Survival and Apocalypse Catch-All

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Welcome to this thread. Nothing here will be certain. Everything is up for discussion. Not every game that calls itself a survival romp or a post-apocalypse nightmare will be entered, but that doesn't mean the list is fixed. It will be organic. Entries might be taken off this list and moved into the honorable mentions section. They might later be moved back to the entry section.

So, what makes a survival game? The mechanics? Is it the theme? Limited resources might not be what makes the entirety of a survival game but it's hard to imagine a survival game without this feature.

Some real-time strategy games have elements of making-do with what-you-got. Some Starcraft 2 multiplayer training missions give you finite resources to complete an objective. Does this make Starcraft 2 a survival game? Does a Skyrim modded with extra survival mechanics make Skyrim a survival game?

And what makes a post-apocalypse game? This question is easier to answer, but the ones with fleshed-out entries, will be the ones offering a strong post-apocalyptic experience. Other titles will earn a spot in the honorable mentions.

Everything is up for discussion but not everything will be decided by debate.

A Valley Without Wind
A Valley Without Wind 2
Armageddon Empires
Bad Blood
Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead
Dead State
Die2Nite
Don't Starve
Fallout 3
I Am Alive
Metro 2033
NEO Scavenger
Project Zomboid
Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl
Survarium
The Banner Saga
The Last Of Us
The Last Stand
The Last Stand 2
The Last Stand Union City
The Last Stand Dead Zone
The Long Dark
The Walking Dead
Tokyo Jungle
UnReal World RPG
Wasteland 2
Wayward

PLANNED ADDITIONS
Day Z
Dying Light
Fallout
Fallout 2
Fallout: New Vegas
Lone Survivor
Mutant Badlands
Notrium
Organ Trail
Pathologic
Quarantine 2019
Rebuild
Rebuild 2
Rebuild Mobile
Stalker: Clear Sky
Stalker: Call of Pripyat
State of Decay
Stranded
Stranded 2
Stranded Without A Phone
The Flame in the Flood
Wasteland
Urban Dead
Zafehouse: Diaries
Zombie Pandemic

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Dead Island
Disaster Report
Infestation: Survivor Stories
Mine Z
Schiffbruch
Shattered Haven
Stranded
Stranded 2
Stranded Without A Phone

 

 

[size=30]A Valley Without Wind[/size]

Following an ice age and a lot of horrible crap the human survivors of Environ have crawled out of their holes to find their world changed - for the worse. The goals range from re-building villages one block of wood at a time to saving people to blasting the heck out of monsters and robots. Oh, and there's a weird form of perma-death.

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[size=30]A Valley Without Wind 2[/size]

The world went ka-blewey and you and whatever survivors you can find are trying to pick up the pieces. Your game starts with you as the servant of a powerful demon you will someday face. Tom Chick at Quarter To Three called this "a survival horror strategy game about refugees trying to survive a cataclysm in progress."

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[size=30]Armageddon Empires[/size]

Vic Davis's Armageddon Empires sells the idea of survival in a post-apocalyptic future where aliens have blasted the world. Caught between warring xenos, mankind must make do with extremely limited resources. The scarcity of supplies and the random hostility - this game has got it. And it's a turn-based card-game to boot! The later and free additions add cultists that can steal your units and a fuel rule. The larger your mechanized force the greater the cost to move it around.

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[size=30]Bad Blood[/size]

According to Giant Bomb, the plot has you saving the world's mutants from extermination. And you fight giant ants.

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[size=30]Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead[/size]

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is a rogue-like set in a post-apocalyptic world. Flesh eating zombies are neither the strangest nor the deadliest threats you'll face. You may try to eke out an existence in the forests silently executing threats and providing sustenance with your longbow. Or you can ride into town in a jerry-rigged vehicle, all guns blazing.

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[size=30]Dead State[/size]

An isometric game, still in development, where the zombies are like a bad storm- they are present but as long as you pay attention you can stay safe. The difficulty comes in keeping your survivors alive at home base. Keeping them warm, fed, medicated and rested. And when food runs out you get to decide how it's divvied up - do you feed the ex-cop or the doctor? Do you kick out the widow? When you go outside you got to keep quiet, keep your head down and hope you don't get trapped or cornered.

