21 Best Zombie Games To Play in 2015

Time to crack zombie skulls!
Time to crack zombie skulls!

Unleash your inner zombie slayer in the best zombie games you can play!

Hungry for zombie-slaying mayhem? Or up for the challenge of surviving in a world ruled by the undead?

Because admit it, whether you’re splattering their rotting brains all over the pavement, or you’re stealthily creeping around a roaming horde of man-eaters, zombies never get old. So, in the spirit of public service, we are sharing with your our list of the 21 Best Zombie Games To Play in 2015. This way, you’ll know exactly which title to boot up when you’ve got a thirst for zombie-killing carnage!

21. H1Z1


Too close for comfort!

H1Z1 is an MMO survival game set in a massive open-world infested with rotting, stinking undead.

You’re one of thousands of players running around rural America trying to survive everything from zombies to the harshness of nature itself. Scavenging for supplies? Gathering resources for that shelter you’re building? Driving an axe through a zombie’s skull? All in a day’s work in H1Z1.

And in H1Z1, you can’t trust everyone. Teamwork is great, sure; but dire situations such as the zombie apocalypse have the tendency to bring out the worst in everybody. Expect plenty of backstabbing and broken friendships!


Don't back yourself into a corner there, buddy


Aww, how friendly... they just want to welcome you to the neighborhood!

20. Dead State: Reanimated


If only that castle were bigger...

We don’t get many RPGs set in the undead apocalypse. Trust Dead State: Reanimated to fill in that gap!

With human civilization in crumbles, players must guide survivors as they build and develop their shelter, scrounge around for supplies, and defend themselves against other groups seeking to steal their last rolls of toilet paper. Don’t forget all those zombies that need dismembering! Add to these tactical, turn-based combat, and a story that evolves based on your decisions, and this is one of the best zombie games you can play this 2015.


The three of you, versus me and my pick-up truck!



19. Dead Island 2

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Teens, this is how you look like at a Justin Bieber concert

To be released in 2016 is Dead Island 2, a first-person action and survival horror game set in the massive open worlds of sunny California.

If it’s anything like its predecessor, you’ll be killing various types of ghouls, from the shambling undead to those annoying sprinter-types that’ll chase you at full tilt upon seeing you. While you’ll get to empty gun cartridges on zombie hordes, the game will focus on melee combat. It’ll also feature an RPG-style level progression that’ll reward you with experience points for every quest resolved, which in turn will allow you to upgrade your skills.

Expect fast action, and horror that jumps at you with the ferocity of a zombie shark. One of the best zombie games to play in 2016!

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"I'm the Juggernaut, b#tch!"

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Is that a zombie car??

18. State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition

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Mama always told me never to pick up hitchhikers

A third person action game set in a dynamic open world, State of Decay combines survival horror, stealth, and social simulation elements in one grim package. And it throws not just swarms of man-eating undead at you, but every other problem you can expect from living in the zombie apocalypse.

How well you lead your group determines whether you become zombie food or not. Survival isn’t just about killing zombies; there are supermarkets to loot, survivors to trade with, and your own base to develop. If you like your zombie games as challenging as they are authentic, check this out!

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Come on baby light my fire

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Too lazy to go running in the morning? Here, have some motivation!

17. Call of Duty: Black Ops III


You wouldn't want to get drunk in this bar

We can’t wait for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, especially because its zombie mode looks a heck of a lot of bloody fun!

The storyline centers on four, troubled characters Nero, Jessica, Jack Vincent, and Floyd Campbell, who are played by Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, and Ron Perlman respectively. Trapped in a city overrun by walking, ravenous corpses, they’ll have to work past their issues and cooperate to survive.

If this zombie mode is anything like its predecessor’s, we’re confident it’ll be one of the best zombie games come November 2015!


Dark and filthy... what could possibly go wrong here?


Blaze of glory

16. Dying Light


High five!

