The 50 Best Post Apocalyptic Games | Ash Tales (2022)

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.

Thegrowingpopularity of apocalyptic andpost-apocalyptic fictionmeans that gamers (especially PC gamers) have a staggeringselection oftitles 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–fromBioshockthrough toThe Walking Dead.

1) Bioshock

The hauntingly beautiful art deco world ofBioShockoffers up a microcosm of post-apocalyptic destruction. Whether you’re fighting the monstrous splicers, or hiding from the terrifying Big Daddys, the first-person chaos ofBioshockis equal parts fast-paced shooter and atmospheric panorama. The game play is truly superb, and in my opinion, surpassed only by the melancholy beauty of the game’s world.

Available on:PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4

2) DayZ

DayZrefers to two PC games: one, alegendary mod for military shooter ARMA 2, and the other, a standalone game developed as a result of the mod’s success. It’s the mod which makes the cut here, featuring fast-paced multiplayer combat, advanced survival mechanics, awesome base building functionality, and terrifying zombie AI. The standalone game has a ton of potential, but as of the publication of this post (June 2015), it’s still firmly in Alpha-development, and available only though Steam Early Access.

Available on:PC

3) Dead Island

Featuring some of the most satisfyingly visceral combat of any post apocalyptic game,Dead Islandpits your character against hordes of vicious zombies, armed only with oars, baseball bats and metal pipes. Set on a luxury holiday resort, the game juxtaposes violent, bloody gameplay with the beauty of the island locale. Featuring an awesome weapon upgrade system (electrified machete anyone?), epic boss fights and a ton of under-dressed zombies,Dead Islandis a weird and wonderful post apocalyptic game.

Available on:PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

4) Deadlight

Set ina fictionalised version of 1986Seattle,Deadlight’smelancholyvibe and bleak level design paint one of the most atmospheric portrayals of the end of the world. Featuring a simple but addictive 2D side-scrolling gameplay mechanism, the game harks back to class side-scrolling action games of the early 90s, and follows the journey of a park ranger, striking out into a destroyed world in an attempt to to find his family.

Available on:PC, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

5) Fallout

Despite being one of the oldest post apocalyptic games on this list (released an epoch ago, in 1997)Falloutremains a firm favourite of gamers everywhere.The huge, sprawling world ofFallout, and its plethora ofdeadlymutated inhabitants, created an immersive gameplay experience that sucked the gamer into the post-nuclear wasteland of 2161.

Available on:PC

6) Fallout 2

Fallout 2built upon the success of its predecessor, tightening already awesome gameplay mechanics, and introducedthe most fearsome and intriguing enemy yet – a group of high-tech soldiers known only as theEnclave. Featuring the same morally-involved choices, a ton of new weapons and enemies, and the most compelling storyline yet,Fallout 2quickly cemented itself as one of the best post apocalyptic games ever made.

Available on:PC

7) Fallout 3

Featuring Super Mutants, Raiders, Radscorpions and Deathclaws,Fallout 3continues the epic Fallout franchise in immersive first-person style. Set in the ruined wastes surrounding Washington DC, the gameplay pits alone wanderer against hordes of villains, and the lethal, radiation-filled surrounds of post-apocalyptic America. With a ton of weapons to choose from, players can can punch critters to death with electrified gauntlets, or atomise them with a miniaturised nuclear weapon.

Available on:PC, PS3, Xbox 360

8) Fallout New Vegas

The Fallout series is best characterised by its open-ended gameplay – with the player free to make their own way through a game world full of moral ambiguous choices, and life or death scenarios. The most popular game in the franchise,New Vegastakes this game play aspect to the extreme, allowing players to side with the militarised New California Republic, the slave-trading Caesar’s Legions, or the enigmatic and mysterious Mr. House. The player’s choices unravel a complicated web of decisionsand consequences – and the game’s fun lies as much in the decision making as it does the awesome combat.

Available on:PC, PS3, Xbox 360

9) Fallout 4

The latest entry into the franchise,Fallout 4takes up the mantle with stunning graphics and a whole ton of new gameplay mechanics. Familiar faces make an appearance, in the form of Deathclaws, Super Mutants, Ghouls and Yao Guai, and the addition of new villains, factions and monstrous creatures injects a new lease of life into the Fallout world. I’m particularly partial to the base-building mechanics, allowing you to scavenge, construct and defend huge wasteland fortresses – and the latest theme-parked themed expansion pack is a surreal romp through the game’s weirdest setting yet.

