Post-apocalyptic worlds in video games don't necessarily have to be grimdark, depressing or colorless. 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

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Half-Life 2

source: Half-Life Wiki

2,300 AD In Chrono Trigger

source: Xytrasx's walkthrough of the game and The Chrono Wiki

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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

Make sure to submit your own picks in the comments! With visual support.