At this point it looks like zombie games are never going away they’ve almost become their own entire video game genre in and of themselves. So today we’re looking at top 10 most anticipated upcoming zombie games of 2018. There’s a lot of them out there from big and small but we think these 10 are the ones that are worth looking forward to the most.
Most Anticipated Zombie Games of 2018
10. Dead Matter (PC, PS4, Xbox One | TBA 2018)
Dead Matter is a zombie game that’s been in the works for quite a while and just recently had a pretty successful Kickstarter campaign. Raising hundreds of thousands of dollars, the people behind this game have put it towards an immersive sandbox survival horror game in a post-apocalyptic world. Where other players you encounter are also trying to survive. Now look if you’ve heard that before I don’t blame you there’s a lot of games out there and unlike that but. What’s interesting about Dead Matter is just the work behind it seems really high-quality and focused with lots of procedural systems and meta game systems going on. From how the world changes and adapts to how the loot economy works and what I’m most interesting is that they keep talking up how the game will cater to different playstyles. So it’s not really just a run-and-gun shooter the game is apparently going to be designed from the ground up to really emphasize. How you want to play whether it’s stealthy or violent and since it’s also got survival and PvP elements there’s probably a lot to keep you busy not to mention the fact. That it’s actually based off of Alberta Canada so while it is partly procedurally generated. The fact that the map is inspired by a real-world location where they’re putting a zombie apocalypse in it. I think is a very cool idea as of right now it’s gonna have a closed alpha there’s still a lot of work to be done with this game. But we hope it sees the full release by the end of 2018.
9. Dead Island 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One | TBA 2018)
A game we hope we see this year I’m keeping it on this list cause I kind of just think it’s funny at this point Dead Island 2 Dead Island. Who is seemingly been in the works since 2012 and it was announced in 2014. Then we never really heard from it again apparently it changed developers a couple of times. And the latest we have from May of 2017 is Deep Silver insisting that Dead Island 2 is still alive and still under development. So well give him that because honestly what it seems like they had there at least at the start was a very interesting game. That capitalized on the potential that the first game had the original Dead Island had a lot of fans. But also had a lot of critics and it seemed to like Dead Island 2 was starting to really get into its own personality and flow will we ever actually see that come to fruition. I don’t know but for some reason, I don’t know maybe it’s because I hate myself I’m still holding out hope for the game so we’ll see.
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8. Dying Light 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One | TBA 2018)
let’s talk about dying light that isn’t actually technically announced at the time of writing this article but it seems very much like it’s going to be a thing the people behind it. Techland has alluded to a dying light – before they accidentally actually slipped up saying the words dying light in an interview and reference to the original game. Not only that but that studio is working on two games right now one is a fantasy RPG and the other one sounds like it very much could be another Dying Light. Not to mention that a couple of with the fact that they have been supporting the original Dying Light up until now. Maybe as a way to really keep the hype and excitement for the series going so that when they do announce a new one. It won’t exactly be a flash in the pan will it actually hit a 2018 release date. I’m getting a little gutsy here I’m not sure but I really hope it does because the original dying light was one of the best zombie games I’ve ever played.
7. Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mobile | Q2 2018)
Telltale’s The Walking Dead the final season this is apparently going to drop from Telltale in the second quarter of 2018 and as the title suggests. It’s basically going to end the saga that started with Clementine and Lee so long ago. And you know what I’m all about it, I think the Telltale Walking Dead games have had their ups and downs the ups being very up or high. I guess you would say but I think at the end of the day a good story is one that opens and shuts it’s ended. It doesn’t drag itself out forever – just keep on making sequels and sequels so now that Telltale’s Walking Dead is finally getting an endpoint I’m all about that and I can’t wait to see how it ends.
6. Metal Gear Survive (PC, PS4, Xbox One | Feb 20, 2018)
If you don’t know this spin-off Metal Gear Solid 5 game does involve some sort of weird zombie post-apocalyptic thing in an alternate dimension. They’re not quite zombies but they’re basically zombies and it is very much an action survival stealth game focusing on Metal Gear Solid fives gameplay. But with a little base building mechanics I mean talking about zombies it actually references some stuff from The Walking Dead with building fences and then poking the zombies with a stick through the fence. How much more zombie Walking Dead inspired can you get I don’t know how to look I know most people have a big problem with Konami myself included. And I really hate to say this as a die-hard Metal Gear fan but this game at least looks fun and playable I still don’t know. If I’m going to support Konami but that’s a whole other article if you want to kill zombies and you like Metal Gear Solid 5 s gameplay maybe into this.
