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This is a selected list of video games with an undead theme, containing games featuring undead as the central theme or a major theme. Subjects for an undead theme may include zombies, vampires or ghosts. It also covers werewolves which can be portrayed as allies of the undead.



Modern horror zombies

These games feature creatures inspired by the archetypal flesh-eating zombies seen in horror films, B-movies and literature, such as in the films of George A. Romero, for example. Particular zombie rationale and depictions vary with the source.

Name Year Platform Description
Alive 4-Ever 2009 iPod Touch, iPhone A game where a player has to play as Taza, Steve, Anna, or Wallace. In a city with a disease that has been spread and players have to shoot zombies, rescue survivors and vaccines and kill bosses.
Beast Busters 1989 Arcade (Arc) Gun-game in which the players have to shoot their way out of a zombie-infested city.
Burn, Zombie Burn! 2009 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Zombies appear in waves and the player has to keep killing them by setting them alight.[1]
Call of Duty: World at War 2008 Microsoft Windows (Win), Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, iPod Touch,iPhone Has a bonus level similar to Gears of War 2's horde mode where the players must survive against Nazi/Imperial Army zombies.
Carmageddon series 1997–2000 Various Features zombie takeovers of large cities through which the player must drive, killing zombies along the way. However, it should be noted that this is only in the censored versions of the games; the uncensored versions contain regular pedestrians as victims instead of zombies.
CarnEvil 1998 Arc Light gun game set in an undead amusement park, LA Weekly writer Adam Bregman described it as "perhaps the most twisted video game ever created".[2]
City of the Dead Cancelled Cancelled Based on George A. Romero's Dead films. Its creation was canceled midway through production due to the company developing it going out of business.
Cold Fear 2005 PlayStation 2 (PS2), Win, Xbox A coastguard receives a call to a ship where the military scientist crew are all dead. The dead crew are re-animated by a creature called the Exo-Cell which gives the corpse an in-satiable hunger for flesh and death.
Corpse Killer 1994 3DO, Sega CD, Sega CD 32X, Sega Saturn (Saturn), Win Video game which featured a gang of hunters/soldiers who flee from a village full of zombies.
D2 2000 Dreamcast (DC) Game (originally for the never released Panasonic M2) played from a third and first person perspective with a light RPG element.
Dead Head Fred 2007 PlayStation Portable (PSP) Game revolves around Fred's missing head while progressing through the game the player can collect an assortment of different heads which all have different abilities.
Dead Island 2010 Win, Xbox 360 An upcoming FPP (First Person Perspective) game about a zombie outbreak on a tropical island.
Dead Rising 2006 Xbox 360 Player kills zombies with various household items in an infested shopping mall.
Dead Rising 2 2010 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Win Player kills zombies with various items in gambling city.
Doom series 1993 Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64 The Doom video game series features demons from hell invading, and turning people into zombies.
Flesh Feast 3D 1998 Win Zombie Hunting PC Game.
Fort Zombie 2009 Win
Ghoul Patrol 1994 SNES The sequel to the earlier Zombies Ate My Neighbors, both developed by LucasArts. Written only for the SNES platform, it features the same two characters from the earlier game as they fight monsters and rescue hostages. Features similar play mechanics but different graphics.
Gloom 3 AKA Ultimate Gloom 1997 Amiga First person 3D shoot 'em up where the player dispenses with a variety of zombies.
Horror Zombies from the Crypt 1990 Amiga, Atari ST (ST), DOS Platform game where the player enters a mansion full of zombies and other ghastly creatures.
The House of the Dead series 1996–present Arc, DC, Saturn, Wii, Win, Xbox Zombie blasting arcade games once famed for their extremely violent portrayal of anti-zombie combat.
Hunter: The Reckoning 2002 Nintendo GameCube (GC), Xbox
Infected 2005 PSP Players assume the role of a New York City cop and must rescue civilians from the undead; shoot-em-up style game.
Isle of the Dead 1993 DOS A game where the player is the lone survivor of a plane wreck on a mysterious tropical island, teeming with flesh-eating zombies under the control of an evil mad scientist.
