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Best Zombie Games in Unreal Engine 5 for 2023 & 2024

The future of horror games will be both: Bright and hideously dark. And that's what we like so much about it.

Some of the best Zombie Games can be played in 2023 and 2024. Thanks to the Unreal Engine with cutting-edge graphics. A few are on the horizon and others already available, granting you an adrenaline-pumping gaming experience. Let’s jump right in.


The horror genre benefits enormously from technical progress through the UE5 engine. Great new games are available and if you want to look into the future, check out the next-gen horror of tomorrow.


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl

This winter will be one thing above all: fascinating and scary. A desolate, post-apocalyptic wasteland awaits you, teeming with radiation and offering one of the most expansive open worlds ever conceived. Prepare to confront an array of eerie mutants and perplexing anomalies lurking within. The astonishingly lifelike graphics will both overwhelm and captivate your senses. Without a doubt, Stalker 2 is one of the most exciting next-gen zombie games, with its highly anticipated release slated for December 2023.


You can now pre-purchase the game via Steam or buy it with a discount from Kinguin (affiliate link).


The Day Before

Prepare for an upcoming MMO zombie survival game situated in post-pandemic America. Within this infected-ridden world, you’ll scavenge for resources, battle the infected and rival players who covet your belongings. Experience a vast selection of realistic weapons and detailed vehicles, enabling exploration of a sprawling open world adorned with diverse biomes in Unreal Engine 5 splendor. The Day Before promises an exhilarating and formidable gameplay experience that will undoubtedly resonate with fans of the zombie survival genre. Let us eagerly anticipate its release, hoping it fulfills expectations to earn its place among the best zombie games in 2023. Watch the exciting trailer via Gamespot below:


Although the release date is November 10, 2023, the title isn’t available for pre-ordering yet. Get more info on instant-gaming.com.


Resident Evil 4 Remake

Capcom’s horror franchise has returned with the highly acclaimed Resident Evil 4 Remake. This installment introduced open locations, a fresh perspective, and heart-pounding quick-time events, resulting in a flawless single-player horror experience. Building upon this triumph, the remake amplifies the terror and immersion with stunning high-end graphics and immersive sound design, plunging players deeper into the abyss of horror. Brace yourself for new adversaries and the daunting challenge of the hardcore ‘Chainsaw Mode’ (if you dare).


Resident Evil 4 Remake is available for PS4/PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. You can buy the title for PC via Steam. Get the game via Kinguin (affiliate link) if you want a discount.


Projekt Z

Are you looking for a captivating coop first-person shooter set during World War II? Then look forward to this upcoming indie zombie game. You’ll join a diverse team of soldiers, each possessing unique abilities, as they venture to a lush and secluded island to unveil the enigma behind a sinister Nazi experiment. Construct and personalize your hideout, craft and enhance weapons, recruit valuable allies, select missions based on your character’s story arc, tackle intermittent puzzles, discover hidden treasures, and, naturally, engage in exhilarating battles against relentless undead forces.



Dead Island 2

The City of Angels transformed into a nightmarish haven for insatiable zombies thanks to a lethal virus, prompting the military to establish a quarantine zone. An infected but immune survivor, you fight through the haunting streets of “Hell-A” alongside other randomly immune humans. Arm yourself with an array of unconventional yet potent tools and experience the undeniable allure of Dead Island 2.

We are the player in first-person perspective in a side alley in Los Angeles. With our left hand, we are strangling a male zombie with a blue T-shirt, black hair, and aviator goggles. With his mouth wide open, we catch sight of his virus-ridden teeth and decayed skin, and red eyes. Our character has numerous colorful tattoos on his left arm and purple nail polish on his right hand indicates that we are playing a female character. In our right hand, we hold a blue flashing self-crafted metal blade. To the left and right are high wooden fences that run along the alley into the background. There we see an abandoned ambulance and different colored house facades on the right. The sun is shining and gives the scene a summery mood. This zombie survival shooter offers you extremely intense and brutal gameplay.
Screenshot of Dead Island 2 (Source: Deep Silver)


The game can be played on PS4/PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Get a copy for PC via Epic Games Store or Kinguin (affiliate link).


