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Best VR Zombie Games

Zornitsa Vuteva 1 month ago 0 51

Zombies can be both disgustingly scary and incredibly fascinating as tough adversaries which must be defeated. When it comes to any form of entertainment, zombies have filled the shoes of the antagonist, which could easily be perceived as the easiest target to shoot at without any remorse. Those creatures have also become the pain characters in various VR games, which have elevated the whole zombie shooter experience, thus making this niche genre more alluring to those who have grown up watching movies and TV shows with zombies.

Here we’ve gathered the best VR Zombie games everyone interested in the genre as a whole must definitely experiment with.

How we chose the top Zombie VR Games?

When making the list of the best zombie VR games, we followed a specific set of criteria that determines the overall value of a game of this genre. These are the factors that affected VR today Magazine’s selection:

  • Multiplayer – being able to team up with friends when battling zombies is always a perk.
  • Realism – it’s highly important that the game has realistic graphics and audio, as they can enhance the gaming experience, immersing players in a world where they truly confront a horde of zombies.
  • Storyline – engaging stories help the player invest more in the game’s narrative.
  • Challenges – the games should provide challenges such as resource management, survival logistics, and strategic combat that can enhance the level of engagement among players.

Arizona Sunshine 2

Arizona Sunshine 2” is a next-generation VR sequel to the popular zombie apocalypse game. Developed by Vertigo Games, it continues the story of the dark-humored protagonist from the original game. Players embark on a cinematic journey through a post-apocalyptic Arizona, filled with intense survival scenarios and engaging combat. The game introduces a new melee combat system and features a variety of weapons, including shotguns, machetes, and flamethrowers. A significant addition is “Buddy,” a loyal dog companion who assists in combat and exploration. The game is praised for its improved gunplay, engaging story, and the emotional depth added by the protagonist’s relationship with Buddy. Available on platforms like PSVR 2, PC VR, Pico, and Quest, “Arizona Sunshine 2” offers a blend of humor, action, and emotional moments, making it a compelling experience for VR enthusiasts.

Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners

‘The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners’ is a first-person survival horror virtual reality (VR) game set within the popular post-apocalyptic franchise based on Robert Kirkman’s comic series. Developed by Skydance Interactive, the title is published by Skybound Games. Players explore a devastated New Orleans filled with hordes of zombies and human factions vying for resources amidst the chaos. The game offers a deep narrative experience featuring crafting, exploration, and morally challenging decisions. Combat involves realistic melee, ranged, and improvised weapons, with each action taking advantage of the player’s physical movements in VR.

The game costs $39.99 and can be purchased from SteamVR, which has a 9/10 user rating.

Arizona Sunshine

Arizona Sunshine VR summary

Arizona Sunshine is a first-person shooter video game developed specifically for virtual reality platforms. It is set during a zombie apocalypse, and players immerse themselves in a post-disaster environment where they fight hordes of undead enemies using various weapons. The game supports single-player and cooperative multiplayer modes, allowing up to four players to team up against the zombie threat. Arizona Sunshine has been praised for its engaging gameplay and immersive experience when played with virtual reality headsets such as HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.

There is also a follow-up titled Arizona Sunshine 2, which promises to build upon the success of the original game with enhanced graphics and additional content.

Arizona Sunshine has a 7/10 rating on SteamVR and a 4.2/5 star rating on Meta Store, which is priced at $29.99.

Resident Evil 4 VR

Resident Evil 4 VR summary

Resident Evil 4 is a survival horror game developed by Capcom and originally released for the GameCube in 2005. The game follows special agent Leon S. Kennedy on a mission to rescue the US president’s daughter, Ashley Graham, who has been kidnapped by a religious cult in rural Spain. Praised for its story, gameplay, graphics, voice acting, and characters, Resident Evil 4 is often cited as one of the best video games of all time. The game has been ported to numerous formats and has become a cross-platform hit, selling 12.3 million units by December 2022.

Resident Evil 4 VR offers an immersive experience exclusively for PlayStation VR 2 users, providing a complete remastered version of the iconic survival horror game. This VR mode was released alongside the PS VR2 on December 8, 2023, and does not require additional purchase for those who already own Resident Evil 4 and PS VR2. The VR mode enhances the horror and immersion by placing players directly inside the action, allowing them to look around freely and engage with enemies in a first-person perspective.

You can get Resident Evil 4 VR for $39.99 from Meta store where it is rated with 4.7/5 stars.

Left 4 Dead 2

Left for Dead 2 VR summary

Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is a first-person shooter and survival horror game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It serves as the sequel to Left 4 Dead, set within a post-apocalyptic landscape where a viral outbreak has turned most humans into zombie-like creatures called the Infected. Similar to its predecessor, the game emphasizes cooperative gameplay, featuring five new campaigns consisting of multiple levels. The objective is to reach safety while battling waves of zombies.