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Available on:PC, PS4, Xbox One

10) Metro 2033

Metro 2033draws its source material directly from the post-apocalyptic novel of the same name – and centres around a group of survivors trying to eke-out a fragile existence in the ruins of post-nuclear-apocalyptic Russia. Though an FPS at heart, the game builds upon the novel’s horror elements;creating a game that’s both fun and fluid to play, and at times, genuinely scary.

Available on:PC, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

11) Metro Last Light

Metro 2033was a big hit with gamers and post-apocalyptic aficionados alike, to the extent that a direct sequel was released just three years later. Centred around the same post-apocalyptic wasteland as the previous game,Last Lightintroduced a range of new gameplay mechanics – most notable of which is the game’s fantastic stealth system. With improved graphics, gunplay and atmosphere,Last Lightis worth playing whether you’re a die-hardMetrofan, or completely new to the franchise.

Available on:PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

12) RAGE

Developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks (ofFalloutfame),RAGEis a fast-paced shooter set in a brutal post-apocalyptic future.Described by many as an amalgamation of theFalloutandBorderlandsseries,RAGEtakes players on a fast-paced journey through a world suffering through the aftermath of an asteroid impact. Unlike it’s spiritual counterparts however,RAGEalso includes some awesome driving gameplay – allowing for races and even car modifications.

Available on:PC, PS3, Xbox 360

13) S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

Loosely based on theclassic post apocalyptic bookRoadside Picnic, an open-world first-person shooter, centredaround the lethal, anomaly-filled wasteland of Chernobyl. Renowned for the brutality of its game play, and the haunting, bleak world around Chernobyl’s exclusion game, the most challenging (and, in my eyes, most rewarding) FPS on this list – and an absolute must-play for fans of shooters and post apocalyptic games alike.If you’re a seasoned veteran of theS.T.A.L.K.E.R.franchise, the plethora of game mods available should breathe some new life intoShadow of Chernobyl.

Available on:PC

14) S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

Clear Skyis a prequel toShadow of Chernobyl,and as you’d expect, it contains all the familiar themes that made the original so damn addictive: a frantic (and challenging) FPS experience, RPG and character progression elements, and a whole heap of scary survival horror themes. One notable deviation is the addition of a faction system: the player can side with a particular group, and their actions in the game’s open world environment will have consequences on the story’s progression (and the sweet, sweet gear available).

Available on:PC

15) S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

Call of Pripyatis the third S.T.A.L.K.E.R game, both in terms of development and story. While the previous games often battled with bug and glitches,Call of Pripyatwas developed on a completely new game engine, bringing improved graphics, enemy AI and, thankfully, stability to theS.T.A.L.K.E.R world. If you suffer from withdrawal after finishing this third and final game, worry not. As with the other games in the series, a whole host of fan-made mods are available to breathe new life into the franchise – even after your millionth play through.

Available on:PC

16) State of Decay

State of Decayis an open-world zombie beat-em-up, but with a challenging and unique twist. Whilst players are free to rush headlong into a horde of zombies, limited stamina, low resources, and a single life for each playable character means that stealth and planning are more advisable. Collecting resourcesand building-up your base are just as important as confronting the undead – making it a stand-out post apocalyptic game in a crowded genre.Though initially released only on the Xbox,State of Decaywas recently remastered, and re-released – and PC gamers can now enjoy the game (and its two DLC) in glorious 1080p, courtesy ofState of Decay: Year One Survival Edition.

Available on:PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One

17) Left 4 Dead 2

Building upon Valve’s already-awesome FPSLeft 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2provides players with the opportunity to hack, smash and shoottheir way through hordes of the extremely zombie-like ‘Infected’. With co-operative gameplay and a dynamic progression system that changes the game according to your chosen play style,L4D2is one of the smartest, most engrossing FPS games available – and an absolute must-buy for anyone into collaborative zombie-slaying.

