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The Infected are Left 4 Dead's take on the classic movie and pop-fiction zombie. But rather than being undead, they are living humans who have been Infected by the Green Flu virus, causing massively increased aggression and loss of many higher brain functions such as speech and self-preservation. Unlike cinematic Zombies, those present in the Left 4 Dead series attack human victims but do not attempt to eat them.

In the case of Common and Uncommon Infected, observed aggression manifests itself primarily in the form of frenzied physical blows and kicks. Bite attacks are of a secondary nature and may even be incidentally delivered. Attacks are invariably directed towards uninfected humans who have attracted attention through noise, movement and displaying bright lights. It is unknown whether other sensory stimuli such as smell or color variation trigger attack responses. Common Infected are frequently observed displaying mutual aggression towards one another; however, these exchanges lack the intensity and ferocity of attacks on uninfected humans and have never been witnessed as a collective Horde.

Common Infected share a remarkable physiology. They suffer instant fatal tissue damage (even dismemberment) from moderate blunt force, yet they can jump down from heights of approximately 20 feet with perfect physical coordination and without harm (refer below). They have no fine motor control and their gross motor control functions are heavily degraded, thus rendering them incapable of picking up objects and operating simple mechanisms such as door handles.

When passive and unstimulated, Common Infected lean against a support (such as a wall), sit, lie recumbent or stagger aimlessly in short uncoordinated steps. Many will vomit profusely or display visual signs of being unwell (e.g. slumped over cradling the head). Uncommon Common Infected tend to be less inert in their passive state since they are invariably observed to be in a standing posture.

When active and stimulated, Common Infected undergo a rapid transformation during which their speed of movement is rapid, their gait is highly coordinated and focal direction unerring. Uncommon Common Infected display the same behavioral qualities with the exception that they appear to be more sensitive to external stimuli and are thus more easily aroused and provoked.

Through some unknown mechanism, a small percentage of Infected humans will undergo a dramatic mutation, eventually turning into one of the Special Infected. There are nine varieties of the Infected, seven of which are playable. Eight varieties are considered "Special Infected," which have special abilities in addition to doing more damage against the Survivors. In turn, two of these eight varieties are considered "Boss Infected."

(from The Left 4 Dead Wiki)

Battle vs. Bestiary (by Owen Hardy)Edit

Dead Frontier's Team:

Common Infected: Orange X 100 (Including some fat Zombie's)

Uncommon Infected:Yellow X2 (Irriated Zombies)

Bestiary: Red Red RedRedRedRedRed (Bloat, Reaper, Siren, Leaper, Brute, Spider, Long Arm )

Boss: Darkred (TITAN)

Left 4 Dead's Team:

Common Infected:Teal X100

Uncommon Infected: BlueBlue ( Riot and Ceda Infected )

Special Infected:GreenGreenGreenGreenGreenGreen ( Hunter,Smoker,Spitter,Jockey,Boommer,Charger )

Boss: BrownBrown ( Witch,TANK )

Location of the Fight: Mercy Hospital ( Multiple Floor's )

The Battle starts as a Full Moon, Where Dead Survivors are scattered on the First Floor of Mercy Hospital. The Common infected from both sides catch there scent and make their way to the Hospital. As the Left 4 Dead Zombies arrive they notice the Dead frontier ones are not like them. The N4 Virus within the Dead Frontier Zomibe's sense them as a threat and they walk towards them. The Left 4 Dead Common Infected immediately Charge towards them. The Left 4 Dead Zomibes were faster then Dead frontier's and attacked faster as both sides collied.

Orange - 15, (85 Left )

Teal - 8 ( 92 Left )

It soon got even when the Dead frontier Zomibes got into their enraged state as they ran too.

Orange - 11, ( 74 Left )

Teal - 5 ( 87 Left )

But the Left 4 Dead's Common infected were a Stronger horde forcing the Agro to increase causing Uncommon infected to spawn into Mercy Hospital. As the Left 4 Dead Zombie's ran into the Hospital Killing every Dead frontier Common in Sight they see a Irriated Zombie as they ran towards it,it Spewed vomit at them causing them to step back.

Orange - 4 ( 70 Left )

Teal - 6 ( 81 Left )

As they Step back a Riot Zombie and a CEDA Zombie Emearge from the Left 4 Dead Horde Staring at the Irriated Zomibe's and the Fatter Zombies in front of them. The Fat Zomibes attempt to Attack the Riot zombie but his Riot Front Armor protected him from all blows and then Punches them all Down.

