The term “zombie games” refers to video games in which players must fight off or survive zombies. Zombies are fictional creatures that are frequently depicted as reanimated corpses. Their sluggish, shuffled gait and terrifying desire for human brains are their distinguishing characteristics. You assume a part of a making a good attempt individual to get by in a zombie-plagued climate. Your primary objective is to survive and fight off the zombies. It’s possible that you’ll need to use a variety of tactical weapons, such as guns or melee weapons, to defend yourself against these zombies. You might even be able to fight the undead with other gamers on occasion.
Nowadays, there are tons of zombie games for PC, and to be honest, it’s really hard to find a good game. Zombies are kind of cliche, with the thematics being sometimes overused. When you think about zombie games, you usually think about hordes of zombies attacking and outnumbering you, and you may be right. Today, we are going to take a look at some of the best games you can play on your beloved PC. Strap yourself and let’s disembowel some zombies, shall we? 22 best zombie PC games are below.
1. Dying Light
What’s more badass than an open-world game featuring zombies? Oh, I guess nothing! Dying Light was released in 2015 and it’s easily the best zombie game for me. Dying Light will teach you how brutal zombies really are, as it’s a serious game, following a story of our protagonist Kyle Crane. This isn’t just another zombie slasher, but a game that has its own compelling story, amazing character, and beautiful visuals.
Furthermore, the world in this game is amazing and allows for parkouring, as well as using vehicles to traverse the cities and areas. The night is the most dangerous, being a time when the zombies are most aggressive. You can play alone or call your friend to join you in a co-op adventure.
- Open-world game with a compelling story
- Parkouring and vehicle traversal
- Day and night cycle with more aggressive zombies at night
- Co-op multiplayer option
2. Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2 isn’t the newest PC game, but hey, Valve did a pretty good job of making this game popular and up-to-par with the modern giants. Basically, it’s a multiplayer game for PC that focuses on co-op play where you’ll fight against the hordes of zombies with your buddies. This simplistic style of gameplay works wonders and offers a lot of fun, especially when you form a group of four players and go on a killing spree. Whatever you decide, Left 4 Dead 2 will ALWAYS be a challenging and unique experience, which grants fun and replayability value.
- Multiplayer co-op gameplay
- Intense zombie slaying action
- Challenging and unique experience
- Fun and replayability value
DayZ is a game which is still in an early access phase, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. When you put aside some performance issues, occasional glitches, and poor optimization, DayZ has much to offer. Basically, this game is an open-world survival game on PC in which you fight, craft, search for loot in order to survive another day. It’s a pretty smart game in a way that you can’t just go guns blazing or rushing, but think one step in advance to be able to survive. It’s a multiplayer game, so get some friends and have fun.
- Open-world survival game
- Fight, craft, and scavenge for loot
- Multiplayer gameplay
- Focus on strategy and survival
4. Dead Rising 4
Dead Rising series is almost unmatched when it comes to zombies. While Dead Rising 3 was a bit hit and miss, Dead Rising 4 manages to bring back some great memories. Feature-wise, nothing has changed significantly, and the developers worked more on the game’s optimization and fluidity. This means that you can now play Dead Rising 4 at higher framerates and enjoy only the pure quality of this zombie game. It’s a stereotypical zombie game where you fight against the hordes of zombies, but hey… it’s fun, and that’s great!
- Fighting hordes of zombies
- Improved optimization and fluidity
- Fun and entertaining gameplay
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops
Not only that Call of Duty: Black Ops is one of the best games in Call of Duty franchise, but it actually has a quite cool zombie mode. If you decide to play the singleplayer campaign first (which I STRONGLY suggest), you’ll be greeted with a compelling and immersive experience. The multiplayer here is also great, but zombies are amazing.
You can now play with your friends and defend your shelter against hordes of zombies. Usually, you are in a house where the zombies are breaking through, so you can either rely on your weaponry or patch the broken windows and doors. It’s deadly simple, yet very precise in its execution.
- Compelling single-player campaign
- Zombie mode for co-op gameplay
- Defend against waves of zombies
- Simple yet precise execution
6. Zombie Army Trilogy
Zombie Army Trilogy is a complete pack of three great zombie games for PC. So, wait, you can get three games at a price of single? Yes! It’s a cult horror game that gives you some guns to shoot Nazi zombies and send them back from where they came from. This is a third-person shooter which features a lot of intense and heart-pounding action, leaving you with a very sweet taste in your mouth. You can play it alone, but I suggest playing it co-op and celebrate some great zombie killing.
