What are the best zombie games for PS4?
Compiling a list of the best PS4 zombie games is harder than stealthing through an infected hospital ward – everywhere you turn, something new demands your attention.
Of course, breaking this down to the top titles means we had to sneak past some great games. But we couldn’t lose focus because today we’re taking on the biggest bosses of the most badass zombie games.
The real challenge is finding out how many of these top games you can play without screaming.
The 15 Best PS4 Zombie Games
Because ranking top video games is no joke, we use only the most credible online sources to create our lists.
The result is a roll call of the best-of-the-best in PS4 zombie games, from family-friendly fun to truly nightmarish horrors.
Here’s our list of the 15 best zombie games for PS4:
15. How To Survive 2
You say you need a gory online co-op with survival mechanics that delivers top-notch scares and fun at the same time?
Published by 505 Games in 2017, How to Survive 2 gives you all of that and more to keep you gaming well into the night.
This game takes place 15 years after the first installment in the series, so time has passed, but apparently nobody’s solved the zombie problem yet.
How to Survive 2 features an apocalyptic New Orleans setting with a crafting system and different character options – oh, and blood… lots of blood.
Players get to whack shambling corpses in the head with all types of fun things in this survival horror game.
The team survival strategies really shine, and together, you can build and defend a camp against an onslaught of undead enemies.
This is a game about embracing the chaos of zombie battles, with all its hilarious and horrific, blood-spattered moments.
14. Zombies Ate My Neighbors And Ghoul Patrol
Disney’s not above releasing zombie games, and thanks to their support, these cult classics from your childhood are ready for a replay on the PS4.
Zombies At My Neighbors is the first in this addictive, run-and-gun series, brought to us by LucasArts back in 1993.
The game tells the story of Dr. Tongue’s spooky creations, monsters that are adorable, pixelated versions of classic baddies from 1950s and 1980s films.
The next year, Ghoul Patrol followed up the story as a sequel, where the same protagonists saved five different worlds from horror after increasing horror.
It wasn’t until 2021 that Disney Interactive Games teamed up with Lucasfilm Games to give us both titles in the series as a re-release.
Overall, they’re more fun than scary, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few jumps hiding in there to keep your heart rate up.
Originally called ZombiU, this game first came out for the Wii U in 2012, but it wasn’t until it finally got a port to other systems in 2015 that the game changed its name to Zombi.
It also lost its multiplayer function and added a bunch of new weapons in the port over to PS4 and other systems that year.
Known for being a true survival horror game, Zombi drops players in the middle of infested London and tells them to figure it out.
Zombi’s designers wanted players to go slowly, so expect to feel scared and vulnerable as the undead come relentlessly for your brains.
But if slow and steady zombies aren’t enough to get your heart pumping, then let this word sink in: permadeath.
12. Zombie Army Trilogy
As if WWII wasn’t horrific enough on its own, now you can experience it with Hitler’s own zombies.
Following the success of Sniper Elite in 2015, Rebellion Developments released Zombie Army Trilogy, which is a spinoff installment in the series.
In case you’re wondering how the living dead factor into the second world war, it’s simple: refusing to accept defeat, Hitler releases his “Plan Z.”
You got it; “Plan Z” means zombies, and as soon as he gives the command, swarms of undead soldiers take the battlefields.
This one’s perfect for gamers who prefer third-person PoV for their shooters – and killing zombie Nazi soldiers, of course.
Fans of tactical shooters will particularly enjoy the mechanics of this one, as Zombie Army Trilogy rewards sniper shots over close combat.
11. Dead Island: Definitive Edition
If you’re looking for Dead Island on your PS4, you may be overwhelmed by the options, so we’ll make it easy: Dead Island: Definitive Edition.
This’ll get you the remastered versions of both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide, and you also get Dead Island: Retro Revenge.
That’s a lot of head-smashing fun in one bundle, so it’s considered a pretty good deal to experience the first game in full, plus bonuses.
Dead Island the game is an open-world action RPG that tells the story of four survivors of a zombie-creating disaster.
The DLC expansion, Dead Island: Riptide, is a continuation rather than a sequel to Dead Island, but it does introduce a new survivor to the original four.
