Published on September 15, 2022    Updated on September 15, 2022

13 Best Nintendo Switch Zombie Games

Nintendo Switch library didn't disappoint with Zombie titles, covering a huge variety of genres and some amazing ports.

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The Nintendo Switch’s huge success paved the way for developers to swarm the system with Zombie titles, the insane amount of ports on the Switch still amaze me to this day. Starting from the iconic Resident Evil series all the way to small indie hidden gems, players with all tastes will definitely find a thing to like in this list.

Today we are here to offer you a list of the best Zombie titles on the system, covering a huge variety of genres such as Third Person Shooters, Point and Click, Top Down Shooters, Rail Shooters, and many more. So without further ado, here is our ‘ best of ‘ list of zombie games on the Nintendo Switch.

Resident Evil: Revelations - Collection


2017

About
Release Date
November 28, 2017
Developer & Publisher
Capcom
Franchise
Resident Evil
Genre
Survival Horror
Concept
Zombie
Players
Couch Co-Op, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
Switch Releases
2017-11-28
2017-11-28
2017-11-28
2017-11-28

Resident Evil Revelation series started on Nintendo’s 3DS, the game later found its path to HD console, and eventually, the dilogy was ported to the Nintendo Switch system. The first game takes place shortly after the event of Resident Evil 4. Following the story of Jill and Chris, the duo must investigate a bio-terrorist organization’s attack upon the city of Terragrigia. The second game story is presented through separate episodes each telling the story of Claire or Barry Burton going back and forth in time between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.

Both games are presented in a third-person perspective with a huge emphasis on survival horror elements. As a survival game, the gameplay is based on exploration, solving puzzles, and paying attention to the environment for ammunition and upgrade items. The second game doesn’t fall off from the first game formula with little tweaks here and there and a bigger playable cast. Mostly the player will find himself fighting zombie mutants aside from boss battles, the player can kill the mutant by using both melee and firearms, while the second game offers some occasional stealth gameplay with weaker characters. Overall, the dilogy on the switch system is well worth it compared to the other handheld ports this is the best version to play both visually and technically.

Dying Light Platinum Edition


2021 Complete Edition

About
Release Date
October 19, 2021
Initial Release: January 27, 2015
Developer
Techland
Publisher
Warner Bros Games
Genre
Horror
Players
Multiplayer, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Poland
Switch Releases
2021-10-19
2021-10-19
2021-10-19

Dying Light is an open-world first-person survival horror game, the game was considered as a spiritual successor to the Dead Island series. The story revolves around Kyle Crane an undercover agent sent to infiltrate a middle eastern city called Haran, the city was quarantined due to a mysterious virus spreading across the citizens turning them into zombies.

Dying Light is entirely open-world seen from a first-person perspective, the gameplay focuses on weapon-based combat mostly melee with additional parkour elements to avoid hordes of zombies. A whole day and night cycle is also a key element in the game, during the day the zombies are mostly slow and sluggish, but fast and fierce during the night. Up to 100 weapons can be crafted through the course of the game using supplies spread across every region you visit. Also, a leveling system is available, by gaining experience via quest, combat, and side quests. The player can upgrade his abilities and skills using a skill tree system. The platinum edition on the Nintendo Switch comes with the base game + all the DLC in one package.

World War Z


2019

About
Release Date
April 16, 2019
Developer
Saber Interactive
Publisher
Mad Dog Games
Genre
TPS
Concepts
Gore, Post-Apocalyptic, Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
Switch Releases
2021-11-02
2021-11-02

World War Z is a co-op third-person zombie shooter, the game is set in the same world as the movie holding the same name. The story revolves around a group of survivors trying to make it through a zombie apocalypse taking place in several cities around the world including New York, Tokyo, Marseille, and many more.

The player takes control of one of the survivors, with up to four players in total, the goal on each level is to fight hordes of zombies, using weapons in your arsenal. Up to seven classes are available each with its own abilities and advantage. Items can be collected through the course of the game, with a reward system showering players with new supplies at the end of each level. While the Nintendo Switch port is technically inferior to other consoles the game still looks and plays great, especially on docked mode.

Zombie Army Trilogy


2015

About
Release Date
March 06, 2015
Developer & Publisher
Rebellion Developments
Genre
TPS
Concepts
Post-Apocalyptic, Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Switch Releases
2015-03-06
2015-03-06

Zombie Army Trilogy is a third-person zombie shooter game, think of this game as a straight sniper elite game with zombies. The story starts with Hitler on the verge of losing the war against the allies, desperate with the outcomes of the war, Hitler launches the last strategy, plan Z unleashing an army of Nazi zombies.

