Get ready for the run of your life. Join 5 million runners on an epic adventure!
You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You’ve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s only one thing you can do: Run!
Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. Every run becomes a mission where you’re the hero, with our immersive audio drama putting you at the centre of your very own zombie adventure story. While you run to the perfect mix of heart-pumping audio drama and pulse-pounding songs from your own playlist, you’ll collect supplies to grow your base back home.
BBC NEWS - “The only way to save yourself is to run for real.”
WIRED - “In the style of Runkeeper, with an exciting undead twist.”
LIFEHACKER - “A really cool way to get outside and exercise.”
CNN - “Turns exercise into a game - a terrifying, terrifying game.”
TIME - "Takes all the fun of a zombie game and funnels it into a fitness app."
WHAT PLAYERS SAY:
“Evaded all zombie mobs :-) One of my best sprints ever; this app works!”
“This game will make you sweat. Perfect junction between game design and run tracker.”
“Just tried @zombiesrungame and for the first time in my life I feel truly alive.”
WALK, JOG, OR RUN ANYWHERE
Zombies, Run! works anywhere and at any speed. You can jog in a park, run along a beach, or walk along a trail. It even works on treadmills!
YOU ARE RUNNER 5
Hundreds of lives are counting on you. You’ve got to rebuild your base from a few shivering survivors into a fortified beacon of civilization by collecting critical supplies and avoiding roving zombie hordes. Can you save them and learn the truth about the zombie apocalypse?
A WORLD OF STORIES
You become the hero in an epic story of humanity’s struggle for survival where your running really matters, and there’s a deeper mystery to be uncovered as well. Play the first four missions for free and unlock one extra mission every week.
UPGRADE TO PRO
Unlock 400+ story missions for unlimited play, plus Interval Training and Airdrop Mode.
YOUR OWN MIX
Choose your own custom playlists: the story unfolds in between your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings.
Saving the world not exciting enough? When you hear zombies on your six, it’s time to speed up. Can you escape every mob or will you drop some of your hard-earned supplies to distract them?
KEEP THE SURVIVORS ALIVE
Every run, you’ll automatically collect vital supplies like medicine and ammo. Use supplies to build your very own post-apocalypse community. Do you strengthen your defences against the zombies or build a new farm? Share the results with your friends and find out who can make the brightest future for humanity.
VIEW YOUR RUNS ONLINE
Register on our free ZombieLink service to view and share your runs, maps and stats!
SYNCS WITH APPLE HEALTH!
Pro Membership subscriptions are $5.99 USD/month or $34.99 USD/year. Legacy Membership is $7.99 USD/year. Subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes account after your confirmation of purchase.
Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can go to your iTunes Account Settings to manage your subscription and turn off auto-renew. Cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
Get ready, Runner 5, because you’re about to see one of the biggest updates to Zombies, Run! since its launch! We’re bringing new stories for beginners and veterans alike, and we’re adding one of our most-requested features ever. Raise the gates!
- In 8.0.1: Improved onboarding for new players, added labels to Active Run buttons, crash fixes; and you shouldn't get chased in New Adventures any more!
Storytelling + gameplay = awesome running experience. We think Zombies, Run! has proven that handily, and that’s why, for the first time ever, we’re bringing new adventures to the app. Every month, you’ll see a new story, ranging from epic thrillers and races against time to exciting historical and scientific adventures.
We’re kicking off with Lewis and Clark, a two-part story by Alex Acks where you’ll follow the footsteps of two of the most famous American explorers of all time on their 6000km+ journey across the continent.
Next month, you’ll be hot on the heels of a murderer in Track the Ripper, written by Lulu Kadhim. Are you fast enough to stop the Ripper from cutting a deadly swathe through Victorian London?
And this summer, prepare for an epic five-part sci-fi adventure, Venus Rising, written by Elliott Gresswell and Naomi Alderman (ZR co-creator and Lead Writer). Featuring the ZR cast, this is a run you can’t miss.
The best thing? All of these New Adventures can be played by anyone, no matter how far along you are in Zombies, Run! We’re incredibly excited to be making your walks, jogs, and runs more fun and we can’t wait to hear what you think.