Finally, Dead Island: Retro Revenge is an extra bonus as a side-scrolling, 16-bit collection of fun.
10. Plants VS Zombies: Battle For Neighborville
Because sometimes you need your zombie games to be cute and weird, the Plants VS Zombies franchise is here to save the day.
When you’re done wiping bits of brain off your machete, Plants VS Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is ready to help you relax.
Released in 2019, this EA game is part of a series of Plants VS Zombies games that are fun for all ages.
Battle for Neighborville has the look of a kids’ movie, and, according to their slogan, EA hopes you’ll show up ready to “kick some grass.”
Other games in the series are equally addictive and hilarious, landing among the best split-screen PS4 games out there.
These games may be quirky, but they also offer a variety of genres and basic mechanics to suit anyone’s tastes.
9. Dying Light
This isn’t the first Techland game on our list, and it won’t be the last because they know how to deliver on the walking dead.
Writing for Destructoid, Chris Carter’s review called Dying Light “basically a polished Dead Island,” but he concluded that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially for zombie fans.
Dying Light is a 2015 open-world adventure with a really cool day/night mechanic that will keep you watching the horizon at every step.
Sure, those shambling corpses may seem like no threat in the daylight, but get ready to run when the sun sets.
And when you need more fun, there’s parkour so you can bounce your way all over the city, fighting or fleeing as you see fit.
With multiplayer and co-op campaigns, there is plenty of replay value in Dying Light, which explains why it’s still a fan favorite today.
8. Dying Light 2: Stay Human
For anyone who was worried this wouldn’t make it to the list, you can officially relax because Dying Light 2: Stay Human is here.
Deep breaths, everything’s going to be fine… Well, not for the people in Dying Light 2: Stay Human, but that’s kind of the point.
For those not in the know, Dying Light 2 is a beast of an action RPG, and it has earned its place on this list.
The developers didn’t spare anything in the making of this game, and they brought out the best they had, even down to the voice acting.
One of the great points in the cast is Rosario Dawson, who lent her talents to the leading role of Lawan.
This one has zombies, it has parkour, it has paragliders, it has an engaging narrative – what else do you need?
Any post-2020 game about mass infections is extra-intense, so when Dying Light 2 was finally released in 2022, it hit us hard – in the best way.
7. World War Z
In 1972, filmmakers Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft had a son named Max, and then, in 2006, Max wrote a novel called World War Z.
In 2013, Brad Pitt starred in the World War Z film, and then, in 2019, we got a PS4 game based on all of it.
The gameplay mechanics are episodic, taking players through the story in different international locations as a third-person shooter.
True to the book and film, the game tells the story of the zombie apocalypse through the eyes of many characters.
You can expect to travel a lot from the comfort of your living room, surviving through different scenarios as the undead gradually take control.
We move through each episode to various unexpected places and interesting characters, where we see what horrors have visited each place.
The hype around this chronicle of the zombie wars is real – in the first year, this awesome shooter sold over three million copies.
6. Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Zombie Army Trilogy may have been a spinoff already, but it was too good to leave without a sequel of its own.
Enter the next installment, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, which answers the age-old question: What’s more badass than fighting Nazis?
If you said, “fighting undead Nazis,” then you’re ready to get started in this demonic version of post-World War II horrors.
Taking us to the year after Hitler’s apparent fall, the game gives us more of its signature alternate history, complete with the living dead.
It’s filled with all the chaotic head-blasting and co-op madness you’d expect from this hellish franchise, and it comes with added fun mechanics.
One mechanic rewards players for accomplishing difficult feats with certain weapons, so if you do something incredible with that pistol, you’ll unlock a special ability.
5. Days Gone
In 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment worked their magic to create this scare-filled title for the PS4, and it soared to the best-seller lists.
When it was released, Days Gone was second in sales only to Mortal Kombat 11, which should tell you something about what gamers wanted that year.
Fans hailed Days Gone for the artificial intelligence and the voice and motion-capture acting by Sam Witwer as the best parts of the game.
Some reviewers dinged this one for using one-dimensional characters, noting that the bad guys were sometimes not fully fleshed out.
