Best Zombie Games on YUPLAY
With the recent passing of Halloween, we had an intense discussion for the holiday and decided to give some attention to one of the most iconic creatures in survival-horror games. Zombies have been a strong and ongoing theme in recent popular culture, and they still do very often drag us to the darkest corners of our imagination in the world of gaming titles. The cruel, undead corpses have become a solid staple in the video games industry, offering players some of the most exciting and quite often horrific encounters available in Steam games out there.
From the intense action of managing to survive alone in terrible apocalypse scenarios to the complex stories and strategic multiplayer co-op gameplay, zombie games offer a truly unique and immersive experience that would keep you terrified for long.
In this review of the best zombie games, we are going to delve deep into the great variety of best-selling titles that have redefined the horror-survival genre lately, offering players the ability to try out their wits, resilience, and instincts against the hordes of the undead.
So, whether you are a fan of gripping combat, deep narratives, or co-op multiplayer, the world of zombie games has something to offer you, and this article is going to put you on a journey through the finest and best-selling Steam games that this genre has to offer.
Grab your shotguns, check if you are stocked on enough ammo, and prepare yourself for a thrilling adventure as we navigate through some of the most apocalyptic worlds in order to discover the hidden mysteries that lie within the realm of the undead. Ready? Let’s begin!
Resident Evil 4
We start our list of titles with one of the most iconic titles in the genre that is very representative of the series it belongs to! Resident Evil 4 has been praised as one of the most prominent action-survival horror games in gaming history. While roaming the Spanish countryside as Leon S. Kennedy on his mission to rescue the Ashley Graham daughter of the US president from captivity, you would face against some of the most terrible abominations that the horror genre has been able to produce.
The game got its recent remake making it even better with lots of improvements and visual enhancements, to further expand on the experience of the original. With multiple fixes and added features, better HUD and overall atmosphere, playing this title is surely a no-brainer for any hardcore fan of the Resident evil series and survival games as a whole.
World War Z: Aftermath
Next we got World War Z: Aftermath which is one of the ultimate co-op zombie shooters that is based on Paramount Pictures’ hit movie, and the next chapter of the original World War Z game that has caught the attention of more than 20 million players around the world.
Manage to somehow change the outcome of the zombie apocalypse available across all major consoles as well as PC of course, with full cross-play support. Join up to three of your friends or play alone with AI controlled teammates against the massive hordes of raging zombies in the intense story episodes around multiple new zombie-infested places all over the planet such as: Rome, Vatican City and Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula. Experience the terror of fear as you get greatly outnumbered in this title or face your certain demise if you fail to control the situation properly.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human
In Dying Light 2, action adventure meets survival as you try to endure a hostile, post-apocalyptic world. Rival factions across The City are definitely not the only enemy – a deadly virus has transformed most of the human population into vicious and flesh-hungry monsters ready to tear you apart.
You play as Aiden Caldwell, a wandering young man with the chance to change the fate of The City, but your extraordinary abilities come at a high cost. You are constantly haunted by memories you cannot clearly understand, and you really want to find out the truth behind them - and that is going to require you to get amid the combat zone.
Make sure to upgrade your skills as best as you are able to in order to defeat any type of enemies and potentially discover allies on your journey. Unearth the morbid secrets kept by those holding power, choose your side carefully and decide your destiny with precision. But no matter where your actions take you, there is one thing you absolutely must ensure – to stay as humanly as possible.
7 Days to Die
Another great entry on the list is 7 Days to Die which is a survival horror video game set in an apocalyptic open world and is developed by The Fun Pimps. The events that take place in the title unfold during a nuclear bombing in an imaginary Third World War scenario, that devastates a huge part of the world, with the exception of just some areas such as the fictional county of Navezgane, Arizona.
As the player you are a survivor of the terrible war who has to manage and survive in this deadly world by finding shelter, food and clear water, as well as go on scavenging missions for useful supplies in order to fend off against the numerous zombies.
It is not exactly clear how it all started but it is heavily hinted to be the nasty consequence of nuclear fallout, or a new strain of infection, or it could be a combination of both. Although there is no direct objective apart from surviving at the moment, the developers promise a dynamic storyline to develop as the title progresses.
Arizona Sunshine VR
In Arizona Sunshine VR meets horror in a gruesome manner and survival is definitely not promised! Experience this original zombie shooter that has been completely rebuilt for VR. With an impressive 360° gameplay allowing for complete freedom in the untethered Arizona Sunshine® experience that immerses you and up to 3 fellow survivors deeply in a world that is overrun by gnarly zombies.
When one day you hear a distress signal of a human voice on the radio, your hopes get high that there could be potential survivors out in the scorching heat of the post-apocalyptic Grand Canyon! Equipped with not much more than just your motion-controlled weapons and a bit of ammo and consumables that you manage to find along the way, you would have to navigate with lots of care around the groups of zombies on your endeavor.