Orange - All 5 Fat Zombies ( 65 Left )

The Riot Zombie Then Runs At the Irriated Zombies but the Acid Spew starts to Melt his Armor away from him until it starts to brun him itself but not before taking out one of The Irriated.

Blue - Riot ( CEAD Left )

Yellow - 1 ( 1 Irriated Left )

The CEDA Zombie Along with a Small Group Charge at the Irritated and the Other Dead frontier Zombies in the West Clinic of Mercy Hospital. The Irritated Spews at a Few of them But the Acid does not affect the CEDA Zombie and Knocks it down but the CEDA zombie is also Kill During the Horde Fight.

Blue - CEDA ( No Uncommon's left )

Yellow - 1 ( No Uncommon's Left ).

Orange - 15 ( 50 Left )

Teal - 11 ( 76 Left )

The Left 4 Dead Common infected's appear to have swarmed the Ground Floor But. On the First Floor the Speical Infected and the Mutant Infected Begin to Spawn due the High Amount of Argo.

The Hunter, Smoker, Spitter, Boomer, Charger and Jockey all Spawned at the Elevator sensing Conflict between the Zombies and all spread out around the Hospital.

While the Siren, Bloat, Reaper, Brute, Long Arm, Leaper and Spider Begin to Spawn on the other side of the 1st Floor and also Spread out to find there prey.

The Brute searches the first room upstair where she hears the noise from the Back door getting whacked at, The Common Infected suddenly burst through the first door but are Killed when the Brute Vomits at them.

Teal - 5 ( 71 Left)

But Before She could turn the tide the Spitter Arrive to see eye to eye with the Brute. The Brute is Unfortunately too slow to catch up to the Spitter, The Spitter then turns around and Spits acid on the ground where the Brute is standing on, the Acid Starts to melt the Brute's Feet causing her to fall to the ground where the left 4 Dead Common Kill her.

Red - Brute ( Spider, Leaper, Reaper, Siren, Long Arm and Bloat remain )

In the Next room The Boomer Along with the Jockey Break Down a Few door's to help their horde Charge in, But then they see a Few of the Zombies get throw away to the wall by a Bloat's Hand swing Attack.

Teal - 3 ( 68 Remain )

The Jockey then Annoys the Bloat By Running Around it witch catches it's Attention but cannot hit the Jockey because he is too Fast. The Boomer then goes behind the Bloat and Spews Bile at it, But Since the Boomer cannot move while He is Spew Boomer bile the Bloat turned around then hit him causing him to explode scattering Boommer Bile all over the room, The Long Arm arrive to watch in Horror as the Bloat is Surrond and Scratched at until he also Explode.

Green - Boomer ( Hunter,Smoker,Charger,Jockey,Spitter Remain)

Red - Bloat ( Reaper,leaper,Siren,Spider,Long Arm Remain )

Teal - 10 ( 54 Remain )

Orange - 8 ( 42 Left )

One of the Bloat Bone Shrapenl manage to Hit and wound the Jockey but does not Kill him, The Long Arm then the Runs After the Jockey. The Jockey is Forced to Flee Since only he is in that Room, The Jockey Runs Upstairs where he accidently Rans into a Siren, She Then Yells So Lound casuing the Huner, Spider, Charger and Reaper to hear it and head towards the Spot. The Jockey tries to ran away from the Runing Horde Since the Agro is Rising even more, As the Reaper enter's the Room the Jockey Ducks his Sickel Blade but runs into the Long Arm who smacks the Jock Down to the Ground, Before being able to finish him off the Charger Rams into the Long Arm Killing it along with a Few Common's aswell

Orange - 3 ( 39 Left )

Red - Long Arm ( Siren, Leaper, Reaper and Spider remain )

The Charger then rams at the Reaper, But Before He can Slam him the Reaper use his Sharp Arm to Slice the Charger's Dominat Arm off killing it due to massive blood Loss.

Green - Charger ( Hunter, Spitter,Jockey and Smoker reamin )

The Jockey then gets up from it's wound to run off to the rooftops, Unaware it is being watched by the Spider.

The Smoker climbs to the Roof Tops of the see the witch there sitting on the floor sobbing , The Hunter Also Joins the Smoker on the Rooftops to watch what comes up.

