Even people who haven’t watched the show before have likely heard of the nickname for the undead, and thus it stands at the top of the list. Whether it was Glenn, Daryl, or Shane, some legendary characters used the word “geeks” to label the zombies, and thus it deserves a place near the top spot.
A name that has somewhat died out as the seasons go on, “lurker” is one of those words for the zombies that fits perfectly within the universe. While we haven’t actually heard any characters refer to the zombies as “empties” quite yet, the name will be used constantly in the new spinoff, World Beyond.
Although the name can’t help but remind me of the infamous Minecraft creatures, “creepers” are a great way to describe the zombies. As seasons pass and the number of zombies who are a threat to the survivors fades, perhaps the term “roamer” will be revitalized.
Ranking in the middle of the list namely because of the character the word is associated with, “deadheads” is one of the more catchy labels for the zombies of The Walking Dead. The trademark growl of the zombies is one that Walking Dead fans and characters alike are well aware of.
Introduced by a couple of “lame-brains” themselves in the infamous bar scene in season 2 of The Walking Dead, this label never caught on, and with good reason. Obviously, the zombies smell unimaginably bad, but calling them “stinkers” downplays the deadly nature of their existence.
As infamous as the “well walker” from season 2 is in Walking Dead folklore, the name is far too specific to escape the lower ends of the list. Unlike “growlers,” this word doesn’t accurately describe the sound made by the zombies on the show, and thus “hisses” lands near the bottom of the list.
John Doris from Fear The Walking Dead means well here, but this is a name that won’t catch on anytime soon. This may be an accurate way to describe the zombies in The Walking Dead, but something about it just doesn’t feel right within the context of the world established by the main show.
AMC The people of Woodbury like their zombie synonyms simple and to the point. AMC Nothing makes the undead sound even less appealing than referring to them by a synonym for shit.
The Walking Dead comic series, games, and webisodes have equally cringe-worthy monikers for the undead. This word should be used to describe a childhood chore, not a plague of undead sweeping the globe.
From TV's The Walking Dead, which concluded its third season earlier this year, to February's surprise hit Warm Bodies to the release of Brad Pitt's latest blockbuster-wannabe World War Z on Friday, it seems you can't go anywhere without running into the undead. So, to prep yourself for World War Z, here's a handy guide to the 16 best zombies of all time.
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My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time. It’s a wickedly funny game that relies on adorable and bizarre animation for most of the laughs, and the delightful cartoon enemies are half the fun.
Before the journey is over you’ll battle space bugs, save cheerleaders, leap on trampolines, and fight a giant baby. Since the main thrust of each level is rescuing civilians rather than defeating enemies, it also requires a lot more thought to finish than your average arcade style game, a design innovation that adds a great deal to the challenge and replayability.
The State of Decay series, introduced as an Xbox Live Arcade game in 2013, trades in the genre's typical fast-paced brain-bashing for a slower paced focus on survival and community building. The 2018 sequel built on this zombie -sandbox premise, expanding and adding four-player co-op while maintaining the tenseness that accompanies the threat of permanent.
You only have a few action points a day to issue commands, after which you have to simply wait to move again, and the tension of anticipating another turn becomes almost unbearable as you start to consider all the awful things that might be happening while you’re asleep. Nazis have long been identified with occultism, (both in reality and popular fiction) and Trey arch’s decision to go all-in on the campy grind house aesthetic changed the face of multiplayer shooters.
Zombies helped lighten the mood in a series that was increasingly mired in its own self-importance, reminding players, critics, and creators that it is all a game. Following the success of its Resident Evil series, Cap com introduced a new, lighthearted take on the zombie genre with Dead Rising.
The survival genre owes a great debt to Day, which began life as a mod for military simulator ARM AII. Day contrasted the surrealism of a zombie infestation with the hyperrealism of exposure, infection, hunger, and the degeneration of human nature in the face of disaster.
Just how much fun can playing as a cowering, nearly powerless victim in a world full of lumbering AI zombies and ruthless human scavengers really be? Everything from Fortnite to Rust owes Day a tremendous debt for its willingness to throw unarmed players into a hostile land with of their fellow humans and see what happens next.
It’s an RPG about being immortal, crammed with more undead than you can shake a severed limb at, including zombies assigned to alternately sad and hilarious purposes. The necrotic atmosphere permeates every moment in the game: you start the story laying on a slab, your best friend is a disembodied skull, and there are so many dead things running around that there’s a special ability dedicated just to talking with them.
The original Plants vs. Zombies blended solid, approachable tower defense gameplay with whimsical charm, leading to its mass appeal; it became a hit among both the hardcore and casual audiences, on PC, consoles, and mobile alike. Its addictive, wave-based loop spawned a number of official follow-ups and countless other imitators, making this family friendly take on the undead worthy of a spot on our list.
Resident Evil 2 is a triumph of survival horror, a sprawling, weirdly compelling epic that somehow managed to overcome its famously lackluster controls. And with those control issues remedied in the 2019 remake, alongside vastly improved graphics and various other tweaks, RE2 has only gotten better with time.RE2 allowed you to experience a single terrifying night through the unique perspective of two victims, their occasionally overlapping paths both snaking toward horrific discoveries in a city torn apart by an unleashed bioweapon.
It’s a tremendously moody and atmospheric game with great pacing, a growing sense of dread, nice monster design, frequent jump scares, and just enough resource scarcity to keep things tense through the end. The writing and delivery are minimal and masterful, with the bulk of the effort spent creating flawed characters we love or loathe and then stripping them away from us one by one.
The original Resident Evil doesn’t boast quite the scope of its sprawling sequel, but the tighter, almost claustrophobic design of the mansion often works to heighten the horror. The constant threat of the fearsome double-reanimated Crimson Heads in areas you’ve previously cleared fuels a compounding sense of dread that you’re in continual zombie danger no matter how heavily armed you become.
The legendary cheesy dialogue is icing on the cake. Also, if you finish the game in under three hours, you can blow up zombies with a bottomless rocket launcher. Around the same time Trey arch was bringing Zombies into World at War, Valve was introducing us all to their own cooperative take on battling the forces of death.
Left 4 Dead pitted teams of four allies against mobs of zombies ruled by an invisible enemy: the innovative AI director, a carefully constructed protocol designed to dynamically influence the game as it unfolded. The result was a ridiculously repayable zombie shooter. Only a year later, Valve brought us Left 4 Dead 2, building upon that successful formula with a familiar yet greatly enhanced team-based shooter.
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