If you don’t already know (who doesn’t?!), I am obsessed with zombies. I don’t know what it is about them, I just find them awesome. Some of the scariest horror movies out there revolve around zombies and even though essentially they are just very slow dead bodies that shuffle along, they’re still super scary. Plus I think there’s a very, very realistic chance of a zombie apocalypse taking place in this lifetime.
Anyway. This is why I love zombie games and actually find them so fascinating, scary and fun to play. Here are some of my all time favourites…
An obvious choice, no? Resident Evil is one of the most classic zombie games out there – even the really old ones still offer that scare factor. The games actually have decent storylines and it’s never just zombies: the games offer scary bosses, advanced zombies and full on monsters. The games keep on coming and they never fail to impress. Plus, Resident Evil 5 is great for playing co-op. The fact that you actually have to run over to your partner to save them when they’re low on health is not only awesome but great for date night. My ex and I once did an all nighter trying to complete this game and it was one of my favourite date nights I ever had with him.
Available on PC, Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo.
LAST DAY ON EARTH: SURVIVAL
If you like your zombie/apocalyptic games totally realistic, this one is for you. You start this game with nothing. Absolutely nothing. You have to craft materials to get clothes to wear and collect wood to make weapons. You hunt wolves for food and if you drink too much water, your character exclaims it needs a p*ss and you have to use the bathroom somewhere in the wild before you are hunted. Oh and then there’s the small point of zombies everywhere..I love games that cause me to plan ahead and are more for long term play, so I’ve loved building up my inventory, improving my base and killing zombies like there’s no tomorrow in this game. Technically it’s still in beta mode, but there’s not much wrong with it at all really. Plus it’s an app, so you can play it on the go whenever you like.
Available on Google Play.
LEFT 4 DEAD
Technically I’ve only played the second game of this, getting addicted to it one day when I was homebound as a student having gotten a piece of glass stuck in my foot (long story). But it’s fully immersive and will have you screaming at the TV, your heart beating fast and stress levels rising..if that’s the type of thing you like. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s best played in parts as opposed to a long-term game, but the upside is that it can be played in short bounts and is ace for playing online with/against friends. But my god do those zombies annoy me, especially Boomers and Smokers. They ALWAYS go for me and I have no idea why…
Available on PC, Xbox, Linux and Mac.
This game is CUTE AF. The zombies are actually adorable – and no, I didn’t think it was possible to get cute zombies either. But there you go. This app is basically like a much cooler and glorified version of Farmville, except you go around exploring an island to get back to your zombie love. I think. I’m not entirely sure of the storyline – as you’re constantly getting given new tasks – but it is fun. And did I mention cute?
Available on Facebook, Android and iOS.
I have yet to actually play this game yet but I’ve heard so many good things about it and have been meaning to play for so long now. I just remember seeing the trailer for it and being blown away. In fact, it was even banned in Germany for being too violent – and when it comes to zombie games, we all know that’s a good thing!
Available on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox and Playstation.
These are just some of the coolest zombie videogames (and my favourites bar the last one – but considering I know it’s awesome without playing it, can I still name it a favourite?). I don’t know where I’d be without zombie games. Apart from Tomb Raider, they’re literally all I play.
What are your favourite zombie video games? Let me know!