Of course, in any good story, even a zombie one, you must have a protagonist. Over the history of zombie themed video games, we have encountered some great heroes, and unorthodox characters. For Zombie Week, GamR Mag will take a look at some of our favorite leading men and women from some of the best zombie games.
9. Stubbs (Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse)
Stubbs is a unique protagonist, as he is a zombie. Not very often do you get to play as the undead, and certainly never does he have feelings, emotions and motives. The game takes a more comedic approach to the zombie genre, but it works here. Stubbs is a memorable character, with a rather unique story, and he opens our list of Most Beloved Protagonists From Zombie Games.
8. Claire Redfield (Resident Evil Series)
Claire, little sister of Chris Redfield (from the original Resident Evil game), has been featured as the main character in both Resident Evil 2, as well as Resident Evil Code: Veronica. Claire was a nice addition to the lineage of zombie game heroes due to her gender. She provided the medium with a strong woman, trying to save her brother, while not dressed provocatively. Regardless of that issue, Claire Redfield was a terrific addition to the Resident Evil franchise, and one of GamR Mag’s most beloved heroes.
7. Frank West (Dead Rising)
Witty humor mixed with a touch of ‘bad ass’ helped put Frank West on the list. Dead Rising was one of the first zombie games to debut during the current generation of home consoles, and a must own title early in the Xbox 360′s life cycle (there wasn’t much to play). The game featured a limited open world and interactive environment, and the battles with deranged psychopaths. Frank fit the mold of the cheesy story by offering quick witted responses, and sometimes ridiculous dialogue.
6. Ash Williams (Evil Dead)
Speaking of quick wit, ridiculous dialogue and cheesy story elements, why don’t we mention Ash from the Evil Dead franchise. While Ash may be better know for his cinematic appearances, he did play a large role in the Evil Dead games, offering the same great one-liners that made Bruce Campbell’s cult character famous.
5. Jill Valentine (Resident Evil Series)
Jill Valentine, much like Claire Redfield, aided in attempting to change gender neutrality among playable heroes. She was beautiful, but was never sexually objectified, and actually offered more to the story than her Resident Evil male counterpart. She was featured as one of the two playable characters in the original game, and has a deep back story within the franchise’s narrative.