The weirdly late PS4 version of Zombies Ate My Neighbors (and Ghoul Patrol) is finally out

Zombies Ate My Neighbors PS4 version released

It’s a less-than-ideal port but hey, it’s still Zombies Ate My Neighbors on modern platforms

Every so often, there’s a last-minute issue that holds up a game’s launch on a specific platform, and fans are left hanging when there aren’t any clear answers from the publisher about a new timeline. One recent example: Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol. Four months later, it’s now possible to play this two-game collection on PS4.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol launched on June 29 across PC (Steam and GOG), Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch — but the expected PlayStation 4 version never showed up. Fans waited, and waited, and waited some more. Now here it is.

With a sale in effect, you can grab the digital version of Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol for around ten bucks. (The $10.49 deal on PS4 requires PlayStation Plus.)

Not that you need a certain time of year to enjoy a cult classic like Zombies Ate My Neighbors, but the game definitely hits harder right around Halloween. I’ve always wondered about Ghoul Patrol. I’d just consider it a bonus in this case.

Whether or not you actually want to get this particular re-release is another question. It has drawn a divisive, if not largely negative, reaction from vocal long-time fans. People have expectations for a retro re-release like this, and when there are problems with rearranged controls — to say nothing of minimal options or features in general — then it’s going to be a tough sell over the original cartridge or, realistically, emulation.

Another caveat covered in Zoey’s review: the memorable title screens were “clipped out in favor of picking characters before the game launches and skipping straight to the game.” If that and a lack of control remapping isn’t a deal-breaker, well, now’s the time.

Just tell them Big Baby sent you.

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.