The end of the world is oftentimes a very real, very frightening scenario. But there’s just something to games that look beyond that, envisioning a post-apocalyptic setting where humanity continues, for better or worse. Let’s take a look at 15 more of the best post-apocalyptic games this generation and what makes them worth experiencing.
Compared to Gears of War 4, which simultaneously felt like a throwback and a new beginning, Gears 5 is a big step forward. The world is collapsing under the scourge of the Swarm and Cait must ultimately confront the COG’s secrets and overcome her past. This journey takes her from gorgeous snow-covered landscapes to the sandstorm-ridden Vasgar desert with new enemies, side objectives and more as the series’ signature cover-based gameplay still proves immensely entertaining.