Are you trying to find the best PlayStation 4 zombie games? If so, you may have found that despite the huge interest in zombie games, they seem to be everywhere, the PlayStation 4 is suffering from a lack of great zombie games. It seems that the PC, particularly Steam Early access, is hoarding most of the zombie games as if they were much needed supplies during the apocalypse, however, that does have its perks as it means that the only games you’ll see on the PlayStation 4 will be complete and ready to play! Who wants half-rotting, flesh (money) eating, half-finished games anyway?
Here is our list of the best PS4 zombie survival games that you can play in 2018!
So as a result, we have compiled a list of the best PS4 zombie games that you should be playing this year!
Killing Floor 2 is a multiplayer first-person shooter which tasks players with slaughtering as many zombies as possible while trying to drive them out of Europe after a failed experiment caused a devastating outbreak. Killing Floor 2 offers fast paced and frantic gameplay and allows you to team up with up to 6 other players. If you’re looking a co-op zombie game to play on PlayStation 4, Killing Floor 2 is a great shout. As with most multiplayer games, Killing Floor 2 includes several different classes as well as a perk and upgrade system to help you survive longer against the zombie hordes.
One of the great things about Killing Floor 2 though is the gore with severed limbs, blood trails and other gruesome effects all present.
The Escapists: The Walking Dead takes the gameplay elements from The Escapists and combines it with the lore and story of the hugely popular comics and TV show, The Walking Dead. The game progresses through the timeline of the comics and TV series and puts players in the shoes of Rick Grimes as you attempt to discover what has happened before your battle for survival really begins. There is crafting which allows you to craft weapons, as well as escape routes so that you can get away from the horde of zombies out in the world. Guns also feature for the first time in The Escapists and it wouldn’t be The Walking Dead without them.
As Rick, you’ll also take charge of a band of survivors which includes many of the characters we are familiar with from the series. You must try to keep as many people in your group alive as possible as you try to escape from each area, while also managing dangerous tasks which present themselves throughout each level. A new survival mode has also been added to the game which allows you to play as other characters, including Michonne, as you try to survive for as long as possible in Woodbury, Alexandria, and the prison.
While the wait for Dead Island 2 to release contiunes, whenever that may be, thankfully you will soon be able to play Dead Island on the PS4 thanks to the Definitive Edition which is available in May. The package includes the original Dead Island, as well as Dead Island: Riptide and a 16-bit retro sidescroller Dead Island: Retro Revenge. You’ll also get all of the DLC so that you can have the most complete Dead Island experience around.
Running at 1080p and a steady 30FPS on PS4, the Dead Island: Definitive Edition will offer improved textures and models, as well as feature a new lighting system and consistent user interface across both main games.
If you’re unfamiliar with Dead Island, it’s a brutal, gory, hack and slash zombie game which takes place in two beautiful holiday destinations. You have to try to rescue other survivors on the islands, as well as eventually try to find a way to escape yourself. There’s a wide range of melee weapons, vehicles, and guns to use, as well as the option to craft and upgrade your own weapons. It will definitely be one of the better PS4 zombie games once it releases.
H1Z1 is a zombie-survival MMO that will be heading to PlayStation 4 in the future thanks to Daybreak Studios. In H1Z1, you play as a survivor in a large open-world where you have to fight off both the undead and other players as you attempt to survive by scavenging for food and supplies to ensure your survival. It’s been a huge hit on PC and will surely be a big success when it releases on PS4, which hopefully will be later this year. Currently there is no game like it on the PlayStation 4.
There is a wide variety of weapons and clothing available in H1Z1, as well as vehicles and base-building allowing you to settle down and have somewhere to store all your supplies. However, make sure you defend it as there will undoubtedly be people who want to take what is rightfully yours, unless you stole it from someone else of course.
The Battle Royale version of H1Z1, “King of the Kill“, is scheduled to release on PS4 this summer, however, earlier this year the game broke into two separate games to allow different development teams to work on both titles. H1Z1: Just Survive is the zombie survival MMO, while H1Z1: King of the Hill is the battle royale, PvP version which offers no zombies or survival, instead focusing on player versus player combat.
