Whether you loved DayZ and want something to fill the hole it left, or  felt like DayZ could have been more we got you covered.

This is a list of games that are similar to DayZ, some would say even better. You’ll definitely find more than a few games that are going to take your mind of DayZ for good.

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7 Days To Die

7 Days to Die is what DayZ should have become. As an open-world game that allows base creation,

As an open-world game that allows base creation, looting and awesome zombie killing you’ll find it easy to get submerged in the awesomeness.

The premise of 7 days to die is simple, you’re in a world with tons of zombies and every 7 days there’s a red moon, this is when the zombies go ape and turn into straight up savages.

In other words, you and your friends have 7 days to build an air-tight base or watch as you get killed by hoards of zombies continuously.

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Ark Survival Evolved

If you enjoy the loot, open world and survival aspects of DayZ then you’ll truly enjoy Ark.

Ark’s (games similar to ark) a dinosaur survival game, basically, you spawn in a world dominated by the most extraordinary dino’s and you, and your friends need to build a base, loot, train dinosaurs and survive in a world with murders humans and crazy dino’s.

I appreciate it’s not totally along the same lines as DayZ, but the core aspects are there and that’s what allowed me to enjoy it even more than DayZ.


This game is the spitting image of DayZ, sadly it has the same negative reviews, however, I don’t believe they’re justly.

Infestation in my eyes holds strong for a 5-year-old game and most the negative reviews are from people who haven’t learned how to play and just run into it without watching a tutorial and learning the basics.

If you want an open-world zombie shooter with real humans that also want to kill you then you’ll enjoy Infestation: The new Z way more than DayZ.

You can get it completely FREE on Steam.



For a second I’d like you to image DayZ and Minecraft had a kid… Got that image?

Unturned is exactly what would pop out, it’s a FREE to play game, with zombies, cars, helicopters, crafting, base creation and exploring.

On the right server this game can be a blast and a pure pleasure to play.

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Days Gone

How could I have a zombie game list without including the all new Day Gone?

Days Gone is a new open-world survival game for the PS4. It was created on unreal engine 4 and offers incredible detail and zombies just like the movie world war z… They sprint like nothing you’ve seen before.

Between this and Dying light you may have two of the greatest zombie shooters ever released.

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Dying Light

The main reason I wanted DayZ to succeed is that I love open world zombie games, as well as having the ability to loot, hunt and play with my friends.

Now dying light (games similar to dying light) isn’t anything like DayZ from the first look, however, it has the core aspects that I love, one it has zombies, two, amazing graphics, three, looting and four, amazing co-op.

Dying light has an incredible zombie and is a must-have game for anyone addicted to ZOMBIES!

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State of Decay

State of Decay (game alternatives to State of decay) is a better-coded version of DayZ.

It’s on a much smaller scale, however, it’s got ever core aspect DayZ has, while also containing a storyline with amazing, single player along with base building and finding other survivors.

If that doesn’t get you ticking in the right way I don’t know what will.

H1Z1: Just Survive

You’ll have to be cut through in order to protect yourself from the beasts that are zombies, but even more cut through while dealing with the deadliest threat… Your fellow HUMAN!

That basically sums up this game, you’ll be looting, building a base, exploring and surviving, then another human will come along and kill you on site.

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There’s NO ZOMBIES to be seen in this game.

Fear not, as Rust is one of the greatest video games I’ve played in the last year.


Rust is a prime example of how humans would act if there was no consequences.


You come alive in servers 300 + people, with just a rock and a torch, you’ll either become a slave to a clan, be killed on sight or if you’re lucky hide long enough to build a furnace and create a door that takes C4 to destroy.

This game is open world, allows craft, has a great base building system and is WORTH every cent.

You can pick Rust up here for $8.

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I was debating adding Minecraft (more games like Minecraft) for obvious reasons.

One, it’s overused and now people hate it.

Two, it’s not really the same as DayZ.

However, it does allow crafting, base building, zombie killing and exploring.

Even though it’s a different graphics style it’s still awesome if you have the right mindset and go in all guns blazing.

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Zombie Army Trilogy

If you’re a zombie lover then the chances are you’ll fall madly in love with the zombie army trilogy.

This zombie game is basically a new version of Call of Duty zombies, it started off as part of the sniper elite games and now it has it’s standalone addition and if you like horde survival and snipers, then you NEED to buy this game without any hesitation.

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Dead Rising 3

You’ve got to allow a game that just lets you have fun and that’s exactly what Dead Rising is.

It’s a game that allows you to incorporate deep creativity into killing zombies.

It’s a great fun playing co-op and the gamemodes will keep your happy for a good while. It’s a great game that should be added to everyones zombie checklist.

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Miscreated is basically what DayZ should have been, it’s a solid open world, zombie survival game with very similar features to DayZ, from the graphics to the game mechanics.

I will say that it’s a little badly optimized and takes a powerful PC to play without flaws and that’s a shame as it’s not an overly graphic-based game.

If you like Dayz and the games on this list I have a surprise, I created a video of the best zombie games of all time, you can check it out.

If I missed any zombie games or games like Dayz then let me know in the comments. I’d love to know what your favorite zombie game is, so be sure to let me know.