- Three games in one pack
- Third-person shooter with intense action
- Co-op gameplay for zombie killing fun
7. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Nowadays, PC horror games aren’t that big deal, it seems. I mean, there are tons of horror games out there, but they are either walking simulators or just too boring to be the real HORROR. But, let me tell you about Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. This game will scare the shit out of you, with its setting, gameplay and nice visuals and sound design. It’s all about impending doom here, and although the game doesn’t really give you that much jumpscares, it manages to be spooky only with the environment alone. It’s very claustrophobic and intense experience which will get your heart pounding like never before!
- Scary and intense horror experience
- Impending doom atmosphere
- Claustrophobic and immersive gameplay
8. State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2 is a nice upcoming game, which of course, features some zombies! As its name says, in State of Decay 2, everything is gone to shit, and your task is to survive after all these months of zombie outbreaks. As with every zombie game, you’ll gather a few survivors and scavenge for food and material in order to maybe live another day. Furthermore, State of Decay 2 isn’t a boring point-and-click game but features a real third-person action and some heart-pounding moments. All in all, a nice zombie game.
- Open-world survival game
- Gather survivors and scavenge for resources
- Third-person action gameplay
9. Resident Evil 2 Remake
Resident Evil 2 Remake is an OG must-play if you like old-school horror games. As a result of a comprehensive overhaul of its smooth gameplay and lovely graphics, the iconic Resident Evil 2 now has an even more modern appearance. You can explore to attempt and live in either as Claire Redfield or Leon S. Kennedy in Raccoon City, a crowded city fully filled with zombies. Interesting, isn’t it?
The survival horrors and action sections of the game work well together to keep you interested as you explore ominous or dark, sinister environments. Resident Evil 2 Remake is a really true masterpiece in the zombie games genre because of its dramatic atmosphere, captivating story, and challenging gameplay.
- Overhauled gameplay and graphics
- Explore Raccoon City filled with zombies
- Survival horror and action elements
Battle royale genre is exploding these days, especially because of the games like Fortnite and PUBG. However, we have one relatively forgotten game here, and it’s no other than H1Z1. H1Z1 is a game about survival in a harsh open world against the other players. As you can probably guess, there isn’t a singleplayer component, so you are only left with a very good multiplayer component as you search for the means to survive. Once you are parachuted into the game, it’s all up to you; will you live up to your expectations? Find out in H1Z1.
- Multiplayer battle royale survival game
- Search for means to survive in an open world
- Parachute into the game and fight against other players
11. Killing Floor 2
Killing Floor 2 is a superior zombie game that once again pushes the limits of this genre. While zombie games aren’t a distinctive genre, those games are awesome, especially this one. To put it simply, Killing Floor 2 is a satisfying zombie shooter that’s all about that multiplayer carnage and online matches. You can use various weapons to dispatch your enemies, but also the other players, as the game offers Versus Survival Mode, where even YOU can become a zombie! Jump in and let your zombie killing talent shine!
- Multiplayer zombie shooter
- Versus Survival Mode allows players to become zombies
- Various weapons and intense carnage
12. Dead Island: Riptide
We begin the second half of our list with the great Dead Island game. Many say that this game is boring, uninspired and half-ass, but don’t listen to the naysayers. If you are a true zombie fan, Dead Island: Riptide should be pretty good for you. A huge open world, lots of melee combat and colorful environment are something you can expect from the game. Furthermore, Dead Island offers a co-op mode, so you can now smash some zombie heads with your friends. Bring it on, brothers!
- Open-world game with melee combat
- Colorful environment and co-op mode
- Smash zombie heads with friends
13. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Even as a kid, you’ve probably heard about scary zombie stories, but wait ’till you see how scary the plants are! Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is here to tell you how those annoying zombies can be obliterated by the plants. This cartoonish-looking game is not to be overlooked. It lets you participate in some epic battles between plants and zombies, and defend your territory from the monsters. You can use many weapons and tactics at your disposal, granting a certain amount of freedom in the game. Remember; in war, there is no law!
- Epic battles between plants and zombies
- Cartoonish graphics with weapons and tactics
- Defend your territory from the zombies
14. Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3 is the finest example of survival horror game. I’m very sorry that Visceral Games are closed, but I’m very glad that they left us with the greatest horror franchise. Dead Space 3 is the latest game in the series, and this one brings it to a complete maximum. The third-person shooting wasn’t this immersive and intense… well, for quite some time. It relies on jaw-dropping action moments, putting aside the horror elements, although they are still prominent. Nevertheless, Dead Space 3 should be enough satisfaction for your horror senses.
