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Here's a chronological list of all major post apocalyptic games and MMOs. If you see anything missing or unfitting, please leave a reply and I'll update this list.

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    Image Roadwar 2000 (1987,Adverture) Image Post-apocalyptic strategy game by Westwood Studios, later to become famous for Dune II, where you control a gang of warriors traveling across, battling mutants and other gangs and looting towns.

    Image Wasteland (1988,RPG) Image Wasteland takes place in the future after the nuclear holocaust of World War III. You guide a band of Desert Rangers from town to town, gradually uncovering a sinister plot that threatens what's left of mankind. Wasteland used a skill-based system in conjunction with traditional character attributes to achieve goals and get past obstacles. It is this skill-based system that set Wasteland apart from most other role-playing games created up until then.

    Image Mad Max (1990,Driving) Image for the NES. You are Mad Max. You drive your Interceptor through the post-apocalyptic wastelands and fight bandits. The game introduction is the speech from the beginning of the movie Mad Max 2 (a.k.a The Road Warrior), telling you how the world ended and how The Road Warrior, lost everything by "the roar of an engine" and how he in the wastelands "learned to live again". The game is played in a top-down view where you move your car to attack enemy cars and pick up fuel tanks (if run out of fuel the game is over).

    Image Badlands (1990,Driving) Image Badlands continued the Super Sprint lineage, but moved the game into a futuristic post-apocalyptic setting. The races consist of 3 souped-up cars toughing it out over 4 laps on one of the 8 tracks, which are viewed from above. Two human players can take part, but only the winner continues without using up credits, so you will only see the early races in two-player mode. You are armed with guns, which can be used to slow opposing cars. During the races spanners can be collected, which are then cashed in for upgraded turbos, improved weaponry and engine upgrades. Hazards on the later tracks include ramps, bridges, buildings collapsing onto the track and barriers which open and close in a random sequence.

    Image Fountain of Dreams (1990,RPG) Image Following on the popularity of Wasteland, Electronic Arts released this unofficial "sequel", using a modified version of the Wasteland game engine. Fountain of Dreams takes place several decades after a nuclear bombardment has caused the state of Florida to break off from the mainland and become an isolated island community. The survivors of the war have split into several opposing factions, and life on the island of Florida is constantly threatened both by the ever present threat of radiation-induced mutation and by the Killer Clowns, a group of deranged and heavily armed marauders descended from circus performers stranded on the island by the war. When the Clowns murder the only man with the knowledge to stop the spread of the mutation, it becomes your task to locate a cure to the mutation before it overtakes your group of survivors as well as what's left of humanity on the island.

    Image Bad Blood (1990,Adventure) Image A nuclear war has turned the world into a wasteland. The pure-blooded humans have retreated in large cities while mutants live in small villages on the plains where they make a living by hunting the many monsters. Now one of the human leaders, Lord Dominix, wants to start a war to wipe out all the "bad-blooded" mutants. Your village chief has assigned you with the task of preventing this war. Bad Blood is a top-down action-adventure.

    Image Crystalis (1990,RPG) Image from SNK is known as END DAY. A great war encircles the globe and brings about an end to civilization. The surviving humans concluded that they could never repeat their mistakes and build a great tower in the sky to watch over the world and act accordingly to combat "evil". 100 years have passed since then and a hidden cryogenic chamber in the mountains springs to life... Crystalis is a top-down action RPG. Starting from the cryogenic chamber, the player takes the role of a mysterious hero who must uncover the mystery of the tower.

    Image Operation Overkill II (1990,RPG) Image The Earth's water supply tainted through generations of heavy industrial contamination, the remaining quantities of unspoiled drinking water were converted into stable water crystal form. Planetary defenses weakened in this time of environmental catastrophe, we mounted a valiant but ineffective defense against the water-crystal-seeking extraterrestrial Hydrites, led by their brutal general Overkill, in a conflict that reduced human civilization to a few obscure overlooked outposts and turned our remaining ecosystem into a radioactive wasteland, rife with tunnels and ruins and a fecund breeding-ground for disease, mutants and abominations.

    Image Armour-Geddon (1991,Action) Image from Psygnosis about a post-nuclear holocaust Earth, where privileged group of humans have made it through the war in purpose-built shelters while rest of the humankind suffered. People outside, disapproving how they have been treated, have secretly constructed a laser cannon to even the score.

    ImageTwilight 2000 (1991,Adventure) Image This tactical wargame/adventure is based on the GDW pencil and paper role-playing game. NATO and Warsaw Pact forces spent the latter part of the 1990s fighting a brutal war, which has turned Poland into a desolate radiation-riddled land, full of abandoned vehicles and weapons. The maniacal Baron Czarny wants to take over what's left of the country; you must stop him.

    Image The Terminator 2029 (1992,Action) Image you play one of Col. John Connor's Special Operations Group tasked to destroy Skynet. You wear Advanced Combat Armor that has configurable slots for weapons which can be swapped on the fly. The gameplay is first-person but you are restricted to the 4 compass directions (e.g. turning left spins you around 90 degrees). The weapons slot feature is well used as you acquire new weapons and attachments as you progress through the game.

    Image Outlander (1992,Driving) Image Mad Max inspired driving game from for Snes and Genesis.

    Image Burntime (1993,Strategy) Image A strategy game by Austrian developer Max Design in a desert-covered world, cities are destroyed, and the end of every civilization is near. The few survivors search for drinking water and food. They eat all they can find. Like a Role-Playing-Game, you travel through the world and meet many computer-played characters. You want to rule the world. But there are other 3 characters with the same aim.

    Image Transarctica (1993,Action) Image Set in a new Ice Age, The Viking Union has a very dominant role in your society, as they control the vast railway networks. Could they be to blame for the disappearance of the sun and the resultant ice age? As a train captain, you must find out and overthrow them.

    Image Perihelion: The Prophecy (1993,RPG) ImageImage A mix of post-apocalyptic and cyberpunk elements. The six characters under your control in this visually exotic RPG have been genetically engineered so as to be resistant to a virus which has been spread by an evil being in the futuristic land of Perihelion. The character races include Bionecrons, Symbions and various cross-breeds.

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    Quarantine (1994, FPS/Driving) ImageQuarantine is a 1994 racing/first-person shooter computer game for MS-DOS and 3DO, created by Imagexcel and published by GameTek. In the game the player drives a taxicab through a post-apocalyptic city, picking up customers and killing enemies. Due to the gratuitous violence the game was controversial at the time of release.

    ImageAlphaman (1995, RPG) Image A roguelike game in a futuristic/post-apocalyptic setting with a "light" RPG (few stats, no character creation, no distribution of points on level-up) and uses ASCII graphics; unlike other roguelike games, it offers you a choice of difficulty settings, allows you to save at any time and have multiple characters.

    Image The Terminator: Future Shock (1995, FPS) Image In Terminator: Future Shock you are a part of the human resistance who fights against the machines of SkyNet in the wreckage of Los Angeles. This game is a first person game, and as it came out before Quake, was the first game with free look. It has an evolving story and missions with a military feel, including briefings in which you can talk to several people and gather info, to the way the missions play out. There are 17 different weapons available.

    Image SkyNET (1996, FPS) Image SkyNET is Bethesda's last game based on the Terminator franchise. Originally developed as an expansion pack to Terminator: Future Shock, SkyNET eventually became its own standalone product. Its major features are an updated version of the Xngine, new single-player campaign, and a new multiplayer deathmatch component.

    Image Interstate '76 (1997, Driving/FPS) Image In a dark alternate vision of 1976, the Federal U.S. Government has faltered and the world suffers from the effects of an oil crisis. Armed gangs terrorize the roads of the American South West. You are Groove Champion - when your sister Jade is killed you inherit her custom-build Picard Piranha and become a vigilante, with only revenge on your mind.

