10 games to help you prepare for a zombie invasion

By Jim Squires | Oct 25, 2010 |

With Halloween right around the corner, there’s an inevitable invasion of little ghouls and goblins heading to your doorstep in the coming days. But when the candy is cleared out and the decorations disposed of, who knows what else lurks in the night?

Don’t worry – Gamezebo’s got your back. We’ve picked 10 video games that can help any player protect themselves from an impending zombie invasion.

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Plants vs Zombies (Download, iPhone) – When you’re making a list about zombie games, it’s hard to not start with the granddaddy of them all. Besides – if you’re looking to protect yourself from zombies, what better place to start than your own backyard? The casual classic offers a unique rethinking of the tower defense genre, playful plant-based weapons, and the most endearing zombies we’ve ever come across. And did we mention that you can put the whole experience in your pocket now, too?

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Zombie Farm (iPhone) – Why use plants to battle zombies when you could be a zombie farmer instead? Plant and grow a zombie army in this unique spin on the FarmVille formula that lets you command an army of undead as you wreak havoc upon some unsuspecting neighbours and townsfolk.

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Gangsta Zombies (Facebook) – Complete missions, buy property, defeat rivals and earn money to move up the ranks. Waitaminnit – isn’t that just Mafia Wars? Gangsta Zombies takes the social RPG formula established by games like Zynga’s popular mob simulation and gives it a spooky undead makeover.

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Zombie Bowl-O-Rama (Download) – Few sounds are as satisfying as the cracking of ten pins when you get that first strike, but the sound of a bowling ball hitting a zombie is a close second. Trade bowling pins for the shuffling of undead feet in this zombified take on ten pin.

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Zombie Dice (iPhone) – Based on the popular real world dice game of the same name, Zombie Dice is a fast and fun pass’n’play about decision making and luck. Playing as a zombie, you’ll try and collect as many human brains as you can before being hit by three shotgun blasts and losing all the tasty brains you’ve worked for.

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Pro Zombie Soccer (iPhone) – Defend the world from the undead through the awesome power of soccer! Players will use their footy skills to fight off legions of the undead in this fast-paced arcade style soccer shooter.

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BRAAAINS (Facebook) – Exhume bodies, build an army, and take on the undead troops of other players in this cutesy take on undead combat. Strategy gamers will dig the buying of armor and weapons to tweak stats. Silly gamers will love dressing their living corpses like astronauts and hazmat workers.

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Zombie Pirates (Download) – Take the basic ideas behind Plants vs Zombies, add ships, water, and pirates, and you have Zombie Pirates – a delightful sea-faring spin on the tower defense genre.

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ZombieSmash (iPhone) – Ragdoll physics and castle defense combine in this highly addictive game about surviving a zombie invasion. The developers describe it as a survival comedy, and with weapons ranging from asteroids to wrecking balls at your disposal, it’s not hard to see why.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (iPhone) – Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name, players will slaughter zombies in a proper Victorian setting in this 2D sidescrolling beat’em up. Pretending to be Elizabeth Bennet has never been so fun! ...or gory!

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