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.

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). Also, games based on the monster in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein are excluded in that that character was no longer dead when he was walking but had been returned to life. Also, he has his own game group.
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Selected Covers

Zombie Estate II Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Zombie Estate II
Zombie Crossing Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Zombie Crossing
Zombie Compound Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Zombie Compound
Zombies Stole My Liquor! Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Zombies Stole My Liquor!
Zombie Estate Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Zombie Estate

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (Trial version)
Screenshot from Zombie Estate II
Main menu.
Screenshot from Cataclysm
Main menu (Trial version)
Screenshot from Zombie Crossing
This is the first screen that the player sees. 
Most, if not all, of Tommy's shareware games start like this
Screenshot from Tommy's Zombies
Title screen (Trial version)
Screenshot from Zombie Compound
Game group created by Ace of Sevens (4474), additional games added to group by Cantillon (15132), Patrick Bregger (200677), POMAH (49291), Novox Master (1), GTramp (59775), Sid Hannah (2), リカルド・フィリペ (132818), karnak1 (16), Victor Vance (10126), chirinea (43854), is_that_rain_or_tears (658), Sunset Sundowner (3913), Kennyannydenny (64187), firefang9212 (42623), Sciere (505899), Daedolon (5176), Alaka (55722), Kabushi (206570), jaXen (151813), gamewarrior (5100), Pseudo_Intellectual (59934), jlebel (2211), Terok Nor (26546), Scaryfun (17610), BdR (5909), JudgeDeadd (21742), Parf (7791), LepricahnsGold (128214), Oleg Roschin (181560), Indra is stressed (20706), Donatello (463), vedder (33899), 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60792), Tomas Pettersson (27040) and Jeanne (76520)