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Apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of science fiction that is concerned with the end of civilization due to a potentially existential catastrophe such as nuclear warfare, pandemic, extraterrestrial attack, impact event, cybernetic revolt, technological singularity, dysgenics, supernatural phenomena, divine judgment, climate change, resource depletion or some other general disaster. Post-apocalyptic fiction is set in a world or civilization after such a disaster. The time frame may be immediately after the catastrophe, focusing on the travails or psychology of survivors, or considerably later, often including the theme that the existence of pre-catastrophe civilization has been forgotten (or mythologized).

Apocalypse is a Greek word referring to the end of the world. Apocalypticism is the religious belief that there will be an apocalypse, a term which originally referred to a revelation of God's will, but now usually refers to belief that the world will come to an end very soon, even within one's own lifetime.[1]

Apocalyptic fiction does not portray catastrophes, or disasters, or near-disasters that do not result in apocalypse. A threat of an apocalypse does not make a piece of fiction apocalyptic. For example, Armageddon and Deep Impact are considered disaster films and not apocalyptic fiction because, although Earth or humankind are terribly threatened, in the end they manage to avoid destruction. Apocalyptic fiction is not the same as fiction that provides visions of a dystopian future. George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, for example, is dystopian fiction, not apocalyptic fiction.

Works of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction[edit]

Format Year Cause Title Author Notes
Novel 13th century Impact event Theologus Autodidactus Ibn al-Nafis
Novel 1805 Human decline Le Dernier Homme Jean-Baptiste Cousin de Grainville Regarded as the first story of modern speculative fiction to depict the end of the world[2]
Poem 1816 Sun "Darkness" Lord Byron Describes the end of life on Earth after the Sun's extinction
Novel 1826 Disease The Last Man[3] Mary Shelley
Novel 1872 Technology "The Book of Machines" The novel Erewhon's section "The Book of Machines"
Novel 1885 War After London[4] Richard Jefferies The nature of the catastrophe is never stated, except that apparently most of the human race quickly dies out, leaving England to revert to nature
Novel 1895 Sun The Time Machine H. G. Wells Towards the end of the book the Time Traveler witnesses the Sun's expansion, causing the death of all life on Earth.
Novel 1898 Aliens The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
Novel 1901 Eco The Purple Cloud M. P. Shiel A volcanic eruption floods the world with cyanide gas.
Story 1906 Sun "Finis" Frank Lillie Pollock Where a second Sun's light incinerates Earth
Novel 1908 Supernatural Lord of the World Robert Hugh Benson
Story 1909 Technology The Machine Stops E. M. Forster A short story emphasizing machinery instead of computers
Novel 1912 Disease The Scarlet Plague Jack London Sixty years after an uncontrollable epidemic named the Red Death has depopulated the planet, James Howard Smith tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his grandsons
Novel 1912 Sun The Night Land William Hope Hodgson The Sun burns out and the last of humanity is sheltered in an arcology from the hostile environment and the creatures adapted for it
Novel 1913 Disease Goslings: A World of Women[5] J. D. Beresford A global plague has decimated England's male population and the once-predictable Gosling family is now free to fulfill its long-frustrated desires
Novel 1914 Unspecified Darkness and Dawn George Allan England Two characters wake from suspended animation and find that some great disaster has torn an enormous chasm in Earth and created a second Moon
Novel 1916 War The Lost Continent Edgar Rice Burroughs
Play 1921 Technology R.U.R. Karel Čapek Notable for coining the term "robot"
Novel 1926 Aliens The Moon Men Edgar Rice Burroughs The series comprising The Moon Maid, with the action set on the Moon; The Moon Men, set in 2120 after the Kalkars have invaded Earth; and The Red Hawk, which jumps to 2430 and in which the Great Feud reaches its climax.
Novel 1922 War Theodore Savage (vt. Lest Ye Die) E. F. Bleiler, Richard Bleiler, Cicely Hamilton. Science-Fiction: The Early Years. Kent State University Press, 1990. (p. 331). ISBN 9780873384162.
Film 1924 Disease The Last Man on Earth A disease kills all men over 14 years old, but 10 years later, one is found still alive and hilarity ensues. Based on the 1923 novelette of the same name by John D. Swain. Was remade in 1933 as the musical It's Great to Be Alive.
Novel 1926 Technology The Metal Giants Edmond Hamilton
Novel 1928, 1929 Eco Deluge and Dawn S. Fowler Wright A huge flood devastates the world; only the English Midlands survive
Novel 1929 Technology Automata S. Fowler Wright
Novel 1931 Technology The War of the Giants Fletcher Pratt
Novel 1932 War Tomorrow's Yesterday John Gloag[6]
Film 1933 Eco Deluge Deluge is a 1933 American apocalyptic science fiction film, directed by Felix E. Feist and released by RKO Radio Pictures.
Novel 1933 War The Shape of Things to Come Wells, H. G. Predicting an extended world war fought with modern scientific weapons, societal upheaval, and the beginning of space travel. Filmed as Things to Come in 1936.
Novel 1934 War Quinzinzinzili Régis Messac Predicting a great world war that ends with the vanishing of humanity. Only a group of children survives and forms a strange new humanity.
Novel 1934 War The Black Flame Stanley G. Weinbaum Comprises two novellas, Dawn of Flame and The Black Flame, with a common character, Black Margot, a.k.a. Margaret of Urbs, a.k.a. the Black Flame
Story 1934 Technology "Rex" Harl Vincent
Novel 1935 Technology Nightmare Number Three Stephen Vincent Benét
Film 1936 War Things to Come[7] A future Second World War leads to a breakdown of civilization in most of the world, with technology returning to medieval levels by 1970.
