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Best Horror & Survival Strategy Games for Mobile 2022

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Best Horror & Survival Strategy Games for Mobile 2022

If you're looking for a good, immersive horror game, you don't have to look much further than right here. We tested some of the highest-ranked games to see which ones are worth your time and money. After our extensive research, The Walking Dead Survivors game came out on top, beating off stiff competition from another Walking Dead game and some other pretty awesome zombie games. Want to know which other games completed our top 3? Read on to find out more.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Apps We Selected
  2. Our Pick The Walking Dead: Survivors The Walking Dead: Survivors Runner Up Granny Granny Also Groovy Zombie Gunship Survival - Action Shooter Zombie Gunship Survival - Action Shooter
  3. 2. Everything We Recommend
  4. 3. The 411 from our Appventurer
  5. 4. Other Apps Considered
Our Pick

Best for surviving a zombie apocalypse 

  • The newest official The Walking Dead strategy game - ally together to survive!
    4.5 Ratings 559K+ Reviews 5M+ Downloads
    Free Fresh In App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


Whether or not you’re a fan of the TV show, this game has more than enough to keep you engaged and having fun. The idea is simple, strengthen your base and keep everyone alive, but that’s not always as easy as it seems. 

Why we chose The Walking Dead Survivors:

  • Free to play but there are in-app purchases ranging from $0.99-$99. From our research, you don't need to pay to get ahead in the game.
  • Engaging video storylines and interesting characters make the game hard to put down.
  • A great range of tasks and objectives will provide you with hours of versatile fun.
  • Fantastic graphics that look sharp and bring more life to the game.
  • Also has a community aspect for those that like to join clans and interact with others. 

This is a great game with a ton of activities to keep you occupied for hours on end.

Read The Walking Dead Survivors's Full Review
Runner Up

Best for horror fans

  • Granny keeps you locked in her house.
    4.2 Ratings 4M+ Reviews 100M+ Downloads
    Free 1M+ Reviews


If you’re a fan of horror, you’ll absolutely love this game. The idea is simple, yet it works so well as you find yourself doing your best to escape granny's house. 

Why we chose Granny:

  • Free to play game with no in-app purchases. You're welcome, wallet.
  • Enjoy hair-raising fun with this game that will have you on edge throughout.
  • It’s very easy to play and move around the game, making it great for all abilities.
  • Fantastic use of surprise tactics keeps you entertained, as you’re never really sure what will happen next.
  • A smart use of strategy and survival moves can help you survive this game. 

We never believed a mobile game could scare us or make us jump, but Granny did (over and over again). This is a must-try.

Read Granny's Full Review
Also Groovy

Best for shooting zombies

  • Imagine the last day on earth, zombie survival is real: Shoot zombies, Soldier!
    4.5 Ratings 370K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
    Free In App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


If you want to take out zombies without having to face an angry horde head-on, this is the ideal way to do it. 

Why we chose Zombie Gunship Survival:

  • Free to play, although you can make in-app purchases from $0.99 - $149 for weapon boosts and other materials.
  • Fantastic graphics and the use of 3D thermal imaging make this game feel more realistic.
  • Great use of strategy means you have to think about how you play; it’s more than just a shooting game.
  • 4 wide-ranging maps to play and enjoy.
  • Fast-paced game keeps the action going. You won’t want to put this one down. 

Instead of fighting on the ground as you try to push them back, you’ll find yourself shooting enemies from a chopper as you protect your man on the ground from attack. A great game without setting your nerves on fire like some of the other options do.

Read Zombie Gunship Survival's Full Review

Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick
    Do you have what it takes to not only survive but to thrive in a world swarming with Walkers? Experience the world of The Walking Dead by crossing paths with iconic comic book characters like Rick, Michonne, Negan, Ezekiel, and Glenn. Battle hordes of Walkers and fight the living. Visit fan favorite locations as you explore the vast universe that is The Walking Dead.

    Build a settlement, defend its walls, build up your defenses, gather supplies, recruit other survivors, form alliances, train your army, grow your reputation as a leader, fight other players, and most importantly… SURVIVE!

    Game features:

    The Walking Dead: Survivors is an official strategy game of survival based on the Skybound comic series.