5. Daymare 1998 (PC, PS4, Xbox One | Q3 2018)
We have Daymare 1998 this one caught me by surprise when I was doing research for this article. I don’t know how I missed this but this game looks damn incredible it’s basically inspired by the early days of Resident Evil 1 & 2. It’s also apparently going to have lots of callbacks and references and just inspiration from late 80s early 90s and nostalgia and I think that’s a very interesting place to put a game. Especially a zombie game this one is third-person over-the-shoulder. A little bit more Resident Evil for the style but it looks incredible looks buttery smooth from the gameplay. We’ve seen and I am genuinely intrigued because this looks like a pretty high-quality title with some good people behind it. Will it actually live up to the hype especially with the fact that it is kind of being talked up as a Resident Evil spiritual successor? We’ve heard that before we’ve seen that with a lot of games but only the best ones really stand out.
4. Resident Evil 2 Remake (PC, PS4, Xbox One | TBA 2018)
If we do have the Resident Evil 2 remake this was announced it is an official Capcom game. When it was originally announced in 2015 in a very vague quick announcement video and honestly seem like they were only just getting started on. It so it’s been quite a while it’s been quiet for a very long time they have confirmed that it hasn’t been canceled. They’re still very much working on it and I’m hoping that 2018 is the year we finally see it release. Because Resident Evil 2 is one of my favorite games of all time and it’s definitely one of the best zombie survival horror games ever. So for newer generations of just consoles and players, in general, to get their hands on such a game like this in a newer version it could make for a pretty good 2018 you know.
3. Overkill’s The Walking Dead (PC, PS4, Xbox One | TBA 2018)
Overkill’s The Walking Dead, another game that’s been in the works for a while and we’ve known about it but only in 2017. We got an official announcement with a very sexy cinematic trailer that is very evocative of The Walking Dead. But also revealing that this takes place seemingly in Washington DC. Apparently, the game is going to be character focused on different characters. You can choose between and they each have their own individual skill trees. You can work through and be knowing that it’s from overkill the people behind stuff like payday. You know this could very much be a competent and fun game focused around killing zombies, where the actual Walking Dead vibe will come in you, know just what that Walking Dead touch. I don’t know for sure yet but I’m holding on to hope that this can be a good competent zombie shooter while also retaining some actual Walking Dead DNA.
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2. State of Decay 2 (PC, Xbox One | TBA 2018)
State of Decay 2 is dropping in 2018 for PC and Xbox one and it’s a follow up to State of Decay which was a surprise game. I’m not going to lie I did not expect it to be as good as it was considering the way it looked. It was actually a very fun sandbox survival yet very single-player driven game. The way state of decay works is that it’s very focused on the actual community you’re not just as a sole character player. It’s really about the base of survivors that you’re building up. So if one person dies you immediately start playing as someone else it’s actually a very good and addictive gameplay loop and it seems like they’re going to really hone in on it with, State of Decay. With that bigger worlds more abilities more ways to actually kill zombies and this time around full four-player co-op multiplayer. Which makes perfect sense for this type of game, that’s why we put this game at second in zombie games list. Honestly, I think the multiplayer alone is going to make State of Decay to that much stronger than the original because killing zombies with friends is always a good time.
1. Days Gone (PS4 | TBD 2018)
Days Gone is a PlayStation 4 exclusive but it’s an open-world post-apocalyptic shooting zombie games. Now I know technically some people are going to correct me they’re technically called more freak’s in this game. But it’s a unique approach in a sense that it’s hordes and hordes of zombies almost coming through like a tidal wave. Now this game is going to be open with lots of things to do and places to explore. But apparently it’s going to be very narrative driven focusing on the main character Deacon St. John portrayed by Sam Witwer and he’s like this former biker bounty hunter dude. It just seems like a very different type of thing it’s an Unreal Engine 4 game and it’s got a unique look to it. The game caters to different play styles with someone who wants to sneak around zombies or someone. Who wants to brawl with the zombies full out with explosives and improvisation and machine guns but interestingly enough? There’s also wildlife that is infected with zombies and one gameplay trailer we got to see a bear attack that makes things feel a little different and a little fresher. I can’t wait to see where they’re going to go with that and how far they would actually take it at the time of this article. Days Gone doesn’t have a release date but we do know it’s dropping for sure in 2018.
We go just as a bonus we did want to mention The Last of Us – it could be 2018 but it could very well be pushed to 2019 and it’s not totally in zombie games. I know they’re not technically zombie games they’re clickers infected by the cordyceps virus but still, I think it’s worth just a middle east mentioning and many of you probably would have asked so we hopefully see it in 2018. But those are the zombie games that we think are worth paying attention to in 2018 like I said at the start, there are a lot more out there.
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