Zombies - they shamble towards you, run faster than Usain Bolt, spew projectile vomit, scream loud enough to bust your eardrums, and perform all sorts of other horrifying behaviors. The most fun that comes from interacting with the walking dead is simply killing them in the bloodiest and goriest ways possible. Thankfully, that pleasurable activity is at every gamer's fingertips thanks to a wealth of good to great to incredible titles featuring the undead. Now if you still game on your Xbox One, you have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to that always-thriving sub-genre. So without further ado, here are 16 of the best zombie games on Xbox One that'll satisfy your urge for destruction against those dammed brain eaters.
The 16 Best Zombie Games on Xbox One
Best Zombie Games on Xbox One
1. ‘Dead Island 2’
"WHO DO YOU VOODOO?" Dead Island fans are quite familiar with that signature bar from the great Sam B. And to the shock of those same fans, he pops back up for another zombie-filled adventure within a shockingly great sequel that transports players to "HELL-A." Dead Island 2 sticks to what works while implementing a cool skills system that comes in the form of equippable cards that alter your "Slayer's" abilities. The interconnected hubs of this game will take you to sunny beaches, massive malls, and even the sewers to confront all types of ravenous zombies. Once you gain the opportunity to become enraged enough to rip them apart with your bare hands, you'll end up loving Dead Island 2 even more during your first playthrough.
2. ‘The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series’
During its days as the most notable point-and-click adventure game development studio, Telltale Games earned tons of acclaim for adapting The Walking Dead comic book series into one of the best zombie games anyone has ever played. For the full experience that spans multiple seasons and spinoff stories, it's best if you seek out The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series. You'll get embroiled in a story that deals with the ramifications of a post-apocalyptic zombie outbreak that causes the worst of humanity to spring forth. Across four main seasons, you'll begin to admire Lee Everett and Clementine. Plus you'll play out the major events involving fan-favorite characters such as Michonne and so much more.
3. ‘Dead Rising Triple Bundle Pack’
The Dead Rising series is equal parts hilarious and serious as you get involved in missions that involve tearing up the undead in the quirkiest ways possible while having to deal with a plot that can get a bit dark at times. Since we're chatting about the best zombie games on Xbox One, do yourself and cop the Dead Rising Triple Bundle Pack. You'll get to enjoy the first game, which follows the wild casino mall exploits of freelance photographer and photojournalist Frank West. You'll also be treated to the second game, which is centered on another series' favorite protagonist in Chuck Greene. And finally, the third game in this package brings Frank back into the fold to play out the adventures of Chuck. What we have here are games full of funny ways to rip through the zombie hordes and deeply emotional storylines worth getting involved in.
4. ‘Zombie Army 4: Dead War’
1940s Europe is the central time period and locale that's packed to the brim with undead evils that want to plunge the world into complete and utter darkness. Thankfully, you can arm yourself with a wide range of firearms and participate in a four-player co-op campaign that lets you blast all those zombies to bits. Zombified military men, sharks, and more will test your confidence and will to fight as they bombard you - group up with your allies and keep your finger on the trigger to stay in the fight at all times. This game's "X-Ray Kill Camera" makes the most brutal kills look and sound that much sweeter, plus the game's clever take on Horde Mode will keep you busy for a very long time. Zombie Army 4: Dead War is a necessity for multiplayer co-op fans.
5. ‘World War Z: Aftermath’
The ferocious hordes that try to rip you and your allies apart in World War Z run fast...like, really fast to the point where they look like they'd have a shot at winning an Olympic track meet! And whenever they band together to create a tower or avalanche of hundreds of bloodthirsty terrors, this game cements itself as one of the more tense co-op experiences. World War Z is a shockingly great licensed game based on the book/movie of the same name thanks to its fun stage setups, impactful melee combat, a myriad of firearms to mow down zombies with, and relentless undead hordes that always keeps players on their toes. The Aftermath edition of this horde mode shooter is the best one thanks to its additional campaigns to play, improved visuals/audio, and the new "Horde Mode XL" mode.
6. ‘Dying Light Anniversary Edition'
The first Dying Light didn't have a lot of hoopla surrounding it at the time of its release. But once everyone decided to give the game a fair chance, many of those same gamers came to appreciate its clever combination of slick parkour movement and heavy melee combat. And on top of those two treasured elements is a vast open world set in the Middle East where the last surviving humans are forced to stay alive amidst a zombie apocalypse. The risk and reward that comes from staying out late into the night to find essential goods and staying ahead of even more deadly zombies point to another one of Dying Light's best elements. This Anniversary Edition comes with every piece of previously released DLC, which makes Dying Light one of the most feature-rich picks on this list of the best zombie games on Xbox One.
7. ‘Dying Light 2 Stay Human'
Dying Light 2 Stay Human moves the series from the Middle East to a new location dubbed "Villedor." This massive urban space is your (un)safe haven since the zombie apocalypse is still intact. As a "Pilgrim" named Aiden Caldwell, you'll find yourself wandering through that area as you smack zombies upside the head with melee weaponry, leap across building roofs, run as fast as possible from undead threats, and barter and trade with the last remaining humans you meet in various settlements. With the inclusion of a grappling hook and a paraglider, making your way through the sunny and dark corners of Dying Light 2's expansive world is incredibly satisfying.
