17 Best New Zombie Games of 2022

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2022 hasn't been the best year for the video game industry. We had a global health pandemic outbreak that forced several jobs to close for a period of time. Soon after, development studios began their transition from desktop to remote work. This ultimately forced development studios to delay several video game projects. As a result, 2022 should be a busy year for video game releases. For example, check out some of the most anticipated games so far for 2022.



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#17 Urban Conflict

  • Developer: White Pond Games
  • Publisher: MicroProse Software
  • Platforms: PC
  • Released: 2022
  • Coop: N / A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Urban Strife seems to bring something a bit fresh to the zombie genre of video games. We've seen quite a few zombie games hit the market, but few offer an element of old-school turn-based tactical strategy. This video game does just that as it takes players and puts them into a protagonist who manages to be rescued by a friendly group of survivors. From there, players create their character and become a new leader as you try to rebuild and provide a new sanctuary of hope to those in need.

However, the apocalypse is full of unexpected events where you not only have to worry about the undead hordes roaming the world, but also about other nearby faction groups. It's up to you to decide if a faction can be considered an ally in this new world or if players should engage in all-out war. Likewise, you will have a variety of NPCs to help you while building and upgrading your shelter. As mentioned, this is a turn-based tactical strategy game, so players will have to think about attacks such as setting up characters for melee attacks, blasting fire at a crowd of enemies, or set up gun shots where you can aim for specific body parts.



#16 No More Room In Hell 2

  • Developer: Lever Games
  • Publisher: Lever Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Released: 2022
  • Co-op: online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

No More Room In Hell was a popular source mod that was released for free in 2022. Players would essentially work together in this FPS title while having to battle the undead. A new installment is now in the works with No More Room In Hell 2 which will be released in early access later this year. Overall, you can expect the same kind of setup here with up to eight players able to enter a match to fight against hordes of undead while exploring the open world.

You will need to gather resources such as medicine, weapons, and ammo along the way. There are also objectives that players must complete during matches. We're certainly interested to see how this game shapes up during its slated one-year early release, but so far it's unclear exactly when the game will hit the Steam market.

#15 State of Decay 3

  • Developer: Undead Labs
  • Éditeur: Xbox Game Studios
  • Plateformes: PC, XSX / S
  • Output: TBA
  • Co-op: to be confirmed
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

The State of Decay franchise has a strong following with players abandoned in an open world environment and forced to survive against zombies. We've only received two installments for this franchise so far, but we do know that a State of Decay 3 video game is in development. At the time of writing this description, we only have one trailer available to showcase a new snowy region featured for this new installment.



While this will certainly add a new mix of survival elements to keep our protagonists alive, we wonder what kind of effect this will have on undead players throughout the game. Meanwhile, there's a unique element that the State of Decay 3 trailer featured: an undead deer feasting on another animal. As a result, we may not only have undead to deal with, but also undead animals.

# 14 days gone

  • Developer: Bend Studio
  • Publisher: PlayStation Mobile, Inc.
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Released: 2022 (PC)
  • Coop: N / A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Sony has taken a big step by revealing that its PlayStation 4 exclusive title, Horizon Zero Dawn, will be coming to the PC platform. Now, it looks like Sony is ready to move forward to bring more of its exclusive lineup to the PC platform. This year we will see the release of Days Gone on PC. Players take on the role of a biker named Deacon St. John, who survives the harsh world by doing odd jobs for various factions with his best friend Boozer. This title takes place in an open-world environment allowing players to freely explore and take on various missions at any time.

However, since this world is filled with zombies, it can be difficult to visit some places, especially if you find yourself blocked by a horde. Although surviving the harsh world is a priority, Deacon embarks on a new journey in hopes of finding out what happened to his wife when the two separated during the height of the pandemic. New information has surfaced that may lead Deacon to find out if his wife has survived after all these years.



# 13 Resident Evil RE: Verse

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Plateformes: PC, PS4, XBO, PS5, XSX / S
  • Released: 2022
  • Coop: N / A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

Resident Evil has a strong following and apart from the main installments, Capcom had also delivered small spin-off titles to gamers. We are about to receive a new spin-off game this year called Resident Evil RE:Verse. It is an online deathmatch setup as a third person shooter. Players will take on the roles of different characters and villains from the iconic Resident Evil franchise where you will fight with a variety of weapons and bows.

