These games are both about surviving in a harsh post-apocalyptic world and using tactics.
Most people would be scared to live in a world after the end of the world. In these places, people often go from living in relative safety and comfort to having to fight every day just to find enough food and water to stay alive. Games have done well with this kind of risky setting, from award-winning role-playing games to open-world first-person shooters that let players feel what it’s like to live there.
The same is true for strategy games set after the end of the world. Planning the best way to get through the day becomes the most important thing anyone can do. Which strategy games set after the end of the world are the best?
Frostpunk is a city-building strategy game that takes place in a world where winter seems to last forever after the end of the world. The players’ job is to run the last great city and keep the last human culture from falling to pieces.
As the real leader, players have to make sure that their city is always warm by building different fires. This means they have to figure out the best way to set up their cities to make the most of the resources they have. For example, they have to look for food and power to make sure their cities keep growing and thriving. They also need to keep their people fed and happy to keep them from fighting or rising up against them.
Endzone – A World Apart
In Endzone: A World Apart, the world as players know it falls apart after a huge environmental disaster. The few people who were still alive ran away into underground bunkers called “endzones” to try to stay alive. After 150 years, the survivors’ children and grandchildren are given the job of repopulating what’s left of the world.
In Endzone: A World Apart, the environment is harsh. There are radioactive areas and big changes in the weather that make it hard for players to raid depositories and look for supplies. To stay safe, you need a plan, and players have to decide. If it’s worth it to go to a certain place that might have resources or not.
Sheltered 1 & 2
In most post-apocalyptic strategy games, players are in charge of a town or city full of people. In the Sheltered games, players are in charge of a family living in a bunker. It is hard to live in an underground bunker, especially since supplies are about to run out. Players have to decide who in the family should go above ground to look for food and other necessities, keeping in mind that wild animals and other survivors will be on the lookout.
Aside from managing resources, players also have to think about how their family members are doing. Each person has different needs. And it’s important to keep them from going crazy if you want them to live another day.
ATOM RPG is a CRPG that pays tribute to early Fallout and Wasteland games. It takes place somewhere in Soviet Russia after the Western Bloc and the Soviet Union have caused a nuclear disaster that affects the whole world.
ATOM RPG lets players change how their figures look. Each one has strengths and flaws, and it’s up to the players to put together a group of survivors that fits with how they want to live in the Soviet wasteland after the bombs fall. There are a lot of side quests, and there are more than one way to finish them. Players just need to be creative.
Choosing how to deal with other survivors is also up to the players. Players can be friendly or hostile to them, but they need to be ready for the results of their actions.
They Are Billions
In recent games, a world full of zombies has become a common post-apocalyptic setting. And They Are Billions takes this as its main idea and runs with it the whole time. In particular, players are given control of the last city of humans and told to do what they can to keep humanity alive while billions of sick people gather outside the city walls.
Players have to decide when to send out scouting parties to look for resources and weapons to help strengthen the city’s defenses or when to expand the area to bring back humanity and civilization one colony at a time.
Project Zomboid is a fun and scary game for people who want to explore a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies on their own.
The making system in Project Zomboid is very deep. So players can make a wide range of tools and weapons to help them survive and fight off hordes of zombies. Spacebar Clicker also has a smart survival feature that keeps track of whether the player is sick or has any other health problems, like getting affected by a zombie bite or getting hurt by another survivor. This feature makes it more important for players to move quickly to the safest place they can find.
Fallout 1 and 2
Games with a post-apocalyptic setting are often called “Fallout games,” especially the more recent ones. But while the later games are first-person RPGs, the first two, Fallout 1 and Fallout 2, stay true to their isometric CRPG roots. Players can explore a radioactive wasteland and try to survive or become a hero without getting sick from the radiation and dying or turning into a mutant.
Both Fallout games give players the chance to talk, sneak, and fight their way through their stories against other humans, mutants, and robots. The good or bad result of a player’s story will depend on the choices they make when interacting with NPCs or building relationships with them.
Most people say that the Wasteland games were one of the first CRPGs. And strategy games set in a nuclear wasteland after the end of the world. From the first game to the most current one, the Wasteland games have kept their isometric CRPG style and focused on writing different stories that are tied together and change based on the choices players make as they play.
All kinds of dangerous monsters, other survivors, and other dangers can be fought against in turn-based battles. To make sure their characters don’t get radiation sickness or other illnesses. Players need to know about the different solutions available.