Zombies, Run! (2.5.3)

Synopsis of the App

With over 800,000 participating runners, Zombies, Run! is an immersive running game that puts you in the middle of a zombie adventure.

Platform and Price

$3.99: Apple, Android



RD Score

4 out of 5


  • Includes 40 missions.
  • Engages your imagination while working out.
  • Works at any speed outside or on a treadmill. Walk, jog or run wherever you want, as long as you like.
  • Game unfolds automatically – no buttons to press push – just put on your headphones.
  • Optional "Zombie Chases" mode is the app's interval training option that requires you to speed up, evade the zombies and work up a sweat.
  • Easily mix in your music with the story.
  • Automatically detects playlists on the phone – no need to download or sync music.
  • Collect food, water and base building supplies like power cables and first aid kits as you run.
  • Uses the phone's GPS to integrate your location into the game.
  • Set up distance tracking using GPS, accelerometer or constant speed as preferred.
  • Share runs with friends on Facebook and Twitter
  • Share and view your workouts online via the free ZombieLink service.
  • Provides tutorials on building the base and how to get started in the game.


  • Easy to cheat. The story continues and you can collect supplies even if you don't walk or run.
  • Infrequent/mild profanity and frequent/intense realistic violence throughout.
  • Accelerometer mode for distance tracking can dramatically decrease battery life.
  • Must purchase new missions once you run through seasons 1 and 2.

Bottom Line

Zombies, Run! is perfect for gamers, zombie enthusiasts and those who need a little extra motivation on the course. The app accommodates runners at any level.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.