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10 Best Zombie Killing Games of All Time

When we talk about survival games, the first thing that comes into our mind is zombies. Zombie games are very popular, and you can find zombies everywhere, in movies, series, kids games, clothing, Halloween, etc.

You can find all different kinds of zombies games, action, RPG, retro, text-based, episodic, story-based, and all these come under survival gaming.

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For today’s list, we would not be focusing on the best zombie games, rather the best zombie killing games with lots of action of all time. The ranking is based on action, survival elements, gameplay, and rating of the game. We would be covering from old-style retro games to modern high graphic video games. If you guys are into action survival, then you should play one of these games.

So without any further ado, let’s begin.

Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead

Rating: 10/10Year: 2008Platforms: Windows, macOS, Xbox 360

Modes: Singleplayer, Multiplayer

You can say L4D was the first multiplayer zombie game that mainly focused on cooperative & teamwork survival gameplay, and for that, it was very much appreciated by the gaming community. The game was developed and published by Valve and received many publication awards.

The game takes place after the worldwide zombie outbreak, where four immune protagonists Bill, Zoey, Louis, and Francis, make their way through the city of Fairfield. They discovered the complete city is zombified and developing more dangerous mutations.

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The game has four modes: single-player, co-op campaign mode, 4v4 mode, and four-player survival mode. In single-player, the other three players are controlled by AI.

Dying Light

Dying Light
Dying Light

Rating: 9/10Year: 2015Platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS, PS4, Xbox One

Modes: Singleplayer, Multiplayer

Dying Light is a first-person action-adventure zombie apocalyptic game created by Polish game studio Techland. The game sets in the city of Harran, where people are converting into hyper-aggressive zombies causing the government to quarantine the complete city.

The player controls Kyle Crane, an undercover agent who is sent on the mission to infiltrate the quarantine zone and find Kadir Suleiman, a rogue politician having a confidential file. Now it’s up to Kyle, to follow his mission or to save survivors in a pandemic.

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The game sets in an open-world expansive urban environment overrun by mindless zombies, the game focuses on parkour mechanics, crafting, building, and lots of action. The games have more than 100 weapons, and you can craft a new one.

The game received pretty good reviews from the critics and was praised for combat, graphics, co-operative multiplayer, and day-night cycles.

7 Days to Die

7 Days to Die
7 Days to Die

Rating: 9/10Year: 2013Platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS, PS4, Xbox One

Modes: Singleplayer, Multiplayer

The game takes place after a nuclear Third World War that destroyed most parts of the world. The player is a survivor living in the fictional country of Navezgane, Arizona which was not completely destroyed.

Dangerous radiations caused mutations among the population transforming them into mind-freak, zombies. The player has to find food, water, and shelter, also defending against zombies.

7 Days to Die offers a randomly generated world sharing the only goal to survive as long as possible against the zombie hordes. The game involves mixed survival elements like action, simple building, physics-simulated environment, structuring of objects.

In multiplayer mode, players have to survive extreme conditions in the same world by helping, interacting with each other. The game is an all-in-one horror survival package for hardcore gamers.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Zombies Ate My Neighbors
Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Rating: 9.5/10Year: 1993Platforms: Super NES, Genesis

Modes: Singleplayer, Cooperative

Zombies Ate My Neighbors is an old-school retro game where two protagonists Zeke and Julie have to rescue their titular neighbors from monsters. It’s a run and gun horror game involving not only zombies, but vampires, werewolves, mummies, huge demonic babies, spiders, squid, aliens, evil dolls, blobs, giant worm, chainsaw-wielding maniacs, and others.

There are 48 stages, a variety of weapons and power-ups that players have to use in the battle against various monsters. You can pick plenty of items, including health packs, potions, booster, skills, abilities, and you can even transform into a monster for a while.

The game has all sorts of weapons such as Uzi water gun, tomatoes, weed-whackers, explosive soda cans, ice pops, fire extinguishers, Silverware, Dishes, ancient crucifixes, flamethrowers, bazookas, and Martian bubble specializing for different enemies.

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2

Rating: 9.7/10Year: 2009Platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS, Xbox 360

Modes: Singleplayer, Multiplayer

L4D2 is a new and improved version of its previous game. This game has four different survivors who have to fight against hordes of zombies. The game is divided into various campaigns, the player has to clear each campaign to reach the final campaign.

