Zombie Tycoon lets you take control of the zombies, and have them attack humans, instead of the other way around. Though the game is has tycoon in the title, it plays more like a real time strategy game.
The formulation of "formula Z", capable of bringing the dead back to life and turning humans into zombies, is complete. A mad scientist named Brainhov, after unsuccessful testing on his subordinate Ernest, uses the formula on himself, effectively turning himself into a zombie.
Players control three squads of zombies, moving to complete various objectives in different cities. The Player controls the zombies by dispensing brains, with a flying camera, that the zombies ultimately follow. Players can equip various items on the squads which allow improvements to various stats. Buildings in the game are destructible, but enemies may congregate in those buildings prior and defend themselves from those positions. Destroying a hospital allows for a increase to squads numbers to a maximum of 8.