The 13 Best Free Zombie Games You Can Play Right Now
Between PC, iOS, and Android, there are a lot of free zombie games that are definitely worth your time. With so many options, let's take a look at the best zombie games you can play for free right now, and rank them while we're at it. If you have a computer or smartphone, you'll be able to play any of the free games with zombies on the list below.
There are several good free zombie shooting games, including popular mobile games like Dead Trigger 2 and Zombie Frontier 3: Sniper FPS. If you want zombies without the violence, check out Plants vs. Zombies, a free tower defense zombie game where you use plants to ward off the undead in your own backyard. Once you pick it up, you won't want to put it down.
For the PC gamers, titles like No More Room in Hell and Codename CURE are pretty amazing zombie games considering they are 100% free. They are very much on the realistic side, but to tone it down you can play something like Zombidle : REMONSTERED, which is a significantly more lighthearted take on the walking dead.
If you want zombie games for free, this ranked recommendation list will have you mowing down walkers in no time.
- 188 VOTES
In terms of pure gameplay and overall enjoyment level, it doesn't get much better for a free zombie game than Plants vs. Zombies. Defend your backyard from waves of goofy zombies by planting special flowers, plants, and even walnuts that will help you defeat the undead. The zombies are hilarious and have unique attributes, such as cones on their heads to make them more resilient to your seed bullets. You won't be able to put this down once you start, so don't be mad if you end up staying up all night playing. Be warned that Plants vs. Zombies 2 is an awful freemium game that tries to nickel and dime you at every turn, so you're better off playing the original.
- Platform: Android, iOS, PC, + More
- 266 VOTES
UnturnedPhoto: Smartly Dressed Games
If you're looking for a free co-op zombie game to play with a friend, Unturned is one of your best options. Featuring both single-player and online multiplayer modes, you play as a survivor in a zombie apocalypse who must gun their way through hoards of the undead. If you think zombies are your only worry in this game, you won't last long. Other players in the game cannot be trusted as you hunt, forage forests for wild fruit, and shield yourself from the elements. In addition to other players, you can encounter NPCs and complete quests for them in offline mode, so don't feel like you have to play with others if you don't want to!
- Platform: PC, Mac, Linux
- 346 VOTES
Codename CUREPhoto: Hoobalugalar_X
If you want a zombie game for free that is more tactical, Codename CURE is probably what you're looking for. This co-op game has support for up to five players and features five classes for you to choose from: Pointman, Sniper, Technician, Support, or Assault. Your objective is to "cure" areas infected with the undead by planting explosives, but keep in mind that you can't "beat" this game, it just keeps going until you're unable to survive.
- Platform: PC (Steam)
- 448 VOTES
Zombie Panic! SourcePhoto: Zombie Panic Team
Most games don't have you playing as the zombie, but Zombie Panic! Source gives you the option. Choose between playing as a human or the undead, each with their own set of special abilities and weapons. For example, if you're playing as the zombie, you will have heightened vision at night that gives you a huge advantage in the dark. The zombie team will get a leader, known as the Carrier, who is not only faster but has the ability to infect the survivors. With multiple game modes, Zombie Panic! Source is a game you can sink hundreds of hours into and not get sick of it.
- Platform: PC (Steam)
- 527 VOTES
Zombie Highway 2Photo: Auxbrain Inc
One of the most satisfying parts of zombie movies is watching people run them over by the dozens in their vehicles. Zombie Highway 2 is a free endless runner that puts your behind the wheel of a car during the zombie apocalypse, with the goal of making it as far as you can. The roads are flooded with the undead, which you must shoot and shake off your vehicle as you rumble down the highway.
- Platform: Android, iOS
- 635 VOTES
Dead Trigger 2Photo: Madfinger Games
Dead Trigger 2 is a single-player zombie shooter you can play for free on Android, iOS, and even Windows Phone. Made with the Unity game engine, the graphics for this fast-paced shooter rival those of Xbox 360 or PS3. Dead Trigger 2 isn't an on-rails shooter, but rather a free-movement game that requires the player to move around as they would on a console FPS. There is a nice progression system that you will be eager to build upon, and various mission types that offer a variety of ways to play. If you just want to shoot the crap out of some zombies with strong weapons, this one is for you.
- Platform: Android, iOS