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Four Post-Apocalyptic Games Announced During The Game Awards 2018

The Game Awards 2018: post-apocalyptic games

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The Game Awards just happened last night, and we are really excited about the post-apocalyptic games (and post-apoc-like games) that were announced. Here’s quick rundown.

Post-apocalyptic (or post-apoc-like) games announced during #TheGameAwards: Far Cry, Scavengers, Rage 2, and The Outer Worlds. Share on X

Far Cry New Dawn: Coming February 15, 2019

This may be the most exciting announcement of the bunch. Check out these photos from the game:

This is a post-apocalyptic sequel to Far Cry 5, set 17 years after Far Cry 5’s nuclear ending. Ubisoft is offering this post-apoc first-person shooter that takes place after a nuclear apocalypse. Hope City has changed extensively, and the scenery is so colorful that it’s the most beautiful landscape we’ve seen in a post-apoc setting.

Here’s the trailer:

And I love this clip we made:

Pre-order Far Cry New Dawn here.


It was a little tough to tell if this was post-apocalyptic or just taking place in a specific area that destroyed by an apocalyptic event. Either way, it looks great.

Scavengers is a multi-player survival game by Midwinter Entertainment, a new studio in Seattle. It’s the company’s first game, which might explain why there’s less hype about it. In the trailer, we see humans leaving a space station and in escape pods and landing on a snowy part of a planet that looks like it’s ravaged by some kind of disaster. It’s an online multiplayer cooperative/competitive survival game, which is pretty intriguing. It may not be technically post-apoc, but it’s close enough that we’re including it. Post-apoc fans will likely enjoy this one.

Here’s the trailer:

This does not appear to be available for pre-order yet.

Which game are you most excited about? Far Cry New Dawn, Rage 2, Scavengers, or The Outer Worlds? #TheGameAwards Share on X

The Outer Worlds

This isn’t post-apoc, but it FEELS just like Fallout, and that’s because it was made by the creators of the original Fallout. It’s a scifi story with a decidely Fallout atmosphere, and we’re SO excited (especially after the problems we’ve had with Fallout 76.) They probably couldn’t make it pure post-apoc because of copyright issues. But I bet it’s going to scratch that itch for people who love Fallout.

This is a single-player shooter RPG by the Obsidian, who created Fallout: New Vegas. It’s coming in 2019 and is set in a dystopian universe with a pretty great sense of humor. I’m excited.

This does not appear to be available for pre-order yet.

RAGE 2: May 14, 2019

And the list wouldn’t be complete without RAGE 2, coming May 14, 2019 (it was originally slated for June.) This is a pure post-apocalyptic game by Bethesda, Avalanche, and id Software. It’s an open-world shooter with on-foot combat and lots of car racing. Gives you a Mad Max feel, but with the colors we saw in Far Cry New Dawn.

Here are some photos:

And some of our favorite clips:

And the full trailer:

Pre-order Rage 2 here

So which game are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.

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    Stephanie Dwilson started Post Apocalyptic Media with her husband Derek. She's a licensed attorney and has a master's in science and technology journalism. You can reach her at [email protected].

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