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
Related Game Group(s)
- 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.
|Game Title||Year||Platform||Publisher||User Score|
|Zombie Cats||2011||Browser||Fast Games||...|
|Undead Empire||2011||Xbox 360||Big Rook Games||...|
|Terraria||2011||Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox One||505 Games Ltd.||3.59|
|Alien Zombie Megadeath||2011||PlayStation 3, Windows||PomPom Software Ltd.||...|
|Zombie Parkour Runner||2011||iPad, iPhone||Break Media||...|
|The Dead: Chapter One||2011||Android, iPad, iPhone||Corncrow Games AB||...|
|I, Zombie||2011||PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360||Awesome Games Studio Sp. z o. o.||...|
|SPAZ: Space Pirates and Zombies||2011||Linux, Macintosh, Windows||MinMax Games Ltd.||...|
|Atom Zombie Smasher||2011||Linux, Macintosh, Windows||Blendo Games||3.74|
|Dead Meets Lead||2011||Windows||Keldyn Interactive||...|
|Zombie Runaway||2011||Android, iPad, iPhone||Com2uS Inc.||...|
|The $1 Zombie Game||2011||Xbox 360||...|
|I Shall Remain: Prologue||2011||Windows|| Scorpius Games||...|
|Zombie Gunship||2011||Android, iPad, iPhone||Limbic Software, Inc||...|
|Chance of the Dead||2011||Windows||...|
|Zombie Arena 2||2011||Xbox 360||...|
|Judge Dredd vs Zombies||2011||Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone||Rebellion Developments Ltd.||...|
|Zombie Attack!||2011||Xbox 360||Fun Factory||...|
|Dead Nation: Road of Devastation||2011||PlayStation 3, PS Vita||Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.||...|
|Zombie Concentration||2011||Xbox 360||Drop Dead Interactive LLP||...|
|Zombie Cow-Milking||2011||Xbox 360||...|
|Zombie Death Car||2011||Xbox 360||...|
|Dead Block||2011||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||Digital Reality Publishing Kft.||...|
|Zombie Death Zone||2011||Xbox 360||Don't press X||...|
|Zombie Monkeys TD||2011||Windows Phone, Xbox 360||MischiefMonkey||...|
Game group created by Ace of Sevens
(4225), additional games added to group by Cantillon
(13868), Patrick Bregger
(40237), Novox Master
(13), Victor Vance
(123795), Unicorn Lynx
(174047), Indra is stressed
(20637), 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro-
(58358), Tomas Pettersson
(24604) and Jeanne