2012: The Year of Apocalypse Games
8 apocalyptic games to ‘survive’ this year
©2012 David Hilton
With all the natural and ecological disasters, terrorism, scary scientific advancements, deadly viruses, wars, and economic instability who would have thought we’d have made it this long.
No asteroids or alien invasions yet even.
I guess we have to hit the magic Mayan marker of December 21, 2012 for doomsday (I assume it won’t be Australian time and we may get an extra day?).
There is a cloud of pessimism in the air, and much like every century or millennium end (cough…Y2K bug…cough), people throughout history like to think of the “End of The World” coming in their lifetime and attribute disasters like the Black Death to signs like misread Mayan prophesies that it is indeed coming soon.
Apocalyptic games have been ramping up in the last few years: Fallout 3, Resistance 3, Enslaved, Dead Island, Rage, Crysis 2, Left4Dead 2, Dead Rising 2, Gears of War 3- well, you get the point.
Now that we are living in 2012, The Year Of Apocalypse is apparently upon us, and a host of games representing the struggle to survive mass destruction are also coming.
Here are a few of them:
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