Killing Floor 2005–present Linux, Mac OS X, Win A survival horror multi-player game mod (modification)/total conversion of the Unreal Engine. Players assume the role of a squad team that stop increasingly powerful waves of specimens.
Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green 2005 Win, Xbox The only Romero-based game ever released, with a parallel story to the movie of the same name.
The Last Guy 2008 PS3 A rescue game in which the player character must guide civilians to escape from monster-infested cities.
Left 4 Dead series 2008–present Win, Xbox 360 Multiplayer games in which four players must cooperate to survive a zombie apocalypse.
Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ 2008 Nintendo DS (DS) A surreal game where an outbreak of zombies infects many classic fairy tale settings, leaving only Little Red Riding Hood and Momotarō to defend themselves from the invasion.
Martian Gothic: Unification 2000 PC, PlayStation A space-sci-fi survival horror involving 3 astronauts investigating an incident in a scientific-research base on Mars. They discover that everyone was killed by mass hysteria and turned into zombies called "non-dead" by exposure to an ancient alien virus they had excavated underground.
The Onechanbara series 2000–present PS2, Wii, Xbox 360 Hack and slash games involving the female protagonist cutting swathes through an army of undead in modern day Japan.
Plants vs. Zombies 2009 DS, Mac OS X, Win, Xbox 360 Puzzle game where the player controls plants and attempts to keep zombies from eating their master's brain.
Resident Evil series 1996–present Various Features flesh-eating zombies created by synthetic means.
Possession 2010 PS3, Win, Xbox 360 Game where you are a zombie looking to exact revenge on the humans who made you undead.
Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend 2005 Linux, Mac OS X, Win Expansion pack for first-person shooter game Postal 2 featuring a zombie attack on the fictitious town of Paradise.[3]
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails 2009 PS3, Win, Xbox 360 Features a zombie outbreak in Vietnam during the Vietnam War caused by a virus called WhiteKnight.
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse 2005 Mac OS X, Win, Xbox, Xbox 360 A third-person game played as the zombie, along with an army of converted zombies.
Survival Crisis Z 2004 Win Computer role-playing game (CRPG)
Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys! 2008 DS
They Hunger 1999 Win A single-player mod for Half-Life, features a three episode trilogy set in rural USA.
TimeSplitters 2000-present GC, PS2, Xbox The series has many different zombie levels in each game, all of them formed from a different story. It also allowed you to be zombies in multiplayer.
Touch the Dead 2007 DS On-rail, first-person shooter that challenges a player to eradicate hundreds of waves of zombies in prisons, swamps, and military bases.
The Typing of the Dead 1999 DC, Win A spin-off/port of House of the Dead that tries to serve as a typing trainer.
Urban Dead 2005 Browser A browser-based MMORPG where players can join either the survivors or the zombies, in the battle for control of a quarantined city.
Zombi 1990 Amiga, Amstrad CPC (CPC), Commodore 64 (C64), Commodore Plus/4, ST, ZX Spectrum (Spec) Like Dead Rising, Zombi has a zombies-in-shopping-mall theme inspired by the film Dawn of the Dead.
Zombie Massacre AKA Gloom 4 1998 Amiga First person Sci-Fi shooter game.
Zombie Apocalypse 2009 Xbox 360, PS3 A Smash TV-style, twin stick shoot 'em up featuring zombies.
Zombie Driver 2009 Win An overhead-view mission-based driving game taking place in a zombie apocalypse.
Zombie Master 2007 Win A multiplayer Half-Life 2 mod, Zombie Master controls all the zombies in the map while the rest are humans must try to survive the map.
Zombie Nation 1990 NES A mysterious meteor called 'Darc Seed' crashes to Earth and turns the inhabitants of the United States into zombies.
Zombie Panic! Source 2007 Win A multiplayer Half-Life 2 mod, in which players are divided into two teams, survivors and zombies. When survivors are killed, they become zombies. Zombie Panic! is a mod for Half-Life by the same developers.
Zombie Revenge 1999 Arc, DC Beat 'em up where players choose one of three characters to pummel zombies.
Zombie Wranglers 2009 Xbox 360 An Xbox Live game where players choose one of four characters to "wrangle" zombies.
Zombie Zombie 1984 Spec 4 action game with a B-movie inspired plot line.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors 1993 Mega Drive/Genesis (MD/Gen), SNES A humorous game including parodies of many classic B-movie monsters.