Novel 1936 War Wild Harbour Ian MacPherson A war much worse than World War I leads to complete social collapse in Great Britain
Story 1937 War By the Waters of Babylon Stephen Vincent Benét
Radio 1938, 1943 Eco "Oxychloride X" Arch Oboler An episode of Oboler's popular 1930s and 1940s radio horror and mystery anthology serial Lights Out. A deranged university chemistry student creates what turns out to be a "super-dissolving substance", with the potential, among other uses, to become "a doomsday chemical superweapon".
Radio 1938, 1968–1973 Aliens "The War of the Worlds" Orson Welles The radio play, originally directed and narrated by Welles and premiered on The Mercury Theater on the Air, later remade for local broadcast by, and over, station WKBW (now WWKB)-AM, in Buffalo, New York.
Novel 1939 War The Death Guard Philip George Chadwick When a near-invincible army of artificially created soldiers – the Flesh Guard – falls into the hands of an untrustworthy power, continental Europe forms an alliance and invades Great Britain. The resulting carnage, involving poisonous electric gas, "humanite" (atomic) bombs, and the unfeeling march of the Flesh Guard, reduces whole cities and towns in Europe to smoking rubble.
Film 1939 War Peace on Earth Hugh Harman A cartoon short where animals rebuild a post-apocalyptic world after humanity has fought war to the point of extinction
Story 1941 War "Magic City" Nelson S. Bond
Story 1941 War "Nightfall" Isaac Asimov
Play 1942 War (also ice age and flood) The Skin of Our Teeth Thornton Wilder
Novel 1943 War Gather, Darkness Fritz Leiber[8]
Story 1944 Eco "The Great Fog" Gerald Heard A mildew-generated fog appears to undermine civilization.[9]
Novel 1945 Sun Rescue Party Arthur C. Clarke
Radio 1946 War The Fifth Horseman (radio play) Early (post-World War II) radio docudrama series originally aired over the now-defunct NBC Radio network. This "rare and unusual" series of shows (featuring many top Hollywood film performers of that era) was written, produced, and directed by Arnold Marquis, as part of a special postwar campaign aimed at convincing the public to place the then-newly developed technologies of nuclear energy and weaponry under United Nations control.[10]
Novel 1946 Eco Mr. Adam Pat Frank Depicts a world in which a nuclear power plant explosion renders the entire male population infertile
Novel 1947 Technology With Folded Hands Jack Williamson
Novel, Screenplay 1948 War Ape and Essence Aldous Huxley
Story 1949 War "Let the Ants Try" Frederik Pohl (under the pseudonym James MacCreigh)
Novel 1949 Disease Earth Abides[3] George R. Stewart
Story 1949 War "Not with a Bang" Damon Knight
Story 1949 Impact Event "The Big Eye" Max Simon Ehrlich
Story 1949 War "Time to Rest" John Wyndham Short story sequel "No Place Like Earth"
Novel 1950 War Shadow on the Hearth Judith Merril Later adapted for television in 1954
Novel 1950 War Pebble in the Sky Isaac Asimov A later book, Robots and Empire, gave a different explanation
Story 1950 War "Dear Devil" Eric Frank Russell
Story 1950 War "There Will Come Soft Rains" Ray Bradbury Short story in The Martian Chronicles.
Story 1950 Disease "The City" Ray Bradbury
Radio 1951 War "The Last Objective" Paul Carter Adapted by Ernest Kinoy for NBC Radio's 1950–1951 sci-fi anthology series, Dimension X. A military android questions its continued existence, after the last of its human comrade-counterparts dies out from the effects of a mysterious doomsday super-weapon that was unleashed at the end of a generations-long global atomic war.
Film 1951 War Five[11] Arch Oboler The film shows the aftermath of a nuclear war, centered on a group of five survivors[citation needed][12]
Story 1951 Disease "The Visitor" Ray Bradbury Short story in The Illustrated Man
Film 1951 Impact Event When Worlds Collide Scientists discover that a star named Bellus is on a collision course with Earth.
Novel 1951 Impact Event, Monsters, Disease The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham Initially thought to be a blinding meteor shower, but later suggested to be a man-made satellite based weapon accidentally discharged, allowing the bio-engineered Triffids (a type of plant) to dominate
Novel 1951 Aliens The Puppet Masters Robert A. Heinlein
Story 1951 Technology "The Last Revolution" Lord Dunsany
Novel 1951 Social Collapse Foundation Asimov, Isaac Mathematician Hari Seldon foresees the fall of the Galactic Empire, which encompasses the entire Milky Way
Film 1952 War Captive Women[13] A new primitive society emerges long after a nuclear war. The film portrays tribes called the "Norms", the "Upriver People", and the "Mutates" fighting in the remains of New York City.[citation needed]
Film 1952 War Invasion USA[citation needed]
Novel 1952 War Star Man's Son[3] Andre Norton Also published as Daybreak: 2250 A.D. and Star Man's Son: 2250 A.D.
