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Feb 23

Best Games For Preppers

 

I've been a prepper for years, but I'm young and foolish. Both of those things make me feel like an expert on the subject. When it comes to prepping, if you're thinking that you don't know enough to get started, then your right!

It's generally hard to come up with a finalized set of rules because there is no specific rule book for how we should go about prepping; there are as many different ways as there are people. And truthfully, unless something truly terrible happens in our lifetime, everyone will have his or her own personal tale to tell after a disaster strikes - a story about how they prepared and what worked/didn't work for them.

One thing that can be said tho', is don't wait until it's too late to make a move. I started prepping about 10 years ago for minor disasters, not the end of the world as we know it! If you start now, by the time a major disaster does strike your level of preparation will be more than adequate.

A lot can change in 10 years so today I'll be discussing the best of the best games for preppers - some old and some new, but all of them are great for passing time while enjoying yourself. Yes, I love Minecraft and dare I say Scrabble and word games also. But these are my current top 3 games.

#1 Fallout Series

The Fallout series is based on an alternate version of reality that diverged from our own right after World War II. We're treated to various stories that take place in this strange wasteland where just barely anything is able to survive.

Fallout 3 was the first in the series that I played, and I fell in love with it immediately. The best thing about Fallout is that you can enjoy it regardless of your background knowledge - if you know nothing about prepping then there's no rush, just play for fun and learn as you go along!

The games themselves focus on a post-apocalyptic setting where all sorts of peculiar characters talk to one another through real time dialogue: plenty of stuff to absorb and think over while you play. They also involve decisions and consequences throughout so they're not just mindless entertainment.

Every game after Fallout 3 required a bit more learning than the previous one did, but each one had its own charm. I'd recommend everyone to play the series at least once, they're just that great.

#2 Torchlight 2

I love RPGs with an enormous world filled to the brim with dungeons and quests! Torchlight is all of that plus more. It's not simply a role playing game; it allows you to carry out various tasks by yourself or with your friends - perfect for those of us who can't seem to find enough people willing to aid them in their journey.

The game has its own economic system so you won't have to worry about carrying around too many items - everything will be stored safely inside your bag until you need it. Another feature I loved was how tinkering with weapons/armours was done only with the use of gems instead of some expensive crafting process.

#3 Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead is a first person shooter that takes place during a zombie apocalypse. You'll be placed in teams of four and you'll have to work together if you want to survive - which isn't as hard as it sounds with the way the game is set up! 

Every character is equipped with an unlimited supply of weapons and ammunition so there's no need for pile ups and hoarding; everyone has their own inventory they can freely use whenever necessary. Anyone who enjoys games like Killing Floor or Defense Grid will love this one, because it does it better!

I don't know about you guys, but I always find myself excited when new movies/games such as World War Z and The Last of Us are announced, because that means that another great game is on the horizon!

 

Games such as these are huge and thanks to great marketing, there is always a rush to buy these as soon as they are released. You'll often see social media influencers putting videos on YouTube, or photos on Instagram and Facebook.
Which is your best game?