User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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
Pure Evil 2-pack2004GameCubeCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.26
De-Animator2004Browser3.22
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick2003PlayStation 2, XboxTHQ Inc.3.13
Zombie Apocalypse2003Atari STStax2.20
Gorky Zero: Beyond Honor2003WindowsAuran Games Pty Ltd.2.82
Siren2003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.4.03
Curse: The Eye of Isis2003PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.26
Resident Evil: Dead Aim2003PlayStation 2Capcom Entertainment, Inc.2.83
Dead Man's Political Party2003Windowsagagames.com2.60
Evil Dead (Special Movie Edition)2003PlayStation 2THQ Inc....
AfterShocked!2002WindowsMadGames3.50
Resident Evil Zero2002GameCube, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.92
The Pinball of the Dead2002Game Boy AdvanceSEGA of America, Inc.3.62
Hunter: The Reckoning2002GameCube, XboxInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.32
Twin Caliber2002PlayStation 2Rage Games Ltd.3.67
Resident Evil2002GameCube, WiiCapcom Co., Ltd.4.18
Shadow Man: 2econd Coming2002PlayStation 2Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.97
The House of the Dead III2002Arcade, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.42
Biohazard 5th Anniversary special package2001PlayStation 2Capcom Co., Ltd.2.71
Resident Evil: Gaiden2001Game Boy ColorCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.16
Zombie Smashers X2001WindowsTotally Screwed Software3.20
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica X2001Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.84
Resident Evil: Survivor 2 - Code: Veronica2001PlayStation 2Capcom Co., Ltd.3.27
Lunchtime of the Damned2001Windows3.67
LEGO Alpha Team2000Game Boy Color, WindowsLEGO Media International, Inc.3.64
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Selected Covers

The Pinball of the Dead Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for The Pinball of the Dead
Gorky Zero: Beyond Honor Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Gorky Zero: Beyond Honor
Curse: The Eye of Isis Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Curse: The Eye of Isis

Selected Screenshots

Defeat the dead in this pinball game...
Screenshot from The Pinball of the Dead
Main Menu
Screenshot from Gorky Zero: Beyond Honor
Inventory screen
Screenshot from Curse: The Eye of Isis