Nowadays, it appears that people from all walks of life are embarking on many spectacular adventures and quests virtual reality has to offer. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re a lawyer, cowboy, college student or someone who is a part of the older dating niche, chances are you also enjoy exploring the worlds of well-written and fun video games.
On the other hand, it seems that the successful corporations of the gaming industry have covered most of the topics and ideas so far, with one of the most attractive digital environments being the post-apocalyptic world. How come?
Well, ever since the dawn of time, a lot of religions and prophets talked about the apocalypse. Given the universal popularity of this topic, it’s no wonder the gaming industry is flooded with games and projects that are inspired by the end of times. Therefore, we’ve decided to talk about the top 5 post-apocalyptic games every gamer has to check out.
The Long Dark
Most post-apocalyptic games tend to be quite violent and filled with gunfights and other similar encounters, but that’s not the case with this one. The Long Dark is a story about a geomagnetic disaster, after which a plane you boarded crashes in the Canadian wilderness and you have to find a way to survive. This is a quiet survival game that requires patience, skill, and commitment. Besides hungry wolves and bears, you have to find a way to overcome the harsh weather and the lack of supplies. It’s quite a challenge for every gamer out there.
The Walking Dead
If you’re a fan of the popular comic book series and TV show made by Robert Kirkman, then this episodic adventure game will become one of your favorites. Made by the Telltale Games, The Walking Dead is an interactive game that will put your decision-making skills to the test. In the world overrun by zombies, every single one of your decisions matters, so make sure you make the right call.
Fallout: New Vegas
It’s safe to say that Bethesda and Obsidian’s love child, Fallout: New Vegas is one of the best post-apocalyptic games ever made. As you can assume from the title alone, you are left for dead in the vast and unforgiving Las Vegas desert, and your main quest is to seek revenge against the men who did this to you. Also, this wonderful game has plenty of side quests, which means there won’t be a dull moment for you and your character.
If New Vegas is not your cup of tea and you want something resembling the earlier Fallout games, well, you’re in luck because Wasteland 2 was developed by the producer of the original Fallout game. This means that the story and its ending will depend on your decisions. Therefore, try your best to make the right choices if you want to survive in this ruthless post-apocalyptic wasteland.
The Last of Us
We saved the best for last. It’s safe to say that The Last of Us is one of the most complete games ever made, not just when it comes to the post-apocalyptic genre. It’s about surviving in the world overrun by deformed people who were infected by the Cordyceps fungus. This brilliantly written game is filled with breathtaking sceneries and amazing storylines that will leave you speechless. Naughty Dog is currently working on a sequel, but the first installment will probably be remembered as the best video game of the genre.