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. 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.
Taut, terrifying and outrageously violent, Resident Evil 2 is one of the best zombie games money can buy. 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.
With years of PS4 zombie games to look back on, it’s time to see what Sony’s big black rectangle offers those who love nothing more than to take on hordes of shufflers. 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. You once again take control of either of the eponymous warring factions, this time with the twist of an open world and an impressive twenty different characters to play as.
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.
Points are accumulated by boarding up different entryways and killing zombies that can be exchanged for weapons bought individually or randomly, unlocking certain areas or acquiring upgrades that switch up your zombie-hunting experience. 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 PS4 zombie 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. Shows like zombie and movies like Warm Bodies try to cast the lovable brain-eaters as human and complex, but there’s no getting around it: people like it when zombies are murdered en masse.
Functionally, though, the Cordyceps-infected monsters which hound Joel and Ellie through the ruins of America are identical to our snarling, shambling cousins. The Last Of Us is great because, like all good horror fiction, its monsters are a catalyst for characters to grow, change and interact with each other in different (and heartstring-tugging) ways.
Resident Evil wasn’t the first survival horror game, but it codified the genre way back in 1996 for the original PlayStation. The remake, originally released for Nintendo’s Gamete, adds shinier graphics and new enemies to run away from screaming loudly, as well as revamping some puzzle mechanics.
It’s a top-down twin-stick shooter reminiscent of Smash TV, crammed to the gills with power-ups, weaponry and inventive ways to dispatch your gurgling undead enemies. Dying and dead things dominate this list, but Deadlight’s lively mix of cinematic platformer-style shenanigans, comic book-esque storytelling and inventive puzzles all go together to offset its slightly generic premise.
Nonetheless, it’s got some truly tense moments as players search the ruins of London at the behest of none-more-Northern-English survival maestro the Prepper. Black Ops III’s Zombies mode was the first in the Call of Duty series to offer an XP progression bar, with which players could unlock temporary bonuses, aesthetic augmentations for weapons and more.
Gameplay-wise, it’s the same mixture of frenzied base defense and good of’ fashioned zombie-killin’ the Call of Duty franchise has been bringing since World at War. Though a few sequels have since elaborated on some elements of the original formula, Dead Rising’s mixture of Pokémon Snap -style photography mechanics and zombie horde murder has never been better than in Frank West’s first outing.
Organ Trail is a grisly zombie take on that classic edutainment title, and it apes the mechanics of its granddaddy rather admirably. Organ Trail began life as a free Flash game; if you’re after flashy (ahem) visuals or AAA-style storytelling, you’re out of luck.
What Organ Trail does offer is oodles of procedurally-generated retro fun, as players seek to outrun a horde of zombies in an old station wagon (see what they did there? The gaming console itself has proven its versatility and durability and, hence, it has garnered massive profits for Sony.
If you find yourself struggling to settle down to explore some PS4games, here are the best suggestions you shouldn’t miss. Similar to games like Fortnite and PUBG, Apex Legends is a competitive squad-based multiplayer battle royale.
One of their upcoming games coming late this year is their new take on the series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. One of the bestPS4 exclusives to have ever been released, Blood borne is a departure from the Souls games that From Software usually creates.
So if you like rewarding combat and don’t mind a game that’s insanely hard from start to finish with no easy mode, then Blood borne is the way to go. The Modern Warfare series holds a special place in every gamer’s heart.
The customization, story, and above all, the gameplay made the first Modern Warfare game unforgettable. Control is one of the recent releases that has gained lots of attention for its fresh gameplay and story.
You enter the shoes of Jessie Baden, the director of the Federal Bureau of Control (BBC). Things go awry quick as a paranormal entity known as the Hiss begins taking over.
Following up after the massive success of The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk is a first-person RPG set in a dystopian futuristic world. Take on the role of V and choose factions to fight for, and go through stories that you have a huge impact on in this open-world RPG that could be one of the bestPS4games of all time.