The Left 4 Dead 2 VR mod allows players to experience the game in virtual reality, enhancing the immersive and intense gameplay of the original. Players can enjoy the cooperative action horror FPS with motion controller support, exploring various environments from cities to swamps in the Deep South. The mod has received positive feedback for its performance and visual enhancements, making the game even more thrilling in VR.

Death Horizon

Dead Horizon VR summary

Death Horizon: Reloaded is a VR zombie shooter designed specifically for platforms like the Oculus Quest series. It is set within the Horizon scientific research facility, which has become infested with hordes of undead due to the T12 virus. Players must navigate through various lab levels, utilizing realistic gunplay mechanics and engaging in intense combat against waves of zombie monsters. Players can use a variety of American weapons, including pistols and shotguns, and make strategic choices regarding their approach to fighting the horde.

The game offers active use of two controllers, allowing players to interact realistically with their environment. Players can fire with both hands, hang on ropes, reload, and explore difficult areas of the station.

Death horizon: Reloaded has a 4.2/5 star rating on Meta Store where you can purchase it for $19.99.

Survival Nation

Survival Nation VR summary

‘Survival Nation’ is an open-world online role-playing game (RPG)set within a post-zombie apocalypse environment. It is specifically designed as a VR survival title where players face off against hordes of zombies. Players assume the role of survivors tasked with surviving through various means, including acquiring food and water via activities such as fishing, hunting, gathering, and exploring abandoned structures. The game emphasizes cooperative play among users.

The game is available for purchase on SteamVR where it has a 7/10 rating.

The Persistence

The Persistence VR summary

‘The Persistence’ is a survival horror video game that was originally released for the virtual reality headset PlayStation VR. It involves navigating a doomed deep space colony starship infested with murderous clone-printed mutations of the former crew. Players gather resources, upgrade abilities, and unlock weaponry on each run to repair systems and prevent the ship from being destroyed by a black hole. The game offers a tense sci-fi roguelike experience that is well-suited for VR horror fans. It features roguelike elements that provide a sense of progression, although some systems may feel odd outside of VR.

While the game was initially designed for VR, a modified version was released in 2020 that allows players to experience the game without a VR headset on various platforms such as PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. This non-VR version still retains the core gameplay elements of the original VR experience.

Players interested in experiencing ‘The Persistence’ in VR can find it available on platforms like Steam for $29.99, where it supports VR gameplay with controller support.

After the Fall

After the Fall VR summary

After the Fall is an epic VR action first-person shooter game that offers intense co-op gameplay for up to 4 players in a post-apocalyptic world filled with undead creatures mutated by the cold. Players can wield a large arsenal of weapons and powers with real-life movements, fight hordes of enemies, and face off against bosses. The game allows players to go solo or team up in cross-platform co-op mode. Players are allowed to fight alongside up to three other human allies or against AI bots.It features fast-paced combat, weapon crafting, and different enemy types, providing an immersive experience for players who enjoy cooperative shooter games.

You can get After the Fall ffrom both SteamVR and Meta Store for $19.99.

SURV1V3

Surv1v3 VR summary

SURV1V3 is a virtual reality zombie survival first-person shooter game set in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by the V1V3 virus. Players navigate through the infected streets of Santa Carla, seeking a cure while fending off hordes of zombies.

The game offers cooperative gameplay, allowing players to team up with up to 4 friends to scavenge for resources, craft items, and survive in expansive, fully explorable environments. It also includes a story mode with over 18 hours of gameplay and trials mode.

The game has the nearly perfect ration go 9/10 stars on SteamVR where it can be purchased for $24.99.

Contagion VR: Outbreak

Contagion VR: Outbreak summary

Contagion VR: Outbreak is a virtual reality game that plunges players into a zombie apocalypse scenario. Players can live through the initial zombie outbreak from various perspectives, with gameplay that ranges from intense action to puzzle solving. The game provides a single-player campaign, free roam mode, and a firing range for players to get acquainted with different weapons. Available on platforms like Steam, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR, Contagion VR: Outbreak is lauded for its unique zombie-centric gameplay, offering three mini-campaigns set in an undead apocalypse scenario.

The game can be purchased for $19.99 from both SteamVR and Meta Store.

Conclusion

Battling zombies has never been more entertaining, thanks to VR and all the perks this immersive technology has provided to improve the gameplay mechanics and realism of the environment. Therefore it should be a no-brainer to try any of the featured titles, each of which will help you transport yourself to a post-apocalyptic world in which defeating the evil zombies is your only way of survival.

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