One of the best zombie games you can play right now is first-person survival horror Dying Light. Set in an enormous open-world city, it features a day-night cycle, and exciting combat that incorporates parkour moves!

In this title, you’re an undercover agent tasked with infiltrating the city of Harran. Survival entails the usual: scavenging, stealth, weapon-crafting, laying traps, and more. But most fascinating of all is the freedom of movement you’re offered, paving the way for fast traversal as you jump between rooftops, slide down zip-lines, and climb walls. You can even perform drop kicks and other moves on zombies. And you’ll need all those fancy skills come nightfall, because when the sun goes down, the flesh-eating freaks become a whole lot meaner!

If you’re a zombie fan, this game is not to be missed!


Run for it!


Giving him the boot

15. Resident Evil: Revelations 2


Nobody ever heard of turning the lights on??

The episodic survival horror Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has you controlling Claire Redfield and Barry Burton’s daughter, Moira, who are kidnapped and taken to a facility crawling with zombies and other nightmarish critters. Monitoring your every step via cameras, like a creepy, murderous Big Brother, is the “Overseer.” And oh, you’ve also been forced to wear bracelets that record your fear. Weird!

Stealth plays a huge role in the game. Only one character can use guns; the other has to make do with bricks and crowbars. The game also supports cooperative play, so you can experience the horrors of the facility with a friend. Depending on your choices, you can get different endings.

One of the best zombie games from Capcom’s classic franchise!


You can trust Claire with your life... she knows what she's doing


Well that looks uncomfortable

14. Zombi


He looks angry. Well, you DID just barge into his house uninvited

Originally a WiiU exclusive called ZombiU, Ubisoft Montpellier’s first-person survival horror will be re-released on other platforms as Zombi.

Set in a London that’s been overwhelmed by undead mobs, you’re charged with leading a random survivor to safety. Should that character die, they turn into a zombie and is permanently lost to the player. You then assume the role of another survivor, who can reclaim your previous character’s items and gear by killing them.

An underrated yet solid zombie game, Zombi will have you hacking and slashing your way through droves of walking dead.


I don't think he can help you


Hey, man: chill!

13. Deadlight


The sky bleeds

This sidescroller is part action, part puzzle, all survival horror. Beautiful 3D environments, each with its own challenge, abound in Deadlight. How will you get past those corpses shuffling your way? Plunging headlong into the throng, your axe swinging in every direction, should never be your first option. Many locations house items that can be manipulated in clever ways that will prevent them from reaching you and making a meal of your brain. And as you solve puzzles, you’ll also come across collectibles, such as diary entries, that will gradually reveal the game’s story.

It’s as intense as it is mentally challenging, making it one of the best zombie games in existence.


How long you gonna stay up there?


The rescue team has arrived... hopefully

12. Human Element


He really wants to take your head off

We have plenty of games set during the zombie apocalypse, or at the dawn of the undead plague. Upcoming first-person action game Human Element takes place 35 years after the world is swallowed by the zombie menace.

After selecting from its roster of heroes (each of whom has a unique playstyle), you then team up with other survivors to defeat rival groups and steal resources to deliver to your base. But beware! Killing enemies reanimates them, turning them into relentless undead that’ll stop at nothing to make the living their dinner. This, of course, can also be used to your advantage, so there’s room for clever strategizing in every conflict.


Let's hope nothing is hiding in that dust...


This guy is too cocky for his own good

11. DayZ


Survive, and look cool doing it

Think you know what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? DayZ puts all your undead survival theories to the test. Starting with the barest of necessities such as the clothes upon your back, you must scavenge for food and equipment, investigate possible sanctuaries such as apartments and barns, and cooperate with (or fight) other players. Aside from zombies, you also have to contend with real-life diseases, weather conditions, the complications associated with working with a group to fortify a base, and other challenges. Injuries are also treated realistically. For example, wounds must be bandaged to prevent excessive blood loss.

