Just to toss in another pseudo-Zombie in culture, anyone who played Amnesia: The Dark Descent will remember the Grunts and Brutes that were lurking around the castle.

They have simple cutting weapons grafted onto/in place of their arms or fingers, small knives as fingers in the Grunts, and an oversized cleaver for the Brutes replaces almost an entire arm. They are the bodies of ex-soldiers, so should be fairly physically capable in combat, though this isn't explored at all in-game