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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 (e.g. 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 sun-light 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
  • 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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Entombed1982Atari 2600U.S. Games2.85
Zombies1983Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumBRAM Inc.4.13
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
Road Raider1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.3.86
Splatterhouse1988Arcade, FM Towns, iPhone, TurboGrafx-16, WiiNamco Bandai Games America Inc.3.63
Beast Busters1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari STActivision, Inc.3.50
Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti1989NESNamco Limited4.17
Friday the 13th1989NESLJN Toys, Ltd.2.35
Zombie Nation1990NESMeldac of America Inc.2.50
Doraemon: Giga Zombie no Gyakushū1990NESEpoch Co., Ltd....
Horror Zombies from the Crypt1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.24
Death Knights of Krynn1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.80
Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion1991DOS, J2MEFroggman3.38
Zombie Dinos From Planet Zeltoid1992CD-i, DOSInterplay Productions, Inc.4.14
Splatterhouse 21992Genesis, WiiNamco Bandai Games America Inc.3.60
Nightmare Collection: Dead of the Brain - Shiryō no Sakebi1992FM Towns, MSX, PC-98FairyTale...
Nightmare Collection: Dead of the Brain 21993PC-98FairyTale...
Alien Carnage1993DOSApogee Software, Ltd.3.78
Zombies Ate My Neighbors1993Genesis, SNES, WiiKonami, Inc.3.75
Isle of the Dead1993DOSMerit Software1.82
Dave Goes Nutz1993DOSSoftdisk Publishing2.80
Splatterhouse 31993GenesisNamco Hometek Inc.3.86
Ghoul Patrol1994SNES, WiiJVC Musical Industries, Inc.3.22
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Selected Covers

Splatterhouse 3 Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Splatterhouse 3
Death Knights of Krynn DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Death Knights of Krynn
Zombi Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Zombi
Splatterhouse TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover
Front cover for Splatterhouse

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Splatterhouse 3
Strategic Simulations, Inc. proudly presents...
Screenshot from Death Knights of Krynn
Loading screen
Screenshot from Zombi