Zombies are a popular theme for video games, particularly of the first-person shooter and role-playing genre. Some important titles in this area include the Resident Evil series, Dead Rising, Half-Life 2, House of the Dead and Left 4 Dead. Commonly in these games, zombies are impervious to most attacks, except trauma to the head (which would instantly "kill" the zombie).
The popular, multiplayer online role-playing game Urban Dead, a free grid-based browser game where zombies and survivors fight for control of a ruined city, is one of the most popular games of its type.
Some games even allow the gamer to play as a zombie such as Stubbs the Zombie in "Rebel Without a Pulse".
Other platforms included a Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis game entitled Zombies Ate My Neighbors which was produced in 1993.
Call of Duty: World at War features a co-operative game mode called Nazi Zombies. In this game mode, a team of 1-4 players must defend themselves in a building or area, that is under siege by limitless waves of Nazi (or Japanese Imperial) Zombies, which grow stronger in each round.
The 2009 video game Zombie Apocalypse, released as a downloadable title for the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade is a shoot em up title. The player takes control of four survivors and may fight against hordes of mutated hordes as a team, rescuing other survivors and investigating the cause of the infection.
Outside of video games, zombies frequently appear in trading card games such as Magic: The Gathering, as well as in role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons and tabletop wargames such as Warhammer Fantasy and 40K.
The RPG All Flesh Must Be Eaten is premised upon a zombie outbreak and features rules for zombie campaigns in many historical settings.
The award-winning Zombies!!! series of board games by Twilight Creations features players attempting to escape from a zombie-infested city. Cheapass Games has released five other zombie-themed games, including Give Me the Brain, The Great Brain Robbery, and Lord of the Fries, which takes place at Friedey’s, a fast-food restaurant staffed by minimum wage zombies.
Last Night on Earth is a boardgame covering many stereotypes of the zombie movie genre.