A history of zombies in video games

We've put together the following timeline that examines the most important titles depicting zombies from the last 25 years

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2008: Left 4 Dead

Play as a Zombie

Valve's popular cooperative first-person shooter Left 4 Dead releases for Xbox 360 and PC. The game pits a team of human survivors against the undead. Unlike most zombie-themed video games, Left 4 Dead gives players the option to actually fight as a zombie, including one that spews bile that attracts zombie minions like flies and another with an elongated tongue that's effective at dragging victims toward it. Left 4 Dead's not the first game to let you play as a zombie, but it's one of the first games to do so effectively. Exactly one year after its release, the awkwardly dubbed but highly acclaimed sequel Left 4 Dead 2 hits.

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