If you think the zombie games craze is something new, think again. Actually gamers have been battling zombies for decades now in a variety of different kinds of games. The zombie craze rages on to this very day and here are a few of the more popular zombie games that gamers really enjoy playing.

The House of the Dead – This one got its humble beginnings in arcades and is still going strong with it’s newest release “Overkill: Director’s Cut” for PlayStation 3. This has always been a favorite with plenty of bloodshed where the player uses light gun peripheral to destroy zombies and other creatures that might be undead, this includes frogs. You can also download House of the Dead lll and House of the Dead 4.

Dead Rising 2 – This is one of the zombie games that has players battling hundreds of different zombies using a variety of weapons that even include a moose head and a guitar. There is plenty of zombie bashing action in this game and there are also a lot of little side missions to help keep the game interesting. It even has a game show that lets players compete for some healing medicine. For Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Dead Island – This game takes place on what was once a nice tropical resort that has been overrun by the walking dead. It has a first person combat set up and it includes a ton of weapons that can very easily decapitate the enemy if hit just right and what a bloody mess it creates every time there is a beheading. This one is for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Even though the main game has nothing to do with any kind of zombies, it does have a good supplementary mode in the game that lets players and their friends get together and mow down a bunch of zombies and unlocking new places where there are weapons stored. The game even includes historical political characters like Kennedy and Nixon. This is for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors – Here’s a good one from the good old days of Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Lucas Arts and Konami got together and created this hilarious game based on monster movies. The players can team up together to fight a ton of different enemies from killer dolls to giant babies and aliens. For Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.

The Walking Dead – This is a game that will be hard to top with it’s compelling job of storytelling and creation of immense tense and suspenseful moments in the game. This game is based on the Robert Kirkman series and Activision is considering making it’s own game based on it but it will be hard to compete with this thrilling and intelligent game.

Resident Evil 4 – This is the top of this game series that started with the Nintendo GameCube. It is a great story about a police officer named Leon S. Kennedy who is on a suicide mission to try and rescue the daughter of the President from a town of infected people. It has great boss encounters and wonderful visuals and even by today’s standards is till a great game. For GameCube and PlayStation 2.

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare – This is a stand out when it comes to the best Western style games that has ever been created. This great game puts the cowboy James Marston up against a ton of resurrected bodies. The gun play is fierce and the different zombie missions keeps the player busy for hours. The game is for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Plants vs Zombies – This is a really fun strategy game that has all kinds of plant life fighting off hundreds of zombies that include anything from break dancers to heavy duty cone wearing party goers. This is one you should check out if you have never tried it. It is for PlayStation Vita, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Apple iOS devices.

Left 4 Dead – This is probably one of the best zombie games created. This game truly emphasizes the true fear of fighting off a zombie apocalypse and trying to survive as a team. The original and the sequel both create extremely terrifying moments as survivors fight off hordes of zombies that are both big and small. The whole time they are fighting to try and get to their safety point. There is also online support and a mode that even lets the player play as a zombie. This game is only for Xbox 360.

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