    Official Game - Encounter memorable TWD characters like Rick, Michonne, Negan, and Glenn. Survive hordes of Walkers, go to war against other clans, build up your shelter, recruit your army, and grow your reputation as a leader.

    Strategy Game - Tasks are vital to maintaining your shelter and crucial for survival. Gather supplies, farm, train, explore, fight, recruit new heroes, and tend to your group’s medical needs.

    Defense Game - Your shelter is under a constant threat from Walkers trying to break it down, so you will have to build up your defenses accordingly. Strengthen your walls, place obstacles, build your defense towers, set up the survivors' formation, and trigger the survivors’ skills strategically to protect your settlement from the Walker horde and the enemy survivors!

    Social Game – Walkers were just the beginning, but Negan and his gang of Saviors are the real threat! Team up with other players to form Clans. Build various clan buildings across the region to gain more territories and go to war against Negan!

    Exploration Game – Exploring the area around your settlement is the key to unlocking new locations, characters, items, resources, and even learning more about the world. Where to explore? Who to send? What to do once you get there? These are choices that you will have to make as the leader.
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $99.99 per item
    $0.99 - $99.99 per item
  • Runner Up


    4.2 Ratings 4M+ Reviews 100M+ Downloads
    Welcome to Granny.

    Granny keeps you locked in her house.
    Now you have to try to get out of her house, but be careful and quiet. She hears everything.
    If you drop something on the floor, she hears it and comes running.
    You can hide in wardrobes or under beds.
    You have 5 days.

    Good luck!

    The game contains advertisement.
    In-App Purchases
  • Also Groovy
    Survive the apocalypse and play this zombie survival game. Unleash hellfire into the dead from your gun ship seat in the AC 130. In a world where most of the population turned into zombies, a few survivors fight the zombie horde attacks from a military operations base.

    Build up your defenses in your base as the last shelter for survival. Help your ground troops complete their objectives from your ac 130 gunship. The zg survival of your squad against the walking zombies rests on your shoulders. Become a legendary weapon collector!

    Equip your AC 130 gunship with undead effective weapons and upgrade them for more damage and spread your war wings! Shoot zombies from above to defend your army. Loot precious resources, gold and other rewards, bring them back to base and build your defense to repel zombie assaults in this zg survival game

    - Provide air support for your troops from a mounted gun against the dead hordes of zombies. Plan your mission before deploying your troops to achieve maximum efficiency
    - Play Assault, Demolition, Sniper and Scout and equip realistic weapons
    - Military accurate infrared night vision. Realistic and upgradable weaponry and challenging first person shooter combat scenarios from your gunner seat.
    - Zombies with several terrifying abilities threaten your squad’s safety. Hard to kill titan zombies will be a challenge to your shooter abilities and pose a risk to zg survival.
    - Collect gold and other rewards to build better defenses in your shelter. Upgrade your tower defenses, barricades, weapons and guns to defend your army base against zombie assaults in this zombie shooting game.
    - Shoot the most zombies using different weapons in weekly events for legendary rewards!
    - Play with a vibrant community. Discuss shooter game strategies with friends.

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    Parental guide
    Zombie Gunship Survival is free to download and play, however some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don’t want to use these features, please disable in-app purchases in your Google Play settings. According to our Terms of Service, Zombie Gunship Survival is allowed for download and play only for persons 16 years or more of age, or with explicit parental consent. You can read more here: http://www.flaregames.com/parents-guide/FESFES.
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $129.99 per item
    $0.99 - $19.99 per item
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The 411 from our Appventurer

Anton Mark
Written by:

Anton Mark

As a freelancer, I use all types of different apps so that I can manage my time and remain organized with ease. I’m always on the go so I love anything that can help me to stay on top of my tasks but for fun, I love playing games or watching movies.

I’m a huge sports fan so I’ll usually be checking the latest scores or following up on my teams and I also like to expand my mind with audiobooks and podcasts. Using apps allows me to get through so much more in a typical day that I simply wouldn’t be able to cover otherwise and I love it.

Being able to write about apps is pretty great as I get to research the best apps out there and find the hidden gems that people may not know about then share that information to help others discover their new favorite apps.  

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