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Zombies Just Aren’t Scary Anymore

With no end in sight for the seemingly endless procession of games featuring the shambling undead, Jacques Voller argues that virtual zombies need to return to the graves from whence they came – because they stopped being frightening a long time ago.

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DanJenkoFMV1341d ago

Agree with this, zombies have been far too overused this generation, to the point that it's actually becoming annoying. I was a bit disappointed to hear the first bit of Sleeping Dogs DLC would be a zombie spin-off.

Septic1341d ago

Zombies are scary, unless they come from the new Resident evil games- in which case, Steve Carrel doing an impression an earlobe covered in chocolate and stuck in cement is scarier.

caseh1341d ago

Zombies have never been scary, like...ever. The older Zombie films were more like comedy flicks as you laughed at fully grown men and women squealing like pigs as they get walked down by a groaning zombie...muuuuuuuurrrrrggggggg gghhh

Lord_Sloth1341d ago

Old Resident Evil Zombies weren't scary either. You just walk on past them.

Mounce1340d ago

When I was younger, when Resident Evil 2 came out, it had 'scary' moments, that eerie tension of death potentially around the corner and being a kid you just weren't THAT good with games and not as experienced as many would be to this day who played it when younger too.

I'd say Zombies had a time to be scary in which if you were young and still naive, not scary to adults? Well what the fuck would anyone expect? It's a lumbering corpse! Using logic to define why someone isn't afraid of a moving corpse is just stupid in itself. The point of actual fear is the inability to logically define. Aka, more susceptible as a child among other things....Zombies are easy to identify as not only has it been used a lot, but most of us speaking confidently are just older.

Eating chocolate cake as a child, you'd be like HOLY FUCK YEA CHOCOLATE CAKE THIS SHITS AWESOME! Now as an adult we go, Hmm....Chocolate cake huh, wonder if I want to eat that or go for something else... We know how it's made and what it tastes like and don't spazz over it anymore, unless you have ADHD....

morkendo231341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )

Zombies Just Aren’t Scary Anymore

in my book they NEVER was and never will be, bunch of actors with make-up on.

Kalowest1341d ago

Play L4D2 on hard realism.

Mad_Mack1341d ago

Zombies have never been scary.

Well, there is one exception. And it is still as terrifying today as it was all the way back in the early '90s

The Chrysalid zombie from X-COM. Pant-shitting.

attilayavuzer1341d ago

Yeah Zombies are usually pretty campy, remember the soundtrack to the original Dawn of the Dead? hahaha It's like half circus music.

Zombies are usually only good for jump scares.

mafiahajeri1341d ago

I still jump out of my seat every once in a while in CODS Zombies. When they start to swarm around you they definetly are scary

Norrison1341d ago

I can't see a way in which COD zombies can be scary.

Heisenburger1341d ago

He literally JUST gave you an example.

Lmao smh

HonestDragon1341d ago

I have to agree, too. Zombies don't hold the same horrific presence as they used to. They are used too much in the go to for cannon fodder in action games and DLC.

Psychotica1341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )

Were they ever?

shodan741341d ago

Damn right. Arguably the ultimate survival-horror.

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