Top Upcoming Zombie Video Games of 2019

Note: This article was updated in May of 2019.

Prepare for the undead as we’ll get a plethora of zombie-based video games in 2019. From remakes to brand new IPs and even sequels, here are the best upcoming zombie video games launching within the upcoming year. Check back often for new updates in terms of information, trailers and new video game announcements.


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GTFO

  • Developer: 10 Chambers Collective
  • Publisher: 10 Chambers Collective
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019

GTFO is an upcoming party-style video game where a group of four players embarks on a dark journey filled with hostile enemies to slaughter. Overall, the game follows a team that is seeking for valuable artifacts from great depths below. It’s only after the search did humanity discovered that something evil awaits for an opportunity to escape to the surface. As a result, players are in a constant struggle when it comes to searching for goods and solving puzzles. Currently, the game is expected to launch within this year for the PC platform. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the game has any confirmation for a future console platform release.


The Black Mass

  • Developer: Brilliant Game Studios
  • Publisher: Brilliant Game Studios
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019

If you’re looking for a new co-op experience full of undead to battle against then you definitely need to keep tabs on The Black Mass. This upcoming title is all about building up structures and fighting off the undead, but its the number of enemies that will really keep things fresh and interesting. Apparently, the development team is working on a new crowd rendering technology that is allowing hundreds of thousands into the world making traversing intense no matter the reason. So far the game only has an expected release window of this summer so we’ll have to keep an eye out for new information to release online.


World War Z

  • Developer: Saber Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: April 16, 2019

If you want a bit more chaotic action to your zombie game then we have to suggest looking at World War Z. This title focuses on more horde based zombies where players can work together and fend off a massive horde of undead. They are a bit fast in movement similar to what we’ve seen in the film based that bears the same name. Zombies even pile up to reach higher grounds which we imagine no area is really safe from being reached and attacked. Apparently throughout the game players can strategically place traps to thin out the herd of zombies and you’ll be taken to different locations around the world.


Back 4 Blood

  • Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Publisher: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Back 4 Blood is an upcoming spiritual sequel to the Left 4 Dead franchise which was originally developed by the development team Turtle Rock Studios. It looks like the gang is bringing back the franchise in a new way since Valve hasn’t brought out a true third installment for the series. This announcement so far doesn’t come with a lot of details unfortunately. Instead, we’re only given a brief little bit of information. We know that the game will play out similar to the Left 4 Dead franchise, it will offer multiplayer and it will have a full campaign.


The Last of Us Part 2

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release:  TBA

The Last of Us was a massive success for development studio Naughty Dog and at no surprise, we’re getting a sequel. Fans can’t wait to revisit the world once again and of course the main protagonists. Luckily we already know that Joel and Ellie are making a return, but it seems that we’re not getting a direct sequel. Instead, The Last of Us Part 2 will take place a few years after the events of the first game.

We expect even more mutations that turn people into zombie-like creatures to face against. Furthermore, the trailer suggests that we’ll be dealing with more unusual and hostile human groups, but the flesh-eating creatures that roam the world seem to still be a massive problem.


Days Gone

  • Developer: SIE Bend Studio
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

Days Gone is an action-adventure game based on a zombie apocalypse. The video game is being developed under SIE Bend Studio, who you may be more familiar with from their Syphon Filter series. Within the game, players take on the role of a man named Deacon St. John who was once a bounty hunter.

Now that the world has lost most of humanity, Deacon St. John must use his bounty hunter skills to keep himself alive from the zombie creatures that flood the streets. Apparently, these zombie-like creatures have evolved into different species which may force players to deal with them in a particular way.

Additionally, we do know that the weather dynamic system within the game will play a crucial role. Depending on the in-game weather conditions, the zombie’s players face against may be drastically stronger. Furthermore, there will be alternate creatures that will be more aggressive during the night.


Resident Evil 2 Remake

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: January 25, 2019

Capcom was one of the development studios who helped paved the way for the survival horror genre with their release of Resident Evil. That franchise has grown to become a hit in video games, films and novels. However, if you’re looking to get back into the series roots then you may be struggling.

While certain titles within the franchise have gone on to receive their own HD remakes and overhauls, other titles like Resident Evil 2 has been left alone. That was until Capcom unveiled that Resident Evil 2 would see a high-definition remake of the game which will greatly improve visuals and gameplay mechanics since its initial 1998 release.

The game takes place just months after the events of the original Resident Evil video game where players are taking control of Leon S Kennedy and Claire Redfield who must escape Raccoon City. Likewise, this is an early title release of the Resident Evil franchise, making it more of a survival horror title with a focus on carefully executing tasks, hostile creatures and puzzle solving.

It was during E3 2018 that we got our first glimpse into this newly designed world of Resident Evil 2 and so far, we can’t wait to dive into the game when it officially releases in January of 2019.


Overkill’s The Walking Dead

  • Developer: Overkill Software
  • Publisher: Starbreeze Studios, 505 Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
  • Release: 2019 (Consoles)

The Walking Dead is a first-person co-op shooter based on The Walking Dead franchise. Gamers will have to survive together in a world that has been dominated by mindless flesh-eating walkers. Within the game players will have four different playable characters with their own abilities and play styles. With that said, the game will offer four player co-op to go through the narrative journey. Likewise, the game will take place in Washington, D.C. while also being attached to the comic universe.

In a lot of ways, this game looks to play out very similar to the Left 4 Dead series where players can team up and unload their ammo into some undead flesh. However, this game has already released on the PC platform with a poor reception. Regardless, the publishers behind the console platform release, 505 Games, are still working on the title for a console release and now that the developers, Overkill Software, knows exactly the issues gamers had problems with for the PC release then perhaps we could potentially see a stronger launch when it rolls out on consoles sometime this year.


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