    Image Fallout (1997,RPG) Image The unofficial sequel to Wasteland, hailed as a major rejuvenation of the CRPG genre in its time and the main reason there is still interest in post-apocalyptic games. A devastating atomic war wiped out almost the entire population of the Earth. The civilization as we know it has been destroyed. The Earth has become a huge radioactive area. Only the most courageous ones dare to dwell on the surface, forming communities and building new cities. Many people live in Vaults, huge underground dwellings. You play the role of an inhabitant of Vault 13. Recently, the water purification controller chip was broken. Without clean water, the people of the Vault cannot survive. You are sent to retrieve a chip from another Vault. And you venture outside, to face a dangerous world and to find your place in it. Fallout is a RPG that utilizes a character development system called S.P.E.C.I.A.L. (the word is formed from the first letters of the game's most important character attributes). You can customize your character's parameters and skills, making him a strong melee fighter, a computer freak, a charismatic leader, a skillful sniper, and many more. You can specialize in various types of weapons, become proficient in conversations with people, etc. The game world offers a non-linear exploration: you can either follow the main story or perform one of the many sub-quests, visiting the game's locations in your preferred order. The game utilizes a turn-based combat system. Your party members (if you recruit any) are controlled by the computer AI. Each action (movement, attack, using a healing item, etc.) costs you action points; once they are depleted, your turn ends.

    Image KKND: Krush, Kill 'N' Destroy (1997, Strategy) Image After a nuclear war humanity is divided up into two groups: the survivors and the mutes. the survivors lived under the surface of earth for years, and after the crawled up to the light again, the whole world has changed. The most expensive resource is oil, and now a war between the mutes and the survivors begins. The mutes use mutant animals as units, while the survivors use their high-tech tanks.

    Image Fallout 2 (1998,RPG) Image The sequel to the legendary Fallout, starts 80 years after its predecessor. When the First Vault Dweller was forced from his home, he walked north until he found some new friends and found a tribe in a suitable place. But some years after his death, the tribe, your tribe is also dying. The Elders decide you are the chosen one and you have to find the salvation, G.E.C.K. (short for "Garden of Eden Creation Kit"). Sadly your only clue is the ancient disks the Vault Dweller left. And your only equipment is his clothes and PipBoy. With courage and determination you leave to save your village, unaware of the consequences your actions will carry.

    Image KKND2: Krossfire (1998, Strategy) Image Finally, a formidable computer opponent to challenge the smartest cagey old vet. Battle an AI that probes your defenses, retreats, sets ambushes, and even attacks from multiple fronts. Add units that gain experience through combat, improving their damage potential and accuracy, and eventually the ability to heal themselves.

    Image Half-Life (1998, FPS) Image Half-Life's story is told entirely in-game: everything is seen through the eyes of the protagonist. Most story elements unfold via scripted sequences, triggered by the player reaching a certain area. If other characters have information to reveal, they address the player directly.

    Image Vigilante 8 (1998, Action/Driving) Image Take the law into your own hands.This game takes place all in the west of the United States, during a time of a oil shortage in 1976 all over the world. OMAR (Oil Monopoly Alliance Regime) was making money off the shortage, except off the U.S. OMAR hires the best terrorist money could buy ($100 million) this terrorist went by the name Sid Burn, his job is to destroy all gas refineries in the southwest of the U.S. so Omar can bring the U.S. to its knees, with the help from 5 other coyotes hired.Then later when gas went wild, 6 civilians by the name the Vigilantes with the leader Convoy a truck driver, fight against the Coyotes in different areas to keep them from succeeding.

    Image Warzone 2100 (1999, Strategy) Image Earth's defense satellites accidentally launch nuclear warheads due to computer malfunction. Our planet is destroyed, except for a few factions that rebuild their strength and attempt to dominate the brave new world. As you make your way across the wasteland, hunting down artifacts and destroying hostile forces, you find out that the satellite's unexpected nuclear launch may not have been entirely accidental after all...

    Image Abomination: The Nemesis Project (1999, Strategy) Image A real-time strategy/action game from Hothouse Creations which put you into a post-apocalyptic world plagued by a deadly virus and an even more deadly alien threat, The Brood. You will take command of an elite squad of eight bio-mechanically enhanced super agents with other more "earthly" comrades to battle The Brood and their followers, The Faithful, to save the world from a dreadful future...

    Image Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel (2001, RPG/Strategy) Image Fallout Tactics is essentially the combat portion of the original Fallout series, with a new campaign, graphical polish, a set of random encounters, and a world map. The emphasis is on squad tactics and tactical combat, though your characters will grow like any RPG.

    Image Fallout Van Buren (2003, RPG) Image Interplay's dropped project for a sequel to the two original Fallout games, probably the best documented unreleased game ever.

