You wouldn’t think that finding a decent zombie MMO game was hard, but it is! And that’s why I’m writing this and you’re reading it.
I remember when I had my 56k modem and would randomly go surfing on the web, today I don’t do that anymore. I (like everyone else) use search engines to find exactly what I want. Well I want to cry now, ’cause I can’t find what I am looking for.
After spending hours (today) and, overall, days during the last 2 years or so finding zombie games, I decided to list what I found and to write something about my experiences.
First off, there’s like a ton of zombie games being made, I mean, all over the place. You would imagine someone was subsidizing them; but they don’t, so most of them fail miserably after being pompously announced. The one’s that succeed are quite simple most of the time, but do give some pleasure.
Day Z is a mod for ARMA2: Combined Ops which takes place in Chernarus, a 225 km2 open world post-soviet state and one of the areas hit by a new and presently unknown infection. It is a very popular mod with over a million players and has already spawned copycats. Get ARMA2: Combined Ops and go visit Day Z to download the mod and enjoy!
A huge turn-based MMORPG with co-op elements that is constantly being upgraded with new content; quests, items, visuals… you name it!
We at ZP definitely recommend you play ZP!
Oh yeah, my character name is Ixian; so help me out when you see me stranded.
The game is also being updated with new content, quests AND features all the time.
Conartist, the creator of “The Last Stand” series featured on Armorgames.com, is behind “The Last Stand: Dead Zone” . This survival MMO zombie game combines running missions to zombie infested areas to scavenge resources with building a secure base and attracting survivors and is built around a great story line that continues from the last installment on armorgam
A free zombie survival game set in a hostile world inhabited by zombies.
The players (or citizens) are divided into groups and are allocated a small town where they must organize themselves each day in such a way as to survive as long as possible against the zombies.
The last remaining survivor will become the Hero of the town.
Project Zomboid has been developed slowly but surely over the last few years and continues to do so. The community gathered around it is quite large or a game which is still in the Alpha stage (a good thing in my book). It is a survival RPG without a story line with multiplayer integrated into the game, so you better avoid the people that you do not know. They have a ton of planned features, check out their site and see if it is what you’ve been looking for.
A game I just can’t play. Every time I start playing it, I wanna install System Shock 2.
It’s a simple browser based game and it looks like one of the games that you can play in System Shock 2 on your PDA.
A simple browser game that is guaranteed to put at least one smile on your face, so go smile:-)
I don’t get it, people are talking about this game, but I can’t even open the web page, for a long time now, too.
It’s the best out there! It’s a hack and slash zombie survival MMO, with rpg elements.
It’s got an awesome feel to it, with great visual artwork and a beautiful selection in weapons and items (I have a katana ).
It is also available in 3D.
A browser text MMO game, and you’ll either like it or you won’t.
You can play it alone but I recommend using some team play – it will enhance the experience, which sadly rests on your shoulders’ imagination.
Outbreak Game, Shartak are Urban Dead spin-offs so I won’t even give you a link! Google it if you want to play them
A game about surviving the apocalypse using stuff you can raid from houses, shops and warehouses.
Kill zombies with improvised weapons, build yourself a base and defend yourself against other survivors.
Think you’d survive the zombie apocalypse? Realistic zombie AI and a sandbox world mean that you will be able to put your ideas to the test.
ZSC is currently in development, with a tech demonow downloadable! A sandbox MMO server is coming soon for multiplayer zombie fun.
Humans and zombies fight for survival in the ruined, post-apocalyptic cityscape of Quarantine 2019. Will you join the endangered population of humans or the ranks of the undead?
This game is constantly being developed and upgraded.
Undead Life is a Zombie MMO under development, where players will have to learn how to survive in a post-apolcalyptic world full of zombies!
Learn new skills, find better guns, learn how to live a life in an undead world! The people behind the game have made a deal with a developing company and the game should be out 2012.
Check out the screen shots at their facebook page, looks pretty cool.
Free text based strategy MMORPG.
You can read more about it here: http://www.zombieplace.com/zombie-scourge
A tricky to play game but the people behind it are working on improving it. Huge map, huge inventory… it’s huge.
World of the Living Dead is a massively-multiplayer zombie game which features strategy gameplay and life or death resource management in a huge game universe. It also features roleplaying elements and a great atmosphere. The concept is very similar to Zombie Pandemic in some ways but it is obvious it is not a ripoff. Since the game is still in closed beta it has a few bugs along with slow loading time, but nothing serious. It might look a bit confusing when you start playing it; but after reading the tutorial and immersing yourself for just a little while… it looks like home.
Other games in development or being announced:
Last Man’s Stand UPDATE: They are no more…. Cult Enigma UPDATE: They are no more…
Z Day is a Multiplayer Online 3D FPS Zombie Survival game currently under development by Arrowhead Games and it looks pretty cool, so please go check it out and support the creators. is an
ProYect – Z is an upcomming MMORPG beng developed with the Orange Box Source engine. It is set in the year 2058 after wars and viruses have swept the world destroying all society. Check the link and see if you can help the people behind the proYect
The War Z is an upcoming game. Its developers say it is is the world’s first survival mmo Zombie Game and say it is going to be revolutional; but don’t they all say that.
EDIT on December 2012: Again, this game is in development and we’ve always listed it as in development. Do not buy the game if you’re expecting a finished product. The game was removed from Steam and the developers have threatened other gamers who did not buy the game from Steam that they would blacklist their credit cards from ever buying the game if they demanded a refund. There have been a great many more complaints but this page is about other games as well. Consider yourself warned. Also, we refuse to link to the game because of the way the people behind it treat gamers.
People, I hope this helps a bit. Sorry if I left anything out, the inter webs can be a really big place sometimes so please drop us a message if you see a new game or see an old one die.
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