The world as we know it is coming to an end.
We all love the end of the world, right? Well, if it means putting together scraps of metal and leather to make cool armor to protect yourself in a desert full of strange people, then possibly. But what about games that are about the end of the world? Not games that take place in a zombie disaster or after a nuclear war, but ones where you get to see the end of the world happen and sometimes even make it happen?
Well, it turns out that there are a small number of computer games that are based on this idea. These games don’t take place in a world after the end of the world, but instead put you in the middle of the end of the world.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 Sees A World Reborn
In the spin-off Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13, Lightning takes on the role of a sort of God’s servant. She has to save the lives of the people in Nova Chrysalia, a world that is dying, so that they can move on to the new world. This includes her and her friends as well.
In true Final Fantasy style, the story gets a lot more difficult after that, but Lightning does win, and you will see the end of the world and the beginning of a new one. This version of the end of the world is much more positive than most others.
You Can End The World In Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy
Fahrenheit, or Indigo Prophecy in North America, is the first choose-your-own-adventure game from Quantic Dream. It follows Lucas Kane, a man who just killed someone in the bathroom of a diner. From there, things only get crazier. By the end of the game, it’s clear that Lucas has superpowers and must stop the Orange Clan and the Purple Clan. They want to get their hands on a young girl who is an Indigo Child and has the power to give someone endless power.
The most important part of the game is when Lucas has to decide which side can win. If Lucas picks The Purple Clan, the world’s temperature will continue to drop, which will kill three-quarters of the world’s people.
Season: A Letter To The Future Is All About The Apocalypse
In Season: A Letter to the Future, you play as Estelle, a young woman who decides to record the world before it ends by riding her bike around the world. The end of the world is going to happen, but you don’t find out much about what’s causing it, and the story isn’t about stopping it.
Instead, your job is to record parts of the world in any way you can so that they can be remembered.
You Must Save The World In The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is one of the few games in the series that is a straight sequel to a previous game. It is also known for being one of the darkest games in the series, if not the darkest. Link from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has to face one of his most dangerous enemies, Skull Kid, and travel through time to stop a moon from crashing into Termina.
If Link fails, you see a scene where the moon crashes into the land and, as far as we know, the whole world. The people of Termina will have a bad end.
Frostpunk Is About A World That Is Dying
Frostpunk is unlike any other strategy game, and this is mostly because of how well it builds its world. In Frostpunk, which takes place in the Victorian era, you play as The Captain, who is in charge of a group of Londoners trying to get away from an icy storm that has apparently frozen the whole world.
The world is ending, and it’s unlikely that people will survive, but there’s no clear answer to what’s causing the storm or how to stop it. There is no way to save the world, so all that can be done is build a good enough village for some people to live.
Project Zomboid Has You Survive During The Apocalypse
Even though this is a little bit of a trick, the world is still dying in Project Zomboid. You are a survivor in the middle of Kentucky during a zombie outbreak called “The Knox Virus.” This is a typical zombie virus that is spreading.
But when you spawn, it has been a week since the lockdown was called to keep the virus in check. You can still watch TV and listen to radio to find out what’s going on in the world and how the virus is spreading. This means you aren’t in the post-apocalypse yet, but you are living with the end of the world.
Suzerain Can End In Nuclear Disaster
Suzerain is another action game. It takes place in a very detailed made-up world where you are the leader of the country of Sordland and have to make important decisions that can change the future of your country and the world.
In one of these ends, you could go to war with a neighboring country, and if you make the wrong choices, that country could use its nuclear weapons against you. This could set off a chain of events that leads to a nuclear war that kills you and millions of other people.
And Far Cry 5 Does End In Nuclear Disaster
In Far Cry 5, you have to deal with a charismatic bad guy named Joseph Seed and his family. He is the boss of a cult. One of the things Joseph teaches is that the world will end in a big fire. This is why he starts his group in the first place. Of course, you shouldn’t believe him because he says God showed him the end of the world.
So you beat up the bad guys and are about to arrest Joseph when… the end of the world happens. Yes, the ending of Snake Game (at least the canon one) is that nuclear warheads go off all over the United States, the world ends, and your unnamed protagonist is stuck in a bunker with Joseph Seed for the near future.