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The Wasteland Franchise

This is a series of games set in the same world. The style of play and exact time period vary but they all share the same post-environmental disaster setting. As you play the different games you get to experience pieces of the story from different perspectives.

Maybe it's visiting the earth as one of the ultra-rich for a game of golf. Or maybe you're a small child surviving after everyone left. Or maybe you embark on an adventure to get to the rockets before everyone leaves. The stories are distinct but also intersect.

After the Great Ecological Catastrophe, the ultra-rich flee to Mars and leave the rest to perish. Decades pass and those on Mars venture back to Earth to do recon. At first they find recreation, but soon they discover the possibility of immunity to the disease that drove them from the planet.

As you play the games you encounter destroyed brutalist monuments, crumbling shopping malls, and abandoned museums as you piece together the full story of how humanity fell and how it might survive.

"We are dealing with wealth inequality, climate disaster, war, and the overall fall of humankind. So in order to make sure this isn’t just one giant downer for the player, we do what we can to make it a little more tongue-in-cheek. All while still making sure these topics aren’t being dismissed in any way. Rather, we’re making fun of how we as a species are reacting to these topics, not the topics themselves."

There have been 3 games in the Wasteland franchise.
The first game was released in 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and the most recent release was The Cub in 2024 on PC.

The most popular game in the franchise is The Cub with 10 likes. The franchise as a whole has 20 likes on the database. Unfortunately, The Cub is not available on Android, Mac, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S or iOS. However, there are other games similar to The Cub on these platforms that offer an equivalent experience.

DetailsFranchise Details

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 7 to PEGI 16
Australian Ratings: PG to M
Genres: Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Platform, Puzzle, Simulation, Sports and Traversal
Release dates: 2021 - 2024
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Developer: @Demagog_Studio


Games Like the Wasteland Franchise

The following games address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to the Wasteland franchise for younger age ratings.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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