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Zombie games are something a lot of people love to dive into because… well… who doesn’t love killing zombies? exactly. The irony is that many of them differ from each other in terms of their playing style. However, when it comes to open world zombie games you can get on Xbox? It’s very good. We’ll show you 11 of them.
#11 Dying Light 2: Stay Human
Let’s start with a game that came out this year and in many ways expanded the zombie genre into the open world.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human took the previous title (which we’ll get to later) and raised it to 11. You play as a new character in a new city. One run by different factions. You are on a mission of your own, but along the way you are connected to everything that is going on inside this place.
Your choices will affect how the city grows and is destroyed and who runs it. And that’s on top of that you don’t just have to fight zombies, but you don’t even have to become one yourself.
After all, the “stay human” in this title is a reference to the fact that you are already infected and should do whatever it takes to keep your humanity intact.
Parkour your way through this world and see if you can survive.
#10 Not Inverted
If you’ve ever wondered what Minecraft would be like if it were a complete zombie game… Unturned is for you.
In this Minecraft-esque game, you’ll play as one of the few people left in the world who haven’t turned into a zombie. Then, you’ll set out on your adventure to survive, rebuild humanity, and more. The game will test you beyond putting zombies on your tail.
You’ll need to work with and against other players, trying to get supplies, create a fortress, then a colony, and work your way up from there.
It’s a big, unforgiving world in Unturned, and so you’ll need to make sure you can handle it all, or else you’ll find yourself becoming one of the crowd.
Dysmantle is another exciting twist on the zombie survival genre. In this case, you have survived the apocalypse by hiding in a shelter for years. Now it’s time to get out of it and get out of the island you are trapped in now.
Oh, and the island is full of monsters that you have to put up with. cheerful!
Dysmantle puts things in perspective by giving you a place where 99% of everything you see can be turned into materials you can work on and build with. Moreover, it will not require you to eat and have food all the time. But it will help you when you are trying to fight or escape from monsters.
Yes, you will have a choice in how you handle encounters with enemies, which adds more depth to the game. So explore this big island and see if you have what it takes to get out of it alive.
#8 Strange Brigade
Not all zombie games have to have “typical zombies” and Strange Brigade is an example of this. This game is actually set in the 1930s in Egypt, where an ancient witch queen is reborn, and as a result, a horde of stuffed monsters becomes her puppets.
You are one of four heroes in the Strange Brigade, and it’s up to you to figure out how to bring it back to Earth and stop the mummified invasion of the world.
To do this, you will not only need to fight monsters with different weapons, but you will have to solve puzzles and get clues in order to learn how things progress in a meaningful way.
The best part? You don’t have to play it alone! Play with friends and team up to take down the Witch Queen!
#7 7 days to die
We couldn’t resist putting this title at number seven, hope you understand.
7 Days To Die is a very successful game, and for primary reasons: it offers a lot of missions. This title frankly blends all genres together for a unique zombie-fighting experience. You will need to explore a vast world, obtain materials in order to build your home base and advance in the main story.
Or skip it and explore a randomly generated world full of zombies, other players, and other dangers you’ll need to take.
You will be able to craft items like some of the other games that will allow you complete access to the entire world so that you can set your own path. Just remember to stay alive while you do it.
#6 State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is the one that really makes your choices in this zombie world matter.
Because here, you don’t just play as one person, you play as a community of characters. The people who came together to try to reshape life as a whole. All the time searching for the zombie threat and to survive.
You will do your best to build your home and community so that you are prepared for what is to come. But when the time is right, you’ll need to send one of your party members to get supplies and fight zombies. If they die, they are gone.
You will also interact with others and you have to decide whether to help or keep them away.
How will you direct the survival of your community? Jump and find out.
#5 Day Z
If the previous game was about building a deck to survive, DayZ is really the opposite as it is about survival at all costs.
why is that? Because in DayZ, there are no checking points or filing. You have to survive as long as possible, and when you die… it ends. You should start a new game after that. So the question arises, how long can you hold out?
It will not be easy to answer because apart from the zombies you will face, you will also have to deal with players like you. You can work with them yes, but can you really trust them? This is something you will need to answer on your own.
It’s a big world in DayZ, and there are many dangers, so be careful…or else.
#4 Death Light
While the sequel may have improved on the formula, that doesn’t mean the original Dying Light isn’t good, because it is. Moreover, it has a lot of content for you to enjoy.
You have been dropped in a city being overrun by zombies and the living are trying to survive them all. As you run, jump and fight in this city to complete missions and try to survive, you will see how amazing it all is, and how far you can go with different play styles. As well as the number of ways in which you can kill enemies.
Add to that a ton of DLC and you’ll have a lot to do here.
#3 Dead Rising 3
Although Dead Rising 3 is not the best in the series, it does offer a lot for gamers who have loved what this series can offer. Basically, a lot of enemies have to be killed, a load of unique weapons to use against them, and more.
In this game, you are inside the city of Los Perdidos, and you have a problem. Basically, the army will wipe out the city in a certain amount of time. And now, you must fight through the horde of zombies in order to escape the blast radius before it’s too late!
With the use of a lot of weapons, you will have tools to escape. But zombies aren’t fools and they have the numbers to get past you if you’re not careful. So… Be that.
#2 Dead Island Definitive Edition
Dead Island Definitive Edition is definitely one of the best open world zombie games for the simple reason that it is a really good game that you can play with friends.
Whether you are alone or with friends, you will wake up on a tropical island that has somehow turned into a wasteland of zombies! Now, you have to know where to go in order to get off the island and survive while you do it.
The game not only has a redesigned look but also the DLC feature of the included game. And as noted, you can bring 3 friends into the mix in order to get through the zombie chaos that awaits you.
#1 Dead Rising
If you wanted to point out a game that really revolutionized zombie games for the better, it would be Dead Rising for sure.
why? Because it offers a unique environment, main character, and options to kill zombies that fans couldn’t get enough of.
In the game, you play as photojournalist Frank West, who ends up on his quest for a story in a mall full of zombies!!! Now, he has 72 hours to cut his way through the zombies, and get out of the mall before it’s forgotten.
Time passes actively here, and just as importantly, Frank has full access to the mall so he can shop and get items to forge the craziest guns ever.
Get what you need and kill zombies as you like!