- Survival horror game with intense action
- Immersive third-person shooting gameplay
- Intense and challenging horror elements
15. 7 Days to Die
Another early access game is 7 Days to Die. From the previous experience, you might think that the game is in a pretty bad state, but that’s where you’re wrong. 7 Days to Die kicks you straight into the open world where civilization met its demise. The post-apocalyptic setting, great first-person shooting, role-playing elements and some tower defense here and there is what should be expected from this game. Enjoy a great melee and arms combat with your friends and be sure to kill every living zombie being on the planet.
- Open-world post-apocalyptic setting
- First-person shooting and role-playing elements
- Tower defense mechanics and multiplayer support
16. Return to Castle Wolfenstein
If you don’t remember this game, then you probably weren’t born at the time. Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a legendary WW2 game for PC that puts you in a role of B.J Blazkowicz, as you try to push back the German resistance and win the goddamn war! However, Return to Castle Wolfenstein is an excellent zombie game, introducing some mind-boggling zombie levels that will drive the fear directly in your bones. It’s a pretty old game, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad! In fact, Return to Castle Wolfenstein features an amazing multiplayer that’s been played for quite some time.
- Legendary WW2 game with zombie levels
- Intense multiplayer gameplay
17. How to Survive 2
How to Survive 2 is a game about… well, surviving! But, this game isn’t about pure survival as it features a lot of zombie killing and resource management. The game is set in Louisiana and lets you play either with your friends or go solo, which is a balls-to-the-wall method. How to Survive 2 is very fun when played with friends, so you can much easier craft shelter, weaponry, tools and gather water and shelter. The zombies are pretty hungry here and staying in one piece is your best bet!
- Survive in a Louisiana setting with friends
- Resource management and zombie killing
- Fun when played cooperatively
18. Zombie Shooter
Do you remember that fantastic Alien Shooter game? That’s still an awesome alien game, but we are going to take a look at the Zombie Shooter. So, what we can expect from this clone? Well, the same top-down camera and almost the same gameplay concept. You travel through the various section of the levels, killing and destroying every single zombie that you encounter. Is it simple enough for you? Keep the answer for yourself, and try this immersive game.
- Top-down shooter with zombie killing
- Similar gameplay concept to Alien Shooter
If you’ve made near the end of our list, I’m going to reward you with this free PC game. Its name is Unturned and yeah, thank me later! Due to its cartoonish graphics, Unturned may be a great PC game for kids, but the adults can play it too. Simply, this game is about team play and working with your friends in order to stay alive. Should you decide to go alone and be a hero, you’ll probably suffer the consequences. It’s unforgiving, yet highly rewarding experience.
- Free multiplayer survival game
- Team play and working together to survive
20. The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is a game for the fans of the series. If you’ve watched the series, then you know what to expect from it. A very emotional story, jaw-dropping voice acting, and some amazing storytelling. However, this isn’t an action game, since it belongs to Telltale Games, which is known to produce some of the best point-and-click games. Here, the focus is on story and characters, and that’s is exactly what we need from this type of game.
- Story-driven game based on the series
- Emotional storytelling and voice acting
- Focus on characters and narrative
21. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Back in 1989, a massive explosion of a nuclear power plant happened near Pripyat, wiping almost every sign of life in that area. Well, if you’ve heard about this disaster, you may want to check S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. This game is made by a Ukrainian team GSC Game World and who can better make such game than Ukrainians themselves? It’s an open-world role-playing game and its atmosphere is one of the best I’ve ever seen in the game. It will suck you in the moment you start playing and won’t let you even after you finish it; it’s that great!
- Open-world role-playing game set in a post-nuclear disaster area
- Atmospheric and immersive gameplay
22. The Last of Us Part II
The Last of Us Part II earns recognition and acclaim for its compelling storyline and horrific or scary encounters with infected creatures, despite from the fact that it isn’t just a standard zombie game. The game depicts Ellie’s quest for vengeance in a harsh and brutal post-apocalyptic world where people with fungal illnesses live. The Last of Us Part II offers us an unmatched gaming and a narrative experience that combines fascinating gameplay with breathtaking and mesmerizing visuals. The game also portrays the horrors of a world overtaken by nasty bad people and zombies, pushing the limits of video game storytelling.
- The compelling storyline in a post-apocalyptic world
- Emotional and character-driven narrative
- Intense stealth and action gameplay
- Stunning graphics and immersive environments