The game can be played offline solo or online co-op with up to four players on the same game. Three-story campaigns are available to take on as well as the endless horde mode, up to eight playable characters are available from the beginning including males and females, also you can choose weapon type and explosive to take on with you at the beginning of every level. The level’s design is decent offering a dark atmosphere with an almost black and white color palette and a foggy environment. On the whole, the Nintendo Switch port is well wrapped with decent visuals and solid framerates.

Zombieland Double Tap - Road Trip


2019

About
Release Date
October 15, 2019
Developer
High Voltage Software
Publisher
GameMill Entertainment
Genre
Shoot 'Em Up
Concept
Zombie
Players
Online Co-Op, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
Switch Releases
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
2019-10-15

Zombie Land Double Tap – Road Trip is a top-down zombie twin-stick shooter, the game is based on the Zombieland movie series, a post-apocalyptic comedy movie starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg.

The game is seen from a third-person perspective with a twin-stick shooter layout and a limited shooting range. Most of the movie cast is here as playable characters, the player starts off with a normal pistol, and expands with better and more powerful weapons later on in the game. Between the stages, the player can upgrade its character stats including health, damage, speed, and special meter fill rate. Overall, the game is a lot of fun if you enjoy some brainless shooting and silly dialogue.

Dead by Daylight


2017

About
Release Date
June 20, 2017
Developer & Publisher
Behaviour Interactive
Genre
Horror
Concept
Gore
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Canada
Switch Releases
2019-09-24
2019-09-24
2019-09-24

Dead By Daylight is a multiplayer survival horror game. Up to 5 players can play the game, one as the chaser who will chase other players and sacrifice them, while the other four players must escape and repair several generators to open the escape route.

The game takes huge emphasis on modern pop and video game culture including a huge cast from both classic horror movies and popular video games. For example, survivors can assume the role of Jill and Leon from the Resident Evil series as well as detective David Tap from the movie series Saw and many more. When playing as the chaser the player must hunt down the survivors and sacrifice them, the player can do this by using a weapon that depends on the killer he chooses. Overall, the game is well worth it with a ton of content to enjoy and decent visuals for Switch lovers.

Darkwood


2014

About
Release Date
July 24, 2014
Developer & Publisher
Acid Wizard Studio
Genre
Survival Horror
Concept
Dark Fantasy
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Poland
Switch Releases
2019-05-16

Darkwood is a unique top-down survival horror game. The player controls a mysterious protagonist who tries to escape a spooky forest full of dangerous creepy monsters. The game features a semi-open-world structure, with the player unlocking new locations when progressing in the story. Darkwood features a full crafting system, a skill tree, a night and day cycle, and the ability to trade with other NPCs.

During the day the player can roam the map looking for supplies and crafting materials. Also, the player can spend time building and fixing a shelter to stay protected during the harsh night. During the night the player cannot leave the shelter as he must protect it from different monsters such as mutants and ghost-like creatures. Overall, the game is well balanced offering a perfect mix of horror and sandbox survival elements.

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse


2005

About
Release Date
October 18, 2005
Developer & Publisher
Aspyr Media
Genre
Action Adventure
Concept
S
Players
Single Player
Country of Origin
United States
Switch Releases
2021-03-16

Stubbs The Zombie In Rebel Without A Pulse is an action-adventure game focusing on fun gameplay and hilarious dialogues. Different from most games on this list Stubbs The Zombie gives the player the opportunity to play from a zombie perspective.  You play as Stubbs a former salesman who turned into a zombie, now he must turn the cities upside down transforming people into zombies, and delivering chaos all over the place.

The game is entirely played from a third-person perspective where the goal is to attack other humans either by knocking them down or turning them into allies Zombies. In addition, you can control other hostile enemies such as military and police men using your detached hand. The game was originally released on the OG Xbox but received an HD port for modern days consoles including upgraded visuals and modern control layouts. Overall Stubbs is a pretty funny game not taking itself too seriously, players with a good sense of humor will find themselves enjoying this kind of game and coming back for more every time.

Zombie Night Terror


2019

About
Release Date
May 21, 2019
Developer
NoClip
Publisher
Good Shepherd Entertainment
Genre
Puzzle
Concept
Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
Switch Releases
2019-02-01

Zombie Night Terror is a 2d pixel art strategy zombie game, the player controls hordes of zombies aiming to annihilate the human race. Each level offers a certain objective to complete, these objectives vary from killing a certain number of humans to finding an escape way. Aside from the main objective, there are also extra objectives to meet for completionists, like killing specific people or doing signature kills.

