An Overview of Best Zombie Games
There’s always been a charm to gore, blood, guts, and violence that the zombie genre has brought. Even those it’s been saturated these days, the industry is still going strong. Such is the same story in games and developers have put you in the shoes of multiple survivors throughout the years, some with fictional powers that let you go crazy on your mission to eradicate anything that screams brains or put you into real life and death situations where even your imagination could go and give you a sense of role-playing that isn’t experienced anywhere else. Sit back and enjoy the survival aspect of these games from this list.
Top 10 Best Zombie Games List
The Last of Us
One of PS4’s Defining games, where developers Naughty Dog took the cake with this one. Join Joel as he’s ordered to deliver a package, but he realizes the package is a girl named Ellie, events transpire and Joel has to take Ellie Salt Lake City where it’s’ revealed Ellie is immune to the virus and she is the key to saving the world from the spore infected virus. The characters are strong; the voice acting is Oscar Worthy, the music is haunting, the gameplay is superb in its stealth mechanics, and the relationship between these two is heart touching. Beware of the gut-wrenching opening of this game which causes many gamers to ball their eyes out, just saying.
The House of the Dead: Overkill
Most zombie games are really grimy, haunting, and overall really depressing, but this game is heaps of laughter and plays with the dark humor unlike any game has done in this list. Think Shawn of the Dead but packed with action and ten times funnier. A rail shooter that has you exploding away from the undead at your expense with dirty jokes, PG language, and bloody, Gorey and guts filled scenery that would almost say it’s a cult movie. It even has a “slow mofo” pick up that has you blasting zombies in slowed motion, Max Payne style. That’s enough to get attention from any zombie fan.
Telltale’s Walking Dead
Whether you’re picking up the franchise’s first installment or the last one, these games really ride on the slogan that your decisions will affect the story. With engaging characters such as Lee Everett, Clementine or even the comic’s Michone from the spin-off series, you’ll have a diversity of characters you’ll engage with and care for as you try to survive the zombie’s apocalypse or even worse, the survivors that are still left. The game is mostly a series of clicks and explores quick time events and choosing dialogue options but it’s in the latter quality where the game really shines. You are given a choice at every turn of the game and every choice affects the future events of the storyline and your relationships with characters. You will fall in love with the many characters that this franchise introduces and also cry your eyes out once the fall to their death in the Walking dad inspired apocalypse.
Resident Evil 2 remake
Resident Evil 2 Remake is one of those games that can be said that they are perfectly considered as remasters, as any remaster can get as we see Capcom dial up the nostalgia to the max but bringing in a modern touch to the classic Resident Evil game. Improving the original game from scratch and upgrading it from every sector. You’re put into the shoes of the rookie police officer S. Kennedy and university student Claire as you make your way through infected and desolated Raccoon City. There are many more challenges and content put in than the original, and if you’re a true fan, you’ll surely play this game till there’s nothing left.
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
The legendary game of red dead Redemption gets a zombie skin attached to it and who knew that zombies and cowboys would be such a great combination. The curse of a mysterious mask awakens an ancient curse that transforms the people of Blackwater into walking zombies and it’s your job as John Marshton to stop this zombie incursion. Your wife Abigail has been bitten and also Uncle that takes John on an adventure to find the mask and somehow lift the curse. You’ll be on your toes constantly fending off undead townsfolk and also meet a legendary sasquatch on the way as this game gets crazier and crazier with every zombie you kill.
Left 4 Dead 2
Unfortunately, the company developer, Valve doesn’t release its games in trilogies otherwise this game and it’s predecessor is the best co-op video games in the series. You have 4 characters, either real people or CPUs that traverse multiple maps killing countless zombies with countless weapons and a countless number of waves. The variation, the multiple possibilities and the multiple scenarios that occur in this game are why it’s in the favorites list of so many zombie game lovers. The main attraction of this game is the multiplayer it brings with it and not any other game has been able to capture that magic, where you depend on each other through thick and thin or just plainly goof off, Left 4 Dead 2 is one of those gems that come once every decade on the level of fun you can have a game that’s about zombies.
Dying Light: The following
What if you mixed Mirror’s edge with the Dead Island combat, you get Dying Light. You’re Kyle Crane, who was tasked with the mission to track a bandit leader who has some secrets that would expose the organization your working for. When the operation goes south, our main hero gets caught in the land overrun with zombies, and he gets a bit in the process. The infection takes some time to take over the host, but it can be combated with a vial that opposes the virus, but Kyle can only get it if he helps the various people around. You’ve got to use your parkour skills to essentially dodge as much nasty undead before they start overpowering you and all in the span of daylight because this undead gets crazy powerful in the night. It’s your job to keep check of your virus status, parkour, and your original mission, nothing too much to accomplish, right?
Dead Island Riptide
You’re lying on a tropical island, enjoying the sun and nature all around you, leaving all of your troubles behind when suddenly you’re bitten on the neck by the undead, yup that’s how the infection in Dead Island kept spreading. You are taken on the island of Banoi, where it’s not all sunshine, due to a mutated bacteria, a zombie apocalypse is on the way, your run of the mill zombie outbreak. You have 5 immune survivors, each with their own specialization in various weapons and personalities, abilities and unique upgrade system that’ll help battle their way through countless hordes of zombies to help people, keep them stocked, solve why the zombie epidemic even started and ultimately get off the island.
Imagine a game where Daryl Dixon from the Walking Dead had its own game (and it was actually good, I’m looking at you Survival Instinct)The recently released biker open-world game is one you’ll be engrossed into. Set into the distant and merciless postapocalyptic state of Oregon, the world is turned into wild, fast roaming zombies where you’ll have to constantly avoid them with your trusty bike. The game’s protagonist, Deacon, is the on the search for his wife where she went missing during the zombie outrage but he has hope, and it’s your job to keep his hope alive by finding clues and completing quests to find a little bit of relief in this World surrounded by death.
World War Z
The movie inspired game, have you being chased by Olympic level zombies across the world. The sheer speed at which they attack, the way their alert and the shrieks they make will make any survivor turn tail and run. The game uses the Left 4 Dead formula and focuses on co-op play, whether it be online or offline. There are 4 maps throughout the world, Japan, Jerusalem, New York, and Moscow. Each map has its story, and you’ll have to complete objectives. There are multiple classes that you can choose from, such as trapper, survivor, assassin and many more. This is a great adaptation of the movie and will haunt you in your sleep.