It is prophesied that in the year 2012, the world as we know it will come to an end. As a matter of fact, it is also referred to as the doomsday prophecy or the 2012 Apocalypse. This prediction came about with the study of the Mayan Calendar that puts the end of the world at December 21st 2012. Of course, anything that is popular and well talked about will draw the attention of the entertainment industry and the movie depicting the doomsday theory has already been made and released. So naturally, the game had to be next on the agenda and it is finally here.
The 2012 Apocalypse game is much like the movie, which is much like the actual theory. It involves an onslaught of natural disasters that will wreak havoc all over the world so it is now up to you to help people to survive.
Features and Game Play (5 out of 5)
The game contains 30 different story levels and your aim will be to survive through, earthquakes, windstorms, hurricanes and even fire. In this Story Mode, you will be going through the streets that are in the form of a maze and your aim is to find your way out of the city without destroying too many buildings. The thing is that you will be the one controlling these natural disasters and if you carry them through a building, they will cause destruction and mayhem, so your aim is to try and keep them in the streets while you find a way out for them. There may be times when you feel it necessary to destroy a building to get on to another road more quickly, but if you cause too much destruction, it will be game over for you. So you will have to strategize because if you take too long to get out, the game will also be over.
The game also has another mode that is completely contrary to the story mode. You guessed it, it’s the rampage mode. As the name suggests, this mode is aimed at causing damage rather than avoiding it. Your goal will be to destroy as many buildings as you can within the time frame given. Additionally, there are time booster sections in this mode. They can be considered check points if you will, and when you visit them, you will be granted even more time to cause even more damage.
You have the four different disasters to choose from and each one adds its own brand of apocalyptic chaos and destruction to the gameplay.
Overview and Overall Rating (4 out of 5)
2012 Apocalypse is a bit different from many other action games that are based on blockbuster movies. Refreshingly it allows you to be the good guy and the bad guy, and yet it is still fun. The adventure mode and the quick mode still allow you to follow the plot but decide which side you are on. If you play it long enough, the game may get just a little bit repetitive, but the fact that there are so many different levels in story mode and the rampage mode has different disaster types means it should take a while for you to get bored. So whether you are in for causing disaster and destruction or saving people from it, you will be playing 2012 Apocalypse for a long time. The price is a bit higher than you would probably pay for a mobile game as the 2012 Apocalypse Download costs roughly $7.00, but if you have 7 bucks to spare on entertainment, why not start saving or destroying the world?