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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).
Related Game Groups Related Links
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition2014PlayStation 4Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
The Walking Dead: 400 Days2013iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Telltale, Inc.3.80
Math vs. Undead: Math Workout2013Android, iPad, iPhoneGoodSoundsApps...
The Walking Dead2013PS VitaTelltale, Inc....
Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov's Revenge2013WindowsFrima Studio Inc....
Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time2013Android, iPad, iPhoneElectronic Arts, Inc....
Rust2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFacepunch Studios Ltd....
Organ Trail: Director's Cut2013Linux, Macintosh, Ouya, WindowsThe Men Who Wear Many Hats LLC4.00
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Operation Zombie Bunker2013WindowsNordic Games GmbH...
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Nuketown Zombies Map2013WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.2.00
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Zombies MP Personalization Pack2013WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.2.00
Zafehouse: Diaries2013WindowsScrewfly Studios Pty. Ltd.3.80
Dead Island: Riptide2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.5.00
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct2013PlayStation 3, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.14
DayZ2013WindowsBohemia Interactive Studio2.07
Zombilla2013Windows4.00
Killing Floor: Calamity2013OuyaTripwire Interactive, LLC...
Lollipop Chainsaw (Premium Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Kadokawa Games, Ltd.3.00
Dead Trigger2012Android, iPad, iPhoneMADFINGER Games, a.s.4.00
Zombies: Run or Kill2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhoneGoodSoundsApps...
i saw her standing there2012BrowserkrangGAMES3.40
Organ Trail: Director's Cut2012Android, iPad, iPhoneThe Men Who Wear Many Hats LLC3.50
XCOM: Enemy Unknown2012iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.99
ZombiU2012Wii UUbisoft, Inc.3.43
The Walking Dead: Assault2012Android, iPad, iPhoneSkybound LLC4.00
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Selected Covers

Rust Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Rust
Zombilla Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Zombilla
The Walking Dead PS Vita Front Cover
Front cover for The Walking Dead

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Zombilla
The introduction sequence depicts a grim environment.
Screenshot from Dead Trigger
Title Screen
Screenshot from ZombiU