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[size=30]Die2Nite[/size]

Starve or venture out for food but you'll be risk being eaten by zombies. A menu-and-map browser game this gem has been around a long time. I've played it twice and it can get quite difficult to keep a community alive. Teamwork and co-ordination are what will save the day rather than a lone hero acting alone. The town well will need maintenance, the walls will need repairs, there will never be enough nails for construction projects - whatever you think a real zombie-proof town needs this game makes you go out and get it. It's not a graphical powerhouse but the stories that come out of the inevitable slides into disaster have been memorable. Oh, and it's free, although there is a pay system that enables upgrades, etc.

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[size=30]Don't Starve[/size]

"Play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land."

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[size=30]Fallout 3[/size]

Welcome to the wasteland. Fallout 3 is set 200+ years after the bombs fell on America. From out of an underground Vault comes you. There, that's the official description. The most memorable parts of Fallout 3 were after I strolled through Washington, D.C., or what was left of it. The blasted-out Library of Congress. The crumbling Washington Monument. It was the desolation that I remember most of all. Gotta love drinking irradiated cola.

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[size=30]I Am Alive[/size]

In a world gone ka-bloo-ee an ordinary dude tries to find his wife and daughter. This downloadable title has you finding water, food, gas, medicine, climbing gear, weapons, etc. Stamina is a big deal here as well.

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[size=30]Metro 2033[/size]

Metro 2033 is post-nuclear war Russia. Those that survived the fallout did so by hiding underground in Moscow's subway and underground train system. Years after the conflict ended people make do by scraping by and scavenging for supplies. When not fighting each other for resources, or combating ravaging mutant-things, the civilized survivors venture topside into the cold and radiation of a nuclear winter to search for resources. If you wanna live you will scrape, scavenge and save everything you get. If you play this game on the hardest difficulty, especially when you are topside, you will know what it means to survive. Life on the surface can be measured in seconds thanks to the cold and radiation. This is a game that uses the good ammunition as currency. Do you want to buy a filter for your mask? Or do you want to save that bullet for the next mutant?

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[size=30]NEO Scavenger[/size]

The founder of Blue Bottle Games worked at BioWare for seven years on AAA RPGs. Anthile, a reader of Rock Paper Shotgun describes the game as Hexes & Hobos. Your first car? A shopping cart. Your first backpack? A plastic grocery bag. When is your first bout of mild hypothermia? The first night.

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[size=30]Project Zomboid[/size]

Stay alive for as long as possible. Your options range from finding nails, a hammer and loose boards to sealing yourself in your home-fortress or running down the streets one step ahead of the shuffling undead mob. Almost everything you find can be manipulated in some fashion.

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[size=30]Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl[/size]

In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power station had a meltdown which led to evacuation. In 2006 a second explosion occurred and from this came waves of mutated creatures, deadly radiation and pulses of strange energy. Called the Zone, the area was sealed up tight by the Russian military. In 2012 reports of bizarre artifacts led to incursions by armed men. Over time these individuals became known as Stalkers. While there is a single-player campaign for this first-person shooter, many players just spend time roaming Chernobyl, looking for that ammo cache or a hunk of sausage.

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[size=30]Survarium[/size]

From former Stalker 2 developers comes Survarium. Here is some English text translated from Russian (I think it's Russian - at least that's what Google Translate thinks it is). "Survarium - it free2play MMO-first-person shooter, which is set in the near future. The game is built around a large-scale environmental catastrophe on Earth, which reliably causes are unknown. Impenetrable Forest with all parties coming to the city, crazed animals and birds are attacking industrial complexes, military installations, depots and power plants. Strange plants and fungi grow through concrete and iron. Scientists around the world trying unsuccessfully to cope with the anomaly, sprawling on the earth at an alarming rate. State of decay, anarchy sweeping the world. Now the power to decide who survived."

