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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

Source: Enslaved.uk


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

Source: Fallout.bethsoft.com


Borderlands 2

Source: Borderlands2.com


Tokyo Jungle

Source: official trailer


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