Top 10 Apocalypses in Games - Article

By Alex St-Amour, December 20, 2012
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Well folks it’s been a good run but, like all good things, it must come to an end. I can’t say I’m surprised, however, as the Mayans said this was going to happen thousands of years ago but it’s still sad to see it all go. I am of course referring to the impending cataclysm, doomsday, apocalypse - in short the end of the world - which is scheduled for December 21st 2012.

Nobody knows exactly what flavour of doomsday we will be getting on that fateful day, so we here at gamrReview have put together this list of the top 10 (in no particular order) apocalypses in games, just so you know what to expect.



Gears of War (Alien Invasion)

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Okay, maybe not an alien invasion in the traditional sense of the term, but the Locust’s invasion on Emergence Day brought the world of Serra to doomsday and back.

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (Meteor Shower)

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If the dinosaurs couldn’t survive it, what chance would we pitiful humans have against flaming death rocks from space? Hopefully that disease that turns people to flowers doesn’t pop up though.

Darksiders (Actual Apocalypse)

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Four horsemen, brimstone, fire and Death walking around like he owns the place? The betting man’s apocalypse.

Katamari Damacy (What? I don’t even…)

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On Friday there is an off-chance - and I mean snow in Dubai off-chance - that the prince of the Cosmos will come down and roll up everything in the universe into a neat little ball, all to please his alcoholic father. Also maybe rain.

World of WarCraft: Cataclysm (Dragon)

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I wonder, for a World Of WarCraft player who survived Deathwing’s reign of terror through Azeroth, what will be worse: doomsday itself or the servers going down?

Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins Of The Moon (Desolation)

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Let’s say your underground shelter was just deep enough and you had enough Kraft Dinner saved up to survive the apocalypse, well that’s good, but what if you were the only one? A fate worse than death.

Final Fantasy VI (Psychotic Clown)

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Of all the scenarios presented here I really hope this one doesn’t come to pass. I mean the world destroyed by a clown? Earth deserves better.

The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (The Frigging Moon Falling)

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First the good: if you're good with an Ocarina you could just relive the same three days over and over, maybe even save the world. The bad: having to deal with the moon’s evil, relentless gaze.

The Walking Dead Series (Zombies)

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Probably the only potential apocalypse on this list that most people in the 20-30 age range are reasonably prepared for. If it’s anything like Telltale’s game series, though, expect a decent amount of drama to accompany the undead horde.

Fallout 3 (Nuclear War)

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We end this list with a true classic, a good old fashioned nuclear war. In fact I’m pretty sure that, somewhere out there, someone right now is living in an underground vault, preparing his supply of Kraft Dinner, ready for the day that he will emerge as this world’s hero.



There you have it, the top 10 apocalypses in gaming. Which of these will actually occur on December 21st? I’m hoping for some Katamari Damacy craziness myself, but what about you guys? What kind of apocalypse are you looking forward to? Before you all run into your underground shelters make sure to sound off in the comments below.

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