The zombie theme never seems to decline in popularity. If you’re a fan of brain-eating creatures and are looking for something like this to play on Android, check out the top 20 platform zombie games below. We’ve tried to keep the list as varied as possible in terms of game genre, and luckily for everyone involved, they’re all free!
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2 is the typical zombie horror first-person shooter (FPS) game. Here you need to complete a series of main and side missions in a world ravaged by monsters. As you progress through the game, it’s possible to unlock a lot more content, with original scenarios that really stand out from each other. The graphics and gameplay are worthy of console and PC games. For those who played the first game in the series, Dead Trigger 2 is a pleasant surprise and offers a much more dynamic experience with much more fluid controls.
Plants vs Zombies 2
Plants vs Zombies 2 is undoubtedly one of the best zombie games in the tower defense genre. Here the objective is to survive several waves of zombies using not towers, but PLANTS as a defense. Each plant and zombie in the game has its own characteristics and abilities that must be used or fought in the right way. Despite the cute and “childish” look, the game requires a high level of strategy and the more advanced stages are real challenges.
Last Day on Earth: Survival
Last Day on Earth is one of the survival zombie games that mix various elements of The Sims with the zombie apocalypse. The game is a real success and combines very well the zombie theme with MMORPG mechanics, making the dangers not limited to monstrous creatures, since other players also need to be fought. As the game progresses, you’ll need to find items, build shelters, arm yourself to the teeth, and, on top of that, take care of your own hygiene.
Day R Survival
Day R Survival is a survival RPG set in a, guess what, zombie apocalypse setting. The game has vast content, a massive map to explore, and an engaging story that keeps players engaged. If played offline, Day R works like a regular RPG full of dialogue, but online the game becomes a little more hardcore, with players losing everything if they die.
Unkilled is an FPS with loads of content, amazing graphics, and multiplayer support that attracts millions of players, making it one of the most complete zombie games on this list. The game is not lacking in any aspect when compared to the current console or PC games, and even has a skin system similar to the ones that the big games of the moment use.
Life after is a 3rd person open-world survival game with a zombie apocalypse theme. Regarding graphics, we can’t think of a game that beats it on mobile phones, as all the scenarios and visual effects are extremely detailed. In terms of content, the game involves a wide variety of missions, locations, and enemies that make the game look more like a console game.
Like Life after, Dark Days has flawless graphics. The game combines elements of survival and action and is heavily inspired by Last Day on Earth but with a slightly greater focus on weapons and combat. Despite the frenetic action and combats with hideous creatures the game still has a strong emphasis on the survival part, requiring you to farm items, build your base and fortify it with strategy.
Prey Day: Survival
Prey Day: Survival is a zombie survival MMORPG very similar to other zombie games like Last Day on Earth, Last Shelter, etc, with the only difference being the huge active community.
Dawn of Zombies: Survival
Dawn of Zombies: Survival is another survival game very similar to most others mentioned in this list: gather resources, build base, tools, and weapons, and survive. The difference here is due to the better-crafted story and richer options for customizing item upgrades. Here you can even upgrade your bikes to help you get around better. The best part is that the game already has some very interesting updates planned, which will add very interesting mechanics to the game like PVP, raid battles, cooperative missions, clan system, etc.
The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land
As you can imagine, No Man’s Land is a game directly inspired by The Walking Dead phenomenon. It is an RPG with turn-based battles that involve several characters from the series. You can collect items and evolve each of them separately, so you always have something to do. The game also includes several famous locations from the series like Hilltop, Alexandria, etc.
Zombie Survival: Wasteland
Zombie Survival: Wasteland is a survival game with a little less focus on fighting zombies. Here, much of the gameplay revolves around collecting resources and crafting items for your survival. Simple activities such as cooking or repairing electronic equipment provide huge advantages that will surely make you survive longer. In the midst of all this, the game also allows you to adopt a dog as an inseparable companion in this devastated world.
Fury Survivor: Pixel Z
Fury Survivor: Pixel Z is a game that mixes many elements. Overall, the game is a survival RPG with lots of strategy and action elements and puts you in a retro-style 2D setting with the goal of finding your family in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. The game has a lot of content and offers a huge variety of weapons, items, and different enemies that need to be fought in the right ways. The combat is very reminiscent of bullet hell zombie games, with A LOT on the screen and you shooting in all directions.
100 Days: Zombie Survival
Another game with minimalist graphics, 100 Days: Zombie Survival is a platform game with very simple mechanics, but very fun gameplay. Here, you take control of several characters that don’t even need to move around the scene, just hold the line of defense and defeat hordes of zombies. Each enemy killed gives an amount of money that can be used to upgrade weapons and get items. It sounds silly, but it’s a very addictive game.
Into the Dead 2 is an FPS full of frantic action and an immersive story where you have to run to save your family. The game offers very varied and dynamic gameplay, with each level featuring new mechanics that constantly surprise. The game can be played perfectly while offline, but in online mode, you have special events and extra chapters in the story.
Last Shelter: Survival
Perfectly combining real-time strategy with survival, Last Shelter: Survival requires you to gather supplies, build and fortify your base, and recruit soldiers to survive zombie invasions as in the image above. Unlike most games in the genre, Last Shelter lets you choose different heroes with their own abilities and characteristics that best suit your playing style. The game also allows you to battle against many other players in the world.
Age of Z Origins
Age of Z Origins is a strategy game mixed with tower defense. Here we need to constantly manage resources to be able to build and upgrade buildings. With them, we build battle units to use in combat against hordes and hordes of zombies. The game has a lot of content and there’s always something to be done: an upgrade to do, a fix to do, a build to finish, etc.
Zombie Smasher is an extremely addictive game where you need to defend yourself from hordes of zombies, but instead of placing turrets or using weapons, you just need to tap on them to crush them. Despite the extremely simple gameplay, the game is a lot of fun and offers many levels, special items, and different zombies with their own abilities and resistances. Over time you realize that things aren’t as easy as they seem.
Zombie Shooter is PURE carnage. The game has simple graphics but puts up to 100 zombies on the screen at once for you to slaughter them with over 100 types of firearms. With each completed phase the characters receive experience so we can level up their skills and attributes. In the midst of so much gore, the game still has a relatively good and engaging story.
Zombie Roadkill 3D
Zombie Roadkill 3D is an action game that mixes running and killing zombies. Here you have several vehicles to run over the creatures, as well as numerous weapons to clear your way. The game’s graphics aren’t the best and the whole focus is on the action and the soundtrack.
Zombie Siege: Last Civilization
Zombie Siege: Last Civilization is a real-time strategy game in which you need to gather resources, build and fortify your bases and develop units to fight hordes of enemies. The game allows you to expand your territory and interact with other players in the world, even attacking them. Zombie Siege also has a mode that turns a game into an FPS in which battles are much more immersive.