Available on:PC, Xbox 360

18) The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead’sepisodic and storybook approach to the hugely popular franchise has earned the game a ton of accolades and recognition – and with good reason. Forgoing the classic shoot’em up vibe, the game’s unique graphic style, and diverging plot lines, make each decision inThe Walking Deadan involved, heart-wrenching affair. Choices made in the heat of the moment resurface throughout the game, and of all the post apocalyptic games featured in this round-up, it’sThe Walking Deadthat comes closest to capturing the brutal realities of the end of the world.

Available on:PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Mobile

19) Wasteland

To say that theFalloutseries owes a debt toWastelandwould be a monumental understatement. The game follows a remnant of the US military in the aftermath of nuclear war, as they patrol the wasteland, trying to protect isolated bands of survivors from the growing threat of robots and cyborgs.Wastelandwas released in 1988, and whenFalloutwas released almost a decade later, it was intended as a spiritual successor to the series – everything from the game’s setting (post apocalyptic Las Vegas) to its antagonist (pre-war Artificial Intelligence, bent on “purifying” the wasteland) make a reappearance in the later series. If you loved the earlyFalloutgames, and you’re interested in the series’ roots,Wastelandis worth checking out.

Available on:PC

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20) Wasteland 2

Release in 2014 (a full 26 years after the original),Wasteland 2picks up where the original left off, starting with the funeral of Ace – one of the Desert Rangers from the previous game. From there, the player’s party battle their way through hordes of murderous machines, psychotic priests and sinister super-intelligence – and where theFalloutseries migrated towards the FPS genre,Wasteland 2stays true to its turn-based roots, reprising the top-downgame play that endeared the series to its fans. Unsurprisingly, almost 30 years worth of development have made a stark difference to the game’s graphics – and in2015, the game was even re-released on an updated engine, in the form ofWasteland 2: Director’s Cut.

Available on:PC, PS4, Xbox One

21) Mad Max

Mad Maxdoes a pretty sweet job of translating the awesome world of theMad Maxfilm seriesinto a fast-paced, open-world action game. Set in a recognisably bleak world of deserts, caves and canyons, the player takes charge of the legendary Max Rockatansky, as he wreaks his unique brand of revenge and death onthe wasteland’s bandit hordes. In addition to a ton of fighting and exploring, the game takes inspiration fromthe series’ heavy focus on cars, including a whole ton of car customisation and in-vehicle combat.

Available on:PC, PS4, Xbox One

22) Fallout Shelter

Vault Tec’s underground shelters are one ofthe coolest parts of Fallout lore. Home to hundreds of insane, cruel andoccasionallyhilariousexperiments, stumbling onto a Vault in the expanses of the Capital Wasteland or the Commonwealth is one of the series’ great pleasures.Fallout Shelteris a standalone game that decides to home in on Vault Tec’s experimentation, making you the Overseer of your very own vault. Combining strangely satisfying vault management with a ton of addictive collectables, upgrades and Fallout goodies,the game is perfect for anyone looking to branch-out from the genre’s classic FPS format, while still enjoying the series rich lore and story.

Available on:PC, Mobile

23) Plague Inc: Evolved

Plague Inc: Evolvedis another game that made a successful leap from mobile app to fully-fledged PC game. The game casts you as some kind of malevolent, omnipotent god, with the power to create deadly pathogens to unleash upon the world.The game’s goal is simple: kill everyone, before those meddling humans find a way to eradicate your bacteria, virus, fungus or protozoa (that’s right – you learn in this game!). For such a simple premise, the game is inexplicably addictive, and a whole host of challenges and game variants give it surprising replay value. Top tip: infect the shit out of Madagascar. You’ll thank me later.

Available on:Mobile, PC

24) Half-Life 2

Few games are as legendary as theHalf-Lifeseries.Half-Life 2brings back the series’ protagonist, Gordan Freeman, and immerses him in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by the alien/human hybridThe Combine.The game received unending praise for its story-telling, inventive game mechanics and staggering attention to detail(with some reviewers going as far as callingHalf-Life 2“the best game ever made”) – leaving a single question on the lips of the game’s fans:Where the hell is Half-Life 3 Gabe?”