Voodoo zombies

These games use a voodoo background for their zombies.

Name Year Platform Description
Akuji the Heartless 1998 PlayStation (PS1) The game centres around the voodoo priest and warrior Akuji, who had his heart ripped out on his wedding day by his brother, and through the use of voodoo magic is now cursed to wander through hell. Akuji, however, has a chance for redemption: if he traverses hell and collects the souls of his ancestors then the loa Baron Samedi will grant him safe passage out of the underworld.
Monkey Island series 1990–present Mac OS, Wii, Win LeChuck is a pirate and the main villain appearing in the Monkey Island series of computer adventure games produced by LucasArts. Undead throughout the series, LeChuck has a different form in each game.
Shadow Man 1999 DC, Nintendo 64 (N64), PS1, Win Players assume the role of Mike Leroi, who is cursed to be a zombie slave but has also been chosen to be the Shadow Man. Shadow Man is able to travel between the living world and Deadside. In addition to Shadow Man himself, Deadside is filled with a variety of undead creatures that behave in a more traditional zombie-like fashion.

Fantasy zombies

These fantasy games take the Dungeons & Dragons version of the zombie as their basis. Many other fantasy-themed games, outside of this list, feature zombies.

Name Year Platform Description
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic 2006 Win, Xbox 360 The games main antagonists are a group necromancers that summon zombies and other undead as you progress through the game.
Dragon Age: Origins 2009 Win, Xbox 360, PS3 Mages in Dragon Age can be turned into horrific creatures called abominations.
Ghosts 'n Goblins series 1985–present Various This series features an overwhelming abundance of zombies as enemies.
MediEvil 1998 PS1, PlayStation Network (PSN) The game, as well as its sequel and remake, feature an Undead player character, Sir Dan a classic Knight but undead.
Thief: The Dark Project 1998 Win Thief and its sequels contain many kinds of undead creatures, including "haunts" and even ghost-like apparitions later on in the series. However, zombies in general appear consistently throughout the games.
Tomb Raider: Underworld 2008 PS2, PS3, Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360 In the game, the player encounters thralls, former humans who have been reanimated by eitr, the poisonous liquid which is the origin of all living things according to Norse mythology.
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos 2002 Mac OS, Mac OS X, Win has Zombies as NPCS as well as a playable faction, populated by undead.
World of Warcraft 2004 Mac OS X, Win features an undead, zombie-like race known as the Forsaken. Zombies, mummies and ghosts are also featured as enemies with varying backgrounds. The Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack is themed almost entirely around zombies and the undead.

Other zombies

Name Year Platform Description
Area 51 2005 PS2, Win, Xbox Player enters Area 51 And has to fight mutant creatures that are turned by a disease, the player also gets this disease and fights trying to keep his humanity.
Abomination: The Nemesis Project 1999 Win Real-time strategy game where the player must defeat increasingly mutated forms of zombies.
The Darkness 2007 PS3, Xbox 360 A first-person shooter. Although the majority of the game revolves around fighting a mafia, two levels of the game involve a demonic land, wherein the player must combat patchwork zombies of World War I soldiers.
Dead Space 2008 PS3, Win, Xbox 360 Science fiction survival horror game which features enemies called necromorphs, which are generated from corpses. They are most effectively killed by "strategic dismemberment", cutting off their limbs with futuristic mining tools improvised as weapons.
The Evil Dead 1984 C64, Spec The player, as Ash Williams, must fight Deadites, whilst trying to prevent an evil presence entering the log cabin they are trapped in.
Evil Dead series 2000–2005 DC, PS1, PS2, Win, Xbox This trilogy (Hail to the King, A Fistful of Boomstick and Regeneration), also features Ash from the Evil Dead movies slicing and dicing up zombie ("Deadites") with his arm-mounted chainsaw, plus various other acquired weapons such as his double-barrel shotgun, also known as a "Boomstick".
Fallout series 1997–present Mac OS X, PS2, PS3, Win, Xbox, Xbox 360 The Ghouls, humans who were disfigured by radiation, can become Feral Ghouls and behave like zombies, but they are just Ghouls who lost their ability to reason. They are considered zombies by some in-game characters; the Ghouls themselves consider the term "zombie" a racial slur.
Halo series 2001–present Win, Xbox, Xbox 360 The Flood have been described as "alien zombie-parasite(s)", due to their living dead nature being caused by a parasite.[4] Unlike ordinary zombies they have the ability to use weapons and are physically stronger and faster than the host, they're not killed by the destruction of the brain, only the controlling parasite. Halo 3 features a multi-player game mode called "Infected" where one player controls a zombie and must spread the infection by killing other players, who then respawn as zombies and the game continues in this fashion until all players are turned into zombies.
Half-Life series 1998–present PS2, PS3, Win, Xbox, Xbox 360 Series has several types of zombies, which are mutated humans controlled by parasitic alien headcrabs. In the Half Life 2 chapter "We Don't go to Ravenholm..." they are seen in great numbers.
Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death 2003 GC, PS2, Win, Xbox Game has zombies (labeled as "The Undead") among its villains, who are most notably encountered in a shopping mall à la Dawn of the Dead. The so-called "Vampires" in the game also appear more like movie zombies, and behave like the infected in 28 Days Later.
Prototype 2009 PS3, Win, Xbox 360 Game has zombie-like infected which eventually overrun large parts of Manhattan and are act as a annoyance if anything to protagonist. In some cases the infected can mutate into bulky, brown coloured creatures if the host's genetics are acceptable, while others just turn into a similar one to the classic slow zombie.
Quake series 1996–present Various Quake I has zombies as supernaturally-animated putrefied corpses who can raise again and again until they are inflicted so much damage in a single attack that their body explodes. Quake II and IV have zombie enemies that are failed Strogg transfers.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein 2001 Linux, Mac OS X, PS2, Win, Xbox Zombies are featured as enemies in the game, typically in ancient tombs and other such places. They attack indiscriminately, and will go after Axis and Allies alike. They have the ability to summon evil spirits, in the form of flying, ethereal skulls, with which to attack the player. Also, one of the bosses is a hulking conglomeration of many zombies fused together. The console versions feature missions set in Egyptian tombs where animated mummy enemies are found. In addition to the normal zombies, there are also armored Zombie Knights, which resemble skeletal Viking warriors. They come equipped with either a sword or a hatchet, as well as a shield that can deflect gunfire. Unlike normal zombies, they do not rise up again when killed.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series 2007–present Win Some of the people in The Zone have had their minds wiped by psionic creatures or dangerous "psi-emissions". This reduces their movement to a clumsy, shambling gait and causes them to become violent towards all non-zombies. Recently changed individuals may have weapons that they will fire in your general direction.
Wolfenstein 2009 Mac OS X, PS3, Win, Xbox 360 Compared to its predecessor, Wolfenstein features a more unorthodox portrayal of the undead. Rather than traditional zombies, there are "the Despoiled", dead soldiers revived by the extradimensional energies of the Black Sun. Resembling flaming skeletons clad in Wehrmacht uniforms, they attack by either slashing with their claws or launching blasts of energy at the player. The magic-wielding Elite Guards can create them from the corpses of their fallen comrades.


