Zombies make marvelous antagonists. They’re plodding, dark parodies of society’s short-sightedness. They’re plentiful and emotionless eaters of flesh, which makes them perfect cannon fodder for action films and twitch shooters. Their wasted visages serve the purposes of both horror and humor with equal effectiveness. They’ve been a part of the video game landscape for decades, so long they’ve carved out their own subgenre: the “zombie game.”
These are the 25 best zombie games of all time.
Zombie games have been around for a while, and when discussing some of the genre’s best, video game remakes of the classics are among the best. The list features multiple remakes including Resident Evil 2 Remake as well as the recently released Dead Space Remake. Video game remakes like these have taken these classics and polished them for a more modern audience with better graphics and updated controls.
But just because a game hasn’t been remade doesn’t mean it doesn’t make the list. While we’re excited for the Resident Evil 4 remake, it doesn’t mean that the absolute classic Resident Evil 4 hasn’t been included on the list.
Our list doesn’t only include Resident Evil games (which, we forgot to admit Resident Evil Village (a.k.a Resident Evil 8) is also on the list). Our list spans three decades of video games and includes all genres. Our list features mobile-first games like Plants vs. Zombies, narrative-driven games like Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Season 1, RTS games like They Are Billions, and console exclusives like the PS4’s Days Gone.
And if you’re wondering if we’ve included games like The Last of Us and Call of Duty… Of course we did. Both The Last of Us Part 1 and The Last of Us 2 are on the list—but where? You’ll have to watch to find out.
So be sure to hop in and check out IGN’s 25 All Time Best Zombie Games.
My top 5 zombie games in no order and each series has all their games in one and they are to me
Left for dead series
Resident evil series
Dying light series
Dead island series
Call of duty zombies
I’m surprised dead island didn’t make it in the list
resident evil village is hardly a resident evil game.
Where is Dead Island & World War Z? Days Gone should be higher, this game is so underrated.
Universe and Villians:RE
Funny:Left 4 Dead,Dying Light
Dead Space is not a zombie game.
It is an alien game.
Where is world war z aftermath?
Days Gone is one of the best zomebie survival game i've played after last of us 1&2.
the fact that youve put days gone on number 20 says a lot
its up there in the top three
And left for dead 2 is in the right spot
The original GEX should have been on here.
where world war z best zombie game ?
dyling light best
LEFT 4 DEAD 2 AS YOUR NUMBER 2 PICK???? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I loved that game……but WHAAAAAAT? Hahahahaha.
There is no way in hell that days gone is so on the list… You need to remake that video…
Isn't Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse considered a zombie game?
No dead island ??
dying light 2 and world war z crying at the corner
Days Gone at 21? What a joke
Okay putting ZombiU on the list is a BAD IDEA (disliked the video)
They should have waited for 4 remake
Wtf where is dead island
Finally someone covered LEFT4DEAD
For me it's gotta be the entire Telltale TWD series.
left for dead 2 will always be legendary
They did project zomboid dirty.
They Are Billions is one of the hardest and most addictive games I’ve ever played. It’s also the first game I’ve ever bothered getting every single achievement for 100%.
Plants vs zombies didn’t make the list ? I’m disappointed.
Resident evil 4 and dead space 1 /2 are legendary
There's a really sarcastic part of me that thinks that maybe this should have cut out after 5 entries and the rest of the video been static.
RE village isn’t a zombie game and forsure not top 25 all time
Best ZOMBIE game? It's Resident evil 2 or 4………..Best game that has Zombies? It's the last of us, no doubt.
"Zombie game" is not a genre. You can as well make a video "Best soldier games" and put anything from Commandos to Alpha Protocol there.
'Zombie Revenge' is a game that deserves to be brought to modern day from the Dreamcast. Sega and other companies have games that they're just sitting on, sadly. Shout out to the classic Zombies Ate My Neighbors (that could use a remake as well).
We need an Undead Nightmare 2 DLC for RDR2