Top 30 best zombie games for iPhone and iPad (iOS)
30 iOS zombie games to feed (on) your brain
Updated on June 16, 2023 - expanded several entries, and added download links for each entry. Original article by Jon Mundy, updated by Will Quick.
Try to put the zombie genre down. We dare you. It'll get straight back up and bite you in the neck.
There's just something about the whole shuffling undead thing that evidently proves... infectious.
OK, enough with the zombie puns. All we're trying to say is that zombie games are really popular. Still. People really like games that ask you to pop waves of undead in the head. They like those that ask you to run away from zombies. They like games that want you to run them over in a car.
Why? We have no idea. But as we're rather partial to a good zombie game ourselves, we're not too bothered.
Our list covers a lot of them. Is your favourite zombie game for iPhone missing? Let us know in the comments below.
Inside is developer Playdead's follow-up to Limbo, and it's another brutally brilliant platform-puzzler. This time it's set in a dark authoritarian regime where a mind-controlled zombie army is being amassed. A young boy is being hunted for an unknown reason and stumbles through the horrific landscape trying to survive. Solve challenging puzzles to keep him going and alive. If you haven't played it yet, the ending will shock you.Download Inside
Death Road to Canada
A sharp dungeon crawler with a neat zombie twist, Death Road to Canada has way more charm and brains than your average undead-blaster. Party management and tough decision-making play a part in this compelling adventure. Fight up to 500 zombies and recruit unique people to help you survive. Every time you play, the game randomizes literally everything, from locations to survivor personalities. The replay aspect goes to new heights with this title.Download Death Road to Canada
Plants vs Zombies
The zombie game for iOS and Android that launched a mini-franchise and popularized the lane defense sub-genre, PopCap's Plants vs Zombies remains an accessible yet tactical treat to this day. With over 30 Game of the Year awards, it's no surprise it has turned into a classic. Over 50 plants versus over 20 kinds of zombies might not seem like much of a challenge, but a lot of these undeads are more resilient than you think.Download Plants vs Zombies
Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies
Tin Man Games turns to the undead in this superb gamebook conversion. Featuring sharp writing from Ian Livingstone, gorgeous art from Kevin Crossley, and plenty of schlock horror, it's a treat for horror story fans. Make decisions carefully, as every choice has different consequences. Play, again and again, to see if you can unlock all endings and achievements.Download Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies
Organ Trail: Director's Cut
A delightfully, darkly comic survival horror adventure game that deftly parodies the altogether more wholesome and educational The Oregon Trail. Travel west in your station wagon with friends and try to survive as long as possible while scavenging for supplies. Deal with ten kinds of diseases along with zombie bites and fend off zombie hoards and bandits all the while enjoying its soundtrack and 16-bit pixel art.Download Organ Trail: Director's Cut
The Walking Dead: The Game
There are three series of Telltale's Walking Dead adventure games on the App Store. However, it's worth treating them as a single entity, because they're all about meaningful narrative choices and character development amidst all the undead carnage. Additionally, they cover a lot of dark psychological themes such as a cannibal family and suicide. On par with the comic series and arguably better than the TV show, if you're looking for a title that makes you think, this is for you.Download The Walking Dead: The Game
Mini Day Z
A shrink-wrapped version of one of the original zombie survival game big-hitters, Day Z. Mini Day Z offers simple top-down gameplay on a surprisingly sprawling randomized map. With over 3 million players, this beautiful pixel art title brings you versus the world. Defend yourself against the undead, the living and wild animals while searching for supplies to stay alive. Keep your health, hunger, and thirst levels up or you won't make it.Download Mini Day Z
Into the Dead 2
This sequel to PokPok's superb first-person auto runner focuses more on the action, with a heavier emphasis on gunplay. It remains a highly atmospheric zombie game, though. With seven chapters and 60 stages, there's a lot of content to explore. Play again and again to find all the endings and complete multiple challenges. Beyond the guns and the running, you can also use vehicles and canine companions to help you mow down the hoards of the undead.Download Into the Dead 2
Zombicide: Tactics & Shotguns
It's not particularly involved or deep, but this board game conversion provides a healthy dose of light tactical RPG action featuring a bunch of brain-munching zombies. Comic-like cutscenes combined with colors that pop, the visuals alone are enough to give this one a chance. Unlock four characters and complete over 40 missions, all the while collecting different kinds of weapons like a chainsaw and katana. You're not up against regular zombies either; Walkers, Runners, Fatties and Abominations are just a few. Can you survive?Download Zombicide: Tactics & Shotguns
Dawn of Zombies: The Survival
There was a nuclear catastrophe and many people had to forget about the past joys of life. To improve living conditions, you have to build shelters not only on the ground but also underground. The plot is also there: it is divided into hundreds of tasks that can be obtained from the NPC. There are also notes scattered around the world, revealing deeper the local world and its background. For fans of stealth, it is possible to eliminate enemies covertly. After clearing the zones, you can trade your loot or fight other players in PvP mode.Download Dawn of Zombies: The Survival
