The Greatest Zombies Games On PlayStation 4 And PlayStation 5

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Zombie and post-apocalyptic stories are nothing new in video games, but they’ve never looked better than on PS4 and PS5. With the excellent performance that these platforms offer and the amazing refresh rates, sometimes you feel like you are facing the undead in real life.


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While some zombie games are downright terrifying, others take zombies in a comedic and sometimes even hilarious direction. Other PS4 and PS5 zombie games may not be the prettiest games you’ve ever played, but they introduce zombies to new genres like road trip games. If you are interested in playing the best zombie games on PS4 and PS5, look no further.

Updated June 15, 2023 Ben Jessey: Although they don’t (yet) exist in real life, zombies are a common occurrence in the world of video games. In fact, they are one of the most common enemy types in gaming history. You even fight them more often than the Nazis.

As such, there are plenty of zombie games available for PS4 and PS5. We’ve included the best PlayStation zombie games on this list, but we couldn’t fit them all in, so some great ones were left out. To fix this, we made this update and added a few new ones.

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13 Days Gone

Deacon points a gun at a zombie while on his motorcycle in Days Gone

Days Gone is an action-adventure title set in a post-apocalyptic version of Oregon. You play as a biker named Deacon St. John looking for his wife. He previously thought she was dead, but new information suggests she may still be alive, so he’s determined to find her.

This means roaming around an open world filled with countless zombie-like creatures. Fortunately, you have a motorcycle, which means you have a good way to get around. And when things get violent, you have a firearm to shoot the creatures.

12 Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2: Fight zombies with a hammer on Venice Beach

The first Dead Island was not well received by players or critics. Still, the response to the sequel is much better.

This is an open world first-person game set in Los Angeles. However, LA looks a little different because the city is full of zombies due to a recent outbreak. These creatures make wandering the world very difficult. Fortunately, there are all kinds of weapons and abilities you can use to defeat or go through them.

11 Living Dead

Lee holds back the zombies in Telltale's The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is a different kind of zombie experience, being more of a narrative adventure than a horror movie. This means that gameplay consists of interacting with things, participating in QTEs, and making decisions.

Some of the decisions you have to make are really important because they affect the overall story and how certain scenes play out. In fact, these decisions can affect who lives or dies, so there are some tough ones. The story you are changing is about a girl named Clementine who is stuck in a zombie apocalypse. When you meet her, she’s just a scared child, but she grows up a lot over the years.

10 The Last Of Us: Part 1

Ellie gets close to Joel as he pet the giraffe on a sunny day

The original 2013 release of The Last of Us is still enjoyable and visually impressive, but the Playstation 5 remake of the game is stunning.

The Last Of Us is about Joel, a zombie apocalypse survivor who follows Ellie, a young girl who is immune to an infection that turns people into zombies. Although not technically zombies, the “infected” in the game are mutated by a fictional Cordyceps brain infection. The PS5 remake offers a painstakingly detailed world, fluid animation, sharp controls and a variety of options that were missing from the original version.

9 Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2 screenshot of Leon standing outside the police station

First released in the late 90s for the PS1, Resident Evil 2 was remade in 2019 for the Playstation 4. The remake retains all the creepy atmosphere of the original, but expands it with improved graphics and more areas to explore.

Choose to play as Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield, then set out to escape Raccoon City after its citizens are turned into zombies by a biological weapon created by the Umbrella Corporation. Most of the narrative sees you wandering around an abandoned police station full of zombies. After a few missteps in the Resident Evil series, this game gets back to what made the series great.

8 Dead cells

Dead Cells screenshot The Crown with The Queen

Released in 2017, Dead Cells is a less talked about title that will appeal to fans of classic NES games from the era like Castlevania. But the game is hard. You can expect to make countless runs through the levels. As you slowly progress through the game and discover new weapons and skills, you’ll feel like you’ve achieved a big victory with each small advancement.

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You play on a deserted island as the Beheaded, a creature that possesses corpses. If you happen to die while playing as a possessed body, you’ll be back where you started and have to find another body. A beautiful yet extremely difficult game offers a fun challenge. Although Dead Cells is filled with many defeats, it is a rewarding zombie experience.

