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The Best Zombie Games on PS4


Zombies. You just can’t escape them.

Whether you call ’em zombies, walkers, creepers, dead ones, freakers or lamebrains, the living dead are everywhere. At least in popular culture, anyway (for now, at least). Thanks in part to the continued success of The Walking Dead there’s no escaping hordes of the undead on our TV screens, and that’s extended into our favourite video games too.

There are no genres safe from the zombie epidemic. Though, to be honest, there’s nothing finer than bashing your way through a horde of rotting fleshbags like some kind of blood-soaked superhero. Be it your fists, a modified weapon or a sniper rifle, video games offer us a great range of ways to fight against the undead. Fancy getting in on the action? Here are some of the best zombie games on PS4.

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Days Gone

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PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone sees you in the shoes of Deacon, a biker surviving in the zombie apocalypse. Sorry, not zombies – Days Gone‘s particular brand of the undead has you calling them freakers. They’re not the undead per se; rather, living people who’ve contracted a devastating virus. They still chase after you and hunger after your flesh, though.

An epic open world adventure, Days Gone is about much more than killing zombies. There are people to wage war against too, and a lovely 30-hour narrative to contend with. But the killing freaker parts are where the most fun is to be had – especially when it involves coming across massive hordes of them. No other zombie game will pit you against so many at once, and it’s spectacular.

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The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II

Arguably one of the best games ever released on a PlayStation console, The Last of Us takes a much more grounded and somewhat realistic approach to the zombie apocalypse. It’s set in the near future where a virus known as cordyceps has claimed the lives of a large amount of the population, turning people into flesh-hungry monsters. We’d recommend playing the first game before diving into The Last of Us Part II, but you’re in for two of the best zombie games on PS4 – and best game experience of all time.

The Last of Us Part II puts you in control of Ellie, now older and more hardy than the young girl she was in the first game. She’s out on a mission of revenge, so expect a lot of blood and guts to go flying. The game is equal parts storytelling, stealth and action, with heart-wrenching scenes woven perfectly between tense moments of sneaking and violent, bloody combat. If you own a PlayStation 4 and somehow haven’t played The Last of Us Part II yet, this is the one zombie game that definitely needs to make it into your collection.

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World War Z

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Rivalled only by Days Gone in the sheer amount of number of zombies a single game can throw at you, World War Z takes a multiplayer approach to the zombie genre. By teaming up with up to three other players, you’ll work your way through a series of levels, killing a lot of zombies as you go.

If you’ve ever played Left 4 Dead, then you know exactly what to expect – World War Z follows the formula to an exact science, just with some cleaner modern visuals. And perhaps more zombies. There’s nothing as freaky as seeing a horde of the undead start clambering up each other in order to climb over a wall. And unlike the traditional zombie, World War Z‘s rendition of them move damn fast. It’s not a game to stand still long in; World War Z is all about moving quickly and firing off a lot of shots. Don’t let the multiplayer element put you off too much; this is one fun zombie game.

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Resident Evil 2

There’s quite a lot more to the 2019 remake of Resident Evil 2 than simply being a zombie game, but that’s the crux of it. Playing as either Leon or Claire, you’ll find yourself battling your way through Raccoon City Police Department and a host of other locales, facing grotesque undead foes as you go.

True horror is the recipe of the day in Resident Evil 2. It’s less about battling through hordes of zombies as it is about carefully sneaking past freaky enemies. It’s tense, it’s terrifying, and it’s all the more brilliant because of it. We’re not sure exactly if Mr X counts as a zombie, but we’re not here to argue semantics. He isn’t fully human anyway, put it that way. And if he’s chasing after you, you better just run.

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Zombie Army 4: Dead War

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Rebellion’s Zombie Army Trilogy was great. But its follow up, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, is even better. It looks a hell of a lot nicer for one, but also, the gameplay has been dramatically improved, too. You’re still making your way through levels, fighting hordes of zombies as you go, but there’s more variety in the environments and action. It makes for a rollercoaster ride.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War‘s campaign, which can be played solo or in online co-op, is quite lengthy. When you’re done, you’re likely to return to it too, as there are many ways to spice up the action on your second or even third playthrough. And then there’s horde mode to go at, which is just pure action. Needless to say, if you’re after the best zombie games on PS4, Zombie Army 4: Dead War is certainly one of them.

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Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition

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Originally released many moons ago on PlayStation 3, top-down zombie shooter Dead Nation may not have the scare factor of some other zombie apocalypse games, but that doesn’t make it any less brilliant. Developed by Housemarque, Dead Nation is full-on, gun-toting madness – and it’s impossible not to love. Don’t let its age put you off – Dead Nation‘s action is timeless, and it’s just as enjoyable now as it was when it first released nine years ago.