The Spitter Continues to Spew acid at a Few zombies to reduced the Number of Common infected.

Orange - 5 ( 34 remain )

she then notice she need to recharge her Acid so she makes her way to the rooftops along the way she find the jockey so they follow the rest of their Common horde their when they come across The Leaper Wondering around.

The Jockey then Tries to Jump at him but the Leaper Slashes at the jockey Decapitating him in half.

Green - Jockey ( Hunter,Smoker and Spitter remain )

The Smoker then notice the Siren has arrived upstair's, the along with the witch crying near by. The Smoker then walks behind the Witch and uses it's tongue to grab the Siren which causes her to scream very loud. The Yells backfire for the Siren as the Witch starts to get Angry until then rans at the Siren Cutting one of her heads off then and then she non stop slashes at the siren until nothing is left back her one head on the floor covered in blood.

Red - Siren ( Leaper, Spider and Reaper Remain)

The Agro then Reaches it's pinnacle as all Special Infected and Bestiary arrive upstairs and hear the Sudden roar of A Tank near By.

The Tank On the Ground Floor Picks up a Rock and throws it straight at the roof crushing a Few common.

Orange - 4 ( 30 Remain )

The Tank Then Starts to Climb to the Rooftops, even more chaos happens as the Titan Spawn into the Area and begins Ramming his way througth.

Teal - 12 ( 42 Remain )

The Fight continues as The Spitter Attempts to Acid shoot at the Titan but is bone armor prove to strong to be bruned as the Spitter is impaled but the Titans Bone Ram. 

The Tank Arrive on the Roof Tops where the Reaper tries to slash him but it does not hurt him. the Tank then punches the reapers dominat arm the breaking his razor arm and the Squishes his head on the ground with his fist.

Red - Reaper ( Spider and Leaper Remain )

Green - Spitter ( Hunter and Smoker Reamin )

The Huner Then Jumps off the Wall and jumps after the Spider, after a few jumps The Hunter finnaly jumps onto the spider and is about to start Shredding him but the Spider uses two spare of his Eigth arms to Catch Grab the Hunter's arms stoping him, the Spider then use two more of his spare arms to grab him legs the spider then pulls, The leaper then Jabs at the Hunter right throught his chest, then the Spider rips off all Four of his Limbs.

Green - Hunter ( Only The Smoker Remains )

The Witch continues her rampage on the Common horde killing anything in her sight

Orange 25- ( Only 5 remain )

The Tank and The Titan Begin Punching each other as they, The Tank Punches at the Titans Breaking the Tall Sharp Bone on his Shoulder this cause a Knockback as the Titan crashes and lands near a Giant Propane tank.

The Witch then notice her traget was already dead, she then cry's as she tries runs to run away from the building but not before the Titan Grabs her Left leg and throw to the wall near her braking both her leg Bones. As the Witch gets up she runs at the Titan but her broken Leg cases her to trip as her claw pokes into the Giant Propane tank.

The Leaper near by finishes off a few infected chasing him before walking towards the cripple Witch. The Tank Then Notice his chance and lifts up a Rock and throws it at the Titan. The Titan Dodges it but does not notice the rock just hit the Propane Tank Causing a massive explosion along with his side of the Room Collapses into the floor below.

Teal - 30 ( 12 are Left )

Red - Leaper ( Only the Spider Remains )

Brown - Witch

The Smoker Walks up to the Tank as they both watch as the The Side of the Roof the Titan was on falls to the floor below. Just as they found he was done the The N4 Virus within the Titan and the Five Common in the Floor Below  use the Fire to their advantage and Increase their Health, Speed and Damage.

The Tank watches as the corpse of the leaper and the witch fly into the wall behind them.

The Titan Climbs up to the top of the Roof Again but he is now the Burning Titan, Along with Five Burning infected.

The Tank and The Burning Titan Charge at each other trying to push one another.

The Smoker and the Twelve Common infected try to fight off the Five Burning infected cause death on both sides as the fire spreads onto the Common infected and kill them.

Teal - 10 ( 2 are left )

Orange - 4 ( Only One of Him Remain )

The Titan Gains the Upper Hand and Punches the Tank sending him crashing Into the wall.