Story 1952 Eco "The Birds" Daphne du Maurier Made into the 1963 film The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock, in which birds begin launching spontaneous mass attacks against humanity
Novel 1952 Human decline City Clifford D. Simak
Story 1953 War "Second Variety" Philip K. Dick
Film 1953 Aliens The War of the Worlds Based on the H. G. Wells novel of the same name
Novel 1953 Aliens The Kraken Wakes John Wyndham
Novel 1953 Future collapse Against the Fall of Night Arthur C. Clarke An early version of The City and the Stars
Story 1953 Supernatural "The Nine Billion Names of God" Arthur C. Clarke A short story taken from the short story collection of the same name
Novel 1953 Human decline Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke
Novel 1954 War Tomorrow! Philip Wylie Cautionary (for its time) civil defense-themed "tale of two cities": one (fictional) American city is ready for nuclear World War III, while the other is not
Play 1954 War The Offshore Island Marghanita Laski
Novel 1954 Disease I Am Legend Richard Matheson A vampire apocalypse novel, adapted to film as The Last Man on Earth (1964), The Omega Man (1971), I Am Legend (2007), and I Am Omega (2007)
Novel 1954 Disease Some Will Not Die Algis Budrys
Story 1954 Technology "Slaves To The Metal Horde" Milton Lesser
Story 1954 Technology "Answer" Fredric Brown
Story 1954 Social Collapse "The Last of the Masters" Philip K. Dick Short story (novelette) taking place 200 years after a global anarchist revolution, where society has stagnated due to the loss of scientific knowledge during the revolt. Elsewhere, the last government, a highly centralized and efficient society, is in hiding from the Anarchist League, a global militia preventing the recreation of any government.
Film 1955 War Day the World Ended[11] Danel Wojick [citation needed][14]
Novel 1955 War The Chrysalids John Wyndham U.S. title: Re-Birth - the aftermath of a nuclear war in a rural Canadian community
Novel 1955 War The Long Tomorrow[15] Leigh Brackett In the aftermath of a nuclear war scientific knowledge is feared and restricted.
Film 1956 War World Without End[13] Edward Bernd Starring Hugh Marlowe, Rod Taylor – robust 20th Century men — narrowly escaping the ubiquitous "time warp" — kill giant spiders, help pale nerds and their beautiful women emerge from underground, and retake the post-World War III surface from troglodyte mutants
Novel 1956 War The World Jones Made Philip K. Dick
Story 1956 Human decline To Serve The Master Philip K. Dick[16]
Story 1956 War "The Last Word" Damon Knight
Story 1956 Impact Event "A Pail of Air" Fritz Leiber A small family struggles to survive at temperatures near absolute zero after Earth is ripped from its solar orbit
Film 1956 Aliens Invasion of the Body Snatchers Based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
Novel 1956 Future collapse The City and the Stars Arthur C. Clarke After the loss of a galactic empire, humanity is restricted to the single city of Diaspar, but lives a life of eternal comfort and safety. Alvin escapes and finds the truth – forcing his city to face the universe again.
Novel 1956 Eco The Death of Grass John Christopher A virus that destroys plants causes massive famine and the breakdown of society. Made into the film No Blade of Grass
Poem 1956 War "The Horses" Edwin Muir Deals with society's regression to pre-Industrial Revolution conditions in the wake of a nuclear war
Novel 1957 War On the Beach Nevil Shute Also the films based on the book
Novel 1957 Social Collapse Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand American society slowly collapses after the country's leading industrialists mysteriously disappear
Film 1958 War Teenage Caveman[11]
Novel 1958 Eco The Year When Stardust Fell Raymond F. Jones The world's machinery grinds to a halt after comet dust arrives
Film 1958 War Terror from the Year 5000 [citation needed][17][18]
Television 1958 War "Doomsday For Dyson" J. B. Priestley A made-for-television play.[19] Tom Dyson is suddenly caught up in the chaos of a nuclear war. Several of the issues brought up in the programme were discussed in an hour-long debate following its conclusion.
Television 1958 War "Underground" A group of survivors from an atomic war become trapped in an underground station; during the play, broadcast live on Armchair Theatre, one of the actors (Gareth Jones) actually died while the show was on the air.
Novel 1958 War Red Alert Peter George Filmed as Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb by Stanley Kubrick
Poem 1958–1970 Human decline "Bedtime Story" George MacBeth A poem from Collected Poems 1958–1970
Film 1959 War On the Beach[20] Stanley Kramer Starring Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins and Ava Gardner – the crew of an American submarine finds temporary safety from the fallout in Australia after the nuclear holocaust (from the 1957 novel by Nevil Shute)
Film 1959 War The World, the Flesh and the Devil[11] Adapted from M.P. Shiel's The Purple Cloud.
Story 1959 Future collapse "Transfusion" Chad Oliver
Television 1959 War The Offshore Island Marghanita Laski A TV adaptation of a play by Laski.[21]
Film 1959 Eco, monsters The Giant Behemoth [citation needed]
Novel 1959 War Alas, Babylon Pat Frank The aftermath of a nuclear war in a rural Florida community
Novel 1959 War A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller, Jr. Plus a sequel called Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman (1997)
Novel 1959 War Level 7 Mordecai Roshwald
Film 1959 War The Final War Shigeaki Hidaka A Japanese film about a third world war that is started when the U.S. accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Korea (Japanese title: Dai-sanji sekai taisen: Yonju-ichi jikan no kyofu)[22][citation needed]
Television 1959–1987 War The Twilight Zone – numerous episodes and its revivals "Time Enough at Last" (1959); "Two" (1961); "The Old Man in the Cave" (1963); "A Little Peace and Quiet" (1985); "Quarantine" (1986); "Shelter Skelter" (1987); and "Voices in the Earth" (1987)
Film 1960 War Atomic War Bride[citation needed] A Yugoslavian science fiction drama film directed by Veljko Bulajic.[23][citation needed]
Film 1960 War The Time Machine[13] had an atomic war explain the downfall of civilization
Film 1960 Eco The Last Woman on Earth The Earth's oxygen levels drop suddenly, suffocating most life–survivors in an oxygen-producing jungle. It is speculated that this happened because of "a bigger and better bomb", but the reasons are not made clear.
