8 games that would be better with zombies

Dance Central

Note: if you're a developer who wants to shift your shitty looking Kinect dance game to punters, don't try to sell it to them by getting one of your employees to bust a horrendously awkward move. Instead, leave it to the pros. Namely, Jacko in all his thrilling (undead pun possibly intended) clobber.


There aren't enough zombie elephants in games. 'Nuff said.

The next Tony Hawk

Because, frankly, why the hell not? The Birdman has seemingly tried everything else to save his flagging franchise. Jackass and Ride's 100 buck board sure as shit didn't do the trick, so we say give zombies a crack. Just think how much more tense it would be trying to pull off kickflips and 720s if you had extreme undead Americans trying to bite off your ollieing ankle.

Heavy Rain

The world's most miserable game is clearly in need of the kind of big, fat fun injection only zombies can provide. And we think filling its mall level full of the living challenged (Dead Rising-style) would make Ethan Mars' mopey adventure 72% more awesome.

Jason was a dick anyway.

July 13, 2010

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  • BannedInDC - July 13, 2010 1:17 p.m.

    I don't like Zombies. They overplayed. Now ninjas...
  • BannedInDC - July 13, 2010 1:17 p.m.

  • loonyman978 - July 13, 2010 1:18 p.m.

    A zombie Ethan who never stops yelling Jason! Im holding out for him being the bad guy in Heavy Rain 2
  • WickedSid - July 13, 2010 1:21 p.m.

    You Eviscerate Wigglytuff For 23 Damage! What the hell kind of elephant is not able to eat a lion?
  • musashi1596 - July 13, 2010 1:22 p.m.

    Do you guys just not proof-read anymore? 'Own are hearts' is cringeworthy.
  • Ampatent - July 13, 2010 1:23 p.m.

    If you're going to be so pedantic as to criticize Resident Evil 5 for not having zombies, then you might as well write off the whole series. T-Virus...
  • ChrislovesBrettstirforce - July 13, 2010 1:32 p.m.

    A zombie pokemon would be pretty awesome.
  • dugfinger - July 13, 2010 1:38 p.m.

    The heavy rain one was utter genius. Well done! Why the hell did they not have zombie elephants in Resi 5?!? A missed opportunity me thinks, with the African setting.
  • HotCyder - July 13, 2010 1:53 p.m.

  • Metroidhunter32 - July 13, 2010 1:55 p.m.

    I think the Dead or Alive would suffer from zombies, but everything else would do better.
  • HotCyder - July 13, 2010 1:58 p.m.

    Also, I can perfectly believe that the next Tony Hawk will be in an apocalyptic setting - all that smashed concrete and bent metal supports are perfect for hopping and shredding... says the PR guy.
  • kaaos - July 13, 2010 2:17 p.m.

    zombies are kinda worn out,and robots and army soldiers,but not westerns and japanese-styled games
  • bedelicious - July 13, 2010 2:26 p.m.

    Whoa, the DoA one kinda creeped me out o.O Otherwise yeah, zombies make everything better XD
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - July 13, 2010 2:40 p.m.

    Red Dead Redemption is actually adding zombies in DLC this fall. I though that was what inspired the article at first
  • ColonelKc - July 13, 2010 2:42 p.m.

    Well, There is a cheat so everyone turns into a zombie in Skate 3........ reCAPTCHA: Mr tolerate
  • gatornation1254 - July 13, 2010 2:46 p.m.

    Zombie Pokemon=Win
  • Moondoggie1157 - July 13, 2010 2:56 p.m.

    Tony Hawk did Zombies already... And the games still went down hill. That is proof enough that the franchise is dead, actually dead, not like zombies who are undead... Agh...
  • soren7550 - July 13, 2010 3:02 p.m.

    Dudes, technically Tony Hawk already had zombies. In Underground 2 when you're in New Orleans, you can 'summon' a shaman/voodoo priest/whatever you may call him and everyone in the level will turn into a zombie (save for the skaters).
  • PlainLikeVanilla - July 13, 2010 3:12 p.m.

    Zombie elephants would have even made sense in Resident Evil 5...
  • OriginalJonty - July 13, 2010 3:16 p.m.

    "Jason was a dick anyway." Truth. Natural selection at its finest.

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