[Top 25] Best Zombie Games for PC

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Immerse yourself in the world of the undead.

The zombie genre has been around for ages, whether it’s in the form of a movie, novel, or video game form, and it’s seen many interpretations over the years. However, when it comes to the genre, one thing remains constant and that is pure entertainment. From games that offer a bloody good time to stressful survival terror, here are the 25 Best Zombie Games for PC that you should definitely play.

25. Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (Xbox, Mac, Pc, Ps4, Ps5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch)

In this hilariously wacky game, you take control of Stubbs the Zombie as he brings destruction in the city of Punchbowl in a futuristic take of the 50s and 60s era.

If you love a game that doesn’t take itself way too seriously then we highly suggest this hilarious game that makes fun of classic B-movies. It’s one of the few games on the list where you actually get to play as a zombie rather than a human survivor; this concept alone already makes the game unique but it gets even better as you play the game and make use of Stubbs’ absurd abilities. While it may be a  bit dated by today’s standards, it is still nonetheless a game that’s full of charm and unique ideas.

24. Daymare: 1998 (Pc, Ps4, Xbox One)

Daymare 1998 is a love letter to classic survival horror, following the story of three survivors in the middle of an outbreak, as they struggle to accomplish their personal goals.

With it being originally a fan-remake of Resident Evil 2, its inspiration is apparent as soon as you start playing. It has every single staple of the genre and even the game that it's based on, the creepy and moody locations, sinister corporation, stomach-churning zombies, and of course, terribly bad writing and voice acting. However while it may appear to be just another rip-off, it's actually a game with a lot of potential and very good scares. While it can be a little bit rough around the edges, it is still a fun throwback that you should experience.

23. Zombi (Wii U, Pc, Ps4, Xbox One)

Originally a Wii U exclusive, in Zombi you assume the role of a human survivor of a zombie apocalypse in London, tasked with completing a range of missions given by an unseen voice.

What set itself apart from other zombie games at the time were its realistic survival mechanics in which getting bitten turns you into one of the undead and forces you to play as a different character, a mechanic that we saw a year later in the game State of Decay.

Explore the city streets and take advantage of the darkness to sneak past the shambling undead, but if you’ve been spotted, prepare for an extremely suspenseful encounter as you melee your way out of the terrifying situation. There was simply no game like it and it's a shame that it was already doomed to fail even before it was released.

22. Dead Island (Pc, Ps3, Ps4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Linux)

What makes for a memorable vacation? The beautiful beach? Lovely scenery? …Zombies?? Well in Dead Island you get all three and more. Explore a gorgeous island full of flesh-eating undead as one of the four immune survivors.

There’s a lot to do in this underrated zombie game, from slashing and shooting zombies into satisfying pieces, to exploring its vast world that offers a lot of beautiful scenery whether you’re in a dark sewer or a rundown building, you’ll always be impressed with what the game has to show you. What's more is that you can do all of these things with a co-op buddy, making for an addictingly fun game.

While it may not be as emotionally draining as its cinematic trailer suggested, it is still a fun survival game that you shouldn't skip.

21. No More Room in Hell (Pc, Linux)

“When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth”, simply hearing those words aloud is already enough to send shivers down your spine but what if you experience it as well? Well in No More Room in Hell not only will it make you shudder in horror but it will also make you jump out of your seat.

Play as one of the eight survivors of a zombie apocalypse in this multiplayer horror game that puts emphasis on realism, inspired by Romero’s Dead series.  While it can be a bit challenging as a new player since you could easily be overwhelmed by both its unique mechanics and the mob of undead, it all comes together in a highly rewarding and satisfying way, once you’ve finally managed to master its survival mechanics. And you know what's the best thing about this game? It’s free on steam.

20. Plants vs Zombies (Pc, Ps3, PsVita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Andriod, IOS, Mac, Windowns Phone)

Did you really think we’d forget about the game that took the world by storm?

In this game of tower defense, you are a homeowner trying to keep a horde of zombies from invading your lawn and eat you by planting various plants. That’s basically what this adorable game is about.

