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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
Boxhead: More Rooms2007BrowserCrazyMonkeyGames.com3.20
Bloody Zombies2007WindowsKloonigames3.08
Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC2.86
Resident Evil: The Essentials2007PlayStation 2Capcom Entertainment, Inc.4.80
Zenek Zombie2007WindowsKalafior Games3.80
Hall of Game: 4Games - Volume 102007WindowsFrogster Interactive Pictures AG...
The Last Stand2007BrowserArmor Games Inc.3.76
Zombie Shooter2007Windows1C Company3.38
Dementium: The Ward2007Nintendo DSGamecock Media Group3.75
Dead Rising2006Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.82
Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad2006Xbox 360D3Publisher of America, Inc.1.78
Shriek of the Living Dead2006WindowsAttic Games0.83
Boxhead: A Halloween Special2006BrowserCrazyMonkeyGames.com2.48
Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator Case 5 - Land of the Rising Dead2006WindowsGrundislav Games3.87
Ultimate Ghosts'N Goblins2006PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.91
Boxhead: The Rooms2006BrowserCrazyMonkeyGames.com3.11
Forbidden Siren 22006PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.4.36
Resident Evil: Deadly Silence2006Nintendo DSCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.65
The House of the Dead 4 Special2006ArcadeSEGA Corporation...
American McGee presents Bad Day LA2006WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.2.39
Infected2005PSPMajesco Entertainment Company4.06
Simple Series 2000 Vol. 90: The OneeChanbara 22005PlayStation 2D3Publisher Inc.3.00
The House of the Dead 42005ArcadeSEGA Corporation...
Evil Dead: Regeneration2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.35
Resident Evil 4 (Limited Collector's Pack)2005PlayStation 2Capcom Entertainment, Inc.5.00
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Selected Covers

The Last Stand Browser Front Cover
Front cover for The Last Stand
Dead Rising Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Rising

Selected Screenshots

Loading screen
Screenshot from The Last Stand
Title screen.
Screenshot from Dead Rising