The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

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

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

source: Enslaved.uk

World Of Ruin In Final Fantasy VI

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

source: veteran0121's let's play of the game

Half-Life 2

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

source: Half-Life Wiki

2,300 AD In Chrono Trigger

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

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

Beneath A Steel Sky

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

source: NormanJayden's let's play

The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

source: 50CALBR's gameplay video

The Dark World In Dark Seed 2

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

source: Retsupurae

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

source: The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Wiki

Fallout New Vegas

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

source: Fallout.bethsoft.com

Borderlands 2

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

source: Borderlands2.com

Tokyo Jungle

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

source: official trailer

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