Film 1960 Eco Beyond the Time Barrier X-plane arrives in future after solar radiation catastrophe
Film 1961 War The Last War Shūe Matsubayashi A Japanese film about World War III (Japanese title: Sekai daisenso)[citation needed][24]
Novel 1961 War Dark Universe Daniel F Galouye
Film 1961 Eco Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea The Van Allen belt catches on fire.
Poem 1961 War "Your Attention Please" Peter Porter Written in the style of a radio broadcast warning of an impending nuclear attack
Novel 1961 Eco The Wind from Nowhere J. G. Ballard Ballard's first published novel. The world is destroyed by increasingly powerful winds.
Film 1962 War La jetée[25] Chris Marker
Film 1962 War Panic in Year Zero![26] A 1962 movie about a family that escapes Los Angeles after the city is devastated by a nuclear attack.
Film 1962 War This Is Not a Test [citation needed]
Film 1962 Impact Event, Monsters The Day of the Triffids Loosely based on the John Wyndham novel of the same name. The film version of the Triffids are poisonous space-borne plants, and arrive on Earth via meteorites.
Novel 1962 Eco Hothouse Brian Aldiss Presents a dying Earth where vegetation dominates and animal life is all but extinct. Originally published in the United States in abridged form as The Long, Hot Afternoon of Earth.
Novel 1962 Eco The Drowned World J. G. Ballard Climate change causes flooding
Novel 1962 Eco The Wanting Seed Anthony Burgess Global overpopulation and famine leads to mass chaos
Novel 1962 Eco The World in Winter (U.K.)/The Long Winter(U.S.) John Christopher A decrease in radiation from the sun causes a new ice age
Novel 1963 War Triumph Philip Wylie
Novel 1963 Future collapse Space Viking H. Beam Piper
Novel 1963 Eco Cat's Cradle[27] Kurt Vonnegut All the water on Earth (including that within living people) is exposed to and becomes ice-nine, a fictional alternative structure of water that is solid at room temperature
Novel 1963 Future collapse The Dragon Masters Jack Vance
Comic 1963 Technology Magnus, Robot Fighter Comic book series by Gold Key Comics
Novel 1963 Human decline Planet of the Apes Pierre Boulle
Novel 1963 Unspecified The Wall Marlen Haushofer Adapted to film in 2012 under the same name. A 40-something woman, while vacationing in a hunting lodge in the Austrian mountains, discovers that a transparent wall has been placed that closes her off from the outside world; all life outside the wall appears to have died, possibly in a nuclear event.
Film 1963 Eco The Birds Loosely based on the 1952 story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, it focuses on a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay, California, over the course of a few days.
Film 1964 War Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb[27] Stanley Kubrick Adaptation of the novel Red Alert by Peter George
Film 1964 Disease The Last Man on Earth The first film adaptation based on Richard Matheson's 1954 novel I Am Legend.
Film 1964 War The Time Travelers[citation needed] [citation needed][28]
Novel 1964 Disease Virus Sakyo Komatsu Novel about a lethal super-germ that kills humanity in months; later adapted into a 1980 movie
Film 1964 Eco Crack in the World Deep-drilling project goes wrong
Novel 1964 War Davy Edgar Pangborn
Novel 1964 War Farnham's Freehold Robert A. Heinlein
Novel 1964 War The Penultimate Truth Philip K. Dick
Television 1964 Aliens "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" A Doctor Who serial; as well as other alien invasions in the 1963–1989 run, including in 1966 "The Tenth Planet", 1968 "The Web of Fear" and in the same year "The Invasion", in 1970 "Spearhead from Space", and in 1971 "Terror of the Autons"; this list is not complete but can be said to represent milestone episodes. Some notable examples from the relaunch are in 2006 "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday", and in 2007 "The Sound of Drums"/"Last of the Time Lords" (though it could be argued that only the Master is an alien).
Film 1964 Eco The Day the Earth Caught Fire Earth starts hurtling toward the Sun as a result of man's nuclear testing
Novel 1964 Eco The Drought J. G. Ballard A super-drought evaporates all water on Earth
Novel 1964 Eco Greybeard Brian Aldiss The human race becomes sterile
Novel 1964 Eco Time of the Great Freeze Robert Silverberg Another ice age has engulfed Earth. A group from New York travels over the ice to London in the year 2650.
Television 1964–2002 War The Outer Limits "Soldier" (cited as an influence on the movie The Terminator); "Bits of Love"; "The Human Factor"; "The Vaccine"
Television 1965 War The War Game Peter Watkins
Novel 1965 War Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb Philip K. Dick
Game 1965 War Nuclear War Card Game Game by Flying Buffalo. A comical cataclysmic card game for 2–6 players of all ages.
