The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now

Over 400 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
Latest additions: Slaycation Paradise
Most divisive: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular zombie games in 2022. Featuring both old and new games, this list of the most played zombie apocalypse games include some of the most popular horror games right now. What are the top 10 zombie video games today?

Open world zombie games, like Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, 7 Days to Die, and State of Decay 2, keep getting new players, thanks to Twitch streamers and YouTube gaming channels. Other good zombie games trending now include Dead Rising 4, Dying Light: The Following, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Vote up the best zombie games everyone should be playing right now. Games from all consoles (PS5, Xbox X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games. 

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  • Days Gone
    42 votes
    • Developer: SIE Bend Studio
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, survival horror
    Days Gone is an action-adventure game developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. The game uses Unreal Engine 4. Days Gone is an action-adventure survival horror game set in a post-apocalyptic open world, played from a third-person perspective. The player controls Deacon St. John (Sam Witwer), a former outlaw-turned drifter and bounty hunter who prefers life on the road to wilderness encampments. The game takes place two years after a global pandemic occurred which killed almost all of humanity, and transformed millions of others into "Freakers", mindless zombie-like creatures that are quickly evolving. In the E3 2016 stage demo, two types of "Freakers" were revealed, Newts and Hordes. In the E3 2017 stage demo, infected animals such as bears and wolves also were revealed to also comprise the "Freakers", and human enemies are revealed to be featured in the game as well.
    • Developer: Capcom
    • Genres (Video game): Survival horror
    Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. A remake of Resident Evil 2 (1998), it follows rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they attempt to escape from Raccoon City during a zombie apocalypse. Unlike the original Resident Evil 2, which uses tank controls and fixed camera angles, the remake features "over-the-shoulder" third-person shooter gameplay similar to Resident Evil 4.
    • Developer: Techland
    • Genres (Video game): Action role-playing, survival horror
    Dying Light: The Following is an expansion pack for the open-world first-person survival horror video game Dying Light. The game was developed by Techland, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and released for Microsoft Windows, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 9, 2016. The expansion adds characters, a story campaign, weapons, and gameplay mechanics. Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition includes Dying Light, Dying Light: The Following, and downloadable content released for the original game. Set in a map that is twice as large as the two previous maps of Dying Light, The Following's gameplay is similar to that of the main game where the infected are slow and fragile during daytime, and become aggressive and fast at night time. Players can use parkour movements, such as climbing ledges, leaping, sliding, jumping and zip-lining, to move between places and kill enemies. One of the new features introduced is a drivable dune buggy. Players can use them to travel across the game's world quickly and mow down enemies. It has its own separate skill tree, and weapons, including spikes, flamethrowers, UV lights, electrical cages and other upgrades can be added to the buggy to increase its combat abilities. The buggy's performance and efficiency are affected by factors including the power of its suspension, engine, and brakes. Players can also choose from 40 different paintjobs to customize their car, and must collect fuel in order to drive the buggy.
  • Dying Light

    Dying Light

    106 votes
    • Developer: Techland
    • Genres (Video game): Survival horror, First-person Shooter
    Dying Light is an open-world survival horror video game developed by Polish video game developer Techland and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It was released in 2015 for Microsoft Windows, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One and for Nintendo Switch in 2021. The game revolves around an undercover agent sent to infiltrate a quarantine zone in a city named Harran.
  • World War Z
    54 votes
    • Developer: Saber Interactive
    • Genres (Video game): Third-person shooter
    World War Z is a third-person shooter video game developed by Saber Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 16, 2019 and for Nintendo Switch in 2021. Based on the book of the same name, and set in the same universe as the 2013 film, the game follows groups of survivors of a zombie apocalypse in various cities, including New York, Tokyo, Jerusalem and Moscow. With gameplay featuring over the shoulder third person shooter cooperative combat against large numbers of zombies, defensive traps and emplacements. The game will be set in New York, Jerusalem, Moscow, and Japan.
    • Developer: Naughty Dog
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, survival horror
    The Last of Us Part II is a 2020 action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. Set five years after The Last of Us (2013), players control 19-year-old Ellie, who comes into conflict with a mysterious cult in a post-apocalyptic United States. The game contains survival horror elements and is played from a third-person perspective. Five years after the events of the first game, Joel (Troy Baker) and Ellie (Ashley Johnson) are living in Tommy's (Jeffrey Pierce) settlement in Jackson, Wyoming. During this time, Ellie has made friends with Dina (Shannon Woodward) and Jesse (Stephen Chang), and entered a relationship with the former after the couple broke up.