Though its concept may appear to be incredibly simple and straightforward, it's what actually makes the game so endearing and accessible in the first place. It’s full of wacky and loveable plants (and even zombies) to collect, as well as a slew of challenging minigames, and adorably catchy music. Combine all of that and you’ve got one hell of an addicting game that will keep you entertained for hours on end.

19. Back 4 Blood (Pc, Ps4, Ps5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)

A spiritual successor to one of the most beloved zombie games of all time, Back 4 Blood pits you against zombie-like creatures called “The Ridden” in this four-player cooperative shooter game.

It retains some of the mechanics that made Left 4 Dead such a classic but it also introduces a lot of new ideas that make clearing a swarm of zombies so exciting.  On top of that, it also got a staggering variety of enemy designs, ranging from typical zombies to fantastical giants known as blood orge. It’s a game that’s not afraid to go balls to the walls crazy.

18. Prototype (Pc, Ps3, Ps4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

In this forgotten open-world zombie game, explore a vast destructible Manhattan as amnesiac Alex Mercer, who’s trying to uncover a military secret that could lead to a zombie outbreak.

Before Dead Island or State of Decay, there was Prototype. A highly ambitious title that combines the openness of a GTA game, the action of Devil May Cry, and the zombie mayhem of Resident Evil. Not only can you perform shapeshifting but you can also make use of Alex’s numerous visually satisfying abilities to fight off mobs of infected and other forms of enemies, whether on the ground or in the air.

There’s also a sequel released in 2012 which improved on its original and provides more bloody carnage.

17. Zombie Army 4 (Pc, Ps4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia)

Take on the role of a soldier in an alternate version of World War II with your online friends as you battle swarms of nazi zombies and even Hitler himself in this third-person shooter spin-off of Sniper Elite.

From wacky enemies to buckets of blood and gore, and satisfying combat, this game has it all. It will always keep you entertained by what it got to offer, and just when you think you’ve seen it all, it will just keep on going. You’ll never get tired of killing nazi zombies in a glorious slow-motion x-ray.

16. World War Z (Pc, Ps4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

Based on the popular zombie film of the same name that’s also based on a novel of the same name, follow a ragtag of survivors from all around the world as they try to survive a massive mob of aggressive zombies.

It’s not often that we get a good adaption from any medium, so it came a bit of a surprise when World War Z arrived at store shelves. It’s not only a game that manages to capture the intensity of the film it's based on but it also manages to stand out as a unique zombie game, thanks to its varied location which places you in various regions of the world, creating a high octane zombie adventure.

15. Doom 3 (Pc, Linux, Mac, Ps3, Ps4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android)

Doom 3 is a reboot of the first-person shooter classic,  taking place in the distant future on a Mars research facility. Take control of a marine as he battles terrifying demons and the walking undead after an experiment gone wrong opened a portal to hell.

Instead of the heart-pumping action that we know and love from previous installments, Doom 3 aims for a more slower and atmospheric experience, taking inspiration from popular survival horror games at the time. Every single enemy, big or small, feels like a powerful threat that should be avoided, especially because of the limited supplies and incredibly dark hallway.

If you’re seeking an intense survival game then this trip to hell shouldn’t be missed.

14. Dead Rising (Pc, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4)

Step into the shoes of Frank West, a photojournalist who arrives at the town of Willamette, Colorado to try and uncover what caused the zombie outbreak.

Pick up a limitless number of weapons to kill the limitless number of zombies in this game set within a massive mall, similar to the classic zombie film Dawn of the Dead. While you’re at it, you can also partake in other activities in this infested mall, like saving about a couple of dozen survivors, facing off deadly but unique psychopaths, and wear a variety of wacky costumes.

A game that combines the survival mechanics of Resident Evil with its own endless comedic ideas, it is one of the most unique and hilarious zombie games you’ll ever experience.

13. The Typing of the Dead: Overkill (Pc)

A game that pays homage to 70s and 80s exploitation flicks, in Typing of the Dead: Overkill you play as the rookie agent G and detective Isaac Washington in a prequel story to the first game, as you blast your way across 9 grindhouse inspired stages in search of the truth about an outbreak.