Novel 1965 Aliens The Genocides Thomas M. Disch Alien flora is seeded on Earth, and quickly comes to dominate all landmasses, threatening humanity with extinction
Novel 1965 Eco A Wrinkle in the Skin (The Ragged Edge (U.S.)) John Christopher Civilization destroyed by massive worldwide earthquakes
Film 1965 Technology Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution
Story 1965 Technology The Cyberiad Stanisław Lem A collection of humorous short stories
Television 1966 War Ape and Essence Television adaptation of the novel of the same name
Film 1966 Aliens Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD Based loosely on "The Dalek Invasion of Earth', an early serial of the BBC television series Doctor Who, but not part of the official canon
Novel 1966 Eco The Crystal World J. G. Ballard The jungle in Africa starts to crystallize all life and expands outward
Novel 1966 Eco Make Room! Make Room! Harry Harrison Made into the 1973 film Soylent Green directed by Richard Fleischer – showing a world where humanity has become massively overpopulated, a vague ecological disaster is creating a growing dust bowl, and the entire economy is collapsing
Novel 1966, 1974, 1977 Technology Colossus Dennis Feltham Jones Plus two sequels called The Fall of Colossus (1974) and Colossus and the Crab (1977)
Novel series 1967–1988 Aliens The Tripods John Christopher Made into a TV series in the 1980s
Film 1967 War Late August at the Hotel Ozone
Cz. Konec srpna v Hotelu Ozon
[citation needed][29]
Film 1967 War In the Year 2889[citation needed] A remake of the 1955 Roger Corman film Day the World Ended that is set in the year 1977, despite the title.
Film 1967 War Journey to the Center of Time[citation needed] [30][citation needed]
Novel 1967 War Ice Anna Kavan Earth threatened by a nuclear winter
Story 1967 Technology "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" Harlan Ellison The result of an American supercomputer made for war becoming sentient and going rogue, driving humanity to extinction and leaving only five humans alive to be tortured for eternity by the now-omnipotent supercomputer, christening itself AM (both after its original designation of Allied Mastercomputer and the quote "Cogito, ergo sum"). This was later turned into a point-and-click computer game, where AM was voiced by Harlan Ellison himself.
Novel series 1967–2005 Technology The Berserker series Fred Saberhagen
Novel 1968 Technology Rite of Passage Alexei Panshin Earth, after building a dozen or so Ships and seeding a number of colony planets, is destroyed. The Ships are technologically advanced, but the colony planets have all to some extent regressed technologically. The Ships' populations are managed on strictly eugenic lines: as part of this, they deliberately strand their young on colony planets for a month in the Trial, both to weed out bad genes and as a rite of passage. Nebula Award winner, Hugo Award nominee.
Film 1968 War Planet of the Apes[13] Adapted from the novel La planète des singes by Pierre Boulle
Novel 1968 War Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick Basis for the film Blade Runner
Novel 1968 Technology The God Machine Martin Caidin
Comic 1968– War Cobalt 60 Vaughn Bodé First published in 1968, the series was revived from 1984-1985 and in 1993.
Novel 1968 Social Collapse Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner Set in a future of extreme over-population. Winner of the Hugo Award, the British Science Fiction award, and the French Prix Apollo.
Novel 1968, 1970 Supernatural Black Easter James Blish A black magician brings about the end of the world by releasing all of the demons from Hell. Followed by a sequel called The Day After Judgment (1970).
Film 1969 War The Bed Sitting Room[31] Absurdist comedy film set in a post-war London destroyed by a nuclear bomb in World War III. Originally based on a play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus.[citation needed][32]
Television 1969 War Salve Regina Four people seek refuge in the basement of a department store following a nuclear explosion
Novel 1969 War Damnation Alley Roger Zelazny Made into a movie and a Hawkwind song in 1977
Novel 1969 War Heroes and Villains Angela Carter
Film 1969 Disease The Seed of Man
ITA: Il Seme dell'uomo
Marco Ferreri [citation needed]
Novel 1969 Eco The Ice Schooner Michael Moorcock Set in a new ice age on Earth
Story 1969 War "A Boy and His Dog" Harlan Ellison
Film 1970 War Beneath the Planet of the Apes[33] The second film in the Planet of the Apes feature film series.
Novel 1970 War The Incredible Tide Alexander Key
Novel 1970 War The Last War Kir Bulychev In the Russian language
Novel 1970 War The Year Of The Quiet Sun Wilson Tucker
Film 1970 Eco No Blade of Grass[34] Based on the novel The Death of Grass
Novel 1970 Future collapse Ringworld Larry Niven An expedition from earth to find a futuristic planet, a ring surrounding a star, results in the members finding that a meteor puncture in the ring's floor and power failure caused the cities to break apart and civilization to collapse
Novel 1970 Supernatural, war, eco, human decline The Late, Great Planet Earth Carole C. Carlson, Hal Lindsey Bestselling blockbuster Bible prophecy-based "mockumentary" novel, adapted into a 1979 feature-length theatrical motion picture narrated by Orson Welles
Television 1970 Eco "Inferno" A Doctor Who serial in which attempts to tap Earth's core for power leads to a volcanic apocalypse.
Film 1971 War Glen and Randa[13] [citation needed][35]
Film 1971 War The Omega Man[36] An immune survivor of a biological/nuclear war battles plague-altered quasi-vampires bent on erasing all vestiges of science and technology. The second film version of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel I Am Legend
Novel 1971 War Love in the Ruins Walker Percy
Novel 1971 War The Overman Culture Edmund Cooper
Television 1971 Eco Timeslip 1971 TV series Timeslip: The Year of the Burn-Up – terraforming causes global warming
Novel 1971 Eco Mutant 59: The Plastic Eater Gerry Davis, Kit Pedler A microbe designed to eat waste plastic gets loose
Novel series 1971 Technology The Moderan series David R. Bunch
Novel 1971 Sun Inconstant Moon Larry Niven
Radio 1972 Aliens, disease, zombies The Peoria Plague Originally recorded and aired by station WUHN (now WSWT), in Peoria, Illinois[37][38]
Novel 1972 War Malevil Robert Merle
Novel 1972 War There Will Be Time Poul Anderson
Film 1972 Eco Silent Running Directorial debut for Douglas Trumbull. An ecologically minded astronaut struggles to save the last bio-dome preserving what is left of Earth's plant life. Adventures with uncooperative droids and the rings of Saturn ensue.