At first, you start by killing regular civilians but the game gets tougher and tougher as you progress, civilians will wield handguns, shotguns, or even put mines in your way. You also have a full power-up command at your service, for example, the player can make a zombie explode spreading the virus and turning other humans into zombies, or launch a speed powerups leaving the humans to their doom. The 8-bit art style is beautiful to look at especially if you like retro looks. On the whole, Zombie Night Terror is an amazing strategy game offering unique levels and a gory trip to the old-school pixel art style.

Zombie Driver: Ultimate Edition


2014 Complete Edition

About
Release Date
June 24, 2014
Initial Release: December 04, 2009
Developer & Publisher
Exor Studios
Genre
Vehicular Combat
Concept
Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Poland
Switch Releases
2019-07-26

Zombie Driver is a zombie vehicular combat video game, the game was originally released on the pc and then ported later to late gen consoles including the Nintendo Switch. Set in a post-apocalyptic world. After a virus pandemic, most of the human population has been turned into zombies, now it’s your turn to survive this harsh world by driving your beloved cab and smashing through hordes of zombies.

The game is seen from a top-down view where the goal of each run is to kill as many zombies as you can, you can do this by either ramming the zombies or using the mounted weapons on your vehicle. The player starts off with a cab and eventually unlocks new cars each with its own strength and weapon selection. For example, the cab has a machine gun weapon to use at ease, the bus has a flamethrower, and the sports car is faster and easier to handle. In addition to the normal zombie enemies, there are also boss encounters where the player challenge giant mutant monsters. The game is great for what it tries to, offering a fun experience especially if you enjoy short gaming sessions.

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season Plus 400 Days


2013 Complete Edition

About
Release Date
August 20, 2013
Initial Release: April 24, 2012
Developer & Publisher
Telltale Games
Genre
Interactive Story
Concepts
Post-Apocalyptic, Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
Switch Releases
2018-08-07

The Walking dead telltale is a series of episodic interactive stories, the switch version includes the complete first season + the 400 days DLC. The game starts with Lee the main protagonist of the first season as Lee was taken to custody in a police car the vehicle crashes after hitting a walker, our hero finds himself forced to run off, and face this new apocalyptic world where walkers lurk around every corner. The extra 400 days DLC focuses on 5 different survivors’ stories with an epilogue linking the five stories.

Unlike many interactive adventure games that focus on puzzle solving, the game takes a different route focusing more on dialogues, making choices here will affect the course of the game, and believe me the game will force you to make some hard choices. The complex and engaging story with the amazing cast and brilliant voice acting make this first season a masterpiece that remains above all seasons.

Deadly Days


2017

About
Release Date
November 30, 2017
Developer
Pixelsplit
Publisher
Assemble Entertainment
Genre
Roguelike
Concept
Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Germany
Switch Releases
2020-11-19

Deadly Days is a roguelike strategy zombie game, the game starts off pretty simple and gets a bit on the strategic side later. The player starts off by choosing different specialties which will affect the party’s survival skills. Each day the party takes off on a trip to scavenge for food and items, the player moves on a relatively small map fighting off the hordes of zombies and collecting spoils.

Once the area is completely cleared the party hops in back to the base to manage the supplies. The combat in the game is pretty much automatic since all you do is manage the position and strategies. The character will shoot the zombies automatically once pointed toward them, making the game more of a management simulation. Checking up the food supplies every night is crucial since the crew will need to eat every night, also it’s important to make sure that the survivors are well equipped since the game difficulty rise further up in the game. On the whole, the game is pretty much a solid management game offering both simple yet beautiful 8-bit visuals and an engaging gameplay system.

Death Road to Canada


2016

About
Release Date
July 21, 2016
Developer & Publisher
Rocketcat Games
Genre
Roguelike
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
Switch Releases
2018-05-08

Death Road To Canada is a rogue-like road trip game, the goal of each game is to try to reach Canada running from America which has been overrun by zombies. You take control of a survivor trying to reach out to the borders, every event occurred is randomly generated including recruiting new guys into your party, sudden zombie attacks, party members getting sick, and many more.

Up to four-player can join your party, with all of them having different skills, mood levels, and their own personality. Through the course of the game, random events could occur leaving the player to make a decision. The player’s decisions could affect the party’s mood and supplies. All things considered despite the game’s simple visual, the brilliant idea leave the player with multiple choices and endless outcome, encouraging the player to get back after each playthrough for more.

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