Games that are in some way timely to the circumstances of the world have a tendency to rely more on impulse buys than quality, at least that has been my experience. Pandemic Shooter, unfortunately, for the most part fits that mold quite well with its weird hodge podge of conspiracy-laden attempts at “humor” and no-frills first-person shooting. In some ways the game’s humor actually made me uncomfortable, not because I felt targeted but because there’s a degree of punching down in the repeated jokes at the expense of people who believe in really bizarre stuff out there. Again, not that I’m in any way sympathetic, just it feels mean-spirited and I didn’t find myself laughing at or with any of it. That the humor is the attempt to redeem the utterly forgettable maze of urban and other settings filled with various zombified targets to shoot with guns that ultimately tend to all blend together and it’s a pretty low effort affair, even for the price.
Justin Nation, Score: