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

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

Half-Life 2

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source: Half-Life Wiki

2,300 AD In Chrono Trigger

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

Beneath A Steel Sky

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source: NormanJayden's let's play

The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker

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source: 50CALBR's gameplay video

The Dark World In Dark Seed 2

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source: Retsupurae

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

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

Fallout New Vegas

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source: Fallout.bethsoft.com

Borderlands 2

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source: Borderlands2.com

Tokyo Jungle

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source: official trailer

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