Now I fucking love zombies. They scare the shit out of me. They are the only horror genre that really gets under my skin.
But I’m a bit picky when it comes to zombies in games. Whilst the likes of Left 4 Dead thrill me to bits, your Call of Duty: Zombies, the recent Resident Evils and even the Dead Risings miss the mark as far as I’m concerned.
A couple of other zombie games that I really enjoy (and I seem to be all alone in this) are Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide. Full of tech issues, I know, but all completely fixable (on the PC, anyway); leaving players with a couple of amazing open-world romps though zombie infested tropical paradises.
Another game that I really enjoyed (and, again, I seem to be alone in this as well), is EA’s free-running Mirror’s Edge. Now those geniuses at Warner Bros. have got Dead Island and Call of Juarez developer, Techland, to create a free-running zombie game! Gaming paradise!
Dying Light will be out next year on PC and next-gen consoles, but in the meantime check out the gameplay trailer below.
Here’s what Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment had to say about it:
In the 11-minute video, players get a look at “daytime” in the vast and dangerous world of Dying Light. During the day, players traverse an expansive urban environment that has been overrun by a vicious outbreak, and must scavenge the world for supplies and craft weapons in order to defend themselves from the growing infected population. If players find themselves overwhelmed by infected, they’ll have to choose between fight or flight. Thankfully they’ll be able to run seamlessly around the world—from the rooftops to the ground, and everywhere in between—with the game’s free-running movement. Every choice in Dying Light has different consequences…what will you do?