Originally a mod of the military simulation ARMA 2, this open world survival title is being developed as a standalone game that will see its final version’s release in 2016. Currently playable as an early access game, it’s already being considered one of the best zombie games to date.


Always keep low


What awaits you in this village?

10. Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition


There's more than one way to kill a zombie; this is just the messiest

Dead Rising 3 packs as many zombies as possible on the screen without blowing your computer up. Thankfully, the game’s extensive crafting system means you don’t have to be swallowed up by this tsunami of spoiled meat. You can combine ordinary items to create exotic weapons of destruction. For example, you can merge a motorcycle engine with some boxing gloves to create the Dragon Punch. You can even combine junk to create vehicles!

It’s wild, it’s messy, and it’s horror comedy at its best, making it one of the best zombie games you can play.


Just what everyone needs in a zombie apocalypse... a superhero!


Or... Rey Mysterio??

9. Zombie Army Trilogy


The Fuhrer's never looked this nasty

Because apparently Hitler doesn’t think he’s evil enough, he turns his army into zombies in Zombie Army Trilogy.

This pack contains remastered versions of cult classics Zombie Army 1 and 2 (which were standalone DLCs for the tactical third-person shooter, Sniper Elite V2), and comes with the third and final chapter to the Nazi zombie epic.

After selecting one of several heroes, it’s time to shred zombie guts with a teammate, or if you prefer, solo. While guns and explosives galore pave the way for some truly wince-inducing, gruesome kills, it would be prudent not to let your guard down; these bad guys come in all shapes and sizes – from your average undead lackeys to chainsaw-wielding monstrosities and fiery demons!

Butchering Nazis was never this gratifying!


In both life and death... give  these Nazis what they deserve!


Hey man, nice shot

8. The Walking Dead: Season 3


The toughest kid in the zombie apocalypse

Telltales Games’ The Walking Dead made us cry bucketfuls in Seasons 1 and 2, which told the heartbreaking stories of Lee and the young Clementine, respectively.

But we’ll be seeing more of this broken world in the eagerly-awaited Season 3. We’re not yet sure which character it’ll focus on this time, but we won’t be surprised if it boasted the same quality storytelling and nail-biting suspense as the first two Seasons. It’ll most likely be released in an episodic format, and feature the same point-and-click adventure goodness as its predecessors. Other elements likely to return are events that evolve depending on your choices, and characters who’ll remember how you treat them.


One down... 2,138 to go...


Don't do it, Clem!!

7. Resident Evil HD Remaster


Someone forgot to bring the plates...

Resident Evil HD Remaster traps you in a gigantic mansion infested with zombies and an assortment of other nightmarish creatures. As either Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield of the S.T.A.R.S. police force, you’ve got weapons and ammunition to defend yourself with. But nothing lasts forever – especially bullets. So pick your fights wisely, lest you become a zombie snack.

The game that started the survival horror craze, now in glorious HD – easily deserving of rank #8 on our list of best zombie games.


See, kids... this is why you should never make out with an industrial fan


No place like home!

6. 7 Days to Die

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Time to torch this place!

An open world survival horror game, 7 Days to Die is set in a fictional county in Arizona, after World War III destroys a large portion of the planet. To survive this zombie apocalypse, you’ll have to forage for food and useful supplies, find shelter, and of course, fend off legions of undead.

Daylight weakens the freaks, making them slow and sluggish. But come night time, their bloodlust rises, making them faster, more aggressive, and stronger, capable of destroying doors and walls to get to their prize of fresh meat. If players want to survive the night, they must learn to work together. One of the best zombie games to play!

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Lumberjack zombie

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Monster pooch

5. Unturned

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Blood and gore never looked this cute

Want a sandbox, zombie survival experience but with the charming, Lego-like gameplay of Minecraft? Then Unturned is your game!

By using building blocks, your group can create and develop your shelter to the point of transforming it into a massive fortress. You can even build complex traps to help your chances of surviving the world. And if you don’t feel like scavenging or harvesting resources, you can gang up on other players to steal their hard-earned junk!

