Updated at: 08-06-2023 - By: Leo Hall
The most exciting new zombie games of 2018 and beyond are right here. Both well-known and under-the-radar titles are represented here.

People seem to take great pleasure in stepping into fictional universes where the living dead rule.

There appears to be no letup in sight as the most recent and greatest zombie games keep appearing on gamers’ computers and game consoles.

We’ve compiled a list of the most anticipated zombie games coming out in 2022 and beyond.

In the future, we will add more games to this list, so check back and let us know if we forgot any of your anticipated zombie titles.


Dropping in the Fall of 2021.

Microsoft Windows

In Undying, you take on the role of a mother who contracts the undead virus at the beginning of the game.

UNDYING Steamissä

Only a few days remain before Anling’s transformation is complete, so in that time she must impart as many life lessons as possible to her son in order to equip him for the trials that lie ahead.

There will be times when you must give in to your baser zombie instincts in order to save yourself and the kid.

Shelter building, resource gathering and processing, and enemy combat are all staples of the survival game genre, and all appear in this title.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human

Publication Date: December7, 2021

Windows, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 S, Xbox One

Dying Light 2: Stay Alive is a first-person action role-playing game that takes place after the events of the original game and features a new main character.

Aiden Caldwell is a zombie infested survivor who has made a name for himself thanks to his incredible agility and fighting skills.

The game’s interactive environments allow you to swing from ropes and ride on the roofs of vehicles, and the game’s simplified parkour traversal allows you to do both.

Techland has added more freedom of choice this time around, promising an open world that changes in response to your actions.

Rainbow Six Quarantine

When: September 16, 2021 (Estimated)

Windows, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 S, Xbox One

A cooperative spinoff of Siege, Extraction was initially announced as Rainbow Six Quarantine and tasks players with eliminating parasitic alien zombies known as the Archaeans.

The game supports up to three players working together to infiltrate alien-infested areas, complete objectives, and make their getaway.

Missions, known as Incursions, will have players exploring sub-maps that are connected together and completing random objectives like collecting biosamples or gathering intel.

Each of the 18 operators is based on a character from Siege and comes equipped with their own unique set of weapons, armor, and other items with which to deal with the alien threat.

Back 4 Blood

Date of Publication: October 12, 2021

Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 S, Xbox One

Since Valve has shown no interest in developing a new Left 4 Dead game, the closest we’ll get to a new entry in the zombie shooter franchise is Back 4 Blood.

The good news is that Turtle Rock Studios, the developers behind the original Left 4 Dead and the asymmetrical multiplayer title Evolve, are in charge of development.

Back 4 Blood, which has been called “a spiritual successor to TR’s game,” will feature four-player co-op both locally and online, as well as a replayable campaign.

The game will also have a player versus player mode where you can assume the role of the monster and engage in combat with other players.

Dead Island 2

Date of Publication: Still Undetermined

Server: To Be Announced

Aside from the occasional tweet, it feels like it’s been years since we’ve heard anything about Dead Island 2.

Since its reveal at E3 2014, the game has gone through several developer changes, with the most recent being rumors that Dambuster Studios is working on it.

Despite the lack of communication from Dead Island 2’s creators and publisher (Deep Silver) in recent years, fans have continued to unearth new details about the game.

We know that it takes place in a variety of real-world California locations, that its crafting system will be greatly enhanced, and that it will support up to eight players in cooperative play.

Projekt Z

  • Created by: 314 Arts
  • Printing House: 314 Arts
  • PC-Based System
  • To Be Announced

The World War II setting of atmospheric shooter Projekt Z. Not to worry, though; we haven’t copied Call of Duty: Zombies. technically…

As the game progresses, you will find yourself crash landing on a planet that was previously owned by Germany. Just that would be a major issue. The fact that zombies already called this island home before the Germans arrived is a much bigger issue. So, they’re working on making them into lethal weapons.

