Zombies Run! for iPhone review: not much game, but a nice distraction

There's plenty of reasons to start running: weight loss, building fitness, or simply evading that decomposing figure grasping for your brains. Zombies, Run! casts you in the trainers of Runner 5, a mysterious figure dropped into a zombie filled world, who has to help the survivors by literally running errands. But this isn't a game as such – it's more an interactive radio drama. You really will be running, and the app tracks you on your GPS as you collect supplies, and occasionally have to pick up the pace to evade the undead chasing you.

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There's not much game here, but it is a nice distraction while running, and the story is engaging, well acted and occasionally quite funny. Its not as fitness feature orientated as Endomondo or the like, but it can be used alongside more dedicated apps for the best of both worlds: the one that's full of exciting zombies, and the one where you just want to lose a stone. Doesn't hurt to be prepared for when the undead walk (or run) the earth, either.

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