Don’t fear though – our biggest adventure in 2019 will continue in Season 8 of the main Zombies, Run! story, where you’ll be journeying to a mysterious location in the Far Hebrides, a chain of islands north of Scotland. Luckily, you’ll have some of Abel’s finest on your side – and for the first time, we’ll be releasing a map of your travels as you go along!
The first half of Season 8’s 30 missions will release weekly starting now, with the second half coming later this year…
IN-PROGRESS RUN SAVING
There’s nothing worse than discovering your phone has run out of battery during a mission, and losing your hard-earned progress and supplies in Zombies, Run! That’s why, starting with ZR8, if the app quits during a mission for whatever reason – battery running out, closed by mistake, a crash – then we’ll save all of your run log, distance, time, supplies, and progress up to that point.
This is possibly our most-requested feature ever: one that we hope you’ll never need, but one that you’ll be glad to have if you do! Even better, you don’t need to do anything to make this work; when you restart the app, you’ll just see your in-progress run log saved in the usual place.
We’re building on the foundation of our complete redesign in ZR7 by making ZR8 even easier and faster to use, particularly for finding and starting runs. Run settings are now re-organised and easier to find, and we’re making better use of the screen so we can show you more information and options.
There’s also new helpful tips and advice for the thousands of Runner 5s who join us every day, and lots of tweaks and improvements for veteran residents of Abel!
FASTER AND MORE RELIABLE
Behind the scenes, we completely reworked the content management system in the app, which means it’s faster and more reliable.
AND MORE TO COME...
We’ve got a lot more planned this year. Stay tuned, and stay safe out there, Runner 5!
Ratings and Reviews
Gets you going
Runner 5 here. I have paid for the premium as I like to alter how I get chased by the Zoms. It also makes it easier to download a few episodes at a time as I like the story quite fast paced so I am nearly at the point where I get 2 episodes in 1 run. I like the chases high and easier to run away when I am doing a sprinting session and got 3 chases in 30 mins last week and survived each but I did push myself hard which is what I wanted it to do doing this is more motivating when it is early morning or just as it starts to get dark in the evening as the fear kicks in when they get close🧟♀️🧟♂️. It has so many little plans for training it is a fantastic motivator. That and you can make and build your own Able Township up. The features for the free version are good. You still get everything you just cannot download multiple episodes and cannot change the chases. It is great if you are on a treadmill or out in the wilderness and you can listen to music in between chases and updates to runner 5’s missions. Runner 5 out. 🧟♀️🧟♂️🧟♀️🧟♂️
Never felt the need to write a review before, but after doing the NHS CouchTo5k programme I was looking for something to keep me motivated since I’ve never really run before. This turned out to be exactly what I needed! I did the 5-10K then the 10K to half marathon training programs. I’m about to run my second half marathon this weekend and this app got me there! The stories are just the thing to keep your mind engaged if you are anything like me and get mind-numbingly bored after running for just 10 minutes. I’ve also started the interval training and done a few supply runs and I’ve loved each one. I’ve even done a 10K virtual race which was something I’d never even heard of. Really enjoyed it (which I still find bizarre) and I’ve signed up for next one this Halloween! Well worth signing up for the Pro as it’s not expensive and offers a lot back. Stay safe out there and avoid the Zoms 🧟♀️🧟♂️ - Runner 5 signing off!
I didn’t believe it would work
So, I’m mid-40’s, around 92kg, unfit, and stopped smoking after 30 years in December 2017. I tried many times to quit but failed until I found the app ‘Smoke Free’, it is a great app as well but it had a link to ‘Zombies, Run’ and so I tried it.
I used to cycle in my teens and 20’s, and have never jogged/ran, in fact I have regularly belittled joggers and snubbed it as a form of exercise - but I am hooked now!
I needed to exercise as my new job is less physical and my shirts appeared to be shrinking and this seemed fun. It is more than fun, I am walking/jogging 3.5miles at least once a week, and I have improved from 18 minutes per mile to 14 minutes per mile in just 4 missions. I am astounded.
The story is superb and the way it links with my playlist is great. Like other reviewers I really enjoy listening to the ‘radio’ programme after the mission has finished and I wish I could walk/jog for longer to hear more of it.
Having the chases turned on is excellent fun, although I have just discovered that they can occur after the mission has been completed, and that surprised me as I was knackered!!
I am loving it, and I think it will keep me exercising more than anything else ever has.
- Six to Start
- 401.9 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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