Left 4 Dead 2: Tank
The Last of Us: Clicker
Dead Space 3: Waster
Taking more than a fair bit of inspiration from John Carpenter’s The Thing are Dead Space 3’s Waster Necromorphs. These guys keep their hosts clothing on as a form of camouflage to trick the player into thinking they’re not a threat. When discovered they use ice picks and other human weapons to attempt to dismember you. They also build on the usual Dead Space rule of removing limbs by implementing on the fly mutations. In short, if you lop the legs off this Necromorph his legs will suddenly mutate into ravenous creatures and er, run towards you. Five zombies for the price of one, incase one wasn’t enough.
Half Life 2: Episode 2: Headcrab Zombie
Heading back into classic game territory we find the Headcrabs, little critters that we first saw in the original Half Life game. They would attach themselves to victims turning them into violent, lumbering zombies that passionately disliked old Gordon Freeman. Their latest outing is seen in Half Life 2 Episode 2 and it’s safe to say they haven’t got any less scary, in fact the advances in graphics have made them all the more grotesque. Like a nightmare STD that’s got out of hand they scurry around and consume innocents right before your eyes. Alternate varieties like the venomous Headcrabs give some volatile variations and even though they’re quite fragile on their own, pair them with a host and you have an impressive and formidable opponent on your hands.
Fallout: New Vegas: Feral Ghoul
The Feral Ghouls are heavily irradiated humans that have lost their sense of humanity and become flesh hungry zombies. Normally skulking around irradiated craters or facilities they show the darker repercussions of the great nuclear war. What they lack in being scary the Feral Ghouls make up for in numbers and aggression, where there’s one there is normally three or four and they’ll all run at you arms swinging. If that wasn’t enough they come in a few varieties such as the stronger ‘Roamer’ or the conduit of radiation ‘Glowing Ones’ who have strong radiation attacks and an austere glowing body. Whether they’re patrolling territories deep underground or the edge of an irradiated lake they’re still undeniably intriguing and aggressive even though they’re quite good for target practice.
Are any of these Zombies your favorite or do you have one from another franchise? Do you like zombie games or do you prefer a more realistic enemy? Let us know in the comment section below!