    Image RoadKill (2003, Racing) Image Long into the future, where the world is a wasteland full of crime and filth, driving is the only way you can survive. RoadKill is the name of the game, where you build a reputation in your suped-up beast machine of a car, driving it through the burned out city scape of Hell County.

    Image Auto Assault (2006, MMO/Driving/Action) ImageImageImage Auto Assault is an MMORPG with fast-paced combat in a post-apocalyptic setting. As a player, you choose to play one of three different factions; human, biomek, or mutant, and will spend most of your time inside your vehicle, fighting the surviving enemy groups and mutated creatures. Characters level up (with a max level of 80) and become stronger, gaining new skills and abilities and have access to a wide assortment of items due to the game's random loot generator. Vehicles can be customized in many ways, including paint colors, styles, and by adding new items and accessories.

    Image Half-Life 2: Episode One (2006, FPS) Image Beginning immediately after the end of Half-Life 2, Episode One follows Gordon Freeman (the player) and Alyx as they attempt to escape City 17 in the wake of the defeat of the Combine forces and the battle in the Citadel. The great unanswered question of "How could Alyx have survived that explosion" is answered, as are the fates of many of the other supporting characters from Half-Life 2.

    Image Half-Life 2: Episode Two (2007, FPS) Image Episode Two brings the team face to face with the Combine forces stationed in the White Forest, since they have been ordered to stop Gordon and Alyx from delivering a packet of crucial information stolen from the Citadel to an enclave of survived scientists.

    Image S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (2007, FPS) ImageImage Based on the famous science fiction novel Picnic on the Roadside by Russian writers Strugatskis. In the book aliens have visited the Earth and left behind mysterious Zones which are extremely hazardous but also extremely profitable because the physical changes inside the Zones have altered the items left inside the Zone. The game plays as a FPS but with a 30 square kilometer playing area where the player is free to roam and explore.

    Image World in Conflict (2007, Strategy) Image World in Conflict is a real-time strategy pursuing an alternative history starting in 1989. The Soviet Union is crippled by economic issues and asks the United Nations to support the Communist society. Upon refusing, the Soviets assault NATO positions and open a second front in the United States to prevent the country from assisting Europe. The game has the player take command after the American invasion, but also in the events prior to it, set in Europe and Russia. The story is told through pre-rendered cut-scenes, stills, and in-game events.

    Sigmastorm II (2008,MMO/Top-down) ImageSigmastorm II is a massively mutliplayer game set in a dark and industrious futuristic setting, players are pitted against all manner of Entities, from Heavily mechanised Cyborgs through to Mutated Monstrosities and Alien races such as the Shard.

    Image Fallout 3 (2008) Image The long-delayed next in line of the Fallout series, now finally in development by Bethesda.

    Image S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (2008,FPS) ImageImage Stand-alone prequel for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, first-person shooter computer game by Ukrainian developer GSC Game World.

    Image Left4Dead (2008,FPS/CO-OP) Image Left 4 Dead is a co-operative, survival horror, first-person shooter video game. The game pits four Survivors of an apocalyptic pandemic against hordes of aggressive zombies. There are two game modes: a four-player, co-op Campaign mode, and an eight-player Versus mode. In both modes, an AI, dubbed "The Director", controls level pacing and item spawns, in an attempt to create a dynamic experience and increase replay value.

    Image Fallen Earth (2009,MMO/FPS) Image Fallen Earth is a science fiction MMORPG in development by Fallen Earth, LLC, a spin-off from Icarus Studios, LLC. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by the Shiva virus.

    Image Earthrise (2009,MMO/FPS) Image Earthrise is a forthcoming science fiction MMORPG based in a post-apocalyptic setting. Developed by an independent Bulgarian-based team, Masthead Studios, which is aiming to launch the title in 2009.

    Image Rage (2009,FPS/Driving) Image Image Rage is a first-person shooter and driving video game in development by id Software. It uses the company's new id Tech 5 engine. The game is set in the near future following a comet collision with the earth. Influences on the driving and racing gameplay include games such as MotorStorm and Burnout, players will be able to upgrade their cars with money won from races.


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You should update this list its gotten a bit longer now
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