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The Banner Saga is a Viking-themed tactical game. The core is a single-player campaign of turn-based combat engagements (inspired by games such as Final Fantasy Tactics) with the player controlling and being able to build up a party of characters with complementing abilities. What I Heard is the game revolves around a tribe of Norse-like folk and their mythical allies fleeing the end of the world. Or at least the end of everything they know of. Constant loss and tragedy beset them in their attempt to survive.

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[size=30]The Last Of Us[/size]

Ellie and Joel stay alive by hiding and fighting, only when necessary, in a world ripped apart by a deadly fungal growth. Whoever isn't infected and turned into savages become ruthless survivors. Inspirations for game play and art style have been inspired by No Country for Old Men, The Road and The Walking Dead.

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[size=30]The Last Stand[/size]

Should you look for weapons, finish a barricade or find survivors? That's during the day. At night, it's time to hold-up in your small fortress and pray for daylight. Zombies are coming. This is the first title in The Last Stand series. Each sequel had the same combat mechanics but the developer expanded on the survival aspects: more things to do to try and stay alive. For those looking for a simpler experience in the survival genre they should start with the The Last Stand, then try their luck at the second, third and fourth game in the series.

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[size=30]The Last Stand 2[/size]

The Last Stand 2 offers the same style of combat with added survivors helping out with the gunplay. Or you can get them to hold a chainsaw. The player will need to find supplies, risk losing survivors and keep an eye on the countdown clock. You've got 40 days to make it to a safer location or else be left behind in a world of shambling corpses.

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[size=30]The Last Stand Union City[/size]

1) Guns? Check. 2) Scarcity of ammo? Click. Damn. Empty. 3) Reliance on claw hammers and baseball bats? You bet. 4) Duct tape, nails and a board? Yup. 5) Needing to eat (like a lot)? *munch munch* 6) Tired? Better get some sleep. The story has you going from left to right through the remains of Union City looking for your girlfriend or boyfriend and getting them out of town. Along the way you meet NPCs, remains of your neighbours, military forces, etc.

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[size=30]The Last Stand Dead Zone[/size]

The Last Stand Dead Zone has base construction, resource gathering, zombie battles and PvP. After choosing your survivor you have to establish a home base with all the amenities. Without creature comforts, such as available food and water, the morale of your gathered survivors will suffer.

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[size=30]The Long Dark[/size]

The Long Dark is an exploration-survival experience that challenges players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a global disaster.

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[size=30]The Walking Dead[/size]

A world without electricity, running water, medical aid, telephone service, etc. Watch out for the walkers and keep a close eye on your friends. Every decision you make has an impact. You never know when something you decided on earlier, will come back to bite you later.

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[size=30]Tokyo Jungle[/size]

Play a chick with and against other animals? Does it grow up to be a chicken? A rooster? Tokyo Jungle is a survival action game that takes place in a deserted Tokyo. Time proceeds pretty quickly and you grow, fight, eat and mate. Your young will also play a role in whether not your game session continues.

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[size=30]UnReal World[/size]

A rogue-like where you carve a life out of a northern wilderness. Cooking and hide-working skills and speaking to strangers will go a long way to staying alive and being able to trade in this Finnish RPG.

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[size=30]Wasteland 2[/size]

An isometric RPG that continues the story of those living in a post-apocalypse wasteland. "Deck out your Ranger squad with the most devastating weaponry this side of the fallout zone and get ready for maximum destruction with the RPG-style character advancement and customization that made the first Wasteland so brutal. Save an ally from certain death or let them perish... the choice is yours, but so are the consequences."

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[size=30]Wayward[/size]

"Wayward is a turn-based, top-down, wilderness survival roguelike currently in beta," and "In Wayward, there is a large focus on simulation, survival and openness."

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I approve of this thread. I'm a junkie for post-apocalyptic/bleak-sci-fi settings, but I often find myself at odds with quite a few game designs laying claim to this setting for one reason:
I want a win condition. I want a way out, or at least a way to make peace with the setting. I want my survival horror to have a chance at survival.

/dons hipster glasses
I liked it better when these threads were about space games.
/spills overpriced latte concoction on crotch
Aye! It burns! What horrid wasteland have I found myself in? If only there were video games to match my feeling now!
/looks at thread again
Ah, well played.