8. ‘Resident Evil Origins Collection’
The bioweapon outbreak that's present within the horrifying world of Resident Evil has been created by the sinister organization known as the "Umbrella Corporation." The original adventures that'll introduce you to the special squad of cops thrown into action against Umbrella's monstrous creations are available in this double pack. The Resident Evil Origins Collection features crisp-looking HD remasters of Resident Evil 0 (which follows the terrifying trek of Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen) and the memorable Nintendo GameCube Resident Evil remake (which follows the initial adventure of S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team members Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield).
9. ‘Resident Evil 2’ (2019 remake)
The PS1 version of Resident Evil 2 is a damn near perfect survival horror game that stands out as one of Capcom's greatest releases. The 2019 remake of that legendary game is definitely worth seeking out as it improves on the original's graphics and modernizes its gameplay to turn it into a captivating third-person shooter. We crown the RE2 remake as one of the finest single-player games you need to play ASAP thanks to its immense jump scares, tense encounters with lab-produced monstrosities, and an interesting storyline that follows two of the most beloved characters in RE history. Let us know how you felt when you ran into "Mr. X" for the very first time, by the way!
10. ‘Resident Evil 3’ (2020 remake)
Now let's move on from the tumultuous Racoon City journeys of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield to the one Jill was forced to endure. The remake of Resident Evil 3 is admittedly short in comparison to the RE2 remake. Plus it's missing a few portions of the campaign that was present in the original Resident Evil 3. Even still, the same quality gunplay of the RE2 remake is still evident here. And alongside shambling zombies, undead dogs, and other bioweapons, the unrelenting "Nemesis" bioweapon hunts you down relentlessly. Run for your life or stand and fight whenever that big brute invades your space.
11. ‘State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition’
When State of Decay 2 first came out, it wasn’t without its fair share of glitches and bugs. The retooled and improved Juggernaut Edition does away with all those nagging issues while also upgrading the game’s visuals and featuring all of its previously released DLC. You and three fellow post-apocalyptic survivors must band together to deal with incoming zombie hordes as a part of the game’s "Daybreak Pack" co-op mode. Plus you can choose to enjoy State of Decay 2’s main campaign with three extra survivors for even more zombified multiplayer thrills. Living amongst the dead and friendly humans that choose to room with you gives this version of State of Decay 2 a whole lot to do and enough reason to crown it as one of the best zombie games on Xbox One.
12. ‘7 Days to Die’
For our next pick on our recommended list of the best zombie games on Xbox One, zombies rule the world in this one (no surprise there, right?). You can choose to take a stand against them and thrive in it that post-apocalyptic environment via the main campaign or multiplayer mode. 7 Days to Die’s multiplayer setup flings you and your friends into a randomly generated expanse. And in order to make the best of a horrible predicament, you and your crew will have to explore, craft, build, and do so much more. Raiding other players’ bases is a central element of thriving in this game, as well as getting into bloody skirmishes with a slew of rabid zombies. 7 Days to Die’s focus on taking down zombies and surviving for as long as possible may not be wholly original, but it still manages to make those gameplay concepts worthwhile endeavors.
Now here's one of the best zombie games on Xbox One you may have even heard of before we made you aware of it. Unturned combines the signature visual template of Minecraft with the survival themes presented by most zombie-filled media. Dealing with the undead, making use of the items that'll keep you healthy, and braving the dangers of other human players are just some of the duties you'll tend to on your own with a fellow survivor. The varied sandboxes players can explore and the wealth of mods thrown into Unturned keep things fresh every time you boot it up. Hop into this one ASAP when you get a chance so you can see what all the hype is about.
14. ‘Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare’
Without a shadow of a doubt, Red Dead Redemption is definitely one of Rockstar Game's greatest efforts. Its accompanying expansion Undead Nightmare is also a highly commendable effort that some look to as the publisher/developer's best DLC expansion. Mixing in zombies with an open world that's themed after the Wild West worked like a charm in conjunction with the original game's best-in-class third-person shooting. The single-player adventure in this expansion is great in its own right, plus the multiplayer side modes (which include the memorable "Horde" mode variation "Undead Overrun") kept most players attached to this game long after its main campaign came to an end. Undead Nightmare is a reminder of just how impressive Rockstar's DLC output can and still be when it comes to its massive open-world juggernauts.
15. ‘Death Road to Canada’
Now picture this insane scenario - a bunch of Americans is dead set on leaving their homeland to take refuge in Canada. And that's because the zombie outbreak in the good old US of A is too overwhelming, which forces them to seek refuge elsewhere. Death Road to Canada follows a car full of four survivors that drive to their new safe haven while picking up the supplies that help them stay alive all the while. Danger quickly arises during the game's "Siege" events, which pits all four players against an invading force of the undead that gets larger over time. The roguelike nature of Death Road to Canada helps generate enough randomized moments that throw you for a loop and keep you on your toes.
16. ‘Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse’
Stubbs The Zombie In Rebel Without A Pulse is a ludicrous experience where you play as a brain-thirsty zombie that looks pretty darn slick in a business suit. And all the fun that'll come your way from this game comes from terrorizing humans and turning them into zombies themselves. Causing all sorts of mayhem among the human populace is such a wild activity since you can use your newly-turned walkers as new members of your army, who can be used to make life hell for everyone that hasn't succumbed to your influence yet. The 1950s time setting applied to the city of Punchbowl adds that extra bit of flavor to one of the best zombie games that actually let you command the power of a tailored walker.
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