Zombi is the PS4, Xbox One, and PC version of one of the Wii U’s most popular games, Zombi U, and is one of our favourite PlayStation 4 zombie games. Thankfully, Ubisoft have decided to redesign the hit first-person Wii U zombie game to work on the other current-generation platforms. With most zombie games being set in the USA, Zombi takes place in London, England and features many of the iconic landmarks that make London instantly recognizable, including Buckingham Palace. The world of London is very immersive and is recreated with great detail. It really feels like London has been hit by the zombie apocalypse.
Death in Zombi is permanent, meaning that one wrong move could spell the end for you and your character. If you do die, you will respawn as a totally new character. However, your previous character will still be in the game, this time as a zombie, meaning that you can go back to your death location to find your previous character and kill them to retrieve your items from your bug-out bag. Resources in Zombi are scarce with guns, ammo, and medical supplies being even rarer, so it is up to you to manage your resources carefully to ensure that you survive as long as possible.
The Walking Dead games by Telltale have been received highly by gamers around the world and it’s easy to see why. The episodic interactive games feature some of the best story-telling seen in video games by giving players choices to make which impact the story and can alter the endings. The game follows The Walking Dead comics rather than the TV show, with players playing as Lee Everett in Season 1 and then as Clementine in Season 2. In Season 3, New Frontier, players are introduced to a new cast of characters although Clementine still features heavily despite not being playable. If you’re looking for a story driven game that you can feel connected to, look no further than The Walking Dead games by Telltale.
As well as Season 1 and Season 2 of The Walking Dead (Season 3 is in development), there are other spin-offs which play exactly the same but tell the story from the perspective of other characters. The Walking Dead: 400 Days tells the story of five other survivors during the zombie apocalypse, while The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries focuses the story around one of the series’ most popular characters, Michonne.
The Last of Us was one of the greatest games of the last generation and you’ll still struggle to find a game that can beat it. Therefore, the release of a Remastered edition of The Last of Us on the PlayStation 4 was welcomed greatly. If you’re still yet to play it or have yet to upgrade to the current-gen version, then I fully recommend you grab The Last of Us on the PS4. While some wouldn’t consider it a zombie game, it does feature infected who behave in a similar fashion to zombies, but instead of the infection being transmitted through a virus, it’s a fungus which has ravaged the world of The Last of Us.
Overall, The Last of Us is a truly breathtaking and beautiful experience. The story is brilliant and the gameplay is some of the best you’ll see from the last generation. If you’re looking for one of the best PS4 zombie games, look no further than The Last of Us.
2) Dying Light
There are nowhere near as many zombies games on PS4 as there are on the PC, however we feel that Dying Light is by far the most complete and all-rounded zombie game on Sony’s platform. Developed by Techland, the developers behind the original Dead Island, Dying Light drops players into the middle of the zombie apocalypse in a huge free roaming open-world filled with hordes of the undead. There is a dynamic day and night cycle, with things taking a turn for the worse at night as the zombies become more dangerous and special zombies begin to hunt the player.
The parkour gameplay in Dying Light is great, as are the melee combat and special moves. Not only that, but the game can be enjoyed with friends thanks to the game’s online co-op mode. However, for the ultimate Dying Light experience, we recommend grabbing the game’s expansion, The Following, which takes players to a whole new map which includes more weapons and features such as vehicles.
In our opinion, Dying Light is currently the best PS4 zombie game available. And with Dying Light 2 recently announced, now is the perfect opportunity to find out what you’ve been missing. We promise, you won’t be disappointed!
1) Days Gone
Days Gone was revealed at E3 2016 and caught many people by surprise, and unfortunately for gamers of other platforms, the game will be released exclusively for PlayStation 4. But what is Days Gone?
It’s a third-person open-world zombie survival game which places you in the shoes of Deacon St. John, a drifter and former bounty hunter who has been caught up in the zombie apocalypse. Set two years after the initial outbreak, millions of people have been turned into “freakers” of which two types were revealed, Newts and Hordes. Although not much is known about the story, Days Gone will feature crafting as well as give players the freedom to choose how to complete each objective, whether that be using stealth or going in guns blazing.
The demo of Days Gone at E3 showed off gameplay where Deacon was looking for another survivor, however, they got ambushed by a massive horde of zombies. The number of zombies on screen at once will rival that of Dead Rising, if not surpass it by the looks of the demo.
We don’t know how much Days Gone will revolutionise the zombie genre, if at all, but regardless it looks set to be the go-to zombie game on PS4 if the gameplay footage is anything to go by. Could Days Gone become the best PlayStation 4 zombie game of this generation? We certainly hope so!
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