The pandemic has got us feeling like the end of the world might just be around the corner. Whether it is a nuke, a disease or a natural disaster, there are plenty of video games that let players experience the world after the fall of humanity. Sit tight, rest your joint in one of these cool ashtrays for stoners and discover some of the best post-apocalyptic video games to play stoned!
There is something strangely exciting about the end of the world and whatever is to come afterward. Video games let us explore twisted and destitute scenarios, life through a gritty and gloomy reality, the depths humanity will sink to and the struggle to survive.
It’s no wonder that the fan base has been getting bigger over the years. The growth of the gaming industry and the evolution of CGI technology has allowed games to be more realistic and rich in detail. That’s why we’ve curated a list of the best post-Apocalyptic video games for stoners.
It is impossible not to imagine zombies when we think about the post-apocalyptic world. Our first suggestion is set in America’s rural northwest where a former outlaw biker turns into a bounty hunter and has to search for supplies and weapons in the harsh wildness of enemy camps while fighting against mutants – the ‘Freakers’.
This open-world action game has RPG elements that all usual AAA games have: exploration, side quests, a crafting system and rudimentary stealth mechanics. That said, if you like zombies and exploring unusual worlds, this game is definitely worth playing.
If you are a post-apocalyptic fiction fan, then you know Mad Max. This game is not based on any Mad Max films, but it features the same arid and hostile desert teeming with bandits, violent sandstorms, where gas is the most precious commodity. Left to die by the War Boys and with nothing to lose, YOU take on the role of Max Rockatansky, a lone drifter seeking revenge. Get lost in the dunes!
In this aggressive game, you will discover and explore a post-nuclear desert, and fight bizarre mutants. Hunt down and unlock bigger and badass weapons to make each fight easier to win and ultimately become the rightful owner of this savage land and its throne.
This is like The Sims mixed up with a global catastrophe. In brief, you face a neverending winter, a few remaining inhabitants and the struggle to keep them safe. Your goal is to build a town surrounding a gigantic generator and make the population happy – trust me, this won’t be an easy task. Your grumpy population loves to complain – being alive after the catastrophe isn’t enough for them.
It is not easy to rule a post-apocalyptic camp. Should you adopt a strict, ruthless approach or more liberal and optimistic? What might seem like an easy choice will alienate and upset groups within your camp. You must balance your choices and guide them through what is best for the community at large. You will probably lose sleep over this game but with great power comes great responsibility.
Telltale’s The Walking Dead
This game is based on the famous comic and TV show. If you are a fan of “The Walking Dead” franchise, then you will definitely enjoy this game. The Walking Dead is like most point-and-click adventure games. Its dialogues, story and the hard decisions that you have to make are what drives the game forward. Be careful! The choices that you make in the game have weight because of the genuine connection to the characters. The saga includes the four main “seasons”.
The Last of Us
Looking for a post-apocalyptic video game that is not afraid to show humanity in its ugliest form? The Last of Us is the perfect choice. The game is set in a world where a parasitic infection turned the whole world into zombie-like creatures.
This emotional, engaging game with storytelling and character-building, makes it one of the best games ever made. Embark on a desperate journey across the ruined American landscape.
In a far-future world, after a nuclear holocaust, we are invited to explore the wasteland with the Desert Rangers and discover who killed General Vargas.
The game is played from a top-down perspective, and each player can control up to seven characters at a time. That makes the game more strategic and with a lot of opportunities for customizing your playstyle. Don’t forget that your decisions will follow you throughout the game, leading to long-term consequences and guilt over bad decisions.
Wasteland 2 is the perfect game to build your post-apocalypse world. If you’re a fan of this style and traditional RPGs, you’ll love this one.
Now, a game heavily inspired in the Mad Max movie, placing a heavy accent on vehicles, dark and dilapidated structures and arid wastelands. Tear your way through bandit hideouts and blow anything that stands in your way. With lots of things to explore, do and kill, you will definitely lose yourself for hours. Rage is an interesting look into life after the end of it all.
Other Game Picks For Post-Apocalyptic Fans
- Fallout: New Vegas
- Metro Last Light
- Death Stranding
- NieR: Automata
- Stalker Shadow of Chernobyl
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- State of Decay
- I am Alive
- This War of Mine
Get Stoned In The Post-Apocalyptic Video Games World
From twisted and destitute to more human scenarios, there are a lot of apocalyptic video game options for those who are more morbidly minded. These suggestions will keep you entertained for a long time. Grab your ganja and start gaming. You can find more cannabis culture including the best stoner movies, TV shows and video games at Stoners Rotation.