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Best X360 Zombie Games
Published on September 17, 2022    Updated on September 17, 2022

11 Best Xbox 360 Zombie Games

The Xbox 360 system has a decent array of Zombie games, taking advantage of the new hardware offering both HD visuals and new ideas.

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The Xbox 360 era marked a golden age for gamers and developers, offering the opportunity to develop some of the most memorable games today. The Zombie genre was not an exception offering titles like Left 4 Dead, Dead Rising, and Dead Island changing the gaming history for good.

Whether you like slow-paced gameplay where collecting resources and planning your way is crucial, or you like fast-paced brainless fun we got you covered with a diverse array of games. Today we are here to offer you the best Zombie titles on the Xbox 360 system, covering several sub-genre like hack n slash, survival, point and click, and many more.

Left 4 Dead / 2


2008 / 2009
About
Full Name
Left 4 Dead
Release Date
November 17, 2008
Developer
Turtle Rock Studios
Publisher
Valve
Genre
FPS
Concepts
Post-Apocalyptic, Zombie
Players
Co-Op, Online Co-Op
Country of Origin
United States
X360 Releases
2008-11-18
2008-11-18
2008-11-21
2008-11-21
About
Full Name
Left 4 Dead 2
Release Date
November 17, 2009
Developer & Publisher
Valve
Genre
FPS
Concepts
Post-Apocalyptic, Zombie
Players
Co-Op, Online Co-Op
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
X360 Releases
2009-11-17
2009-11-17
2009-11-20
2009-11-20
2009-11-20

Left 4 Dead is a series of co-op first-person shooter games, encouraging the player to fight hordes of zombies in a team of 4 players. The first game start with a mysterious virus called the Green Flu causing extreme body mutation and zombification when contacting the human patient.

The player takes control of one of four survivors playing completely from a first-person perspective, whether you play co-op or solo the goal is to fight off the hordes of zombies and reach the next area safe and sane. Working as a team is crucial in this game as the hordes of zombies can be tough to deal with alone, each player starts with a normal pistol, and progressing further in the campaign will grant you more weapons and ammo including shotguns, automatic rifles, sniper rifles, Molotov and many more. To my surprise, this is one of the few games that is still alive and kicking to this day on the Xbox 360 system, so if you slept on these two titles maybe it is time to do so before the servers close down.

Dead Island


2011

About
Release Date
September 06, 2011
Developer
Techland
Publisher
Deep Silver
Genre
Action RPG
Players
Multiplayer, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Poland
X360 Releases
2011-09-06
2011-09-09
2011-09-09

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.

Deadlight


2012

About
Release Date
August 01, 2012
Developer
Tequila Works
Publisher
Microsoft
Genre
Survival
Concepts
Post-Apocalyptic, Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Spain
X360 Releases
2012-08-01

Deadlight is a 2 side-scrolling survival game, the player takes control of Randal Wayne a park ranger from Canada. After a virus outbreak turns people into zombie-like creatures known as Shadows, Wayne seeks out a safe place in Seattle while looking for his wife and daughter who have been missing since the pandemic.

The game consists of platforming and solving puzzles, you can do this by climbing, jumping, and moving objects. Primarly the game urges you to avoid the Shadows as much as you can, but in few occasions, you can engage in melee combat using a fire axe or even firearms further in the game. Overall, Deadlight is a fine example of a slow-paced Zombie game done right, with engaging puzzles and an amazing story to tell.

Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare


2010 Expansion

About
Release Date
November 23, 2010
Initial Release: May 18, 2010
Developer
Rockstar San Diego
Publisher
Rockstar Games
Genre
Open World
Concept
Cowboy
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
X360 Releases
2010-11-23
2010-11-23
2010-11-26
2010-11-26
2010-11-26

Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare is a standalone expansion pack of the famous wild west open world game developed by Rockstar Games. The game takes place briefly after Marston’s reunition with his family, Marston must again unbark on an adventure looking for a cure for his zombified wife and son in a post-apocalyptic wild west.

Similar to the main game you shoot your enemies (zombies and hostile humans) from a third-person perspective, all weapons from the main game are available here. The main goal here is to liberate each town from the zombie attacks allowing you to unlock missions in the same town and progress further in the story. In a word, Undead Nightmare holds up very well compared to the main game offering an amazing story and a great excuse to return to the world of Red Dead Redemption.

Dead Rising / Dead Rising 2


2006 / 2010
About
Full Name
Dead Rising
Release Date
August 08, 2006
Developer & Publisher
Capcom
Franchise
Dead Rising
Genre
Hack & Slash
Concepts
Post-Apocalyptic, Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
X360 Releases
2006-08-08
2006-09-08
2006-09-08
2006-09-14
2006-09-28
About
Full Name
Dead Rising 2
Release Date
September 24, 2010
Developer
Capcom Vancouver
Publisher
Capcom
Franchise
Dead Rising
Genre
Hack & Slash
Concept
Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
X360 Releases
2010-09-24
2010-09-28
2010-09-30
2010-09-30

The Dead Rising franchise is a series of action-adventure hack n slash zombie games, the Xbox 360 system was blessed with two main games if not the best in the series to date. The first game follows the story of Frank West a journalist who finds himself trapped in a mall in the middle of a huge zombie outbreak.

