You’re trapped in a land infested by the undead. All you can do is stay alive. With loads of weapons at your disposal, fight off wave after wave of undead creatures in this single- and multi-player combat game from NinjaKiwi, SAS Zombie Assault 3! And if you’re worried you’ll get your brains handed to you, check out our SAS Zombie Assault 3 guide below for all the tips and tricks you could possibly need!
- The best strategy for survival is to keep moving, keep repairing barriers, and don’t let a single zombie slip by you. If the level has a convenient bottleneck, let the barriers on one side of it weaken and fall while you work on keeping your side of the pass secure. You can’t be everywhere at all times.
- Reloading takes time, so if there’s even a few seconds of down time, press the R key to change clips. There’s nothing worse than running out of ammo while zombies are in your face.
- Tap the spacebar to change equipment during the game. In single player, this pauses the game. In multiplayer it does not, so be quick!
- There are 40 ranks in all, each earned by amassing points through surviving waves of zombies. Most of the rank increases unlock new weapons, but some offer new abilities like the radar scanner. You’ll naturally rise in rank as you play, so stay smart and keep at it for those extra-nice bonuses!
- Keep the mouse cursor close to your character so changing rooms doesn’t send your aim wildly spinning around.
- Barriers can be repaired with the F key, and you can repair even while shooting or reloading. If you’re beating back zombies, keep the walls there while blasting with a good weapon.
- Get a little overwhelmed and kicked the bucket? Don’t worry! In multiplayer you’ll respawn after a short wait. In single player, however, you’ll have to start over, so be even more careful when no one’s there to get your back.
- Backing yourself into a corner isn’t a bad idea, assuming you have the ammo to stay alive.
- Zombies sometimes drop grenades. Use these bad boys to damage groups of zombies at a safe distance.
How to Beat the Missions
Single player mode drops you in mission after mission of combat, fighting off multiple waves of zombies as you gain points, rise in rank, and unlock new maps to play in. Here’s how to master each area without getting your brains chomped on!
Farmhouse – A small level to start out on, you don’t have to worry about too much with this stage. Simply keep moving around the house, repairing barriers and shooting zombies from across the doors. Stay away from the room on the left with three barriers.
Airbase – Two distinct areas with a narrow passageway in-between, a good strategy to survive this one is to man the parking lot level and forget about the room below. Zombies have to walk through the corridor to find you, so all you have to do is pick them off as they exit the snake-like passage.
Karnivale – Small, but with plenty of vulnerable spots for zombies to fight their way in. Play this mission much like you did Farmhouse, staying on the move and repairing barricades as often as you can.
Verdammtenstadt – A huge area with lots of places to get lost in. The best way through Verdammtenstadt is to pick a corner and fight for it. In the northeastern corner are two rooms just above the black and white tile. Stand here and spray a fast-firing weapon at anything that moves.
Black Isle – Small but with lots of areas to run around in, your best bet in this mission is to march around the large right-hand area with the wall to one side, mowing down every zombie you see.
Guns. Lots of guns. Some are obviously better than others, but not all of them are available right from the start! With five categories to choose from, you’re sure to find something that suits your zombie-killing playing style. As you gain rank and unlock new weapons, visit the shop to purchase new guns as well as ammo refills. You can even indulge in the premium shop for some truly amazing pieces of weaponry!
Pistols – Pistols range from the basic Glock 17 to the more devastating Nitro Express. All are very portable (meaning you won’t lose much walking speed) but tend to be low on reload speed. The biggest selling point is that ammunition is unlimited for all pistols, so fire away!
SMGs – Fast, portable, and capable of spraying damage all over the place, SMG guns are a good option for those looking to kill loads of zombies. Stick with the MP5 and MP7 for the best value.
Assault Rifles – Heavier than SMGs and pistols, automatic rifles are good long-range weapons with high accuracy, range, and fire rate. The FAL features a huge jump in damage but sacrifices reload speed and fire rate, but it definitely stands out of the group.
Shotguns – Aah, a good old shotty! Shotguns are about one thing: damage. Clip sizes are low, reload speed is medium, and the range/accuracy tends to suffer, but you won’t have any problem spreading your bullets around with these tanks.
Machine Guns – Machine guns are very well-rounded weapons and suffer in only one area: reload speed. Even the weakest one, the Bren, doesn’t open up until you reach rank 22, though, so don’t count on these guys right out of the gate!
Special weapons – Most special weapons are reserved for the premium tab, but they’re quite special pieces of equipment and include things like the RPG and a flamethrower. The M1 Garand, a great assault rifle with high damage, accuracy, range and mobility, is a premium weapon that’s free to purchase, so don’t pass that one up!
The Bad Guys
Knowing your enemy is sometimes more important than the weapons you equip. Most zombies are rather daft and will mindlessly chase the first player they see (no wonder they have the desire to eat brains). Others, though, are much more complicated, especially when they appear in swarms!
Swarm Zombie – Not too difficult to kill, but in large numbers they can cause a problem. They like to follow one player, so if you’re in a co-op game, you can usually follow them from behind if they’re chasing after a team mate.
Sprinter – Fast little buggers that love to run up and start whacking. They’re weak, though, so even a few pistol shots are enough to take them out.
Choker – Wiry little things that latch on to you. Pretty tough to get rid of, so if you see one, turn it to a bloody mess before it gets near you.
Butcher – Big and powerful, don’t mess with the butcher up close. Destroy, destroy, destroy, then be careful what comes out afterwards!
Shadow – Obstacles mean nothing to these ghouls, so fire right when you see them and you won’t have to worry about them.
Mamushka – This guy likes to divide, so you should like to shoot it with a good fast-firing gun.
Devastator – A massive beast that summons skeletons and deals area of effect damage to nearby players. A powerful shotgun is a good way to deal with this tank. Oh, and it’ll punch you if you get close, so stay far away!