Once Human

Embark on a captivating journey with Once Human, a multiplayer open-world survival game that transports you to a peculiar, post-apocalyptic future. Band with comrades to wage war against grotesque adversaries, unearth hidden conspiracies, engage in resource competitions, and establish your domain. Once, you were a mere mortal, but now, you wield the extraordinary ability to reshape the world itself. Embrace this newfound power and forge your destiny in this immersive gaming experience.


Once Human is set for release in Q4 2023. You can already put it on your wishlist on Steam.


Showa American Story

This upcoming zombie game RPG passionately pays homage to the vibrant pop culture of the 80s with a delightful infusion of B-Movie essence. Embark on a captivating odyssey alongside Choko as she traverses the vast expanse of North America. Witness her transformation and growth as she becomes a formidable force to be reckoned with. Indulge in the enchanting allure of SHOWA AMERICAN STORY, where the spirit of the 80s comes alive in all its glory.


The game’s release date is still pending, but you will be able to play it on Steam.


Blight: Survival

Step into a thrilling departure from the norm of zombie games with Blight Survival, where the medieval era merges with the realms of survival horror. In this 14th-century setting, a harrowing new blight has unleashed hordes of the undead. Armed with swords and clad in armor, brave the treacherous lands, battling the risen dead in your path. Take solace in the cooperative gameplay support, accommodating up to four players, as you scavenge for supplies and fight to survive this uniquely reimagined zombie experience.


Blight: Survival is still set to “TBA,” but you can buy it on Steam as soon as it’s available.


No More Room in Hell 2

Prepare for the highly anticipated sequel, No More Room in Hell 2, expanding upon the beloved mod while offering a vast, survival-driven world. Amidst a relentless zombie horde, you and your group of up to eight players must unite and strive for safety, fending off the relentless undead. Embrace the randomized maps as you scavenge for essential weapons, ammo, and escape routes, ensuring your survival in this relentless battle against the walking dead.

Here we see the player in first-person armed with an axe and a lighter. He stands in a dark room.
No More Room in Hell 2 screenshot (Source: Lever Games, Inc.)


NMRIH 2 will be available for PC via Steam.


Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle

Immerse yourself in the haunting sequel, Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle. It’s a gripping third-person survival horror zombie game that sets the stage for the acclaimed Daymare: 1998 and is heavily inspired by zombie games like Resident Evil 2. As you embark on the gruesome depths of true terror, take on the role of agent Dalila Reyes, once a government spy, now serving the H.A.D.E.S. unit.


The creepy “Daymare” will be available for PS4/PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch on August 30, 2023. Feel free to put it on your wishlist on Steam and play the demo beforehand.


Sker Ritual

Experience the intense round-based co-op survival FPS, a thrilling spin-off to the acclaimed British horror title Maid of Sker. Put your skills to the test, whether you choose to venture solo or team up with a group of up to 4 players, as you confront the relentless supernatural menace from the enigmatic Quiet Ones. Brace yourself for an unforgettable battle as you embark on this gripping cooperative shooter, where survival is the ultimate goal.

The player reloads his shotgun in first-person at night. Zombie games like Sker Ritual have particularly grotesque undead.
Screenshot from Sker Ritual (Source: Wales Interactive)


You can purchase Sker Ritual for PC via Steam.



Witchfire is a faced-paced, dark gothic FPS shooter that may have slipped under your radar. You step into the shoes of a formidable witch hunter armed with a badass revolver, ready to take on the evil forces that plague the land. Prepare to face the daunting task of battling an army of the undead, awakened by the malevolent influence of an evil witch. Explore the intricately crafted world, marvel at its breathtaking design, and engage in fluid, exhilarating combat that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


The doom-like Shooter from The Astronauts will hit the market on 20.9.2023. The game will be available for PC via the Epic Games Store.


The creepiness does not stop here

You want more inspiration? Then check out our favorite co-op horror games or these indie horror games. If you’re a console guy, maybe our rankings of the Best PS5 Games in 2023 or Nintendo Switch Games in 2023 will help. You’ll definitely find something interesting!


Which new horror games are you most looking forward to in 2023 and 2024? Let us know in the comments below.

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