Who knew zombie games could be simultaneously brutal and cute?

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Head-chopping time

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Bull's eye

4. Killing Floor 2

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Gratuitous amounts of blood

If you enjoy your zombie slaughter fast, hard, and gory, take Killing Floor 2 out for a spin!

After selecting one of many perks that can be likened to combat classes, you join a team of six to massacre wave after wave of zombie-like creatures called Zeds. Every wave introduces new enemy types and increases the enemy number, with the final wave pitting you against a boss. Should a player kick the bucket during a wave, he will stay dead until the next wave. The team loses if they’re all killed during a single wave.

Currently available through early access, Killing Floor 2 is already impressing the multitudes with its exhilarating action and unrelenting amounts of bloodletting.

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This guy has obviously had way too much to drink

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When all else fails, set fire to everything

3. Project Zomboid

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Here comes the horde...

The isometric Project Zomboid offers an enormous sandbox world, multiplayer, scavenging and crafting, shelter-building, and of course, armies of the undead.

Players have to deal with more than just zombies; there’s hunger, illness, depression, and even boredom to worry about. There’s weather and a day-night cycle. Nature constantly seeks to reclaim what humanity has taken from it. You can farm, fish, trap animals, do carpentry, and customize your character. And that’s just a fraction of what the game has in store for you.

As for the zombies, you can either confront them head-on, or do the smarter thing and hide.

One of the most suspenseful and authentic zombie games ever.

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In case our predicament wasn't that obvious, we spelled it out for you

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The all-new Diner Dash

2. Left 4 Dead 2

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Firing squad

First-person shooter Left 4 Dead 2 returns with its predecessor’s simple yet effective formula, which can be summed up as “four survivors vs. hordes upon hordes of undead.”

The game is all about teamwork, because you have to admit – when faced with an army of running, jumping, and occasionally exploding corpses, it doesn’t make much sense to go solo. Be cautious when raining bullets down on zombies though, as you can accidentally hit your mates.

There are several types of zombies, from agile Hunters to the corpulent Boomers that spray bile and explode upon death. Thankfully, you’ve got a plethora of weapons to waste these monsters with.

The game also procedurally spawns enemies and items, so no two games are ever the same. It also means you’ll never really know what’s lurking around the corner, making for some truly frightening moments.

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A whole lot of dead bodies

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Zombies don't come any weirder

1. The Last of Us: Remastered

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She's a little too clingy for Joel's tastes

The Last of Us combines suspenseful survival horror, nerve-racking stealth, and heartbreaking storytelling in one, brutal package.

Players control Joel and his ward Ellie as they trek across the ruins of America. Surviving means scrounging around for useful junk, crafting items that’ll heal wounds and fend off attackers, and avoiding hordes of fungus zombies and murderous bandits.

But it’s never that easy. You can use the environment for cover, but enemies are smart and will work together to seek you out. Supplies are limited, while weapons fall apart without maintenance. All these elements are what lend the game its aura of hopelessness and desperation.

Add to these factors believable characters you can relate to and fall in love with, a beautifully detailed world on the verge of utter destruction, and an ending as horrifying as it is understandable, and The Last of Us is one of the best zombie games ever created!

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This girl will kick your posterior

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There are no safe havens left in this world

How about you, fellow gamers? What do you think are the best zombie games ever made? Which upcoming titles do you look forward to the most? Share your opinions with us in the comments section below!

Want to kill zombies with friends? Read our article entitled 5 Best Online Zombie Survival Games.

Craving more survival games with zombies or other monsters? Check out Top 10 Games Like DayZ: If You Like DayZ, You'll Love These Games.

How about horror games in general? Then head on to 10 Best Scary Games to Play in 2015.

And for new and upcoming horror games, don't forget to read Don't Turn Around: 5 Horror Games We're Waiting For and 10 New Horror Games To Scare Your Pants Off In 2015.


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