A History of Zombies in Video Games

Game Pro: In light of Capcom's Dead Rising 2 releasing this week on Xbox 360 and PS3, we look back at notable video games featuring the undead over the past 25 years, including absolute trainwrecks like Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green and ground-breaking horror games like Resident Evil.

Zombies are some of the most common -- some would even say generic -- enemies in video games. And while "zombie-themed" games didn't really exist until 1996's landmark horror game Resident Evil, the undead have been shambling around in games since the ZX Spectrum. In view of Dead Rising 2's release, we've put together the following timeline which examines the most important titles depicting zombies from the last 25 years .

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