No matter how many movies, TV shows, or games are made with the same tropes, the zombie genre always seems to come back. People seem to really like zombie games where you can kill lots of zombies. Even in 2022, it doesn’t seem likely that this genre will lose traction.
Admittedly, I’ve been a fan of the genre ever since I was introduced to it with AMC’s The Walking Dead over a decade ago. I’m guessing that since you’re reading this, you like zombie games as much as I do. With this in mind, I’ve put together a list of the best zombie games for iPhone and iPad. Let’s check it out!
Into the Dead 2 – Editor’s choice
What do you think about when you think about the end of the world because of zombies? To stay alive, you have to kill as many zombies as you can and move quickly, right?
This is the same idea that Into the Dead 2 is based on. The first game was a huge hit with users, so PikPok made a second one with a tonne of new features.
This is one of the few free zombie apps for the iPhone that has more than one ending depending on how the player plays. The goal of the game is straightforward: kill as many zombies as you can to save yourself and your family.
There are a lot of weapons to choose from in the game. You decide how to kill zombies. Want to use a shotgun to hit the bad guys up close? Or would you rather use your trusty machine gun to rain bullets down on the zombies? You have a choice.
In the game, there are many different environments, and each one gives you different ways to deal with the growing zombie threat. The game can also be played without the Internet!
Users online have said that the way the game handles energy is broken. We hope that the developers will be able to fix this soon.
DEAD TRIGGER 2 – Action-packed zombie FPS
When zombie games try to offer both action and a good story, they often lose their way. The good news is that Dead Trigger 2 is full of action and is surprisingly hard to play.
Dead Trigger 2 is a game where you shoot zombies and kill them in style. Every week, there are new online tournaments with great prizes for killing zombies in the most creative ways.
On the gameplay side, it’s an action game that gives you a wide range of weapons to choose from, like pistols, guns, and gadgets. You also have to build a hideout for yourself with the help of people like the Gunsmith and the Medic. As you improve your hideout, more characters and weapons become available to you.
There are 10 regions to unlock, and each one has more than 600 missions and campaigns that tell a story. How well you do in the regions depends on how well you plan and execute your plans.
Since this is a freemium game, there will be a lot of ads.
Death Road to Canada – For casual players
It’s possible that Death Road to Canada is the most random game you’ll ever play. I’m not saying this in a figurative way; I really mean it!
The best thing about the game is that its levels are made up of random places, events, skills, and characters.
In the game, you’re in charge of a group of people who are trying to get from Florida to Canada, the last place on Earth where people are still alive after a huge zombie outbreak. You’ll meet different survivors, events, and places as you move around. Also, since every part of the game is random, you can play it more than once.
With the in-game Character Maker, you can also make your own character. How your character does depends on the choices you make as you play the game.
Even though the game is a lot of fun, it tends to crash a lot. This lack of stability can make the game less fun for the player.
Plants vs. Zombies Heroes – Collectible card game
People don’t usually think of collectible cards or board games when they think of zombie games. But the geniuses who made the hugely popular Plants vs. Zombies games have come up with something worth your time.
Plants vs. Zombies is a video game. Heroes is a game you play online. In this game, you can pick from 20 different heroes who are either made of plants or zombies. Each hero has a unique set of skills and personality traits.
You can also make a hero team by collecting cards of the original Plants vs. Zombies characters. The way your hero plays will depend on which cards you choose. Thankfully, the game gives you ample room to experiment with characters and combos.
Both the botanical and zombie heroes have their unique journeys and maps to follow. This adds a certain amount of replayability to the game.
As a freemium game, microtransactions are encouraged here. This may be an issue with new players who don’t wish to pay for in-game items.
AI Dungeon – Text-based zombie adventure
The first computer games were text adventures where you had to type in lines of text depending on what was going on. The game didn’t get any new sights or sounds. Fans loved the games anyway, and they were a big hit.
AI Dungeon is a text-based adventure game from the 1980s that has a lot of options. Even though the game isn’t all about zombie adventures, you can play different scenarios with hordes of the dead.
There are so many ways the game could go that it’s almost impossible to list them all. The story will depend on what you do in the game. This game is a good story-driven adventure, and it also gives you a good idea of what early video games were like.
Unfortunately, the scale of the game often works against it, and the AI can sometimes glitch.
A big, bombastic first-person shooter where you take to the streets as a well-equipped soldier and hurt hordes of zombies. Can pain hurt the dead? I don’t know, but they can be blown to pieces, which is what Unkilled is all about.
Even though it has a bad name, this is a meaty, bloody story about killing zombies that you should check out. It’s pretty much a continuation of the Dead Trigger games, and it’s full of challenges, killing, and goodies.
The world has been taken over by zombies, and there are only a few people left who are still alive. The only way to stay alive is to drive around in a big truck and smash anything that gets in your way. The Minecraft-like blocky graphics in Dead Venture add to the cartoony feel of the killing.
That doesn’t mean you won’t face challenges here, though. Dead Venture is a hard game, and if you want to win, you’ll need to improve your “car of death.” The good news is that you’ll probably want to win, so Dead Venture will probably stay on your phone or tablet for a while.