Difficulty changes at random times due to fog mechanic to keep you on your toes Open world with vehicles to drive Lots of NPC to work with If you’ve ever wanted to play a more serious version of Dead rising than this game is right up your alley.
If Minecraft and tower defense games had a baby it would be Colony survival. This is a really cool idea to have a nightly swarm of zombies attack your block village and ITT actually be the main purpose of this game.
This isn’t a super long game by any stretch of the imagination with only 11 chapters, but it more than makes up for it in sheer numbers. This game is loaded with massive hordes of undead coming from every direction.
The weapon choices aren’t really special, but it’s a lot of fun nonetheless. If you like the book or the movie then you’ll definitely love this game.
If Sims had a zombie mode and more RPG elements I would call it Project Zombie too. This game is rare in the fact that unless you change some setting none of the zombies will run, just as George Romero would have wanted.
This is the shining behemoth of a game made by Valve that will always be used to judge zombie games. One way this game stays fresh is the massive support that steam still gives it, not to mention it’s huge fan base.
Check out this classic game when you get the chance, you won’t regret it. I know I said a lot about Left for Dead being a zombie game to judge other zombie games by, but Resident Evil is the series to judge other zombie game series.
This game sees the return of Chris Redfield and the Umbrella Corporation (no surprise there). This game also supports VR, there’s nothing like being scared pantless in virtual reality.
VR support Has a Texas Chainsaw type feel Has some puzzle elements This game does have an interesting day/night cycle, so that’s unique, I’m not sure it’s a great selling point though.
It takes place in a distant future where there are very few humans left, but billions of zombies roaming the planet. This game seems to have a Fist of the North Star kind of setting, with less Mad Max.
Like you would see in The Walking Dead these zombies respond most to noise, so you must be careful when driving or shooting loud guns, so use a suppressor if you have one. This is an early access game that you can play and has some well-thought-out features.
One of many is that if you are carrying some kind of meat that has a strong scent, zombies will find you more easily. You have to fortify a base for yourself from the zombies because in seven days they will swarm you and try to take you down.
This delightful game reminds me a bit of Hotline Miami, but with zombies. There are also a lot of text-based interactive events to go through on your international journey, stay safe out there.
Play as Leon and Claire once again in this remake of the original PlayStation title. This game has received stellar reviews and is a very faithful re-imagining of the original title.
You can even play it in a hardcore mode in case you are feeling masochistic today. You get to play each individual story of both Claire and Leon and when you complete it with each character you get to see the true ending.
Have you ever wanted to play a game as a bounty hunter who also kills zombies? You play as Deacon St. John and you get to go through his story and also survive hordes of the undead.
Zombie games range from survival simulation to Lovecraft co-op period pieces, and if you like, you can even take a shambling detour through tower defense and post-apocalypse parkour. We have the harrowing moral quandaries posed by The Walking Dead, the high-octane FPS action of Black Ops 3, and the traumatizing horror of Resident Evil.
Seeing as we’re still no closer to a Left 4 Dead 3 release date, a new game that rigidly follows the formula of co-op zombie slaying that the L4D series popularized will have to suffice. World War Z doesn’t offer anything revolutionary of its own to that formula, but it’s still heaps of fun when playing through its gauntlet-style campaign missions with friends, upgrading your kit over time, and watching rotting corpses explode under heavy machine gun fire.
Trapped in the famously labyrinthine Spencer Mansion, as Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, ravenous zombies and dangerous mutations lie behind every corner in Resident Evil, often obscured or blocked by inventive environmental puzzles. Fixed camera angles intensify the sensation of claustrophobia and your limited inventory keeps you feeling vulnerable.
Alternatively, you can go for the limbs: a couple of pistol shots is enough to snap off an ankle, making them a lot less mobile and allowing you to carefully skirt around them. Scuff a shot, and it will still tear a chunk of flesh off your target, adding some gory gravitas to every spent cartridge.
If you’re looking for story then you’ll be best served by the original State of Decay, however, the sequel does an admirable job of fleshing out the systems of the first game to make for a more satisfying open-world survival experience. You will pick a protagonist from your community of survivors and take them out into the wild to find the necessary food, fuel, or drugs to keep the rest alive.
Thankfully, combat and RPG-lite progression are engaging enough to keep you going: you will start with melee-based weapons, but later you will happen upon throwable knives and machetes allowing for satisfying one-hit kills. Then Dying Light takes that cloth, stuffs it into a bottle, sets it on fire, and hurls it from a great height into a pack of undead.
For best results, ignore the more repetitive missions and take to the rooftops of Harlan, built with vertical meandering in mind. With a story penned by the legendary Chris Alone, the narrative complexity promised by Dying Light 2’s factions system is exciting.
Organ Trail tasks you with guiding a station wagon of survivors on a journey out west and like all zombiesurvivalgames your primary concerns are keeping a good stock of food, medicine, and ammo, not to mention avoiding roaming packs of flesh-eating undead. The real stars of Organ Trail are the random events encounters, which will continue to catch you off guard hours into the game with everything from zombie boss fights and gangs of raiders, to your survivors contracting diseases or receiving curious jobs from strangers.
Though cities have emptied out after waves of evacuations, humanity feels close enough to touch thanks to the messages scrawled on the walls of safe houses. There is a tendency to disarm you with humor and half an hour of respite before swiping cruelly at the characters you have come to care about in a way that only the best adventure games on PC can.
From your top-down perspective you call in rescue helicopters, direct sniper teams, and make monstrous sacrifices to achieve your goal. The game goes hard on the camp, gratuitous fun of guiltless gore, and the testicle-busting X-Ray kill cam makes sniping your foes as satisfying as mashing them with a hammer.
After all, these are not only undead abominations, but also Nazis; even the gentlest pacifist can enjoy blowing them up like a barrel of melons and watching the juices fly. You can even modify and upgrade your guns to shoot flames or spew out lightning, and create a custom skill build to mow down the zombies with brutal efficiency.
Whether you’re all about trying to rebuild society against constant waves of shufflers with your fellow survivors, or you just want to run as fast as you can away from the undead, there’s a zombie game here for you. If you’ve finished up all of these then be sure to check out our thoughts on the Dying Light: Bad Blood battle royale or read our State of Decay 2 PC review to find out why we chose the original for this list.