The Smoker notice the Spider attempts to Attack the Tank But the Smoker uses his Tongue to Grab the Spiders back two Legs and Drag him off him. The Tank then Gets up and Grabs the Spider and detaches the Smoker tongue without hurting it. The Tank then Gets each arm on the Spider upper and lower body and Ripp it right in half.

Red - Spider ( None of the Mutant Infected are left )

Meanwhile the Titan finishes the last of the common infected while that was happening

Teal -2 ( All Gone )

The Tanks throw another rock at them evening the score.

Orange - 1 ( All Gone )

The Tank Continues to Fight back the Titan But is Ram Into the wall by him. The Smoker's Tongue recharges as he uses it to grab the Titans left Arm. but the Titan then Turns around and Charges at the smoker. The Titan the uses his right arm and back hands the smoker off the building.

Green - Smoker ( None of the Special Infected are Left)

The poison Smoke that is left cause the Titan to be Distracted by it giving the Tank the Chance, The Tank Runs at the Titan causing the two to run off the building.

As the Two of them continue to hit each other while there falling the Tank is Ignited by the Titans fire but dodges his Next hit the Tank the does one more punch braking the Bone skin from on his chest. As the Two land on the Ground the causing a massive dust wave along with a hole in the road.

The Tank Gets up and sees that his foe has lost the fire that was on him ending the fight the Tank yells out a massive roar Confirming his Victory.

Darkred - Titan ( Defeated )

Victory: Brown Tank

Victory: Left 4 Dead

Expert's OpinionEdit

Even Thougth the Mutant Infected are stronger then the Speical the Tank along with the Common/Uncommon really played in the Figth.

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Battle vs. The Walking Dead survivors (TV series) (by Geekboy27)Edit

TWD: Purple Purple Purple Purple

Infected:

Common: x27

Hunters: x3

Smokers: Green Green

Tank: Brown

Witch: Grey

Chargers: Blue x2

Jokceys: Teal x3

Spitters: Orange x2

Boomer: Yellow

A zombie walks alone through a now wrecked city. It is inhabited by more zombies, and something even deadlier. The zombie finds a dead bird, it snarls and begins to devour the corpse. When sudenly, a crossbow bolt goes through the zombies forhead killing it instantly. Daryl sees the zombies corpse and he pulls the crossbow bolt out of it's head. 

"Clean shot" Daryl comments on his kill. 

Rick stops to think about a strategy "Ok we should head downtown and find the store." 

The group moves quielty, but little do they know they are being watched... 

They hear crying in a building. 

"Someones in there" Michone points out. 

"We can't just leave her there." Glenn says.


They enter the building and see a frail female sitting on the floor of the room crying. She moves her head which exposes her two red eyes, and her sharp claws. 

"Get down!" Rick says sharply. 

"What is that thing?" Andrea asks.

They hear growling and hear the sound of running outside. 

"Rick, we got walkers!" Daryl exclaims. 

"Alright lets go, Andrea cover us from the catwalk!" 


They fire on the zombies below and notice something different about them, they run faster than the normal walkers. 

(x27 Common Infected) 

Andrea shoots a few of them in the head. (x25 Common Infected) One gets close to Michone and they punch her. She slashes them in return. (x22 CI) Glenn guns most of them down. (x18 CI) When all of the sudden, a stetchy tounge grabs Glenn and starts draggin him away. 

"What the? Ah! Help!" 

Daryl shoots the Smoker in the head. Green

"Thanks Daryl."

"What are these things?!" Andrea yells.

They see more of the infected and see their hideous mutations, and what damage they do.

"Ok Andrea we are going below cover us!"


Most of the common infected have been killed and it is quiet. They hear a hiss and sudenly acid is under there feet.

"Ahh this ground burns!" Yells Glenn. The groups shoes have been burned off slightly.

They move before it is to late. And Glenn happens to shoot the Spitter with his pistol. Orange

They hear crazy laughing and something sudenly jumps on Micone. The jockey starts riding her like a horse, but Andrea snipes it before it can do more damage. Teal The Boomer walks up to Rick and trys to vomit on him. RIck shoots him with his shotgun. Yellow But Rick does not know, that the Bommers insides attract the zombies.