The released trailer so far features Raccoon City Police Department players from Resident Evil 2, but we've also seen characters from Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 7. We don't know exactly how many characters and of settings will be achieved with this game, but it seems like an interesting twist for the long-running video game franchise.

#12 The Red Solstice 2: The Survivors

  • Developer: Ironward
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Released: June 17, 2022
  • Co-op: online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

The Red Solstice released in 2022 follows humanity as they abandon a ruined Earth to establish a new colony on Mars. Now, this new installment releasing this year takes players back to Mars where they lead a new group to fight a deadly mutated virus. It is a real-time strategy game that can support up to eight players online fighting against the hostile threat. By using different weapons and using level design to their advantage, players will earn experience and research points to further upgrade their characters. Best of all, it doesn't look like you need to play Red Solstice to jump into this episode when it launches later this year.

# 11 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: TBD
  • Output: TBD
  • Co-op: online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six franchise is known for being a tactical shooter that puts players in the role of special agents who deal with terrorists and regimes. However, it looks like we're going to have an entirely different Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine experience. So far, we've only received a teaser for this game and it's hard to really say what the game will look like right now. It looks like the title will take place in the future where Earth has been hit by an alien parasite infecting humans. We don't see the infected, but it looks like we're dealing with some type of undead hostile enemy.

We could go back to the timed event that happened during Rainbow Six Siege in 2022 where players had to deal with infected humans for light comparison. This event was known as Operation Chimera and it seems that the development team took inspiration from the event to release a brand new video game title.

#10 Evil Dead: The Game

  • Developer: Saber Interactive
  • Éditeur: Boss Team Games
  • Plateformes: PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX / S, NS
  • Released: 2022
  • Co-op: online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

With Evil Dead: The Game will immerse players in iconic characters from iconic IP such as the movies and TV series. It is an online multiplayer game that acts much like Dead By Daylight, a popular video game that now has an active community of followers. From what we know so far, this game will follow a narrative in which a portal has opened up which allows all kinds of creatures to hide in our world. Players must work together as a team to battle these creatures, fight for objectives, and close the portal. Among the group of players is a player playing the role of a creature trying to overthrow mankind.

# 9 Ill

  • Developer: Clout Games
  • Publisher: TBA
  • Platforms: TBA
  • Output: TBA
  • Coop: N / A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

I don't have a ton of market info yet and it may very well not be released this year, but the eerie trailers filled with gruesome creatures have gotten a lot of attention. Many online chatter is already pinning this game to look a bit like the iconic movie The Thing, in which there are plenty of body transformations and undead threats to battle. So far, it looks like the game is not yet in full production as developer Clout Games is looking to secure a publishing deal to continue development on the project. As much attention as this project has received so far, we'd be surprised if Ill fails to make its way to market with a solid publisher deal.

#7 Immortal

  • Developer: Vanimals
  • Publisher: Vanimals
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Released: 2022
  • Coop: N / A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Undying is an indie title that follows a mother and son as they embark on an adventure to safety during a zombie apocalypse. It's a dark story from the start as players take on the role of mother, Anling, who was bitten, leaving her with a few days before turning into a mindless zombie. Now, with a limited time until his last breath as a sane living person, Anling must teach his son Cody everything necessary to ensure his survival. Players will explore areas to gather resources such as food and water.

#6 A way to be dead

  • Developer: Crania Games
  • Publisher: Crania Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Output: TBA
  • Co-op: online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

Another Dead by Daylight game made it to this list. In this game, players will find a 4v1 style match where a group of survivors are stuck in an abandoned style hospital where they must work together to escape. During this time, an opposing player will roam as different creatures to eliminate these players. So far we know that each game session will change the different routes for players to escape, which means there is always a hunt to find a way to escape rather than players having to memorize where they have to go.

Likewise, there would also be plenty of environmental interactions, which are likely various traps or distractions that can be used, again similar to Dead by Daylight. Again, much like the other games on this list, at the time of writing this review, we don't know exactly when the title will launch.

