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|
|Teenage Zombies: "Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys"||2008||Nintendo DS||Ignition Entertainment Ltd. USA||...|
|Project Zomboid||2013||Linux, Macintosh, Windows||Indie Stone, The||...|
|Zombie Purge||2014||Xbox 360||Ingeniousfun||...|
|Afternoon of the Dead||2012||Android, iPad, iPhone||Interactive Blasphemy LLC||...|
|Hunter: The Reckoning||2002||GameCube, Xbox||Interplay Entertainment Corp.||3.27|
|Carmageddon: Max•Pack||1998||DOS, Windows||Interplay Productions, Inc.||3.98|
|Choplifter HD: Zombie Zombie Zombie||2012||Windows||inXile Entertainment, Inc.||...|
|Left to Die in Zombhai||2011||PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita||iSquared Games Ltd.||...|
|The Walking Dead: Zombie Hunter||2012||Dedicated console||JAKKS Pacific, Inc||...|
|Undead Overlord||2014||Linux, Macintosh, Windows||JumpCore Productions||...|
|Zombies & Potholes||1983||Jupiter Ace||Jupiter Cantab Ltd.||...|
|Ghoul Patrol||1994||SNES, Wii||JVC Musical Industries, Inc.||3.22|
|Lollipop Chainsaw||2012||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.||3.45|
|Lollipop Chainsaw (Premium Edition)||2012||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Kadokawa Games, Ltd.||...|
|Zenek Zombie||2007||Windows||Kalafior Games||...|
|Burn, Zombie Burn!||2009||Android, Macintosh, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Windows||doublesix Video Games Ltd.||...|
|Dead Meets Lead||2011||Windows||Keldyn Interactive||...|
|Pixel Puzzles: UndeadZ||2014||Windows||KISS ltd||...|
|Zombie Castle||1995||Windows 3.x||KomodoWare Entertainment||...|
|Zombie Apocalypse||2009||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.||3.43|
|i saw her standing there||2012||Browser||krangGAMES||...|
|Zombietron 1 - Cemetery Guy||2005||Windows||KryptKoderz||...|
|OMG-Z||2011||PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita||Laughing Jackal Ltd.||...|
|Daemon Vector||2004||Windows, Xbox||Brigades||...|
Game group created by Ace of Sevens
(4475), additional games added to group by Cantillon
(14420), Patrick Bregger
(47089), Novox Master
(57291), Sid Hannah
(16), Victor Vance
(2211), Terok Nor
(128124), Unicorn Lynx
(181378), Indra is stressed
(25616), 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro-
(60835), Tomas Pettersson
(26242) and Jeanne