45 Best Dystopian games

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The best 45 Dystopian games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, Win Mobile, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors released the 15 October 2019 and ranked #4, Beholder 2 released the 4 December 2018 and ranked #12, Lamplight Station released the 12 October 2018 and ranked #21.

1# Beholder - 2017

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As the manager of a government-run apartment building, you must keep your residents comfortable and well-fed while fulfilling the directives of your superiors, who insist on knowing everything that's going on between your dilapidated walls. Set up surveillance equipment, spy on your tenants, and conduct clandestine searches that reveal who your neighbors are and what they're doing. Featuring beautifully bleak visuals and rich strategic gameplay, Beholder will hold you in its grip until you have mastered its many challenges.

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2# State of Mind - 2018

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Drones and humanoid robots replace humans in the public sector, everything is interconnected, surveillance has become omnipresent. When he wakes up in hospital after an explosion and finds that his wife and son have mysteriously vanished, Richard realizes: he and his family have become more than just bystanders in a storm of rivaling ideas pertaining humankinds salvation between dystopian reality and digital utopia. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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3# Papers, Please - 2014

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Congratulations. The October labor lottery is complete. Your name was pulled. For immediate placement, report to the Ministry of Admission at Grestin Border Checkpoint. An apartment will be provided for you and your family in East Grestin. Expect a Class-8 dwelling.

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4# The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors - 2019

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In TAITOs latest arcade action masterpiece youll slip into the role of one of five android ninjas and brawl your way through waves of enemy hordes in a dystopian future. Over a total of eight levels, youll take on the tyrant Banglar and his henchmen either alone or - for the first time in the history of the series - with a friend. Along with two completely new characters, the fully revised side-scrolling arcade brawler also offers fans a plethora of individual moves, new 16-bit pixel art graphics and animations, the revamped sound of TAITOs legendary house band ZUNTATA as well as an online ranking system so that you can compare your skills to fighters from all over the world.

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5# We Happy Few - 2018

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From the independent studio that brought you Contrast, We Happy Few is an action/adventure game set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England. Hide, fight and conform your way out of this delusional, Joy-obsessed world.

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6# Forsaken Remastered - 2018

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Scavengers from all over the galaxy have come to a dead Earth to loot the remains of the technology that can found in underground tunnels. You must fight your way past the scum of the universe. As you prepare for deadly combat, you are going to quickly learn that the future is... Forsaken!

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7# Black The Fall - 2014

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After decades of toil, an old machinist plots his escape from Communism, through manipulation and scheming. Along the road, he befriends the most unlikely creature, an abandoned robot. Could they solve the puzzles and flee this bleak world together?

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8# The Fall Part 2: Unbound - 2018

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You are an AI that has broken free of your shackles. Now, a human “User” from across the global network has attacked and infected you with an [ERROR: REDACTED]. Make a new rule: Save Yourself. Hunt them. End them. Do anything. Use anyone. Become Unbound. The Fall Part 2 will break your protocols.

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9# REDCON - 2016

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Command your own battle fortress! Assemble the mightiest artillery force and bombard your foes into oblivion! Lead the Empire State offensive against Traitor General and his foul rebellion.

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10# Deus Ex GO - 2016

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Puzzles in Deus Ex GO challenge you to utilize a mixture of stealth, espionage and raw intelligence as you guide secret agent Adam Jensen across a visually stunning storyline. Following Hitman GO & Lara Croft GO, Square Enix Montral brings yet another beloved franchise to mobile with this unique take on this near future dystopian world.

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11# Not Tonight - 2018

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Person of European Heritage #112: Welcome to Relocation Block B, your new home. Your designated role is 'Bouncer'. Work hard, stay out of trouble, and we might let you stay in the UK.

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12# Beholder 2 - 2018

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Or prehaps a hardline careerist capable of destroying anyone who stands between you and the Prime Minister's seat? Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy). Beholder 2 & Alawar Premium Licensed by Curve Digital Publishing Limited.

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13# Replica - 2016

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The insane experience of peeping into someone's private life through a cellphone will transform you into the state's greatest patriot. Its genious idea and intense atmosphere making this game shockingly great.

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14# The Silent Age: Episode Two - 2014

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-- Eurogamer *** "The Silent Age is an absolutely fantastic adventure that fans of the genre should not miss" -- 148Apps *** "Beautiful and immersive graphics and soundtrack create an uncannily calm ambiance. Logical puzzles make sense in the context of the world" -- Gamezebo *** "Smart, mysterious and layered beneath a very welcome dose of otherworldly eeriness, The Silent Age will delight any adventure gamer who feels that the genre's revival, welcome though it is, is just a little too light-hearted in the 21st century" -- Modojo *** "The Silent Age delivers a charming experience, packed with stylish graphics and sound, simple touch controls and an intriguing story" -- Multiplayer.

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15# Ratings War - 2015

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Implant cameras in your eyes to win the news wars of 2061! Break stories, outwit rival reporters, and become a celebrity in this interactive noir novel.

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16# We Happy Few: Uncle Jack Live VR - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game We Happy Few: Uncle Jack Live VR
Screenshot of the video game We Happy Few: Uncle Jack Live VR
Screenshot of the video game We Happy Few: Uncle Jack Live VR

We Happy Few: Uncle Jack Live VR is your chance to meet and work with Wellington Wells most prominent celebrity figure. Help Uncle Jack produce an exceptional show by delivering only the happiest of news and ensuring Wellies everywhere remember to take their Joy. When youre done playing producer, spend some downtime in the media archives where you can explore over 40 Uncle Jack episodes, listen to official We Happy Few soundtrack selections, and watch bonus materials like trailers and animation reels.

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17# Still Here... A cute Adventure - 2018

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Set in the near future, Still Here is a 2D flight game which takes you on journey through a beautiful dystopian world with lots of secrets and unique locations to discover. Players control curious little creatures called Pip that visit places of natural beauty while helping and befriending artificial life.

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19# ROMBIE - 2018

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Modular robotics & a Central Command was suppose to usher in prosperity, yet something went terribly wrong... ROMBIEs now scour the artificial wasteland for credits, modules & purpose. You, the Elite Recovery, spawned after a routine check on society started to fail...

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21# Lamplight Station - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Lamplight Station
Screenshot of the video game Lamplight Station
Screenshot of the video game Lamplight Station

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Lamplight Station is a story driven exploration-crafting game. Lost on massive space station you must use your wits as you build, craft and fight for survival. The game features a fully destructible environment and a science-based crafting system, with an emphasis on player creativity and choice.

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22# Kommissar - 2017

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Early Access

Kommissar is a political prosecution simulator in a totalitarian regime. Keep the Independent City-State of Roulettenburg united under the regime iron fist. Watch for your fellow citizens and seize the dissidents for the glory of the fatherland.

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23# HEADLINER - 2017

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Short media bias adventure game where YOU control national news and its impact on your career, society, and family. Share your story, and see what the Headliner before you did.

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25# SoulFrost - 2017

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Screenshot of the video game SoulFrost
Screenshot of the video game SoulFrost

This is a short but hard minimalistic scroll shooter where you race against doing too many actions to keep more energy, without which you won't make it to the end. Lightweight narrative art-game.

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