The allure of the end-of-the-world narrative is popular among the younger generations of today. The end of the world as we know it is written about in numerous young adult novels, along with the rise of civilzations that attempt to fix everything we did wrong. Dystopian novels, games, and TV series have risen to fame in the recent years abd along with it, video games.Video games have the unique ability to place people in a world. Gamers can walk in a barren apocalyptic world and still be able to take a break to eat pizza in the real world. Unlike films, video games allow players to virtually experience the situation thanks to clever writing, game mechanics, and immersive graphics.Here are 5 of the best post-apocalyptic games of all time:
- Fallout (series)
“Fallout” is a role-playing game series that is about being able to move as a society instead of mere survival. In the aftermath of complete destruction, the player chooses which group he wishes to belong to or suffer the loss of supplies. The game shows the possibility of a world being run by corporations.
- Gears of War (series)
“Gears of War” is about the invasion of the aliens that come from the underground. It represents some of the best creative and revolutionary arts and stories in the post-apocalyptic world. No matter where the characters go, the place is always in ruins. The situation of civilians is worse than it is for the military.
“Overland” is more strategic rather than skill-based. It is a game of survival strategy with levels generated procedurally. The setting is post-apocalyptic North America. Though the interface is easy to learn, every level is full of hard choices and close calls.The gamer guides survivors on a road trip via a ruined continent. To survive the trip, they have to scavenge weapons, fuel, and other supplies to keep going and protect themselves from the roaming sound-sensitive creatures.
- The Walking Dead
Based on the comics with the same title, “The Walking Dead” tells an original story of the survivors of the zombie apocalypse sticking together to make a living in the post-apocalyptic world. The gamer is Clementine, a young girl who survived and is thriving in a desolate world.The dead rise to kill and eat the living and the living cannot just be trusted and can even be worse than the dead. As Clementine, the gamer will face dilemmas that test her morals and survival instinct as his actions and decisions will change the story around him.
First released in 1988, “Wasteland” is a role-play game where the gamer controls a squad of Desert Rangers who solve the problems in Wasteland and bring justice. The world was destroyed by a nuclear war between the United States and Soviet Union. Survival is the key as the game allows different solutions to rising problems and saves the changes the gamer makes.