Are we the only ones who miss the days of listless, slow shuffling zombie hordes? Now a days, it seems like every Johnny Skull Muncher has been training for a decathlon. Honestly, we blame all that research that's clearly gone into zombie hamstring-strengthening over the last decade. So in honour of every speedy member of the undead who's ever sprinted at us to scoff the contents of our craniums, here are the most energetic zombies ever.
Getting their undead sprint on in: House of the Dead II
Bravely blazing a trail for undead flannel shirts since 1998, old Johnny boy will probably be better remembered for his habit of rushing at government agents with bloody axes. He's an absolute bugger to shoot, too. His frightening speed coupled with the fact he really likes to throw said axes at folks' faces makes him a deadly, if fashion conscious, member of the zombie union.
Getting their undead sprint on in: Resident Evil remake
Man, we really miss the original Resi's shuffling brain-biters. Compared to the GameCube remake's Usain Bolt-esque dastards, they're loveable (slightly bitey) tikes. Sadly, that all changed when the Crimson Heads bust onto the scene. Or, more accurately, bust through a door at lightning speed, before trying to claw Jill Valentine's face off. Not only are these special brand of rotting evil doers fast, they're also relentless. And they remain one of the few enemies outside of Resi 3's Nemesis that can follow you into new areas.
Getting their undead sprint on in: Half-Life 2
The Combine, we can deal with. Headcrabs? Hey, no sweat. But these athletic a-holes are truly the most terrifying abomination to be found in Half-Life 2's spooky Ravenholm area. Coming over like a cross between a zombified cheetah and an overly ripe howler monkey, they can jump tens of feet in the air and are a huge pain to try and murderise. Thankfully, that's why God or... eh, Black Mesa, created a little thing called the Gravity Gun.
Getting their undead sprint on in: Timesplitters: Future Perfect
Monkeys are essentially the best thing in history. The only thing more full of awesome sauce? A zombie monkey that can fire an arrange of automatic weaponry. Obviously. Unlocked by completing specific challenges in Future Perfect, this deceased banana bandit is mega fast, making him stupidly hard to pump full of lead justice. Like a tactically astute worm, he can also survive without his head. Officially making him harder to kill than the Terminator, head lice and King Kong combined.