Zombies are the common enemies seen in horror games, lurking around trying to eat your brain or infect you and your teammates, shooting or batting and slashing these flesh-eating creatures can be a joy for a lot of us. The PlayStation 3 was blessed with these kinds of titles offering many games with Zombie settings.
Varying from survival horror settings where the environment is harsh and every bullet counts to brainless arcade beat them ups where you splash zombie brains using a bat or even a machete, up to pure survival sandbox where you have to manage resources and fight zombies at the same time, there is a lot to discover on the PlayStation 3 library for every type of Zombie hunter.
If you wonder what’s the best Zombie games on the PlayStation 3 system, this list got you covered as we unveil the best Zombies games on the system, popular or not. So keep up with us as we introduce our Best PlayStation 3 Zombie games.
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The Walking Dead season 1 and 2 is a story-driven interactive visual adventure game presented in a form of episodes. 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.
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, story-wise this game is a masterpiece, offering the true feeling of a zombie apocalypse, and exploring the endless possibilities of ‘ what if ‘, both first two seasons are available on the PlayStation 3.
Dead Nation is an exciting top-down shooter that takes place in a zombie apocalyptic world. The game gives you the choice to choose between two characters male or female making your way through hoards of zombies on each level.
Dead Nation is entirely seen from a top-down isometric view, control-wise it’s a twin-stick shooter, most of the time you’ll be shooting at the incoming zombies but you also have the ability to use melee attacks in close range. You’ll start with a pretty basic weapon but through the course of the game you’ll be able to acquire more powerful and different guns, acquiring upgrades or new weapons require gold wich can be found around the levels. In conclusion, this is a very good arcady twin-stick shooter, especially for co-op seekers as it can be played online or couch co-op.
Yakuza: Dead Souls is a Third-Person Zombie Shooter game, the game is a spin-off of the famous Yakuza series and marks the sixth installment of the same series. The game takes place a year after the events of Yakuza 4, a mysterious disease start spreading in Kamuchoro-city turning people into Zombies and it is up to our old heroes to save the city from this pandemic.
There are 4 playable characters to choose from, each with its own story chapter to play, Shun Akiyama, Goro Majima, Ryuji Goda, and of course Kazuma Kiryu. The game is seen from a third-person perspective, unlike previous titles, Dead Souls is turned into a third-person shooter with some light brawler elements, aside from the basic zombie shooter gameplay you can free roam the city playing mini-games and doing several things just like the main games on the series. In conclusion, this is definitely worth a try if you like weird humor, Japanese culture, and Zombie themed games.
Resident Evil 5 is a third-person action-packed shooter game, the game is considered a main installment of the famous Resident Evil series. The story revolves around Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar, two agents of an anti bioterrorism military alliance, the two partners have to investigate a potential bioterrorism threat located in a fictional African region.
The game is fairly similar to the previous title of the series (Resident Evil 4) you take control of your character in a third-person view shooting and aiming is done in an over the shoulder view, a huge variety of weapons is at your service to make your way through hordes of zombies, also there is a possibility to upgrade your weapons along the course of the game. Despite the huge similarity to the previous title Resident Evil 5 brings co-op play to the series for the first time, online or split-screen there is a lot to enjoy here with a friend.
Dead Island is a first-person action game with additional RPGs elements, the game takes place on a fictional island called Banoi, after an exciting night, the four main games protagonist wake up to an emergency call, the announcer tells them to evacuate from the hotel building as the majority of the island population has been infected by a mysterious virus.
The game features a first-person view with open-world environment, most of the game you’ll find yourself taking requests from other NPCs completing quests all around the island, the combat system on the game is mainly melee, killing Zombies or completing quests make the player gain exp and level up, upon leveling up you earn extra HP point and a skill point to spend on a skill tree, enemies are mainly Zombies with different abilities varying from normal enemies to bosses and mini bosses-like creatures. If you like Zombies and RPGs Dead Island is the perfect combination you can get on the PlayStation 3 system.
The Last Of Us is a story-driven third-person action-adventure game, the story follows Joel and Ellie two survivors fighting their ways through a harsh post-apocalyptic world filled with infected Zombie-like creatures and brutal gangs fighting for resources and authority.
The game is a third-person shooter with additional stealth elements, the player roams around a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombie-like creatures and unmerciful human gangs, graphic wise the game push the PlayStation 3 system to the limit offering a stunning and beautiful game environment, the combat system consists of using firearms, melee, and stealth method, enemies are mainly humans and infected Zombie-like creatures. In conclusion, this game was a huge success upon its release offering both breathtaking visuals and a magnificent tear-jerking story.
The House of the Dead: Overkill is a first-person rail shooter game, the game is a part of the famous House Of The Dead arcade series. It serves as a prequel to the first entry and the first title to be developed exclusively for home consoles. Meanwhile, previous console versions were simply arcade ports.
The story mode can be played both solo or co-op, the game consists of shooting your way killing hoards of Zombies on rail, after each stage you have the option to buy new weapons or upgrade the one you had, upon finishing the game you get to experience a harder mode opening the way for multiple playthroughs. This is the go-to if you’re looking for a brainless shooter to chill and shoot a bunch of nasty Zombies.
Dead Rising 2 is an action-adventure sandbox game with Hack And Slash, Beat Them Up, and Horror elements, the game is part of the Dead Rising franchise and marks the second game in the series. The story revolves around Chuck Greene a former motorcycle rider who is trying to survive another Zombie outbreak at a big shopping complex, with his companions Chuck must race with time to provide resources and weapons to survive this crazy world.
The game is seen from a third-person perspective, you take control of Chuck as he takes on various missions along the course of the game, you fight hordes of zombies using what you find on your way (baseball bats, axe, crowbars,etc), these weapons have a durability meter but fear not as you can craft better and stronger weapons merging weapons on the crafting table, you can also use firearms, vehicles, and explosives to kill the Zombies. Compared to the previous game, Dead Rising 2 is a great successor fixing a lot of the previous title’s flaws and offering a new and fresh experience for the newcomers.
How To Survive is a survival horror action role-playing game, at the beginning of the game you choose one of the three main playable characters, each one of these characters has his own abilities and stats, the game put you on an island filled with Zombies, where you have to find your own food, gather resources, and craft weapons.
The game is played from a top-down view, you start with basic weapons and build your inventory alongside the course of the game crafting and upgrading your arsenal. Even with the free look of the game setting, How To Survive is entirely linear leaving no room for free-roam, two modes are available to play, story mode and challenge mode. Despite the minor flaws, this is a good Zombie role-playing game combining Diablo-like Hack And Slash RPG elements with a good and fun crafting system.
Escape Dead Island is a third-person action-adventure zombies game with an insistence on melee and stealth combat elements. The story revolves around Cliff Calo a young man who’s trying to regain his father’s respect by venturing into a mysterious island trying to discover the origin of a Zombie virus.
The game is represented in a third-person perspective, the combat system mainly consists of fighting Zombies using melee weapons, or sneaking behind stealth way, some light firearms are also there but the ammo is very limited. The visuals to my surprise are represented in a stunning cell-shaded and colorful way, offering a beautiful world almost like a comic book coming to life.