(x20 Common Infected aproaching)

Glenn guns five down. (x15) Andrea snipes a few. (x13) When sudenly, she hears a growl. A huner pounces on her and rips her apart. Purple Rick notices the hooded zombie leap at him and he fires on him with his pistol just on time.Black

A Charger apears and charges at Michone. It grabs her and slams her into the ground multiple times. Glenn tries to fire at the Charger, but he is grabbed by a Smoker. Daryl fires a crossbow bolt at the Charger but it does little damage to the beast. Daryl decides to save Glenn then get Michone. Glenn is being clawed by the Smoker by the time Daryl gets to him.

Daryl grabs his knife and stabs the Smoker in the face with the knife. Green Smoke fogs Glenn and Daryls vision as Daryl helps Glenn up.

They run to help Micone, but she is already dead. Purple They hear a large roar and sudenly see a car go flying. The tank comes running at them.

"Rick, what is that thing?" Glenn asks

"I don't know just run and shoot!" They run and fire at the tank. They get on to the catwalk where the tank throws a concrete slab at them. The catwalk begins to fall. Rick gets up to fire at the tank, but it hits him, which sends him falling to his death. Purple Daryl and Glenn get to a rooftop where it seems safe.

"I think we lost them Daryl" A Hunter sudenly jumps on Glenn who begins to maul him. Daryl is about to fire when suddenly, a Jockey jumps on Daryl and a Spitter spits at him. The Jockey makes Daryl stand in the acid. Daryl yells out and then he throws him self off the roof. Purple Teal Glenn also died from the Hunters attack. Purple The Hunter goes to the edge of the roof and then roars in victory.

Expert's OpinionEdit

The Infected won because they were tougher, and faster then regular zombies.

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Battle vs. Zombies (Call of Duty) (by Utter noob)Edit

Left for dead-17 (L4D) Call of duty-17(COD)

COD zombies are approaching a warehouse and suddenly one of their normal zombies gets snatched by a smoker. A hunter pounces on the zombie when in range and kills it. Left for dead-17 Call of duty-16

Three denizens rush up to the infected and two get clawed in the face by the hunter. The smoker however gets jumped by the denizen and is clawed to death. The hunter then kills the final denizen. Left for dead 16 Call of duty-13

The hunter turns and claws a napalm zombie, causing it to explode. Left for dead-15 Call of duty-12

A shrieker and a napalm zombie are walking into a room with two smokers on top of crates. The shrieker looked up and screamed at one smoker causing it to fall down and smash its head into the ground. The other smoker grabs the napalm zombie with his tongue causing it to explode, destroying the smoker’s tongue and the shrieker. The smoker turns and is jumped on by a hound that tears out his throat. Left for dead-13 Call of duty- 10

The three jockeys are approaching 4 COD walker zombies and two jockeys jump on the walkers; one dies however the walkers eventually kill all the jockeys. Left for dead-10 Call of duty-11

Two boomers approach George and barf on him, causing him to become enraged. George kills the boomers and the two L4D walkers that charge him. Left for dead-6 Call of duty-11

A boomer and a hunter encounter two napalm zombies. The boomer barfs on the first napalm zombie and the hunter pounces it. The explosion from the two napalm kill the special infected. Left for dead-4 Call of duty-9

The tank approaches the remaining COD walkers and pounds them all. Left for dead-4 Call of duty-6

The last hunter teams up with the last smoker and attack the hell hounds, the first hound is dragged towards the smoker and the hunter pounces the second. The third dog kills the smoker then gets pounced by the hunter. Left for dead-3 Call of duty-4

The tank spots George and throws a crate at him; George smashes the crate with his stage light, sending chunks of wood everywhere. The tank charges at George, who smashes his light into the ground shocking the tank who refuses to stop his charge. The tank punches George in the chest, sending him back into a crate behind him. The crate was smashed and George emerged out of it with wood all over his body. George threw his light at the tank who punched the light sending it to George’s chest. George side stepped and grabbed his light then charged at the tank. The tank prepared to smash George once more but was hit in the neck by the light and was electrocuted to death. George lifted the tank’s corpse and threw it at the remaining foes and the weight of the tank crushed them. Left for dead-X Call of duty-4

Expert's OpinionEdit

It was believed that the call of duty zombies were faster and had more advantages. The shrieker could stun many enemies at once instead of only one. The napalm zombie had a more effective blast radius and George had an actual weapon unlike the tank.

