Zombie Cure Lab review

Zombie Cure Lab is a sandbox simulation developed by Thera Bytes GmbH and published by Aerosoft GmbH. Zombie Cure Lab, released in early access, pits players against hordes of zombies. However, unusually, you don’t kill zombies in this game; instead, you capture them and cure them in your zombie lab.

Zombie Cure Lab review

Zombie Cure Lab is, at its core, a real-time strategy and base-building type game. Brain-eating zombies are trying to take over the world, and everyone bitten by a zombie turns into a zombie. However, scientists have discovered an antidote that reverses the zombification process.

So you must lead a group of scientists on a quest to save the world. You’ll build and expand your base while gathering resources, managing workers, and surviving waves of enemy zombies.

The getting started tutorial walks you through the basics of setting up your zombie Lab. While the tutorial should help you out, it could be more in-depth, but since this is an early access game, this is likely to change. Additionally, the map has a variety of levels to choose from with multiple difficulty levels, including sandbox mode.

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Zombie Cure Lab gameplay

You will start the game by collecting natural resources in the area around your base. Resources include food, wood, stone and metal, all the usual things we expect from a game of this type.

Then you’ll need to prepare for the first night, because once darkness falls the zombies will literally crash into the fences. You will build wooden fortifications around your primitive base to provide the scientists with sufficient defenses to survive.

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Once your base is established, you set traps for zombies and try to catch them. Then, using a fancy snowball, a zombie is turned into a block of ice. Afterwards, Zombie is taken back to the laboratory and placed in the treatment room to reverse the infection and turn him into a Humbie. Finally, you can train them in your base.

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You can assign specific staff duties and schedule day and night shifts to keep things running smoothly. If you don’t assign tasks, it will grind to a halt because everyone gets a little tired. As a result, Humbies become increasingly important to operations, and as a bonus, it helps them get closer to being immortal, which is always a good thing and gives you more workers.

You’ll also need to complete research to unlock new equipment for your base and sci-fi technologies like freeze rays and barriers to catch more zombies. You must maintain the happiness of scientists and Humbies with comfortable living conditions. Building bedrooms and a kitchen and making sure everyone is happy helps keep Humbies from reverting to their brain-hungry tendencies.

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There’s a lot to do in Zombie Cure Lab, and the tutorial is pretty good at teaching you the basics of the game so you can play the levels. However, trying to complete each mission and repair the base’s defenses can be quite a task when Zombies come to your base every time.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of work your workers have to do, especially in the later stages of the game. Therefore, you need to be very hands-on in managing all the employees and checking that they are performing their duties.

Zombie Cure Lab graphic and sound

Zombie Cure Lab uses a cartoon-like low-poly art style to add a friendly twist to the zombie genre. The game has plenty of bright colors, except at night when the screen turns dark purple. It was quite difficult to see what was happening at night, making it difficult to keep an eye on my workers.

Zombie Cure Lab’s music fits very well with the game’s sound effects and the overall atmosphere of the game.

Zombie Cure Lab System requirements


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-6600k // AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) // AMD Radeon RX 480 (8GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i7-6700k // AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) // AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space