Top 15 Best Zombie Games for PC

Best Zombie Games PC
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What Are The Best Zombie Games for PC?

We know that there are an insane amount of zombie games..

While the entertainment world has been overrun with zombie-themed stories in the past few years, some zombie PC games have stood out from the hoards as truly unique and noteworthy. Here are the top 15 best zombie games for PC!

15. Death Road to Canada (2016)

Death Road to Canada gameplay

This primarily sideways scrolling game simulates an apocalyptic road trip. With random generation of friends and foe alike, each game reveals a unique experience. Same screen co-op provides local fun with friends as you try to survive together!

What makes this game great:

  • Entirely random generation means you never know what you are getting with each playthrough
  • Mechanics allow you to do many things with your characters - it’s not just fighting!
  • Fun character creation allows you to immerse yourself and your loved ones in the game

The game is available from here 

Fight swarms of undead with your road trip family.

Explore and scavenge when you can!

14. They Are Billions (2017)

They Are Billions gameplay

They Are Billions is not your standard zombie game. Fight for the survival of the human race in this real time strategy game, constructing colonies and defending against, well, billions of undead.

What makes this game great:

  • Take down absurd numbers of infected while protecting your creation
  • Grow and evolve your colonies over time
  • Try to figure out what caused this epidemic

The game is available from here 

Defend your colony from waves of enemies.

Encounter unique situations as your colonies learn new technologies.

13. Telltale’s The Walking Dead (2012)

Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 1 gameplay

This episodic zombie survival adventure is based on the Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead comic. Play as multiple characters in this decision focused game, with each choice you make having the potential to dramatically affect your fate. This game tells a dramatic story.

What makes this game great:

  • Experience a story tailored to fit you and your decisions
  • Explore The Walking Dead universe in a gripping, personal way
  • Enjoy the multiple “seasons” of games as this adventure unfolds

The game is available from here 

Shape the story as it unfolds.

Fight zombies in brutal, Walking Dead style.

12. Colony Survival (2017)

Colony Survival gameplay

This block-based survival game focuses on a bigger picture than most games. In Colony Survival, you are in charge of a colony, starting small and growing with time. Nightly monster attacks mean that you must be ready to defend your creation!

What makes this game great:

  • Colony creation provides a different story than many other apocalypse games
  • Learn more abilities as the game goes on
  • The game feels alive with the ability of AI individuals to navigate the world you shape

The game is available from here

Build fortresses for your colonies.

Defend your colony as best you can.

11. Unturned (2017)

Unturned gameplay

This free-to-play survival horror game ditches the high end graphics of other modern games, choosing instead a Minecraft-like design. The premise of the game is simple: gather and survive. This DayZ-esque game will sufficiently quench your need for a good, simple survival game.

What makes this game great:

  • The game supports any play style, from charging in with weapons drawn to more social gameplay
  • It is fun alone and even better with a group of friends
  • The simple graphics give the game a unique feel and allows for smoother gameplay

The game is available from here 

Fight zombies with a plethora of weapons.

Drive one of the in game vehicles to safety,

10. Resident Evil 5 (2009)

Resident Evil 5 PC gameplay

In this port of the console game Resident Evil 5, you play as Chris Redfield, working for the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance. Strange occurrences in Africa have lead to turning locals into violent creatures. It is up to you to figure out what is happening.

What makes this game great:

  • Investigate and solve a compelling mystery
  • Play co-op with your friends!
  • Fight interesting, varied enemies that stand out from other games

The game is available from here 

Fight capable, weapon-wielding enemies.

Play with another player in co-op mode!

9. 7 Days to Die (2013)

7 Days to Die gameplay

Experience a multitude of stories in this open-world, sandbox zombie-apocalypse. Work with friends to build and defend your structures, while at the same time working on in-game quests to earn gear. This world will allow you to live out whatever life you want.

What makes this game great:

  • True open-world mechanics allow for ultimate freedom
  • Play alone or play with friends to get even further
  • Continual updates improve the game more and more

The game is available from here 

Face off against gnarly undead.

 

Find better weapons to better your chance of survival.

8. Resident Evil 7 (2017)

Resident Evil 7 gameplay trailer

Experience the apocalyptic events of the Resident Evil series in a rural setting, this time from a first person perspective. This immersive horror experience is also able to stand alone from its predecessors.

What makes this game great:

  • Full immersion in the first person perspective
  • True horror survival taking place in the country
  • Powerful sound design adds to the overall atmosphere

The game is available from here 

Defend yourself against memorable, shocking enemies.

Immerse yourself in the photorealistic environment.

