5 iPhone games for zombie lovers (and haters)

Got a little spare time...to KILL? Nothing beats mowing down wave after wave of merciless zombies. Console classics and iPhone originals await your trigger finger.

Rick Broida Senior Editor
Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET's popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast (about the TV show Travelers). He lives in Michigan, where he previously owned two escape rooms (chronicled in the ebook "I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie").
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You know what's great about zombies? Duh: everything. Lurching, moaning hordes of the undead existing solely to gorge on human flesh and brains--talk about your party monsters!

Whether you love zombies like I do, or just love to mow 'em down, there's an iPhone game for you. First up, a highly celebrated newcomer:

Before the zombies in Call of Duty get their hands on your brains, you'd better splatter theirs.
  • Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies The iPhone's first official CoD game is all about zombie-whompin'! This first-person gore-fest comes straight from the eponymous console game mode, and even supports up to four co-op players via Wi-Fi or the Internet. There's only one map to start, but Activision promises to release more. Price: $9.99.
  • Alive 4-ever Like a little role-playing mixed in with your machine-gunning? Check out Alive 4-ever ($2.99), which gives you a choice of four characters to play and the chance to increase you capabilities by gaining experience. Jason Parker has more details in his Alive 4-ever review.
  • Dead Panic Think: Tower Defense meets "Dawn of the Dead." Position your soldiers, then point them wherever the omnidirectional zombie onslaught draws nearest. Dead Panic ($1.99) can be dull and repetitive, at least until the upgrades kick in, but it should satisfy a little bloodlust.
  • Resident Evil Degeneration and Resident Evil 4 Nobody, but nobody, does zombies like Resident Evil does zombies. Priced at $4.99 and $6.99, these two games let you slug it out on rails or in a free-roaming graveyard, respectively. Check out the free Lite versions if you want a taste of the brains--er, games--before you buy.
  • Zombieville USA If you like your zombie-whompin' bloody, cartoonish, and downright silly--and, let's be honest, who doesn't?--this is the game for you. Blast the hordes, buy bigger, badder weapons, and see how long you can survive. It's $1.99 very well spent.

OK, it's your turn: What zombie gems did I miss? Hit the comments and discuss your favorite hordes-of-the-undead iPhone games.