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Posted September 25, 2012 - By Rob Manuel







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With the changing leaves and the crisp chill in the air, the hearts and minds of man turn to only one subject – zombies. Instead of preparing for that Halloween party, maybe you should turn your attention to the coming zombie apocalypse. With the night getting longer and a chill settling on the ground, now is the perfect time to warm up your zombie slaying skills with some choice games.

And to get you back into the undead killing mood, we’ve come up with our Top 10 Favorite Zombie Games Presented by Resident Evil Damnation, available now on Blu-Ray and DVD.

So put a couple of extra nails in that bat, plan your escape route, and always aim for the head; we’re about to get swarmed by some of our favorite zombie titles to get you in the mood.

Our 10 Favorite Zombie Games --

Call Of Duty: World At War - Zombie Mode

Killing Nazis has never been easy. Killing them a second time doesn’t make it easier. Call of Duty: World At War hit shooter gold when they introduced the zombie mode. With you and up to three friends mowing down zombies who only get tougher and faster with every round. The twist here comes from the fact that you need to keep your wits about you and those boards on the windows if you hope to survive long enough to get to the next round.

The mode became so popular that it spawned into the incarnation that we see today with familiar faces taking the roles of the zombie hunters. From Danny Trejo to Nixon, the Call of Duty franchise has embraced the darker side of war with their new mode. With Black Ops 2 within striking distance, fans want to know when they head into the fray again to take on the endless army of the undead.

Our 10 Favorite Zombie Games --

Dead Rising

When there’s not more room in hell, the dead will go shopping. Dead Rising took Romero’s classic vision of all-consuming consumerism to the next level by filling a mall with zombies and enough weaponry to finally fight back against the monstrous metaphor. As a freelance journalist, it’s up to you to find out how this zombie invasion started, or at least, keep yourself from becoming the next undead delicacy.

Besides wearing anything you happen to find in the mall, working on making the best smoothie in town, or trying to take sexy shots of zombies for some extra experience; you’ll grab everything and anything at hand in order to see another sunrise. You weren’t just battling against zombies, but against the clock in order to rescue survivors and get out just in the nick of time. And you can do all of this where little kid shorts and high heels.

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House of the Dead: Overkill

Time to break out the light guns, and aim from the hip. While the House of The Dead series is a quarter-munching staple in the darkened corners of your local arcades, Overkill brought the series to gamers' homes with a whole new attitude. The straight-laced cops have been replaced with Tarantino swagger and the vocabulary that will make a sailor blush. Developers pushed the story to 11 and then broke off the knob. Just thinking about the last boss makes my skin crawl a bit. But one thing remained the same – you shoot them in the head.

The House of the Dead lets you live out your zombie-fever dreams one virtual bullet at a time. Through narrow hallways and seemingly empty streets, you take an army with only a side arm and a handful of bullets. Make every shot count since reloading can often mean life or death. Keep a cool head and a warm pistol close to you. Anyone can make it through, but you need to find all the secrets, shoot all the coins, and stand toe-to-toe with some rather gruesome bosses.

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DayZ

You only live once, so take it slow. The mod that’s been sweeping the globe by storm takes you into the open world horror of zombies and players doing anything it take to stay alive. Built on the ARMA II game, DayZ gives you little more than your wits to survive in this wooded wasteland of empty building and scavengers. Try to hide instead of taking on the world with five bullets to your name. One loud crack of the gun will send every zombie in a mile radius running for you as well as other players looking to steal your loot.

With no story or goal other than to survive, DayZ lets the player create the kind of world and character he wants. Will you cooperate with others to find food, shelter, and precious ammo; or will you turn on your fellow man just to stay one rung higher on the food chain. It’s all up to you. Ammo may be precious in this world, but trust may be a much more treasured item where the dead walk the earth.

Dead Island

Dead Island

You finally go someplace nice for once and what happens? Zombies. Dead Island serves up its fruity drink with one tropical paradise gone wrong mixed with the weapons of Dead Rising, a splash of Borderlands class system, and served with plenty of mayhem. This co-op survival multiplayer adventure takes you from the ravaged hotels to the burning streets of an island only hours away from getting hit by a huge storm. I only hope that zombies can’t swim.

