DEEP SILVER (XBOX 360, PS3, PC)
Swaying palms, fruity drinks, decomposing bikini babes about to devour your large intestine—it’s just another day in this apocalyptic paradise. The game drops you (and up to three other players) into a South Pacific resort overrun by the recently deceased. Conventional weapons are hard to come by, so you’ll need to MacGyver your own from whatever’s handy. Pound nails into a Louisville Slugger for extra brain-bashing oomph. Duct-tape plastic explosives to a kitchen knife and presto! Instant sticky bomb! Rescuing survivors earns you new missions and levels up your abilities—a roleplaying twist that’s unique among undead-rising titles.
Nightmare moment: “Head-stomping your way past hordes of horrifying zombies trying to kill you,” producer Vincent Kummer tells us.