Brain! BRAINS! Ever since Night of the Living Dead in the 1960s gave new prominence to the undead within its horror film genre, the slow, lumbering, unstoppable living corpses have been indelibly edged into pop culture. Zombie games are no less popular. Even outside of Halloween.
The wide range of online games stretches from simple shooter games to horror games up to claustrophobic and challenging survival games (like Dead Zed, DayZ, Last Days). In movies and TV Dawn of the Dead, The Walking Dead, iZombie and Resident Evil have thoroughly explored the topic. The bloody depictions full of splatter and gore often deal with our fear of death, but also the scares, the creepiness and disgust that body horror provides, with its obsession with rotten, decomposed and half-destroyed bodies. Zombie games are knows for their bloody action spectacles as well as their moody, chilling tales with sudden shocks. They usually take place after an apocalypse or a large exodus of the living, and often during a desperate fight for the last supplies or pieces of ammo. Modern games like Plants vs. Zombies inject the reanimated monsters with some humour.
Even in online zombie games it's common for limbs to be torn or insides to be turned outside. If you manage to keep your breakfast, you must have nerves of steel. This fear and loathing of the shambling hordes that make you run for your life. But it's also the reason why players fight the energy (as well as a loaded shotgun, a chainsaw or a well-placed sniper) to oppose the onslaught of cannibalistic killers. Either alone or in multiplayer games, here at Silvergames.com.