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Published on May 28, 2022    Updated on May 28, 2022

11 Best PlayStation 2 Zombie Games

The gigantic PlayStation 2 library was home to some classic zombie games, offering a great pick, especially for horror fans.

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The PlayStation 2 huge graphical leap compared to its predecessor allowed developers to unleash their full potential. Zombie games were not an exception, presenting these frightening monsters in new shapes and formats with both amazing graphics and chilling sound.

Ranging from traditional Survival Horror titles, Light Gun Shooters, Hack N Slash, and many more, the PlayStation 2 hardware was more than capable of delivering a fulfilling experience with adequate graphics, smooth gameplay, and a wonderful story-telling.

Zombies spent decades towering the game industry, delivering one of the most popular horror game monsters. Arising into new shapes and names (walkers, infected, ganados, shibito, etc….), fighting these creepy creatures can be a bliss to a lot of us, the mixture of excitement and dreadfulness being chased by the Zombies is an unforgetful experience.

Today we are delivering our absolute best PlayStation 2 games to date, popular or not we choose the best in our humble opinion. So without any delay, gear up, bring your bat, and get ready for a blood-splattered ride!

Cold Fear™

(2005)
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Release Date
March 15, 2005
Developer
Darkworks
Publisher
Ubisoft
Genre
Country of Origin
PS2 Releases
2005-03-15
2005-03-15
2005-03-30

Cold Fear is a third-person survival horror game, the game takes place on a Russian ship. After an urgent call from the boat to the US coast guardship, Tom Hansen the main protagonist of the game finds himself alone on the ship with all his companions murdered by a mysterious creature, Tom must now unravel the ship’s mystery while fighting Zombie-like creatures hoarding all over the vessel.

The gameplay is seen from a third-person shooter perspective with an over-the-shoulder view when you aim. The main enemies are zombie-like creatures known as Exos, most of them can be killed by destroying their brains either by shooting them or knocking and stomping on their heads. Graphic wise the game looks stunning for a PlayStation 2 pushing the hardware to the limit delivering a well-crafted environment.

Resident Evil 4

(2005)
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Release Date
January 11, 2005
Developer
Capcom
Publisher
Capcom
Genre
Country of Origin
Franchise
Resident Evil
PS2 Releases
2005-10-25
2005-10-25
2005-11-04
2005-12-01
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Resident Evil 4 is a survival horror third-person shooter game, this game defined modern TPS shooters alongside the gear of wars series. Agent Leon is back for another adventure, now the president daughter is kidnapped and Leon has to investigate the incident leading him to Spain.The player control Leon from a third-person perspective, the camera change when aiming to give a shoulder view which offers a whole new experience compared to the previous games.

The gameplay focuses on action and shooting elements with additional survival horror features, you have an arsenal of weapons at your service varying from pistols, knives, explosives, and sniper rifles, in addition when aiming you have a laser pointer allowing precise shooting control. The main enemies of the game are zombie-like creatures known as Ganado’s but to the opposite of your typical zombies, Ganado’s are stronger, faster, and smarter qualifying them to use weapons throw projectiles, and many more.

Evil Dead: Regeneration

(2005)
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Release Date
September 13, 2005
Developer
Beenox
Publisher
THQ
Genre
Country of Origin
PS2 Releases
2005-09-13
2005-09-23

Evil Dead: Regeneration is an action-packed hack n slash game, the game is based on the classic Evil Dead movie series released in the early 80s. The game takes place in an alternate reality between the second the third movie, instead of being sent back in time ash is in a mental health institute due to his previous actions, a doctor at the institute has gone mad releasing zombie-like creatures known as the Deadites.

The gameplay mostly consists of hack n slash elements with some light puzzle segments here and there, you can fight off hordes of Deadites using your chainsaw hands or using weapons found across the levels. Unique to the game you’ll have a sidekick at your service, Sam is a half Deadites you can use him to fight off enemies, solve puzzles and possess him to get through small openings. In conclusion, this is a love letter to the movie fans capturing the old laughable dialogue with a full alternate story to enjoy.

Resident Evil: Dead Aim

(2003)
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Release Date
March 13, 2003
Developer
Cavia
Publisher
Capcom
Genre
Country of Origin
Franchise
Resident Evil
PS2 Releases
2003-02-13
2003-06-17
2003-07-11

Resident Evil Dead Aim is a third-person survival horror light gun shooter (yeah it’s all of that), the game is part of the famous resident evil series and marks the first game in the series to try an action-oriented approach. The game is set four years after raccoon city’s destruction, a passengers ship has been infected by the T-Virus stolen from umbrella labs by a bioterrorist known as Morpheus Duval, unless his demands are met he threatens to send missiles carrying the virus to China and the United States.

You play as Bruce an American soldier who has been part of the anti umbrella pursuit and investigation team you soon meet up with a Chinese soldier who will help you on your mission and act as a second playable character. The game is seen from a third-person view when you move explore or solve puzzles, but when the player aims at the zombies the camera turn into a first-person view and plays like a light gun shooter. Overall the game offers new ideas blending several genres into a fine mixture of action and dreadfulness.

Curse: The Eye of Isis

(2003)
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Release Date
October 31, 2003
Developer
Asylum Entertainment
Publisher
DreamCatcher Interactive
Genre
Country of Origin
PS2 Releases
2004-02-18

Curse: The Eye Of Isis is a third-person survival horror video game. The game takes place in the great Britain museum of natural history during the late 19th century, after a thief breaks in to steal the eye of isis statues, as a result of moving the statue from its position the eye of isis starts exerting a mysterious fog turning every individual in the museum into a zombie-like creature.

