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Submitted by Pozzle 915d ago | opinion piece

The Undead Invasion of Video Games

For some time, zombies in video games were associated with only one franchise: Resident Evil. The shambling monstrosities in the 1996 classic were so iconic that they defined the undead horde for a generation of players. Recently, though, they've begun to show their rotting faces in many titles. It's become de rigueur for designers to populate their games with a range of variations on rejects from Michael Jackson's Thriller, but why? (All Zombies Must Die!, Dead Nation, I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1, PC, PS3, Resident Evil, Xbox 360, Zombie Apocalypse)

Kyosuke_Sanada  +   915d ago
I know I might be wrong but I am going to say because of how well received Call Of Duty: World At War Zombies was received. After that, companies took the lemmings route and decided to implement zombies into every Tom Dick and Harry of a game.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not mad at what Treyarch did because it made the game fun but I am disappointed at the other companies that put in unnecessary undead in order for their game to pocket sales.
MasterD919  +   915d ago
I think zombies are an interesting genre...It is a shame that so many crappy games tried to copy and paste the formula from the bigger companies and just over-saturate the market with bland zombie games. Same thing occurred with the alien genre.

There actually is plenty of room for an innovative zombie game.

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