Night of the Living Dead gave rise to the undead in horror films. Since then the lumbering, unstoppable living corpses have been part of pop culture in general, and the horror genre in particular. Even outside of Halloween, Zombie Games are incredibly popular. From challenging survival games to simple shooters, time and time again people want to fight in defense of a world that has gone to hell. Faced with zombies roaming free looking to kill, you will have to try your best to survive or die as part of their midnight snack. If that sounds scary, then that's kind of the point. But it's also exciting and tense. Should you survive, it can even feel like a real gaming accomplishment to have pushed back the rotting wave of the dead.
Bloody depictions full of splatter and gore play with our fear of death and dieing in those games. But despite or maybe because of all that, these zombie games can be an incredible amount of fun to play. You are going to have to earn your continued survival against the bottomless hunger of this scary, creepy and disgusting zombie army. Zombie games are known for their bloody action spectacles as well as their moody, chilling tales. All too often they are littered with sudden shocks, horrific plot twists and gross-out moments. As the world finds itself overrun by hordes of undead, you will stand and fight to survive this onslaught. Stock up on weapons, equipment and provisions in order to defend your home and protect yourself and your loved ones. But you better be careful out there. They are lieing in wait, ready to strike and lunge at you. Before you know it, you will suffer a grisly death and curse your carelessness. They only need to grab a hold of you once. Even then, there may not be enough of you left to join the army of the dead, once they're through with you.
Play through the end of days and beyond. Wade through the grim wasteland of what once was a city bustling with life, or a loving home. Now that the zombie apocalypse has come, only death and ruin remain. The remains of the dead litter the ground and are solemn reminders of what was lost. The carnage left behind by the undead are a portentous omen of the horrors that are to come. You will need to sneak your way through the zombie-infested ruins of civilization and live to tell about it in surivival horror games like Zed 2 or Dead Frontier. There are also some single-player games which like to emphasise the action-adventure spirit buried under the barrage of flesh-eating monsters that are chasing after you. Fully equipped with a selection of powerful firearms and devestating explosives you can take on every single one of those cannibalistic killers trudging towards you. And as long as you don't run out of ammo, you can watch every single shot tear a zombie to pieces. Surprisingly, all of this can be quite fun to play. Doubly so, once you realise that all those games are free.
Should you ever grow tired of shooting monsters in a first-person environment, there is still more to explore! You are welcome to try and survive in one of those old school, side-scrolling shooters. After all, if a zombie can remain a credible and terrible threat even after losing life and limb (or limbs), there is absolutely no reason to believe that the loss of an entire dimension will stop them from ripping you to pieces. The natural habitat of the zombie, the animated dead or the devouring undead is commonly found to be the survival horror game.
Some of those games nowadays come with an open world environment for a player to explore and get lost in. Many others rely on the familiar structure of previous digital games, which uses levels to provide players with some kind of guide to take them through the experience. In many a zombie game, your continued survival is the only measure of success. Over time you will be able to earn some kind of advantage that will help you with decimating zombies and ridding the world of evil.