It’s a game that’s not only going to put your typing skills to the test but also provides a highly entertaining experience that never takes itself too seriously. Blast the zombies into little pieces in its two game modes, typing, and traditional rail gun. It’s raunchy, gory, and full of terrible voice acting. If you’re looking for a chaotic good time, then look no further than this game.

12. Killing Floor 2 (Pc, Ps4, Xbox One)

Get ready for an incredibly gory good time in Killing Floor 2. Set a month after the events of the first game, band with a group of survivors online to make it out alive in the game’s intense world.

If you thought the other previously mentioned games were gory, then you clearly haven’t seen this game yet. Its non-stop visceral action will cover your computer screen with guts and blood. A game full of unique and satisfying arsenal of weapons to choose from, a deep and highly addicting system, and horrifying zombies. Immerse yourself in this multiplayer game.

11. The Evil Within (Pc, Ps3, Ps4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Experience a terrifying yet alluring adventure from the mind of Resident Evil series director, Shinji Mikami, in The Evil Within. Take control of detective Sebastian Castellanos in a twisted world filled with the undead and other nightmarish creatures.

The atmosphere, is of course, what makes a great survival horror game and this game delivers that superbly. Its music is one of the eeriest yet enchanting pieces I’ve ever heard in the genre; just listen to the “Claire De Lune” and you’ll know what I mean. Not only that but it also has an excellent gameplay and such gruesome effects to back it with. It is a game that’s not for the faint of heart but if you can stomach its intensity then you’ll have one hell of a time.

10. Resident Evil 3 Remake (Pc, Ps4, Ps5, Xbox One, Xbox X/S)

Witness the destruction of the iconic Raccoon City in Resident Evil 3 Remake. Follow Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira as they try to escape an infested city and get away from an invulnerable pursuer. 

While it may be on the shorter side, this remake of the 1999 sequel still manages to deliver an exhilarating romp thanks to the re-introduction of the intimidating Nemesive who will chase you throughout the game and will mutate into a very disgusting creature with each encounter, and whose effect is made even more spine-tingling thanks to the fantastic visuals of the RE engine. It also ramps up the action while still retaining the horror, resulting in a perfect chaotic balance.

9. Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Pc, Ps4, Ps5, Xbox One,  Xbox Series X/S)

Immerse yourself in a new post-apocalyptic city through the eyes of Aiden Caldwell, in this sequel to Techland’s first-person parkour zombie game, set 22 years after the first game.

Experience a tension-filled game that will have you on the edge of your seat with its great blend of satisfying combat and breathtaking parkour. parkour, And struggle as you try to survive its bleak but outstanding world. While it may have a fairly weak story that doesn’t stop it from being a badass game that you should play.

8. Dying Light (Pc, Ps4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

In this first-person open-world survival horror game, Dying Light,  explore and parkour your way into a giant city that’s overrun with zombies., 

If you liked the idea of Dead Island, well this game is basically that and then some. One of its standout mechanics:  the amazing day and night cycle which turns the city streets into pitch-black and the terrifying powerful zombies wander, turns the game into one of the most heart-pounding gaming experiences you’ll ever have. Add in the fluid melee combat and parkour mechanics, and you’ve got one satisfying and rewarding game.

7. Resident Evil 4 (Pc, Ps2, Ps3, Ps4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Gamecube, Wii, Switch, Zeebo, IOS)

The fourth mainline entry in Capcom’s legendary zombie franchise sees Leon S. Kennedy on another terrifying adventure as he attempts to rescue the president’s daughter, Ashley Graham, from a cult in a rural part of Europe.

The game that reinvented the RE franchise and inspired other video games back in 2005, still remains to be a top of its league, thanks to the many mechanics that it introduced. The “behind the shoulders” camera lets you manually target an enemy’s specific body part, resulting in very satisfying combat. And its many action-packed set pieces and segments further enhanced the already fantastic experience. 

It’s also a game that’s available on almost every single console imaginable, so you’ve got no excuse to not play this innovative game.

6. Resident Evil 2 Remake (Pc, Ps4, Ps5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)

A great remake of an already great game, in Resident Evil 2, you follow the stories of Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy in two interwoven campaigns as they relive the nightmare of Racoon City. 

