Top 5 Zombie Games 2013
My Personal Top 5 Zombie Games for PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and WiiU Consoles
As the designated gamer in the office, I wanted to compile a list around my thoughts of the best zombie games available today.
If you are a fan of the TV Series or Comic books then this game is a must. The game consists of 5 “episodes” that place you in the same world as the characters you have come to love. Throughout the game you will even encounter these characters before the events in the TV Series. You are tasked with keeping your group of survivors alive much like Rick Grimes, and decisions that you make will decide who lives and who dies. This game is available on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. However I recommend the PC version since this game was meant to be played with a keyboard and mouse.
The Walking Dead is a five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series. Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption in a world gone to hell.
Open world RPG with zombies! If you like open world RPGs and zombies then you have to try this game.
Dead Island Riptide is an open world Action Role-playing game (RPG) in which players are tasked with surviving a viral based zombie outbreak isolated in a topical setting. The game is a follow-up to 2011’s original Dead Island game, and contains additional Survival-Horror gameplay mechanics and a first-person player perspective. Additional features include: New and returning characters, new vehicle types, levels and weather conditions, online multiplayer support including co-op, group defense tactics, and escalating melee and projectile weapon proficiencies.
You can’t have a Top Zombie Games list without at least 1 Resident Evil title in it. So we decided to include all of them. This anthology includes the latest Resident Evil 6 as well as the one that started it all.
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Zombies in Space, Nuff said.
Dead Space 3 is a Third-Person Shooter with Survival-Horror gameplay elements that challenges players to work singly, or with a friend to stop the viral/monster Necromorph outbreak. The game features the return of franchise hero, Isaac Clarke and the necessity of his weapons making abilities and precision skill in using them against in order to defeat enemies. Other game features include, drop-in/out co-op support, the additional character John Carver, evolved Necromorph enemies, a new cover system, side missions, and more.
While Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is an immensely popular military first person shooter game that is not why it is on this list. Black Ops 2 features a Zombies mode that is loads of fun. This mode is like a separate game in and of itself.
The Biggest Zombies Experience to Date: Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Zombies features three different ways to survive the zombie apocalypse. Unravel the mysteries of a dying Earth in Tranzit, fight endless waves of zombies in Survival mode, or compete in the new 4z4 last-human-standing mode, Grief.
1-4 player co-op in a large open world with a variety of locations. The new Buildables gameplay elements help players move through each area to find the key tidbits that reveal why they are there and what they must do to survive. All the while, public transportation is still operational, as a bus will regularly stop at each location. Zombies ride for free.
Recreating the classic mode of just purely surviving the shambling, incoming Zombie horde, Survival mode allows you to play 1-4 players co-op in specific locations from the much larger Tranzit area.
You and friends can take on up to 4 people in a team vs. Zombies vs. team scenario. 2-8 players are thrown in a situation to be the last humans standing.
The following two games were also really good and I felt bad for leaving them out of my top 5 list, so they are added here for the nod as honorable mentions.
While this game is not yet released I felt that a Top Zombie Games list wouldn’t be complete without at least a mention of this PS3 exclusive. This is definitely one of my most anticipated games of the year.
The Last of Us is a third-person Survival-Action game and PlayStation 3 exclusive featuring a unique character action driven storyline focused on the unlikely pairing of a young girl and a hardened scavenger in a post-apocalyptic gameworld. The game utilizes multiple gameplay mechanics, including “Dynamic Stealth,” allowing differing possible strategies and techniques in conflicts, resulting in different possible outcomes. Additional game features include AI that adapts to choices and situations, a variety of enemies, a live inventory system, and beautiful graphics.
While I have not played this game nor do I own a WiiU console I felt that this game deserved at least a mention. If you do not own a Wii U console and are interested in the game then you are in luck!
London is falling! A great plague has enveloped the city in a fog of death. Humanity has been ravaged by infection, the diseased prowl through the streets, waiting to prey on your living flesh at every turn! ZombiU is built from the ground up to take full advantage of the WiiU and its revolutionary New Controller and will test your will to survive in a fear-fueled zombie Survival Horror First Person Shooter. Make every second count; you only get one chance. Stay Human.