7 Awesome Zombie Survival Games You Need to Try

Make every shot count or else its your brains for dinner!

Awesome Zombie Survival Games To Play

Zombies have been a classic monster of the horror genre for decades. There are countless of movies and games involving the struggles of battling these undead creatures. The undead may raise again but it’s matter of time before they’re put back down into ground. Have fun surviving in the apocalypse while annihilating swarms of zombies in these awesome survival games.

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1. Resident Evil 2

Platforms: Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Resident Evil 2 is the faithful remake of the popular horror survival game of the same name released in 1998. Relive the gritty stories of Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield as they must escape the mysterious T-virus outbreak plaguing Raccoon City. This reboot has become a favorite among speedrunners and horror fans alike.

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Instead of the original fixed camera angles, this game utilizes the third person perspective that has become quite common nowadays. The original RE 2 is already a classic but this intricately designed reboot takes the series to new heights. The major success of this game has led to the remake of Resident Evil 3 and the highly anticipated remake of Resident Evil 4 releasing in early 2023.

2. The Last of Us 2

Platforms: Playstation 4

Despite the controversy, The Last of Us 2 is one of the finest post-apocalyptic games of the past decade. The cinematic story grips you as soon as the game starts. The brutal gameplay is some of most well-polished among action games in recent years.

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Players have alot of freedom on how to approach various situations and enemies allowing for multiple playthroughs. The immersive soundtrack greatly compliments the tense moments of stealthy gameplay and high-octane gunfights throughout the game.

Gamers looking for a great challenge will enjoy the Grounded difficulty that will make enemies vastly deadlier and resources more scarce. For the ultimate test, enable Permadeath mode and beat the game without dying or else you’ll have to restart the entire story after one death.

3. Days Gone

Platforms: Playstation 4, PC

Deacon always believed that his wife died during the onset of an infectious pandemic that turned humans into zombies. Two years later, the drifter receives new information that his love may be alive. Explore the beautiful open-world of post-apocalyptic Oregon in search of Deacon’s lost partner.

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Journey through the large state with Deacon’s motorcycle as the main mode of transport. Store weapons, ammunition, and other resources on the motorcycle during your journey. Survive against the neverending hordes of Freakers and the hostile outlaws that have lost all of their humanity.

4. Killing Floor 2

Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC

Grab a few friends and mow down waves of zombies in this exciting co-op survival game. Mutated creatures have escaped the biotech firm of Horzine in the United Kingdom and have taken over Europe. Battle these “Zeds” in each mission with up to six players or fight the mutants alone.

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There are 10 different classes, each with their own set of abilities and perks, to choose from. For instance, the Berserker deals more damage with melee weapons and can purchase these weapons at a discounted price from the shop. The length of the missions depend on which of the four difficulties you are playing on – Normal, Hard, Suicidal, and Hell on Earth.

5. Metro Exodus

Platforms: Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Most zombie games are run-and-gun type of shooters, so if you’re looking for a slower paced, story-driven survival game then Metro Exodus is for you. Taking place right after the Redemption ending of Metro Last Night, Artyom is obsessed on leaving post-apocalyptic Moscow to find more of humanity in the east.

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First, he’ll have to get past the mutated creatures, factions of sinister humans, and the nuclear fallout of Moscow. Customize a multitude of handmade weapons to aid in your stealth missions and assault gunfights. Explore the intricately designed atmosphere and dynamic weather of Russia as you progress through this open world first person shooter.

6. Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Platforms: Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC

With over 3,000 parkour animations, the experience of Dying Light 2 literally runs smoother than ever. You play as Aiden, a traveler in search of his lost sister who arrives in the post-apocalyptic European city of Villedor. This open-world city is four times larger than the city of the first Dying Light so you’ll never go bored exploring the city and seeing everything that it has to offer.

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Your decisions greatly impact the outcomes of the feuding factions and Villedor . For example, if you take down a faction then certain areas of the city cannot be accessed anymore. Play with three other people to explore the city and complete quests with. Devices such as grappling hooks speed up the pace and ease of parkour to explore the massive city quicker.

7. World War Z

Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, PC

World War Z is a thrilling four player co-op third person shooter game set in the same universe as the 2013 film of the same name. Fight against adaptive waves of zombies in famous cities such as Tokyo, Rome, and New York.

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Choose one of the seven classes to support your team with and unlock perks and new special abilities as you clear out hordes. Up to 1,000 zombies can appear on screen at the same time to create widely intense battles. Beware of your positioning at higher elevations since the hordes will climb on top of each other to reach you and your teammates.

If you want a truly scary game to keep you up at night then check out these great horror survival games. And those who actually enjoy cheesy horror movies really need to visit these websites.

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Desmond Harvey
Desmond Harvey

When Desmond isn't writing articles then you can bet that he is working on animation projects, napping or watching documentaries.