Since their first appearance in the European classic Zombie Zombie, videogames featuring the undead have explored the same basic premise: you, the survivor, have to kill the zombies before they kill you and turn you into one of them. It is obviously a popular motif. Since the release of Zombie Zombie back in 1984, dozens of zombie games have been added to the world of gaming — and more with each passing year. Even games that have no apparent zombie theme to the main story, such as the Halo or Call of Duty series, have adopted zombie variations and mini-games. But in addition to the flesh-eating corpses, the main overarching similarity of these zombie games is their lack of narrative complexity.