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 Poker Defense||2011||Xbox 360||Minds Edge Games||...|
|Zombie Racers||2011||Xbox 360||Big Head Games Ltd.||...|
|Zombies Hate Pumpkins DX||2011||Android, iPad, iPhone||Monster and Monster Limited||...|
|Zombie Sausages||2011||Xbox 360||...|
|Zombie Sausages 2||2011||Xbox 360||...|
|Zombie Slaughter Is Fun||2011||Xbox 360||Frooty Game Studios||...|
|Zombie Snowmen||2011||Windows Phone, Xbox 360||sanGames Entertainment||...|
|The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut||2011||PlayStation 3||SEGA of America, Inc.||...|
|Dead on Arrival||2011||Android, iPad, iPhone||N3V Games Pty Ltd.||...|
|Evil Dead||2011||iPad, iPhone||Trigger Apps LLC||...|
|Dead Nation||2010||PlayStation 3, PS Vita||Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.||...|
|Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition||2010||PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||4.35|
|ZombieSmash!||2010||Android, iPad, iPhone||Gamedoctors UG & Co. KG||...|
|GunGirl 2||2010||Windows||BlueEagle productions||...|
|Plants vs. Zombies (Limited Edition)||2010||Macintosh, Windows||PopCap Games, Inc.||...|
|Dead Rising 2: Case 0||2010||Xbox 360||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.00|
|Dead Rising 2||2010||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.52|
|Dead Rising 2 (Zombrex Edition)||2010||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||...|
|Dead Rising 2 (Outbreak Edition)||2010||Xbox 360||CE Europe Ltd.||...|
|Road of the Dead||2010||Browser||Newgrounds, Inc.||...|
|Rock of the Dead||2010||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Conspiracy Entertainment Corp.||...|
|The Tempura of the Dead||2010||Xbox 360||8bits fanatics||...|
|The Zombie Shotgun Massacre||2010||Xbox 360||Dualhaze||...|
|The Zombie Shotgun Massacre 2||2010||Xbox 360||Dualhaze||...|
|Trapped Dead||2010||Windows||Headup Games GmbH & Co. KG||2.76|
Game group created by Ace of Sevens
(4225), additional games added to group by Cantillon
(13868), Patrick Bregger
(40237), Novox Master
(13), Victor Vance
(123790), Unicorn Lynx
(174047), Indra is stressed
(20637), 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro-
(58360), Tomas Pettersson
(24604) and Jeanne