Given that, it’s hard to imagine what could go wrong. In any case, you’ll be pitted against a cast of characters from which you’ll need to make a selection. You’ll complete missions, upgrade your weapons, and learn more about the Germans’ plans for the island as you fight off zombies.

No More Room In Hell 2

  • Created by: Lever Games
  • Lever Games, Inc., Publisher
  • System Requirement: PC
  • Dissemination: November 1st, 2022

The usual objective of zombie-themed survival games is to, well, survive. But in the sequel, No More Room in Hell, things take an unexpected turn. To truly live, you must first ensure that your community does.

After a failed vaccine attempt, the world in the game has been overrun by zombies. You’ll need to join a rescue party and make your way across territory that may or may not be infested with zombies to reach safety.

Moreover, you’ll have to scavenge for supplies in order to stay alive long enough to fight them.

The rules of the game dictate that players must work together or perish as individuals. Also, why would you want that?


  • Authoring Team: Clout
  • Team Clout, Publisher.
  • Digital Personal Computer
  • In the future…

Many people doubted the veracity of ILL (which, to be fair, is not the best name for a game). But it seems to be, and it bodes well for the game’s attention to detail.

In what sense are we saying this? Well, the gameplay trailer and details provided suggest a high degree of realism in the game’s handling of characters’ (including zombies’) body weight, recoil, the ability to blow off body parts on the zombies as you shoot them, and so on.

The game will also use the level design to its advantage in its pursuit of realism.

Showa American Story

  • Creator: Nekcom
  • Games by 2P Plc.
  • Xbox One, PS4, and PC
  • In the future…

We guarantee that Showa American Story is unlike any other zombie game you’ve ever played. A young girl from Choko dies in this version of the game, only to mysteriously reappear in the afterlife in another. This is because Japan and the United States have merged into “one nation” (under Japan). The world isn’t what she remembered it to be, zombies are everywhere, and more mysteries lie ahead.

You won’t just be using guns like in most zombie games; instead, you’ll have access to high-energy blade attacks, elemental summoning, and more.

Can you figure out what’s going on with Choko? Get wet and see what happens!

Outbreak Island: Pendulum

  • Creators: Micro Magicians
  • HypeTrain Digital, Inc., Publisher.
  • Software: Personal Computer
  • In the future…

The island was supposed to be a hub for brain research, but when disaster strikes, everyone must fight to stay alive.

You take on the role of a sane person who managed to make it off the island before everyone else went mad from the effects of the experiments. However, it takes more than just weapons to make it through a harsh environment; you also need food, shelter, and a can-do attitude.

But you’ll have other tools at your disposal as well, like a camera whose flash can temporarily blind people. As a result, it’s imperative that you fortify your home, amass supplies, and stay alive.


  • One-O-One Games, the Creators
  • META Publishing, Inc., Publishers
  • PC-Based System
  • In the future…

Aftermath (2021) Trailer - YouTube

What happens when humanity is confronted with an “unimaginable event” is a question that is asked and shown in Aftermath. When pressure is applied, how will they perform…or fall apart?

Through Charlie Gray’s perspective, we’ll begin to understand. A space traveler whose life is irrevocably altered by global events. In this “defragmented world,” you must track down your sister Sammy while fighting off the remnants of society and the demons within yourself.

Learn the reality of Charlie’s situation in the world, with her sister, and the threats she faces. But will you accept reality once it’s laid bare? Only by trying the game can you learn.

Dead Matter

  • Quantum Integrity Software, Inc., Creator
  • Quantum Integrity Software is the publisher.
  • PC-Based System
  • Availability: 2022

Dead Matter is a future post-apocalyptic survival video game. Players in this game are just trying to stay alive as swarms of zombies roam freely around them. Here, you’ll learn how to locate supplies and amass weapons to use in your fight against the living dead. However, since the game features online multiplayer, you may encounter groups of players who are either friendly or out to plunder you. It’s one of the few online survival games worth watching this year, but it remains to be seen how it fares in comparison to the other, more established titles.