Available on:PC, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3, Mobile

25) Overland

At it’s heart,Overlandis all about scarcity: whether you’re scavenging for fuel, hunting for food, or rummaging around in dumpsters because, hey, that’s normally where cool things are, your survival is dependent on managing your resources and making it from each crisis to the next.The game’s procedurally generated environments take you across the breadth of the US, from blasted desert to shadowy woodland. You’ll encounter wildfires, deformed monsters and tamable dogs, all rendered in the game’s beautifully distinctive art style.

Available on:PC

26) Fuel

Fuelis the closest apost apocalyptic game will ever come to capturing the spirit ofTop Gear.In an alternate present-day, the USA has become a desolate, inhospitable no-mans-land, courtesy of our faithful apocalypse,climate change.Fuelsees you do what any self-respecting survivor of the wasteland would do: fuel up the quad bike and tear around the wasteland in competitive, open-world races, dodging tornadoes, sandstorms and rival racers.

Available on:PC, PS3, Xbox 360

27) Dawn 2055

Dawn 2055earns the noteworthy accolade of being the only browser-based post apocalyptic game to make it into our mammoth roundup. Taking inspiration from classic browser-based MMOs of a long-gone era,Dawn 2055pits players against each other in a fight to control the wasteland’s scarce resources. Set in a post-nuclear Nevada, players are free to fight, loot, craft and build – providing the perfect antidote to the sometimesoverproduced world of modern AAA gaming.

Available on:PC

28) Specs Ops: The Line

Think ofSpec Ops: The Lineas the realistic, dark and brutal counterpart to the genre-definingCall of Dutyseries. Instead of fixating on heroic, death-defying combat and shallow storytelling, the game forces players to consider the psychological horror of warfare. Set in post apocalyptic Dubai, thegame features all of the familiar elements of the FPS genre, but layered in are elements of horror and survival games, as the player character descends into hallucinations in the midst of the destroyed world.

Available on:PC, PS3, Xbox 360

29) Project Zomboid

Project Zomboidwill feel familiar to fans of survival games: in a world beset by zombies, survival is determined by inventory management, scavenging and old fashioned hiding. In addition to the game’s par-for-the-course survival mode,Project Zomboidalso includes an awesome sandbox setting: allowing you to customise gameplay to your heart’s desire.I’m normally averse to the inclusion of Early Access games, butProject Zomboidrepresents a whole ton of post apocalyptic fun, even in its current, unfinished state.

Available on:PC

30) Darksiders

Darksiderstakes a religious perspective on the Apocalypse, casting the player asWar,one of the four legendary horsemen of the apocalypse. The game followsWar‘s journey through the Apocalypse, as he slowly regains his strength and weaponry to destroy rival demons that stand in his way.Darksiders’gameplay is fast-paced and varied, combining elements of classic hack-n-slash combat, puzzle solving and RPG elements into an addictive romp through the end of the world.

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Available on:PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U

31) Dying Light

Dying Lightis a survival horror game that throws the player headfirst into the centre of a quarantine zone, in a world overrun by the living dead. In addition to brutal combat mechanics, the game places a heavy emphasis on parkour-esque movement, giving players the freedom to move fluidly around the devastated city’s rooftops.One of the best features ofDying Lightis the game’s dynamic day/night cycle: surviving the daylight hours is a challenge in its own right, but once the sun has set, the game enters into a whole new world of fear, suspense and aggression, as the quarantine zone’s zombies really come alive (pun intended).

Available on:PC, PS4, Xbox One

32) The Long Dark

Not for the faint-hearted,The Long Darktakes the survival genre to the next level, with the player’s continued existence determined by“…body temperature, caloric intake, hunger/thirst, fatigue, wind-chill, wildlife, and a host of other environmental factors.”Set in the wildernesses of Canada, the player finds themselves stranded after a plane crash, and forced to contendwith fierce snowstorms, deadly cold, and the haunting presence of wolf packs. Despite being another Early Access game,The Long Darkstands apart for the genuinely scary atmosphere it manages to cultivate – making it a must-play for anyone interested in the survivalism aspect of life in the post-Apocalypse.

Available on:PC, Xbox One

33) The Last of Us

When the population of the US becomes infected with a mutated strain ofCordycepsfungus, the country descends into a lawless, post apocalyptic wasteland. The country’s few survivors are forced to battle with anything at their disposal – from bottles and bricks, through to shotguns and bows. At the heart of the game is the relationship between Joel, a smuggler, and Ellie, his ward, as they make their way through the embattled country – and it’s the power and emotion behind their dynamic that propelled the game to critical acclaim.

