We all know that in zombie games, anything goes. From chainsaws to makeshift weapons, we've seen it all. But let's be real: some of the things we do in zombie games would never work in real life...
In this blog, we've put together a list of the weirdest things zombie games make you do that wouldn't fly in the real world!
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Using a chainsaw as a melee weapon:
In zombie games, nothing screams badass quite like revving up a chainsaw and charging into a group of undead. But in real life? Not so much. Unless you're a lumberjack, wielding a chainsaw as a melee weapon is likely to end in disaster. Plus, those things are heavy!
Creating makeshift weapons out of everyday objects:
In some games, we've seen everything from staplers to frying pans used as deadly weapons. But let's be real: in the chaos of a zombie apocalypse, it's unlikely that you'll be able to fashion a deadly weapon out of your office supplies.
And even if you could, it's probably not going to be very effective.
Using a zombie as a shield:
We've all seen it in zombie movies and games: the hero grabs a zombie and uses it as a meaty shield to protect themselves from the undead horde. But in reality, using a zombie as a shield is a terrible idea.
Those things are disease-ridden and likely to bite you at any moment. Also, it's just plain gross.
Performing acrobatic moves to dodge zombies:
In zombie games, we've seen some pretty impressive acrobatics: backflips, somersaults, you name it. But let's be real: most of us would be lucky to make it up a flight of stairs without getting winded, let alone perform a series of complex flips and jumps to avoid zombies.
Bashing zombies with a guitar:
We've all had dreams of smashing our guitars on stage like rock stars. But in a zombie apocalypse, using a guitar as a weapon is more likely to result in a broken instrument and a bruised ego.
Firing guns without aiming:
You can spray bullets in all directions and still manage to hit your target in zombie games. But in real life, firing a gun without aiming is a good way to end up shooting yourself (or someone else) in the foot.
Eating questionable food to regain health:
In some zombie games, you can regain health by eating mouldy bread or raw meat. But in real life, that's a one-way ticket to food poisoning (or worse). Stick to the canned goods, folks.
Walking through fire to avoid zombies:
In some games, we've seen survivors run through burning buildings to avoid the undead. But in real life, walking through fire is a sure-fire way to get burned.
And even if you manage to avoid getting scorched, you'll likely inhale a ton of smoke, which is not exactly good for your lungs.
Building elaborate fortresses to keep zombies out:
Some games see survivors construct all kinds of crazy fortifications: walls made of cars, traps made of explosives, you name it. But in reality, building a fortress that's impervious to zombies is much easier said than done. Plus, if the zombies can't get in, how are you going to get out?
Sacrificing yourself for the greater good:
In some zombie games, sacrificing yourself to save others is seen as the ultimate act of heroism. But in real life, sacrificing yourself for others is rarely the best option. And what if your sacrifice doesn't even make a difference in the grand scheme of things?
There's our list of the weirdest things zombie games make you do that wouldn't work in real life. While it's fun to imagine what we would do in a zombie apocalypse, it's important to remember that these games are just that: games.
In the real world, surviving a zombie apocalypse would require a lot more than just swinging a frying pan around or building a wall of cars!