If you’re after the best zombie games on PS5, we’ve got the list for you.
We don’t think we’ll ever grow tired of zombie games. The truth is, they’re very versatile as enemies. In some games they can be terrifying, shambling towards you as you struggle to put them down with your limited ammo. In other games they’re simply fodder, thrown at you in large numbers so you can just have fun cutting them down. Our list of the best zombie games on PS5 cover all of those.
Whether you’re into all-out horrors or action games where zombies are little more than a hindrance, you’ll find something to entertain yourself with here. So, scroll down the page and you’ll soon be knee deep in the undead. If our list of the best zombie games on PS5 isn’t enough for you, you’ll find more thanks to our list of the best zombie games on PS4, too. All of them are playable on PS5 thanks to backwards compatibility.
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1. Dead Island 2
We said it in our review and we’ll say it again: Dead Island 2 is the ultimate zombie game. After languishing in development hell for years, Dead Island 2 surprised us by not only being extremely fun to play, but also being extremely polished. Fight your way across LA, using melee weapons, guns and an assortment of curveballs to turn zombies into mush. Quite literally, thanks to the game’s revolutionary gore system. If you’re after the best zombie games on PS5, this is a must-play.
2. Resident Evil 2
Another must-play if you’re after the best zombie games on PS5, this remake of the classic Resident Evil 2 is absolutely phenomenal. The zombies here are to be feared, requiring precise shots to put them down for good. Not easy when there’s a horde of them. There are other enemies to watch out for, too, all creations of terrible experiments. Ultimately though, it’s the zombies that make us love Resident Evil 2.
3. Dead Space
Some might argue that the horrible monstrosities you’re up against in Dead Space aren’t zombies. They certainly don’t look like zombies in the traditional sense. They were once human though, and now they’re essentially dead. That makes them zombies to us. They’re terrifying, too, mutated to have blades for arms and a whole lot more. As far as action-horrors go, they don’t get much better than Dead Space. And this remake is superb.
4. The Last of Us Part 1
The Last of Us Part 1 is another game where you’re up against undead enemies that are never really classified as zombies. Instead they’re infected, and they come in multiple varieties depending on how long they’ve been afflicted. In any case, they’re all horrendously scary, from the fast-paced runners to the gargantuan bloaters. Zombies aren’t the only thing you have to worry about here, either; other survivors can be equally troublesome.
5. Dying Light 2
Yet another game where the developer doesn’t want you to think of your adversaries as zombies when they very clearly are, Dying Light 2 has a vast open world for you to explore. As Aiden Caldwell, Dying Light 2 has you fighting to find your sister in a post-apocalyptic world. And while there are zombies to dismember and human raiders to overcome, there’s another option: parkour. Race across rooftops, leap from car to car; your agility is your biggest asset.
6. World War Z: Aftermath Edition
Very much inspired by Left 4 Dead, World War Z: Aftermath is the game for zombie fans who also enjoy co-op action. Choose a class, customise your loadout, and then embark on missions set around the world. As you play you’ll earn experience, allowing you to unlock perks, weapon upgrades and more. There’s a horde mode, too, for when you just want to face off against waves of zombies without worrying about objectives and suchlike. When it comes to playing with friends, this is perhaps the best zombie game on PS5.
7. Back 4 Blood
Like World War Z: Aftermath above, Back 4 Blood is very much inspired by Left 4 Dead. In fact, it’s made by the same developer. Needless to say, this is the closest you can get to Left 4 Dead on PS5, asking players to team up and make their way across a number of maps while facing off against the undead. What makes things unique here though is a card system. Play cards from your deck, and no two games have to be the same. Neat.
If you’re after something a little bit different when it comes to zombie games on PS5, how about giving Deadcraft a go? An action RPG with survival elements, Deadcraft lets you choose whether to embellish your human or undead nature. The latter certainly comes in handy during combat, but makes you scary to normal folk. Ultimately you’ll need to strike a balance, while completing quests to progress the story and develop your character.
9. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution
If you have a PSVR 2 headset, you really ought to check out The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution if you’re after the best zombie games on PS5. This is a game that lets you immerse yourself in a zombie apocalypse like never before, with your actions recreated on screen with stunning accuracy. Even better, this is one of the best-looking games on PSVR 2. It’s a good idea to play the first chapter before jumping into this though, also available via PSVR 2. If you don’t, you might find yourself a bit lost.
10. Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded
Another brilliant zombie game on PS5 that you need a PSVR 2 headset to play, Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded is essentially an on-rails shooter with a fun sense of humour. Head out on missions and blast zombies left, right and centre. If you want to score big, however, you’ll need to look out for and shoot special objects in the environment, too. Whatever you do, just have fun. And it’s hard not to with this game.
11. The House of the Dead Remake
If you’ve ever been in an arcade, there’s a good chance you’ve at least seen a cabinet for The House of the Dead or one of its many sequels. A remake of the very first game is available on PS5, and while playing it with a light gun is pretty much out of the question, you can still have fun with a controller. It’s adrenaline-fuelled arcade action at its finest, and you can enjoy it alone or with others. What is there not to like?