Losing yourself in a post apocalyptic book is one thing – but immersing yourself in the dark, dangerous and disturbing worlds created by post apocalyptic games is another beast altogether.
The growing popularity of apocalyptic and post apocalyptic fiction means that gamers (especially PC gamers) have a staggering selection of titles to choose from. From terrifying survival horror, through to fast-paced shooters, and even tactical base-building games, there are literally hundreds of potential titles to spend your hard-earned time and money on.
So, to help you choose the best-of-the-best, I’m taking a looking at the 50 most popular, critically-acclaimed and all-round-awesome post-apocalyptic games ever made – from Bioshock through to The Walking Dead.
I started Ash Tales as a showcase for new post apocalyptic fiction, a spiritual home for anything that explores the fascinating, frightening, and sometimes taboo topic of the end of the world.
From seasoned literary pros to enthusiastic amateurs, the site is open to anyone with a desire to understand what the Apocalypse would actually look like. We’ve published stories ranging from grim reflections on the meaning of life after the end, through to quirky, alien-infested romps through the charred wastelands of Earth.
Now, Ash Tales is taking it to the next level.
Dear Future World, Future Humanity, if you are even there then!
I’m writing these words to you from my home in Baffin Island in 2099, when climate change and man-made global warming (AGW) were already on our radar and causing deep concerns around the world. You are living 400 years later, if you are indeed there, and you are preparing to die, to lie down and die, knowing your time in the cosmos has come, humanity’s time, the end of the human species, as climate-related and AGW-related massive human die offs threaten the very extinction of our species.
Elani woke the next morning to the soft sound of rainfall drumming on the cavern’s distant ceiling, a constant, reassuring sound that always carried with it a soft murmur of home. The grand, multi-chambered cavern that housed shelter was sunk deep into a hill, high enough from the waterline that is was safe (for now) from the swollen river and its tributaries. But the rain was unending, and there was a constant flow of water through the soft, porous rock that made up the cavern’s walls and ceilings.
I’ve collated a cross-section of cinema’s biggest, boldest and bleakest looks at the end of the world.
From huge Hollywood blockbusters to low-budget big-thrills independent films, the 50 post apocalyptic movies covered here offer a thorough grounding in the genre’s finest creations: from the classic zombie apocalypse storyline to nuclear Armageddon, and even a handful of weird and wonderful end of the world scenarios.