Gaming's most energetic zombies

Fred Neuman

Getting their undead sprint on in: Dead Head Fred

A former private dectective, Fred becomes of one the fastest, motivated and most enterprising zombies ever, after he gets offed by his father in law. Not one to let family disputes get in the way of his undead good time, Fred gains the ability to nick other characters' heads, thanks to the dodgy experiment that brought him back to life. Being able to use a huge stone idol as an impromptu cranium/battering ram is great and all, but it's nowhere near as cool as being voiced by John C. McGinley.  


Getting their undead sprint on in: Left 4 Dead

What's worse than a reanimated corpse that wants to get up close and personal to your frontal lobe? That'd be a renanimated corpse that can cover short distances like a 100m sprinter, all while rocking a menacing hoody that says "I'm going to eat your brain then steal your wallet." Hunters truly are the ASBOs of the zombie community.


Getting their undead sprint on in: Dead Space


We really do feel for Dead Space's Isaac Clarke. If he's not dealing with his low-paying, horribly dangerous job, he's trying to cope with the death of his missus. Oh, and any free time he does get is spent fending off these Necromoprh no gooders that can frantically leap about like they've downed 14 consecutive skinny mocha lattes. They can also eviscerate our heroic miner in the blink of an eye, thanks to their massive knife-like tails. Really, dude, we'd switch to a career in space IT if we were you.

Pole Vaulting Zombies

Getting their undead sprint on in: Plants vs. Zombies

The most comically athletic zombie in the history of the dead is also damn useful with an olympic bit of wood. Vautling over most plants with ease, he'd be more intimidating if it wasn't for the gym shorts look. Well, that and the fact he continually gets bested by a bunch of glorified flowers. What an undead pansy.

Apr 9, 2010


  • eee - April 16, 2010 5:28 p.m.

    lol I,m going to eat your brains and steal your wallet
  • eee - April 16, 2010 5:27 p.m.

    lol I'm going to eat your brains and steal your wallet
  • Mexiflan - April 13, 2010 7:23 p.m.

    I'm not sure if it counts,but the double-chainsaw doctor salvador in Resi 4 is fast,and scary as hell.
  • oryandymackie - April 12, 2010 6:27 p.m.

    I agree with CH3BURASHKA, too.
  • oryandymackie - April 12, 2010 6:26 p.m.

    The Slayers from The Suffering were a fairly energetic race of zombie. Knife dives, and that eerie scraping sound as they stalked you from the darkness...
  • dannage805 - April 11, 2010 1:51 p.m.

    lol i just played through ravenholm in HL2 2 get the achivement 4 usin only the gravity gun. best way 2 survive the last onslaught of fast zombies? running around in a circle, apparently
  • CH3BURASHKA - April 10, 2010 8:15 p.m.

    The first time I encountered the 'fast zombie' in HL2 I nearly shat my pants. It's just so sudden and scary...
  • philipshaw - April 10, 2010 10:37 a.m.

    I knew Plants vs. Zombies would get a mention
  • RebornKusabi - April 9, 2010 7:12 p.m.

    Since Charlie Barratt isn't here, I also nominate the Midwife from System Shock 2 (from the people who made BioShock 1). She openly taunts you and has one of the creepiest introductions in that game. This isn't her introduction but here she is... be sure listen with headphones for full effect:
  • Martino - April 9, 2010 5:58 p.m.

    Wheres Time Splitters 4!!!!!
  • Conman93 - April 9, 2010 5:48 p.m.

    Those crimson heads scared the hell out of me. I wish I could play L4D. It looks brilliant
  • cj12297 - April 9, 2010 5:33 p.m.

    what about that zombie in the opening video of nazi zombies. you know the one that sprints towards you
  • Kenzo - April 9, 2010 4:50 p.m.

    "I'm going to eat your brain then steal your wallet." lol, classic reCAPTCHA:what aroma? i swear it wasn't me
  • darkvare - April 9, 2010 3:47 p.m.

    i never understood fast zombies how can a roting corpse be so fast?
  • saamimatloob - April 9, 2010 1:23 p.m.

    lmao @ pole vaulting zombies and pansy flowers great list
  • Fefnirzero - April 9, 2010 1:03 p.m.

    Well written feature, and the inclusion of Dead Head Fred is awesome. Crimson Heads and the Necromorphs are a damn bitch... thank the Gods of Olympus that we got some fire to burn them to ash.
  • wickedwill19 - April 9, 2010 12:14 p.m.

    Ha cool feature but you left out nemesis from Resi 3, he was proper fast...Even though he's a BOW not a zombie...Still....he's like a zombie....ish.

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