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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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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
ZombieHunter [7DA]2009iPhoneStormBASIC Games...
Boxhead: The Zombie Wars2008BrowserCrazyMonkeyGames.com3.61
Resident Evil 4: Mobile Edition2008BREW, iPad, iPhone, ZeeboCapcom Interactive, Inc.4.23
Left 4K Dead2008Browser3.33
The Last Guy2008PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporated2.67
Left 4 Dead2008Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.82
Zombie Baseball2008BrowserArmor Games Inc.2.00
The Outbreak2008Browser4.16
Zombie Infection2008BREW, DoJa, J2MEGameloft S.A....
The Typing of the Dead 22008WindowsSEGA Corporation4.18
Teenage Zombies: "Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys"2008Nintendo DSIgnition Entertainment Ltd. USA...
The Last Stand 22008BrowserArmor Games Inc.3.83
Nombz: Night of a Million Billion Zombies2008WindowsPowerUp Studios Inc....
Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers2008WiiD3Publisher of America, Inc.3.12
Cry of the Infected2008WindowsCyborg Arm Games...
Evil Resistance: Morning of the Dead2008WindowsAkella0.86
English of the Dead2008Nintendo DSSEGA Corporation4.33
Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ2008Nintendo DSDestineer4.20
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return2008WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.73
Monster Madness: Grave Danger2008PlayStation 3SouthPeak Interactive Ltd...
Sam & Max Episode 203: Night of the Raving Dead2008iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGameTap LLC3.85
Facewound2008Windows...
Touch the Dead2007Nintendo DSSecret Stash Games3.05
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.72
Zombie Smashers X3: Ninjastarmageddon!2007WindowsSka Studios, LLC4.17
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Selected Covers

The Last Guy PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for The Last Guy
Left 4K Dead Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Left 4K Dead
The Outbreak Browser Front Cover
Front cover for The Outbreak

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from The Typing of the Dead 2
Title screen
Screenshot from Left 4K Dead
Trailer
Screenshot from The Outbreak
A pair of foul zombies.
Screenshot from Touch the Dead