Zombie games have been around since 1984 with Zombie Zombie by Quicksilva. Since then, zombie games have been a staple in the gaming community. Interested in trying some for yourself? Read on to find out more about what I think are the top 5 zombie games you can play in September 2022.
5. World War Z – Aftermath
Release date: September 21, 2021
Developed By: Saber Interactive
Published By: Saber Interactive
World War Z Aftermath is a cooperative third-person shooter for PC, Xbox One, and Series X|S. and PlayStation. It pits the player against hordes, and I mean hordes Zombies As in the books and the movie (which is certainly not the best adaptation of the book), the zombies are fast and numerous. Left alone, these zombies can easily overrun even the most prepared survivors. Most of the game’s content lies in its campaign mode, which is divided into chapters. Each chapter focuses on a certain location, each one filled with zombies. There, the player takes control of one of four survivors, each with their own backstory that the player can unlock to learn more about them. Once the player finishes the campaign, he can try the other game modes of the game such as King of the Hill and the usual Survival mode.
The game has a class-based system, which players can choose to change the way they play. There are currently eight classes in the game, each with different playstyles. The Hellraiser class, for example, primarily uses shotguns and explosives to take out multiple zombies at once. On the other hand, the Medic, as his name implies, uses SMGs and makes sure everyone is healed. The player can level up each class to receive perks and upgraded weapons.
While the game can be played alone with AI teammates, it’s definitely more fun with friends.
4. 7 days to die
Initial release date: December 13, 2013
Developed By: The Fun Pimps
Posted By: The Fun Pimps
7 Days to Die is a first person open world zombie survival game for PC, Xbox and Playstation. Players spawn in a random area on a large open map. The above trailer is not an exaggeration: the player appears naked in the world, without weapons or tools. The player must loot cars, bodies, houses, and more for supplies. The huge world is filled with buildings that the player can loot for supplies or fortify to stay in. Crafting is also an essential part of the game, as players can create everything from food to weapons and even vehicles. They can also gather materials to create their own bases. The game’s building system is very similar to other voxel-based building games like Minecraft. However, the graphics are not similar at all. Although the building system is based on voxels, the player and zombie models, along with the item models, are close to reality.
An important feature of the game lies in the title. Every night, the zombies in the game get faster and hit harder than during the day. Every seventh day in the game, this nightly buff gets even stronger. The main gameplay cycle of 7 Days to Die revolves around gathering resources during the six-day hiatus, then preparing for the zombie attack on the seventh day. While this game is challenging and fun to play solo, playing with friends is the way to go.
It is important to note that the game is still in early access, and changes are always implemented with each patch. If that’s not your thing, then you can try the other games on this list.
3. Left 4 Dead 2
Release date: November 16, 2009
Developed By: Valve Corporation
Published By: Valve Corporation
A classic zombie game that never gets old, Left 4 Dead 2 is a first-person zombie shooter. In this game, the player fights through various campaigns, divided into smaller chapters. Using a variety of weapons, players must fight their way through the infected, going from one safe room to another. In the final stage of each chapter, players are tasked with holding out until rescue arrives. Once he has done so, they must quickly make their exit, ending the chapters. There are a total of 13 chapters available in Left 4 Dead 2, some of which were carried over from the previous game. While that may not sound like much, the variability of each run makes the game feel fresh every time.
The game can be played completely alone, but playing with friends makes it even better. If the player and his friends feel like changing up the game a bit, they can also play Versus mode, where two teams of four battle each other. One team plays as the Survivors and makes their way through the campaign chapters. The other team plays as Special Infected, trying to hinder the progress of the Survivors. The two teams switch sides in each chapter, competing to see who can go the furthest in each race.
2. Resident Evil 2 – New Version
Release date: January 25, 2019
Developed By: Capcom
Posted By: Capcom
A remake of the 1999 video game with the same title, Resident Evil 2 is a third-person shooter zombie game for PC, Playstation, and Xbox. Follow the story of rookie cop Leon S Kennedy and Claire Redfield. When the pair arrive in Raccoon City, they find it infested with zombies. Leon and Claire work together to survive, making their way through the Raccoon City Police Department while being pursued by a mysterious being. During their journey together, they both realize there is something deeper behind the scenes and it’s up to them to stop it.
One of the main draws of the game is that there are basically two campaigns to play through, depending on whether the player decides to play as Leon or Claire in the early part of the game. The plots have minor differences between them, but they both work towards the same goal of Leon and Claire solving the mysteries of the Raccoon City outbreak. This particular game has more history compared to the previous entries on the list. Players should make sure to take note of it, as the writing is pretty good.
1. Zombie Project
Initial release date: November 8, 2013
Developed By: The Indie Stone
Posted By: The Indie Stone
Project Zomboid is an open world zombie survival game for PC. Of the other games on this list, this one stands out because of the gameplay perspective. Instead of the usual third or first person perspective, Project Zomboid has an isometric point of view. It is similar to a top-down viewpoint but at an angle so that the player can see the full character model of the player and the zombies.
The player creates a character, choosing their job, traits (some good, some bad), and appearance. Once a character has been created, he appears in the world with only the clothes on his back. The player must then search for supplies such as weapons, food, water, and medicine. This game stands out from previous games in that it is very rooted in realism. As the player survives longer, it gets harder and harder. Easily available food and water will eventually disappear, meaning the player must adapt and find alternative sources. The same goes for electricity, as later they will have to rely on generators to power lights and refrigerators.
The worst part of the game is the zombies. Unlike the other zombie games on this list, where players have to fight the zombies in front of them, doing so in Zomboid is not recommended. Ammo is scarce and weapons can break. Your character tires, which means his hits deal less damage and you run slower. Even if you have weapons, the loud noise will attract the other zombies in the area, making things more difficult for you.
When you die, that’s it. You have to create a new character and start over.