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
Related Game Groups
- 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).
|Plants vs. Zombies (Limited Edition)||2010||Macintosh, Windows||PopCap Games, Inc.||...|
|Pure Evil 2-pack||2004||GameCube||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||4.22|
|Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare||2010||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Rockstar Games, Inc.||3.71|
|Resident Evil||2002||GameCube, Wii||Capcom Co., Ltd.||4.18|
|Resident Evil||1996||PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.92|
|Resident Evil 2||1998||PlayStation||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||4.05|
|Resident Evil 2||1998||Game.Com||Tiger Electronics, Ltd||1.67|
|Resident Evil 2: Dual Shock Version||1998||Dreamcast, GameCube, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, Windows||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.96|
|Resident Evil 3: Nemesis||1999||Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, Windows||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.85|
|Resident Evil 4||2005||GameCube||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||4.15|
|Resident Evil 4||2005||PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.86|
|Resident Evil 4 (Gamestop Special Edition)||2005||GameCube||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||5.00|
|Resident Evil 4 (Limited Collector's Pack)||2005||PlayStation 2||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||5.00|
|Resident Evil 4 (Limited Edition)||2005||PlayStation 2||CE Europe Ltd.||4.00|
|Resident Evil 4: Mobile Edition||2008||BREW, iPad, iPhone, Zeebo||Capcom Interactive, Inc.||3.62|
|Resident Evil 4 (Premium Edition)||2005||PlayStation 2||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.33|
|Resident Evil 5||2009||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||Capcom Co., Ltd.||3.50|
|Resident Evil 5 (Collector's Edition)||2009||PlayStation 3||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||5.00|
|Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition||2010||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||4.69|
|Resident Evil 5 (Limited Edition)||2009||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||CE Europe Ltd.||4.21|
|Resident Evil 6||2012||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||4.12|
|Resident Evil: Code: Veronica||2000||Dreamcast||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.98|
|Resident Evil: Code: Veronica X||2001||Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.87|
|Resident Evil: Dead Aim||2003||PlayStation 2||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||2.58|
|Resident Evil: Deadly Silence||2006||Nintendo DS||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.49|