Here are the best Zombie Games to play in 2018
Check out our list of the best zombie games of 2018 to learn more about the top zombie games available on PC, XBOX, and PS4.
There is no question that zombies have been having their moment in the pop culture spotlight for the last few years. Whether iZombie is playing on television screens or The Zombie Survival Guide is selling out in bookstores, people love these corpse creatures.
The world of video games is no exception to this trendy monster’s intrigue; in fact, it’s the domain where zombies-centric content draws overwhelming support. Check out this list of the best zombie games of 2018 to learn a little about the top zombie games available on PC, XBOX, and PS4. Classic zombie games, indie options, and novel genre interpretations are below.
Bright, colorful, and cartoon-like, his game is not what comes to mind when zombies and an apocalypse are mentioned. In this simulation-strategy game, the player’s goal is to crush humanity by building an army of zombies. By improving the virus, modifying DNA, and unlocking new creatures with unique powers, players get a fun spin on what it is like to be the bad guy.
With over 200 levels to conquer and tons of customizable features in the storyline, every play session provides a new, nefarious experience. This PC game is compatible with either Windows or Mac systems.
Miscreated came out years ago, but it earned a spot on this list because of its 2018 update. Miscreated is a post-apocalyptic survival game like many zombie games; however, the twist on this one is its open world format. The newer version boasts an even large play map, enhanced weapons and items storage and choice, weather fluctuation, and other features that mimic realistic survival skills and struggles.
Much to players’ relief, the Al system has gotten a revamp in aesthetics and behaviors. What can other features be enjoyed in future updates? Temperature, farming, repair kits, building bases, clothing sets, and stream support features. Play this game on PC.
The latest part in the Metal Fear series offers a bold directional shift. Although still an action-adventure game, it is no longer a sole operative roaming terrorist territory and fighting out to outnumbered corners. Instead, it shifted to a multiplayer, third-person shooter game. Still, it captures the grit of survival: get food, wood, iron, and rags; make weapons, fences, shelter, and gear.
For those interested in resources, survival, and realism, this game ticks the boxes. Has it lived up to the expectations of the original? It is hard to say with this controversial pick. Play it to find out first hand. Platforms include PS4, XBOX, and Microsoft Windows.
The fourth main video game in The Walking Dead game series, this game is based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series. This series was first released as a game in November of 2013; this installment was released this month in August 2018. Although it seems like this series will not end, this truly appears to be the last installment. For people who have not missed an installment yet, this game is a must-not-miss.
For those new to the gaming series, expect a single-player adventure game with full controller support. Count on an emotional storyline, more room to explore, occasional unscripted combat, and a new visual style akin to the comic’s art. Although it is originally for Windows, it can be hosted on a variety of platforms.
As a multifaceted franchise, Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season cannot garner all of the accolades and anticipation in The Walking Dead series. Set in Washington D.C., this four-player first-person shooter style game targets a different type of gamer. Although both new releases share an emphasis on action and devotion to the same universe, this game focuses on the multiplayer experience and is less concerned with the gripping storyline.
Expect a shooter game with elevated character profiles. In this team of four, each character has a skill tree, team role, play style, and background story to explore. PS4, XBOX, and Windows are all viable platforms for playing this one.
This is another open world survivor game that builds off of a predecessor, State of Decay. Wildly engaging, scary, and successful, the original set the bar high for Undead Labs and designer Richard Foge. Play it on XBOX or Windows. Incredibly vivid, clear graphics remain true to its original style with a ton of new bonuses and features. A more functional workshop, durable weaponry, better access to the wandering trader, sophisticated flyouts and outposts, automatically organized supply lockers, drop features, and conversation navigation tools have been redesigned.
Multiplayer and community features have also been improved, with radio commands and community starter homes being included. Over a dozen bugs have been fixed since its release in May, so expect a smoother gameplay. Now is the perfect time to give it a go.
Is there a contemporary video game as iconic as Call of Duty? It is doubtful. Members of the general public and those deeply engaged in gaming communities know this title. Even though it is not charted to come out until October 12, 2018, it makes this list because of how highly anticipated it is. The buzz around this one is partly because a significant change is being made; there will be no campaign mode. Although battle royale modes are overwhelming in popularity, Treyarch is sporting a multiplayer style as its standalone gameplay.
Action campaigns may make a comeback in the 2019 release for those interested. The only part of this game centers on zombies. This version entails facing off against an older organization order attempting to alter the world. It will be found on the usual platforms: PC, PS4, and XBOX.
This number is another tease. Suspense for this sequel is mounting since its predecessor had rave reviews, including 9.8/10 on IMDb, 9/10 on GameSpot, 97% approval rating on Google Users, BAFTA Games Award for Best Game, and other accolades to its name. Naughty Dog nailed the original with realistic characters, emotional storytelling, and a supportive fan base. The post-apocalyptic game has been featured in 2 trailers to date.
Combat, fighting for one’s life, stealthy moves, and weapon capture were featured. It has been confirmed that this rendition will take place in Seattle and capture some darker themes compared to The Last of Us. Expect gore, horror, violence, and revenge. Interested in playing? PlayStation has got it covered.
As it is only August of 2018, there are still plenty of video games to be released for the zombie zealous. Take Dying Light 2, for instance. Its original, Dying Light, was an open word horror, action, adventure combo with an emphasis on role-playing released in 2015. This one is set in a decaying city, barely able to keep itself together. The ability to chain parkour moves with melee combat seems to be in the trailers for this round of Dying Light.
Unlike most zombie video games, this one features a surprising number of uninfected humans living in a somewhat functioning city. Rumor has it that the location of Dying Light 2 is further west than the playscape of the original Dying Light, which was Harran, Turkey. Screenshots and trailer aside, there is still much to be discovered about this one. Find this game on the usual systems.
This niche, indie game is a zombie apocalypse survival role play game. It is available on PC, Mac, and Linux. Although it has been in the liminal stage of early access for years, it has a thriving community and gets a facelift regularly. 2018 was no exception. This version allows street roaming, scavenging, friend features, exploration, survival skills challenges, and emerging map tools.
For those seeking to be in a community that can help shape the trajectory and form of a game, this is a prime contender to tap into this year. Shape the development of new plotlines and determine what happens to survivors.
The realm of zombie video games is surely in no shortage. After playing through some new releases, do not forget to check out the classics in this rich genre. Whether a player enjoys single player or multiplayer, short rounds or involved stories, horror or humor, there is something here for everyone.