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).
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Selected Covers

Zombie Attack! Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Zombie Attack!
Afternoon of the Dead Android Front Cover
Front cover for Afternoon of the Dead
Atom Zombie Smasher Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Atom Zombie Smasher
Alien Zombie Megadeath Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Alien Zombie Megadeath
Dead Island PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Island

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (Trial version)
Screenshot from Zombie Attack!
Title screen
Screenshot from Afternoon of the Dead
The smashing is about to start...
Screenshot from Atom Zombie Smasher
Main menu
Screenshot from Alien Zombie Megadeath
Title screen
Screenshot from Dead Island