Should Someone Cut The Head Off Of Zombie Games?

Unless you have lived under a rock or have been dead the past couple of years, you have missed quite a bit in the world of video games. Great innovations in both story and gameplay have become commonplace. So much that great games come by the shelf load and stand front-and-center on the tv dinner of life. It has become the common salisbury steak to the masses, while the casual gamers fiddle with their peas and corn. Now, if you have been under a rock, you want this salisbury steak. If you have been dead, let me be the first to welcome you to the uprising and the promising new world of human steak.

Zombies have been invading our reticules for sometime now and, for awhile there, I began to wish that this trend would finally die with the double-tap of an overwhelmed consumer pocketbook. But no. With each new game I picked up that invited our once dead friends to the party, I still felt a slight glee of evading their clawing grasp and totally ruining their peculiar attire with my weapon of choice. I found that this will always be the case for me because of one simple truth: Killing a monster is satisfying. Training myself to remain calm, aim my barrel(s) and then BLAM-O! I just momentary stole the sting from a hectic day at work and turned it into a headshot. However, I noticed that I have become somewhat of a zombie snob [znob]. I only seem to get a thrill out of killing certain ones. I felt hardly anything with Dead Rising but found a wonderland of chunks with Left 4 Dead. Being a znob might be the direct result from this overload of undead NPCs in video gaming and it doesn’t look to be slowing down.

This could be promising. (Dead Island, not Jess in the red, polyester blend, long sleeve, deep V-neck top)

Shortly after I downloaded Undead Nightmare for Red Dead Redemption, I learned that Call of Duty was going to have zombies as well. Two totally different experiences [because of play mechanics mostly] but I only have one wallet to get me through this habit. Therefore, I must choose but choose wisely. My question to you is threefold.

1) Are you a znob and prefer one zombie as opposed to another? If so, which ones as opposed to which ones?
2) Should the zombies keep coming or should we finally have a Race to Cure Zombism?
3) Lastly, which game SHOULD have zombies in it?

I leave you with my suggestions for question 3. Happy hunting, you human steak you.

Special Moves list would be rather scant for this addition
Every Drake must face their ultimate fear
He wants the skull. No. Not that one.
5 Responses to “Should Someone Cut The Head Off Of Zombie Games?”
  1. jedi_timmy says:

    I’m keen to check out Undead Nightmare eventually, that’s the only Zombie game I would touch. And yeah the market is way oversaturated with these single concept Zombie games. Shut em down Ryan.

  2. dbone404 says:

    I just finished undead nightmare last night, it’s a fun game and the ending is tremendous. I’m with you though on the content in the article. Zombies just don’t do it for me at this point. I think I certainly have times when I don’t mind playing Zombies on COD with friends, but I’m not a huge fan of it. I think companies have been beating a dead horse with the entire zombie overload we’ve seen the last 2 years. Undead Nightmare found a way to tie zombies in and make a new story line as well while using many of the same characters from RDR which was outstanding. Dead Island does nothing for me and the more zombie based games I see, the more they push me away from the idea.

  3. I think i have become a znob just because their zombieing everything to death i use to like the call of duty zombie games but now i’m like yahhh… i’m getting tired of it.( my son likes it… thats how much zombies are becoming a fad) i think i would be interested in the dead island. Undead Nightmare was really cool. i guess i saying i think i’m only into the TPS type of zombie games. They started with Resident Evil and it was great they watered it down a lot since then though. The concepts at the beginning was great and resident evil two( i think it was) was unbelievable two disc with two different character, two different story lines f***ing awesome. What i’m trying to say is we should stick with that and not try and make a zombie fashion show.Ooh and by the way uncharted undead would be pretty cool ( i would play it) that and maybe a star wars undead type of game with all the dead jedi’s and what not

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