Productions on the post-apocalypse started to appear more and more in many areas, especially with the increasing popularity of the zombie theme. Like The Long Dark, Wasteland, The Division and S.T.A.L.K.E.R., there are plenty of popular game series about the post-apocalypse in the game world.
If you like this theme and playing games, we can say that you are very lucky. Because there are many games that can make you feel like you are in that world with their successful atmospheres as well as carefully prepared detailed universes on this theme. Here are the best post-apocalyptic games you can play to step into destroyed worlds.
The Best Post-Apocalyptic Games
Here are the best post-apocalyptic games you can give a try.
Release date: November 10, 2015
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Fallout series, which is one of the first names that come to mind when we say post-apocalyptic and role-playing, can be a very good choice for players who love the feeling of open world and exploration. If you like playing old games, you can start with Fallout: New Vegas, one of the legends of the game world, and if you are looking for a more up-to-date production, you can look at Fallout 4. Players looking for a more online experience can check out Fallout 76.
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Dying Light 2
Release date: February 4, 2022
Dying Light, which has managed to distinguish itself from other zombie-themed games with its unique parkour mechanics and an open world consisting of a huge parkour area, is more assertive than ever with its second game released this year. In this world where the virus has won, will you be able to survive in the City, one of the last settlements of humanity?
The Last of Us
Release date: June 14, 2013
Developer: Naughty Dog
The Last of Us, one of the most important game series of PlayStation, draws attention with its very strong and emotional story, although it is a game with a zombie theme. Exclusive to PlayStation, The Last of Us is one of the successful productions that every player who loves the post-apocalyptic theme should experience.
Release date: March 20, 2020
Developer: id Software
DOOM Eternal, which comes to mind when it comes to high action dose, brutality, great music and fast pace, will be one of the best choices for players who love first-person shooters. In the production, which is about a universe where the armies of hell have invaded the world, you will play as the ‘Slayer’ and will be the nightmare of these enemies.
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The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series
Release date: October 29, 2020
Developer: Telltale Games, Skybound Games
The Walking Dead Telltale games, one of the most popular works of Telltale Games, are presented in a collected and renewed form under the name The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series. This series, which is a kind of production that we call an interactive story, also includes an adventure that will take more than 50 hours, shaped according to the choices you make. Promising one of the adventures that every player must give a chance with its challenging choices and unforgettable story, the production is one of the most popular productions of the game world.
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Release date: March 17, 2017
Developer: Platinum Games, Square Enix
Imagine a world where humans are exiled by the machines and send a force of Android soldiers as a last hope to reclaim Earth. That’s exactly how NieR:Automata is about such an Earth. NieR, where we will experience the fierce battle of androids and machines; ‘Hack and Slash’ stands out with its structure, music and story.
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Horizon Forbidden West
Release date: February 18, 2022
Developer: Guerrilla Games
Hosting one of the most interesting universes of the game world, Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West are about a time when machines rule the world and humanity returns to tribal life. Although Horizon Forbidden West is exclusive to PlayStation consoles, it is worth noting that Horizon Zero Dawn, the first game in the series, is also available on PC.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut
Release date: November 8, 2019
Developer: KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS
Death Stranding, the game of famous game producer Hideo Kojima, set in post-apocalyptic America, hosts a very interesting universe. Well, who wouldn’t want to be a courier in this interesting universe? In Death Stranding, where we play as Sam Porter Bridges, we go on long journeys and deliver important packages in this world full of aliens and dangers. With a very successful story, well-written characters, a nice atmosphere and an unusual concept, Death Stranding definitely deserves a chance.
Release date: September 10, 2019
Developer: The Coalition
The Gears of War series is a perfect production for players who love the “TPS” genre, which we call a third-person shooter. The series, which is about an occupied universe, also has successfully designed characters and a gripping story. Although not all games in the series are on PC (the old games were only released on Xbox), the renewed version of the first game and games 4 and 5 are also available on the PC side.
Release date: February 14, 2019
Developer: 4A Games
If you want a story, atmosphere and a little bit of horror, the Metro series is for you. This world, where the world is plunged into a gigantic disaster and the survivors continue their lives in underground subways, is full of cruelty and sadness. Metro Exodus, a game with a first-person perspective, is also a very ambitious game in terms of atmosphere. How about giving this adventure a chance?
We have come to the end of our list of the best post-apocalyptic games. Although there are so many options to consider, it is not possible to add every post-apocalyptic game to the list. We look forward to your suggestions in the comments.