7. State of Decay 2 (2018)

State of Decay 2 gameplay

State of Decay 2 places you in a sandbox apocalypse, surrounded by both zombies and other survivors. With fun combat and intense scavenging requirements, this game leads you to experience the apocalypse in a unique way. Multiplayer allows friends to join you as you set out to make the best of the end of the world, building a community and defending it from zombies.

What makes this game great:

  • Third person perspective gives you fun visual content
  • Co-op means you can create communities with other players, adding to the social realism
  • Playing as procedurally generated characters leads to unique experiences

The game is available from here (Screenshots from game page below)

Scavenge smart to avoid dying.

 

When things go bad, get out!

6. Project Zomboid (2013)

Project Zomboid gameplay

This multiplayer sandbox zombie-apocalypse provides a unique twist: it is played from a skewed, top-down angle (think Diablo). It is a hardcore survival simulation that can be enjoyed with friends. If you like challenging and dark, this game might be for you.

What makes this game great:

  • True survival mechanics
  • Multiplayer allows for immersive apocalyptic story creation
  • Split-screen co-op means you can play with your friends in the same room

The game is available from here 

Find yourself in unique, intense conundrums.

Explore the very open world.

5. Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army (2013)

Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army gameplay

For a unique and challenging take on zombies, try to take them on as a world-class WW2 era sniper. Take on hoards of standard zombies, in addition to more powerful and frightening enemies, as you travel through deserted and destroyed Germany. If you have ever wanted to take on zombie-Hitler, then this game is definitely for you.

What makes this game great:

  • Challenging enemies force you to think outside the box
  • You really do feel like an excellent sniper
  • Zombie Hitler!

The game is available from here 

Fight off waves of undead with simple fire-arms.

 

Find news ways to fight when you encounter more difficult and skilled enemies.

4. Resident Evil 2 / Biohazard RE:2 (2019)

Resident Evil 2 gameplay

In this over-the-shoulder remake of the 1998 Resident Evil 2, play as one of two survivors in a zombie infested Raccoon City. This horrifying survival game features the ability to uncover the story from multiple perspectives, creating a dynamic tale from start to finish.

What makes this game great:

  • Experience a completely reimagined Resident Evil 2 from the character’s perspective
  • Play through the campaign twice - the second time as the second survivor following the first
  • Explore the dangerous, claustrophobic environment to find weapons and items

The game is available from here  (Screenshots below from Resident Evil 2 main page)

Battle against enemies in close-quarter, heartracing combat.

Enjoy the storyline of Resident Evil 2 with far more advanced graphics than the 1998 original.

3. Dying Light (2015)

Dying Light gameplay

If zombie games weren’t fun enough, try adding some parkour to the mix. In Dying Light you play as an extremely physically-able survivor, running smoothly through (and over) the streets of a city of zombies. Use the environment to fight your enemies. And remember: don’t get caught out after dark…

What makes this game great:

  • The smooth parkour abilities give you a sense of freedom
  • Combat can be done in creative ways
  • Run back to safety with your friends as the sun begins to set to avoid the more dangerous enemies

The game is available from here 

Use parkour to evade the enemy and travel quickly through the city.

 

Prepare for the worst if you get caught outside of a safe area at night.

2. World War Z (2019)

World War Z gameplay

This fast-paced co-op game, based on the movie World War Z, is focused on smooth gameplay. Choose your class and play from a third-person view in a procedurally generated apocalypse. Utilizing a special “Swarm Engine,” this game will get your adrenaline pumping as you skate by in this unfriendly world.

What makes this game great:

  • Powerful hoard mechanics add a sense of realism and urgency
  • Classic 4-player co-op allows for you to share this experience with others
  • Brutal gore and viscera graphics add a true zombie feel to the game.

The game is available from here (Screenshots from WWZ page below)

Keep your cool in these intense, life-or-death situations.

Pick a class and get going!

1. Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)

Left 4 Dead 2 gameplay

Survive the zombie apocalypse in a team of four survivors, traveling from safe room to safe room to eventual rescue, facing off against waves of memorable and well-balanced infected enemies. Alternatively, play against other players as the infected, taking turns to see how far you can get. This ultimately replayable game will provide countless hours of fun in Campaign mode alone - not to mention all of the many other game type options at your disposal.

What makes this game great:

  • Randomly spawning AI allows no two playthroughs to be the same
  • A simple premise (escape to safety) in combination with well-balanced gameplay creates an extremely smooth and satisfying experience
  • The multiplayer community is still alive and kicking, further diversifying each game

The game is available from here 

Be careful in your encounters with the special infected.

 

Make a last stand with your friends in Survival mode.

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Hailing from the wilds of Portland, OR, Kelly is in the final throws of a battle for a four year degree. His freetime is spent weaving TTRPG campaigns and playing video games.
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