Infectonator is another title to turn the classic zombie apocalypse story on its head. Here you are actively trying to ravage major cities with your undead hordes, making for a gleefully dark casual strategy experience. Ever wanted to take over the world with the undead? Well, now you can! With over ten unique zombies to use, drop them into randomly populated areas and watch them cause chaos. Upgrade your undead to infect more people and last longer in battle. Colorful pixel graphics combined with a sense of humor proves to be fun for any player.Download Infectonator
Minigore 2: Zombies
Something of a forgotten minor classic of the App Store, Minigore 2 is a colorful twin-stick shooter that continues to impress with its relentless and improbably cute zombie-culling action. Though the graphics are a bit dated, it certainly has its charm. Help a man named John Gore battle across various landscapes to halt the forces of Metusalem, which include murder chefs, killer penguins, and an undead army. So you have to survive more than just zombies here. 300 challenges and over 20 playable characters combine to make this classic enjoyable even in the modern era.Download Minigore 2: Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
The Plants vs Zombies series embarks on an unexpectedly accomplished parallel career as a card battler, retaining enough of its lane-defense heritage to remain faithful to the original. Play as either the plants or the zombies and unlock different kinds of heroes. Every single one has crazy powers that you can use to fight against friends and strangers. Complete quests while traveling along the map and collect and craft hero cards to add to your roster. So, are you a plant? Or are you an undead?Download Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
Dragon Hills 2
Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! A game that harks back to the early days of smartphone gaming, with a simple swoop mechanic and oodles of physics-based destruction. This side scroller is fast and furious, so try to keep up. Slide and jump across four post-apocalyptic worlds while destroying everything and every enemy. Conquer 28 towers and unlock weapons to help you stay alive in this crazy adventure.Download Dragon Hills 2
Dead Trigger 2
This technically impressive, generously proportioned first-person shooter is packed full of zombie head-popping arena action. One of the most instantly gratifying and cathartic games on this list. Having over 100 million downloads, it's not hard to see why. Build your hideout and meet different character types like the Gunsmith and Engineer. Travel through ten regions and over thirty battlefields with over 600 war scenarios for hours of gameplay. Numerous guns and other weapons can be found and used to kill any undead in your way. Who wouldn't want to fight side by side with a murder chicken?Download Dead Trigger 2
A neat twist on the runner genre that sees your American football player juking past hoards of the undead, utilizing speed boosters and other environmental elements as you head for the end zone. Run around or through hoards of zombie players in 56 bonkers levels. But you're not playing on a normal football field. Mud pits and other obstacles will try to slow you down and get you eaten. Collect skins and power-ups to survive the deadliest football game in history.Download Zombie Football
War of the Zombie
'XCOM with zombies' is perhaps a tad simplistic, but that's pretty much what we have with War of the Zombie. Lead your team of soldiers around a map blasting the undead in this deep strategy game. As the Global Operations Director, it's your job to recruit armed forces personnel to defend humanity against the undead forces. Drop a team of four with different deadly vehicles in realistic locations for real-time battles. Collaborate with other governments or destroy them while training marines, researching technology, and making weapons. Will you save the world or die with it?Download War of the Zombie
AI Dungeon goes back to the text adventures of old but employs AI to essentially make up an original adventure on the spot. And one of those themed adventures can be a rip-roaring zombie yarn. Most might consider text-only games to be boring, but this one takes choose-your-own adventures to another level. You can legitimately travel anywhere in any time period and experience just about anything. Something to check out if you're looking for simple and smooth gameplay.Download AI Dungeon
Call of Duty Mobile
It's not inherently a zombie genre, but Call of Duty: Mobile has its own zombie mode that's pretty darned popular. Fend off waves of undead attacks either solo or with up to three teammates. Boasting console-quality visuals, there are so many PvP game modes your head will spin. From a battle royale to sniper vs sniper, hours can be lost with this war title. Play on maps from previous COD games and unlock iconic characters, weapons, and outfits to help you survive.Download Call of Duty Mobile
An unusual turn-based RPG in which you play the part of a beefed-up super-zombie. Sonny is a bit weird alright, but it's also well-rounded and challenging. An undead with his mind intact is a step away from the typical formula, though a welcome one considering the oversaturated market. Join him and his allies as they face mutated undead and cyborg zombies against colorful backgrounds. With art by Jet Kimchrea and amazing music by David Orr, Sonny is a visual and audio treat you don't want to miss.Download Sonny
The Walking Dead: No Man's Land
