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).
|Killing Floor||2009||Macintosh, Windows||Tripwire Interactive, LLC||3.60|
|NecroVisioN: Lost Company||2009||Windows||1C Company||2.00|
|Call of Duty: World at War - Zombies||2009||iPad, iPhone||Activision Publishing, Inc.||3.65|
|Day of the Zombie||2009||Windows||1C Company||...|
|Twin Blades: The Reaping Vanguard||2009||iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PSP, Windows Phone, Xbox 360||Press Start Studio SARL||2.80|
|Left 4 Dead 2||2009||Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360||Valve Corporation||3.75|
|Zombie Pizza||2009||iPhone||Appy Entertainment, Inc.||...|
|Plants vs. Zombies||2009||Android, bada, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360||PopCap Games, Inc.||4.26|
|The House of the Dead: Overkill (Collector's Edition)||2009||Wii||SEGA Europe Ltd.||5.00|
|Fort Zombie||2009||Windows||Paradox Interactive AB||...|
|Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers||2008||Wii||D3Publisher of America, Inc.||3.15|
|Teenage Zombies: "Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys"||2008||Nintendo DS||Ignition Entertainment Ltd. USA||...|
|Boxhead: The Zombie Wars||2008||Browser||CrazyMonkeyGames.com||3.61|
|The Last Guy||2008||PlayStation 3||Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporated||2.67|
|The Typing of the Dead 2||2008||Windows||SEGA Corporation||4.30|
|Monster Madness: Grave Danger||2008||PlayStation 3||SouthPeak Interactive Ltd||...|
|Sam & Max Episode 203: Night of the Raving Dead||2008||iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows||GameTap LLC||3.79|
|Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ||2008||Nintendo DS||Destineer||4.20|
|Left 4K Dead||2008||Browser||3.33|
|Resident Evil 4: Mobile Edition||2008||BREW, iPad, iPhone, Zeebo||Capcom Interactive, Inc.||3.62|
|Left 4 Dead||2008||Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360||Valve Corporation||3.96|