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).
|Game Title||Year||Platform||Publisher||User Score|
|Zombie Army Trilogy||2015||PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One||Rebellion Developments Ltd.||4.00|
|Dying Light||2015||Linux, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.||4.46|
|State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition||2015||Windows, Xbox One||Microsoft Studios||...|
|Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition||2014||Windows||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.14|
|State of Decay: Lifeline||2014||Windows, Xbox 360||Microsoft Studios||...|
|The Walking Dead Pinball||2014||Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One||Zen Studios Ltd.||4.00|
|The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 5: No Going Back||2014||iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360||Telltale, Inc.||4.50|
|Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition||2014||PlayStation 4||Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.||3.14|
|Escape Dead Island||2014||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||Deep Silver||...|
|The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 3: In Harm's Way||2014||Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360||Telltale, Inc.||4.33|
|Project Spark: Zombie Outbreak||2014||Xbox One||Microsoft Studios||...|
|Zombie Driver: Ultimate Edition||2014||Xbox One||EXOR Studios||...|
|The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 4: Amid the Ruins||2014||Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360||Telltale, Inc.||4.50|
|Dead Island: Riptide - Complete Edition||2014||Windows||Deep Silver||...|
|Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare||2014||PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One||Electronic Arts, Inc.||5.00|
|Redhead Redemption||2014||Android, iPad, iPhone||9GAG, Inc.||3.50|
|The Walking Dead: Season Two - Season Pass||2013||PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360||Telltale, Inc.||...|
|Zombie Apocalift||2013||Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone||Battlesheep, Lda||...|
|The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 2: A House Divided||2013||Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360||Telltale, Inc.||3.83|
|The Walking Dead: Season Two||2013||Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360||Telltale, Inc.||4.33|
|The Walking Dead: Season Two||2013||Macintosh, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox One||Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.||4.02|
|Project Zomboid||2013||Linux, Macintosh, Windows||Indie Stone, The||...|
|State of Decay||2013||Windows, Xbox 360||Microsoft Studios||2.07|
|Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time||2013||Android, iPad, iPhone||Electronic Arts, Inc.||4.00|