Lucy O’Brien wrote in her IGN review, that the human antagonists were “virtually all roughly sketched bad guys who are bad for bad’s sake.”
Even with room for improvement, the real beauty of this game is its ability to terrify players without scaring them away.
4. Resident Evil 3
You are zero percent surprised to see a Resident Evil game on this list – the real question was which one it would be.
In 1999, the game that gave us all nightmares was Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, and this Resident Evil 3 remake was a terrifying update.
If the original Nemesis left you on the precipice of madness, this remake made sure to tip you over the edge.
Developers stayed true to the original, but they added deeper storylines and more scares all around to really take the scares to their limits.
Told in third person PoV, this survival game tells the story of Jill Valentine, the badass woman we all respect, but never want to be.
While some reviewers didn’t like the toned-down gore and lack of puzzles, others were over the moon with the final product.
More than one admitted to playing it through multiple times, which is no surprise, as the replay value on this one is high.
3. The Last Of Us Remastered
The Last of Us is easily one of the best zombie stories ever told, not to mention one of the best PS4 zombie series ever released.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of this harrowing – and somehow heartwarming – game yet, grab The Last of Us: Remastered for the PS4.
That’s because the first installment of the games came out exclusively on the PS3 in 2013, and something this special deserved a next-gen update.
That update ended up becoming one of the best PS4 games ever released – and we all know that’s saying something.
In 2014, the PS4 got The Last of Us: Remastered, which featured updated visuals, expanded storylines, and so much more.
Later platforms got the rest of the story and a from-scratch remaster, but the top-of-the-line for PS4 is this version.
Tim Turi wrote in his Game Informer review, “The punishing world dares you to press on, and the story is an emotional punch to the gut. In short, this is one of the best video games ever made.”
This is a no-brainer of a purchase for anyone who wants to see the gold standard in storytelling for zombie games on PS4.
2. Resident Evil 2
This franchise is the holy grail of zombie titles, so choosing only one from the list of best Resident Evil games is impossible.
Just like Resident Evil 3, this is a remake from the 1990s, and this 2019 release also offers notable changes to the original.
First, the view moved to a third-person PoV, which reviewers said added some depth to the characters and their world.
Another welcome change was the autosave feature because OG Resident Evil players know the pain of losing playtime to an unfortunate attack.
However, if you prefer the original – or if you just like tossing your controller at the wall – there’s a “hardcore” mode that limits save functions.
Things get way harder in that setting, of course, so be prepared for every second to be filled with nearly unbearable intensity.
1. The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series
The number one game on the list almost didn’t happen because the company that released the series didn’t survive long enough.
When Telltale Games closed its doors in 2018, the much-beloved TWD series hadn’t yet reached its completion, and fans were devastated.
It looked like no one would ever know the fate of characters they’d spent seven years growing to love, but there was a happy ending.
Skybound Games acquired the full rights to the intellectual property and saved the day when they got the ending to fans.
Once that final installment was out, the story became known as one of the best post-apocalyptic games of all time.
Next, Skybound Games pulled all seasons together for The Telltale Definitive Series, which is a must-have title for all zombie fans.
This game’s most notable mechanic hinges on ethical dilemmas, where players make difficult choices that branch the story in different directions.
Fans who have never played any installments of Telltale’s The Walking Dead will need this on their PS4 to have the full experience.
Choosing the best PS4 zombie games is tricky when there are so many great titles because the zombie flavor is a matter of preference.
While this list gives a solid breakdown of rankings based on credible reports, each gamer will ultimately have to choose for themselves.
Some of us like our living dead with a side of blood, and others want them cute and facing off against flower pots.
Here’s a quick recap of the 15 best zombie games for PS4:
- The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series
- Resident Evil 2
- The Last of Us: Remastered
- Resident Evil 3
- Days Gone
- Zombie Army 4: Dead War
- World War Z
- Dying Light 2: Stay Human
- Dying Light
- Plants VS Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
- Dead Island: Definitive Edition
- Zombie Army Trilogy
- Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol
- How to Survive 2
What’s your favorite PS4 zombie game? Leave a comment below.
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