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The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

Post-apocalyptic worlds in video games don’t necessarily have to be grimdark, depressing or colourless. There are many fine examples where the game’s design either moves beyond these tropes, or develops them to perfection. We have collected a few of them below.

Enslaved: Odyssey To The West


World Of Ruin In Final Fantasy VI

Source: veteran0121‘s let’s play of the game

Half-Life 2

Source: Half-Life Wiki

2300AD In Chrono Trigger

Source: Xytrasx‘s walkthrough of the game and The Chrono Wiki

Beneath A Steel Sky

Source: NormanJayden‘s let’s play

The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Source: 50CALBR‘s gameplay video

The Dark World In Dark Seed 2

Source: Retsupurae

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl

Source: The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Wiki

Fallout New Vegas


Borderlands 2


Tokyo Jungle

Source: official trailer

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