Both games are played from a third-person perspective, usually, you spend your time fighting off hordes of enemies while collecting items to craft more powerful weapons. The player can level up both by beating up zombies and completing main and submissions, both games feature multiple endings affected by how many missions the player completed. On the whole, both games here are good examples of a perfect zombie hack n slash game if you own an Xbox 360 these two games are a must-play.

Call of Duty: World at War


2008

About
Release Date
November 11, 2008
Developer
Treyarch
Publisher
Activision
Franchise
Call Of Duty
Genre
FPS
Concept
Modern
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
X360 Releases
2008-11-11
2008-11-12
2008-11-14

Call Of Duty World At War is a first-person WW video game, the game mark the fifth main installment in the Call Of Duty series. I know what you are thinking now, a WW game has nothing to do with zombies well technically you are right as the main campaign has nothing to do with it, but after completing the game the player can play a sub-mode called nazi zombies.

The mode put the player on a map solo or multiplayer with up to four players at the same time, the goal is to survive during the endless zombie waves as much as possible. The player gain points by killing the zombies or fixing the barriers, these points can later be used to unlock paths containing new and powerful weapons. Overall the zombie mode has aged just fine especially if you enjoy local co-op games.

Blood Drive


2010

About
Release Date
November 02, 2010
Developer
Sidhe Interactive
Publisher
Activision
Genre
Vehicular Combat
Concepts
Post-Apocalyptic, Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
New Zealand
X360 Releases
2010-11-02
2010-11-19

Blood Drive is a vehicular combat game, the game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where zombies have taken over. You can think of the game as a hybrid between Twisted Metal and Dead Rising.

The gameplay consists of driving a highly equipped combat vehicle, the goal is to destroy other opponents’ cars while raming and avoiding hordes of zombies. Up to eight cars are available to drive and six different arenas to compete in. in addition to the main combat mode, there are several different modes including checkpoints, races, scoreboards, and many more. Overall the game might play it safe with a simple formula, simple doesn’t always mean bad in my book.

The Walking Dead


2012

About
Release Date
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
X360 Releases
2012-12-11
2013-05-10

The Walking Dead is an interactive story-driven point-and-click game, the game takes inspiration from the famous comic books holding the same name. The story follows Lee a prisoner who find himself trapped in a chaotic world after a zombie outbreak, now Lee must survive by finding new people and forging new alliances.

Unlike classic point-and-click adventure games, the game doesn’t focus on puzzle solving, instead, the main focus is on the character’s interactions and development. Each choice the player makes will and must be hard impacting the whole story and eventually impacting the ending. Overall The Walking Dead Telltale is undoubtedly one of the best story-driven games i have ever played, if you slept on this title now is the time to pick it up, believe me, you will not regret it!

Resident Evil 4


2005 バイオハザード4 (Baiohazādo Fō)

About
Release Date
January 11, 2005
Developer & Publisher
Capcom
Franchise
Resident Evil
Genre
Horror
Concepts
Dark Fantasy, Modern, Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
X360 Releases
2011-09-08
2011-09-08
2011-09-20
2011-09-21

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. The was Hdfied for the new generation consoles including the Xbox 360.

State of Decay


2013

About
Release Date
June 05, 2013
Developer
Undead Labs
Publisher
Xbox Game Studios
Genre
Survival Horror
Concept
Zombie
Players
Single Player
Country of Origin
United States
X360 Releases
2013-06-05

State Of Decay is a sandbox survival game with elements of stealth and TPS. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies, you lead a small community of survivors managing and collecting resources while fighting off dangerous zombies lurking in the streets.

The player has the choice to choose from a different location to build his base, yous start off with a small base and then proceed to expand it with new resources and building materials. Outside of your base, you can interact with other NPCs for information, trades, and new objectives. Building relationships with other NPCs outside of your group can lead t recruiting them later in the game. Up to 100 weapons can be found over the course of the game including melee and firearms, all weapons have a durability time and will eventually break. Overall State of Decay is a good change from your typical zombie games especially if you like managing resources and building bases.

All Zombies Must Die!


2011

About
Release Date
December 27, 2011
Developer
Doublesix
Publisher
Square Enix Europe
Genre
Top-Down Shooter
Concept
Zombie
Players
Co-Op, Online Co-Op, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
X360 Releases
2011-12-27

All Zombies Must Die! is a top-down twin-stick shooter, the game takes place in the fictional city of Deadhill. You must survive a zombie apocalypse by completing several quests and leveling up to buff your stats.

Four playable characters are available each with its own features and power-ups, leveling up can be done both by defeating the zombies and collecting items across the levels. If you don’t like the solo approach which I prefer a co-op mode is also there with up to four couch players. Despite the simplistic and cartoonish look of the game, the game has its own charm differing from your typical twin-stick shooter with an interesting cast and witty dialogue.

 

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