Join forces with a friend in the co-op multiplayer campaign mode or get into the action of Horde mode for up to 4 Oculus Quest players and play around with the 25+ weapons that respond to your real-life movements in the campaign. Explore the different regions that include vast deserts, dangerous canyons and underground mines that could bring you closer to your objective – finding out if there truly are any other human survivors left.
Due to the great success of the first initial entry in the series a sequel was announced and is coming to market this December! Right now Arizona Sunshine 2 VR is pre-order stage and it promises to be even scarier than its predecessor!
Dayz is a multiplayer-only survival game which got developed and published by Bohemia Interactive. It became a standalone title that is based on a mod of the same name for Arma 2. After a five-year-long early access period, the game was officially released in December 2018 and reached availability on all major consoles the following year.
Set in the fictional post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus, which is the original setting of Arma 2, a mysterious disease has turned most of the population into violent infectious monsters. As a survivor you must carefully thread the lands and scavenge for resources such as food, water, weapons and medicine, while at the same time killing or avoiding the infected creatures in a desperate effort to stay alive against the odds of the outbreak.
With three million copies sold in its early access phase DayZ is a must-have title for every fan of the survival horror genre and especially zombie games!
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Having successfully managed to defeat Zombie Hitler the resistance sent him directly into Hell for good – but the dead have decided to rise yet again with even greater hunger for fresh meat than ever before. As the survivors you carry on the alternative 1940s Europe history of the Zombie Army Trilogy in some huge new stages, and discover a sinister plot that brings the Survivor Brigade to Italy and beyond!
Fight against the forces of darkness in canals filled with rotting corpses, manage to escape from a Zombie Zoo, and travel to the dark and quite inexplicable locations no person has stepped in before… and if you can live to tell the story of victory!
Then make sure to further extend your SLAYcation in the Horde Mode in which the longer you manage to stay alive, the bigger the map becomes. How long would you be able to fight back for, without joining the ranks of the dead?!
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition
Dead Rising 3 is set in 2021, just 10 years after the Fortune City outbreak and 15 years after the outbreak at Willamette. The storyline this time is about a mechanic named Nick Ramos and his efforts to stay alive during the massive zombie outbreak in the fictional city of Los Perdidos, California.
One day after returning from an unsuccessful quest for resources and supplies, Nick discovers other humans at a diner. But after a sudden attack by the zombies into the venue they manage to kill off some of the survivors. Nick and the remaining people need to decide what to do and where to safely hide. As they go into an auto shop they learn that the government is planning to bomb the city in under a week in order to put an end to the zombie crisis.
The group of survivors drives to a military checkpoint in hope to evade the upcoming destruction of the city, only to find that everyone there has been ambushed and murdered by a rogue biker gang… What unfolds after is for you to discover in the exciting and terrifying story! Will you be able to evade the bombing of the city or would you fall victim to the hungry undead?
Dead Rising 2
Another very prominent entry in the Dead Rising series is the third canon game that focuses on events 5 years after the original title. The game takes place in a Las Vegas-like resort called Fortune City. Chuck Greene is our main protagonist who is a former motocross champion, he was staying in the resort with his family when a massive zombie outbreak occurred and the city was quickly infested. His wife fell victim to the crawlers and got turned into a zombie and infects their daughter, Katey.
Chuck and Katey somehow manage to elope out of the city, but he constantly had to give her Zombrex in order to keep her from turning into one of the monsters. The father does everything in his power to obtain the cure that would prevent his daughter’s transformation and even gets suspected as one of the main actors in the initial outbreak.
Dead Rising 2 introduced many new available weapon options and useful items thus improving on the original formula, and the possible zombie count on screen has been significantly grown to up to 7000, making it at least ten times more packed than the previous entry. It also includes a couple of different multiplayer modes for players to enjoy and even compete against each other.
Resident Evil HD REMASTER
We started our list with an entry in the Resident Evil series and we can close it off with another one that got remastered! Enjoy the terror of the world-class remaster that brings the original 1996 horror classic back to life. This entry features not just the reimagined HD environments and character models, but also greatly improves on the dialogue performances in order to deliver an even more terrifying retelling of the story.
This version includes all of the familiar moments and intense horror of the original, but also it offers players the Wesker's Report and Wesker's Report II videos. It also allows fans to uncover the hidden agenda and mysteries at the center of the reimagined but yet very iconic and familiar to veteran fans mansion, and you would once again struggle immensely to stay alive among the nightmares lurking in its halls.
Step into the darkness and explore the gripping storyline as Chris Redfield once more and try to resolve the matter of the missing elite Bravo team of the Racoon City Police Department S.T.A.R.S. that was sent to investigate a series of despicable murders in the area.
With this our list for the most popular and successful Steam games infested with Zombies comes to an end and we sure hope that you find it fascinating and enigmatic enough to try out your guts and nerves with at least a few of the entries on it if you have not done so already.
We made sure to include different variations of the genre in order to soothe the thirst for fright and gore in any of our readers! Until next time and do not let zombies to suck on your brains!