While it may be retelling the same events of the outstanding 1998 entry, its overhauled gameplay feels like it was made in the future. Make use of the many arsenals of weapons and blast the zombies with it and detach each of their body parts in such gory fashion, thanks to the RE engine’s life-like visuals.

And just when you thought the franchise couldn’t get any more terrifying, well then buckle up, as this amazing game will have you on the edge of your seat.

5. State of Decay (Pc, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

In this open-world strategic role-playing game, you are put into the shoes of a procedurally generated survivor trying to lead a small community in the middle of a post-apocalyptic world.

What makes State of Decay so special is the sense of freedom and realism that it provides to its players. Trumbull Valley, the game’s setting, is a big playground full of supplies, survivors, and of course flesh-eating zombies just waiting for you, and all of it could permanently disappear in a blink of an eye depending on the decisions that you make as a leader. The game basically lets you tell your own survival story in its infested land. Add in a complex management system and you’ve got a game that could hook you in for hundreds of hours.

The Year One Survival Edition also includes its two amazing DLCs, Breakdown and Lifeline, with each offering a different survival experience but the same zombie mayhem.

4. State of Decay 2 (Pc, Xbox One)

Set after a few months after the events of the first State of Decay, you must once again assume the role of a procedurally generated survivor in a land taken over by the undead. Build a community, scavenge supplies and survive its unforgiving world.

This incredible sequel brings more than just a brand new giant map to explore but also new mechanics that make it significantly superior. A  co-op multiplayer mode, which was one of the most requested features in the predecessor is now implemented here in the sequel, making the already addictive game even more so. Its visuals, controls, technical performance, and other elements have also seen a major overhaul, turning what was once a janky but endearing game into the definitive open-world survival zombie game.

3. Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 1 (Pc, Ps3, Ps4, PsVita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Switch, Android, IOS, Linux)

Get your tissues ready for this incredibly emotional zombie game, Telltale’s The Walking Dead. Following Lee Everett as he tries to protect a young girl named Clementine from the dangers of the new world after the dead have risen.

Unlike other games on the list, this game plays more like a cinematic point-and-click adventure, something akin to games like Detroit: Become Human and Until Dawn, than traditional third-person games. However, instead of doing lots of puzzles, it focuses more on its story, characters, and the impactful choices that you make, and it does it superbly well. Every single character that you meet in this five-episode adventure is full of depth and personality; and none of them is ever safe, which means anyone can die at any moment, making for an emotionally gut-wrenching experience.

And if you love the source material that it's based on (the comics), well, this game is set in its universe and it even features some key characters from it. So, if you love the walking dead and the zombie genre, then this is a no-brainer (no pun intended).

2. Resident Evil (Pc, Ps3, Ps4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Gamecube, Wii, Switch)

A remake of the 1996 survival horror classic, in Resident Evil you take control of two S.T.A.R.S. agents, Chris Redfield, and Jill Valentine as they try to survive the horrors of the spencer mansion.

This game will put you in an anxious state, thanks to the constant fear of danger when exploring its claustrophobic hallways and intricate puzzles that require deep thinking to be able to solve. On top of that, you’ve also got to manage your inventory and of course, the terrifying zombies, whether it be the shambling ones or the intense and deadly crimson heads. This HD remaster of a remake packs a ton of new content and improvements that make its classical mechanics still accessible in this generation.

A masterclass in horror, this is an essential game for the genre fans.

1. Left 4 Dead 2 (Pc, Xbox 360, Mac, Linux)

In Valve’s zombie hit, choose from four lovable survivors as they fight their way through massive hordes of infected to reach a certain objective in this five-chapter adventure that’s presented as a movie.

It and its predecessor is a game that needs no introduction; if you own a pc then you’ve probably heard of these awesome classics. Many games, including some on the list, have tried to replicate its formula but nothing can ever come close to it.

From its satisfying combat, gory visuals, and high octane intensity, there are a lot of things to love in this game. There’s a reason why many players still continue to play this classic even after a decade later. It was and still is the best zombie game for PC. 


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