Everyone gets all huffy-puffy if they're called zombies...
1) They attack humans and eat them
2) Bites infect humans
3) Runners are most zombie-istic
If Naughty Dog had called them zombies in the first place, no one would care even if it was same basic concept, as in cordyceps-fungus and so on and so on.
I have acquired the grade of Master in The Last of Us story/character/game knowledge as I have played it through 9 times.
... I have no life.
I absolutely LOVE zombies and the post-apocalyptic/pandemic setting. After seeing the first teaser for the first time, it was almost too good to be true. Naughty Dog, one of the best developers in the industry, is tackling the post-pandemic genre head on. The past 2 years have been a very painful wait.