Everyone heard about The Last of Us, Resident Evil, The Walking Dead, World War Z and you being a fan or not doesn’t change the fact that the concept of zombies stayed in the mainstream of popular culture. The idea of zombies nearest to the contemporary one originates from George Romero’s movie “Night of the Living Dead”. Since then, zombies more often appear in comics, books, TV series and movies, so they couldn’t just pass by the game world. But what makes them so popular?
A GREAT STRESS RELIEF
Overwhelmed with endless data and social media feed popping up from all over the world, we need a switch and occasionally run away from reality. There is no real danger existing and people don’t even find zombies scary anymore. They are real adrenaline boost and it’s obviously quite satisfying for people to constantly shoot zombies, which makes them very profitable and conducive for gaming. Developers only have to put them in a different environment, and that’s it – something new, but also well known at the same time.
DEEP ROOT IN FEARS AND ESSENTIALS
On the other side, psychologists and scientists look deeper into human nature, our needs, thoughts and behavior. Even our distant ancestors have been obsessed over apocalyptic prophecies for centuries. Realizing that overcoming danger and survival is only possible if society is united is closely related to one very important natural human need – to connect with other individuals, to understand them and to be understood. In short – to be a part of a community.
A whole zombie thing still generates many debates because of its complexity. If we gave you an incentive to do some further research, feel free to share your thoughts with us!