With so many titles that explore a range of settings, be it real-world or fantastical, there’s just something about the post-apocalyptic that makes it so endearing. Perhaps it’s that feeling of surviving against all odds or starting with a clean slate in a world where the old rules no longer apply. Maybe it’s discovering the eventual consequences of humanity’s actions if left unabetted.
Regardless, it’s a fantasy that many enjoy indulging in, and there are some great games to help with that. Check out 25 of the best post-apocalyptic games available on PC and what makes them so fun.
Controversial though it may be among hardcore fans, Fallout 4 remains the most accessible game in the series, with some of the best combat. The Commonwealth is pretty massive, with multiple points of interest to explore, junk to pick up and settlements to build up. Learning more about the post-nuclear fallout world, whether it’s HalluciGen Inc and its suspicious chemicals that drive enemies mad or the creepiness of Dunwich Borers, is enticing. Plus, you can lead gangs of raiders or build robots with the DLC. Just steer clear of Preston Garvey. Your sanity will thank you.