The game developers added an Elvis-type zombie into the game. The zombie rocks an Elvis wig and attacks the player by using voice attacks.

I am not sure if this is how most writers would phrase it. Is there a better way to phrase this particular sentence?

  • Earlier writers may have used "Elvis-like", but in the context of modern game documentation "Elvis-type" is fine.
    – Peter
    Commented May 22, 2021 at 4:04

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If the name in question is a very famous one, so that readers will immediately understand what is meant, then it's a succinct way to evoke an image. The first name of Elvis Presley qualifies in this regard.

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    It's recognizable enough that it can stand on its own as an adjective: an Elvis zombie!
    – TypeIA
    Commented May 22, 2021 at 6:11

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