148apps: "For fans of the side-scrolling shoot-em-up, Apocalypse Max delivers quite a lot in a fairly compact package. Requiring a fair amount of concentration, but never overly harsh, it wants you to be a survivor and will equip you with the appropriate weapon to do so." TheVerge: "With the zombie shooter, Wandake Game Studios reminds us why we love killing undead, by doing what everyone else has done. Just better." TouchArcade: "We're digging Max. The production elements are off the wall good, which helps. But more importantly, we're clicking with its action. Solid pacing keeps you moving, while sharp level design keeps introducing interesting choices." PocketGamer: "Enter the no-nonsense star of Wandake's new blood splattered side-scroller Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead. He's got guns. He's got knives. He's called Max." Modojo: "When it comes to iPhone and iPad, 2D graphics don't get much better than Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead, a side-scrolling zombie shooter from Wandake Studios." The iPhone App Review: "The overall graphics and images of Apocalypse Max are pretty stellar. Animation is also spot on." Apptudes: "“…Max is an high quality action title for any iPhone or iPad user looking for some run and gun gameplay.” Overrun by a mysterious strain of mutant zombies, Hellthroat Island has never been more in need of a real hero. You, Apocalypse Max, are the lone survivor of this zombie apocalypse. Journey through 20 levels of heart-thumping, adrenaline-pumping action spread out over 9 perilous worlds! Master in-air maneuvers as you find your way around precarious platforms. Discover secret treasures and collect gold as you overcome more than 16 wacky types of zombies. Unlock over 18 insane weapons and find crazy ways to blast past your enemies. Don't like guns? Wanna get up close and personal? No problem! Rip apart your foes with your oversized, battle-hardy combat knife. For the first time ever on iOS, Wandake Studios present to you the re-invention of the classic retro platforming experience. Apocalypse Max combines timeless zombie slaying fun with free roaming, acrobatic platforming awesomeness to create an action packed, hack-n-slash, shoot-em-up adventure like the world has never seen before! Engage in the epic and timeless battle of man against zombie in this fast action, 2D adventure with Apocalypse Max! FEATURES VAST WORLDS-- Explore rich and deep content. Lead Max through 20 unique levels across 9 distinct regions for hours of gaming entertainment. UNIQUE HAND-DRAWN ARTWORK-- See beautifully designed and stylized 2D artwork within each level of the game, along with fast and lively animations. WIDE ARRAY OF ENEMIES-- Test your hand-to-hand combat skills with a variety of enemies, and eliminate 16 different and creepy zombie types  ADVANCED WEAPONRY-- Select from a variety of over 20 different types of weapons and ammo that you can use to slice, shoot, and blow up zombies.

UNIVERSAL APP-- Enjoy on your iPod, iPhone or iPad! OFFICIAL TRAILER-- CONTACT WANDAKE STUDIOS-- Twitter: @wandakegames Facebook: Web: Email: We hope you enjoy our latest game! Please rate Apocalypse Max.

What’s New

Version 1.4

bugs squished

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings
1.1K Ratings
Kilo-g13 ,

Will be even better

I've had this game forever and it was AWESOME, until the update that came with characters. I've been having problems with the replay value that you need to earn more money! I've spoke to the developers about this issue and they said I have to get a new high score in order to get the extra money? Well I did that and it still didn't work. I told them what happened when I did what they said to do and they said they would be working on this game hopefully at the end of the year and will be fine tuning it an fixing this problem I've mentioned! This gives me great hope that they will update soon and this will be a 5 star review again when that happens. I love this game and hope there'll be another apocalypse max 2 soon as well!! I hope this helps other reviewers who has the same problem with the game.

Brewer41501 ,

Tremendous game

Just wanted to let anyone considering downloading AMax to not even think about it. These days, it seems that creators will make games that there is NO alternative to purchasing "in game" weapons, crystals, armor, etc. However, this has NOT been the case thus far with AMax. I have been playing for some time now, and have had NO PROBLEM acquiring gold throughout the game in order to get the grenade launcher, AR-15, and so on. Kudos to the creators for a break from the now normal "give us your money, or quit playing our game" mentality. Which is basically what some companies are saying to u when u CANNOT advance without shelling out your hard earned moola!! Thanks again and GET THIS GAME!!! So far so good!!!

Glourious ,


This game has a lot of potential it really does but the thing is that there supposed to b like more story to it like a plot like where do the zombies come from why do they spawn out of the nowhere like a comic story that would b good as an intro plus the guns there just like not neither bad but like "meh" thing is we need more weaponry and less upgrades don't get me wrong there good but not perfect anyways yes this game is really good I love it the art style beautiful the graphics pretty good and just everything but a story is missing guys (when u do or decide to do part 2 of apocalypse Max do a storyline to it ok and more levels please) thank u?!?!


Wandake LLC
385.6 MB

Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Wandake, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. COMMANDO MAX $0.99
  2. NINJA MAX $0.99
  3. 18000 Coin Pack $1.99


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