Synced: Off Planet

  • NEXT Studios, the creators
  • Proxima Beta SG, Publisher
  • PC-Based System
  • Availability: 2022

The upcoming Synced: Off Planet is a hybrid player versus environment (PVE) game. In this game, you fight hordes of human cyborgs that have been corrupted, much like zombies. To win, you must be the first to reach the rockets leaving the planet while avoiding being killed by other players and the corrupted cyborgs known as Nanos. Nanos can be hacked into and used as a weapon against foes. This game’s intriguing premise suggests that it could be fun even if zombies aren’t your thing. Unfortunately, we still don’t know when this game will actually hit the marketplace, much like some other games we’re interested in trying out this year. It appears that the game’s title will be released in 2022.

Resident Evil Re:Verse

  • Capcom, the creator
  • Capcom, Inc.
  • PC, XBox One, and PlayStation 5
  • Availability: 2022

Capcom has given Resident Evil fans a few small spin-off games to enjoy outside of the mainline installments. This year, we can look forward to the release of Resident Evil RE:Verse, a spin-off game in the series. It’s a third-person shooter deathmatch that takes place online. You’ll get to play as a variety of heroes and villains from the classic Resident Evil series, complete with their own arsenals of weapons and BOWs. Characters from Resident Evil 3, 6, and 7 have been seen in the single trailer released so far, along with the Raccoon City Police Department from Resident Evil 2. We don’t know how many characters or locations this game will have, but it looks like an interesting take on the classic video game series.

Evil Dead: The Game

  • Saber Interactive, the creator
  • Boss Team Games is the publisher.
  • Included Systems: Personal Computers, Nintendo Switches, Playstations 4, 5, Xbox Ones, and XBox One S
  • Availability: February, 2022

Players of Evil Dead: The Game will be thrust into the roles of recognizable figures from the franchise’s various media adaptations. Similar to the popular video game Dead By Daylight, which still has a dedicated fan base, this online multi-player game features cooperative gameplay. Based on what we have learned so far, the story of this game will revolve around the opening of a portal through which various creatures will enter our world and lurk in wait. In order to defeat these monsters, complete objectives, and seal the portal, players will need to cooperate. Meanwhile, one of the players is playing a monster that wants to destroy humanity and bring about the end of the world.

SCP: Pandemic

  • Affray Interactive, the creators
  • Affray LLC is the publisher.
  • PC-Based System
  • Date of Publication: 2-22-2022

The main characters in SCP: Pandemic work for a corporation that performs horrific experiments. After a leaker warns the public about a company’s dangerous work, special task forces are dispatched to restore order. Players will experience this game while visiting one of the facilities in an effort to clean up the mess. We expect players to open fire on terrifying creatures with the intent of biting off your head. We are aware that this is not the first SCP game and that it is being released exclusively in early access. Even though it will be released this year, the team is still hard at work on it.

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle

  • Invader Studios, the creators
  • Leonardo Interactive, Inc., Publisher
  • PC, XBox One, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and Wii U
  • Due out in 2022

Daymare: 1998 was a fan-made remake of Resident Evil 2 that you may remember. But Capcom quickly put an end to that, and the studio continued working regardless. The developers made a new game, removing any similarities to Resident Evil, and released it. Now, a sequel to Daymare: 1998, titled Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle, is set for release this year. The story centers around a former government spy who volunteers for the Hexacore Advanced Division for Extraction and Search, or H.A.D.E.S. You’ll be thrust into terrifying environments and put up against a wide variety of dangerous and repulsive foes. Like the original game, this one features a plethora of puzzles for you to solve. At the time of this writing, all we know about the game’s release date is that it will be sometime in the launch window in 2022, so we can’t say for sure when we’ll get to play it.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl

  • Game Studio Cyber (GSC) World
  • Video Game World, published by GSC
  • Formats: Windows, X/S
  • Published on: December 8th, 2022

Despite its name, recent games in the “Chernobyl Exclusion Zone” have been relatively safe. But now mutants, monsters, and other factions are swarming the area, and they’re all vying for control.

