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Top 10 New Zombie Games Coming Out 2021

Top 10 New Zombie Games Coming Out 2021

Are you a fan of zombie games? It is time to rejoice! The year 2021 will come with a wide range of horror, action, and survival games. Many of them will include zombies or zombie-like creatures and will take place in a post-apocalyptic universe invested with deadly creatures. We will see some of the original titles and sequels that became part of the genre.

Let us take a look at my top 10 new zombie games!

1. Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2 was announced at E3 2018 with a flashy trailer, but starting with 2019 details have been sparse. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was delayed in January 2020 and is now expected in 2021. 

Much like its predecessor, the dynamic first-person melee combat combines clever use of the environment, the world’s day-night cycle, and a cooperative multiplayer campaign that supports up to four players. The action will take place 15 years after the events of the first game. The infected protagonist Aiden Caldwell parkours his way through the massive, open-world map in an attempt to outrun the virus in his blood.

  • Publisher: Techland
  • Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Release Date: TBA 2021

2. Resident Evil: Village

Resident Evil Village is not totally a zombie game, but it is one of the best survival horror games out there. It is developed and published by Capcom. It will be the tenth major installment in the Resident Evil series, and a narrative sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. It also includes an online multiplayer mode, Resident Evil RE: Verse.

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
  • Release Date: May 7, 2021  

3. Back 4 Blood

Back 4 Blood will basically be, “Left for Dead 3”, a 4 man co-op zombie shooting game. Gather your friends have a blast! Unlike other multiplayer games, you will not have to make a build or study a meta. Everything is straightforward, you will have to master a few core principles: shoot and kill, teamwork, and keep moving.

  • Publisher: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
  • Release Date: October 12, 2021

4. The Day Before

The Day Before: “You wake up alone in a world you no longer remember, setting out to find answers and the resources to survive.”

 In the upcoming game, you will be thrown into a world that was taken over by the zombie infection. To survive, you have to deal will the infected by scavenging for supplies and taking shelter on abandoned houses and buildings. Zombies are not the only threat however, you will have to deal with other survivors competing for valuable resources.

  • Publisher: Fntastic
  • Platform(s): PC
  • Release Date: TBA 2021

5. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine is a three-player tactical co-op game set several years in the future of the Rainbow Six universe. You will fight against a totally new breed of mutated alien parasite. This new enemy is more lethal and challenging than ever before, it infects humans hosts and their surroundings. Not zombies, I know but they do sound alike, based on the trailer. Get ready to risk everything while you and your squad are thrown into high-risk and unpredictable missions. Again this is one of the highly anticipated new zombie games in 2021.

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
  • Release Date: TBA 2021

6. SYNCED: Off-Planet

Synced Off-Planet is a PVP, PVE game that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Here you fight for resources against hordes of incoming infected people and creatures while escorting survivors and paying close attention to other players. This is not a classic zombie game, the idea behind it is that the infection is based on some nanomachines taking over the bodies of the victims and not a biological virus.

  • Developers: NExT Studios, Studio Gobo Limited
  • Platform(s): PC
  • Release Date: TBA 2021

7. A Way to Be Dead

A way to be dead is an asymmetrical multiplayer game with deep horror elements. The action takes palace in a zombie-infested hospital. The game implies that you can play as one of the 4 survivors or as the crazy infected doctor.

I can say for sure that this is a game for people that play Dead by Daylight, the idea behind it is similar to it and it can give players a really nice change of scenery and gameplay.

  • Publisher: Crania Games
  • Platform(s): PC
  • Release Date: TBA 2021

8. Undying

Undying is a survival game about an infected mother who tries to protect her son’s life in a zombie-infested world. Infected by a zombie bite, Anling’s days are numbered. She must now fight to survive together with Cody. She must spend her last moments of sentience protecting him and teaching him how to survive on his own. An exciting new zombie game 2021.

9. Evil Dead: The Game

In Evil Dead: The Game you can play as Ash Williams or his friends from the iconic Evil Dead franchise and work together in a game loaded with co-op and PVP action! Play as a team of four survivors, exploring, looting, crafting, managing your fear. You have to find key items to seal the breach between worlds while defending yourself from the demon Kandarian who controls the Deadites.

  • Publisher: Boss Team Games
  • Platform(s): PS 4, Xbox One, PS 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch
  • Release Date: Summer 2021

10. Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 takes place in various locations across California, you would think on an island, but no. It promises the same zombie-killing action of the two other major games in the franchise. This long-awaited sequel to Dead Island has been delayed after changing the developer’s hands a couple of times, but this time we hope for a soon release.

  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Release Date: ETA

Conclusion on new zombie games in 2021

This is my top 10 new zombie games coming out in 2021! Hopefully, the release dates will stop being delayed and in 2021 we will have all of these games ready to play. I wish you happy gaming!

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