Available on:PS3, PS4

34) Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Unlike most of the post apocalyptic games on this list,Everybody’s Gone to the Raptureis set in a rural English town, taking inspiration from classic post apocalyptic books likeThe Death of GrassandThe Day of the Triffids.Thegame follows five characters in the wake of a mass disappearance, as they try to understand where the village’s inhabitants have gone. With beautiful art direction and minimalist gameplay,Everybody’s Gone to the Raptureslowly builds up a rich backstory to the gorgeous world, making it a great antidote to the hack-and-slash games that tend to dominate the genre.

Available on:PS4, PC

35) H1Z1: Just Survive

Harking back to the genre’s roots,H1Z1: Just Survivedraws upon the pantheon of classic zombie fiction. Set during a zombie apocalypse in the rural US, the player finds themselves in a perilous sandbox world, forced to rely on scavenging, crafting and combat to survive vicious wildlife, hordes of ravenous corpses, and even other players. Though still an Early Access game,H1Z1: Just Surviveis already popular with MMO fans, injecting a dose of team building and cooperation into the post apocalyptic world.

Available on:PC

36) H1Z1: King of the Kill

Though originally developed as a single game, in February of last year it was announced thatH1Z1would be split into two different games: the collaborative, crafting-focused MMO featured above, andH1Z1: King of the Kill,designed to focus more the PVP elements of the original series, pitting players against each other in a fight to the death. Both games feature the same great atmosphere, but afford players the freedom to choose which type of multiplayer game they prefer: collaborative or competitive.

Available on:PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One

37) Tom Clancy’s The Division

The Divisiontakes place in post apocalyptic New York City, after a smallpox outbreak has wrought havoc on the city’s inhabitants. The player character is a member of the Strategic Homeland Division, an elite combat unit tasked withfinding the source of the virulent disease, and combating the up-swelling of crime that appeared in its wake. Though a classic online FPS in many regards,The Divisionalso introduces welcome elements of role playing games, including experience and skill levelling, and an expansive open world environment.

Available on:PS4, Xbox One, PC

38) This War of Mine

While most post apocalyptic games cast you as a heroic, gun-toting ultra-human,This War of Mineis a stark reminder of the realities of war. Inspired by the real-life four year Siege of Sarajevo, the game follows a band of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city. Without any military skills, it’s up to the player to help them stave of hunger, avoid sniper fire from the surrounding city, and even prevent crippling depression – only allowing the player characters to leave the isolation of their shelter by night. Claustrophobic and challenging,This War of Mineis a thought-provoking insight into what warfare might actually be like.

Available on:PS4, Xbox One, PC,Mobile

39) Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

A handful of these games take direct inspiration from classic literature – but no other title can claim its source material as a 16th century Chinese novel. Based aroundJourney to the West,Enslaved: Odyssey to the Westdrops the player into a futuristic apocalypse, armed only with a high-tec weaponised staff, and a seriously sweet set of parkour skills. With the world ravaged by war, the game pits you against left over war-robots (known asmechs), on a journey of exploration and eventually, revenge.

Available on:PC, PS3, Xbox 360

40) Borderlands

Borderlandsis an FPS game with a surreal twist, eschewing the genre’s favoured hyper-realism in favour of cell-drawn, cartoon-esque graphics, larger-than-life characters and the biggest arsenal of weaponry you’re ever likely to come across. Set on the planet of Pandora, you take the role of a bounty hunter extraordinaire, tasked with retrieving the planet’s valuable alien resources from the maw of the planet’s native wildlife.

Available on:PC, PS3, Xbox 360

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41) Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2continues with its predecessor’s formula of RPG-inspiredgameplay and gorgeous, cartoonish graphics; but the sequel’s release saw the addition of a slew of extra features. From new weaponry and collectible items, through to the “Badass Rank” player rating system, if you enjoyed the original game, the sequel has a whole heap of extra fun in store for you. As of early this year, the studio behindBorderlands 2, Gearbox, have also confirmed the upcoming release of another entry into the series.

