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).
|Game Title||Year||Platform||Publisher||User Score|
|Zombie Apocalypse||2009||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.||3.43|
|NecroVisioN: Lost Company||2009||Windows||1C Company||...|
|Left 4 Dead: Crash Course||2009||Windows, Xbox 360||Valve Corporation||3.06|
|Left 4 Dead: Survival Pack||2009||Windows, Xbox 360||Valve Corporation||...|
|Killing Floor||2009||Linux, Macintosh, Windows||Tripwire Interactive, LLC||3.36|
|Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop||2009||Wii||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.27|
|Zombie Bowl-O-Rama||2009||Windows||MumboJumbo, LLC||...|
|Zombies 2.0||2009||Xbox 360||2.0 Studios||...|
|Left 4 Dead 2||2009||Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360||Valve Corporation||3.58|
|Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles||2009||PlayStation 3, Wii||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||4.09|
|Call of Duty: World at War - Zombies||2009||iPad, iPhone||Activision Publishing, Inc.||2.43|
|Undead Knights||2009||PSP||Tecmo, Inc.||...|
|Burn, Zombie Burn!||2009||Android, Macintosh, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Windows||doublesix Video Games Ltd.||...|
|Zombie Pandemic||2009||Browser||Pixel Pandemic||...|
|I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1||2009||Xbox 360||Ska Studios, LLC||...|
|Resident Evil 5 (Limited Edition)||2009||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||CE Europe Ltd.||...|
|Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned||2009||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||2K Games, Inc.||3.57|
|Clutch||2009||PlayStation 3, Windows||Targem Games||2.29|
|The House of the Dead: Overkill (Collector's Edition)||2009||Wii||SEGA Europe Ltd.||...|
|Resident Evil 5 (Collector's Edition)||2009||PlayStation 3||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||...|
|Zombie Outhouse||2009||iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone, Xbox 360||Bioroid Studios||...|
|Resident Evil 5||2009||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.46|
|The House of the Dead: Overkill||2009||Wii||SEGA Europe Ltd.||4.06|
|Plants vs. Zombies||2009||Android, bada, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360||Sony Online Entertainment Inc.||4.25|
Game group created by Ace of Sevens
(4225), additional games added to group by Cantillon
(13784), Patrick Bregger
(36913), Novox Master
(8), Victor Vance
(114986), Cor 13
(174145), Indra is stressed
(20583), 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro-
(58394), Tomas Pettersson
(22752) and Jeanne