2012: The Year of Apocalypse Games- 8 apocalyptic games to ‘survive’ this year


"There is a cloud of pessimism in the air, and much like every century or millennium end (cough…Y2K bug…cough), people throughout history like to think of the “End of The World” coming in their lifetime and attribute disasters like the Black Death to signs like misread Mayan prophesies that it is indeed coming soon.

This feeling is mirrored in art: where in the past there were paintings to represent doomsday and world devastation, we now have film and games...

Now that we are living in 2012, The Year Of Apocalypse is apparently upon us, and a host of games representing the struggle to survive mass destruction are also coming.

Here are a few of them:"

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gaminoz3550d ago

I hope I Am Alive is good...the fact it is DLC only makes me wonder if they think it is a AAA title or not...

I'm not that taken with The Last of Us at all yet, but bring on AC3 and ME3!

Eske3549d ago

Is it weird that I got more interested in I Am Alive AFTER it became a DLC title?

I may not be that interested in more AAA apocalyptic fare, but a smaller, more focused title at a budget price point sounds appealing to me.

BadCircuit3550d ago (Edited 3550d ago )

Yeah I agree about all those groups and individuals who think the 'end is near' every time something bad happens.

There's so much negativity these days (just watch the news) that I love games like Uncharted that are fun and uplifting. We need more games like that and less of these serious 'gotta save the world' or 'survive terrible things' apocalypse games.

And definitely less zombie games!

Belgavion3549d ago

Maybe 2013 will be the year of uplifting 'rising from the ashes' games

gaminoz3549d ago

Without zombies? Wow..a Brand New World indeed!

Proeliator3549d ago

Very good list, although some of the choices are... interesting.

gaminoz3549d ago

Interesting? Do you mean the devs made interesting choices?

Yui_Suzumiya3549d ago

Awsome. I'll be getting The Last of Us, Metro: Last Light, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 (if it hits PS3 this year), Mass Effect 3, I Am Alive .. Post apocalyptic games that were left off are Amy, Borderlands 2, Darksiders II, Resident Evil Chronicles HD and Yakuza: Dead Souls.