If you haven’t read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith’s retelling of the Jane Austen classic, you should do so! But if you just aren’t that into reading or are looking for a hack-n-slash, you’re in luck, because you can now experience the story through the new iPhone game by the same name.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a 2D side-scrolling beat ‘em up, like Streets of Rage. Like most games in the genre, the combat tends to resort to button mashing, but the game does have an arsenal of upgrades and new moves to learn. The player controls Elizabeth Bennet who battles her way through zombies wielding her trusty katana and her ninja training, while staying nicely dressed and coiffed in 19th century fashion. The story is simplified a bit from the book, but the major plot points are still there in 12 separate chapters.
The game looks good and is funny, but the gameplay can get a bit tedious. Nonetheless, the humor is really the shining point of the whole notion and the game does a great job of keeping up with the book. You can pick it up on the App Store, or read more in Touch Arcade’s full review.