The best games to get brains!

With the introduction of series such as The Walking Dead, movies like World War Z Resident Evil, it seems like zombie games are as popular as ever in modern-day gaming. Personally, I don't regard that as a bad thing, I mean, who doesn't love the idea of blowing the heads of the 'undead'? From the moment you begin a game and spot your first zombie, you know there's going to be a lot of deaths (if you can call them that), but which games have racked up some of the most significant numbers in zombie deaths? Read on, and all will be revealed.

Day Z

1. DayZ

For those seeking the jittery survival thrill of darting between locations such as a gas station to a greenhouse to avoid conflict and collect gear, DayZ ticks all the right boxes. It is a game where zombies are on your tail, ready to pounce on your every move. As you progress between locations, you'll scan strangers for opportunities to understand their intentions, and there comes the point where DayZ opens up massively. The greenhouse we mentioned opens into a full-scale farming area, keeping you and any other survivors moving. Stable villages, trade centers, and mass-producing farms become available, sure a lot of zombies will face the chop, but it's so much more than that. DayZ is often regarded as a living sim.


2. Zombie Army 4

One of the more recent installments to the zombie world comes in the form of a game that zooms out from the usual zombie franchises we're used to. Battling bosses, saving the Earth from extinction, and survival ae the typical zombie game characteristics, but this one couldn't be further from these. Zombie Army 4 surrounds the objective of taking down hordes of Nazi zombies alongside your teammates. There is an array of set pieces for you and your friends to take on. The storyline of Zombie Army 4 can be a demanding one, but it's down to you how involved you want to be, although the devs would rather have players diving as deep as possible into the story. If the idea of waves of zombies for you to open-fire bullets into sounds like a dream to you, this is ideal.


3. World War Z

When World War Z came to our screens, many compared the gameplay to the Left 4 Dead series, and rightly so. World War Z follows a co-op zombie demolition, which we are all too familiar with in L4D, although that same formula hasn't built anything revolutionary in World war Z. That's not to say it's not fun, though, and you'll work with your team to play through the campaign missions to upgrade your gear as you progress. Exploding rotten bodies in front of your eyes is something that offers a comedic side when you pull it off! It's done pretty well since launch considering it shifted over 2 million downloads on the Epic store.

COD Black Ops

4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

most of the games from Treyarch could have made an entry on our list, they know what they're doing with their zombie horde modes, Three zombie maps are included completely free with Black ops 4, which is why it made it onto our list, that's in addition to a bundle of zombie-filled DLC!

Offering individual secrets for each map like powerful weapons and easter eggs, the Alcatraz Prison, Roman Gladiator Arena, and RMS Titanic maps in Black Ops 4 provide so much fun. That's especially true if you enjoy the idea of waves of zombies just waiting to have their head popped.

state of decay

5. State of Decay 2

The original State of Decay title is geared towards those who enjoy a zombie (while still obliterating zombies along the way), whereas the second game ticks all the boxes for an open-world survival game.

State of Decay 2 resembles an RPG playstyle, with its permadeath giving players a surprise. First off, players select from the remaining community of survivors, throw them into the wild to gather resources such as food and drugs which are needed to help the rest of the group survive. After they go downhill quickly by the hands of the zombie hordes, you take over the life of another character who has their own combat abilities, background, and personality.