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Top Zombie Games for the PC

List of 10 great zombie themed video games for the PC

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Over the past few years Zombie themed video games have really taken off in popularity and has partially fueled the success of other zombie themed entertainment such as the hit TV series and graphic novels The Walking Dead and books such as The Passage. With this popularity comes more games, my list of the Top Zombie Games for the PC contains 10 great games and should help you filter through the many zombie infused games that are available.

1. Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 PC Box Art
§ Valve
Release Date: Oct 17, 2009
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Survival Horror, Zombie
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Multiplayer Co-Op
Game Series: Left 4 Dead
There's nothing quite like a gaming giving you that frantic feeling of running for your life from zombies hungry for human flesh. That's exactly what the top zombie based video game does. In Left 4 Dead 2, players take on the role of one of four "survivors" of an epic pandemic that has transformed the vast majority of humans into zombies. They'll make their way through five campaigns across the South, fighting off hordes of relentless zombies as they try to make it to safe-houses. In addition to the five campaigns there are two DLCs called The Passing and The Sacrifice which tie in the story line from Left 4 Dead. A third DLC is called Cold Steam which adds all of the original Left 4 Dead Maps to Left 4 Dead 2.
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2. Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies

Call of Duty Black Ops Box
§ Activision
Release Date: Nov 9, 2010
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Zombies, Modern Military
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Multiplayer Co-Op
Game Series: Call of Duty Zombies
You know you have something special when people buy your game specifically for the mini game that's included along with the full version. Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies started off as a small mini-game that is included in the Call of Duty Black Ops multiplayer. In it players take on the role of one of the major historical figures during the 1960s, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Robert McNamara, or Fidel Castro as they fight off an endless onslaught of Zombies at the pentagon. Each of the three DLCs for Call of Duty Black Ops features a new Zombies map; Ascension, Shangri-La and Call of the Dead, which features the characters of Danny Trejo, Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooker, and George A Romero. Call of Duty Black Ops also includes another zombie filled mini game called Dead Ops Arcade.
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3. Dead Space 2

Dead Space 2 Box
§ Electronic Arts
Release Date: Jan 25, 2011
Genre: Action, Third Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi, Survival Horror
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Dead Space
Dead Space 2 takes the zombie fight to space as players take on the role of protagonist Isaac Clarke as they try to escape the space station named the Sprawl after it has been overrun by Necromorphs. In the Dead Space series, Necromorphs are creatures/organisms that take control of dead humans, much like a traditional zombie infection. Dead Space 2 contains both a single player campaign story mode as well as a multiplayer mode in which two four player teams play agaisnt each other with one team controlling humans and the other Necromorphs.
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4. Dead Island

Dead Island Box Art
© Deep Silver
Release Date: Sep 6, 2011
Genre: Action RPG
Theme: Survival Horror, Zombies
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Dead Island is set on a fictional tropical island resort in the South Pacific named Banoi, players take on the role of one of four characters at the island's large hotel as they are awakened by and evacuation order. They soon learn that the island has been overrun by zombies and must work together as they try to survive and escape the hotel alive. Dead Island has one main DLC that was released called Ryder White which allows players to experience the back story to the game's main antagonist, Ryder White.
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5. Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 Box Art
§ Capcom
Release Date: Sep 15, 2009
Genre: Action, Third Person Shooter
Theme: Survival Horror, Modern Military, Zombies
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Resident Evil
Resident Evil 5 takes place in a fictionalized region of Africa as players take control of Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar as they try to capture arms dealer Ricardo Irving. In their search for Irving they encounter something unexpected, the local residents have been infected with a parasite that ahs turned them into zombies know as the Majini. Player must fight off both zombies and local fighters in their search for Irving.
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6. Left 4 Dead

§ Valve
Release Date: Oct 18, 2008
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Survival Horror, Zombies
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Multiplayer Co-Op
Game Series: Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead is where the co-op multiplayer zombie madness took off. In it players team up team up to control one of four survivors 4 survivors as they try to make their way to the safe house or as one of four zombies who tried to stop the survivors at all cost.
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7. Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising 2 Box
§ Capcom
Release Date: Sep 28, 2010
Genre: Action Adventure
Theme: Survival Horror, Zombies
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Dead Rising
Dead Rising 2 takes a somewhat comedic approach to the zombie themed horror games. Players will take on the role of professional motocross champion Chuck Greene as he is forced to fight zombies for cash to buy medicine that prevents him from becoming a zombie himself. In Dead Rising 2 players will face literally thousands of zombies on screen and be able to create their own unique weapons by collecting items throughout the game.
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8. Burn Zombie Burn!

Burn Zombie Burn!
§ Doublesix
Release Date: Aug 12, 2010
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Survival Horror, Zombies
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Burn Zombie Burn is a action shooter game that has a fairly simple objective, kill as many zombies as possible before they kill you. Players take on the role of Bruce in this arena style shooter that sees them havint to fight off an endless onslaught of zombies. As the title suggests the method for killing zombies is by setting them on fire. Burn Zombie Burn! includes four game modes Freeplay, Defense, Timed and Challenges, with each having unlockable levels.

9. Call of Duty World At War Zombies

§ Activision
Release Date: Nov 11, 2008
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: World War II, Zombies
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Multiplayer
Game Series: Call of Duty Zombies
Call of Duty World at War Zombies was the first Call of Duty zombie mini game, it features 1 to 4 players fighting a never ending waves of Nazi zombies. Game play is fairly simple, shoot as many zombies as you can and keep them out by repairing boarded up windows that the zombies are trying to tear down. A new zombie map is included in each of the three DLCs released for Call of Duty World at War.
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10. Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

Release Date: Nov 21, 2005
Genre: Action, Third Person
Theme: Survival Horror, Zombies
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Wolfenstein
Created before the zombie fad had really taken off, Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse, players take on the role of Stubbs the zombie with the primary objective being to eat as many human brains as possible. Walking through the fictional town of Punchbowl Pennsylvania you will control Stubbs as he attacked and devours humans, converting them into zombies who fight alongside him.
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