With Dead Rising 3, players take the role of a mechanic named Nick Ramos that finds himself having to survive an overwhelming zombie outbreak within the city of Los Periods, California. Unfortunately, this franchise hasn’t seen much love lately so there’s no telling if we’ll see another Dead Rising video game release into the market, but we do have four mainline installments available.
In Project Zombie the video game has players stuck in a city that’s become flooded with the undead. To survive, players must scavenge items and take care of their various vitals such as hunger, tiredness, pain, and mental state.
For gamers who are looking for relaxed gameplay or an even more difficult experience, a sandbox mode will allow users to switch up various aspects of the video game such as how many zombies are available to even weather conditions. It’s an over a top action-packed zombie video game that relies more on melee combat but, the storyline puts players into a different area.
It’s in early access right now so the story is a bit light, and we’re bound to see some changes to the game as it progresses through development. Overall, you take the role of a young woman named Lucy who’s been part of a scientific experiment and trapped on an island left to die.
To make matters worse you find yourself not the only thing inhabiting the island as there are hordes of undead zombies. There are also structures that players can build as defensive measures against the hordes but ultimately you’re forced to go beyond your comfort zone and explore the open island.
Meanwhile, the end goal is to find the necessary equipment to build up a means for an SOS message to get off the island. Again, it’s an early access title but if you can play it right now, and it even features some cooperative gameplay modes where you and a buddy can go through the game together.
The whole story of being John Mars ton, an outlaw that’s turned good but somehow gets the short end of the stick once again is a video game narrative that’s well worth going through. However, there was a DLC expansion released that turned the old west outlaw video game into a zombie title, which is another thrilling journey to play.
If you didn’t catch the DLC release when it came out, Undead Nightmare once again throws players into the role of John Mars ton but in a new standalone campaign storyline. Just as before, players can roam around the open world map and progress through the narrative or take on side quests However, the main antagonist group in this game isn’t more outlaws or the law enforcement but zombies which can vary such as the standard slow-moving walkers to larger tank kind of zombies.
Likewise, the video game also has a focus on human interaction where players can join forces or go against one another. Overall in Dead Island, players start the game out from one of four playable characters each with their unique kind of traits they can bring into the gameplay.
However, the narrative remains the same as players will find themselves stuck on an island that has been hit by a zombie plague. This game mixes in melee combat with gun play while you explore the island and handle various missions or tasks requested by survivors.
From Rebellion Developments comes Strange Brigade a cooperative third-person shooter filled with both puzzles and survival horror elements. Set during the 1930s, in this game the British Empire has established a fearless group known as the Strange Brigade.
However, because of the hostilities that usually come lurking around these supernatural areas, you’ll need to carefully work with your team and scavenge for useful items. This game puts players against all kinds of undead enemies and creatures such as giant scorpions.
Fortunately, you’ll have all kinds of uniquely powerful weapons and supernatural abilities of your own to fight back with. Outside of collecting goods and fighting enemies, the maps you’ll get to play within are filled with all kinds of useful traps and puzzles to solve.
The game takes place after a world war that caused much of the planet to be wiped out due to nuclear weaponry. Exposed to the radiation, a large majority of humans became mindless zombies leaving the remaining few survivors to scavenge for survival.
Much like other zombie survival games, this is a wave-based title where players will need to seek out shelter, food, and of course, water. This game also comes with the added benefit of cooperative gameplay, so you could build a base up with friends and prepare for the fight ahead.
This is a group we haven’t heard from for a long while although they were pretty popular from their Siphon Filter franchise. Within Days Gone, the video game takes place after a virus outbreak turns most humanity into zombies.
Players step into the role of a biker named Deacon St. John, who is making by the harsh world doing odd jobs for various factions. However, he learns that there’s a chance that his wife may still be alive somewhere in the world during all this madness which sets him on a new path for more information about what happened to her during the pandemic.
This video game follows an agent named Kyle Crane who is tasked with infiltrating a quarantine zone city of Harlan which has become infected with a virus turning civilians into ruthless zombies. Developers have also tossed in some parkour elements within the game allowing players to easily traverse the city and its obstacles when fleeing the undead hordes.
Combat well has been changed from the melee focus Dead Island towards gun play, giving players an action-adventure experience. Meanwhile, zombies are still very much a threat but alongside them is an ancient cult, but I won’t spoil what’s to come in this game narrative if you haven’t played it yet.
Embracing some lovely top down twin-stick shooter gameplay, Dead Nation’s bite-sized stages has you and some friends tearing through the streets of a zombie infested city, killing zombies, scoring upgrades and defeating massive, hulking undead bosses. A super not so serious take on the zombie apocalypse, Death Road to Canada has you pulling together a crew of misfits as you attempt to reach the Canadian border in a madcap top-down shooter that has randomly generated events, levels and comes across like a marriage between South Park and The Walking Dead.
The difference between Dying Light and other zombie games however is that it lets players pull off some super acrobatic parkour jumps and moves, while the zombie menace becomes stronger as the night draws in. A full bloodied re-imagining of the legendary Phone classic, Resident Evil 2 is a gorgeous and terrifying third-person shooter that has you trying to escape a city under siege from a zombie invasion.
Adapted from the comic book series of the same name which also gave rise to the stupendous TV show, Telltale’s The Walking Dead is a massive, story-driven adventure epic where players must guide a young girl, Clementine, through a zombie apocalypse. Riddled with emotional challenges and non-linear storytelling that muses upon such topics as lost innocence and what it means to be human, Telltale’s The Walking Dead is riveting stuff to say the least.
