Oh I thought I was the only one that thought that the girl from The Last of Us looked like Ellen Page... With this and Beyond: Two Souls that'd be a little too much.
Using the power of Venn diagrams, we offer an occasionally informative look at the year's most exciting zombie games.
I believe it was Thomas Hobbes who once wrote, "Life in the zombie apocalypse is nasty, brutish, and short." Or maybe that was Winston Churchill? I'm not sure. The point is, when you're being chased down by zombies--real or virtual--you probably don't have a lot of time to spend sifting through massive amounts of information. So with that in mind, we've come up with this visually oriented guide to three of the biggest zombie games arriving this year. Or at least, three games we're hoping will come out this year, because they all look pretty rad for decidedly different reasons:
A Visual Comparison to Other Games
With the Uncharted series, Naughty Dog has established itself as one of the industry leaders in storytelling and building realistic characters. It's pretty much got the market cornered at this point. And with The Last of Us, it looks like Naughty Dog will adapt those skills to a human-survival-with-a-sprinkling-of-zombies story set in a lush, postapocalyptic world overtaken by nature. You know, like the setting of the criminally underappreciated Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.
Considering its stylized and cartoony aesthetic, Fortnite couldn't be more of a departure from Epic's recent work on the Gears of War franchise. The gameplay seems to be quite a departure as well, because this is no straightforward third-person shooter. You'll actually be designing and assembling your own structures to withstand the zombie onslaught. We like it! It's definitely a more effective approach than letting yourself get bitten and repeatedly shouting "revive me!" at your fellow survivors.
This one's a little like a snake eating its own tail. See, Gears of War is a direct evolution of the modern third-person shooter formula popularized by Resident Evil 4, and now it looks as though Resident Evil 6 will take a cue from Epic's manly shooter franchise with a sticky cover system of its own. But there's also a point in the trailer where a character--who I can only assume is named Buzzcut McRoundhouse--totally wrecks some zombies with a hand-to-hand combat montage that looks more like Devil May Cry than Resident Evil.
@vicsrealms UC and other good console titles for ports of The Witcher, STALKER, and other good PC games without complaints from either crowd, I'd make that trade 100 times over. But, fanboys will always complain when "thier" titles lose exclusiveness.
@vadagar1 and 2! 1 was already remade for GC so I would think 2 to be next but another remake or a port would be nice.
Only the last of us is worth it here.... RES6 just became a gears of wars clone..no more survival horror jsut brainless shooting --->zillions zombies That new epic game wont sell more than 1.5mil The last of us will put the rest of the list in the trashes.
I love how I can tell if an article is written by Shaun without even looking at the author. The man has a gift for writing entertaining articles.
When I first seen Eli from the Last of Us I said she looked like Eli Page. But as a game maker its good to base your characters on same actress or model
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The last five years of last decade (and 2010/2011) have had a lot of attetion to zombies...and also on the TV series, i have never write or complain about the zombies but this will be my very first post. Dont get me wrong im ok with the zombies and i love Resident Evil (where the real zombie franchise started), but enough with it! Companies have been picking up the zombies just too much imo, the only zombie related thing i will look out for will be only for Resident Evil, NOTHING MORE, hope for this zombie fashion really end this year, damn...
I'm kinda burnt out on zombie games. Having some zombies "in" a game is cool, depending on how they're incorporated. But entire games based on zombies is tired. I really miss the OLD Resident Evil games (RE1-RE3 and Code Veronica). Those games required actual "survival" elements, such as avoiding zombies, rationing ammo and solving environmental puzzles. This current wave of zombie games are all just run-and-gun affairs geared towards Call of Deuchebag buffs.
@F10yd sir,that game was just awesome,i can assure u that! although it pretty much didn't have anything to do with zombies as far as i know!
@reprividi5 I don't see where it claims the picture is from 28 days later could you point it out for me?
Funny, I actually made the same comparison with Ellen Page when I first saw the trailer of The last of us.
I thought Buzzcut McRoundhouse was a Saturday Night Live or other popular culturally known character, but Google (who knows everything and is never wrong) only gave three results and all quoted this article. A unique joke name, that's a surprise!
The picture used for 28 Days Later in the Resident Evil 6 "As Seen In Movies" is actually 28 "Weeks" Later...
@Kero100 there is the Legacy of Kain series, and i would highly recommend Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver for the PSone.