Novel 1972 Eco The Sheep Look Up John Brunner The United States is overwhelmed by environmental irresponsibility and authoritarianism
Novel 1972 Eco The End of the Dream Philip Wylie
Film 1972 Supernatural A Thief in the Night The evangelical Christian film series, sometimes referred to as the Mark IV films.
Film 1972 War Doomsday Machine In 1975, a crew of space travelers tries to colonize Venus after Earth is destroyed by a "doomsday device". Originally filmed in 1967, but (due to money problems) not finished and/or released until five years later. Directed by Herbert J. Leder, Lee Sholem, and producer Harry Hope.
Comic 1972– War Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth Jack Kirby
Film 1973 War Battle for the Planet of the Apes[citation needed] The fifth movie in the Planet of the Apes feature film series.
Film 1973 War Genesis II[39] Gene Roddenberry Later remade as the unsuccessful TV pilot Planet Earth
Film 1973 War Refuge of Fear
SPA: El refugio del miedo[citation needed][citation needed]
Film 1973 Eco Idaho Transfer Directed by Peter Fonda. A research team discover a way to travel into the future, and in doing so discover that a worldwide ecological catastrophe is imminent. They send a group of earnest teenagers forward in time to repopulate the Earth after the disaster – but it does not end well.
Novel 1973, 1976 Eco Children of Morrow and Treasures of Morrow H. M. Hoover Set in California several centuries after pollution has all but wiped out the human race; published in 1973 and 1976, respectively
Story 1973 Eco Flight of the Horse Larry Niven Collection of short stories
Comic 1973 Eco Violence Jack Go Nagai A manga series that tells the tale of a Japan devastated by a massive earthquake and mass volcanic eruption and isolated from the rest of the world, with the remnants of humanity divided between the strong and the weak. A sequel to Nagai's Devilman manga series.
Story 1973 Technology "Trucks" Stephen King An unknown phenomenon makes Earth's machines turn against humanity. It was later made into the movie Maximum Overdrive, which added an alien invasion subplot.
Novel 1973 Human decline The Camp of the Saints Jean Raspail
Television 1973 Unspecified The Starlost Harlan Ellison A Canadian-produced science fiction television series broadcast on CTV in Canada and on NBC in the United States.
Television 1973–1974 Technology Casshan
Film 1974 War The Third Cry
Fr. Le Troisième Cri
Swiss film.[citation needed][40]
Novel 1974 Future collapse The Mote in God's Eye Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle Mankind's growing interstellar empire discovers an old and sophisticated alien society restricted for millions of years to a single planet. Their hopes for a peaceful coexistence are shattered when they discover how the aliens control their population.
Television 1974 War Planet Earth Unsuccessful TV pilot remake of Genesis II
Television 1974 War Planet of the Apes TV series
Film 1974 Disease Where Have All The People Gone? Made for TV movie. A mutated virus created by a solar flare destroys virtually all of the human population. One family has survived, and endeavors to travel across America to their family home.
Film 1974 Eco Prophecies of Nostradamus
Film 1974 Human decline Zardoz John Boorman
Novel 1974 Disease The Last Canadian William C. Heine The planet is decimated by a virus, as told through the eyes of one survivor
Film 1978 Zombies Dawn of the Dead Survivors barricade themselves in a suburban mall amid a zombie apocalypse
Novel 1974, 1979, 1984, 1993 Monsters The Rats series - The Rats (1974), Lair (1979), Domain (1984) and The City (1993; a graphic novel) James Herbert Domain (1984) and The City (1993), the last two books of the series, show how, after a nuclear war, humanity is overthrown by mutated giant black rats.
Film 1975 War A Boy and His Dog[13] A young man (Don Johnson) and his dog (Tiger, the dog actor) struggle for survival and encounter strife in a harsh, post-apocalyptic wasteland where food, water, and women are scarce. Based on the writings of Harlan Ellison.[citation needed][41]
Film 1975 War Black Moon[citation needed] Surreal French production.
Film 1975 War La città dell'ultima paura [citation needed]
Film 1975 War The Noah[citation needed] Daniel Bourla An American soldier becomes the sole survivor of a nuclear war
Television 1975 War "Day of the Daleks" A Doctor Who serial that also features alien invasion. Guerrillas from the future explain that they are attempting to kill someone because he caused an explosion at a peace conference, starting a series of wars that left humanity vulnerable to conquest by the Daleks.[42]
Television 1975 War Return to the Planet of the Apes Animated TV series
Television 1975 War Strange New World Another unsuccessful TV pilot remake of Genesis II and Planet Earth
Television 1975–1977 Eco (nuclear waste explosion on the Moon, followed by earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, etc. on Earth, caused by the loss of the Moon) Space: 1999 Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson
Novel 1975 War Caravan Stephen Goldin
Novel series 1975 War The Horseclans series Robert Adams Seventeen-book series. First book The Coming of the Horseclans (1975)
Novel 1975 War Z for Zachariah Robert C. O'Brien
Film 1975 Disease The Ultimate Warrior [citation needed]
Novel 1975 Disease The Girl Who Owned a City O.T. Nelson Everyone over the age of twelve dies from a virus, leaving the unaffected children to fend for themselves.
