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Top 10 New Zombie Games Coming Out in 2022

Top 10 New Zombie Games Coming Out 2021

Are you a fan of zombie games? It is time to rejoice! The year 2022 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 coming out in 2022!

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, delayed yet again at the end of December 2021 and has now received it’s final release date of February 4th 2022.

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: February 4th, 2022

2. Projekt Z

Projekt Z is a PC only zombie FPS. You have crashed on a German island full of zombies. Your job is to uncover the secrets of the island whilst surviving against the onslaught of zombies.

The game is very atmospheric and they’re implementing plenty of features in the game that can make everything go wrong during your playthrough from weapon malfunction through to bleeding out. From what’s been said so far about the game, it seems as though they’re aiming for an intensively immersive WW2 zombie experience with minimal HUD.

No release date has been revealed so far for the game but as usual, we’re expecting to see one this year as well as more information about the game itself.

  • Publisher: 314 Arts
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release Date: TBA

3. S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl

Not quite a zombie game as much as your other standardized zombie games but nonetheless still qualifies for the genre. Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl is the highly anticipated sequel to the original Stalker game. (Just in case you couldn’t tell already)

The game will only be releasing on the Next Gen Xbox Series X|S & PC due to the implemented technology and intensive graphics/gameplay. Now slated for release 8th December 2022 here’s hoping the game delivers a well presented and polished gameplay experience.

  • Publisher: GSC Game World
  • Platform(s): Xbox Series X|S, PC
  • Release Date: 8th December 2022

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: MYTONA
  • Platform(s): PC
  • Release Date: June 22nd, 2022

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 2022.

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
  • Release Date: January 20th, 2022

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.

7. State of Decay 3

The State of Decay series is a very unique title amongst pretty much all other zombie games. With it’s permadeath system, it’s slightly frustrating but mostly satisfying looting system and many other neat features you don’t normally find in other games it stands out quite a lot.

The 3rd entry in the SoD series was announced back in July 2020 by Xbox Game Studios and has since been highly anticipated by it’s fanbase. We’re expecting big things from State of Decay 3 considering the success of the previous two titles.

They have only revealed a cinematic trailer for the game thus far but we’re hoping we see some gameplay at one of the big gaming events this year as well as an announcement for a very much sought after release date.

8. Callisto Protocol

Set in the same universe as PUBG, The Callisto Protocol takes place 300 years after the events of the PUBG game and is set on a prison colony by the name of Black Iron. People are heavily comparing this game to Dead Space and calling it the potential successor of the Dead Space series.

They haven’t revealed much about the game so far but we should be hearing some more information very soon as it’s slated for release this year. Hopefully a gameplay trailer. We’re putting our bets on hearing something around E3 2022 at the Xbox Showcase.

  • Publisher: KRAFTON
  • Platform: Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PC
  • Release Date: 2022

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: February, 2022

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: TBA

Conclusion on new zombie games in 2022

These are my top 10 new zombie games coming out in 2022! Hopefully, the games themselves will stop being delayed and in 2022 we will have all of these games ready to play. I wish you happy gaming!

Take a look at my other gaming blogs, the Top 10 New Horror Games Releasing & the Most Exciting Survival Games Coming Soon.

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