Now that you’ve made the decision to enter the zone for yourself, the path you take and the number of people you save depend on the decisions you make along the way.

As you travel and interact with different groups, you can choose to aid them, hinder them, or take a neutral stance.

This is in addition to the other animals you’ll need to survive in the Exclusion Zone, so come prepared. A longer lifespan is a benefit.

The Callisto Protocol

  • Production Credits Go To: Skybound Entertainment & Striking Distance Studios
  • Krafton, the publisher.
  • X/S, PS4, and PC as platforms
  • Availability: 2022

Known for his work on the Dead Space series, game designer Glen Schofield is currently at work on a new project called The Callisto Protocol. There is a lot of talk about how this game stacks up against the original IP. Our current lack of access to The Callisto Protocol episodes notwithstanding, we are aware that this is set in the far future. The year is 2320, and you’re playing the part of a prisoner being transported to a facility on the moon of Jupiter called Callisto. A parasitic alien invaded the shuttle upon landing on the moon, giving you not only a second chance at freedom but also a formidable uphill battle against this monstrous foe. Since a remake of Dead Space is also on the horizon, we can’t wait to see how The Callisto Protocol stacks up against a well-established IP. Since the game is expected to drop this year, we can expect more details to surface sooner rather than later.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction

  • Ubisoft, the creator
  • Ubisoft is the publisher.
  • There are many different platforms available, including PC, PS4, PS5, XB1, and XB/S.
  • Publication Date: January 20, 2022

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Extraction on Steam

Rainbow Six games from Tom Clancy’s series focus on tactical first-person shooter gameplay. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is one of the more recent releases that has sustained online interest. In this game, players form teams and compete against one another across a number of rounds to emerge victorious. This year, however, gamers can expect a new game that follows the same formula but is set in a different world. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Extraction follows a tactical team as they take on a brand new foe. In this game, the bad guys aren’t terrorists but an alien parasite out to kill everyone on Earth. The players’ mission is to eliminate these monsters and save the infected. Speaking of monsters, we expect to face a wide range of subspecies. The skills and qualities of each will be distinctive. This could take the form of hiding in plain sight, luring nearby foes, or releasing a toxic gas. We’re curious to see how this game compares to the already popular Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege now that it’s gotten so much attention online.

Unturned: 10 Pro Tips For Surviving In The Free-To-Play Zombie Game

Lure Zombies In Then Mow Down

It’s important to think strategically when clearing a city of zombies to avoid being swarmed or ambushed. One strategy is to find a “kill box” and herd the undead into it, where they can be easily eliminated.

One effective, though potentially dangerous, strategy is to sneak up on a lone zombie in the area of interest. Kill them as loudly and violently as you can, and then hide. All of the zombies in the area will shuffle over to the noise and clump together. When they are all clumped together, the player can blow them to bits with little waste of ammo and quickly clear the city.

Pine Is The Superior Wood

Players should be aware, though, that not all Crates have the same contents. Crates can be made from any kind of wood, but their properties, especially their capacity for holding items, will vary depending on the wood used. The storage capacity of Maple Crates is 28, while that of Birch is a paltry 24. However, Pine will boast 32 spacious internal slots.

In the beginning, it is recommended that players use whatever they have available. Pine, however, should be the starting material for storage crafting in the middle game and beyond. Avoid wasting time and materials by picking the wrong forest to build your base in or going on harvesting runs.

Bicycles Are King

Players looking to explore the post-apocalyptic world will want a big, beefy weapon capable of mowing down the hordes. Gas is difficult to maintain a constant supply of, and the player will likely prefer to use it on power generators. In addition, vehicles consume fuel at an alarming rate, requiring the player to spend a significant portion of their time and trip money refueling.

This makes the use of a bicycle the most time- and cost-effective option. They can travel for as long as the player has stamina, which can be upgraded, but unlike regular vehicles, they don’t need gas and are nearly as fast. This is somewhat different if you’re part of a well-coordinated team, but bicycles are still preferable in the long run.

