PCWorld: Pandemic warnings. Entire towns shutting down. Subway riders donning surgical masks. The end wasn't coming with a bang, but with a sneeze and a fever. Last week's news cycle--or the precursor to a zombie apocalypse? Watching TV, it was hard to tell. (Ask the prankster who doctored a BBC News page, or Mike "The Streets" Skinner, who created the mock music video "He's Behind You, He's Got Swine Flu.") I don't know about the flu, but after years of reading horror books, watching twisted flicks, and playing the splatterfest video games they inspired, I'm ready for the walking dead. One thing I haven't prepared for, though, is the sheer number of zombie games rising.
Here's what I'm wondering: Have we officially hit the zombie-meme overload point? I decided to find out--in between bouts of Left 4 Dead and Resident Evil 5 (both great titles)--by playing the latest dead-centric games roaming stores.