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Blizzard has been able to recreate and reimagine characters and worlds from their existing IP for ages, so it's been nice seeing them flex their creative muscles with a new IP and a new set of faces.

The latest additions to the developer's team-based competitive shooter are painfully stereotypical, however. They're Australian. They're a little unhinged. And in a futuristic Earth that is supposedly more akin to the one we're living in, Overwatch's latest heroes come from an apocalyptic wasteland.

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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.

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SMBC Theatre presents us with a chilling look at what happens when one video game becomes so addictive the entire world can't stop playing it.