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Battle vs Zombies (Plant vs. Zombies) (by Wassboss) Edit

The city lies ruined and desolate, with fires raging and the stench of death lingering in the air. When the Green Flu Virus hit the United States nobody was prepared and many died in the initial waves of infected. However soon the military and ordinary civilians began to strike back and while things were still firmly stacked against them there was a sense of optimism and hope that the crisis could be solved. “Humanity can survive a zombie invasion” was whispered by civilians holed up in their homes.

But they couldn’t survive two....

It was only a few months after the Green Flu Virus when new zombies began appearing. They were slower than the Infected but better organised and soon the military found itself besieged from both sides by two wildly different infected and were forced to pull out, leaving civilians to fend for themselves against the raging hordes. Many cities have fallen to one of the two undead masses but despite this the apocalypse is still in its infancy and as they move ever closer to each other until the new zombies eventually find themselves trudging into a city already in the grip of the Green Flu Virus. The largest concentration of either group is about to come into direct conflict and whoever wins this battle will surely be the one to go on to finish off Humanity.

Infected: Yellow x 27

Zombies: Green x 21 

Note: Numbers only reflect the special infected/zombies on each side. Regular troops will not be represented by colours as it would be too time consuming. 

The massive zombie horde shuffles through the city, their groans echoing in the vast expanse. The more specialised zombies are not with them and it is up to the regular zombies to make the initial attack, as instructed by Dr. Zomboss. It’s very quiet, too quiet for a city supposedly under the grip of the Green Flu Virus and some break off to explore side streets and buildings but the group stays mainly intact until it reaches a large city centre in the middle of the city where it becomes immediately apparent why it has been so quiet. There are hundreds of Infected individuals in the area, leaning on walls, stumbling around and some are even sitting down, as if they have been drawn to this space by something. It’s not long before their heightened hearing picks up the zombies wailing and muttering and the snarls and growls begin as the horde rushes the newcomers. The zombies are unaffected by the development and the two forces crash into each other and start attacking.

The initial charge is devastating for the zombies and the first lines and bowled over and stamped on by the mindless raging legs of the infected but as the battle settles down into trading blows it becomes apparent that the Infected are struggling. Their kicks and punches do little to prevent the zombies from attacking and their weaker bodies can’t take as much punishment and many of them fall as the two forces mingle together. Suddenly a roar echoes out and a pair of Chargers rushes from out of nowhere. They latch onto the first zombie they make contact with and bowl through any other zombies in their way, leaving two lines weaving through the horde. They eventually come to a stop and bash their victims into the ground until their limbs and heads fall off, which isn’t long considering how decayed their body is. The Chargers then slink around the horde, swinging at individual zombies with their giant right arms while they ready their energy for another charge.

The Chargers seem to open the flood gates for the other special infected and Boomers, Smokers, Jockeys and Spitters soon join the fray. The Spitters keep their distance, sending globs of acid into the zombie hordes, burning through the soles of their feet and melting them from below. The Smokers also keep far away from the fighting, where they can drag their chosen targets away from the fighting to kill them. The Boomers immediately start spewing their bile over large groups of zombies, attracting more infected from the city to attack the drenched victims. The Jockeys latch onto zombies and drag them away from the main group but their progress is slow and it’s not long before one is dragged of its mount by a pair of zombies, its cackling turning into shrieks as they devour the wretched creature alive. Yellow

Doctor Zomboss watches on a giant screen from many miles away as his zombie horde slowly starts being put on the back foot by the infected. He grimaces as the Chargers make another dash through the zombies, bowling over more of his minions, who struggle to get back up under the relentless attacks of the infected mobs. Sensing the time is right he gives the order for his own specialised creations to join the fight and they make their way towards the city battleground


Meanwhile in the side streets, the zombies that split off from the main horde are having an easy time picking off the few infected that remain. A loud growling turns the head of one such group and as they look around a screeching roar sounds out and a pair of hoodie wearing Hunters leap from the rooftops, landing on two of the zombies. They proceed to rip their guts out viciously but one of them is pulled off by the other zombies before he can finish the job. He swings out wildly with his claws and digs them into the first solid object he can, feeling the zombie’s head crumple. He pushes away the other zombies and circles around them, slashing at them with his claws while waiting for an opening. His companion soon joins him and as another couple of zombies fall to brain damaging slashes they jump onto the remaining pair of zombies and begin tearing away. Engrossed in their attack, neither of them notices a pickaxe and miner helmet poking up from underneath the ground and a Digger Zombies jumps out of the ground and steadies himself behind one of the Hunters. He swings at it with his pick axe and stabs it right through the brain, killing it instantly Yellow. The other Hunter stops his attack on the virtually destroyed zombie and roars in frustration before tacking the Digger to the ground and tearing of its head in a show of raw power. It then prowls off in search of more zombies to killGreen.