The gameplay emphasizes cooperative strategic gameplay, introducing five new campaigns and sub-campaigns. The player can carry form five classes of equipment: primary weapons, secondary weapons, major medical supplies, throwable weapons, and minor medical supplies.

In L4D2 zombies are called infected that are categorized by their power into Boomer, Hunter, Tank, Witch, Charger, Spitter, and Jockey. There are five game modes: Campaign, Singleplayer, Versus, survival, and Scavenge.

The game has a good AI system that dynamic changes the environment and challenges with respect to the players’ performance.

Resident Evil

Resident Evil
Resident Evil

Rating: 9/10Year: 2002Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4

Modes: Singleplayer

Resident Evil is one the longest-running horror survival game series and Resident Evil 2002 is the third-perspective remake of the 1996 PlayStation game Resident Evil. The game has action, puzzle-solving, and strategic challenges.

The story sets in 1998 in Raccoon City, where brutal murders are reported. The player can choose either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, S.T.A.R.S. agents send for investigation. Soon they discover a contagious virus infecting living things and turning them into hyper-aggressive zombie-like creatures.

The player has to clear various objectives by fighting against zombies, undead dogs, and giant spiders. The player has to check upon health, avoid being infected, upgrade weapons, and collect different items. You can download Resident Evil HD Remastered.

Last of Us

Last of Us
Last of Us

Rating: 9.8/10Year: 2013Platforms: PS3, PS4

Modes: Singleplayer, Multiplayer

The Last of Us is the horror survival game set in the post-apocalyptic United States. The world is infected with Cordyceps fungus causing cannibalistic characters in humans (Zombie). In this situation, a smuggler named Joel tries to protect a teenage girl Ellie across a deadland.

The game has a third-person perspective, a player can use firearms and improvised weapons, and stealth for defense. In multiplayer mode, eight players can play in three modes, and each player can select from different classes of characters.

The Last of Us is one of the best horror survival games of all time. It has different sequels: The Last Of Us: Left Behind, The Last Of Us 2.

World War Z

World War Z
World War Z

Rating: 8.5/10Year: 2019Platforms: Windows, Nintendo Switch, macOS, PS4, Xbox One

Modes: Singleplayer, Multiplayer

World War Z is a third-person zombie survival game that is set in the same universe as the 2013 film with the same name. It adapts the elements of classic shooter games that follow the wave mechanism. With each new wave, you need to kill more powerful zombies.

It is a cooperative four-player game where the player has to fight against massive hordes of zombies in different locations. The game has five different modes: player vs zombies, player vs player vs zombie, swarm deathmatch, swarm domination, and the king of the hill.

The game has five different stories with different characters that take place in New York, Jerusalem, Moscow, Tokyo, and Marseille. The player can select from six classes, including the Gunslinger, the Fixer, the Medic, the Hellraiser, the Slasher, and Exterminator.

Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 4

Rating: 8.8/10Year: 2005Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, PS2, PS3, PS4, NS

Modes: Singleplayer

As usual, Resident Evil 4 is a zombie survival game, the sixth installment of the RE series. The player takes on the role of Leon S. Kennedy, a U.S. government agent sent on the mission to rescue the president’s daughter who has been kidnapped by a cult in a rural part of Europe where the people are infected by the strange mind-controlling virus.

The game primarily focuses on action and horror elements like zombies, atmosphere, weapons, blood, and music. Since the game is available on many platforms, the controls are very customizable and can be little complex.

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

Rating: 8.5/10Year: 2010Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360

Modes: Singleplayer, Multiplayer

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare is an expansion pack of Red Dead Redemption (RDR) 2010, where an alternative timeline is set with a full-fledged story. The story takes place in the open-world Western era having a singleplayer and multiplayer, in multiplayer new characters, environment, and quests are added.

The player controls John Marston, whose wife and son are infected, and he has to find the cause and cure of the zombie plague. It follows the typical RDR setting that includes reaching checkpoints, completing quests, challenges, and other digressions.

Even though it is a modified RDR, it offers some intense horror atmosphere with lots of zombies killing

Last Words

As you know the zombie game is a very popular genre, and in the future, much better zombie games will be created, especially zombie VR games. I prefer playing FPS for survival games because it looks more realistic. So this is it, be ready for killing hordes of zombies.

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