Putting you in the shoes of a hardened survivor, Dead Nation is a level-based affair that starts out with a simple trip to gather supplies but ends up being an epic journey to save humanity (well, it is a video game after all). It may tell a story, but it’s the sheer action of the gameplay that makes Dead Nation such an addictive zombie game.

Telltale’s The Walking Dead

It may be based on the comic of the same name that spawned the successful TV programme, but Telltale’s The Walking Dead series isn’t quite as action-packed as Rick Grimes’ own fight against walkers. Instead, the game is a slower-paced narrative-driven experience, exploring the relationships of survivors, centring around a young girl named Clementine.

The Walking Dead has just wrapped up its forth and final season (fifth if you count the Michonne spin-off), so there’s an entire series of zombie-filled adventures to dip into if you’re yet to try out the grizzly cartoon-styled game. It might not be all balls-to-the-wall action, but Telltale’s episodic adventure still has plenty of moments where you’re wrangling with zombies. The series can be bought separately, or you can buy The Walking Dead Collection that contains seasons one to three. A complete collection will be released in September. The Walking Dead is an essential title to add to any zombie game collection on PS4.

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Zombie Driver: Immortal Edition

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Zombie Driver: Immortal Edition is a little different from all the rest of the games on this list. You see, you’ll never find yourself going against hordes on zombies on foot. Instead, you’ll always be behind the wheel of a vehicle.

In Zombie Driver: Immortal Edition you’re trapped in a city overrun with zombies. Jump into Story Mode you’re tasked with completing objectives in over 30 missions, unlocking new vehicles to use and earning the cash needed to upgrade them, and your weapons, as you go. That’s not all there is to it, however; there’s also a Blood Race Mode and a Slaughter Mode to tackle.

It’s a formidable package overall, allowing you to have fun completing objectives in a fairly large city, race until your heart’s content, or simply massacre zombies in small arenas. And whichever you choose, you’re sure to have loads of fun. If you’re after the best zombie games on PS4, be sure to give Zombie Driver: Immortal Edition your attention.

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Onee Chanbara Origin

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Want to slice and dice zombies en masse with a samurai sword? You better invest in Onee Chanbara Origin.

A series that’s been running since the PS2-era, Onee Chanbara Origin is a remake of the first couple of entries combined into one. It’s still a little on the short side, however, with its story mode lasting just over a handful of hours for a single playthrough. An Infinite Survival mode is also included though, and you might go back to play through the story again on one of multiple higher difficulty levels.

Combat is the biggest draw of Onee Chanbara Origin – it’s fast paced, bloody and brutal. Multiple characters eventually become available, each with their own set of weapons. You can power them up, RPG-style, as you play the game, too, and equip them with rings that alter their stats and offer other useful bonuses. Needless to say, if you’re after an old fashioned action game and love zombies, you can’t go wrong with Onee Chanbara Origin.

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Dead Island Definitive Collection

Originally released on last generation consoles, Dead Island and its sequel-of-sorts Dead Island Riptide were released on PlayStation 4 in the form of Dead Island Definitive Collection. If you’re not familiar with the games, they take a tropical island paradise and fill it with zombies. What more do you need to be completely sold on a concept?

While they may not be the most polished games from a technical point of view, there’s no disputing just how much fun both Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide are. Just how can you not like a game that lets you customise your own weapons so you can bash zombies’ heads in with poisonous baseball bats or slice them up with electrified swords? It’s gory, it’s over the top, and it’s hammy as hell – but it’s still somehow brilliant. If you were going to face the zombie apocalypse, it may as well be while enjoying a beach holiday, right? It may be a little rusty around the edges, but Dead Island is still one of the most fun zombie games on PS4.

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Dying Light

A massive open world adventure, Dying Light mixes zombie-bashing combat, freerunning, storytelling and plenty of action to create perhaps one of the most well-realised zombie games on PS4. The game centres around Kyle Crane; an agent sent to investigate a quarantine zone in the foreign city of Harran. It doesn’t take him long to realise why it’s been quarantined: zombies. So many zombies.

Dying Light features a day and night cycle – and if you thought zombies were scary enough in the daylight, you’ve got another thing coming when you meet them under the shroud of darkness. Since its initial release in 2015, Dying Light has been massively improved and expanded upon, with The Following – Enhanced Edition adding big improvements to gameplay as well as an extensive amount of DLC. It may be a few years old by now, but it’s still one of the best zombie games available on PS4.

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Originally released as ZombiU, an exclusive launch title on Nintendo’s ill-fated Wii U, Ubisoft’s Zombi eventually released on other formats after dropping the ‘U’ in its title. Set in an alternative reality where London is facing a zombie apocalypse, Zombi is a first-person survival horror with plenty of gruesome and terrifying moments.