Film 1975 Eco Logan's Run Society is chased into domes by an ecological disaster, and holds a ceremonial death ritual for all citizens who reach the age of 30 to control the population. A man who formerly helped control the population flees the domed city to avoid his own ceremony.
Novel 1975 Unspecified Dhalgren Samuel R. Delany
Television 1975–1977 Disease Survivors BBC series about the daily struggles of British survivors of a plague which kills most of the world population
Film 1976 War The People Who Own the Dark
Sp. Último deseo[citation needed][citation needed][43]
Amando de Ossorio
Novel 1976 War Deus Irae Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny Collaboration.
Novel 1976 Eco The HAB Theory Allan W. Eckert The stability of Earth comes into question
Novel 1976 War Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang Kate Wilhelm After a nuclear war starts, a prepared family escapes into their post-holocaust citadel, and over generations turns to cloning to continue the human race.[44]
Novel 1976 Eco The Winter of the World Poul Anderson Civilization and a new species has emerged from a deadly ice age that has destroyed all previous life
Novel 1976 Sun A World Out of Time Larry Niven
Television series 1976–1979 Eco Ark II Pollution devastates humanity
Novel 1977 Unspecified Eumeswil Ernst Jünger The story is set in an undatable post-apocalyptic world, somewhere in present-day Morocco
Film 1977 War Damnation Alley[45] A surviving American ICBM crew sets out across the U.S. in an armored vehicle in search of survivors in Albany, New York – based on the novel by Roger Zelazny
Film 1977 War Wizards Ralph Bakshi A good wizard and his evil brother battle some two millennia after Armageddon
Novel 1977 Impact Event Lucifer's Hammer Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle A comet impact
Novel series 1977– War The Shannara series Terry Brooks
Film 1977 Eco, supernatural Holocaust 2000 Directed by Alberto De Martino.
Comic 1977 War Judge Dredd Carlos Ezquerra, Pat Mills, John Wagner
Novel 1977 Disease Empty World John Christopher A virus wipes out the weak and the old, until the planet is populated by young teenagers only
Story 1977 Disease "Night Surf" Stephen King Collected in the book Night Shift.
Story 1977 Eco "The Screwfly Solution" Short story; tells the tale of a virus which turns males into female-hating psychopaths when sexually aroused
Television 1977 Eco Logan's Run (TV series) Logan's Run is an American science fiction television series, a spin-off from the 1976 film of the same name.
Story 1977 Aliens The Last Dog Mike Resnick
Comic 1977–1996 Technology Galaxy Express 999 Manga series
Television 1978–1980, 2003, 2004-2009 Aliens, Technology Battlestar Galactica A race of (alien-built (1978–80)/man-made (2003–09)) machine beings launch a devastating final assault upon the humans' original homeworlds, and chase a ragtag fleet of survivors, who are in search of a mythical planet called Earth.
Film 1978 War Deathsport[citation needed]
Television 1978 War Future Boy Conan Hayao Miyazaki An anime series where supermagnetic WMDs devastate Earth and cause virtually all land to be submerged underwater.
Novel 1978 Disease The Stand Stephen King
Film 1978 Aliens Invasion of the Body Snatchers Another film based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
Novel 1978 Unspecified False Dawn Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Two humans search for a way to survive in a toxic wasteland. Republished in 2001.
Game 1978–2010 War Gamma World Game from TSR, Inc., the makers of Dungeons & Dragons
Film 1979 War Ravagers[46] [citation needed]
Film 1979 Disease Plague Also known as Induced Syndrome (U.K.), M-3: The Gemini Strain (U.S.), or Mutation.
Television 1979 War Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Mostly futuristic in appearance, but outside of the gleaming Utopian city lies apocalyptic ruins swarming with mutants.
Novel 1979 War Down to a Sunless Sea David Graham
Novel series 1979–1982 Future collapse Last Legionary Douglas Hill A lone soldier fights to bring down the organization which unleashed a deadly radiation against his planet, killing all his people and rendering the planet uninhabitable
Film 1979 Impact Event Meteor
Song 1979 War "Your Attention Please" Scars Post-punk song adaptation of the 1961 Porter poem of the same name
Film 1979 Eco Quintet
Film 1979 Human decline Mad Max Australian movie; depicts a declining civilization through the eyes of the titular character who seeks revenge. Starring Mel Gibson.
Novel 1979 Unspecified Engine Summer John Crowley Civilization transformed several millennia past an unspecified collapse of civilization
Novel 1979–1992 Aliens The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
Game book series 1979–1998 Technology Choose Your Own Adventure Edward Packard
Novel 1980 War The Fifth Horseman Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre
Novel 1980 War Riddley Walker Russell Hoban
Novel 1980 War This Time of Darkness[47] H.M. Hoover
Song 1980 Technology "The Eighth Day" Hazel O'Connor Hit single
Film 1980 Disease Fukkatsu no hi Japanese film also known as Virus, directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Based on the 1964 book.
Novel 1980 Aliens Battlefield Earth L. Ron Hubbard
Game 1980 War NukeWar A turn-based strategy game from Avalon Hill for the Apple II, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, and other home computers
Novella 1980 Aliens "The Mist" Stephen King
Novel 1980 Aliens The Visitors Clifford D. Simak
Game 1980 War+ Missile Command Dave Theurer Arcade video game designed by Theurer and developed by Atari, Inc. Later ported to many different home computing and gaming platforms for many years afterward. Considered one of the most notable classic video games of all time.
