10 Must Play Games Before the Rapture

The End of Days starts tomorrow. Go out (or stay behind) knowing you’ve played the essentials. 

Erik Norris & Joey Davidsonby Erik Norris & Joey Davidson


Tomorrow is judgment day. May 21st marks the day when the faithful are plucked from the ranks of the filth and transported up to Heaven in God’s Delorean (fact!). The unfortunately unchosen are not so lucky. Those folks still have five months left to live — in famine and disease no less– before the world officially punches it’s ticket. But for whichever group you fall in, we’re here to help make sure you’ve got your video game basis covered. Below are ten absolute must-play titles that will also do their part in preparing you for what's to come. Video games as a survival guide/coping mechanism, who would have thought that possible!

Fallout 3


System: Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
Release Date: October 2008

Why it’s imperative to play: It’s simple: in the event of the Rapture and post-Apocalyptic world, Fallout 3 would be your simulator. Like a flight sim for pilots…



System: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Release Date: August 2007

Why it’s imperative to play: If you need to be reassured that Rapture is not all it’s cracked up to be, BioShock’s got your back.

Leisure Suit Larry


System: PC
Release Date: July 1987

Why it’s imperative to play: If you’re a fat, sweaty nerd, this might be the closest you’ll ever come to the real thing. Enjoy it before it’s too late.



System: PC, Mac, iPod, DS, Xbox 360, PS3
Release Date: February 2007

Why it’s imperative to play: You’ll be too busy playing to notice anything going on outside.


Pokemon Black & White


System: Nintendo DS
Release Date: September 2010 (JP)

Why it’s imperative to play: This is, officially, your last chance to catch them all.


Rock Band 3


System: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii
Release Date: October 2010

Why it’s imperative to play: If you forgot to learn “Stairway to Heaven” on guitar to complete your Bucket List, now’s your chance to complete that goal with an asterisk.



System: PC
Release Date: December 2010 (beta)

Why it’s imperative to play: Since this world’s ending you might as well create your own. You can even be your own shepherd.


Black & White


System: PC
Release Date: March 2001

Why it’s imperative to play: If you find no satisfaction with this God, become one yourself.


Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare


System: Xbox 360, PS3
Release Date: October 2010

Why it’s imperative to play: Because we never got an answer to whether or not Sasquatch is real. Thankfully, this video game definitely answers that question. 


Superman 64


System: Nintendo 64
Release Date: May 1999

Why it’s imperative to play: Perspective. No matter how bad the end of the world seems, take comfort in knowing it could be a lot worse…