The Last Stand

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The Last Stand Instructions

Move up using the up arrow key. Move down using the down arrow key. Move right using the right arrow key. Move left using the left arrow key. Aim your weapon with the mouse. Fire your weapon with the left mouse button. Reload your weapon using 'r'. Change weapons using 'space'.

The Last Stand Walkthrough

In The Last Stand your goal is simple; survive as long as you can against increasingly difficult waves of zombie attacks. This isn't an uncommon theme in the zombie game genre. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a zombie game that doesn't follow this basic premise. That's what makes zombie games so appealing. You have a purpose and a clear goal. Plus, you get to kill zombies, and that's always fun. This particular game is so addictive because it goes above and beyond that you're normally offered in this type of game. You aren't just standing behind a barrier shooting across the screen at zombies. Instead, you have to manage your time and build up a strong defense during the day to give yourself a better chance of surviving the night. This game challenges you to make the most of the daylight hours by finding weapons and survivors and making important repairs to your barricade. Your barricade is obviously important as it acts as a barrier between you and the zombies which gives you the chance to take them out without having to worry about taking too much damage. Once your barricade is destroyed, your game is over.

For newcomers to zombies games, The Last Stand is going to pose challenges on many levels. The shooting isn't really all that difficult for someone with a little more experience but newcomers are going to struggle from the very beginning. Even for more experienced players, the fact that you'll need to use the 'wasd' arrow keys to move and the mouse to aim and fire may be a little hard to get used to. In time, though anyone - from the newcomers who has never played a zombie game before to the seasoned zombie war veteran - will be able to get the hang of the controls and take out zombies much more efficiently. Try to take the zombies out as quickly as possible but if you're not able to prevent them from reaching the barricade entirely, focus on the area of the barricade that is under the heaviest attack first. It's fairly logical, actually. Multiple zombies are able to inflict much greater damage than a lone zombie. A lone zombie will also be easier to kill than a group. Once you've taken care of the group, focus on any lone zombies. If there is more than one lone zombie, just focus on the one closest to you. It'll get the job done faster allowing you to move on to the next one faster. In the case of multiple groups, go for the biggest group first.

One of the most difficult aspects of The Last Stand is trying to decide how to divvy up your daylight hours in the smartest possible way. You have twelve hours to use and three activities to spend those hours on. Repairing your barricade is an obvious choice; especially if your barricade took a lot of damage in the last attack. The problem with using all of your hours to repair your barricade is you may not leave yourself with enough manpower or weaponry to aptly defend yourself in the tougher later levels. You need all the help you can get when things start getting more difficult. Each hour your spend on repairs will repair the damage by five percent. That may not seem like a lot, but it really is. Also, it's important to remember that spending a few hours looking for weapons and survivors will greatly increase your defense so you may not necessarily need to get your barricade repaired to one hundred percent. As you play, you'll learn the best way to balance out those hours and use them wisely, but in the beginning, try spreading them out evenly over all three categories. The best strategy is different for every player. Skilled shooters might not need as much repair to their barricade so they can focus on finding survivors or weapons depending on which will be most beneficial. Look at what you're lacking and plan your strategy to make up for your weakest points.

The weapons offered in The Last Stand are excellent but you'll need to take the time to look for them. The basic gun you start your game with will only get you so far. There are eleven unique weapons in total; each offering its own zombie killing strengths and weaknesses. These additional weapons and the predominant reason it's important to spend at least some of your daylight hours searching for weapons. It will take time to find decent weapons so if you're finding your basic gun just isn't enough, try to spend at least five hours on weapon searching. This won't guarantee you'll find weapons, but it will significantly increase the likelihood that you will. Other survivors will help you repair your barricade so looking for survivors is also important. More survivors means a higher percentage of repair per hour spent on repairs which is, of course, extremely beneficial. That said, if you're barricade is under fifty percent, it's a good idea to focus on repairs; especially if you're a newcomer to zombie games. More experienced players who are skilled in zombie games who have decent shooting skills will be able to survive with a greatly compromised barricade longer as long as they have decent weapons. In that case, focus the daylight hours on finding weapons. Otherwise, focus on repairs and finding survivors to help speed up repairs. After all, advanced weapons are only good if you survive long enough to use them.

The graphics in The Last Stand are really one of the biggest benefits this game offers. Many of the other zombie games online will pit you against the same basic type of zombie wave after wave which will make the game feel dull and stale fairly quickly. This game doesn't fall into that trap. Offering more than 3,500 different types of zombies, you never know what you're going to see in the next wave which allows the game to feel fresh and new much longer. In addition, there are twenty days and nights you'll have to get through to beat the game. This isn't terribly long in the world of zombie games so you'll want to play again when you're done, but it isn't so short that it feels unsatisfying. On top of all that, should you find that you've been devoured by zombies, you have two options - try that night again or return to the main menu and start again. Remember though, retrying the night won't allow you to use daylight hours again, but it will allow you to choose new weapons if you have them. Sometimes, it's a better idea to just start from the beginning again and try to use your daylight hours more wisely.

Overall, The Last Stand is an excellent zombie game that will challenge you to stay on your toes and do everything you can to survive. Part zombie game and part strategy game, just about any fan of online games will find something to keep them entertained with this one. The night portion of the game is straight up zombie killing madness that will satisfy anyone who considers blasting zombies a fun recreational activity, while the daylight portion of the game will actually challenge you to use what you've given wisely and plan a strong strategy. Newcomers are going to have a hard time with this one, but with practice and patience they'll be able to improve. This is an exciting and addictive zombie game that no fan of the genre - or fan of entertaining games in general - should miss.