You start the game as Darien Dane a young adventurer who sneaks into the museum to save his childhood friend Victoria, you fight several creatures infected by the fog using a decent arsenal of weapons at your service,  the game borrows a lot from the early resident evil games offering a fixed camera view, limited resources, and some light puzzle-solving elements.

Forbidden Siren

(2003)
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Release Date
November 06, 2003
Developer
Japan Studio
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre
Country of Origin
PS2 Releases
2003-11-06
2004-03-10
2004-04-20

Forbidden Siren is a survival horror video game with additional stealth elements. The game takes place in the fictional Japanese town of Hanuda, the game follows an episodic pattern focusing on a related cast of playable characters over the course of three days.

The gameplay involves controlling your characters from a third-person perspective, the game gives you several objectives to complete at the beginning of each stage, these objectives vary from reaching a specific location, escorting a civilian, or killing particular foes. The main enemies in the game are zombie-like creatures known as Shibito’s although stealth is the main focus of the game you can use weapons such as melee, pistols, and rifles. On the whole, this game is worth it especially if you enjoy Japanese horror.

The X-Files: Resist or Serve

(2004)
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Release Date
March 16, 2004
Developer
Black Ops Entertainment
Publisher
Vivendi Games
Genre
Country of Origin
PS2 Releases
2004-03-18
2004-05-21

The X-Files Resist or Serve is a survival horror video game inspired by the famous X-Files tv series. The game takes place during the seventh season, divided into three individual episodes, you play as two FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigating mysterious and supernatural incidents, these events involve zombies, aliens, witches, and many more.

Each episode is separated into two parts, each one of them is played by one of the two agents. The gameplay is standard, offering your usual survival horror elements (fixed cameras, flashlight, pistols, etc..), aside from the typical action shooting sequence, playing as agent Scully will get you more involved in searching and solving puzzles. This is a love letter to the fan of the show, bringing the feel and atmosphere of the series alongside the original cast voice acting, if you’re a fan of the old classic X-Files series this is a must-play!

Hunter: The Reckoning – Wayward

(2003)
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Release Date
September 08, 2003
Developer
High Voltage Software
Publisher
Vivendi Games
Genre
Country of Origin
PS2 Releases
2003-09-09
2003-10-17
2003-10-22

Hunter: The Reckoning – Wayward is a top-down hack n slash action video game, the game act as a sequel to the previous game in the series holding the same name. Wayward takes place two years after the first game events, the old cast of hunters is back for another adventure in the town of Ashcroft, this time fighting a witch cult.

The gameplay is similar to the early diablo titles, you fight hordes of zombies, ghosts, witches, and many supernatural beings from a top-down perspective. You have a selection of classes to choose from varying in stats and abilities, the player can progress by completing levels, leveling up, and upgrading skills. In conclusion, this is a fun ride if you like some cheesy brainless fun pick up and play game.

Resident Evil – Code: Veronica

(2000)
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Release Date
March 03, 2000
Developer
Capcom
Publisher
Capcom
Genre
Country of Origin
Franchise
Resident Evil

Resident Evil – Code: Veronica is a survival horror video game, the game is a major installment in the Resident Evil series. Code Veronica takes place three months after the events of Resident Evil 2, after raiding the umbrella corps facility searching for her brother, Claire Redfield finds herself captured in a prison complex owned by the umbrella corps, suddenly during the detainment claire finds out that the prison has been infected with the T-virus turning everyone into Zombies, now with the prison inmate Steve she must find a way to escape the facility.

The gameplay is hugely similar to the previous titles in the series, including a third-person look, exploring, collecting items, puzzle-solving, and fighting zombies, new to the game the camera is more flexible than the previous games, following the player instead of the classic fixed cameras. If you love hardcore classic survival horror code veronica is definitely worth it, as it aged well despite the hardware’s limitation.

Darkwatch: Curse of the West

(2005)
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Release Date
August 16, 2005
Developer
High Moon Studios
Publisher
Capcom
Genre
Country of Origin
Official Links
PS2 Releases
2005-08-16
2005-10-07

Darkwatch: Curse Of The West is a first-person shooter video game blended with some horror elements. The game follows the story of Jericho Cross an outlaw robber who’s turning slowly into a vampire. Struggling between his humanity and his monstrous side, Jericho venture on a journey full of blood and revenge.

The gameplay is a mix of typical shooting sequences (handguns, crossbows, rocket launchers) and vampire supernatural powers (controlling enemies, x-ray vision, etc…). The main gimmick of the game is the multiple choices you can make during the course of the game, these choices will affect your status, as you can be good or evil every stat will give you different abilities to use, and of course, a different ending when you finish the game. Overall this is worth a try if you like dark and gritty stories with a sense of choice.

BloodRayne

(2002)
About
Release Date
October 31, 2002
Developer
Terminal Reality
Publisher
Majesco Entertainment
Genre
Country of Origin
PS2 Releases
2002-10-15
2003-05-02
2004-08-26

BloodRayne is an action-adventure hack n slash game. The story revolves around Rayne a half-vampire who has sworn to protect humans from the evil supernatural power. The game starts with Rayne taking a mission to investigate a virus outbreak turning humans into zombie-like mutated creatures.

The gameplay consists of hack n slash elements with some light platforming segments, Rayne fight off mutated, monster, and nazis using her blades, guns, and of course sucking their blood. While the game elements are overall simplistic the overpowered feel and gritty atmosphere make this game well worth it.

 

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A casual gamer who loves everything Nintendo, and swears by arcade racers, platformers, and hack 'n slash games.

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