Do Zombies Make Everything Better?

Gaming 2012/01/20 14:00:00
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Kotaku just previewed concept art for an upcoming zombie video game, "Project Zomboid," and it got us thinking. More than a year ago, western shooter "Red Dead Redemption" released "Undead Nightmare," which was essentially an expansion of the exact same game, with the exact same map... But instead of desperados, you fought zombies. And you know what? It was pretty frickin' awesome.

If things go according to plan, "Project Zomboid" will be a zombie game manifesto. The zombie gaming aethetic has been evolving since "House of the Dead" and "Resident Evil," and since "Left 4 Dead" came out in 2008 game producers have been trying to get the formula just right. "Project Zomboid" differentiates between fast zombies and slow zombies, presumes you will eventually succumb to the infection, and even incorporates issues like depression and alcoholism. Zombie games are practically an artform unto themselves.

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  • Alex Max 2012/03/01 08:10:43
    Alex Max
    zombie? yeah it's rock, all the best friv game ever are all about zombies!!!!
  • Deactivated 2012/02/14 03:21:16
    Zombies rock dude
  • Jessica Schultz 2012/02/13 08:51:33
    Jessica Schultz
    Zombies are overrated. Games need aliens D:
  • The DOCTOR 2012/02/10 23:09:52
    The DOCTOR
    A brain a day keeps the doctor away! Zombie eating doctor brain
  • InsanitySpiral 2012/02/10 04:29:21
    Not EVERYthing. There are some things that are too good for the apocalypse style zombies.
  • Gray Serpent 2012/02/05 07:13:11
    Gray Serpent
    As much fun as it is to kill the mindless dead, it's gotten stale. It's become the only politically correct thing to kill at this point; every other "villain" has either been run into the ground, or is controversial (Nazi's, Imperial Japanese, etc.).

    And really, it seems like games are trying to focus less on killing people in general. So that just leaves mindless, shambling, non-people: Zombies. It's been pushed to it's limit really, if "Dead Island" is any indicator.
  • Maddie111111 2012/02/05 06:03:25
    sometimes but sometimes its too much.
  • erectimus_prime 2012/02/05 03:12:46
    Most things. But not everything.
    But, almost everything. Certainly the Apocalypse.
  • Paulc3po the tech guy 2012/02/04 19:25:03
    Paulc3po the tech guy
    Zombies are the best
  • Street Level 2012/02/03 23:01:31
    Street Level
    Why yes. Yes they do.
  • Stefan The Great 2012/02/01 22:54:23
    Stefan The Great
    In all honesty yes!!! That goes without asking. Plus this is preparation for 2012.. Its not going to be the the end just a Zombie apocalypse.
  • Glee_ky 2012/02/01 17:30:25
    Zombies rock.
  • mylegs 2012/01/31 11:24:16
    theyre getting old like vampires. I wouldnt mind a zombie game that more based around survival than zombies. kinda like a I am Legend spin off game. Not where you go slaying hundreds of zombies but where you need water/food/shelter and there happens to be zombies+ multiplayer to make little societies and you defend your base at night, gather and fight other groups at day.
  • Leeksoup 2012/01/31 07:06:32
    I love zombies. Books, movies, games, cute little zombie earrings.. pillsbury doughboy zombie tshirts... ahem.... However, it gets a little annoying when something saturates all types of media, though.

    For instance, games that have nothing to do with zombies that have a zombie level. I can see how some people would like it though. I for one loved the cow level in Diablo 2. So there you are.
  • TorchwoodTrinity 2012/01/30 22:15:28 (edited)
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  • Sabrena Heimes 2012/01/29 15:30:12
    Sabrena Heimes
    Yes they do! Zombies are the bomb diggety.
  • 13_JunkyardDog 2012/01/29 02:38:47
  • Karissa 2012/01/28 21:42:54
    HAHAHAHAAA!!! They do in video games:)
  • Soot The Fallen 2012/01/28 18:21:56
    Soot The Fallen
    I voted yes, but thier are some exeptions.... zombie and wasteland gamers know this well.
  • Midnite12 2012/01/28 17:52:27 (edited)
    I picked the third option 'cause it was funny. ;). But seriously, when I was watching my older brother play "Undead Nightmare," I thought it looked pretty cool. I could never play a zombie game, though. If I try I get freaked out, for some reason, panic, then get killed! I don't know why but zombies seem to have that affect on me.
  • Keichi Morisato 2012/01/28 05:55:38
    Keichi Morisato
    and sega has joined the zombie craze with a yakuza spin off that doesn't deal with martial arts like the other yakuza games but in fore power though i guess i would be more inclined to play that than most other zombie games.
  • Greatkibble 2012/01/28 03:15:05
    Maybe it's my own fear of them but I think too much hype is going on with people and their 'zombie-love.'
    For the love of the world, there will not be a zombie apocalypse people!
  • You Kno... Greatki... 2012/01/28 22:51:48
    You Know IT
    god of course not but thats why zombies are fun, the very fact that they don't exist and them causing the end of the world it's sort of like being a lil kid wanting to play with a unicorn, of course it doesn't exist but it's fun to pretend
  • Greatki... You Kno... 2012/01/29 13:42:31
    No it's just my own personal fear of them that made me said that. : )
    It's the main reason I'm not into it.
  • You Kno... Greatki... 2012/01/30 09:45:40
    You Know IT
    ah i c
  • Tiara Treehugger :) 2012/01/27 03:06:56
    Tiara Treehugger :)
    I think were all prepared for the zombie appocolypse, if i even spelled that right.
  • Keichi ... Tiara T... 2012/01/28 05:56:51
    Keichi Morisato
    yeah there is only supposed to be one P and an A instead of an O in apocalypse
  • Captain Spaulding (Movie-Guy) 2012/01/27 02:35:34
    Captain Spaulding (Movie-Guy)
    All I know it is fun shooting zombies in the gaming world..I have Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 and I also have Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare..those are my top favorite zombie games so far..Call of Duty Zombies would be cool if you didnt have to do things between each wave...but I'm a sucker for zombies, hell yeah they make things better
  • Pissed 2012/01/26 18:34:17
    Everything with zombies is better...
  • shadowpuppet 2012/01/25 23:48:14
  • mgk-:{ 2012/01/25 18:07:40
    oh ya ufc zombiez asome no its gay sometimes
  • TheRealShika200 2012/01/25 16:05:14
    HELL YES!!!
  • Bella 2012/01/25 05:31:19
    What is with the new trend. I swear, last year it was everything vampires, now its everything zombies. I was at Kings Island Halloween Haunt this year and everything was zombie this, zombie that. I just not get it. I am vampire fan, so that must be it but what is with the new trend.
  • MorningPanda 2012/01/25 03:02:20
    Literally everything is better with zombies. I could never finish a Jane Austin book before this:

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  • beethoven Morning... 2012/01/27 03:44:37
    Ahahahaha, I loved that book. Read the original AND that one, and I must say...the zombie one was much less boring! XD
  • brendan 2012/01/25 02:30:53
  • Monica 2012/01/25 00:01:57
    I love zombies ^-^ haha they still scare the crap outta me though :P
  • LoneWolfe_19 2012/01/24 22:59:02
  • Cassie Pettey 2012/01/24 20:29:06 (edited)
  • TheReal... Cassie ... 2012/01/25 16:06:11
    OMG! love it!
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