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5 Best Zombie Games on Xbox Series X|S



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Zombie games allow players to face off with waves and waves of the undead or infected. These games allow players to work together cooperatively or engage with some of the most fun FPS and melee combat available on the market. These games often have very different takes on the genre. This, in turn, gives them a great sense of identity when compared to one another. So if you, like us, enjoy zombie games. Please enjoy our list of the 5 Best Zombie Games on Xbox Series X|S.

5. Dying Light 2

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Starting off our list today of the best zombie games for Xbox Series X|S, we have Dying Light 2Dying Light 2 manages to learn a lot of lessons from its predecessor and apply them wonderfully here. The weapon animations, as well as how they interact with the world, have been vastly improved compared to the first game. If you are a fan of open-world survival zombie games, then this is a title that players definitely should have in their game libraries.

The game does a wonderful job of incorporating man sandbox elements that make it stand out from other titles. It is this freedom of gameplay that makes this game so fun. With many different ways to thwart the horde of zombies chasing you, the possibilities are near-endless. The parkour movement mechanics also makes traversing the world feel a lot smoother compared to other titles as well. To close, Dying Light 2 is a great entry point for those who perhaps don't play many zombie games while remaining one of the best zombie games available on Xbox Series X|S.

4. DayZBest Zombie Games

Starting off our next entry of fantastic zombie games for the Xbox Series X|S, we have DayZ. For those who are unaware, DayZ is a game that perfectly encapsulates the feeling of a zombie survival game. Players will have to loot for resources and traverse the game's massive world. In doing so, they will come across zombies, which aren't your typical slow, crawly type. These zombies are fast and will make an effort to flush you out of hiding. This requires players to use every tool at their disposal in order to stay alive.

Added to this is the fact that DayZ has a massive PvP community in which players will traverse the map of DayZ looking for resources from other players. This encourages the player to be social and form alliances, however brief they may be. This truly makes this game stand out among other zombie games on the market. So if you are someone who is looking for zombie games for t eh Xbox Series X|S that you can sink your teeth into. You would be hard-pressed to find a more sufficient title than DayZ

3. State of Decay 2

For our next entry, we have State of Decay 2. Now this game has amassed an extremely loyal fanbase. And for good reason, the game on offer here is solid and full of features to keep the player playing. Much like DayZ, this game focuses more on the survival elements of fighting off a zombie horde. Along the way, players will have to find food, shelter, and all other necessary things for survival as they go along. This gives the game a distinct feeling of urgency which makes the player invest themselves into their character.

Players can build bases that will manage to keep the zombies at bay for quite some time. Players can get as creative as they wish with these fortifications, making them really adaptable to the situation at hand. First, this is great as it introduces another gameplay mechanic for the player to engage with. Secondly, it helps sell the severity of the conditions players are living in. And lastly, State of Decay 2 does perhaps the best job of immersing the player within its world. So if you are looking for zombie games for the Xbox Series X|S, don't overlook this title.

2. Resident Evil 4

Next up, we have a game that fans of zombie games for the Xbox Series X|S are no doubt familiar with. The Resident Evil series is a series that has long stood at the pinnacle of the genre in the minds of many players. This series has brought us so many unforgettable experiences that a remake of one of the most popular games in the series was bound to perform well. There were many elements about the game which made it unique at the time it was released.

For example, the over-the-shoulder perspective that the game takes would go on to influence many other titles following the game's release. With the remake of the game, you can see the game in a whole new light. This is great as it allows players who played the game growing up to experience it as they saw it then and newer players to experience the definitive version of the game. So if you are looking for an example of one of the best zombie games on the Xbox Series X|S, look no further than Resident Evil 4.

1. Dead Island 2Dead Island 2 First Week Sales

For our final entry of wonderful Xbox Series X|S zombie games, we have a recent entryDead Island 2. Following a development cycle that has spanned longer than anyone could have planned for, Dead Island 2 was released to massive fanfare. There are many elements of the game to praise, including its visceral and grotesque combat system and sandbox feel. Players can defeat the horde of infected in any way they wish almost. This gives the game a great sense of replayability and encourages the player to play through it more than once.

Added to this is the improved combat in the game, which features animations that are leaps ahead of what was possible in the previous game in the series. And you have a winning combination. For players who are unfamiliar with the genre, Dead Island 2 creates a great jumping-in point for new fans. So whether you are completely new to these types of games or have been playing them for years, Dead Island 2 is sure to tick a lot of boxes for players. To close, Dead Island 2 is one of the best zombie games on the Xbox Series X|S.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.