Available on:PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One

42) Yoshi’s Wooly World

Where can you turn when you need a break from the blood and gore of post apocalyptic gaming, but you’re reluctant to step away from the genre entirely? Easy:Yoshi’s Wooly World.Despite the cute graphics and knitted characters, you’d be hard-pressed to find a world more disturbingly post-apocalyptic: thanks to the machinations of the evil Magikoopa Kamek, almost all of the planet’s Yoshis have been turned into bundles of wool– creating acute, addictive side-scroller in the process.

Available on:PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC

43) Gears of War 2

TheGears of Warfranchise is a huge, sprawling game series that pits humanity against reptiles and mutants, in a fast-paced, shoot’em up battle for survival. The first game in the franchise is a worthy introduction to the world, but it’sGears of War 2where the series really hit its stride. Combiningtactical combat with a deep backstory, and some truly monstrous baddies to boot, it’s a great game for anyone looking for a fantasy-inspiredtwist on the classic post apocalyptic shooter.

Available on:Xbox 360

44) Gears of War 3

There’s a reason the lore and backstory of theGears of Wargamesis so entrancing. The third instalment in the series,Gears of War 3,was written by sci-fi author Karen Traviss, responsible for some of the story elements found in theHalogames, and even theStar Warsuniverse. It builds on the success of the second game, adding in extra game mechanics (most notably in theform of improved squad direction, allowing you to direct your allies to target specific enemies). If you wrap up the first three games, you can follow up withGears of War: Judgment,andGears of War 4.

Available on:Xbox 360

45) Miscreated

Miscreatedis an open world MMORPG, mashing together the free-roaming gameplay ofState of Decaywith the survival elements present in game’s likeDayZ.In fact, the numerous parallels with the latterare hard to ignore, but unlike the now much malignedDayZ,Miscreatedcontinues to improve: it offers simpler game mechanics (a welcome change for all but the most hardcore gamers), and the addition of basebuilding mechanics alone is enough to warrant hitting the download button on Steam.

Available on:PC

46) Make America Great Again: The Trump Presidency

49 of the games on this list have been included on merit alone: 1 game is featured because, well, it made me laugh.Make America Great Again: The Trump Presidencyis a pro-Trump presidential simulator. Like a low budgetDemocracywith a distinctPlague Inc: Evolvedvibe, the game sees you battle ISIS, impose trade sanctions and, of course, build a wall. Even if the game doesn’t look post-apocalyptic just yet, give it time.

Available on:PC

47) Survivalist

It’s a year after the collapse of civilisation, and you emerge from your fortified bunker into a world ripe with possibilities – and rife with danger.Survivalistis sprawling, open world RPG, driven largely by base building mechanics – your settlement needs to expand over time, as you grow your community and fend off rivals intent on destroying your hard work. With a similar vibe toState of Decay, but a tiny price tag,Survivalistis anindie game well worth investigating.

Available on:PC, Xbox Live

48) 7 Days to Die

7 Days to Dieis another product of the recent explosion in Early Access survival games. Using similar gameplay mechanicRUST(scavenging, crafting and base building) andThe Long Dark(day and night cycles can mean life or death),7 Days to Dieapplies a proven formula to the post-apocalyptic niche, as players battle their way through hordes of progressively tougherzombies. If you enjoyed thehack-and-slash ofDead Island,but you’re after a game a bit closer to the realistic end of the spectrum, make sure to check out7 Days to Die.

Available on:PC, PS4, Xbox One

49) How to Survive

How to Survivetask the player with surviving a zombie-infested archipelago,gathering materials, crafting weapons and ultimately, escaping the network of post apocalyptic islands on a downed seaplane. On the way, the player encounters a diverse cast of characters, including the enigmaticKovac –zombie hunter extraordinaire, and author of his own personal manual on zombie survival.How to Surviveis a classic top-down RPG, with a great horror-survival twist that breathes fresh life into a well-trodden genre.

Available on:PS4

50) Grim Dawn

Set on the war-torn planet of Cairn,Grim Dawncharts the conflict between two godlike entities – theAetherialsand theChthonians –both intent on either using or destroying the human race to serve their own ends.Grim Dawnis a beautifully executed action-based RPG, combining quick-paced combat mechanics with a deeply satisfying loot and upgrade system – all layered on top of a post apocalyptic world rich in story and lore.

Available on:PC


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