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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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Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.56
XCOM: Enemy Unknown2012Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.88
NecroVisioN2009Windows1C Company2.83
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Shadow Man1999Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.60
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Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Zombies MP Personalization Pack2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.2.00
Call of Duty: World at War - Zombies2009iPad, iPhoneActivision Publishing, Inc.3.65
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Nuketown Zombies Map2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.2.00
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct2013PlayStation 3, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.43
Dead Man's Political Party2003Windowsagagames.com2.60
Zombie Panic in Wonderland2010WiiAkaoni Studio3.25
American McGee presents Bad Day LA2006WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.2.39
Evil Resistance: Morning of the Dead2008WindowsAkella0.86
ZombiU2012Wii UUbisoft, Inc.3.82
Alien Carnage1993DOSApogee Software, Ltd.3.78
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Zombies1983Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumBRAM Inc.4.08
The Last Stand2007BrowserArmor Games Inc.3.76
Zombie Baseball2008BrowserArmor Games Inc.2.00
The Last Stand 22008BrowserArmor Games Inc.3.83
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Selected Covers

XCOM: Enemy Unknown PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Zombie Pizza ingredients drop down from the pipe at left, then run down a conveyor belt. You arrange them according 'recipe' and the flip completed pizzas through the slot to feed the ravenous undead.
Screenshot from Zombie Pizza
Main menu
Screenshot from NecroVisioN