Zombies are perfect video game fodder: scary, brainless, and plentiful. From shooters to sims, there’s a zombie game out there for everyone, even if horror isn’t your thing.
Here are the 9 best zombie games ever, ranked
9. Zombies Ate My Neighbors
This goofy 16-bit shooter pits teen heroes against a monstrous menagerie, which includes zombies of course. The original might be hard to track down, but a re-release is due out in June 2021.
8. The Last of Us
The Last of Us is technically about infected humans rather than the undead, but let’s be real: It’s still a zombie game. The focus on depicting a post-apocalyptic world full of memorable characters make it a classic.
Dying Light emphasizes melee combat and crafted tools to take on its massive undead hordes. The Following DLC adds a gigantic map you can explore from within a brand-new dune buggy too.
5. Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2 was originally released in 2009, but it remains one of the best co-op shooters around despite more than a decade full of imitators.
4. Project Zomboid
Despite its low-rent looks, Project Zomboid might be the deepest zombie simulation ever made. The goal here isn’t to stop the zombies. It’s to see how long you can survive before you meet your inevitable end.
What separates State of Decay 2 from other zombie games is its focus on maintaining a community of survivors, all of whom are playable. Killing zombies isn’t enough when you’ll need to build a place to call home as well.