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Top 10 New Zombie Games In 2022 + 2023 That Are Worth Getting Excited For

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Published 24 March 2022

Last updated on 3 November 2022

Zombie games are some of the best games out there. That’s if you’re not already a bit sick of this genre because let’s be honest. It’s a very saturated genre of games, and there are many good and bad zombie games out there.

We’ll be going over the good ones. One’s that may not be considered zombie games to some, but almost certainly fit the zombie genre. We’ve done our best to avoid platform-exclusive titles and pick the best ones we think are worth getting excited about!

1. Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol is a very promising horror title with a lot of Dead Space inspiration. The game takes place in a space prison colony called Black Iron.

Fight infected humans and monstrous creatures to discover what exactly happened to this extended hope for humanity amongst the stars and away from Earth.

This title is just around the corner, and we’ll all get to play it very soon. We have big expectations for this one and hope it develops into a franchise throughout the years.

  • Publisher: KRAFTON
  • Platform: Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PC
  • Release Date: December 2nd, 2022

2. Resident Evil 4 Remake

Capcom is delivering with the fan requests. We’ve all wanted the long-awaited and highly anticipated Resident Evil 4 remake.

Resident Evil 4 is arguably one of the best titles throughout the entire Resident Evil franchise, and we finally had an announcement in 2022.

Experience the grueling journey again with Leon Kennedy and fight to survive while rescuing the president’s daughter. Expected to release in March 2023, we’re hoping this game delivers on its first release date and comes out sooner rather than later.

  • Publisher: CAPCOM
  • Platform(s): Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, PC
  • Release Date: March 24th, 2023

3. Projekt Z

Projekt Z is a PC only zombie FPS. You’ve crashed on a German island full of zombies. Your job is to uncover the nazi occupied island’s secrets while surviving the onslaught of zombies.

The game is very atmospheric, and they’re implementing plenty of features that can make everything go wrong during your playthrough, from weapon malfunction 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.

No release date has been revealed for the game, even this side of 2022, so we’ll likely see this one in 2023. However, that’s not all bad, as long as the game delivers a quality experience.

  • Publisher: 314 Arts
  • Platforms: PC (Steam)
  • Release Date: TBA

4. S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chornobyl

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

The developers have made recent changes to the game’s name concerning the current conflict within Ukraine. The developers of Stalker have made the bold, respectful decision to change the spelling of Chernobyl in their title to the Ukrainian spelling of the area, which is Chornobyl.

The game will only be released on the Next-Gen Xbox Series X|S & PC due to the implemented technology and intensive graphics/gameplay. Now slated for release on 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

5. 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 must deal with the infected by scavenging for supplies and taking shelter in abandoned houses and buildings.

Zombies are not the only threat. However, you will have to deal with other survivors competing for valuable resources adding an intense but enjoyable PvP aspect to the game.

  • Publisher: MYTONA
  • Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X|S, PS5
  • Release Date: March 1st, 2023 (Delayed from June 21st, 2022)

6. Dead Matter

Dead Matter is a very pretty-looking rogue lite. They are looking to bring new features to the genre with balanced survival mechanics while providing an excellent, challenging gameplay experience. This one is set to be a big hit when it releases sometime in 2022.

Any building you come across within the game can be claimed as a base of operations, but only as long as you can hold on to it. We’re looking forward to this one, and it has a lot of potential to be a big Steam hit. We’ll see how this stacks up against all the other zombie games in 2022.

7. SYNCED: Off-Planet

Synced Off-Planet is a PVP, PVE game 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 is that the infection is based on nanomachines taking over the victims’ bodies and not a biological virus.

You can request to join the uninitialized on Steam. You can apply to join the playtests, but only if the developers allow you to.

8. State of Decay 3

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

The 3rd entry in the SoD series was announced in July 2020 by Xbox Game Studios and has since been highly anticipated by its 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 significant gaming events this year and an announcement for a much sought-after release date.

9. Project Outbreak

Zombie wave survival, we all love it. The game comes with a clean-looking graphic style reminiscent of something like Unturned, albeit a little less.. blocky. Various maps keep the game interesting, along with several weapons of your choice to keep slaying the undead in a chaotic style.

Unlike other games on this list, we thought this one was worth mentioning due to the different styles of gameplay provided. With its different graphic style, if you somehow decide to play other games through our new zombie games list, this one should be a nice change from the rest.

  • Publisher: Exec Games
  • Platform(s): PC
  • Release Date: 2022

10. Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 takes place in various locations across California. It promises much better, more creative, and more satisfying zombie-killing action than the two other significant games in the franchise.

Dead Island 2 was finally given a solid release date during Gamescom 2022 in August, and as most of us can agree, the game looks fantastic.

It’s safe to admit that we were all keeping our expectations pretty low for this title due to the development fiasco it’s been going through over the past 7 or so years.

We really hope the trailers represent a true example of this game and that all the delays were worth it.

  • Publishers: Deep Silver, Plaion
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Release Date: February 3rd, 2023

Bonus Title:

HumanitZ

HumanitZ is a top-down, co-op, open-world survival zombie game. It’s already a struggle finding co-op & open-world zombie games these days without resorting to playing games released in the 2000s.

With your average story of zombies taking over civilization, you’re one of the few survivors left in the world. You need to survive as long as you can in this new and deadly world while scavenging for supplies and building safe houses.

The game has quite a robust perks and stat system, along with a great selection of weapons and interesting open-world locations to explore.

You can download the demo now to try the game out. The full game is yet to be released.

Conclusion on new zombie games 2022

These are our 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!

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

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