Revenants are based on folklore; these games may have a supernatural or fantasy theme. Unlike the mass-attack cannibalistic zombies of modern horror, revenants rose from the dead for individual purposes.

Name Year Platform Description
Death Knights of Krynn 1991 C64, DOS, Amiga Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game and follow-up to Champions of Krynn. The player's party of adventurers is attacked by a slain former colleague who has been brought back from the dead by Lord Soth, a Death Knight who is raising fallen warriors in order to create an undead army.[5]
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem 2002 GC Features four distinct types of revenant as well as a lich, all of varying strengths and alignments to different occult gods.
Legacy of Kain: Defiance 2003 PS2, Win, Xbox Features resurrected creatures that rise from the ground or out of the walls by temporarily inhabiting the shells of corpses to escape the Spectral Realm and enter the living world. These creatures aren't seen in the Spectral Realm and are only presented in Raziel's chapters.
Revenant 1999 Mac OS, Win The protagonist is a risen soul from Hell tasked with finding a local king's daughter.
Siren 2003 PS2 The primary enemies of the game, the "shibito" (屍人?), are people affected by a local religious ritual gone awry. Shibito in the earlier stages appear and behave predominantly like zombies.
World of Warcraft 2004 Mac OS X, Win This MMORPG has a variety of undead, including a playable race known as the Forsaken. Virtually any type of creature can have an undead counterpart at some place in the game, though these are usually from the humanoid races. The second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King features the leader of an undead army as the main antagonist with many different types of undead creatures under his command.

