Appearance-wise, the zombies in Minecraft aren't too threatening (there's not too much a graphics artist can do with limited blocks), but once you run into one in the pitch black, you will be afraid. You can usually tell when a zombie is around by their distinctive moaning sounds, at which point you should have your sword equipped for battle. In terms of combat, zombies will attempt to melee you to death (sadly the graphics don't allow for detailed flesh-biting animations).
One entertaining/horrifying feature of zombies is that they will attack any doors they encounter, producing loud pounding sounds that are startling, and have you wondering if your block fortress is really all that safe. On higher difficulty levels, zombies can actually break down doors, raising the terror level quite a bit.
|Just when you thought you were safe...|