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Zombie Games, Have we had enough of them?

09-07-2013, 08:04 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 67
Zombie Games, Have we had enough of them?

I keep seeing tons of new zombie games popping up, most of them seem so unimaginative & ridiculous.
What are the devs thinking, that the word "Zombie" is a good enough word to sell a game or app.

I just wanted to know what are the opinions of the rest.

I love zombie games & I am always on the lookout for something fun with zombies in it, but I have been seeing some really bad ones lately trying to flash the word ZOMBIE far too often, trying hard to impress.

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09-07-2013, 08:07 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2012
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Quote:
Originally Posted by genesis_pig View Post
I keep seeing tons of new zombie games popping up, most of them seem so unimaginative & ridiculous.
What are the devs thinking, that the word "Zombie" is a good enough word to sell a game or app.

I just wanted to know what are the opinions of the rest.

I love zombie games & I am always on the lookout for something fun with zombies in it, but I have been seeing some really bad ones lately trying to flash the word ZOMBIE far too often, trying hard to impress.
Agree slightly. Most really bad apps just throw zombie in the title . example : angry zombie jump birds free (real app)

However good zombie apps like CoD zombies and N.Y Zombies deserve new versions. Dead ahead is also good. There are plenty of decent games that have zombies in them. You just need to know where to look.

09-07-2013, 08:16 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,036
I hate zombies now.
I had the ZSG, was a huge romero fan, and dug WWZ at least four years back. But then the trend hit.
I always was First and foremost a dinosaur fan.
I prefer dinos over zeds because the offer an oppritunity unlike "Infection X72" or "Unknown Virus 5,342". There are nice twists on the usual formula here and there, but I absolutely hate Zombies as a theme.
Dinos offer a vast array of oppritunity that no one realizes, or has used to any point close to its fullest.
We needa move on.
How many times can the world end anyway?
09-07-2013, 09:23 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: minnesota
Posts: 1,143
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Originally Posted by DannyTheElite View Post
example : angry zombie jump birds free (real app)
great example. the devs are getting results for people searching for angry birds, plants vs zombies ( or any of the other numerous popular zombie games), doodle jump, angry birds again, and any free app. its ridiculous.
09-07-2013, 09:55 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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Zombies haven't been cool since 1999.

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09-08-2013, 04:33 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2013
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Trouble is, the more zombie games that get made.. It dilutes the mystery and fascination and originality of older titles over time.

Take Resident Evil for example. The older ones (1,2,3) on ps1. Great games! But now, when I play them, i feel numb and don't fear the zombies anymore!

Because loads of zombie games have spawned, and it has made the zombies weaker and what makes it worse is when some games make fun of zombies or make them in cartoon form of funny joke form. Like Bloody Harry - great game no doubt... But the image of the zombie has suffered IMO.

WWZ is a good game though... I think you need to get it right for zombie games. You need a sense of vulnerability in these types of games. Like - "into the dead" for example. I hate when a game gives you a ton of ammo and guns, and you blast away zombies like they are nothing! Dead Trigger is an example.

Last edited by Gov; 09-08-2013 at 04:36 AM.
09-08-2013, 05:49 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 67
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Originally Posted by DannyTheElite View Post
However good zombie apps like CoD zombies and N.Y Zombies deserve new versions. Dead ahead is also good. There are plenty of decent games that have zombies in them. You just need to know where to look.
True, there loads of good ones.
Zombie Gunship, Zombie Highway, Last Driver, Zombies (by Bignic) & more are all good fun. I am always on the lookout for good zombie games.

I see that it is not the same with superheroes or other terms to trend as much as on the appstore as the term "Zombies".

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09-08-2013, 01:44 PM
#8
Joined: May 2012
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Posts: 15,759
Too many zombies.
09-08-2013, 02:01 PM
#9
I'm still waiting on a really fun zombie game like L4D2 on mobile. 4 player co-op and 4 v 4 versus mode would be really fun. Hopefully something like this comes out soon.
09-20-2013, 11:26 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,036
Heres hoping GTA V doesn't have a zombie mode.