7 Undead Nightmare

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The 2010 expansion pack for Rockstar’s hit Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare offers a silly take on the zombie genre in the form of a single-player campaign and multiplayer options. Originally released for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, the game is currently playable on PS4 and PS5.

The story follows John Marston on a quest to find a cure for his wife and son who have been affected by the zombie plague. Undead Nightmare offers a humorous take on the giant sandbox that is Red Dead Redemption. While some other zombie games venture into scary territory, Undead Nightmare is a fun campaign that’s worth playing even if it’s not a full game.

6 Dying Light: Next

Getting the Dying Light the Following expansion header shot

Dying Light: The Following, released in 2016, is the sequel to Dying Light. While the Dying Light series has had several great games, The Following is the pinnacle of that narrative so far. You play as Kyle Crane who, after learning of a supposed cure for the zombie virus, sets out to find out if such a cure exists.

The game replaces the parkour elements of the first Dying Light game for a more vehicle-based game. But if you plan on slaughtering zombies, customizable cars are a great way to do it. Overall, it’s an enjoyable game with sharp visuals and offers a fun twist on the zombie genre. Plus, the story ends in a compelling way that will likely keep you playing the rest of the series.

5 Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4

black ops 4 ancient evil boss and normal zombies

Call of Duty entries have offered a Zombie mode for years. Starting with Call of Duty: World At War, countless gamers have fallen in love with fighting zombies in these FPS games. Black Ops 4 is not a perfect game due to small technical issues and reusing maps from previous Call of Duty games. But the title has a fantastic zombie mode.

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First, it features two unique zombie stories. The game also offers three maps: the RMS Titanic, the Gladiator arena, and a remake of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary from Black Ops 2. As such, Black Ops 4 is a welcome book in the series and offers a larger variety of maps than Black Ops 3.

4 Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising 2 Chuck Greene with a chainsaw

A sequel to the original and arguably the best entry in the series, Dead Rising 2 takes all the great things from the first game and adds some unique twists to make this game feel original. One of the biggest introductions in the sequel is that you can combine various items you encounter in the mall to create deadly weapons. (Snowball cannon, anyone?)

Set a few years after the first game, you play as motocross racer Chuck Green who goes to Fortune City, Nevada to participate in a game show where people kill zombies for money and fame. Of course, it leads to a huge outbreak, which means hordes of zombies are roaming everywhere. You spend the entire game wading through them as you find yourself out and about escaping from an area full of zombies.

3 Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Overwatch 2 games like Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2

Another colorful and fun take on the zombie genre, Garden Warfare is the best of the Plants vs. Zombies series. Zombies. The game offers single player and multiplayer options.

The zombies defeated the plants after dr. Zomboss contacts a future version of himself and gets his hands on a zombie-piloted Z-Mech. The zombies use the Z-mech against the plants to conquer the suburb and rename the place Zomburbia. The plants then fight the zombies to get their homes back. You can play as plants or zombies. Garden Warfare 2 is a fun zombie title with countless ways to customize the game. The game also introduces six new characters that will keep you entertained.

2 Fortnite: Save the World

Fortnite: Save The World game

First available in early access in 2017 and later released in 2020, Save the World is a fun addition to Fortnite that offers great action and engaging building systems. The game asks what happens when you combine Minecraft with Left 4 Dead.

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The game is set on Earth, where a sudden storm causes the disappearance of 98 percent of the world’s population. The survivors were left to fight the zombies. Unfortunately, the missions in this game often become more monotonous the longer you play them. Although taken in small chunks, Save the World is a fun and enjoyable take on the zombie genre.

1 Death Road to Canada

Death Road to Canada, Corridor and Zombies

Zombie games come in a wide variety of forms. Death Road to Canada combines zombies with a story similar to the Oregon Trail. This game is hard and the music plays like worms in your ears and repeats itself over and over every time you die.

The game involves two survivors of a zombie apocalypse who embark on a journey to Canada to stay safe. The game takes place over two weeks as two survivors attempt to reach the US-Canada border. Along the way, players meet a variety of characters who can join them on their journey. Sometimes there is a “siege” where the player has to survive a horde of zombies for a certain amount of time. A basic but extremely enjoyable game, Death Road to Canada is an unforgettable take on the zombie genre. It’s a trip worth the trip.

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