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The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time  

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This is a list of the best apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction games.

List games include Fallout 3, Fallout and many additional games as well.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction games?" and "What is the greatest apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction game of all time?"
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Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
Chris Abraham added 2010
Fallout: New Vegas is an action role-playing video game in the Fallout video game series. The game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks. It released for ...more
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Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
2008
Fallout 3 is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, and is the third major installment in the Fallout series. The game was released in North America, ...more
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Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
jon-garcia added Fallout 4
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Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
1998
Fallout 2 is a role-playing open world video game developed by Black Isle Studios and published by Interplay in 1998. While featuring a considerably larger game world and a far more extensive ...more
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Fallout is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
1997
Fallout is an open world role-playing video game developed and published by Interplay Entertainment in 1997. The game has a post-apocalyptic and retro-futuristic setting, in the aftermath of a ...more
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Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
StaB added 2010
Metro 2033 is a survival horror first-person shooter video game, based on the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. Metro 2033 was developed by 4A Games in Ukraine, and was ...more
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Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
JoeAzar added 2012
Borderlands 2 is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game, developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games on September 18, 2012. It is the second game in the Borderlands ...more
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Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
TobyTobes added 2014
Mad Max is a post-apocalyptic vehicular combat video game set in an open world environment and based on the Mad Max film series. It is being developed by Avalanche Studios and published by ...more
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Borderlands is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
JoeAzar added 2009
Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game that was developed by Gearbox Software for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It is the first game in ...more
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Rage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
Muhammad Azzam added 2011
Rage is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software. It uses the company's OpenGL-based id Tech 5 game engine. Released in October 2011, the game was first shown as a tech demo on ...more
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Wasteland 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
Muhammad Azzam added 2014
Wasteland 2 is a post-apocalyptic role-playing video game developed by inXile Entertainment with additional development by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft ...more
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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
JoeAzar added
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Australia, with assistance from Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. It is the third game in the ...more
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Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
Van Buren was the codename given to what would have been Fallout 3, a role-playing video game that was being developed by Black Isle Studios before the parent company, Interplay Entertainment, ...more
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Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
mwahahahaha added 2004
Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet is a Japanese post-apocalyptic visual novel developed by Key, a brand of VisualArt's whose previous works include Kanon and Air. It was released over ...more
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Fallen Earth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
Sep 09 2009
Fallen Earth is a free-to-play MMO developed by Reloaded Productions. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland located around the American Grand Canyon. Fallen Earth's gameplay ...more
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The Fall: Last Days of Gaia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
Nov 15 2004
The Fall: Last Days Of Gaia is a role-playing video game that takes place in a post apocalyptic world. The game was developed by Silver Style Entertainment and published by Deep Silver in 2004.
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Accursed Lands is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
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Soldiers of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
2002
Soldiers of Anarchy is a 2002 squad-based real-time tactics video game released by Simon and Schuster.
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Darkwind: War on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-apocalyptic Games of All Time
2007
Darkwind: War on Wheels is an independently developed 3D turn based racing and vehicle combat massively multiplayer online game for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is inspired by the tabletop ...more