The dead shall inherit the earth, but they will also apparently dominate the gaming landscape for years and years. It’s been hard to escape PS4 zombie games over the past decade or so with them popping up in new entries in beloved franchises, in game modes dedicated entirely to pushing them back, and even in iterations where you could argue that they aren’t even undead.
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So why are zombie games still so popular, despite being so overexposed? Well, it’s because they are oddly versatile. You can drop zombies into most situations and it will provide a different kind of experience, as well as the fact that they, despite being a part of pop culture for the better part of six decades, can still be terrifying. 2019’s Resident Evil 2 proved just that.
With years of PS4 zombie games to look back on, it’s time to see what Sony’s big black rectangle offers those who love nothing more than to take on hordes of shufflers. Below you will find games that offer an almost impossible challenge against an endless sea of dead faces, a third-person action title that many believe to be the best of the 2010s, and also, erm, the grand conflict between sunflowers and zombies.
Think we missed any of the best PS4 zombies out on our list? Be sure to let us know down below. One thing to remember: all of these zombie games for PS4 can also be played on PS5 thanks to the marvel of backwards compatibility.
Dead Rising 4
A lot of people think Dead Rising 4 is the worst game in the series. If you haven’t played it yet, don’t start with this one. The game doesn’t have any challenge, its most popular mechanics are gone, and there’s a general lack of attention to detail and care. The whole game feels rushed. It didn’t work out, which means there may never be another Dead Rising game.
Dead Rising 4 is probably the most pure zombie game on this list. If you just want to beat up a tonne of zombies at once while wearing a silly hat, this is the game for you.
More than ever, it’s a good contrast to the more sombre Dead Rising 3. With an axe, you might not be playing the Tree of Life in a zombie game if you can make lightning with your hands.
How To Survive
Since it came out in 2013, How To Survive almost never gets noticed by people who like zombies and horror movies. This may be due to how uninteresting its follow-up movie was. The original game is available for a small price, but don’t forget about it. It sends you to a desert island with only zombies and a survival book for company.
In spite of how simple it looks, How To Survive is a very complex game. It has an irreverent charm and more than a few ways to get by. You will start with a simple bow and a piece of wood and work your way up to flamethrowers over time. You will build safe places and try to fight off the ever more dangerous hordes.
It’s a little rough around the edges now, but How To Survive is still a lot of fun.
Dead Island: Definitive Edition
It was never going to be possible for Dead Island the game to live up to the trailer. While the game itself is a good start, it doesn’t have enough polish or variety to make it into one of the best zombie games in gaming history. Then again, there’s still a lot of fun to be had when you fight zombies.
During an outbreak, you have to choose from a variety of characters with different skills as you try to find a way out of a tropical dream. Not only does Dead Island have a lot of melee combat, but it also has some very bad technical problems. If you want to play with a baseball bat for a while, you can’t go wrong with this game’s low price.
There’s also said to be a sequel, but don’t hold your breath for it to happen.
A big name in the twin stick shooter subgenre, Housemarque, announced that they were leaving the market to focus on more popular games. It was a real shame. Dead Nation is one of the best examples of how a game with a well-known concept can still be so exciting even if it has been done before.
Not much new can be said about Dead Nation, but it does a lot of things very well. There are a lot of zombies on the screen at all times and they can come out of nowhere. Dead Nation can be played alone or with friends. A city has been overrun by zombies. You will find and improve a lot of weapons as you try to get away. You can compete with other people to see who is best at killing zombies.
You’ll have a lot of shooting fun in this game that many people don’t notice.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
That’s because Battle for Neighborville came out in a weird, jumbled way, and it didn’t get as much attention as it should have. That’s a real shame, because Battle for Neighborville is the Plants vs. Zombies series’ best and most expansive game yet. It has a lot of content and a cutesy look to boot.
Once again, you play as one of the two warring factions. This time, though, there is an open world and twenty different characters to play as. As long as you take into account how easy it is to pick up and play, this might be a great way for kids to get into video games.
Because we even want the video game equivalent of a Saturday morning show to make us happy.
Zombie Army Trilogy
People didn’t talk about Battle for Neighborville as much as they should have, because it came out in a weird, slammed way from a short early access period. As a Plants vs. Zombies game, Battle for Neighborville is the best and most expansive one to date. It’s full of content and has a cutesy look that you can’t get enough of.
For the second time, you can play as one of the two warring factions in the game. This time there is an open world and twenty characters to play as. As long as you take into account how easy it is to pick up and play, this might be a great game for kids to try.
All of us, even those of us who want the video game equivalent of a Saturday morning cartoon to make us smile.
World War Z
People who make the game are called Phosphor Games and Paramount Digital Entertainment are the publishers. World War Z is a game.
The movie of the same name came out in 2013. This game is based on that movie. However, there are changes to the movie idea.
The PS4 game has a character named Doug who is the only one left alive after a Zombie invasion.
This person goes to a lot of different places in order to find his son in Japan. The game has 28 levels, each with a different kind of challenge.
If you have to deal with an infestation, zombies, or a puzzle, you might have to deal with them. However, it only gets the player closer to the answers.
The movie World War Z has been called “visually impressive.” This is just because it has high-quality graphics and a great user interface.