Top 5 Games: Zombie Horror

Top 5 Games: Zombie Horror!

Even though Halloween is over, it’s never a bad time to play some awesome zombie games. From adventure to first person shooter, this list will contain the top zombie horror games. This list, as usual, is compiled from the most popular games out and from my own opinion. So here are the top 5 zombie horror games to ease out the leftover spooky Halloween feels:

5. Dying Light

Dying Light

Dying Light is an incredible open-world, survival game with a parkour twist. Unlike other first-person zombie games, Dying Light combines survival with free-running mechanisms. You play through the eyes of agent Kyle Crane, who is undercover in a quarantine zone trying to retrieve an important stolen file that could ruin the reputation of The Global Relief Effort. With mainly melee abilities, you complete tasks to help the survivors whilst trying to complete your mission. During the day, you gather resources and save others. But at night, the zombies are much more aggressive and your main defense is UV light. If you are a fan of Mirror’s Edge and love your zombie games, Dying Light is the perfect combination.

Available on PS4, Xbox One, Windows and Linux.

 

4. Resident Evil

Resident Evil

If we were to talk about zombie horror games, it would be a crime to miss Resident Evil from the list. Resident Evil is by far one the staple zombie horror series(aside from a few bad games *cough* Resident Evil 6 *cough*). With some games revolving around puzzles and others around shooters, Resident Evil is zombie survival series set in a world where the T-Virus has led to an outbreak of zombie-like mutants. Pharmaceutical company, Umbrella, accidentally leaks the virus from one secret base used to develop bio-weapons. Each game has a different plot to another, with different characters surviving through the outbreak. This series is a must-play-before-you-die series!

Available on all platforms.

 

3. Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 is the greatest first-person shooter zombie horror. Bold statement, but many would agree. There are four modes to play, including multiplayer co-op. You fight through different maps, collecting different weapons and health packs. You’re faced with normal zombies as well as 5 special types from the first game and 3 new types. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where few are immune to the disease that has swept the Earth. You can play as Coach, Ellis, Nick, or Rochelle to fight through hordes and make it to safe houses. Whether playing alone or with friends, Left 4 Dead 2 is a fantastic game to play.

Available on Xbox 360 and Steam.

 

2. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

There is no doubt that The Walking Dead has been one of the most talked about series in gaming, comics and TV. Developed by Telltale Games, this game focuses on the story and it’s characters. Every decision you make will shape the outcome of the game along with quick time events. The game revolves around Lee Everett, a former professor and ex-con, who meets a young girl called Clementine. You encounter many other characters throughout the game, playing to keep yourself and your group alive. This game was seriously an incredible play as you develop an emotional connection to Lee and Clementine. If you haven’t already and you enjoy story based games, this game should be the next game you play.

Available on PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Android, iOS and Steam.

 

1. The Last Of Us

The Last Of Us

Awarded Game Of The Year in 2013 by many, The Last Of Us is by far the best zombie horror games in the past few years. The game starts in a world where an outbreak of a mutant fungus leads to those infected turning into zombie-like creature. You play over the shoulder of (mainly) Joel, who is escorting Ellie, a young girl who seems to be immune to the fungus. Throughout the game you collect weapons, as well as forging your own, and tactically fight against enemies. The game contains a Listen Mode mechanism which is important to locate your enemies as if you alert one zombie (or Clicker as they are referred to in the game), the others will come attacking very quickly. You can also play online with your friends in a team deathmatch. The Last Of Us is an incredible game for action-survival lovers.

Available on Ps3 and Ps4.

Zombie horror is one genre I love playing the most. Did you play any of these games? What did you think and which games did I miss? Let us know in the comments or on social media! If there’s a top 5 list you’d like me to go to, please let me know. Until next time!

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