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- #15 How To Survive Series
- #14 Dead Rising 3
- #13 DayZ
- #12 Call of Duty Zombies
- #11 Resident Evil 5
- #10 Back 4 Blood
- #9 Zombie Army 4: Dead War
- #8 Resident Evil Revelations Series
- #7 Killing Floor 2
- #6 Dying Light 2 Stay Human
- #5 World War Z: Aftermath
- #4 7 Days To Die
- #3 Dead Island
- #2 State of Decay 2
- #1 Left 4 Dead Series
Zombie games, they’re one of many backbones in the world of video games. Mainly because people REALLY like killing zombies. And naturally, there are many types of zombie games out there, but if you’re wanting ones that’ll actually let you play with friends? We got 11 that fit that mold.
#15 How To Survive Series
The original How To Survive came out in 2013, and it put a unique spin on zombie and survival titles. As you’ll play as a set of different characters, be stranded on an island, and be told to survive! Your only guide is a manual that you’ll be able to collect…page by page.
So you’ll need to put in the work in order to try and stay alive, as well as ensure you don’t die from all the monsters that you’ll find on these islands. Level up your character as you go along and use their abilities to find more pages to the manual so you can keep going!
Survival is a must, but how you survive is very much up to you.
#14 Dead Rising 3
Admittedly, Dead Rising 3 is the “black sheep” of the family, mainly because they tried to revamp everything and take it away from the comedy aesthetic that main character Frank West brought to the fight. But that doesn’t mean you’re going to be in for a sorry game if you play it.
Rather, Dead Rising 3 puts you in a city that is about to be wiped off the map in about 24 hours. And you are stuck in the middle of it with a horde of zombies. Now, you must scavenge around and make your own weapons so you can take on the hordes of zombies that are out there and get out alive…if that’s even possible…
And yes, you can play with a friend to try and get out together!
Zombie games as a whole like to make it challenging, but there’s always a safety net in seems that gets rid of some of the consequences of failing. But in DayZ, that’s not an option at all. There are no checkpoints in this game, no saves to be had.
You must survive in this game for as long as you can, because when you die, you have to start over with nothing, just like you came into the game.
You have a massive map you can play on, and with up to 60 players being on that map, you can find yourself making allies or enemies really fast.
So jump into the game and see how well you can survive…or how quickly you’ll die.
#12 Call of Duty Zombies
The irony of the Call of Duty Zombies subgenre is that it wasn’t meant to be as popular as it became. But now? It’s a full-blown thing with a diehard community of fans, and with virtually every new Call of Duty game, the modes grow in various ways.
And yes, that includes being able to take on the zombies yourself, or, going in with friends to help better take out the zombie menaces. Many of these modes tailor things to specific maps, and others try and deliver storylines that make it all worth it long-term.
Either way, if you want a way to kill zombies in one of your favorite franchises, Call of Duty Zombies is for you.
#11 Resident Evil 5
Yes, we’re really going to talk about Resident Evil 5, which is widely considered by fans to be one of the lowest points in the series.
In the game, you’ll play as Chris Redfield and his partner via Co-op to try and figure out what is going on in Africa in terms of a “biological agent” that is transforming the native populace into monsters. The game is much more about action than it is about suspense and horror, so thus it technically is better suited for co-op.
But there are a lot of things that make this game…not the best, including the new model for Chris Redfield, the plot, the setting and certain other features that really hold it back. There are better zombie co-op games to play than this.
#10 Back 4 Blood
…not that this is the exactly the game to be the one you pick. Because Back 4 Blood was SUPPOSED to be the “spiritual successor” of a certain No.1 title we’ll be discussing later…but…yeah, it didn’t work out. Which is ironic because this was actually made by some of the creators of that other game. Oh well.
In it, you’ll play as a set of four characters (obviously) to try and reclaim your world from the scourge that is the “Ridden”. You’ll battle through maps and have to work together to survive and achieve the mission goals.
So what’s the problem with it? Well, some think it’s WAY too expensive for the content given. Which isn’t as much as you’d think. Also, there are huge difficulty spikes, inconsistent gameplay elements, and more.
#9 Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Ok, I’m putting this lower just because of that name. “Dead War”? Really? That’s the best you can come up with?
Regardless, the game does indeed continue the story of the original four titles. After beating Hitler and thinking you sent his zombie army back into the depths…you find out you did no such thing! Fun. Now, you must face an even more ravenous army with a variety of characters and weapons, and must do all you can to finally end this war before all is truly lost.
Terrible name aside, this series does indeed have great gameplay, progression of characters, customization in your skills, and more. They even have X-Ray kills (Mortal Kombat style) so that you can better enjoy your victories.
So jump in and see if you can withstand this literal army of the dead.
#8 Resident Evil Revelations Series
The Resident Evil Revelations line were a set of games that helped “fill in the gaps” of the mainline games and further delved into the better horror-filled elements the series is known for.
