We all play games for a reason. We play for leisure, to kill boredom, to have fun with friends, and to experience the thrill. I have played different kinds of games be it on console, phone or computer. Most of the time I play for fun and to relieve stress, funny because I like to play horror games when I’m stressed out.
I love games where survival is the main objective and the world is devastated and broken. Post-apocalyptic games mainly focus on survival, hack and slash, and even stealth. Games like this are mostly horror games but not necessarily, other games have different themes other than classic zombie apocalypses.
Post-apocalyptic Video Games You Should Try
The Last of Us
The Last of Us is a game that revolves around Joel and Ellie. Survivors of the fungal pandemic which decimated 60% of the population of the Earth. The two work together to survive in the remains of the United States. Crossing the country in hopes that Ellie carries the possible cure in her blood. Along the way, they will encounter enemies that will try to stop them both humans and zombies. Despite their circumstances, the two of them will develop an unusual friendship that will help them survive.
Nier: Automata is a post-apocalyptic game where androids and mechanized weapons clash to take the Earth. Beings from another planet suddenly invade the Earth. A war broke out against powerful mechanical lifeforms that results in humans escaping to the moon. To take Earth back, humanity creates android warriors to fight the alien invaders. Nier: Automata is the game after the first Nier. However, it’s a different story, which means playing the first game is not necessary.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn revolves around Aloy in a post-apocalyptic world where colossal animalistic machines roam the wilderness. Human civilization regresses to being tribes and hunters as they try to survive in a world driven by mysterious machines. Following Aloy, a young warrior as she braves the wilderness to go on a quest. Learning about the truth about her origins and the truth of the world they are currently living.
Gaming is my therapy.
It’s not, actually gaming as therapy is sometimes more stressful than peaceful, especially if it’s online games. However, we play because it’s fun. I played all of the games that I have listed here years ago and to be honest I forgot most of their story. Nevertheless, I will never forget the experience I got when playing them. Now, I am too busy to start a game that has a story to follow, and I miss it dearly. So, if you still have extra time to game, seize it.
“I’ve struggled a long time with survivin’, but no matter what you have to find something to fight for.” – Joel, The Last of Us
Rosemarie is a writer and an artist, She developed a passion for arts at a young age, inspired by the Japanese animation that she frequently watches which also sparked her love for writing. Her arts and writings became her special way of expressing her feelings as she's not really good with words. Most of her time were spend on either honing her digital drawing skills, watching anime, or gaming.