Top Upcoming Zombie Games of 2017

Fighting the undead continues to be a popular choice for several development studios. Over the years, we’ve seen a number of zombie-related video game releases and as we approach the New Year, 2017, we decided to look at what upcoming zombie titles are worth picking up.

Narrowing down our list to some of the more popular choices, check out the top upcoming zombie-themed video games set to launch in 2017. Also, let us know what zombie-based video games you’re looking forward to releasing next year by leaving a comment down below.

How To Survive 2

Developer: Eko Software
Publisher: 505 Games
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: Out Now

Years after the events of How to Survive, it seems that the local infection has become a worldwide problem. It’s your goal to survive whether that be in groups or by yourself.

While taking out the threat may be in the center of your focus, you’ll also need to find water, food, and shelter. With four player available to play simultaneously online, How to Survive 2 may be well worth a title to pick up for online gaming sessions with your best buds.

Resident Evil 2 HD Remake

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platforms: TBA
Release Date: TBA 2017

Much like the first installment of the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil 2 will soon receive its own full HD remake. The video game doesn’t have too many details out as if we’ll see any specific changes from the original Resident Evil 2 video game that launched back in 1998.

However, one thing is for sure, this is a remake built from the ground up rather than a remastered edition. Unfortunately, there’s no release date or specific platforms announced for the video game though it’s likely the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms will be receiving the title. What’s uncertain is if we’ll also see the Nintendo Switch will potentially also receive a port of the game.

Days Gone

Developer: SIE Bend Studio
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: TBA 2016

Days Gone is a video game being developed by SIE Bend Studios and interestingly enough, this will be their first IP creation since their 1999 release of Syphon Filter. Not much has been revealed for Days Gone quite yet, but we do know that this will be an open world zombie post-apocalyptic video game.

Players will be controlling Deacon St. John who was once a bounty hunter. Now that the world has been invested with a disease turning humans into the living undead, Deacon St. John will take to the open road in an attempt to survive another day.

State of Decay 2

Developer: Undead Labs
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: PC, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

There are not too many details released for State of Decay 2 as of right now. We do know that this video game is a sequel to the 2013 State of Decay and will focus heavily on cooperative gameplay with up to three other players.

Overall, State of Decay 2 is a zombie-survival game that lets players have their own unique story. While battling zombies is very much a key aspect of the upcoming title release, players are encouraged to work together in setting up their own community that’s able to successfully take out the undead threat.

Resident Evil 7

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: January 24, 2017

Resident Evil 7 is generating quite a bit of buzz. This upcoming installment is changing a few things up such as players will be going through the game in a first-person perspective. Likewise, Capcom seems to be going back to the original tone of the Resident Evil franchise with less action-oriented moments and a more survival-horror atmosphere.

The game is set to take place four years after the events of Resident Evil 6, in a fictional city of Dulvey, Louisiana. Players will be taking on the role of Ethan, a man who is searching for his missing wife, where his investigation leads him to a derelict plantation mansion, home of the oddity Baker family.

It seems that Ethan will have to escape from the cannibalistic Baker family while also searching for clues of his missing wife. To give players an extra little scare, Capcom is adding PlayStation VR functionality to the game.

The Walking Dead

Developer: Overkill Software
Publisher: Starbreeze Studios, 505 Games
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

The Walking Dead is an upcoming first-person co-op shooter based on The Walking Dead comic book series. Players will have to survive together in a world that has been dominated by mindless flesh-eating walkers.

While details surrounding the video game narrative have yet to be fully fleshed out to the public, the development team has announced that a VR version of the game will be launching for the game as well. Unfortunately, the VR-experience to the video game does not have a date attached to it quite yet though it will likely also launch in 2017 as well.

Metal Gear Survive

Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment
Publisher: Konami
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

While not your normal Metal Gear Solid title, the upcoming Metal Gear Survive video game looks interesting. The title follows the events from the end of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and before the events of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Upon Big Boss leaving Mother Base, a wormhole opens up and begins to absorb the remaining soldiers. Tossed into a new reality, you’ll find yourself against a slew of hostile zombie-like creatures. Can you find the materials needed to return home or will you be left as nothing more than a quick meal for the blood thirsty enemies?