The Best Zombie Games On PC In 2022

The Best Zombie Games On PC In 2022: Resident Evil, Call of Duty, Project Zomboid &…

What are the best zombie games on PC in 2022? You can hardly take a step on Steam without zombie games clutching at your ankle, so it’s a valid question. Don’t dismiss the entire genre just because there’s a load of brainless clones, though – below we have collected some of the best zombie games to shuffle their way onto PC.

The Best Zombie Games On PC In 2022

Resident Evil

No list of zombie games would be complete without Resident Evil. You might have been scared out of your wits by Resident Evil 7 in VR, or found yourself repeatedly returning to the action-packed classic that is Resi 4, but you will still find plenty of frights in the game where it all started. Without the unnecessary complications tacked on to future sequels, Resident Evil is one of the best horror games around.

Trapped in the famously labyrinthine Spencer Mansion, as Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, ravenous zombies and dangerous mutations lie behind every corner in Resident Evil, often obscured or blocked by inventive environmental puzzles. Fixed camera angles intensify the sensation of claustrophobia and your limited inventory keeps you feeling vulnerable.

Call of Duty

Honestly, you could elect any of Treyarch’s Call of Duty games to this list, because their zombie horde modes are the best around. Black Ops 4 had a very good zombies mode, however, the reason we’ve singled out Black Ops Cold War because it is a nice entry point for those who’ve not played zombies mode, and is an excellent FPS game overall.

It also has a fresh story, great tutorials, easter eggs galore, and the original map is much easier for the classic survival modes. There’s still tons to sink your teeth into and the reception from those who have played it has been more positive than prior instalments.

Project Zomboid

“This is the story of how you died.” The famous first words of an isometric sandbox survival game that’s been around in various guises nearly as long as Minecraft. But hitting version 1.0 in 2021 gave Project Zomboid, at long last, a sense of polish and user-friendliness to match its longstanding depth and tweakability.

Looking like an undead-filled early ‘90s DOS game akin to Syndicate or UFO: Enemy Unknown, it has retro appeal to spare, but its borne out of necessity more than anything: its indie development team pack the world with variation and interactivity. Doing that in a game that looks like an Unreal Engine demo just wasn’t feasible, so it’s a happy accident that we get to enjoy the zombie invasion from a different perspective, one that lends its own atmosphere in a genre stuffed with similar titles.

Back 4 Blood

Was Valve ever on a roll back in the 2000s. “Oh, this? Just Half-Life 2. Yeah, it’s pretty great. Then we’ll probably release three generational games all at once, redefine indie gaming… oh, and we’ve got a co-op shooter about zombies that will change everything.”

Left 4 Dead would not be copied anything like as much as it should have been in the years after release. In fact it wasn’t until well into the 2010s that we became spoiled for choice in co-op shooters, and even now as spiritual threequel Back 4 Blood from original developer Turtle Rock arrives, it doesn’t have many direct rivals. The big difference now is modifier cards, which take the idea of the AI director from the original (that theoretical, invisible force who set hordes and specials on you at the most inopportune times) and find new ways to make you uncomfortable and disoriented, desperate in a fight for survival at nearly all times.

World War Z

No one part of World War Z is all that impressive on its own, but if you’re looking for a way to mow down hundreds, no, thousands of zombies with a group of friends or strangers, there’s no better game for you. It’s loosely based on the 2013 Brad Pitt movie (which was even more loosely based on a 2006 novel), but that’s mostly excuse to repurpose the one memorable thing about the film: humongous hordes of zombies that rush through streets and crash around corners like a river through a broken dam.

It clearly takes some cues from the Left 4 Dead franchise (RIP) but adds in some modern gaming standbys like selectable classes with persistent progression. You could play as a Slasher who gets extra health from taking out enemies in quick succession, a Fixer who lays down traps to secure areas, or one of four other classes. Whoever you decide to level up first, you’ll get to unload plenty of lead into moving walls of rotten flesh.

Dying Light: The Following

Running over zombies was never so much fun. As the DLC for the main game, Dying Light: The Following cuts out most of the parkour from the original and instead puts you behind the steering wheel in a swathe of almost-spotless countryside. Splatter zombies into chunks of gore as you speed across the fields and leave tyre-tracks in their guts as you take on daring jumps. Just be careful you don’t get a zombie head trapped in your windscreen wipers.

We don’t really have a zombie-driving game around at the moment, and The Following plugs this niche perfectly. There’s even a new, evolved (and much more deadly) version of the Volatiles, who are instant death if you encounter one either whilst in your buggy or sneaking around at night. Regardless, you’ll have to dodge them as you drive around investigating a cult who seem to be immune to the zombie virus. 

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Not quite a zombie game as much as your other standardized zombie games but still qualifies for the genre. Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl is the highly anticipated sequel to the original Stalker game. (Just in case you couldn’t tell already)

Recent changes to the name of the game in support of the recent conflict within Ukraine. The developers of Stalker have made the bold, respectful decision to change the spelling of Chernobyl in their title to the Ukrainian spelling of the area which is Chornobyl.

The Day Before

The Day Before: “You wake up alone in a world you no longer remember, setting out to find answers and the resources to survive.”

In the upcoming game, you will be thrown into a world that was taken over by the zombie infection. To survive, you have to deal will the infected by scavenging for supplies and taking shelter on abandoned houses and buildings. Zombies are not the only threat however, you will have to deal with other survivors competing for valuable resources.

Dead Matter

Dead Matter is a very pretty looking rogue-lite. Looking to bring new features to the genre with balanced survival mechanics while also providing a nice, challenging gameplay experience. This one is set to be a big hit when it releases sometime in 2022.

Any building you come across within the game can be claimed as a base of operations, but only as long as you can hold on to it. We’re personally really looking forward to this one, it has a serious amount of potential to be a huge Steam hit. We’ll see how this stacks up against all the other zombie games coming out in 2022.

What was the first ever zombie game?

The first videogame with zombies is Entombed, released for the Atari 2600 by US Games in 1982. The player stars as an archaeologist as they navigate a vertically scrolling maze (or catacombs), trying to avoid zombies or getting caught in a dead-end.

Is there a game where you play as a zombie?

In Stubbs the Zombie the player plays as a zombie, and the primary goal is to kill humans and devour their brains. Eating brains gives back a certain amount of lost health to the player as well as converting those humans into zombies, causing them to fight alongside the player.

What is the scariest type of zombie?

They are not indestructible like the Hunter but they are even scarier. They are like the velociraptors of necromorphs: very fast, deadly, and heart attack-inducing. They are another zombie breed that lets out a loud and shocking scream when they attack.

What zombie games are coming out 2022?

Let’s take a look at our top 10 new zombie games coming out in 2022!
Resident Evil RE:verse.
Projekt Z.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chornobyl.
The Day Before.
Dead Matter.
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