretty fun game. There are a ton of issues with School Girl/Zombie Hunter such as lackluster graphics, lag online, extremely odd spikes of difficulty and so forth but at the end of the day none of those elements stopped us from having a blast killing zombies left and right. The gunplay works fine, the variety of enemies allows for boredom to be staved off and just playing online in general is a lot of fun, especially when you can get a full room going. School Girl/Zombie Hunter won’t be the next great zombie killing game but we can honestly say if you go into it expecting a B movie-like experience and are a fan of the Onechanbara series, then you’re probably going to love School Girl/Zombie Hunter. Ultimately, you yourself have to ask what takes priority in your games? Are you looking for extremely polished gameplay and graphics or an extreme amount of silly fun? If you chose the latter then we recommend School Girl/Zombie Hunter without hesitation.

Honey's Pros:

  • Silly B Movie-like story
  • Fun third person action
  • Impressive amount of guns/outfits/underwear to unlock
  • Multiplayer is a lot of fun

Honey's Cons:

  • Pretty mediocre graphically
  • Annoying lag online
  • Camera speed can be quite slow even on max settings

Honey's Final Verdict:

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School Girl/Zombie Hunter is one of those games that intrigues us here at Honey’s Anime. In the current gaming age, there are so many zombie killing titles that have been done extremely well with an extreme level of polish and fine tuning. Then you have School Girl/Zombie Hunter which feels and looks like an early PS3 era game. Though, that never once stopped us from enjoying School Girl/Zombie Hunter and to be honest, that’s what we feel matters the most in a video game, enjoyment/fun. What are your thoughts about developer Tamsoft’s School Girl/Zombie Hunter? Comment below to tell us and for more gaming reviews and articles keep stuck to our hive here at Honey’s Anime.

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