Including all the previously released DLC in addition to gorgeous new visuals, The Last of Us: Remastered is harrowing opus about a plague that not only devastates the world, but also about the heartless humans it leaves behind. You still have the option to play as either Leon S. Kennedy or Claire Redfield, and the game still takes place in the iconic, zombie -infested burg of Raccoon City.
Most zombie games make plenty of effort to establish the dilapidated world you would otherwise inhabit as the result of a full scale, disastrous apocalypse. That means consuming food and water, avoiding illness, and engaging in simple building techniques to fortify your home base.
Developer Sony Bend worked on Days Gone for over four years, which shows how much care and detail was placed into the game's environment and graphics polish. Created using the full power of the Unreal Engine 4, this PS4 -exclusive title puts you in the shoes of U.S. Army veteran Deacon St. John as he traverses the post-apocalyptic landscape as a bounty hunter for hire.
In battling the zombie hordes, hilariously called “Breakers,” Days Gone introduces a variety of unique elements as a direct result of its high production value. Throw in the ability to craft unique weapons in order to combat the dead, plus the game’s intuitive day and night cycle (which unleashes more powerful, albeit conquerable zombies as the sun goes down), and Dying Light makes for one of the most distinct zombie games currently on the PlayStation 4.
Simultaneously, you'll also build up experience points for perks involving your class type, including faster reloading and stronger healing. It isn’t too repetitive, but it is addicting; Killing Floor 2 has 14 different zombie types who vary in size, speed and lethality, with four difficulty settings and 19 different maps.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a scary zombie game that builds on the unnerving feeling of just turning a simple corner or opening a door. The most horrific PS4zombie game on the list changes up traditional Resident Evil gameplay by putting you in a first-person mode as you explore a derelict plantation inhabited by an undead mutant cannibal family.
You’ll walk down a decrepit stairway and into a dim cavern hole in the ground where a long blue many pale hand reaches out to grab the only lantern in sight. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard emphasizes exploration and horror as players solve various puzzles and fight off hard-on-the-eyes grotesque looking enemies with handguns, shotguns, flamethrowers and other weapons with limited ammo.
If you’re feeling extra brave, the game is compatible with the PlayStation VR headset that amplifies the fear in an immersive nightmare that’ll make you double-check your locks at night. The Evil Within 2 is a third-person, survival horror game (with an optional first-person mode) that details the life of a depressed former police detective who discovers his daughter is still alive and must undergo, against his will, an experiment where he enters a virtual world with a machine called STEM.
The subconsciousness of those in the STEM system creates the reality of the main game, a suspenseful horrific nightmare realm full of undead beings and mutated monsters who’ll gurgle and growl with rage upon your presence. Players can relax or challenge themselves with three difficulty modes, using unique weaponry such as trip wires, hiding and ambushing enemies, crafting items and even upgrading their attributes (like health and athleticism) with the game’s RPG-like level up system.
You can thank Resident Evil 4 for evolving the survival horror series, as well as being the pioneer of the famous “over-the-shoulder,” third-person view that you see in so many games today. Resident Evil 4 focuses on more frantic and intense combat sequences than its survival horror predecessors by putting multiple enemies on screen and being able to fend all of them off instead of individually.
Gamers get to play as Leon S. Kennedy (a fan favorite who first showed up in Resident Evil 2) who investigates the kidnapping of the President’s daughter by a mysterious cult set in a rural area of Spain that's full of violent villagers infected with a virus. The beloved Mercenaries Mode allows players to choose their own characters with specific weapons and fend off hordes of enemies while racing against a clock.
It’s been hard to escape PS4zombiegames over the past decade or so with them popping up in new entries in beloved franchises, in game modes dedicated entirely to pushing them back, and even in iterations where you could argue that they aren’t even undead. Below you will find games that offer an almost impossible challenge against an endless sea of dead faces, a third-person action title that many believe to be the best of the 2010s, and also, ERM, the grand conflict between sunflowers and zombies.
The challenge is non-existent, its most famous mechanics are gone (but reintroduced in DLC), and there’s a general lack of attention to detail and care with the whole game feeling rushed. However, if you just want to lay the smackdown on an absolutely wild amount of zombies at once all while wearing a silly hat (and nothing else), Dead Rising 4 is probably the purest bit of undead mayhem on this list.
Available for a relative pittance, you shouldn’t overlook the original game, it casting you onto a desert island with only the undead and a strangely specific survival book for company. You will go from a simple bow and a bit of wood all the way up to flamethrowers over time, crafting yourself some safe spaces and trying to repel the ever more dangerous hordes.
Featuring a vibrant open world and a whole load of melee combat, Dead Island doesn’t unfortunately offer much revolution and is also brought down by some ugly technical issues, though its low price means that you can’t go wrong if you want to bloody a baseball bat for a few hours. It was a great shame when House marque, probably the biggest name who supported the subgenre for many years, announced that they would be leaving the twin stick shooter market behind to focus on more popular genres.
Featuring an absolute screen full of zombies at any time, who can also come out of nowhere, and a steep difficulty curve, Dead Nation can be played by yourself or with friends. You will find and upgrade plenty of weapons as you look to escape an overrun city, and compete with your friends to see who the best zombie slayer is.
Battle for Neighborville’s weird, staggered launch from a peculiarly short early access period meant that it felt like it didn’t get as many headlines as it should have. That’s a great pity, as Battle for Neighborville is the Plants vs. Zombies franchise’s best and most expansive entry to date that’s overflowing with content and an absolutely irresistible cutesy aesthetic to boot.