Sometimes they’re slow, sometimes they’re fast, sometimes they’re the magically risen dead, other times they’re infected, but they almost always come in a horde: hell yeah, they’re zombies, one of the best video game enemies ever. Love them or hate them, zombie video games aren’t slowing down. Here are the ones to keep an eye out for
1. Metal Gear Survive is an upcoming survival action-adventure game developed and published by Konami. It was the first Metal Gear game to be developed following Hideo Kojima‘s departure from Konami in late 2015 The game takes place in the time period between Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It will be released for for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in February 2018.
2. Hellraid is an upcoming video game in development by Techland. It was scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2015, but has been put on hold. The player will control Aiden (Nolan North), the last member of a cursed kin, who has formed an alliance with an old mage. Together, Aiden and the old mage must try to stop ‘the infernal forces
3. World War Z, the zombie apocalypse novel turned movie, is now becoming a video game. The game, simply titled World War Z, was revealed during today’s The Game Awards. Developed by Saber Interactive, the studio whose work includes shooters like Inversion, Timeshift and Quake Champions, World War Z is coming to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
4. The Walking Dead . Payday developer Overkill Software’s take on The Walking Dead franchise will hit consoles and PC in the fall of 2018, the company said in a new cinematic trailer. That new look at the game introduces us to Aidan, one of four playable characters coming to Overkill’s The Walking Dead.
5. Dead Matter . A True Sandbox survival horror. Players will fight to survive in a zombie-packed, post-apocalyptic world that fosters whichever play-style fits you best. Settle down and defend your home from outside threats with an expansive crafting and barricading system, cultivate and live off the land, or branch out, explore, and scavenge whatever vehicles, weapons, and food you may find in a zombie-plagued Alberta – alone, or with your friends.
6. Dead Island 2 is an upcoming action role-playing survival horror video game developed by Sumo Digital and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game was originally being developed by Yager Development, until Sumo Digital took over development in March 2016. It is the sequel to 2011 video game Dead Island and the third major installment in the Dead Island series. The game’s main storyline is set several months after the events of Dead Island and Escape Dead Island. Unlike its predecessors, which took place on islands as the titles state, Dead Island 2 takes place in various locations in California.
7. The Last of Us Part II – is an upcoming action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It was announced at the PlayStation Experience event in December 2016, and will serve as the sequel to 2013’s The Last of Us. story details are pretty sketchy at the moment. We know Ellie is seriously angry, we know she wants revenge, and it looks like Joel is back for the ride
8. Days Gone – is an upcoming action-adventure survival horror video game in development by SIE Bend Studio and to be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4 in 2018. Think The Walking Dead meets Sons of Anarchy and that’s very much the vibe of the opening gameplay trailer. You play as Deacon , a rebellious biker living in a post-apocalyptic world. It’s Sons of Anarchy meets The Walking Dead. Sony Bend has released two new trailers of the same section of the game around E3, showing how events may turn out differently according to what the player does, making this game look very intriguing indeed.
9. GTFO – is a terrifying 4 player co-op game for hardcore FPS players, brought to you by the game designer behind the Payday franchise,” the trailer’s description reads. “Players get to play as a team of scavengers, forced to explore and extract valuable artifacts from a vast underground complex that has been overrun by horrifying monsters. Gather weapons, tools and resources to help you survive — and work to unearth the answers about your past and how to escape. GTFO is set to be released 2018.”
10. Survive the Nights is a unique FPS survival game focusing on teamwork, fortification, creativity and strategy. Secure a structure or roam free, the choice is yours. Survive the Nights focuses on realistic survival, post zombie infestation. The game takes advantage of day and night cycles. Preparing during daylight hours when moving around the world is less risky. Make use of existing structures instead of building them. Play as a team to better your chances surviving each night.
Every structure on the island is enterable and fortifiable. There are currently over 400 structures on the island’s alpha build. Fell a tree (there are over 24 thousand) and produce logs. With the right tools in hand, you’ll be able to craft planks then all that’s needed is a hammer and a box of nails. Find lock hasps and combination locks to secure doors, cabinets, lock boxes and vehicles. Craft traps to keep players and zombies at bay.
11. State of Decay 2 is an upcoming survival video game developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft Studios. It is a sequel to the 2013 video game State of Decay. The game is scheduled to be released in 2018 for Windows and Xbox One . Build a lasting community, working with other players or solo to overcome challenges while exploring your own unique story in a world that remembers the choices you make,” said Undead Labs which is partnering with Microsoft Studios on the new game.