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Get ready for the run of your life. Join 1,000,000+ 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."

“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.”

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!

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?

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.

Unlock all 200+ story missions immediately for unlimited play, plus Interval Training and Airdrop Mode. Pro is available for $2.99/month or $19.99/year. Your subscription will not automatically renew. (Existing paid players will have access to a special discounted membership rate, plus free access to all game modes and S1-3 missions).

Choose your own custom playlists before you start running: the story unfolds in between your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings.

Saving the world not exciting enough? Activate Chases to kick things up a notch. When you hear zombies on your six, it’s time to speed up before they get too close. Can you escape every mob, or will you have to drop some of your hard-earned supplies to distract them? There’s only one way to find out.

View detailed graphs and stats for your entire running and game progress — and check out which songs you play the most while escaping zombies!

Every time you run, you’ll automatically collect vital supplies like medicine, batteries and food. Once you’re home, you can use them 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.

Register with our free ZombieLink service to view and share your runs online, complete with maps and full run history!


- Requires iOS 7.1+. Works on iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, and iPod Touch 5th gen.
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- Accelerometer mode can dramatically decrease battery life.

Follow us at @zombiesrungame and visit

What's New in Version 4.0.1

• Fixed possible crashes during migration from specific versions of the app.
• Fixed an iOS 7 crash that could sometimes happen when talking to the App Store.

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Customer Reviews

No longer on my suggestion list

To the people happy that this app has gone free; you ARE NOT getting a premium app that is now under a freemium model. This is what used to be a premium app that has stepped down to freemium quality (probably to match their new price point) Don't believe me? There's seriously tons of other reviews by people who used to love this app now that go over all the new flaws (not including the new subscription based price point)
Though personally after retrying the first episode (since it didn't keep the episode I had downloaded before updating to v.4) I don't like how the introduction speech to the app is rapped around the first sound bite; it kind of detracts from the story. It also looks more like a general music or fitness app taking away from the "game" charm it used to have (you could see a list of the supplies you picked up right on the mission screen; I know while running this isn't something you'd really look at, but I use it to walk and it gave me something to look at while doing so. Also, the sound clips had unique names for when you were listening to them and then changed after which was a lot easier to notice with that list view)
I will say that even though the old app design did feel a little dated, this one just feels clunky (everything is either huge or tiny, and I don't get the high contrast black; it's not a color you want to stare at long)

One big step back with the update

I've had Zombies, Run! for awhile now and was well into Season 3 when the latest update kicked in. Then...problems. Updates no longer interspace with the songs in your playlist when they're done...instead your music will play for a set amount of time and then abruptly stop to play the story then another set time of music which ensures that you'll always be listening to snippets of music rather than whole songs. On all my runs with the new update, audio has also abruptly just stopped playing for reasons I can't figure out. The interface is unnecessarily confusing and there seems to be too much shuttling between tabs. And, of course, integration with Facebook remains a problem and substandard compared to the old system (when it worked). I give the app 3 stars for fond memories but I'm removing it from my phone and looking for an alternative. Hugh disappointment....

I miss some of the older features

I downloaded zombies run about 2 weeks before the big upgrade, and immediately fell in love. I had planned to purchase more seasons, when magically, seasons 2 and 3 opened up for free! Fabulous!

I use this on a stationary bike (phone strapped to my leg, counting steps), which I know is not the perfect tracking system, but it works fine enough for me. It keeps me motivated and engaged, which is hard when I'm frantically cycling nowhere fast.

So keep in mind, I'm pleased overall with the app.

But I have 2 "would be great if it worked this way again" issues. (1) It used to be that the story clips would begin after a song (or two) ended, making for a nice, smooth transition. Now, it cuts off in the middle of a song, which can be a bit disorienting (says the stationary bike rider). (2) The app used to launch into "radio mode" at the end of a mission, running one of the indefinite-length missions when the story mission ended. With the update, it just starts playing music, which gets boring fast when you're not really going anywhere. I know I can start a radio mission, but wish it just led into it like it used to.

We're these two items to reappear, I'd give it 5 star easily. 6 if they'd let me. It's still better than average, and well worth the time.

Zombies, Run!
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  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.0.1
  • Size: 271 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Season Pass Plus$5.99
  2. Race Missions pack$1.99
  3. Season Pass$7.99
  4. 1 Month Pro Membership$2.99
  5. All-Access Pass$17.99
  6. Season 3 Pass$7.99
  7. 1 Year Pro Membership$7.99
  8. Season 3 Access Pass$9.99
  9. Interval Training Pass$2.99
  10. 1 Year Pro Membership$19.99