The Best Zombie Video Games Of All Time
In the last three decades, zombie games have always been a part of the gaming industry. Ever since the glorious years of 1980s, gamers have been constantly playing zombie video games starting from the Evil Dead to the Commodore 64. However, even though zombie games have already been existing for quite a while, they did not start becoming popular until the mid-1990s, thanks to SNES.
At present, zombie video games are growing stronger with the advent of TV series and movies featuring the living dead. In fact, most of the gamers today would have already played some zombie video games already. Thus, for people who are into zombie video games, they would find it interesting to know about some of the best zombie games of all time.
15. DEAD NATION
Most people might have just become familiar with Dead Nation when they started playing PS4. The game if one of the best twin-stick shooters platform out there. However, it did not become that much popular with its during its initial release along with Undead Nightmare, Dead Rising 2, and Age of Zombies.
In Dead Nation, the player has to pass through different levels, where they upgrade their characters and use the money that they earn. The player has to fight through a horde of zombies, which are attracted to loud noises and explosions. In addition, the players can kill waves of the undead through the environmental hazards that they encounter during their journey. Dead Nation is a strategy and skills game, and players are required to upgrade their characters and weapons.
The game also boasts of different zombie types, such as the slow-movers, acid-spitters, and screamers. In addition, the setting of the game is quite dark and moody, which makes people constantly look out for some zombies to kill.
14. KILLING FLOOR 2
Some people consider Killing Floor 2 as the cross-over of the Gears of War’s horde mode and zombies. Basically, players of the game have nothing to do but to kill zombies until their strengths run out. In between rounds, players can choose to upgrade their weapons and use bullet refills, new guns, and body armor.
The characters of the game can be a field medic, a support, or a gunner, and each character has a specific set of skill boosts. The settings for the characters necessitates the careful selection of the team members by the game player. The game was just recently released and it seems that people still have something to wait for in the near future.
13. DEAD RISING
Dead Rising was released in Xbox format about ten years ago, and people welcomed the kind of excitement that it brought in zombie video games. Only one player is allowed in the game, in which the character has to fight off the hordes of zombies that he will initially encounter in a shopping mall. The player also has to look for useful weapons as he levels up and gains special abilities throughout the game. In addition, the player can also kill the game through some unconventional ways, like smashing their heads with a cash register or killing them with a toy tennis ball shooter. Dead Rising was followed by two game sequels.
12. STATE OF DECAY
State of Decay had shortcomings when it came to content, but it still proved to be a fun game to play. In the game, the players try to build a community and protect their bases from zombies. They can recruit new characters along the way.
However, when the State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition was released in Xbox One and PC platforms, people came to enjoy the game more given the improvements that were made with the game.
11. LEFT 4 DEAD 2
Left 4 Dead was one of the zombie games that cater multiplayers, and the excitement that it brought the players was followed by the thrill of Left 4 Dead 2. The game is also popular for the different types of zombies that may be encountered by the players, such as the witch zombie, the boomers, hunters, jockeys, smokers, and tanks. Moreover, the game necessitates the players to cooperate and form a plan to save their team from the living dead.
10. TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD
The Walking Dead is a type of zombie game that appeals to the emotions of the player. The setting is the same as that of the original comic book, and the plot is about Lee Everett who is in a journey of trying to save the girl Clementine. The game eventually unfolds to tell Clementine’s story, and the player is required to make choices that can affect the outcome of the story and the succeeding chapters.
9. THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD
The House of the Dead can be considered as one of the best arcade game ever. In the game, the players use the rail shooter light gun to kill the zombies that were created by a mad scientist. It was one of those games in which players did not care much about the story but focused more on the excitement brought by gunning zombies.
DayZ is popular on Steam, and the game is set in an open world where the player must survive both the zombies and other players. The game requires skill in scavenging for supplies and strategizing against the living dead and the alive. DayZ is quite exciting since the player has no idea when the zombies will attack and where.
7. DYING LIGHT
Dying Light combines the concept of parkour and surviving against zombie attacks. It has become quite popular and a number of players found it challenging. Surely, the players will be forced to think and craft ways by which they can survive if they want to finish the game.
6. CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR
Call of Duty: World at War is a war that includes fighting Nazi zombies. One to four players may play the game, and they have to survive the waves of zombies in as many levels as possible. The difficulty of the wave increases with increasing levels, and the number of zombies also increases.
5. RESIDENT EVIL
Resident Evil was released in 1996 and showed some influences coming from Alone in the Dark. The game was to become of the pillars of the survival horror genre, and numerous sequels would soon follow its release.
The game starts with the player being stuck in large mansion that is full of mutants and zombies.
4. RED DEAD REDEMTION: UNDEAD NIGHTMARE
Red Dead Redemption is set in the West and indicates an open world setting. The player can also kill zombie animals in the game and some mythical creatures. There’s also an “Undead Overrun” mode where the players can team up and kill waves of zombies together. Different types of zombies may be encountered in the game, including runners, bit fat, jiggly zombies, poisonous zombies, and crawlers.
3. THE LAST OF US
The Last of Us is one of the games that has great visuals, great voice acting, magnificent gameplay, and an extremely disturbing story. The game features the main character, Joel, and his companion, Ellie. Their group tries to stay alive as they fight The Infected, which do not stop attacking and trying to have a bite of their living flesh.
2. ALONE IN THE DARK
Alone the Dark is set in a mansion, where the player’s character tries to discover the truth about a man who mysteriously committed suicide. Then, as the player explores the mansion, he would try to survive the zombies and other supernatural things that are found in the place.
- Zombies Ate My Neighbor
The trend of zombie video games might have started with Zombies Ate My Neighbors. The game features the team of Julia and Zeke, who will try to save humans from zombies in various game levels. Other enemies that are encountered in the game include axe babies, football players, martians, mummies, and a giant baby. It is a classic zombie video game which presents a quite different tone and excitement unlike the other games that succeeded it.