Top 8 Upcoming Zombie games | 2021

Fans of zombie games rejoice. This year brings a fresh new wave of zombie and survival games. Once again, players get to experience the apocalypse. With the majority of the population gone, whether by becoming infected, being eaten, or evacuated, the primary motive of these games is to survive. One of the main reasons gamers love the zombie genre is because the idea of having to survive based on your ingenuity is resourcefulness and instincts such as making weapons, gathering resources, crafting items, hiding, and fleeing. Now, let’s dive into the top 8 zombie games scheduled to release this year.

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8. Dead Island 2

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Developer: Deep Silver

Publisher: Deep Silver Dambuster Studios, YAGER, Sumo Digital

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Initial Release Date: December 31, 2021

Dead Island assures players zombie-killing action of the same caliber as the first two games in this series. Announced in E3 2014, this game was postponed multiple times due to changes in developer teams. For now, we know that it is currently developed by Deep Silver Dambuster Studios and can be expected to release on December 31, 2021. Apart from the action, the game showcases a series of real-life locations across California. Also, the game will have an explained crafting system and a co-op mode allowing up to 8 players to play together.  

7. Undying

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Developer: Vanimals

Publisher: Skystone Games Inc., Vanimals

Platform: Microsoft Windows 

Release Date: Summer 2021

Undying is a story-focused zombie survival game where players play as a Mom who becomes infected with the zombie virus. While she is still transforming, she needs to teach her son Cody valuable survival skills to survive in this world. From teaching skills like building shelter and cooking, gathering and refining minerals to feeding on the undead bodies, the Mom is determined to protect her son even if she needs to use her own infected body as camouflage.

6. A Way to Be Dead 

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Developer: Crania Games

Publisher: Crania Games

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Release Date: TBA

The only indie game on this list, A Way to Be Dead is an asymmetrical multiplayer (4 vs 1) game. With deep horror aspects, the game allows players to play as either one of the four survivors or a crazy infected doctor on the hunt to bring them down. The game is much anticipated as it provides a similar multiplayer idea as Dead by Deadlight but with slightly better environments and a bit of change in gameplay. The closed beta phase of the game is over and the number of people who participated in that is looking quite good.

5. Dying Light 2

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Developer: Techland

Publisher: Techland

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows

Release Date: TBA

Dying Light 2 was announced in E3 2018 but it was postponed due to the pandemic. It was set to initially release in Jan 2020 but it was delayed to 2021. Set after the events of the first game, it introduces players to a new protagonist named Aiden Caldwell. Aiden is an infected survivor and he needs to use his expert survival and combat skills to escape from the zombies while gaining new allies. The environment in this game is very dynamic allowing players to move around swiftly. They can also swing from high ropes and run past rooftops with ease.

4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine

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Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Publisher: Ubisoft

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Series S

Initial Release Date: 2021

A first-person tactical shooter game in the zombie genre, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine was announced in E3 2019. This “3-player tactical co-op FPS” will be set in the future of the current rainbow six universes. Players have to team up against a new breed of mutated alien parasite. This parasite is set to infect hosts and their surroundings. Players have to fight hordes of opponents and claw their way out of high-risk, unpredictable missions. This is one of the most anticipated games in 2021.

3. Evil Dead: The Game

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Developer: Saber Interactive

Publisher: Boss Team Games

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 5

Initial Release Date: Summer 2021

Coming from the iconic Evil Dead franchise, the players get to play as Ash Williams or his friends in a co-op or PVP multiplayer experience. The game also allows players to play as Kandarian Demon flying over the map and controlling Deadites, the environment, and the survivors to hunt Ash Williams and his friends. The game showcases the look and feel of the original Evil Dead game with realistic visuals and a physics-based gore system.

2. Back 4 Blood 

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Developer: Turtle Rock Studios

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows

Release Date: October 12, 2021

Supposed to be “Left for Dead 3”, Turtle Rock Studios developed this game to play around mastering a few core principles: shoot, kill, and keep moving. Players have been anticipating this game for quite a while now and it’s finally dropping on October 12, 2021.

1. The Day Before

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Developer: Fntastic

Publisher: MYTONA

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Initial Release Date: Summer 2021

Thrown into an unknown zombie-infested world, players must survive and deal with the undead at the same time. Taking shelter in abandoned buildings, scavenging for supplies, fighting with other survivors for resources – everything is a part of the game. Another highly anticipated game of this year, The Day Before is sure to drop with a bang. 

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This was our take on the top 8 zombie games scheduled to drop this year. Let us know in the comments below about your favorite zombie game and if we missed any zombie game you’re waiting to release this year. Keep following

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