Thursday, April 19, 2012

Megabits Pick of zombie games (Part 2)

It's nearly 30 years since the undead first appeared on our computer screens but things have changed quite a lot since Zombie Zombie on the ZX Spectrum. There's plenty to look forward to as well, with Lollipop Chainsaw and The Walking Dead among those soon to be released.

Megabits decided to stagger down memory lane and pick our ten favourites from the past decade. Here are the final five.

If you missed the first part, click here.

5) OMG-Z
This little gem on PSN took me a little by surprise. Laughing Jackal's PlayStation Minis game is simple and looks basic - but it's absolutely brilliant. It's a chain reaction game where you have to free the city of Redfield from the evil clutches of the undead. There are 81 levels, 32 different settings and loads of different types or zombie can explode or leave a pool of acid when shot, thus causing others nearby to explode and so on... Well worth checking out as it will keep you occupied for ages.

4) Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (2010)
You thought the Wild West deserved its name when John Marston was running round at the start of the original game, collecting pelts and hogtying women... but the fifth DLC pack, Undead Nightmare, made things even more dangerous.

3) Call of Duty: World at War (2008)
It may not be the only time zombies have appeared in a Call of Duty game, or the best example - but it was the first. And who in all honesty would have thought it would work as well as it did? Tired of shooting living bad guys? Why not take on the undead too? Take on wave after wave of the undead, unlocking different weapons along the way. Great fun with a friend and massively popular.

2) Resident Evil series (1996-2012)
In 1996, the original Resident Evil captured the imagination of PlayStation owners - who still fondly remember those dogs leaping through windows and the cadaver on the floor grabbing you as you walked by. Since then, Capcom have breathed new life into the long-running series - we recently reviewed Capcom's Operation Raccoon City, which made a departure from what Resident Evil fans are used to! Arguably, however, it was Resident Evil 4 that was the pinacle of the survival horror genre. Let's see if the upcoming Resident Evil 6 is any better.

1) Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)
AI director, sublime co-op gameplay, varied guns and melee weapons, the Special Infected including the Witch, Hunter and Tank. The sequel addressed all the issues we had with the original - and remains an absolute classic.

Missed Part One (numbers 10-6)? Click here