In the sequel, Dead Island: Riptide, we get a taste of things to come with more weapons to craft, deeper tech trees for your characters, and of course, more zombies looking to make short work of your tender flesh. Work together or die alone. The mission system will have you running all over the island in order to escape. But if you’re anything like me, you spent most of your time running around with a baseball bat, sending those ghouls back to the grave.

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Resident Evil 4

One cannot mention the shambling undead without invoking the name of Resident Evil. While they were not the first to bring zombies to the console, they practically perfected it with limited ammo, a restless army of the undead, and the kind of atmosphere you can’t seem to shake even after you put the controller down. For our love of zombies, we have to the Resident Evil series much of the credit for keeping this genre alive.

Resident Evil 4 took the series in a new direction by bringing back some old faces and the ability to really look around your environment. With Leon at our side and the president’s daughter cowering in a nearby bin, we quickly learned that fear often comes in the form of a massive tentacle sprouting out of someone’s head after you perform a killing shot. The idea of one zombie slowly approaching you from down the hallway gives way to a whole mob surrounding you, closing off every exit, and making every bullet count as you try to find someway to escape.

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

Valve took the zombie genre out of the slow plodding era of Romero and gave it the 28 Days Later treatment with the original Left 4 Dead. The second iteration of the series gave us a new cast, new location, as well as new special zombies to spit, lick, and ride you around into the oncoming horde of hungry zombies. Through five campaigns, you work your way through swamps and the last remnants of humanity as you try to escape.

I think it was Sun Tzu who said that you must know your enemy as well as you knows yourself. Luckily in Left 4 Dead 2’s versus mode, you can do just that by taking on the role of the zombie, planning your great attacks, and exploding into a heap of bile and guts as soon as that shotgun blast hits you square in the chest. Heaven help us if zombies actually started strategizing and communicating with each other. Thank goodness we still have shotguns.

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Plants Vs. Zombies

Don’t be fooled by their cute little faces and the ability to take everyday objects like traffic cones and screen doors for protection. They are vicious and terrible zombies, who are looking to leap, dig, swim, and dance into your house and eat your brains. But you have plants that spit peas and other projectiles at the shambling horde. Plants Vs. Zombies takes the defense tower mechanics of other games, streamlines the process, and pits you against an all-consuming army of the undead.

Easy to pick up and hard to put down, Plants Vs. Zombies has found its way onto just about every known console and handheld device. The addictive quality of getting a new plant and taking on an earlier level with better results will you up well into the night. While the resource management system does little to train you for a real zombie attack, you can always try to remember the ending theme music while one of the undead starts to chow down on your colon.

The walking dead

The Walking Dead

The season isn’t even over and the developers over at Telltale Games already have a hit on their hands with this point-and-click game mixed with a little action for the console crowd. The Walking Dead puts you into the shoes of Lee Everett, a man with a shady past and a chance for redemption when he meets Clementine, a little girl whose family might not have made it after the walkers attacked.

The real core of the game may just be the interaction between you and the other people you meet along the way. Help someone out and they’ll remember it. Get caught in a lie and they won’t let you soon forget about it. The game will have you walking along a razor edge as you trying to keep your past a secret and your young companion alive throughout the five episodes. With only the third episode hitting online, you still have time to catch up with one of the best zombie stories to hit the digital medium in a long time.

The Verdict: Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Pack

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

There really need to be more zombies in the Wild West. If anything, Red Dead Redemption proved that the audience isn’t afraid of a little dust as they ride off into the sunset or sling a six-shooter around. All you need to do is add the undead and you get on of the best little DLC spin-offs to ever hit the consoles.

The story takes place right outside of the world of Red Dead, but you’ll see plenty of familiar faces as you try to put do the undying terror that will follow you from one end of the map to the next. Line up the shot and put it right between the eyes as you take on whole towns of the undead as well as undead bears looking for a little human flesh. It also helps that you can hunt down Bigfoot and ride a flaming warhorse that sets everything around it on fire. Now that’s what I call an adventure.

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