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Take on zombies as you try to find other survivors during the apocalypse.


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Apple Arcade on Friday added Survival Z from Ember Entertainment to its continuously growing catalog of games. In a world crippled by a zombie outbreak, you must survive using all the resources available to you. You can try your hand at Survival Z this weekend across iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod Touch and Apple TV. 

Survival Z is a tower-defense type of game, with 50 levels. Its map offers multiple routes for a more replayable game. You play as Megan, a loner mechanic who’s savvy with a crossbow. When she meets Marcus, another survivor with intel on a diner potentially stocked with supplies, the pair head off on a journey, salvaging and upgrading equipment and battling waves of zombies along the way. 

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Even though the game’s controls don’t require you to balance running and firing your weapon, don’t think the zombie battles will be easy. The key to Survival Z is strategy — upgrade your character’s equipment with coins earned in battle, placing traps and setting up obstacles to slow down the undead horde. Most of all, keep moving during battle and don’t get cornered. As you progress through the levels, the zombies take on new characteristics: charging, hoarding loot and more.

If you were a fan of Overland on Apple Arcade, you might like this game.

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Read more: 10 games coming soon to Apple Arcade

Apple entered the mobile-gaming world more than a year ago with the release of Apple Arcade. The subscription gaming service costs $5 a month and lets you play 150 new and exclusive games across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod Touch and Apple TV

In addition, with the release of Apple’s iPhone 12 devices, you can get a three-month free trial of Apple Arcade with the purchase of a new device. Even if you don’t buy a new phone, if you’re signing up for Apple Arcade for the first time, you get a one-month free trial. The Apple One subscription bundle also launched last year, which makes it easier and more affordable to get up to six Apple subscription services, Apple Arcade included, for one price.

For more, check out every game you can play on Apple Arcade, and how to choose the best gaming subscription service for you.