The day of Halloween is upon us and vampires have become totally lame thanks to some recent movies. We're not taking any names here, we're just saying. The 'in' thing these days is the zombie. An age old question has always been asked about these creatures – how do you kill what’s already dead? They’ll keep on coming even after a hailstorm of bullets has been pumped into them. The worst part about these vermin is that they can be unpredictable and come at you in droves; they could be fast or slow and one bite could kill you or worse still, make you one of them. And let’s face it, these creatures really aren’t the smartest of the creepy lot. Zombies are featured everywhere whether they are blockbuster films, TV shows or videogames. If one was under the impression that they were short in numbers on mobile devices, then they would be sadly mistaken.
So, if you’re looking for a little zombie thrashing on your tablet or smartphone, here’s a list of zombie games that will let you relieve a little stress by bashing, beating and maiming these flesh- eating monstrosities.
The most fun that's probably possible with a game this sickeningly cute
Plants vs Zombies – Rs 160 (iOS and Android)
Plants vs Zombies is one of the many tower defence games for phones. The game debuted on the PC and was an instant hit thanks to its wacky sense of humour and, frankly speaking, absurd premise. The game involves a bunch of plants trying to defend their owner’s home from an onslaught of zombies. Major credit for the success of the game goes to the hilarious ad campaign that Popcap has executed, ranging from some short movies about a zombie trying to fit in with humans in a typical human workplace to an all-out music video – "There’s a zombie on my lawn" – sung by a sunflower. The game has very simplistic tower-defence elements coupled with minigames, like using giant potatoes as bowling balls against the aforementioned zombie horde. There are even a variety of of zombies, like one that uses a newspaper as a shield, and one that does the Michael Jackson Thriller dance to summon more zombies.
The prettiest zombies you're bound to see in a mobile game
Dead Trigger – Free (iOS and Android)
Have you ever been so frustrated that you literally want to rip the eyes out of someone? Yes, there are chances that you have, but that would also get you locked up. In Dead Trigger, which is an FPS, you can literally get up close and personal with the zombies. When we mean personal, we’re talking about actually locking the barrel of your gun to the head of a zombie and blowing their dead brains to smithereens. This game is one of the hottest zombie games for smartphones and is available on iOS and Android. No more punching bags needed, as the hordes of zombies should be more than enough to satisfy your thirst for slaughter. The game has some amazing graphics, and the 3D characters also make things real interesting.
For the first time ever, zombies with guns!
Desert Zombie: Last Stand – Rs 53 (iOS)
If wou want a game that will actually get your blood pumping, then this is one obvious choice as it features stunning graphics and zombies that look scary as hell. Think Resident Evil: Extinction and that's what the setting is. The advantage here is that you don’t sit back and watch a random chick kicking zombie butt—you do the kicking! The game features the Unreal Engine and the graphics are worth the cost. This game is not expensive and is available for just $0.99. The only catch here is it’s available just for iOS and there is no Android version yet. If gore and oozing flesh is your thing, then this game is worth a try. But beware, these zombies are fearsome.
Kill more zombies!
Call of Mini: Zombies – Rs 53 (iOS) and Free (Android)
If you want something action-packed with cutesy graphics, zombies and microtransactions, you’ve come to the right place. Call of Mini: Zombies has all three coupled with an extremely generic storyline. The game features fast run-and-gun gameplay, along with a plethora of weapons and equipment. Weapons range from machine guns to rocket launchers. One of the biggest features of this game is that it allows co-operative multiplayer along with the ability to fight against your friends. If the prospect of killing friends upsets you, you could always pretend that they had been infected and you killed them in self defence – but then again, isn’t that how serial killers start out?
As Shooter, you will have to live up to your name
Contract Killer: Zombies – Free (iOS and Android)
Like all zombie games, you play the hero in Contract Killer: Zombies and are simply known as Shooter, because that’s what you're good at. The game is free for both iOS and Android and has one of the best arsenals in a zombie game. You're loaded to the teeth with weapons like grenade launchers, sniper rifles and assault guns. To achieve success, all you need to do is take aim and blow up the heads of the living dead. Be wary, be very wary as there are hordes of zombies all coming to get you and those you’re supposed to protect. The fate of civilians rests in your hands.