Glossary

Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3: Kowareyuku Machi to Kanojo no Uta

Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3: Kowareyuku Machi to Kanojo no Uta

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: PSP

Publishers: Irem, Granzella Inc.

Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3: Kowareyuku Machi to Kanojo no Uta (絶体絶命都市3 ─壊れゆく街と彼女の歌, The Desperate City 3: Damaged Town and Her Song) is the third game in the Disaster Report series, following Disaster Report and Raw Danger!. It was developed and published by Irem and was released in Japan and South Korea for the PSP on April 2009. It was supposed to be followed by a 2011 PlayStation 3 sequel titled Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4: Summer Memories, though the release was cancelled due to the 2011 Tōhoku ear…

Zeno Clash

Zeno Clash

Release date: 2009

Genres: Beat'em-up, First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: ACE Team

Zeno Clash is a first-person fighting video game with elements of a first-person shooter. It is the debut game of developer ACE Team and uses the Source engine. It was released for download through content delivery service Steam on 21 April, 2009. The Xbox 360 version, entitled Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition, was released 5 May 2010 and contains additional features not found in the PC version. The game is set in the fantasy world of Zenozoik, and follows Ghat, a young man who is on the run from hi…

Zeebo Extreme

Zeebo Extreme

Release date: 2009

Genres: Sports

Publishers: Tectoy, Zeebo Inc.

Zeebo Extreme is a series of 3D racing videogames created for the Zeebo system. The games were developed by the Tectoy Digital studio in Campinas, Brazil. To date, five Zeebo Extreme games have been introduced in Brazil and four in Mexico. Each of the games involves a race over air, water or land in a particular type of vehicle, such as an airplane, billy cart or jet board. In single player mode, the player competes against the game. In two-player mode, players race against each other. The games…

Zombie Tycoon

Zombie Tycoon

Release date: 2009

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP

Publishers: Sony

Zombie Tycoon is a real-time strategy for the PlayStation Portable developed by Frima Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, with the participation of Telefilm Canada. It was released on October 29, 2009. Zombie Tycoon differs from most zombie games in the fact that the player is able to control and customize three squads of zombies rather than fighting them off. The game is not a tycoon game as the title suggests, with gameplay closer to being a real-time strategy game. Like Dead …

Zombie Driver

Zombie Driver

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Combat

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, XBox 360, PlayStation 3, XBox One

Publishers: Exor Studios

Zombie Driver is a vehicular combat PC video game. Set in a zombie apocalypse environment, a chemical accident/secret government project has turned the inhabitants of an entire city into shambling, aggressive opponents. The player must undertake various missions to rescue stranded civilians, slaughter zombies and unlock/upgrade various vehicles. It was later re-released as Zombie Driver HD on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Ouya game consoles and Steam, and on Xbox One as Zombie Driver: Ultimat…

Zombie Wranglers

Zombie Wranglers

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action

Publishers: TeamXbox

Zombie Wranglers is a downloadable action game, developed by Frozen Codebase and published by Activision for the Xbox Live Arcade. It was released on May 6, 2009.

Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Apocalypse

Release date: 2009

Genres: Shooter, Strategy

Platforms: XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Konami

Zombie Apocalypse is a downloadable action shoot 'em up video game developed by Nihilistic Software and published by Konami. It was released in North America for the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade on September 23, 2009 and for the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network on September 24, 2009. In 2011, a sequel was released, Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone.

Zen Bound

Zen Bound

Release date: 2009

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Chillingo Ltd

Zen Bound is a puzzle game for the iOS, Android, and Maemo platforms (Nokia N900), developed by Secret Exit. It was announced on September 5, 2008 via the company's discussion board, and officially released via the App Store on February 24, 2009, and via Ovi Store on June 16, 2010. A port to Android was announced as part of the Humble Bundle for Android 2 on March 19, 2012. The game has received press attention for its unique gameplay. A lite version of the game was also released for free whic…

Zaku

Zaku

Release date: 2009

Genres: Shooter

Publishers: Super Fighter Team

Zaku is a homebrew scrolling shooter video game developed by PenguiNet and published by Super Fighter Team exclusively for the Atari Lynx on 24 October, 2009. Taking place on a futuristic setting where Captain Bran and his minions plan to oversaturate the worldwide market with poor quality software using the "Rarity 9" programming tool, players assume the role of the titular character in an effort to retrieve the stolen tool from Bran. Zaku was conceived by Osman Celimli at a young age during hi…

Zero Hour: America's Medic

Release date: 2009

Genres: Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

Zero Hour: America's Medic is a first person video game that is designed to train and exercise first responders to respond to mass casualty incidents such as earthquakes and terrorist attacks. Zero Hour was designed by George Washington University's Office of Homeland Security and Virtual Heroes, Inc. on a 4.8 million dollar grant from the Department of Homeland Security. Zero Hour is developed using Unreal Engine 3. It was released in May 2009.

Zuma's Revenge!

Zuma's Revenge!

Release date: 2009

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, Nintendo DS, Apple IOS

Publishers: PopCap GamesElectronic Arts

Zuma's Revenge! is a tile-matching puzzle video game developed and published by PopCap Games. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X on September 15, 2009 as a sequel to the earlier Zuma, and was later ported to Windows Phone. It features high-definition graphics, new levels and 'power-ups,' several new features, as well as boss battles. On February 22, 2011, a version was introduced for Nintendo DS which features daily challenges, versus mode and achievements.