There are many games that have a great atmosphere. Some of the best apocalyptic games are distinguished by the fact that they simply have this mood. A bit disturbing and creepy, but also haunting and cool. There are many games to choose from, but we decided to make the search a little easier for you. So without further ado, here are the best post-apocalyptic games now available on Xbox Series X and S.
#10 The Last Stand: Aftermath
In The Last Stand: Aftermath, you must stay on your toes and survive the zombie apocalypses that have broken out on the streets. You are not a superman, but inside you have infected yourself, and at some point, you will also die from the undead or the virus in your body. But you will take up the game as a new survivor whenever that happens. See how long you can make it!
#9 Remnant: From the Ashes
This world was plunged into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. Humanity struggles to stay alive, but it possesses the technology to open portals to other realms and alternate realities. You will have to travel through these portals and uncover where all the evil came from, look for resources to stay alive, and fight back to rebuild all humanity.
#8 Elex 2
In this sequel vintage open-world role-playing game, several years after Jax defeated the Hybrid, a new threat is coming that unleashes the dangerous powers of Dark Elex and endangers all life on the planet. To defend the peace on his land and the safety of his own family, Jax must go on a mission to convince the factions to unite against the invaders and find his son Dex, who was separated from him.
#7 Scarlet Nexus
Scarlet Nexus is a fairly new game from the RPG action genre. It was developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. You can control the character who can use psychokinesis. The story takes place in the new Himuka, a futuristic city where new technologies reign. In the future, scientists discovered a new way to allow people to use psychic powers. The Earth has been flooded with mysterious mutants who long for human brains. You can choose one of two characters, Yuito Sumeragi or Kasane Randall. Both can use psychokinesis. To get the most out of the story, you will have to finish the game twice with both characters. It is a typical action game from the third person’s perspective with skillful use of the above forces.
Chernobylite is a first-person shooter with a focus on survival horror. The game was developed by The Farm 51 and published by All in! Games. The game is set near the Chornobyl nuclear power plant. You play as a scientist in search of your missing wife. Chernobylite includes many science fiction stories with monsters, various portals to different dimensions, and much more. The whole presentation is very good, from the graphics to the audio design. The game also introduces some mechanisms to entertain a base, send people on missions and customize your hideout.
#5 Mad Max
Mad Max must be one of the most underrated games of all time. Although the reviews were positive, not many people played the game. It was a 2015 sandbox action game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment. The game is presented in the third person and relies heavily on exploration. The whole world is empty, but in Mad Max it’s a good thing. You feel this great atmosphere of abandonment, the abandoned country with some psycho-bandit camps scattered everywhere. Driving from one side of the map to the other is an adventure. Also, there is the awesome car that our protagonist has that can be upgraded, and you can just drive through enemies with ease.
#4 State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2 is a very specific game for a very specific audience. It’s not perfect, it’s clunky, but it has its charm. For me, it was a game that convinced me to buy the Xbox console in the first place. The game offers something that no other game can offer you. The title’s main purpose is to manage a camp of survivors and send them on missions or go on missions yourself. You need to take care of the survivors’ resources, happiness, and health. All this is done in a typical third-person open-world action game. The charm of State of Decay 2 lies in the stories that the world tells. You can go on a resource hunt and come across a survivor, help him, get betrayed, get distracted, etc. The world is very haunting, and I can’t wait for the franchise’s third game. The game was developed by Undead Labs and published by Xbox Game Studios/ Microsoft Studios.
#3 The Division 2
Division 2 is a continuation of the first title in the franchise, The Division. The game expanded most of the previous game’s mechanics and became a very good looter shooter. The focus here is on multiplayer and cooperation. Division 2 is set in Washington, where chaos broke out. As an agent of the department, you must take care of this. The game takes place in a beautiful post-apocalyptic setting of an overgrown city. Nature broke through the concrete, and worries are a thing of the past. The game was developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. The world is the highlight here. You can find some characteristic places in Washington, like the White House or the Capitol. Players can also create their character from scratch, and they will level up as they play and get stronger and stronger. In the end, it’s a looter shooter, so you have to look for the best equipment in the game.
#2 Back 4 Blood
Back 4 Blood is an exciting first-person shooter from the same creators as Left 4 Dead. In this game, you are at the center of a war against the ridden. Fight your way through a dynamic, dangerous world in a 4-player co-op story where you have to work together to overcome the many challenges coming your way.
#1 The Long Dark
The Long Dark is one of the best survival games out there today. Developed and published by Hinterland, it is a snowy and hard game. The gameplay is presented in the first-person perspective. You can play as pilot William Mackenzie. There was a huge storm, which led to a complete shutdown of all electronic devices. Your goal is to survive in a cold world without the help of civilized technological progress. You need to pay attention to your food, water, and temperature in the long darkness. Be sure to find warm clothes, light a fire and take care of your body, as you may freeze to death. In addition to a typical sandbox survival mode, a whole story is shared about our protagonist and Astrid Greenwood.