#5 The Last Stand: The Aftermath

  • Developer: Con Artists Games
  • Publisher: Armor Games Studios
  • Platforms: PC
  • Output: TBA
  • Coop: N / A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

The Last Stand: Aftermath is a new rogue-lite action-adventure game that is attached to The Last Stand series. Players are marooned in this world hoping to survive a series of fast-moving undead zombies while exploring and gathering resources in this post-apocalyptic wasteland of a world. In an isometric view, players can quickly maneuver and take down hostile undead enemies while gaining a better area of ​​vision of anything that might try to flank your character.

As you progress through the game there will be a variety of unlockables to further tweak your character, but once you die the game will start with another survivor. Luckily, players will be able to keep all the perks and upgrades they made before so you can continue your progress.

#4 After the fall

  • Developer: Vertigo Games
  • Publisher: Vertigo Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Released: 2022
  • Co-op: online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Another interesting game to be released this year hopefully is After The Fall. This is an upcoming VR zombie game that acts much like Left 4 Dead. It's also a game from developers Vertigo Games who released another iconic VR zombie game in the past, Arizona Sunshine. In this game, players will go through a new ice age that has taken over the world, and with it came a disease that has turned mankind into mindless zombies.

Players will take on the role of a survivor who will fight the undead using a wide variety of weapons and unique gadgets. VR is only getting better and this game looks like there will be plenty of action moments for players to have an intense yet thrilling experience. While you could traverse this dystopia of frozen undead in LA on your own, there would be support for up to four player co-op play so you could work with a team to traverse waves of undead zombies and massive boss fights.

# 3 Resident Evil Village

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Plateformes: PC, PS5, XSX / S, PS4, XBO
  • Released: 2022
  • Coop: N / A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

While Capcom had returned to remake some of those early franchise installments, their next big installment will be a continuation of the series. Resident Evil Village will put players back in the shoes of Ethan after the events of Resident Evil 7. Ethan's world is once again turned upside down after Chris Redfield decides to return in an expected turn of events. This leaves Ethan demanding answers, but the only way to get them is to find Chris in a mysterious village in Europe.

So far we are looking at another first person perspective gameplay with different types of enemies. In the trailers, we saw a play about werewolves, which is perhaps one of the most common enemies you might find while exploring the village. Although this game is planned for 2022 and the current generation of console platforms, it has been stated that Capcom will also potentially consider the latest generation consoles. However, we don't know if any general changes are planned for Resident Evil Village. In December 2022, a ransomware group hacked into Capcom and leaked a development version of Resident Evil Village which revealed the main plot points for the game so far.

#2 Dying Light 2
  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Released: 2022
  • Co-op: 4 players online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Dying Light 2 will once again place players back in a world filled with zombies. In fact, the game will take place fifteen years after the apocalypse where a large part of humanity was reduced to nothing. There are only small areas left for those wishing to seek refuge, but these places are often under the control of different factions.

In the game, players will be sent to one of these havens that are in a constant battle between factions that demand control. Outside of exploring and fighting zombie threats, players will have to deal with these factions as they see fit. Unlike the first title, there is more freedom of choice in the missions.

Players can team up with a faction or pin them against each other. Either way, your decisions will have consequences for the game world and a likely narrative outcome.

#1 Back 4 Blood

  • Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Released: 2022
  • Co-op: to be confirmed
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Turtle Rock Studios was responsible for creating the hugely successful Left 4 Dead, which is now owned by Valve. The video game franchise places survivors during a zombie pandemic in which players are forced to complete a series of tasks in hopes of securing rescue. There are two installments available and both were iconic hits, although Turtle Rock Studios has since parted ways with Valve and worked on other projects. Now, it looks like the developers wanted to dive back into the world of zombie hordes and action-packed moments when they announced Back 4 Blood.

During Game Award 2022, we got our first look at Back 4 Blood. The gameplay once again resembles that of Left 4 Dead. However, it looks like the developers want to expand the game further by providing more enemy, weapon, and storyline variations. This is going to be a big hit for those who loved Left 4 Dead and want more cooperative gameplay.

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