I’d read a lot of novels before discovering this genre: LitRPG. But now I can’t go a day without reading them, and I’ve developed a taste for Apocalypse-themed LitRPs.
But zombies in Gamelits sound intriguing, don’t they? So, based on my experience and some research, I’ve compiled a list of the best zombie LitRPG books.
Best Zombie LitRPG Books!
The protagonist awakens in a game world with no memories. He discovers, without a single memory of his past, that the road ahead of him is too short to survive alone.
He is not the first or only player in the world of S.T.Y.X, and he may not be the last. Survival is not guaranteed unless you are lucky. How will he survive in this world of monsters and undead?
Because they are both set in the same universe, this book will remind you of S.T.Y.X. Humanhive. However, it is a completely different story with entirely different characters and situations.
The story works well with zombies, skills, RPG mechanics, and things that respawn. If you’re looking for a great quick read and are a fan of Zombie LitRPG books, you’ll enjoy this one.
9. God and Devil World
Everything changed in an instant, and the world was thrown into chaos as everyone heard God’s voice. The world is now infested with zombies, and those who have survived are subjected to a levelling system.
God and Devil World, set in China and centred on Yue Zhong, explores the actual realities of the apocalyptic world through intense action and quite entertaining characters.
There are over 1200 chapters in God and Devil World, and it is not for everyone. However, if you enjoy Zombie LitRPG novels, it is well worth your time to read. The levelling system and world-building are among the best I’ve seen.
However, it has some drawbacks, such as going sideways after a few hundred chapters. There is also racism, sex, and rape, but if you can get past that, it could be an excellent novel for you to read.
8. The Nightmare Game
Ramzan’s life has devolved into hell since he stole from the Chenchen Mafia. They had bigger plans for torturing Ramzan than simply killing him. They’ll force him to play the Nightmare Game.
This VR game forces players to play through several horror movie scenarios, such as zombies, and if they die, they are reloaded until the plug is pulled. Even hell sounds better than this nightmare game in which no one can be trusted.
The Nightmare Game has one fantastic idea. Even though the main character thinks clearly in difficult situations, going through a few scenarios gives you chills.
It’s as if you’re playing the game in Ramzan’s place, and this book was just too good to give such a glowing review. If you like horror zombie LitRPG books, you should definitely read this one.
7. Arcane Kingdom Online
Clay Hopewell has been infected with the Zero virus, and with less than twenty-four hours to live, he realises that he has only one option: upload himself into the most advanced virtual reality game.
Even if he succeeds, he will have to confront the fantasy world filled with monsters. What kind of future does he have?
Arcane Kingdom Online may not appear to be a zombie litrpg at first, but it eventually becomes one. The story gets off to a good start by diving right into the main theme and then takes you on an incredible journey.
With each book in the series, you discover and explore new mysteries, as well as numerous GameLit action sequences. If you haven’t read this book yet, you should because it is one of the best Zombie LitRPG books available.
The entire world is currently playing Headshot, a recent Artificial Reality blockbuster. However, unless you join Survivor’s side, you can only play as a zombie, and the apocalypse begins every week as they gather forces.
Ryan has been playing the Beta version for months, and when it finally comes out, he discovers a dark truth about the game. How is he going to make it in this game where he can’t afford to pay to win?
Headshot book transports us to a familiar world with a fresh perspective, and the main character’s struggle to survive heightens the tension. You’ll either love it or find it silly, but you won’t be bored either way.
Many LitRPG books don’t get us off to a good start, but this one does. It was written in a very immersive style, and the first-person narrative adds a lot of excitement and worth.
5. Zombie Slayer
What happens when the reality rules change? Zombies appeared, and their only mission was to kill the living. The zombies also get stronger by the day, excluding blood moon days.
Worst of all, the military and police are nowhere to be found. Eric and his classmates are attempting to survive in this perilous world. But will it be that simple?
Zombie Slayer exemplifies how the LitRPG genre is expanding by leaps and bounds every day. There are some flaws in the book, such as how the author attempts to create friendships and family dynamics.
Even though it is a shorter read than most, you will have a great time with the story. If you like zombies and some cool game elements, as well as awesome action scenes, you’ll love this one.
4. S.T.Y.X. Humanhive
Hive, a place where anyone can enter but escape is nearly impossible. Almost nine out of ten people die before the end of the first week they enter.
They can even earn the title of “Veteran” if they survive for a year. In this world where everything is changing, the main character tries to survive with whatever advantages he can get his hands on.
S.T.Y.X. Humanhive is a unique Zombie apocalypse novel. It’s a great Zombie LitRPG novel because it combines post-apocalyptic and horror adventure with game elements.
There is also a second book, but it is not about the Zombie Apocalypse, so you must decide whether or not to read it. Overall, I enjoyed this book a lot, and it surprised me quite a bit.
3. The Alpha Virus
The world’s most skilled software developer ends the war by eradicating the majority of humanity; he decides to include a little surprise: The Alpha Virus, a reality game.
Liza Volkov comes from a survivalist family and escapes to seek her fortune in the world, but it is a disaster. How will she deal with a zombie-infested world?
The Alpha Virus is a distinct take on the Zombie genre. The addition of a LitRPG theme to a survival zombie story makes it more exciting, but the author made it completely epic.
It has no sense of humour because every scene is filled with intense situations. You have a strong female lead in it, and she’s quite badass because she’s been preparing for the apocalypse.
2. The Land of the Undying: Dark Elf Chronicles
Shari is a medical student, and Mace is a programmer, but neither of them expected to be among the few survivors of a Zombie Apocalypse. The undead consume everything in their path, and there is no safe haven.
They have the option of permanently uploading themselves into a virtual reality game and surviving in that world using their exceptional abilities as Elf and Drow. But how do they intend to go about it?
It has one of the best blends of real-life and virtual game stories in the LitRPG genre that I’ve read so far. The seamless switching between story modes makes it even more exciting, and it demonstrates your great potential right from the start.
Doesn’t a post-apocalyptic theme with a dash of romance pique your interest? If you’re looking for some good zombie LitRPG books, this is the one.
1. Necrotic Apocalypse
Digby Graves discovered himself 800 years in the future, despite the fact that he was supposed to be dead. In addition, necrotic magic is coursing through his body, allowing him to control zombies.
As the world has devolved into an apocalypse, he tries to survive by honing his skills to the limit, and along the way, he meets new allies. But, in order to discover the truth, he had to suppress his desire for humans and maintain his morals.
Ravenous has to be one of the most entertaining litrpg novels out there. The story is very well written, and if you like old zombie movies like Night of the Living Dead, you’ll love this one, which also has RPG elements.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which made me laugh and cringe at times. If you haven’t read a good zombie novel with RPG elements in a while, this will certainly fill that void.
It’s difficult to find zombie LitRPG novels because there aren’t many of them. Nonetheless, I’ve been reading them for over a year and have finished all of them. So far, these ten books have been on my mind.
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