A decent strategy game based on the most popular zombie TV show ever made. No Man's Land lets you build up your very own post-apocalyptic community, under the tutelage of Daryl himself. Other familiar characters like Shane and Beth can join your crew and help beat back the hoards. Follow the story and upgrade your crew and weapons to keep surviving. Stick together with friends and participate in guild wars to see who's the best group. Different story modes and PvP options make for an immersive experience without actually facing the undead.Download The Walking Dead: No Man's Land
Let's not kid ourselves here - Unkilled is essentially another addition to the Dead Trigger series from Madfinger. You're still legging it around small maps blasting the undead in first person. Not that we're complaining. Run through New York City with five playable characters to choose from to fight zombies and find out how the plague started. 150 missions and challenging enemies like the Sheriff and Butcher are just half of what's in store for you.Download Unkilled
Plants vs Zombies 2: It's About Time
It's not as good as the original, thanks to a poorly calibrated free-to-play structure, but Plants vs Zombies 2 remains a handsome and varied tower defense game. To be fair, it is hard to play the original one after playing the second, as there's quite a bit more to do. Travel through time and fight different kinds of zombies like the Jetpack Zombie and even undead chickens. Classic plants rejoin the fight along with new plants like the Laser Bean and many others. Now you can upgrade plants to make them more powerful, and you'll need to, as Dr. Zomboss is waiting for you.Download Plants vs Zombies 2: It's About Time
It's more than a little janky, but few mobile survival games place you into a brutal post-zombie-apocalypse world quite as convincingly as Radiation City. Another title focuses on the time after Chornobyl, you find yourself in the city of Pripyat. Search the city for supplies in locations like a hotel and other abandoned buildings while avoiding predators and barely human people. You'll need weapons, vehicles, and a safe place to sleep every night if you're going to survive and find your missing loved one.Download Radiation City
Guns 'n' Glory Zombies
The popular Guns'n'Glory tower defense series gets an undead twist, as you take control of four gung-ho girls fighting back a zombie outbreak. A rather cutesy art style offsets the undead hoards coming to eat your brains. The girls are unique and so are their weapons, each capable of blasting away the enemy. Use hot chilli power-ups in case things get dicey as you battle across beaches, forests, and the streets. The only way to survive is together.Download Guns 'n' Glory Zombies
Last Day on Earth: Survival
Create a male or female character to survive in a zombie wasteland by building a shelter and hunting for supplies. Travel to different picturesque locations to find resources and learn new skills to help you stay alive. You can even get a dog! Play alone or with friends in PvP and see if you can outlive the dead. It's all about managing what little you have to try and etch out a living in an undead world. Make sure you spend some time at the crafting table and take risks to gather valuable resources because no more than ever, every little bit helps.Download Last Day on Earth: Survival
Into the Dead
Run for your life! The original Into the Dead game has everything thrill seekers want: running, weapons, and zombies hunting you down. Find different kinds of dogs to help fend off the hoards and complete missions to earn special rewards. It's a tense first-person experience that stays at the edge of its seat in order to try and keep your adrenaline pumping. You may feel dizzy or exhausted just from watching your character run and fight so hard to live. Challenge your friends to beat each other’s high scores and see who survives the longest.Download Into the Dead
With over 10 million downloads, this is both a game and an exercise regime. Put on your shoes and headphones and prepare to jog away from the undead. Created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman, every run turns into a mission with masterfully immersive audio. The more you run, the more materials you’ll collect to build your base. It's a great way to stay in shape in shape and slip into a zombie-filled daydream of survival. But don't worry you can bring in your personal running mixes into this experience with you. Save a fictional world by running into the real one!Download Zombies, Run!
Kill Shot Virus
Shoot the undead with a multitude of guns in this exciting first-person shooter. Mow down the hoards with shotguns, machine guns, and even sniper rifles. Hilariously, they will fly away after being shot due to the ragdoll physics. Who says zombie games can’t be funny? Not only that, there are different kinds of undead you have to deal with. From Screechers to Jumpers to Exploders, you’ll need to stock up on guns and supplies to make it through the environment. It's always been a staple in zombie games that you make every shot count, so pick your targets carefully. A headshot might be enticing, but this is your chance to experiment with other weak points and your own accuracy.Download Kill Shot Virus
Don’t be fooled by this game’s cutesy appearance. Zombies have taken over the world, and two aliens decided to make a business out of it. Hunt zombies with harpoons from the air and underwater. Then drag them back to an underground lab where you turn them into juice and other food to sell to humans. The more zombies you catch, the higher rank you’ll achieve and earn unique costumes for the aliens. An interesting twist on the zombie genre, this is not one to miss.
Whether you love smashing them with melee weapons, rockets, or just a regular bullet to the brain you should be pleased with our list of best zombie games for iPhones and iPad. In case we missed your favourite smasher, please let us know in the comments below! For Roblox fans, we have a special list of the best Roblox zombie games.
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