Top 20 Best Zombie PC Games
Here are the top twenty zombie PC games.
In the mood to dive into some post-apocalyptic gameplay on the PC? Luckily for you there are a ton of different video games that feature the undead and there’s definitely a massive catalog of video games to pick through thus creating this list was extremely difficult. We tried our best to narrow down to twenty video game title that are worth picking up on the PC, but of course, we want your opinion. Do you agree with our list of the top twenty video games featuring zombies? Let us know what you would have added instead or what you think of these games by leaving us a comment down below.
Doom is a classic first-person shooter that first released back in 1993 by developers id Software that played a massive role in not only the first-person genre, but the video game industry as a whole. While these zombies, or known as Former Humans within Doom, may not be frightening or even tough to deal with in the game, we had to pay homage to one of the video games that was such a critical title release.
Contagion is the spiritual successor to Zombie Panic! This particular video game features three game modes, Hunted, Escape, and Extraction. Within Hunted, up to sixteen players duke it out in a free-for-all deathmatch with zombies acting as an environmental hazard. If killed, players respawn and continue the fight as a zombie. Escape is a cooperative game mode where eight players must work together and complete objectives in a linear campaign to escape the area from becoming infected by a zombie. Lastly, Extraction is another cooperative game mode within Contagion. This time players are forced to work together in order to successfully rescue several NPCs survivors.
#18 Resident Evil Franchise Pack
Resident Evil is a massive survival-horror franchise that is surrounded around the theme of zombies and because the series became a hit since its initial release back in 1993, there have been plenty of installments released into the wild. We suggest taking advantage of the Resident Evil Franchise Pack which is available through Steam. Gamers can get the fan favorite Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, and the latest main installment release, Resident Evil 6 for $59.99.
#17 Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster
Yet another Resident Evil video game makes our list, Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster. This is an enhanced version of Resident Evil Zero, a prequel to the Resident Evil series. Players take control of both Rebecca Chambers, a S.T.A.R.S officer along with Billy Coen, a convicted criminal. When reports started to come up of unusual monster sightings within the outskirts of Raccoon City, S.T.A.R.S. sends out rookie cop member Rebecca Chamber to investigate.
Based off the DayZ mod for Arma 2, Miscreated is set within a brutal post-apocalyptic future. After two nuclear wars left most of the world in ruins, it has become a struggle to survive each day with other humans, the living dead, mutants, and mother nature itself. Similar to DayZ, Miscreated also features a permadeath mechanic as every time a player dies they lose everything they are created and must once again start from scratch in search for food, weapons, and crafting items.
#15 Project Zomboid
Project Zomboid, from developers The Indie Stone, tasks players in surviving as long as possible in a zombie infested quarantined area. As players explore the world, they must keep track of their character’s hunger, pain, and metal stability level. Additionally, the game features a sandbox mode in which players can tweak the amount of zombies in the world, how fast they movie, item availability, and the weather conditions.
#14 7 Days to Die
7 Days to Die is a voxel video game by indie developers The Fun Pimps. The game takes place after a world war which caused much of the planet to be wiped out after being exposed to nuclear weaponry. Exposed to the radiation, a large majority of humans became infected, becoming mindless zombies. Players are only tasked with hunting, gathering, and building a shelter at the moment in this early access title.
#13 The Walking Dead
Telltale Games is well known for taking favorable media franchises and turning them into a narrative driven game. Within The Walking Dead, players embark on a touching journey and just like the drama television show and comic book series, The Walking Dead by Telltale Games simply feature zombies as a setting for this incredible story. Overall, the story follows Lee Everett, once a convict on his way to prison and Clementine, a young girl who was left without her parents. As players progress through the story, choices will determine how the story plays out and the fates of the supporting cast of characters.
#12 The Evil Within
The Evil Within was directed by Resident Evil series creator, Shinji Mikami as the game focuses on Sebastian Castellanos a detective that gets pulled into a distorted world during an investigation. Staying true to the survival horror genre, The Evil Within will have players struggling against a fight with nightmarish creatures while avoiding traps, sneaking around the world, and solving complex puzzles.
