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).
|Biohazard: Director's Cut - Dual SHOCK Ver.||1998||PlayStation||Capcom Co., Ltd.||5.00|
|One Unit Whole Blood||1998||DOS, Windows||Atari, Inc.||3.83|
|Blood II: The Chosen||1998||Windows||GT Interactive Software Corp.||3.40|
|The House of the Dead||1998||SEGA Saturn, Windows||SEGA Corporation||3.45|
|Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now||1998||Macintosh, Windows||Interplay Entertainment Corp.||3.65|
|Thief: The Dark Project||1998||Windows||Activision Value Publishing, Inc.||4.07|
|Carmageddon: Max•Pack||1998||DOS, Windows||Interplay Entertainment Corp.||3.88|
|Resident Evil 2||1998||PlayStation||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||4.05|
|Carmageddon||1997||Android, DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Symbian, Windows||Aspyr Media, Inc.||3.69|
|Zombieville||1997||DOS, Windows||Dice Multi Media Europe B.V.||0.46|
|Last Rites||1997||DOS||Ocean Software Ltd.||2.65|
|Carmageddon: Splat Pack||1997||DOS||Interplay Productions, Inc.||3.94|
|Resident Evil: Director's Cut||1997||PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.83|
|Cryptic Passage for Blood||1997||DOS||WizardWorks Software||3.90|
|Blood: Plasma Pak||1997||DOS||GT Interactive Software Corp.||4.00|
|Flesh Feast||1997||Windows||SegaSoft, Inc.||2.30|
|Blood||1997||DOS||GT Interactive Software Corp.||4.08|
|Resident Evil||1996||PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.92|
|Zombie Wars||1996||Windows, Windows 3.x||Microforum International||3.73|
|Corpse Killer||1994||3DO, Macintosh, SEGA 32X, SEGA CD, SEGA Saturn||Digital Pictures, Inc.||3.40|
|Ghoul Patrol||1994||SNES, Wii||JVC Musical Industries, Inc.||3.22|
|Zombies Ate My Neighbors||1993||Genesis, SNES, Wii||Konami, Inc.||3.74|
|Dave Goes Nutz||1993||DOS||Softdisk Publishing||2.80|
|Isle of the Dead||1993||DOS||Merit Software||1.82|
|Nightmare Collection: Dead of the Brain 2||1993||PC-98||FairyTale||...|