Best zombie survival games to fight back the horde


ZOMBIE survival is one of the most popular genres of media in books, TV, films, and games.

However, the interactive nature of games is — hopefully — the closest most of us will ever get to fighting off the living dead.

Dinner with the Baker’s is one of gaming’s most terrifying experiences.

If you want to feel like you’re facing the apocalypse then we have the games for you.

Here’s the best zombie games that you can play.

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead is one of the first games that comes to mind when people think of zombie games.

The sequel is more popular than the original due to the quality of life additions and overall improvements.

Take on numerous kinds of zombie with up to four friends bringing a cooperative element to the zombie genre.

Each game is different, giving you more reasons to jump in again and again and again.

Resident Evil 7

As Resident Evil does every three games, RE7 vastly changed up the series formula.

Unlike the action of the last trilogy, RE7 focuses on just a few enemies, the members of the Baker family.

In an early scene, Mr Baker stalks you alone around the ground floor of his house with a chainsaw, which was far scarier than fighting off hordes of zombies.

The further into the mystery you go, the more you are sucked in. And the pacing between moments of calm and fear leads to a truly terrifying experience.

Plants vs. Zombies

Moving away from the traditional zombie shooter, Plants vs. Zombies is a more tactical take on the genre.

In an attempt to protect your house from an oncoming horde of zombies, you can plant flowers in your garden.

While it might start off fairly simple, different types of zombies will make the task more and more difficult.

This is a simple idea that is well executed, and will completely absorb you, if you give it the chance.

Dead Rising

You play as journalist Frank West, who is trapped in a shopping mall that has been invaded by zombies.

The playstyle is pretty open as you choose between rounding up survivors, and taking down bosses to discover more of the story.

The clock is ticking, and Dead Rising must be played multiple times in order to see it all.

For the most hardened fans, the fun is in completing that perfect run where you save everyone, and still get to the bottom of what happened to the mall.

Telltale’s The Walking Dead

Just like the TV show, Telltale’s The Walking Dead series is about a group of people attempting to survive the zombie apocalypse.

You play as Lee, who soon into the adventure discovers a young girl Clementine. He feels compelled to take care of her in the dangerous world.

While some parts of the gameplay is action-oriented the majority of the game is based on conversation choices and your relationships with other characters.

The best part is the heart-warming story that slowly unfolds making each decision more excruciating to make.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.


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