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).
|Woody Two-Legs: Attack of the Zombie Pirates||2010||Windows||Paradox Interactive AB||3.14|
|Trapped Dead||2010||Windows||Headup Games GmbH & Co. KG||2.91|
|The Zombie Shotgun Massacre 2||2010||Xbox 360||Dualhaze||...|
|The Zombie Shotgun Massacre||2010||Xbox 360||Dualhaze||...|
|The Tempura of the Dead||2010||Xbox 360||8bits fanatics||...|
|Rock of the Dead||2010||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Conspiracy Entertainment Corp.||...|
|Road of the Dead||2010||Browser||Newgrounds, Inc.||4.20|
|Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare||2010||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Rockstar Games, Inc.||4.10|
|Dead Rising 2 (Outbreak Edition)||2010||Xbox 360||CE Europe Ltd.||...|
|Dead Rising 2 (Zombrex Edition)||2010||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||4.14|
|Dead Rising 2||2010||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||Capcom Entertainment, Inc.||3.47|
|Call of Duty: World at War - Zombies||2009||iPad, iPhone||Activision Publishing, Inc.||3.65|
|Burn, Zombie Burn!||2009||Android, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows||doublesix||3.29|
|Fort Zombie||2009||Windows||Paradox Interactive AB||...|
|I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1||2009||Xbox 360||Ska Studios, LLC||3.40|
|Resident Evil 5 (Limited Edition)||2009||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||CE Europe Ltd.||4.21|
|Clutch||2009||PlayStation 3, Windows||Targem Games||2.29|
|Left 4 Dead: Survival Pack||2009||Windows, Xbox 360||Valve Corporation||4.50|
|NecroVisioN: Lost Company||2009||Windows||1C Company||2.00|
|Zombie Apocalypse||2009||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.||3.43|
|Twin Blades: The Reaping Vanguard||2009||Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PSP, Windows Phone, Xbox 360||Press Start Studio SARL||2.80|
|Day of the Zombie||2009||Windows||1C Company||...|
|Left 4 Dead: Crash Course||2009||Windows, Xbox 360||Valve Corporation||4.21|
|Zombie Pizza||2009||iPhone||Appy Entertainment, Inc.||...|
|Plants vs. Zombies||2009||Android, bada, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Symbian, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360||PopCap Games, Inc.||4.23|