Everyone is so excited for the Wasteland sequel.

Didn't we already get that? Wasn't it called Fallout?

But anyway, there's the new one that just came out on XBLA - I Am Alive

Reviews are mixed though a number of the negative reviews seem to come down to "man, the post-apocalypse is dirty, depressing, hard and not much fun"

Armageddon Empires is listed. My work here is done.

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tanstaafl wrote:

Everyone is so excited for the Wasteland sequel.

Didn't we already get that? Wasn't it called Fallout?

The Fallout universe is not the Wasteland universe. A lot of changes were made to avoid stepping on the IP that Brian Fargo didn't own at the time. Wasteland is much more gritty and dark. The history descends from a more modern setting so you won't see 1950's-era technology all over the place. Machines that are built for killing do so efficiently. They aren't the bumbling rustbuckets you'll find in Fallout. Overall I expect a very different experience.

Here's a good description of the back story. It's the first part in a "Let's Play" series:

Cool thread bro.

There's a series called Disaster Report that would fit in well here, it's basically an action game about surviving, well, disasters. There was a new one nearing completion when the tsunami hit Japan and they sadly (and understandably) canceled it.

I've always really liked the "player versus elements" idea and wish more games featured such a system. If an article of clothing can have an "armor level," why not a "water resistance level," or an "insulation level?"

I've got more I'm going to be adding to the top there. I just had to stop because it was freaking lattttteee.

Thanks for commenting. I know there is this massive under-current of apocalyptic love out there. I hope this thread brings out all the information on where to find these games.

tanstaafl wrote:

Everyone is so excited for the Wasteland sequel.

Didn't we already get that? Wasn't it called Fallout?

But anyway, there's the new one that just came out on XBLA - I Am Alive

Reviews are mixed though a number of the negative reviews seem to come down to "man, the post-apocalypse is dirty, depressing, hard and not much fun"

Dirty and depressing? Welcome little game. Welcome to the thread that loves you.

LobsterMobster wrote:

Cool thread bro.

There's a series called Disaster Report that would fit in well here, it's basically an action game about surviving, well, disasters. There was a new one nearing completion when the tsunami hit Japan and they sadly (and understandably) canceled it.

I've always really liked the "player versus elements" idea and wish more games featured such a system. If an article of clothing can have an "armor level," why not a "water resistance level," or an "insulation level?"

That's the kind of nit and grit I'm talking about. NEO Scavenger comes close to that as well as that Nordic survival game - I forget what it's called.

And Disaster Report sound nifty.

I think the recently released I Am Alive might be perfect for this thread.

One year after, a worldwide cataclysmic event that wiped most of the human race, a man struggles for survival in a desolate city as he tries to reunite with his long lost wife and daughter. In this post-apocalyptical tale, there are no supernatural threats, just an everyman who faces a decaying and hazardous world and humanity’s darkest inclinations. Will you hang on to your humanity and help strangers or are you ready to sacrifice others in order to survive?

http://iamalive-game.ubi.com/iamaliv...

Strangeblades wrote:

That's the kind of nit and grit I'm talking about. NEO Scavenger comes close to that as well as that Nordic survival game - I forget what it's called.

And Disaster Report sound nifty.

Must know name of game you are talking about.

Tigerbill wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

That's the kind of nit and grit I'm talking about. NEO Scavenger comes close to that as well as that Nordic survival game - I forget what it's called.

And Disaster Report sound nifty.

Must know name of game you are talking about.

Unreal World? Niseg is the local expert on it I believe. I haven't put much time into it.

Druidpeak wrote:
Tigerbill wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

That's the kind of nit and grit I'm talking about. NEO Scavenger comes close to that as well as that Nordic survival game - I forget what it's called.

And Disaster Report sound nifty.

Must know name of game you are talking about.

Unreal World? Niseg is the local expert on it I believe. I haven't put much time into it.

Thank you, I remember reading about that game a while ago but, couldn't remember the name.