Adding some new RPG elements to the gameplay of regular Doom, this one refines the formula that we love. Developed by Media Molecule as a PS4 exclusive, this game puts you in the shoes of an imp that can create things.
During the day, raiders and looters are scattered throughout the city trying to search for loot. With upgraded gameplay and better graphics, plunge into the world of Dying Light as you do your best to survive.
The 7th entry into the Final Fantasy series is critically acclaimed as one of the best RPGs ever made. As a product of Square Unix’s hard work, the game has tons of content to go through and new areas to explore.
This entry puts you in the shoes of Alex Vance, the leader of a resistance force trying to fight off the Combine and preserve humanity. This is one of the few PS4 VR games that are focused on the story and features innovative gameplay with many puzzles for you to solve.
After the events of the previous God of War games, Rates is now living in peace and raising a son. Horizon Zero Dawn is set in a hauntingly beautiful “post post-apocalyptic” land of forests, deserts, and snowy mountains.
In Marvel’s Avengers, you can play as Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, and Captain America. The Metal Gear Solid series is praised as one of the best game franchises ever made.
Its last story release, the Phantom Pain, is also praised as the best entry to the series in terms of gameplay. Moreover, it sports an extensive storyline spanning over 50 chapters and a unique feature allowing you to turn enemies into allies.
Battle your way through an all-new action-adventure title, influenced by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe. Journey once more to the wild west in the world of Red Dead Redemption as you play as Arthur Morgan, a gunslinger in a notorious gang.
Go through the story where you struggle to change the wild west for the better, and discover side missions to keep you busy for days. With an exciting story and ominous atmosphere, this remake will surely have you at the edge of your seat every second you play.
Innovating on the mechanics that previous games From Software has produced, this entry makes combat more punishing than ever before. However, if you master the gameplay, then success becomes extremely rewarding, as this is one of the most challenging games ever made.
In The Last of Us 2, you play as Ellie as you loot through abandoned establishments in an apocalyptic wasteland. Ellie seeks revenge on Abby, who kills her father-figure Joel in the beginning of the game.
Naughty Dog adds something completely new to the game when, halfway through, you then play as Abby. This puts you in the shoes of the person Ellie has been hating, placing Abby in a different light.
But whether you agree with the plot or not, you can’t deny that it has excellent gameplay and graphics you’ll never forget. Set in a community that comprises the entirety of the solar system, you can’t help but be reminded of classic sci-fi shows like Firefly.
In this first-person RPG, you play as an unfrozen colonist making your way around the world for the first time. The game is set in an alternate history wherein corporations are the driving force of the universe.
It’s an interesting take on antitrust laws and corporate dystopia, with everything ruled over by “The Board.” You should definitely check it out if you want a futuristic action-adventure game. If you want to sink much of your time getting into a fantasy world and love RPGs, then by all means get this game.
In this riveting installment, we follow Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher as they are trying to throw in the towel and retire from treasure hunting. The game comes with intricate world-building, allowing you to explore and collect hidden clues and access conversation for stories.
Set in a fictionalized London, you explore an open world rife with opportunities for hacking. Fight through Osaka and Tokyo as Kirk and Maxima, junior Yakuza who struggle in their daily lives.
Kirk finds himself in a heap of trouble as his simple debt collection goes horribly wrong, causing him to become a Yakuza. Yakuza 6 is an intense action-adventure game layered on top of a heartwarming tale about family.
This time, Kirk gets out of jail to find out that his adoptive daughter Hanuka died protecting her son. The cinematic cutscenes add a certain flair, bringing the virtual Tokyo world to life.
Relevant Kingdom, the thrilling sequel to the first Ni no Zuni, is an action-packed fantasy adventure you’ll surely love. It follows the story of Evan Pettiwhisker Til drum, the soon-to-be king of Ding Dong Dell.
This indie PS4 game, once the project of one amateur developer, has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon beloved by many. Hell blade: Senna’s Sacrifice is an indie game based on Norse mythology.