Critics mean almost nothing to me. I loved Dead Island, Riptide was... okay. Not as good as the original but I still had fun with it. Zombies "may" be getting played out, but I don't play every game that has them in it. I didn't touch Dead Rising 3, last game with "real" zombies in it I played was probably Riptide. I did play The Evil Within, and while the "haunted" are different, in a lot of ways they are a form of zombie.