Back in the city centre the specialised zombies arrive to help their struggling comrades. First to arrive are the Football Zombies and they are immediately set upon by several of the infected but their tough pads and helmets give them adequate protection from flailing arms and legs. Digger Zombies bury their way through the ground before leaping up in the centre of the battle, composing themselves before lashing out with their pickaxes or joining other zombies in pulling and biting. A pair of Dancing Zombies moonwalk to the edge of the hordes before calling upon their back up dancers to join them. Wizard and Catapult Zombies also appear and basketballs begin to steadily thump into infected targets, while others are turned into sheep which are quickly torn apart by the ravenous undead on both sides. One of the Boomers explodes under the onslaught of basketballs but this only serves to attract more infected to the battlegroundYellow.The special infected soon figure out that these zombies are much more intelligent than the regular zombies and their attention soon switches to them. A pair of catapult zombies are dragged from their machines by smokers and pummelled to death and a digger zombie is slammed into a wall by a charger, allowing a Spitter to puke out some acid to help kill it quickerGreenGreenGreen. A hunter jumps screeching from a nearby building and lands squarely on a football zombie and starts to tear into it. The zombie’s armour is made short work of but before the Hunter can start on the rotting flesh below it is dragged off by the other football zombie and hit with a blast from a Wizard zombie’s staff, turning him into a sheep which bleats frightened before scampering offYellow.


As some stragglers from the main zombie horde shamble towards the main battleground they hear weeping coming from a nearby building. They enter the doorway and spot a pale woman with her head in her hands softly crying in the corner. They advance on her to eat her brains but as they start to pull at her she becomes more and more agitated and her cries give way to growls of anger and frustration. Suddenly she lets out a scream and begins to tear into the zombies, her clawed hands making short work of her attackers. The Witch, not satisfied with killing these zombies, hears the sound of the battle rages on and runs screaming out of the building, ready to fight again.


The battle settles down into a rhythm for a while with standard troops on both sides falling at an alarming pace but the special infected and zombies are at a stalemate as they figure out each other’s moves. An eerie rendition of “Pop goes the Weasel” plays as the Jack in the Box zombies shuffle shivering into the square. A pair of them explodes, destroying a large group of common infected and catching a pair of Spitters in the blast as wellYellowYellowGreenGreen. Reacting to the new danger one of the chargers slams into a Jack in the Box zombie and carries it away from the main horde and a Jockey follows suit, the resulting explosion killing all four undeadGreenGreenYellowYellow. A Smoker wraps its tongue around the Jack in the Box and pulls it away from its holder, who is quickly surrounded and torn apart by common infected and the threat from the exploding zombies is over as quickly as it beganGreen.

A Robo-Cone Zombie enters the main battlefield and lumbers through the battlefield, crushing infected under foot, grabbing them with its pincher arms or occasionally using its metal jaw to dismember any enemy that gets too close. A series of frenzied screams echo from nearby and the Witch claws her way through a group of zombies to reveal a bloody trail in her wake. He red eyes lock onto the machine and she makes a bee-line for it, swiping at it with her claws as she has done with all the other zombies. However the thick steel prevents her from doing any damage and the zombie within is unaffected. The pincher arm locks onto the Witch’s arms to restrain her and lifts her up into the air. She struggles against it in a rage but she cannot escape its grasp and she is stuffed headfirst into the metal jaws which slice and grind her up into nothingYellow.

The loss of one of their heavy hitters seems to spur some of the special infected into action. The three remaining Jockey’s leap onto the top of the Robo-Cone and claw at it, safely out of reach of the grabber arms. A charger circles around and punches it but it can do little more than dent it as the steel armour holds strong. A Spitter appears seemingly out of nowhere and sends a glob of acid hurtling through the air and landing squarely on the front of the Robo-Cone. The strong acid slowly melts away the front window and leaves the zombie within exposed. The Zombie is dragged out by some of the common infected and the charger and jockeys join in to finish it off, leaving the Robo-Cone as an empty, unusable shellGreen.

