Theme: Zombies

Group Description

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.

  • 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).
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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Entombed1982Atari 2600U.S. Games2.68
Zombies / Sword of Peace1982ZX81Artic Computing Ltd...
Zombies1983Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumBRAM Inc.4.08
Zombies & Potholes1983Jupiter AceJupiter Cantab Ltd.2.80
The Evil Dead1984Commodore 64Palace Software, Ltd.2.00
Zombi1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.81
Zombie Hunter1987MSX, NESHi-Score Media Work Corp.4.10
Splatterhouse1988Arcade, FM Towns, iPhone, TurboGrafx-16, WiiNamco Bandai Games America Inc.3.63
Road Raider1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.2.94
Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti1989NESNamco Limited4.17
Friday the 13th1989NESLJN Toys, Ltd.2.42
Beast Busters1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari STActivision, Inc.3.50
Horror Zombies from the Crypt1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.24
Doraemon: Giga Zombie no Gyakushū1990NESEpoch Co., Ltd....
Zombie Nation1990NESMeldac of America Inc.2.56
Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion1991DOS, J2MEFroggman3.54
Death Knights of Krynn1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Zombie Apocalypse1992Amiga, Atari STEpic Marketing2.35
Splatterhouse 21992Genesis, WiiNamco Bandai Games America Inc.3.53
Nightmare Collection: Dead of the Brain - Shiryō no Sakebi1992FM Towns, MSX, PC-98, Sharp X68000FairyTale...
Zombie Dinos from Planet Zeltoid1992CD-i, DOSInterplay Productions, Inc.4.14
Alien Carnage1993DOS, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.76
Nightmare Collection: Dead of the Brain 21993PC-98FairyTale...
Dave Goes Nutz1993DOSSoftdisk Publishing2.80
Isle of the Dead1993DOSMerit Software1.98
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Selected Covers

Zombies Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Zombies
Beast Busters Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Beast Busters
Road Raider Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for Road Raider

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Zombies
Zombies: Title Screen
Screenshot from Zombies / Sword of Peace
Title screen
Screenshot from Beast Busters
Title screen
Screenshot from Road Raider