Post-Apocalyptic Games To Get You Used To Darker Days
By Matthew Arcilla
With the way political events are turning out these days, there’s little guarantee we are not seeing the end of days. Whether it’s environmental degradation, the zombie apocalypse or a nuclear holocaust, video games have got you covered. Here are eight games that will get you used to the end of civilization as we know it (We kid. Kind of.).
8. The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series
Play on: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS, PS Vita, PS4, Xbox One
Based on the comic book of the same name, The Walking Dead is the breakout success for San Rafael based Telltale Games. A point and click adventure separated into individual episodes, the first season focuses on convicted felon Lee Everett. Lee gets a second chance at redemption in the zombie apocalypse, all while taking care of an abandoned girl and nurturing her instincts in a sick sad world.
7. Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture
Play on: PC, PS4
A first person exploration mystery from UK based studio The Chinese Room, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is set in a small English town whose population has dwindled into nothingness. As players explore, they gradually learn of the mysterious phenomena causing these disappearances, which ultimately culminate in a heart breaking revelation about the inevitable end of humanity.
6. The Last of Us
Play on: PS3, PS4
Twenty years after a fungal outbreak ravaged the United States, the emotionally distant Joel Miller is escorting a young girl named Ellie across a continent without hope. That’s The Last of Us, one of the crown jewel exclusives of the PlayStation. It’s basically ‘The Road’ by way of Santa Monica based developer Naughty Dog and plays as a survival action game that’s one part Uncharted, one part Resident Evil.
5. Bedlam Redux
Play on: PC, Mac
An unusual combination of XCOM-style squad based combat and Oregon Trail-style choose your own adventure, Bedlam is a quirky production from Austin-based Skyshine Games. As the Mechanic, players operate one of the last Dozers, a rolling fortress that holds crew, resources and passengers. You’ll trade, fight or befriend various robots, mutants and bandits on your journey to find the fabled Aztec City.