25 best zombie games
Zombie games are some of the favorites of players from all over the world. Meet now 25 of the best of the genre, ranging from PC classics and the legendary Resident Evil. Prepare your weapons, collect your resources, and spend hours playing games from our list below!
1. The Last of Us (2013)
Platforms: PS3 and PS4
There is no way to talk about zombie games without talking about The Last of Us. Mainly because this game is more than a game about killing undead. With mechanics focused on strategic action and stealth, in addition to bringing zombies that require unique approaches, we can safely say that this is the best game of its kind.
2. Dying Light (2015)
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC
A zombie game focused on cooperative work, which encourages players to create melee weapons. It is one of many games in which the player takes on a scavenger, in search of resources to survive and eliminate zombies. Its freedom of exploration, parkour elements and survival strategies make this game one of the best ever made.
3. Dead Rising 3 (2013)
Platforms: Xbox One and PC
Many consider Dead Rising 3 the best in the franchise. A map that is bigger than the first two games together, being able to save from anywhere, being able to play with friends are some of the many quality features of the game. The resource gathering element is very broad, and driving has a fun and crucial role. Besides Nightmare Mode, which is one of the most difficult things!
4. Resident Evil 2 (1998)
Platforms: PS1, N64, GameCube, Dreamcast, PS4, Xbox One and PC
Both the original version and the remake are great. But it is the second that brings more focus on zombies, creating unique differences for the creatures and giving them the ability to appear out of nowhere in front of you at the worst times. They are tough, requiring a lot of bullets (which is low in the game) to die. And besides the zombies themselves, the whole narrative is very well constructed.
5. Resident Evil 4 (2005)
Platforms: PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Switch and PC
Leon’s mission to rescue Ahsley, daughter of the President of the USA, is full of encounters with zombies even intelligent, that give a lot of work. Facing mutant creatures and solving puzzles is basically the essence of the game, but its quality lies in the level of challenge and in the tuned game mechanics of RE4 compared to the previous ones.
6. Telltale’s The Walking Dead (2012)
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Android and iOS
Few games are as good as this one. The series of Th Walking Dead chapters created by Telltale brings emotion, action, decision making and a great narrative, all at the same time. Something innovative for a game of the genre is that zombies are not the main thing, but humans and what we do in an event like a zombie apocalypse.
7. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Zone (2010)
Platforms: PS3 and Xbox 360
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Zone is not a complete game, people know it, but that’s exactly why it’s here. This Red Dead DLC is so good that it needs to be played. John Marston continues to search for a cure for a zombie plague that has affected his family. And then you already know: the cowboy facing the undead is one of the coolest things ever done.
8. Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)
Platforms: PC and Xbox 360
Left 4 Dead 2 is similar to The Walking Dead on TV. You must survive with a group of allies to the zombie apocalypse. The good thing is that the mechanics available for survival are varied, allowing you to build an almost unique style of play.
9. Resident Evil 3 (1999)
Platforms: PS1, PS4, Dreamcast, GameCube, Xbox One and PC
Resident Evil 3 is great in either version. Be the original, be the remake, the sensation of not knowing where Nemesis and its scary screams will come from is incredible. It’s the
10. State of Decay 2 (2018)
Platforms: Xbox One and PC
The best thing about State of Decay 2 is its cooperative mode. Up to 4 people must establish a partnership and transform it into a community. Then they must manage resources, collect objects and supplies for the ultimate and most difficult mission: survive hordes of zombies.
11. Project Zomboid (2013)
The graphics are the charm of Project Zomboid, an indie game that focuses on making the player try to survive as long as possible in a world full of zombies. The tension is that eventually you will die. The question is: when and how?
12. World War Z (2019)
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC
World War Z resembles the film well, with endless hordes of zombies. They come out of nowhere, so you and your team will have to be quick to escape alive. The trick is that the zombies in this game are smart and scale everything they see ahead.
13. Urban Dead (2005)
This is the game with the least action on the list. It is a text game, in which you can be a civilian or a zombie. The game is all governed by Action Points, which you receive every 30 minutes. The total is 50 that you can store, and they are required to make decisions. When they’re done, you can’t do anything.
The game does not have an “end”. It ends if you die, otherwise you can enter every day and continue to survive.
14. Death Road to Canada (2016)
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS and Android
This game is fantastic! It simulates a car trip in which up to 500 zombies appear on your way at a time. You can run away, try to kill them or die trying either option. The pixelated graphics look great for adventure, and the fact of having multiplayer is even better.
15. Zombie Night Terror (2016)
Platform: Switch, PC, iOS and Android
The fun and differential of Zombie Night Terror is that you are responsible for spreading the virus that turns everyone into zombies. The thing is to bring the plague to as many humans as possible over 50 levels. Human resistance significantly at each level, so be prepared!
16. DayZ (2013)
Platform: PS4, Xbox One and PC
DayZ brings some elements that we haven’t seen in other zombie games. The first is that the zombies are alive and that they can be shot dead in any part of the body. You must dispute resources with other humans, and you must be careful not to let them invade your shelter!
17. Killing Floor 2
Platform: PS4 and PC
Killing Floor 2 is a first person shooter that puts you up against hordes of zombies. They come in levels. At each level more zombies appear, and at the last there is a boss. You can play solo, but the strong point of the game is the cooperation with up to 5 other players at the same time.
18. Dead Island 2 (2011)
Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC
Dead Island puts you and 3 more characters on an island that is infested with zombies. You 4 dawn at a resort being the only survivors of a plague. The mission is to survive until the rescue arrives.
19. Organ Trail (2011)
Platforms: Browser, PS Vita, PC, iOS and Android
In Organ Trail you must travel by car across the United States, to find a supposed zombie-free sanctuary. The problem is that all occupants of the car must arrive healthy and alive on the spot. So keeping zombies away is essential, but rationing resources too!
20. Atom Zombie Smasher (2011)
A real-time strategy game, in which your mission is basically to save citizens of a city, using military helicopters. You can use weapons to eliminate zombies, but you need to be quick, as each unsaved citizen is yet another zombie to kill.
21. Zombie Army 4: Dead War (2020)
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC
Zombie Army 4: Dead War is set in World War II, when the world is devastated by an unprecedented plague. In the previous game the enemy was the zombie Hitler, but now you face an Italy full of undead to be eliminated.
22. Days Gone (2019)
Days Gone is open-world survival, with enormous freedom of gameplay. The main dynamics of the game is the change of day and night, which affects the behavior of zombies. As the protagonist is a scavenger, in addition to fulfilling the missions of the story, you can search for items and resources out there.
23. Plants vs. Zombies
Platforms: PC, Android and iOS
Plants vs. Zombies is a game that deserves to be here because it is so much fun. Although not the same as zombie horror games, it does bring good times to players. You build an army of plants that must not let the zombies advance across the board. Unlock plants and powers and new enemies with each level!
24. ZombiU (2012)
Platforms: Wii U, PS4, Xbox One and PC
ZombiU is one of the most difficult of all zombie games, as you can die with just one bite. And whenever your character dies, he definitely dies. You have to start from scratch with another one, which is extremely annoying. But for those who like realism it is quite interesting!
25. Dead Trigger 2 (2013)
Platforms: iOS and Android
A simple first-person survival in a zombie-infested world. Gameplay requires the fulfillment of dozens of objectives, most of which are related to killing zombies. It stands out for being one of the few zombie-themed mobile shooters with complete freedom of movement.