Ghosts and spirits

Name Year Platform Description
Amber: Journeys Beyond 1996 Mac OS, Win Players encounter ghosts and poltergeists whilst responding to a friend's request.[6]
Avenging Spirit 1991 Arc, GB
Bubble Ghost 1987 Amiga, Apple IIGS, C64, CPC, DOS, Game Boy (GB), ST Players guide a ghost around a castle, who uses its breath to guide bubbles past obstacles in order to activate different objects and ultimately escape.[7]
Casper 1996 3D0, Game Boy Color (GBC), PS1, Saturn, SNES
Casper 1995 GB
Casper: Spirit Dimensions 2001 GC, PS2
Casper's Scare School 2008 DS, PS2
Clive Barker's Jericho 2007 PS3, Win, Xbox 360
Clive Barker's Undying 2001 Mac OS X, Win The player character, Patrick Galloway, faces off the Covenant family's four deceased children, which have returned to life: Ambrose, Lizbeth, and twins Aaron and Bethany. While the most of them takes physical forms resembling their former selves, Aaron Covenant appears as ghostly spirit without skin, constantly stalking Patrick throughout his journey through the Covenant island plagued by outworldy monsters. Patrick has to solve the mystery of Aaron's death and find his corpse in order to put him to rest.
Clock Tower 3 2003 PS2
Cursed Mountain 2009 Wii Set during an ascent of the Chomo Lonzo mountain in Tibet, players control experienced climber Eric Simmons who is trying to find his brother Frank. The game is centred on Buddhist mythology. Eric encounters the ghosts of monks and villagers who lived on the mountain which became trapped in the limbo state of Bardo upon death. Ghosts must first be weakened by combat before being dispatched through prayer.[8]
Echo Night: Beyond 2004 PS2
Fatal Frame series 2001–present PS2, Wii, Xbox
F.E.A.R. 2005 PS3, Win, Xbox 360 First-person shooter that contains ghost-like creatures called nightmares. These appear in its freeware multiplayer component F.E.A.R. Combat, its expansions F.E.A.R. Extraction Point and F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, and appear in its sequel, F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin.
Ghost Master 2003 Mac OS, PS2, Win A strategy game where the player takes control of spirits to increase a mortal's belief in the supernatural, avenge deaths, and conscript renegade ghosts.

Ghostbusters the video game

Haunting 1993 MD/Gen, PSP A game where players control a poltergeist haunting an Italian-American family by possessing the environment and different items in their house.
Geist 2005 GC A game where players control ghost-like character and would possess people and objects to use as their own, in order to complete the game.
Ju-on: The Grudge 2009 Wii
Kuon 2004 PS2
Luigi's Mansion 2001 GC
Painkiller Series 2004–present Xbox, Xbox360, Win A game where the protagonist must destroy 5 Demons over the world using a variety of weapons and tools.
Silent Hill 4: The Room 2004 PS2, Win, Xbox A game where the player is trapped in a nightmarish and possessed room but finds another world through a hole in the apartment. The ghosts are the victims of the game's antagonist.


Name Year Platform Description
Decap Attack 1991 MD/Gen
The Mummy Returns 2001 GBC, PS2 Based on the film of the same name.
Oh Mummy 1984 CPC, MSX, Spec
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy 2003 GC, PS2, Xbox


Name Year Platform Description
The Astonishing Adventures of Mr. Weems and the She Vampires 1987 C64, CPC, Spec
Blade 2000 GBC, PS1 The titular character is a dhampir who destroys vampires.
BloodRayne series 2002, 2004 GC, Mac, PS2, Win, Xbox The titular character is a dhampir who destroys vampires and other supernatural beings.
Buffy series 2000–present Various Based on the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Castlevania series 1986–present Various The series focuses on a war between the Belmont family (originally "Belmondo") and Dracula. Dracula is resurrected every hundred years, the Belmonts must defeat him before he unleashes his wrath on the world. Every game in the Castlevania series has included zombies or other undead enemies in addition to the vampire. Some are infinitely-spawning enemies which are very easy to defeat, while others have been featured as bosses.
The Count 1981 Apple II Plus, Atari 400, Atari 800, Commodore PET, Spec, TI 99/4a, TRS-80, Vic 20
Countdown Vampires 1999 PS1
Dark Angel: Vampire Apocalypse 2001 PS2 A vampire named Anna has a year to defeat the army of the Shadow Lord before facing him in combat, the title's gameplay has been compared to Gauntlet and Diablo.[9]
Darkstalkers series 1994–2005 Various
Darkwatch 2005 PS2, Xbox
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall 1996 Win The player may become a vampire, either through infection when fighting vampires or through choice.
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 2002 Win, Xbox The player may become a vampire, either through infection when fighting vampires or through choice.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 2006 PS3, Win, Xbox 360 The player may become a vampire, either through infection when fighting vampires or through choice.
Ghost House 1986 Master System (MS)
Legacy of Kain series 1996–2003 DC, GC, PS1, PS2, Win, Xbox
Master of Darkness 1992 Game Gear (GG), MS Dr. Social must travel through London in order to face Dracula at the Thames river. Likened to Castlevania games.[10]
Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi 2003 Win
Vampire Night 2000 Arc, PS2
Vampire Rain 2007 PS3, Xbox 360
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2004 Win A vampire RPG set in the World of Darkness. Players will encounter zombies at various points in the game. Zombies in this game are portrayed as lumbering, weak undead creatures with a hunger for brains.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption 2000 Mac OS, Win Another RPG game set in the World of Darkness.
A Vampyre Story 2008 Mac OS X, Win Point and click adventure game featuring Mona De Lafitte, a young opera singer who wishes to travel to Paris and gain fame, despite having recently become a vampire.
Van Helsing 2004 Game Boy Advance (GBA), PS2, Xbox


