Zombie games are awesome. Just like in any other media, zombies make up for some excellent antagonist in any game. Not only because they are excellent for horror games, but they are perfect to be pretty much one of the best stress relieving thing to shoot up in video games.
There are plenty of horror games out there featuring zombies as the main enemy, but they are so versatile as monsters in games that they can be used in funny, scary and thrilling ways. You can make pretty much any type of game while still be featuring these living dead creatures.
Even though a lot of the zombie/wave developers are stuck on the indie side of gaming, there are still plenty of triple-A developers working on zombie game titles, in all of its variants and types, whether it is an infected zombie, a cursed zombie or maybe even an unexplained zombie, these creatures never seem to leave our screens.
That’s why we’re bringing you a small list with some of the best zombie games that you can play right now. So sit down, relax and get ready to shoot the living dead back into their graves!
Zombies Ate My Neighbors
SNES, Sega Genesis (1993)
The term old but gold goes double for this amazing classic title. This is a one of a kind video game experience that came straight from the hands of the ol’ LucasArts. This crazy adventure zombie game let’s you control Julia and Zeke through different maze-like levels in order to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Of course, this incredibly colorful and fun title is full of crazy still all around, and as if just fighting zombies weren’t enough, you’ll also have to face some other evil creatures such as football players, mummies, martians and giant baby monsters. If you are a not-so-young gamer chances are that this game was an important part of your childhood, and if you’re not, then this is an excellent retro title you can try out now
Plants vs. Zombies
iOs, Android, PC, OS X, Xbox 360, PS3, DS, DSiWare, Windows Phone, PSVita, Blackberry OS (2009)
Public of all ages can relate to having hours of fun with this colorful, cute, and overall entertaining zombie game on their mobile devices. This game comes from a time where mobile games for smartphones and tablets were still not so much of a big thing. But it certainly helped turn things around.
From PopCap, this cartoony game is all about strategy, pick the best plants to defend your garden against hordes of all kinds of crazy and funny-looking zombies off your garden and keep your home safe
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
PS3, Xbox 360, PC, MacOS, PS4, Xbox One (2015)
It may seem a little odd to find a Call of Duty title on this list, but still there just had to be one. These games are not just known to have great campaigns and excellent multiplayer PvP, but also one key game mode has been present in most games of the series since the original Modern Warfare: Call of Duty Zombies.
A cooperative multiplayer mode consisting in surviving hordes after hordes of zombies in all kinds of crazy scenarios and fun ways. They’ve evolved and changed so much that they are now one of the most popular modes in those games, and they even let you purchase that mode only for some of their recent titles. There have been many zombie modes in Call of Duty throughout the years, but the one found in Black Ops 3 is definitely a fan favorite amongst them all
Dead Rising 3
Xbox One, PC (2013)
The Dead Rising game series were quite the big hit when they were first launched for the Xbox 360. They were very innovative and featured literally hundreds and hundreds of zombies on screen at the same time, something never seen before. This was an amazing already feature to see on a game, but this has just gotten better and better, with more zombies, more crazy weapons and even more crazy scenarios. Dead Rising 3 is the definitive edition of the series rendering up to three times as many zombies as its predecessors and many other upgrades. You’ll take the role of Nick Rams in a bloody adventure for survival, with as many zombies as ways of killing them
PC, Xbox One, PS4, OS X (2015)
An open world-survival experience like no other with some of the best things in video games to make up for this messy, violent game. It has an excellent gameplay with interesting mechanics like the ones in games such as Breath of The Wild and Minecraft of gathering materials, exploring the world and more, but in a quarantine zone filled by zombies.
The combat system and parkour abilities of the character make for an amazing zombie fighting experience different from anything else on this list.
The Last Of Us
Originally released as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, this game was a game changer for Sony and one that certainly is up to be remembered in the annals of video game history. While the zombies from The Last of Us are not technically zombies in the way you’d think of, but rather infected people with a fungus virus, it is still an excellent thriller-drama game
An excellent narration with amazing visuals and story team up with great music and art to make up for one of the best gaming experiences you can have in the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Help Joel and Ellie survive in this amazing one-of-a-kind experience
Resident Evil 4
GameCube, PS2, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, PC, iOS, Switch (2005)
The “zombie” modern classic by excellence, Resident Evil 4 is a legend in the video game industry, changing survival and horror games forever and some more amazing stuff that make it one of the most memorable games on this list. And while, it uses the “infected” zombies, it is still a huge game in the horror, survival and action genre altogether
This game was a revolution to the Resident Evil series, changing not only the gameplay, but also the storytelling and narrative in gaming. It was a pioneer in the over-the-shoulder camera which some of the most popular third-person shooter games have now adopted, it is also one of the zombie games with most adaptations available, so don’t worry, you can play it no matter which console you own
Resident Evil 2 Remake
A classic of horror joins with amazing new visuals to deliver one of the best, if not the best, remake we’ve ever seen in the gaming world. Resident Evil 2 Remake has all the great things from the classic horror game but upgraded in order to make it not only more visually appealing, but also taking every single aspect of the game to the next level.
The horror of the original game is nothing compared with this new version, and the new gameplay and narrative you can enjoy the original story but even better. THis is a game every fan of the Resident Evil series has to give a chance and enjoy
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
One of the most serious looking games Rockstar ever made received a zombie-based DLC that easily makes up for pretty much and entire new game, and it is just amazing.
When Red Dead Redemption originally came out, probably no one thought “I wish this game had more zombies”, but even so, Rockstar thought this was a good idea, and boy were they right. Using the same map and characters from the original game, this DLC added a whole new story, new missions and changed the overall world of the game. This somehow ended up being amazing, you still take control of John Marston, but not only facing a group of bandits in the old west, but also hordes of zombies.
Now you’ll have to explore this zombie-filled map and get to meet other mythical creatures while looking for a way to stop this zombie apocalypse in what is not only one of the best zombie games ever made, but also one of the best games of all time in Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
Left 4 Dead 2 – The Best of The Zombie Games?
Some of the best zombie games in this list have all amazing stories, crazy good-looking visuals, and amazingly dramatic stories, well this game has none of those. But what it does have is tons and tons of fun, ndn of course, a gazillion zombies to kill. Left 4 Dead 2 is a cooperative survival game where you have to team up with other three survivals and go through all kinds of crazy different levels trying to survive the whole ordeal. Different types of zombies, cool weapons, amazing scenarios, great simple gameplay, incredible atmosphere and music, and the cooperative mode which allow you to survive with your friend locally or online, makes up for the best zombie survival experience you can get in gaming, at least at the moment
There are even downloadable mods and different missions available from the Steam Store so you can keep expanding and modifying your game. And if you ever get bored of the cooperative mode, there are different vs modes available too, soo there’s something for everybody in this game. All this while being very inexpensive, what else can you ask for