Unlike most other zombie games however, Zombi has an interesting permadeath mechanic: get bitten, and that’s your character gone for good. Thankfully, you get to pick up where you left off as another random survivor; your previous character now a zombie you must defeat if you want to get your equipment back. It’s Dark Souls meets zombies, and we love it.

Zombi isn’t the most polished of zombie games available on PS4, but London makes a great apocalyptic backdrop, and although it may get a bit repetitive, there’s plenty of zombie-bashing action to be had.

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Dead Rising Triple Pack

The initial adventure of Frank West, photojournalist caught up in the middle of a zombie outbreak, Dead Rising originally released on Xbox One back in 2006. More recently it’s been remastered (a bit) and re-released though, along with the sequel Dead Rising 2, and its spin-off, Off the Record, as the Dead Rising Triple Pack.

Taking place in Willamette Parkview Mall, Dead Rising places you in the shoes of Frank West with the task of investigating just what the hell is going on – which, in Frank’s case, means taking some photos and battling his way through zombie shoppers en masse. Dead Rising 2 on the other hand, picks up some years after the zombie outbreak began, and follows protagonist Chuck Green on a mission to find some Zombrex (anti-zombie medication, obviously) in order to protect his young daughter. Off The Record retells the story of Dead Rising 2 but from the perspective of Frank West – because people liked him better, apparently.

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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Are your enemies in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard zombies? It’s debatable, but all we know for sure is that it’s a bloody good game. Mixing up the series’ formula by making you play from a first-person viewpoint, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard puts you closer to the action than ever. You’ve headed into an eerie and isolated house searching for your wife, and you soon discover that things are very wrong indeed.

Leaning on classic horror movies, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard throws terror at you left, right and centre. There’s a little bit of Evil Dead in there, some Texas Chainsaw Massacre; it keeps you your toes and on the edge of your seat. If you’ve got a PSVR headset, you can even play the entire game in VR, which truly is horrifying. It may not be your typical zombie game, but Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is still well worth a play.

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Killing Floor 2

A wave-based online shooter, Killing Floor 2 has just one goal: kill everything in sight. It’s high-octane action in this kill-or-be-killed shooter, and it’s a hell of a lot of fun.

While Killing Floor 2 is best played with others, you can tackle it by yourself if you want. There are a variety of environments to choose from; each one provides a unique battleground in which to down as many zombies as you can. Killing Floor 2‘s enemies come in a variety of shapes and sizes, some posing a bigger threat than others. You’ll need to be quick on your feet and fast to react in order to survive; this isn’t a walk in the park. If you like your zombie games on PS4 grizzly and blood-soaked, then it doesn’t get much better than this.

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Arizona Sunshine

If you’ve got a PSVR headset and want to make use of it to do some serious zombie-killing, Arizona Sunshine is the game you need. Casting you as a lone survivor in a zombie apocalypse, you need to home in a promising radio signal. As such, it’s not the longest game in the world; but how long do you want to be wearing a sweaty VR headset for, anyway?

Taking place in the Arizona sun (hence the title), Arizona Sunshine benefits from its unusual setting. The zombie action is what you’d expect though; groans, hordes, and lots of killing while trying not to get swamped. Ultimately, it’s not the prettiest of games, and you need a couple of move controllers to get the most out of it, but if you’re after an immersive zombie survival experience like no other, Arizona Sunshine is the best on PS4 if you have a PSVR headset.

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Corridor Z

When there’s an outbreak of zombies, is there anywhere worse to be stuck than your school? That’s the basic premise of Corridor Z, a simple but addictive endless runner that sees you being chased by groups of flesh-hungry zombies. Corridor Z isn’t the most feature-packed of the zombie games on PS4, but its gameplay loop manages to be effectively entertaining.

Playing as one of a number of survivors, your task is simple; you simply need to break out of your safe room and run as far as you can. It won’t be as easy as it sounds though, since hordes of zombies will be chasing you all the way. Use your weapons, and the environment to slow them down and keep them at bay. There are some bosses to come up against too, giving you an even greater challenge. As you play you’ll unlock new weapons and skills to make your plight a little easier. You’ll eventually unlock new environments, too, so you don’t have to keep running down the same school corridors. It’s one of the best endless runners out there, and the threat of zombies chasing after you makes it all the more fun.

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Deadlight: Director’s Cut

Tequila Works’ Deadlight was originally released on PC and Xbox 360 back in 2012, but 2016 saw the release of the Director’s Cut version on PS4. It’s a side-scrolling action platformer that puts you in the shoes of Randall Wayne, a park ranger in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. He’s hoping to reunite with his wife and child – but that’s easier said than done.

Deadlight is about as visceral and emotionally charged as a platform game can ever get, but its gameplay is key – plenty of environmental puzzles and platforming obstacles are thrown in at every turn to ensure Deadlight is as engaging as it is raw. And, of course, there are plenty of zombies to shoot and hack at, too.

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