Name Year Platform Description
Altered Beast 1988 Various Features a werewolf as a playable form.
The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery 1995 DOS, Macintosh, Windows The supernatural investigator Gabriel Knight try to solve his second Schattenjäger case, this time involving a "black wolf".
Dragon Age: Origins 2009 Win, Xbox 360, PS3 Werewolves are featured during the quest to gain Dalish Elf's support as an ally, however if you take the Werewolf's side, then you gain the Werewolves as Allies instead.
The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon 2003 Win, Xbox The player can combat and turn into a werewolf.
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall 1996 Win The player can combat and turn into a werewolf as well as other were-creatures (such as wereboars)
Underworld: The Eternal War 2004 PS2 Features both vampires and werewolves known as lycans.
Operation Darkness 2007 Xbox 360 Two of the playable characters have the ability to transform into werewolves during the sixth mission of the game.
Project Altered Beast 2005 PS2
Sonic Unleashed 2008 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 Sonic gains a new werewolf-like form know as "The Werehog".
Vampire - The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2001 PC You encounter a big werewolf almost halfway through the game.
Werewolves of London 1987 CPC, Spec
Wolfman 1988 C64, CPC, Spec The protagonist of this text adventure awakes to discover he has become a werewolf and killed a young girl in the night. The player must flee the wrathful villagers and find a cure for lycanthropy.[11]

Liches and skeletons

Other undead creatures such as liches and animated skeletons appear frequently in many high fantasy video games as minions of the forces of evil and chaos.

Name Year Platform Description
Grim Fandango 1998 Win
Secret of the Silver Blades 1990 Amiga, C64, DOS, Mac OS, NEC PC-9801 Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. A party of adventurers must enter a castle trapped within a glacier and slay the lich Dreadlord.[12]
Warhammer: Dark Omen 1998 PS1, Win Real-time tactics game set in Games Workshop's Warhammer setting. Players face a lich named Dread Lord and his army of vampires, mummies, skeletons, zombies and wraiths.[13]
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King 2008 Mac OS X, Win Players can create the Hero Class Death Knight, which is an undead version of a character with the capability of using undead like powers and summoning zombies for pets.

General undead theme

Some games feature multiple types of undead, rather than focusing on a single type, and may contain other varieties of monster.

Name Year Platform Description
Alone in the Dark series 1992–present Various Survival horror series featuring zombies and other undead creatures.
Blood 1997 DOS The undead protogonist, Caleb, fights a diabolic cult known as Cabal, which uses a lot of different undead creatures, like common zombies, fat poisoned zombies and living severed hands.
Diablo series 1996–present Mac OS, Mac OS X, PS1, Win Features undead creatures such as skeletons, zombies and mummies, as well as other monsters.
Ghoul Patrol 1994 SNES Sequel to Zombies Ate My Neighbors. Players control Zeke or Julie, who have unleashed a horde of zombies, ghosts, skeletons and other monsters from a book found in a treasure chest within their local library.[14]
Maximo: Ghosts to Glory 2001 PS2 Spiritual Successor to Ghosts N' Goblins. Players control Maximo, who have battles hordes of skeletons, ghosts, and zombies of all types including pirates skeletons and zombie crocodiles.
Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia 2007 Win, Xbox 360 Features numerous different types of zombies as well as ghosts, vampires, skeletons, mummies and werewolves, amongst other monsters.[15] Followed by revamped PlayStation 3 version Monster Madness: Grave Danger in 2008.[16]
Mortal Kombat series 1991–present Various Various characters including Scorpion and Noob Saibot are undead.
Nocturne 1999 Win In one chapter, the "Stranger" is dispatched to deal with a zombie outbreak in a small farming community. It is revealed that the zombies are the side-effect of an infestation of a "Lovecraftian" dark god entombed under the village.
The Witcher 2007 Win
World of Warcraft 2004 Mac OS X, Win Depicts victims of the attack by the burning legion return as Scourge, which is a variation of zombies. Some stitched together bloated creatures and some armored with weapons and capable of speech.


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