Blasting down Zombies is one of the most exciting things you can do in a video game. the idea has been around ever since the inception of video games, with Entombed first launching onto the Atari 2600 way back in 1982, and has worked its way into a variety of fast paced action and horror games ever since. Now that virtual reality is making a strong play in the gaming space itself, it only makes sense for developers to create games based on this idea.
So what are the best vr zombie games out there right now? Here are our picks.
If you’re into Zombie games, Arizona Sunshine is the VR title for you. Sporting excellent graphics and immersive landscapes, Arizona Sunshine brings you fast paced Zombie action that you won’t get anywhere else. There is also a co-op multiplayer mode available which allows you to play campaign or hoard mode in tandem with one another, even further expanding the fun you can have with this game. Our own John Velasco gave the title a solid 8/10, so it would definitely be worth a look if you’ve got the cash to drop. This game is available for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, so you should be able to get your hands on it no matter which PC-based headset you own. Check it out.
Though this game is currently only available on Playstation VR if you want to play it in virtual reality, many users have claimed it as the biggest reason to get Sony’s HMD. Resident Evil 7 is chock full of dark corridors and frightening monsters that are sure to scare the hell out of you, and has received extremely favorable reviews from users around the world. Though you can play the game on Playstation 4 and PC without a VR headset on, the game is almost screaming to be used on a virtual reality platform. If you own a Playstation VR headset and haven’t picked this up yet, it is an absolute must-have. Check out our review down below and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Into the Dead
Into the Dead drops players into a world on darkness overrun with zombies. This title is a wave clearing game, tasking you to wipe out as many oncoming dead as you possibly can. There are multiple game modes to play through, where you can use a variety of weapons like shotguns, dual pistols, and even a chainsaw. If you were looking for something to get your adrenaline pumping and burn some time, this game is for you. It is available on both Oculus Rift and Gear VR, so you can play it at home or on the go. Check it out.
The Brookhaven Experiment
The Brookhaven Experiment was one of the first horror games to be released on the HTC Vive, and it continues to be one off the best. There is a story as well as survival modes built into this title, which both use extremely dark surroundings and eerie sound effects to get your skin crawling. The game gives you a flashlight and a limited amount of bullets in order to fight off approaching zombies from all different directions, and it continues to scare the heck out of thousands of players to this day. The game is currently only available on the HTC Vive, but is updated pretty often so it is well worth the $20 it takes to get started. If you’ve been looking for a title you can use to scare your friends in virtual reality, this is a great choice.
Drop Dead was first developed for Gear VR, but has been ported to the Oculus Rift with updated graphics since its popularity skyrocketed. The title is meant to emulate an arcade-style action title, with various different types of Zombies for you to get out and shoot. The game even works with Oculus Touch, which should give you the ultimate arcade experience. With fantastic graphics and a fun, fast paced story, this game should appease all different types of players. There is multiplayer, co-op, and single player integrated into the title as well, so you can even play with your friends if you like. Be sure to give it a shot, but make sure you don’t get bitten first.
Price: $88/6 people
Ok, this isn’t exactly a game you can play at home, but it’s still one of the best VR zombie shooters around. Zero Latency throws you and some friends into the ultimate zombie survival center, with physical weapons to use and headsets that let you walk around quite a bit. This is much more of an attraction than a game, but man is it a good time. In what is essentially next generation laser tag, you and 5 friends can fight off a variety of zombie mutants while yelling to each other and trying to keep yourself from getting killed.
While $88 might seem pretty pricey for one session, splitting it 6 ways makes it much more affordable, and it’s a great way to get in on some interactive VR fun with you and your buddies. There is currently only one center located in Melbourne, Australia, but if you’re in the area, be sure to check it out!
Did we miss your favorite game? Still a VR zombie game out there you would like us to cover? Let us know in the comments section below!