A group for games prominently featuring zombies. Although it is unclear where in mythology zombies have originated from, they have been identified to originate from sources as early as Norse mythology to even earlier Sumerian mythology (though distinction between the undead in general is unclear). The zombie
definition and its variations are more commonly known to be of African or Haitian voodoo-related origins (i.e. Haitian snake god Zombi). Interpretations of popular culture from classic role-playing games, cult novels, movies, with influences from mentioned mythologies, have later formed a consensus on the characteristics of the zombie. Zombies, based on the aforementioned interpretations may traditionally have one or more of the following traits:
- Undead beings, usually summoned forth by necromancers or by other means of dark magic.
- Nocturnal creatures, rarely active during the day-time or where sunlight is present.
- Usually inhabits graveyards, catacombs or ritually unclean (unholy) sites, feeding on other dead corpses (and living creatures foolish enough to venture near).
- Usually slow-moving, mindless, suffers various stages of decomposition and a serious lack of personal hygiene.
- Wears shredded or torn clothing, almost similar to the fashion sense of the 1980s and heavy metal bands :p.
In video gaming, zombies were brought to the spotlight by games such as Resident Evil
and House of the Dead
. Later interpretations, no longer limit zombies to humanoid creatures or products of dark magics. Apparently, zombies now can run without losing their legs in the process and may be created from laboratory-engineered viruses or other sci-fi elements.Limitations
Related Game Group(s)
- Although arguably similar one way or the other, mummies, liches, vampires, wraiths, and person(s) inhabiting retirement homes, should be excluded from this game group. Please limit zombies to the common or popular understanding of zombies as aforementioned and tell grandpa he doesn't belong here (yet). Also, games based on the monster in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein are excluded in that that character was no longer dead when he was walking but had been returned to life. Also, he has his own game group.
|Game Title||Year||Platform||Publisher||User Score|
|Death Road to Canada||2016||Linux, Macintosh, Windows||Rocketcat Games||...|
|MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies (Limited Edition)||2016||PS Vita||Idea Factory International, Inc.||...|
|Dead Island: Retro Revenge||2016||PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One||Deep Silver||...|
|Zombies: The Last Survivor||2016||PS Vita||Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC||...|
|Plants vs. Zombies: GW2||2016||PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One||Electronic Arts, Inc.||...|
|Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run||2016||Android, iPad, iPhone||Versus Evil LLC||...|
|The Walking Dead: Michonne||2016||Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One||Telltale, Inc.||...|
|The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 1: In Too Deep||2016||Android, iPad, iPhone, Xbox 360||Telltale, Inc.||...|
|Ben and Ed||2015||Windows||Sluggerfly UG||...|
|Wolfenstein: The Old Blood||2015||PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One||Bethesda Softworks LLC||4.36|
|State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition||2015||Windows, Xbox One||Microsoft Studios||...|
|Zombie Army: Trilogy||2015||PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One||Rebellion Developments Ltd.||...|
|Dying Light||2015||Linux, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.||4.44|
|Buried Town||2015||Android, iPad, iPhone||Locojoy, Ltd.||...|
|The Walking Dead: No Man's Land||2015||Android, iPad, iPhone||Next Games Oy||...|
|Organ Trail: Complete Edition||2015||PlayStation 4, PS Vita||The Men Who Wear Many Hats LLC||...|
|The Walking Dead: Road to Survival||2015||Android, iPad, iPhone||Scopely, Inc.||...|
|Coffin Dodgers||2015||Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One||Wales Interactive Ltd.||...|
|Zombie Shotgun Massacre 3||2015||Xbox 360||Dualhaze||...|
|Dead State: Reanimated||2015||Windows||DoubleBear Productions||...|
|Killing Floor 2||2015||Windows||Tripwire Interactive, LLC||...|
|Guns, Gore & Cannoli||2015||Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One||Crazy Monkey Studios BVBA||...|
|The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 3: In Harm's Way||2014||Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360||Telltale, Inc.||...|
|Dead State||2014||Windows||DoubleBear Productions||...|
|Escape Dead Island||2014||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||Deep Silver||...|
Game group created by Ace of Sevens
(4225), additional games added to group by Cantillon
(13801), Patrick Bregger
(39011), Novox Master
(13), Victor Vance
(123370), Oleg Roschin
(174012), Indra is stressed
(20605), 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro-
(58364), Tomas Pettersson
(23272) and Jeanne