For example, in the first game, you’ll be on a cruise ship that is “abandoned” and then find out how NOT ABANDONED it really is. All the while battling the creatures with a limited amount of ammo and cover. So whether you play it alone or with a friend, you’ll need to be mindful of your supplies at all times.
The updated versions on PC even have new modes to further test your skills against hordes of zombie enemies. So if you haven’t played these titles, now is the time to do so.
#7 Killing Floor 2
Do you want to just hook up with your friends and go on a killing spree within a game that’ll give you all the gratuitous violence and gore you crave? If you said yes…you need help.
But if you refuse to get help, then I’ll recommend Killing Floor 2 to try and satiate your ravenous hunger. In the game, you’ll once again be put into a group trying to stop a maddening amount of creatures/zombies/clones from taking over Europe.
Unlike some of these games, you’ll actually be able to play with up to 6 of your friends in one go. And, you can do 12-person PVP modes where you can be one of the monsters to try and take out the other players.
This game is over the top to the extreme, and that might just be what you’re looking for.
#6 Dying Light 2 Stay Human
You might have forgotten that this newer title is a co-op one, but it’s true! And you’ll need that extra help at times in order to survive all this game has to offer you.
In the game, you are a person (or persons) who winds up in a city to try and find someone from their past. But you soon get wrapped up in the politics and machinations of those that reside within, and have to do a variety of missions for them, guiding the path of the city and its future.
What’s that? What about the zombies? Oh, they’re around, in fact, they’re almost everywhere outside. You’ll have the option to fight them or just run around them via your parkour skills. Whatever works for you.
Oh, and you’re also slowly turning into a zombie yourself, so you’ll need to complete missions on a clock else turn against everyone. Wouldn’t want that…
#5 World War Z: Aftermath
Usually, video game movie tie-ins don’t work, but World War Z: Aftermath is one of the exceptions to the rule.
Because in the game, you’ll team up with friends to take on missions set within the universe of World War Z, including trying to take back the Vatican, trying to push back enemies in Russia, and so on. You’ll have a variety of ways to deal with them to be clear. You can use vicious melee attacks, shoot them from afar, or blow them to pieces while dual-wielding weapons.
You’ll need every bit of your ammo and skill to survive though, as you’ll be facing nearly endless waves of zombies that have one goal: Kill you.
So load up and move out, you have a job to do…and to try and survive…
#4 7 Days To Die
If you want a truly expansive zombie game to go and play, then you’ll want to get 7 Days To Die. This game is a survival horror experience that has had over 14 million players get into at one point. And this isn’t just a simple zombie campaign story, it can be that or a full-on survival mode where you put yourself in a massive world and see if you can withstand all that’s there.
This game is ripe with details and content, and that’s what makes it so hard at times to endure (in the good way). Because you’ll have to survive the world, the other players, the zombies, and more, all the while building yourself up and making sure that you can brave all that’s out there.
Explore, fight, mingle with others, build up your own shelter or settlement, see what the other biomes and cities have to offer, and make yourself the ultimate survivor…or die trying.
#3 Dead Island
There was supposed to be a sequel to Dead Island, but sadly, it never happened, or at least, there’s not true confirmation that it’s coming out soon after a wide series of delays.
But, that just means you can go and enjoy the original title to your hearts content. In this game, you wake up on a tropical island that has overnight been overrun with zombies! Now, you must go from spot to spot not only survive the onslaught of zombies, but making sure that you get closer to getting off the island.
This will naturally be a lot easier with a co-op partner, but you could argue that also makes you more vulnerable if you’re not careful…so keep that in mind.
#2 State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2 is a title that you can truly replay over and over again by yourself or with a friend and have a unique experience every single time.
Why is that? Because within this game, you’ll actually take control of a full-on community of survivors. You’ll need to build a set of shelters for them, make protections from zombies and other potential intruders, get supplies to survive, and so on.
But after all that, the really hard choices begin. Because you’ll need to send people out to fight zombies and get more supplies, and if you choose poorly, they’ll die. You’ll also have to fight off potential threats via other survivors.
Will you and your partner be able to keep your community alive? You’ll have to play the game to find out…
#1 Left 4 Dead Series
We talked about the imitation, now let’s talk about the innovator. When Valve announced the original Left 4 Dead, people were at the very least intrigued by what the famed developer would do. And then when it came out, it became one of the hottest multiplayer games out there.
The game was simple in its concept, but masterful in its execution. You are a group of four survivors trying to survive the zombie apocalypse, and each mission is you traversing a map to get to safety and…you know, not die.
The twist here is that these zombies aren’t all typical ones, some have special abilities that WILL make you die. Furthermore, teamwork is absolutely required in this game, you can’t just be gung-ho or you’ll be dead very quickly.
The original and its sequel hold a very special place in the hearts of gamers, and especially after what happened with Back 4 Blood…they want a Left 4 Dead 3.