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Why Are Video Games So Obsessed With The Apocalypse?

GR writes: "So why do we so frequently find ourselves exploring the abandoned Earth, confronted by the mutated leftovers of the human race? And why does the post-apocalyptic wasteland setting remain such a popular destination among gamers? Have we not yet had our fill of the same muddied colour palette and hostile oversized rats/spiders?"

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NukaCola1150d ago

It's a theme that fits into a large range of ideas and concepts. Post apocalyptic games can be retro, soviet, beautiful, zombie filled, horror, scifi and pretty much any genre or game type. Plus you get games like TLOU and Fallout that just work wonders.

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Donnieboi1150d ago

It's a perfect scenario for unrestricted murder and challenges like survival, hunting, etc. Plus it makes for an extreme situation that makes people/characters less pretentious (due to the lack of comforts of everyday life), thus making them feel more "real". It's a good scenario for action, drama, and hunting/gathering.

Insomnia_841150d ago (Edited 1150d ago )

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Because it's coming!!

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MadMax1149d ago

All we want is the GAS!!!

Kevlar0091149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

I like Fallout 3 because it gives me hope, that even after a Nuclear Holocaust there is a chance for humans to survive. Granted I'll be dead before the world becomes laregly inhabitable, but it's a cool thought nonetheless. Also what makes an apolocalypse more different than a fictitous world? It's a similar environment to what we have on earth, but still different. It stimulates the imagination, brings about "what-ifs" and "imagine a _____" scenario

I think post-apocayptic environments aren't over-used at all. There are certianly dystopians and alternate realities, but not many Fallout-esque games (at least from what I've seen)

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