#11 Dead Space 2
The sequel to Dead Space, Dead Space 2 is set three years after the events of the prior game. Players will once again follow Isaac Clarke as he battles against the Necromorph outbreak. However, something unique to the Dead Space 2 compared to the predecessor is a multiplayer mode. Gamers can enter a deathmatch between necromorphs and human players.
#10 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
The third game released within the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series comes S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. The game takes place around the city of Pripyat in Ukraine shortly after the events of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. This time around, players take the role of Major Alexander Degtyarev, a SBU agent, who must go an investigate a series of helicopter crash sites on behalf of the army. However, what lurks within the area and the reasoning behind the helicopter crash takes Alexander Degtyarev into a dark mystery.
#9 Resident Evil HD
Resident Evil is a classic survival-horror title and one of the franchises that really paved the way for the genre. While it originally released exclusively on the PlayStation back in 1996 it was only a matter of time before Capcom gave the game its enhanced overhaul on the PC. The new HD release of Resident Evil brings out incredible visuals as players once again take control of two members from S.T.A.R.S. team where as they investigate the strange outbreak phenomenon while trapped in a massive mansion.
#8 Dead Island
Developers Techland brought out an amazing survival-horror title that really gripped gamers simply from its announcement trailer. Set within an open world, players are tossed within an island being the only living human immune from the infection. This is not only a blessing but a curse as you become hand selected to handle just about everything for the surviving NPCs. From clearing areas to setting up your grand escape, Dead Island will have players roaming endless throughout the entire island all the while taking care of the undead that stumbles in your way. Luckily, Dead Island features a massive collection of weapons which range from guns to common melee objects like an ore.
#7 Dead Rising 3
Dead Rising 3, much like the series previous installments, is all about having fun taking out as many zombies as you possibly can. Besides the story and its campaign, the real fun within Dead Rising 3 is creating makeshift weapons and fighting off a massive horde. These weapons could range from strapping explosives to various objects like a giant robotic bear to a boomerang made out of axes.
#6 Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies
The Call of Duty: Black Ops series is known for its fun zombie themed campaign where gamers must survive countless rounds of the undead. With the latest release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, gamers once again can take on waves of zombies. With a few select maps to choose from, a nice range of guns, perks, and the classic Mystery Box, Black Ops III easily deserved a spot on our list.
#5 Killing Floor
The Killing Floor was an Unreal mod that released to the general public in 2004, but has since been remade as a standalone game. For the most part, Killing Floor remains the same as players are forced in surviving wave after wave of zombies. With a wide range of weapons to choose from, the Killing Floor became a massive success earning its own sequel with it releasing as an early access title last year on April 21, 2015.
Within the world of DayZ, players are one of the last remaining humans in the post-apocalypse. Now the world is full of the living undead making it tough to survive and even harder to maintain life with the rest of the paranoid and trigger happy humans. Players will meet each other though how you interact to one another is completely up to you. Join into a group and scavenge the area or slaughter anyone for their loot. Because the game features a permadeath mechanic where every time a player dies they lose everything they collected, meeting new players can instantly bring up paranoia when trying to maintain your equipment and loot.
#3 Dying Light
From developers Techland, creators of Dead Island, comes Dying Light, another open-world first-person shooter filled with the undead. You can easily spot the similarities between Dying Light and Dead Island, however, this video game has a heavy parkour significance. Players are forced to climb up buildings, jump from rooftop to rooftop, all the while avoiding the undead that may be hot on your trail.
#2 Left 4 Dead 2
The sequel to Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2 once again tosses players into a post-apocalyptic world where they must make their way through a level in order to reach a designated checkpoint area. With various zombies and hordes that make for an intense fight, Left 4 Dead 2 is easily a must-play with friends. Released all the way back in 2009 by developers Valve Corporation, it’s a wonder that this series didn’t receive more installments. Regardless, the online community has been pretty stellar with delivering gamers with unique custom maps to play solo or with friends.
#1 Left 4 Dead
Much like Left 4 Dead 2, Left 4 Dead is a first-person shooter by Valve. The game places four protagonists against hordes of the infected where they must make their way out of the area in hopes for rescue. However, the game also received countless community made maps and campaigns letting players to enjoy the game well after its initial release.