No mention of the Stalker games? Crank up the difficulty and you're scavenging for water and food and trying to decide if you should grab a second gun or a bottle of vodka to help take care of that nasty radiation. I think I've only run out of ammo in a game maybe 3 times. Once was in the first Resident Evil (mainly because and I didn't know ammo was that scarce) and the other 2 times were in Stalker games. Because of that I now find myself playing games like Rage and all of my weapons are at near capacity because I try to take everything down in as few shots as possible.

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For fans of text adventures.

Itsatrap wrote:

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Not post-apocalyptic, but Stranded 2 definitely qualifies as a survival game.

Oh survival games are what this thread is all about. Remember it's all about survival AND post-apocalyptic games.

Downloading all suggestions now. I tried Scavenger: A Night's Edge and managed to shoot Charlie with a silenced pistol in seven turns. Then I was executed.

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Not post-apocalyptic, but Stranded 2 definitely qualifies as a survival game.

If you prefer something more zombie-oriented, there are the Rebuild and Rebuild 2 strategy games and the The Last Stand and The Last Stand 2 shooter/defense games.

Itsatrap wrote:

If you prefer something more zombie-oriented, there are the Rebuild and Rebuild 2 strategy games and the The Last Stand and The Last Stand 2 shooter/defense games.

Cool. I will be adding those titles to the intro part of the thread.

I will also be expanding the thread up top with more descriptions and experiences in playing those games.

Strangeblades wrote:

Downloading all suggestions now. I tried Scavenger: A Night's Edge and managed to shoot Charlie with a silenced pistol in seven turns. Then I was executed. :(

I got yer zombie apocalypse right here! Hoping against hope this game lives up to the teaser trailer. I also appreciate the comic-book stylings.

This will definitely get added to the top.

Holy crap. Am I just extra sensitive because I have a daughter on the way or is it dusty in here?

Stoked about the game, and excited to try out some of the games up top. I never got far in the original Wasteland for some reason. I need to go back and play it again.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R., I think definitely deserves to be considered. Bleaker than Fallout. Also Metro 2033. Having your home be the underground subway and your survival being fighting mutants, post-apocalyptic Nazis and post-apocalyptic Commies is pretty grim.

Cool thread, BTW. I'm a sucker for this kind of literature and film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IO6uBPQcLdQ#t=390s

DSGamer wrote:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R., I think definitely deserves to be considered. Bleaker than Fallout. Also Metro 2033. Having your home be the underground subway and your survival being fighting mutants, post-apocalyptic Nazis and post-apocalyptic Commies is pretty grim.

Cool thread, BTW. I'm a sucker for this kind of literature and film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IO6uBPQcLdQ#t=390s

Metro 2033 and Stalker will be getting some love that's fer sure. For my first posting I wanted to highlight some titles that were out of the spotlight. Same goes for Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas and Dead Island.

Itsatrap wrote:

If you prefer something more zombie-oriented, there are the Rebuild and Rebuild 2 strategy games and the The Last Stand and The Last Stand 2 shooter/defense games.

They somewhat recently came out with [url=http://armorgames.com/play/12009/the...\The Last Stand: Union City that picks up after the second one, but with a different character and genre. Instead of searching for supplies and survivors during the day and defending your fort every night, you're making your way through the city trying to find your spouse in a side-scrolling shooter.

In the vein of Project Zombiod there's Fort Zombie where you have a specific number of days (based on difficulty) to stock up your fort (difficulty is based on which fort you pick at the start), find other survivors to help you, and build defenses for a final assault by the zombies.

Does Fortnite fit into the genre?

Druidpeak wrote:

Does Fortnite fit into the genre?

I would say it does. I know I'm looking forward to it. There's need for supplies, a focus on staying safe, rather than being a mindless aggressor, etc.

Is it coming out for the PC? [size=8]say yes say yes say yes[/size]

The next game I'm gonna add up there will be World of the Living Dead.

ADDED: Apparently, I'm full of it. The next game added was I Am Alive on XBLA.

Brilliant thread. Wish someone would do this for books.

A bit old, but if you're looking for "depressing," I think Pathologic qualifies.

RPS article - Butchering Pathologic

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