The Five Best Zombie Video Games to Satisfy Your Walking Dead Addiction
America loves zombies. Even though AMC's The Walking Dead has its flaws as a show, it's one of the most unique programs we've seen in a while, and it fills a very specific (undead) niche.
After Sunday night's Walking Dead season finale, American television will be zombie-less once again. Luckily, zombies have existed in other media for some time now, so we've put together a list of five zombie games sure to satiate anyone's zombie cravings.
5. Dead Rising 2
Dead Rising 2 makes this list for its sheer ridiculousness. No other zombie game lets players take on thousands of zombies at once while wielding a pair of chainsaws duct-taped to a kayak paddle.
The crafting system that allows players to create weapons like this "Paddlesaw" is one of the game's main features. Dead Rising 2 is a much more tongue-in-cheek take on the zombie genre, with a campy plot and over-the-top violence. While the shock factor can wear off for some players and take away a bit from the fun, lobbing a "Dynameat" (a slab of meat with dynamite stuck to it) at zombies is always fun.
4. Dead Island
Released in 2011, Dead Island is the first in a series of open-world role-playing shooters. It follows a group of characters as they deal with the outbreak and infestation of a tropical resort island.
It makes the list for its weapon system, RPG elements and unique atmosphere. Combat focuses heavily on melee weapons, which is a realistic and refreshing alternative to games like Dead Rising. Every melee weapon can also be used as a throwing weapon, so the lack of guns isn't really that apparent. "Special zombies" and enemy humans keep combat interesting and taking on the hordes with a friend or two in co-op mode is a lot of fun.
A sequel, Dead Island: Riptide, is set for an April release.