Today is Halloween. To mark the occassion, I thought I would share a few of my favorite holiday-related things.
The first offering is Urban Dead. Urban Dead is a "free-to-play browser-based multi-player game" in which one can play the role of the survivor or victim of a zombie outbreak in the city of Malton, "alongside tens of thousands of others." I used to be quite active, but only recently picked the habit up again. It's simple, but it beats the hell out of Farmville.
While playing on Urban Dead recently, I found a link to Dead Frontier which professes to be "the ultimate survival horror MMORPG." And best of all, it's free. I haven't been able to get my character to quite firing shots at random without me doing anything on the keyboard.
I also recommend Lost Zombies.
If tabletop is more your speed (or lack thereof, since we are talking zombies), I recommend John Wick's Shotgun Diaries. I haven't played myself, but I've read some awfully good things about it. Coming in at less than 20 pages, anyone could download a copy and run a special Halloween game this evening.
If all of that is just too "involved," go here, the pick your zombie-fighting "dream team."
For reading, I recommend World War Z by Max Brooks and Cell by Stephen King.
For your viewing pleasure, I recommend 28 Days Later and its sequel 28 Weeks Later. If you've already seen both, check this out: