Now, it's up to you: fail to move your head to see where they're coming from, and you'll end up a walking stick of tofu. Think of Dying Light as Fallout but instead of the Capital Wasteland infested with thug-headed green Super Mutants, the open world of Harlan city is teeming with hungry zombies.
Unfortunately Oculus Rift isn't officially supported within Dying Light, rather it's done pretty simply by altering a file here. Hovering above are 129 Sony PlayStation Eyes in circular rings that can track up to six players across the space.
Each person is given a hefty (non-firing) assault rifle that can also launch special rounds such as grenades plus a backpack which makes you feel like a Ghostbuster. Just don't look at your fellow players before the VR is turned on as the PlayStation Move controllers stuck on their bodies make them looks poorly-decorated Christmas trees.
Cap com used E3 2015 to showcase its Kitchen demo, which sat the wearer down in a chair and asked them to escape from a grizzly Saw-like scenario (video below). Arizona Sunshine is one of the 50 launch titles for HTC's Five, which costs a virtual eye-watering $799 (£689, AUS$899).
Another unofficially supported Oculus Rift game is the classic co-op shooter Left 4 Dead 2. Making it playable in VR requires a $39 (£25.99, AUS$48.99) piece of software called Corps.
This nifty program also adds support for an Xbox 360 controller, free look during cutscenes and VR hotkeys you can just look at to activate. One of our top tips for using L4D2 with the Rift is to scale back the zoom to 80% and HT Sensitivity to 100.
But the team behind the Oculus have also worked with Samsung on its Gear VR which costs a much more palatable $99 . While not particularly sophisticated storyline-wise, it makes up for it in breathless energy stoked by online league tables and mini missions.
Though not strictly a zombie game, Black Ops 2 features the undead heavily in its single player and multiplayer modes. To make them work with the Oculus Rift you'll need to use the Corps software we mentioned on page five: Left 4 Dead 2.
Until Black Ops officially supports VR this is a great way of blasting through zombies in the Cod Universe. Corps also apparently works with Black Ops 3, should the second game in the series fail to satisfy your undead-slaying tendencies.
You can’t bring up horror fiction without invoking the morbid curiosity brought on by hordes of flesh-hungry living dead, but the sheer primal fun of this genre is hard to overlook. Luckily, there are some cool VRzombiegames and, yes, you can even play these games with the intention of burning calories and losing body fat.
While your mileage may vary in that regard, you’ll generally incur at least a level of activity that warrants a LESS (low-intensity steady state) exercise when playing VRzombiegames. You can lean into the gameplay a bit more, use more of your body, move around your play area more often, and put more intention into each of your movements for better calorie burn overall.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is out now on Steamer and Oculus Rift, and a PlayStation VR release is expected in Spring 2020. Arizona Sunshine was the original “big zombie game” to hit VR headsets in December 2016, well over three years ago at this point.
Best experienced with a friend in co-op, you’ll spend your time in Arizona Sunshine shooting your way to the end of each mission. It’s been continuously updated since launch, with a few DLC releases such as The Damned, and a port to Oculus Quest.
Return of the Container takes the entire arsenal of weapons featured in Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and drops it into a wasteland riddled with the walking hours d’oeuvres. There’s a detailed physics system in place here, which means you can do some pretty crazy stuff in Return of the Containers.
Impaling hot dogs on a number of different weapons, such as claymores, is a pretty ingenious solution when the bun factories are (presumably) closed until further notice. There’s a built-in co-op mode where you can fight through waves of zombies with up to three friends online, but it’s pretty limited.
We’ve gotten our hands on Half-Life: Alex, and we can say with confidence that it is truly a massive accomplishment in VR game design. Here are our favorite Games that have little to do with the zombie horror genre, but prominently feature the living dead in some form.
Luckily, that means there are a literal armies of Drug, aka zombies from Norse folklore, to face down on your quest. Asgard’s Wrath is also focused around a ton of melee combat with swords and parrying, making it an active VR fitness game.
Like Asgard’s Wrath, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR has its roots set in Norse mythology. If you delve into any tombs, you’re likely to run into your fair share of Drug, and they won’t be particularly happy that you disturbed their sleep.
On the bright side, there are a ton of these ‘AI’ zombies around, and there’s a fantastic physics system that lets you pulverize them to death with any old cardboard box, if you so choose. If you click an affiliate link and buy a product we may receive a small commission which helps support the publication.
While some people love to play the horror zombie games with bloody shots, horrible music, then have a try of the VRZombiegames ! Bloody Zombies is set in a background that London lost to the undead plague, overrun by hordes of mutated zombies, and the last hope rests in the united fists of four lone outcasts.
VR Game Dead Hungry to play with virtual reality headsets: HTC Five or Oculus Rift It’s easy to guess what Dead Hungry is about based on the VR game name.
The game takes place in 2040, a betrayer CS Corporation has infected the whole city with zombies. Purge the city and bring back piece to the place.
Bomber is a fast-paced zombie -themed shooter, which was developed for virtual reality headsets (new full immersion Five and Oculus Zombie game that places you in the classic world of Zombies featuring full VR motion), in which players can fully explore and interact through the zombie world alone or with friends in co-op mode. The game takes place in 2065 when a human-created virus has rapidly spread through the population and turned them into walking zombies.
Keep in mind that as of the time of writing, the game doesn’t support the English language Zombie Hobby VR is an atmospheric VR shooter, but unlike a regular shooter in which you just use guns to eliminate your opponents, in this game you’ll be using affordable objects from daily life to throw and kill the zombies.
The game features beautiful stylized visuals and a special hardcore Night Mode for those who dare to take their zombie -killing skills to the next level. Casting you as a lone survivor in a zombie apocalypse, you need to home in a promising radio signal.
Ultimately, it’s not the prettiest of games, and you need a couple of move controllers to get the most out of it, but if you’re after an immersive zombie survival experience like no other, Arizona Sunshine is the best on PS4 if you have a PSV headset. 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.
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.
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