A Hunter sprints through the crowd as he rests himself ready for another leap, slashing as zombies as he does to whittle down their health. He spots a Wizard Zombie lingering around the outskirts and heads towards it, crouching down to sneak up behind. The zombie is too preoccupied with the battle in front of it and the Hunter waits patiently for the Wizard to send a beam into the crowd of infected before launching itself from the shadows and pinning him down and ripping him to shredsGreen. It is about to sneak off and set up another ambush when a telegraph pole comes crashing down on top of it and crushes itYellow. A Gargantuar lumbers into view and the Zombie’s morale is lifted immediately, it almost seems as if they are attacking faster than they were before. Several groups of infected rush the Gargantuar but they are crushed by the telegraph pole in a couple of swipes. A smoker wraps his tongue around the pole but he has no chance of dragging it away from the grip of the gigantic zombie, who yanks the Smoker towards him and into a waiting horde of zombies which finish him offYellow.

A bellowing roar echoes from somewhere within the city and the Gargantuar turns his head towards the sound in interest. A large stone comes flying out of nowhere and crushes a couple of zombies and in the distance several more are tossed aside as something big crashes through them. With another roar a Tank bursts out of the horde and barrels towards the Gargantuar. The Tank is indiscriminate about any undead that gets in his way and tramples several of the common infected as he mindlessness charges forward. A Jockey crosses his path riding one of the Football Zombies and both are body slammed out of the way and stomped into the groundYellowGreen. The Tank lifts his arms up and brings them down on the Gargantuar, who raises his telegraph pole to block the attack. The Tank grabs hold of the pole and tries to wrench it from his grip but the Gargantuar matches his strength and surpasses it, forcing the Tank back.

It releases its grip on the telegraph pole and takes a step back, what remains of its intellect working overtime to figure out a strategy. It rips up part of the road and tosses it at the Gargantuar making it stagger. Seeing success in this strategy it continues ripping up parts of the concrete and throwing it, each hit weakening the Gargantuar a little more. A Dancing Zombie and his troops surround it in an attempt to stop it but the Tank simply picks them up and uses them as ammoGreen. In a desperate attempt the Gargantuar grabs the Imp from his back and hurls it far into the distance but the tiny zombie is quickly set upon and beaten down by a couple of common infected. Letting out a final cry of frustration the Gargantuar wobbles before crashing down on his back, never to rise again.Green

With the Gargantuar having fallen and the few remaining zombies being slowly picked off by the special infected, Dr. Zomboss sends out the single to retreat. The remaining specialised infected attempt to escape the battlefield but the four boomers jump out from the shadows and cover as many of the in bile as they can. Two are killed by the zombies before they can flee but the other two are saved by the arrival of the hordes that start viciously clawing and kicking at them. The two Digger Zombies are taken down pretty quickly by the horde and the Dancing Zombie doesn’t last much longer, dragged away from his backing dancers by the tongue of a SmokerGreenGreenGreen. The two remaining Catapult Zombies attempt to flee and manage to run down a couple of common infected but one is pounced on by a Hunter and the other falls victim to a pair of Jockey’sGreenGreen. The Football Zombie barges his way through the crowd of common infected only to be met by the hulking figure of the Tank who sends him flying into a building with a single powerful punchGreen. The Wizard Zombie is the last of the specialised infected left standing and he fires beam after beam wildly around him, managing to take out a Spitter and a Smoker before the last Charger slams him into a wall and pummels him downYellowYellowGreen. The standard Zombies are mopped up by the special and common infected and ensuring the city remains in the Infected’s hands.


Dr. Zomboss can only watch as his Zombie Horde is obliterated by the Green Flu Virus infected and he knows his quest for brains is over. The zombies in the remaining cities cannot match the numbers that have been destroyed here and he will have to start anew somewhere else. Their other cities will soon fall and the Green Flu Virus will be free to spread across the whole of the United States and possibly the rest of the world as well.

Expert's Opinion Edit

While most expert's agreed that the Standard Zombies were more powerful than the Common Infected what gave the Infected the edge was that they had the more varied and powerful special troops. The Special Infected offered wildly different strategy's and fighting styles as opposed to the Specialised Zombies who were mostly just upgrades on the basic Zombie template. Furthermore the Infected were often much faster and worked together better as a team; a key advantage in a large scale battle such as this. 

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