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Pixel-Fright-Us: Zombies and the walking undead

(Editor’s note: In celebration of Halloween, the Pixelitis staff is outlining 31 of their favorite horror games in Pixel-Fright-Us. The following games are not listed in any specific order.)

"As we have learned countless times from watching Romero flicks, zombies are the perfect metaphor for any societal ills du-jour. The undead have always represented a twofold threat: the fear of being turned into a mindless shell of your former self, consuming the flesh of your friends and family or being horrifically eaten alive by your friends and family.

In gaming, zombies have always been perfect fodder for blood, guts, shooting and mayhem. And probably the reason why most zombie videogames aren’t considered scary. They’re stock monsters, ready to be gunned down in large groups in all their moaning gray glory.

The standout titles usually spin the zombie genre on its head, instilling fear back in the idea of the dead coming back to life. Whether by scientific design or supernatural force, the following zombie games manage to do the genre justice." - Pixelitis Staff

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