Guns Are Better Than Melee In The Long Run

The player will have no choice but to resort to melee weapons early on, and these weapons do have their place. However, firearms are by far the most efficient and safest means of protection in this survival simulation. The player’s health and Immunity are preserved, for one thing, because they keep the zombies at bay.

In addition, when the hordes show up, the player will want a gun to defend themselves. They make noise and use ammunition, both of which can be anticipated and stored. In most cases, the player will be able to restock their ammunition supply after clearing a city of zombies. The real danger in this game is other players, and they’re better than you are against them.

Consider Travel Time When Building A Base

Many players make the rookie error of leaving the city in search of a secluded quant spot in the woods, complete with trees, water, and food. The majority of their time is spent traveling great distances in order to complete loot runs, which greatly increases their chances of losing health, running out of gas (if driving), and coming into contact with other players.

Position yourself near the map’s center, preferably between cities. This reduces the amount of time spent traveling and increasing the rate at which players can gather resources. Being closer to the action seems counterintuitive, but it actually makes you safer. When you’re on the road for a long time, other players have plenty of chances to ambush you.

Make Sure Your Base Isn’t Obvious

It’s normal to want a sizable base once a player has amassed a significant amount of resources and feels secure in their position. The problem with this is that it makes players’ bases more easy to find and therefore more vulnerable to attack.

It’s crucial to locate a hiding spot in the open world where the base can still function after being expanded. It’s also a good idea to hide any flashy equipment, such as vehicles or spotlights, inside the base. A better disguised base can reduce the frequency of raids and ambushes, but perfecting the disguise will take time and trial and error.

Counter Raid When Possible

For the vast majority of players, being raided is frustrating at best and a game reset at worst. Raids present well-prepared professional players with an opportunity to acquire rare and valuable loot.

The most expensive and powerful items in the game, such as Rocket Launchers, Demolition Charges, and even Dragonfangs, are required for raids. Players who are astute enough to construct mazes, traps, and kill boxes around their bases can rob raiders of their loot without ever leaving their homes.

Singleplayer Skills Vs Multiplayer Skills

The player should make use of all of the skills throughout the game, as they all offer substantial benefits to the player’s chances of survival. However, seasoned players know that the importance of certain factors varies from single-player to multiplayer games.

In multiplayer games, the Police Officer’s initial skill set and subsequent speed-related abilities are crucial. In Singleplayer, the Worker and, to a lesser extent, the Fire Fighter classes perform best. Of course, in a team setting, everyone can focus on their specific roles, but when going it alone, it’s crucial to put the right abilities at the top of the list.

Kill Or Run, Hiding Is Usually A Bad Idea

The best tactic when meeting other players is to either rush them or quickly escape. The player’s decision is usually based on factors like available resources, player count, and individual preference. However, it is imperative that players never try to hide from the opposition.

The first is that it is extremely difficult to remain undetected in this game due to the large size of the character models’ heads. The other is that it’s reasonable to assume that if you can see them, they can see you as well. The best way to avoid being ambushed is to eliminate your target before they have a chance to engage you, and the best way to escape optimal gun range is to flee. If an enemy player sneaks up on your flank or begins searching the area, and you decide to hide, you’re probably going to die.

Don’t Trust Anyone

As in any post-apocalyptic setting, it takes time to build trust with others. Since everyone is out for themselves, they will often steal your supplies and knock you off your feet to get what they want. Helpers and helpees are usually trying to distract you so that their friends can sneak up on you. From time to time, players will attempt a drawn-out con to ascertain your base’s location and defenses.

This may seem cynical to some players, but think of it this way. A random player comes up to you and says they want to be friends without knowing anything about you or whether or not they can trust you. It’s incredibly naive of you to think that. However, this naivete could backfire if they end up trusting the wrong person and giving away your base’s location. You shouldn’t trust someone right away in-game if you don’t know them outside of the game.