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The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now 

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Updated January 27, 2020 1.5k votes 338 voters 9.4k views 21 items

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular zombie games in 2020. 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 Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, 7 Days to DieProject Zomboid, and State of Decay, 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, and feel free to add your favorite DLCs and expansion packs that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games. 

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The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2013

Developer: Naughty Dog

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Survival horror

The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released for the PlayStation 3 on June 14, 2013; an ...more

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Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2009

Developer: Valve Corporation

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Survival horror, Action game, First-person Shooter

Left 4 Dead 2 is a cooperative first-person shooter video game, the sequel to Valve Corporation's Left 4 Dead. The game launched on November 17, 2009, for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in the ...more

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Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2019

Developer: Capcom

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 ...more

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Dying Light: The Followi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2016

Developer: Techland

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 ...more
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Dying Light is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
Jan 01 2014

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 January 2015 ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2012

Developer: Telltale Games

Genres (Video game): Episodic video game, Adventure, Graphic adventure game

The Walking Dead is an episodic interactive drama graphic adventure video game developed and published by Telltale Games. Based on Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic book series, the game ...more

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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2019

Developer: Saber Interactive

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 ...more
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Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2011

Developer: Techland

Genres (Video game): First-person narrative, Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Survival horror, + more

Dead Island is a 2011 action role-playing survival horror video game developed by Polish developer Techland and published by German studio Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, ...more

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The Walking Dead: The Fi... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
The Walking Dead: The Final Season is a 2018 episodic adventure game developed and published by Telltale Games, and the fourth main game in their The Walking Dead video game series, based on ...more
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Red Dead Redemption: Und... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2010

Developer: Rockstar North, Rockstar San Diego

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare is an open world, western action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. It was released for the PlayStation 3 ...more
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State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2013

Developer: Undead Labs

State of Decay is a third person, persistent open world, community-building social simulation, stealth-based, zombie-survival horror role-playing video game, developed by Undead Labs and ...more

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7 Days to Die is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2013

Developer: The Fun Pimps

7 Days to Die is a survival horror video game set in an open world developed by The Fun Pimps. It was released through Early Access on Steam for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux on December ...more
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Dead Island: Riptide is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2013

Developer: Techland

Dead Island: Riptide is an action role-playing survival horror video game and stand-alone expansion to Dead Island developed by Polish studio Techland and published by Koch Media's game label ...more

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Dead Rising 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2016

Developer: Capcom Vancouver

Dead Rising 4 is an action-adventure video game developed by Capcom Vancouver and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. It is the fourth installment in the Dead ...more
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Project Zomboid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2013
Project Zomboid is an open world survival horror video game in alpha stage development by independent developer The Indie Stone. The game is set in a post apocalyptic, zombie infested world ...more
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Days Gone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
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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 ...more

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DayZ is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2012

Developer: Dean Hall

Genres (Video game): Survival horror, Tactical shooter

DayZ is an award winning 2012 multiplayer open world survival horror mod designed by Dean Hall for the 2009 tactical shooter video game ARMA 2 and its 2010 expansion pack, ARMA 2: Operation ...more

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Urban Dead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
Jul 03 2005

Developer: Kevan Davis

Genres (Video game): Zombie Film, Interactive fiction, Survival horror, Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Urban Dead is a free-to-play HTML/text-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by Kevan Davis. Set in a quarantined region of the fictional city of Malton, it deals with the ...more
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Dying Light 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now

Developer: Techland

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing, survival horror

Dying Light 2 is an open-world first-person zombie apocalyptic-themed action role-playing game. The game begins 15 years after Dying Light, starring a new protagonist named Aiden Caldwell, who ...more
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Rise of the Tomb Raider ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2013

Developer: Crystal Dynamics

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game

Rise of the Tomb Raider is an upcoming action-adventure video game and the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider. The game is developed by Crystal Dynamics, and published by Microsoft

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Call of Duty: Infinite W... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now
2016

Developer: Infinity Ward

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a 2016 first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision, and the thirteenth primary installment in the Call of Duty ...more

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