Over the years, the gaming industry has been swarmed by zombie video games. This genre always had a staggering amount of popularity and because of that gamers might as well make up a significant portion of the general population that is already prepared for an actual zombie apocalypse. There is something about the brainless, rotten meat-bag bullet sponges that seem to appeal to us. With Halloween just around the corner, we invite you to take a look at some of the most epic video games about the zombie apocalypse that are produced to date. Whether you are a zombie fan or not, you’ve got to try them out at least once!
Resident Evil 2 Remake
You can’t have a zombie video games list without mentioning the Resident Evil series, that’s why we begin our list with an amazing this year’s remake of the 1998 original survival-horror classic. Developed and published by Capcom, Resident Evil 2 takes place on Racoon City in the year 1998. You play either as police officer Leon Kennedy or college student Claire Redfield as they try to survive in Racoon City that was hit by a major outbreak of a zombie infection. This installment of the series is a very good example of a well-made remake that introduces new features and updates without taking away the spirit of the original.
Dying Light 2
Dying Light and its sequel Dying Light 2 are open-world first-person zombie video games. In the second game, you play as Aiden Caldwell, one of the survivors of a zombie infection outbreak that plunged humanity into a new dark age. With exceptional parkour skills, you’ll run on rooftops and explore the city as you look for crafting resources. The whole area is overrun by zombies and hostile scavengers. Dying Light 2 has a dynamic day and night cycle, making the latter a much more dangerous time period that forces you to rely on stealth skills. During the day you can engage the zombies freely. Simply use a melee weapon to bust a zombie’s head wide open with a nice slow-motion effect! The sequel is not out yet, however, the original title is no less exciting!
7 Days to Die
Zombie video games like 7 Days to Die gained quite the popularity in recent times. One could say that the mix or survival gameplay and the zombie infection narrative formed a little sub-genre of its own. 7 Days to Die plays like a survival sandbox with zombies included. It doesn’t have much of a story aside from the fact that you have 7 days to prepare for a zombie infection. Aside from this threat, you have hypothermia and heat exhaustion to worry about, therefore you’ll spend a lot of time looking for resources and building a shelter. 7 Days to Die is among the zombie video games that feature sandbox customization options. You can customize the game’s difficulty, zombie AI, choose to play in randomly generated maps and engage in multiplayer or co-op modes that also include a split-screen play!
Killing Floor 2
Killing Floor series originally started in 2004 as a mod for the Unreal Tournament 2004. Killing Floor 2 is a fully fleshed out installment of the series that hasn’t lost its popularity throughout the years. This is a fast-paced, gory first-person shooter which like many other zombie video games takes place in a post-apocalyptic world defined by an outbreak of a zombie virus. In this game, you fight the undead mostly in continental Europe. The governments have collapsed during the crisis and only heavily armed, privately funded operation of civilians and mercenaries are left to clean the mess. Play in a co-op mode with up to 6 players and reclaim Europe from the infected!
Much like Dying Light 2 and 7 Days to Die, Bohemia Interactive’s DayZ is one of the open-world survival sandbox zombie video games you should definitely check out. DayZ is a multiplayer-only game that takes place in a fictional post-soviet country of Chernarus. Humanity, yet again, struggles with a zombie apocalypse. Even though the game only has an online mode and servers can host up to 60 players, you’ll hardly run into anyone in an area that measures in approximately 230 square kilometers. Everybody starts with absolutely nothing and if you die, you lose everything and start over. This is what makes DayZ one of the most challenging and, at the same time, one of the most rewarding zombie video games out there. You’ll struggle not only with the undead but also with severe weather conditions as well as hostile survivors that seek what you have of value.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead is an FPS game series that started in 2008 and right from the beginning it received critical acclaim. It was developed and published by the infamous Valve corporation and it is run on a standard-issue Source engine, which brought to life such classics like Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, Portal 2, Counter-Strike: Source and, later on, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The premise of the game is fairly simple, just like with a lot of other zombie video games: four players need to get to the extraction point and fight a lot of zombies before they escape. Basically, it’s an exceptionally good example of horde mode. You can play with bots but Left 4 Dead is at its best when played in co-op. The game’s algorithm adjusts the difficulty according to the player’s skill level which as a result adds to Left 4 Dead’s great replay value.
Dead Rising 2
Resident Evil 2 Remake is not the only Capcom game on this list. Developed and published by the same company, Dead Rising 2 was released back in 2010. You play as Chuck Greene, a former motocross star who finds himself in a city overrun by zombies (a very usual situation in zombie video games as we can see). Chuck only has 72 hours before the military nukes the place, on top of that, he must also get the necessary medicine for his infected daughter. From the technical side, Dead Rising 2 features an ability to display an impressive amount of zombies that can be seen on the screen at one time. Another important element is the rich customization options. Hell, if you want, you can put on a dress and play as a zombie fighting Cinderella as well as combine innocent everyday objects into sadistic medieval tools of torture. Get creative!
Dead Island Definite Edition
If you’re looking for zombie video games similar in design to Dying Light – we have great news for you! Dead Island is a first-person survival-horror game that is set in a tropical island of Banoi. Just as it can be inferred from the title, the island is overrun with zombies. To be more precise, considering the premise of the game, Dead Island could be viewed as a mixture of Dying Light and Dead Rising 2 zombie games with a little bit of Far Cry 3 added on top. Just like in Dying Light or Dead Rising 2, you can expect a lot melee combat with crafted, makeshift weapons (although guns are involved too, just like with most zombie video games).
The Walking Dead
Another game on the list – The Walking Dead – is an absolute must not only for horror or zombie games’ fans but gamers for all tastes in general. Developed by Telltale Games and published by Skybound, this title is an interactive and masterfully realized adventure-horror story presented in the sequence in five episodes, all of which are based on the award-winning comic book series by Robert Kirkman. You’ll play as a convicted criminal Lee Everett who tries to redeem himself in a world that was overwhelmed by a zombie apocalypse. Comic book-inspired graphical aesthetic and tough decisions with time limits create an exceptional experience that’s among the best zombie video games out there.
The Last of Us
It would be an outright sin to not include the PlayStation 4 exclusive zombie genre masterpiece The Last of Us on this list. Even though it’s currently impossible to purchase PS4 games in key code form, you can still increase the funds of your PlayStation Network account through the help of a PSN gift card keys and enjoy this game that way. According to the latest news, The Last of Us II is coming out on May 29th, 2020 so the present period is a perfect time to catch up with the series! Relive the first installment that follows the story of a smuggler Joel and a teen age girl named Ellie as they travel through post-apocalyptic USA. Zombie video games rarely explain infections through science but The Last of Us surprises gamers with eerie realism by introducing to the story a real-life, parasitic Cordyceps fungus which mutates to effect humans!
Find all these zombie games in one spot!
So, you’re interested in celebrating Halloween by mowing down a crowd of mindless abominations? Or maybe you want to go smart and strategically organize the looting operations you’ll carry out on a post-apocalyptic sandbox? All the above-presented titles will surely cover these needs and you can get them all with a significant price reduction at the Eneba store! If all that is not enough for you, we have an entire collection of zombie-themed games set for you to pick from. There is a reason why zombie video games are so popular. Visit our store and discover it yourself! For more news about zombies – don’t forget to regularly check out blog entries as this game genre is far from done.