Zombies in media are always a hit and continue to see constant releases year after year. The video game industry is no exception with developers hoping to terrify players as they approach the undead. From gnashing teeth to the long hungry groans for human flesh, there are all sorts of zombie titles available on the PlayStation 4 platform.
However, instead of opening up the entire catalog of video games available for the PlayStation 4, we want to take a look at some of the more recent releases. In this list, we are giving readers our picks for the best zombie titles to have released on the PlayStation 4 within the last five years.
You’ll find all sorts of video game titles below that range from remasters to brand new IPs. Without further ado, these are the best and most recent undead zombie and zombie-like games for the PlayStation 4.
#15 Dead Island Definitive Edition
- Developer: Techland
- Publisher: Deep Silver
I believe Dead Island really grabbed the attention of gamers everywhere through its announcement trailer. Developers Techland and publisher Deep Silver delivered a trailer that would likely go down into the history books as we watch the demise of a little girl becoming infected in reverse.
The video game plays a bit like Left 4 Dead if you’re familiar with the series. Players can choose one of four playable characters who is found trapped within a fictional island known as Banoi. Overall, this is a luxury island that just happened to be ground zero for the zombie pandemic outbreak.
Gameplay is a bit more relaxed in comparison to titles such as the Resident Evil franchise. There’s a heavy emphasis on melee attacks against the undead as you roam around the island completing quests in order to find a means of escaping. Also, just like Left 4 Dead, Dead Island is best played with friends online.
Though the first title was a success, publisher Deep Silver has yet to launch a sequel. Instead, we’ve seen a standalone DLC release known as Dead Island: Riptide and a spin-off title known as Escape Dead Island. Thankfully those expansions are bundled together in this edition.
#14 Dead Rising 4
- Developer: Capcom
- Publisher: Capcom
Capcom sure loves their zombie titles as the studio not only has their staple Resident Evil franchise but the Dead Rising series as well. Gamers may see Resident Evil as a more serious approach to an undead zombie pandemic narrative campaign, but Capcom offers gamers who want more of an action-adventure experience with Dead Rising.
Currently, the latest installment of the series is Dead Rising 4 which is known as a survival horror beat ‘em up video game that is a more or less open world. Players in Dead Rising 4 takes on the role of a protagonist named Frank West who first came into the scene in the very first Dead Rising video game.
In the narrative, Dead Rising 4 takes place in 2022 where Frank West acts as a college professor who is convinced to follow a student toward a rural area of Colorado. In their journey, the duo discovers a military compound is using the base as zombie research. Frank is then considered and marked as a fugitive who once again gets swept into saving the day after a zombie outbreak strikes.
As mentioned, the Dead Rising series is more focused as a beat ‘em up where players can melee attack hordes of zombies with a wide variety of weapons. In fact, the game series does offer the ability to make custom weapons out of random parts discovered about.