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If they aren’t the greatest, most terrifying, perfect enemy in all of video games – and storytelling in general – then they’re pretty close. Zombies, the undead, ghouls, infected, reanimated and whatever else they’re referred to as, they fulfill a very broad spectrum of requirements for an enemy to be challenging, scary, fresh, believable, and exciting to engage. The sad truth about the current state of video game zombies is that they’re tragically overdone. Dead Rising, Dead Island, and Left 4 Dead are a couple of big names in the zombie killing business but even games like Red Dead Redemption – a western action adventure RPG – went on to later release Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare. The following is a humble list to pay homage to those zombies done in an alternative style – straying away from the pack, so to speak. These are the Top Ten Greatest Non-Traditional Video Games Zombies:

10) Call of Duty: Nazi Zombies

Top Ten Greatest (Non Traditional) Zombies photo

Status: Dead

Cause: Reanimation by use of “Element 115″

Nazi zombies are likely the most faithful entry on this list to traditional zombie lore, aside from their terrible regime of course. While the terrifying things about Nazi Zombies are all the same things that are terrifying about run-of-the-mill undead, and while the Nazi “gimmick” is largely what separates them from the rest of the herd, it is where in the video game universe they appear that makes them strange. What a surprising and genius addition to the blockbuster CoD series, which is known for high-impact shooting, cutting edge warfare, and intense online competition. Nazi Zombie mode broadens the appeal of a somewhat narrow-scope universe by offering hardcore and casual shooter fans another lane of excitement.

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