Nintendo Switch

Try to survive these crumbling worlds

From creating a step-by-step zombie survival guide to mapping the layout of the dystopian bungalow/fortress of your dreams, post-apocalyptic settings offer a world of possibilities and challenges.

If you’re looking for your next post-apocalyptic scenario, you may find some inspiration from the games listed below.

Embark on an emotional journey with an unlikely duo to discover the strange truth about a young girl’s origins and the mystery behind the sinister miasma descending on the world. Discover delightful towns, strange creatures, and even stranger people in the post-apocalyptic world of Eastward.

In a distant kingdom fallen to ruin, awaken as a young girl named Lily. Transformed by the accursed “Rain,” all living things of Land’s End have become frenzied undead monsters. Face enemies in tense battles as you explore dark locations in this 2D action RPG.

Explore the vast, twisting caverns of a ruined Kingdom, battling tainted creatures and befriending bizarre bugs—all in a hand-drawn 2D style. Choose which paths to take, which enemies to face, and find your own way forward as you gain spells, strength, and speed.

The remnants of human civilization are threatened by gigantic creatures breeding beneath the earth. You must control powerful mechs from the future to hold off this alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game.

As the deadliest warrior of her clan, Kyhra must explore a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious entity wreaks havoc on humanity. Sharpen your skills as you slash and shoot your way through hordes of unspeakable enemies as you try to find the redemption of humanity.

Fight and negotiate your way through a broken-down sci-fi world where every decision impacts the story. This deckbuilding, rogue-like game will test your team building, deck building, and alliance building skills to overcome obstacles in a harsh world full of even harsher denizens.

Go on a post-apocalyptic road-trip across the U.S., fight off scary creatures, rescue stranded survivors, and scavenge for supplies. Decide what to do next, whether it’s upgrading this wrecked car, or rescuing that dog. Just remember, there are consequences for every action.

Forage, craft, and evade predators as you travel through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Travel by foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river as you scrounge for resources, remedy afflictions, and—most importantly—stay ahead of the coming rains.

Explore an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of geomagnetic disaster. There are no zombies—only you, the cold, and whatever threats Mother Nature throws at you. With only meager supplies, can you survive the quiet apocalypse?