Novel series 1980–1983 Human decline The Book of the New Sun Gene Wolfe
Novel 1980 Sun The Shadow of the Torturer Gene Wolfe Followed by The Claw of the Conciliator (1981), The Sword of the Lictor (1981), The Citadel of the Autarch (1982), and The Urth of the New Sun (1987).
Television 1980–1982 Impact Event Thundarr the Barbarian Events 2,000 years after the disaster of 1994
Game 1980–1983 War The Morrow Project Game from Timeline Ltd.
Film 1981 War Mad Max 2[11] The second installment in the Mad Max series, known as The Road Warrior in the U.S. This movie follows the titular character as he interacts with a community based around a small oil refinery and a group of marauding bandits. Starring Mel Gibson.
Film 1981 War Malevil Film version directed by Christian de Chalonge. Starring Michel Serrault, Jacques Dutronc and Jean-Louis Trintignant
Novel series 1981 War The Survivalist series Jerry Ahern First book 1981, Total War
Game 1981 War Aftermath! Game from Fantasy Games Unlimited
Novel series 1981 War The Pelbar Cycle Paul O. Williams Seven-book series. First book The Breaking of Northwall (1981); a thousand years after a series of nuclear exchanges. Re-published in 2005.
Novel 1981 Eco The Quiet Earth Craig Harrison Adapted into the 1985 movie of the same name.
Television 1981 Impact Event, Monsters, Disease The Day of the Triffids 1981 TV adaptation of The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Novel 1981 Technology Robot Revolt Nicholas Fisk
Comic 1981 Technology Uncanny X-Men John Byrne, Chris Claremont "Days of Future Past" story arc
Film 1982 War Battletruck Set in New Zealand, survivors of nuclear war (known as the Oil Wars) attempt to rebuild society while fending off the ambitions of a militaristic despot who has based himself in a mobile armored vehicle.
Film 1982 War 2020 Texas Gladiators[13] Post-apocalyptic Italian film[citation needed]
Film 1982 War The Aftermath[13] Returning astronauts encounter bikers and mutants in a post-nuclear setting. Released as Zombie Aftermath in the U.K.[citation needed]
Novel 1982 Human decline Friday Robert A. Heinlein Human society on a future Earth is slipping into a gradual, but inevitable, collapse
Novel 1982– Human decline The Dark Tower series Stephen King First book published in 1982
Comic 1982–1990 War Akira Katsuhiro Otomo Cyberpunk manga series published by Dark Horse Comics – about a group of young bikers in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo who clash with the government and psychics with incredible power. Adapted into a 1988 animated movie
Film 1982 War Human Highway[citation needed]
Television 1982 War World War III Originally broadcast on the NBC television network. The film's original director, Boris Sagal, died in a freak mishap during filming, and was replaced by his successor, David Greene. The teleplay was written by Robert L. Joseph.
Film 1982 War She[citation needed] A low-budget B-movie and an extremely loose adaptation of the novel She by H. Rider Haggard, starring Sandahl Bergman as a post-civilization warrior.
Film 1982 War Warriors of the Wasteland[13] After a nuclear war, humanity is reduced to starving tribes with roving gangs seeking to take what they can by force.
Television 1982 War Whoops Apocalypse
Novel 1982 Disease The White Plague Frank Herbert
Game 1982 Technology Robotron: 2084 Created by Williams
Television 1982–1983 Aliens The Super Dimension Fortress Macross The anime series and its sequels (rewritten and combined with The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada to create Robotech', which dealt similarly with post-apocalyptic themes).
Film 1983 War 2019, After the Fall of New York[13] An Italian film set in 2019 featuring a mercenary out to rescue the last fertile woman on Earth.
Film 1983 War Endgame[13]
Film 1983 War Exterminators of the Year 3000[citation needed] [48][49]
Film 1983 War Le Dernier Combat[50] Luc Besson
Film 1983 War Stryker[13] [citation needed][51]
Film 1983 War Testament[20]
Film 1983 War Warrior of the Lost World[13] A wanderer on a super-sonic motorcycle becomes the savior of a society of misfits.
Film 1983 War Yor, the Hunter from the Future [52]
Television 1983 War The Day After The effects of nuclear war on a Kansas town
Novel 1983 War The Amtrak Wars Patrick Tilley Series, set at the end of the 3rd millennium
Novel series 1983 War The Ashes series[53] William W. Johnstone First book 1983, Out of the Ashes
Comic 1983–1988 War Fist of the North Star Buronson, Tetsuo Hara Influential shonen manga series featuring a warrior trained in a powerful martial arts style rights wrongs and battles evil warlords in a post-apocalyptic world. Inspired the landmark anime series, a live-action film, and many games.
Novel 1983 War Hiero's Journey Sterling E. Lanier Plus a sequel calledThe Unforsaken Hiero (1985); a "metis" priest/killman quests across post-apocalyptic northeastern North America, 7,000 years in the future
Novel 1983 War The Last Children of Schewenborn
Die Letzten Kinder Von Schewenborn [de]
Gudrun Pausewang
Novel 1983 War Pulling Through Dean Ing
Novel 1983 War Trinity's Child William Prochnau
Novel series 1983 War Vampire Hunter D Hideyuki Kikuchi First book 1983, novels (and later anime movies), set 10,000 years after a nuclear war occurs in 1999
Television 1983–1984 Aliens Genesis Climber Mospeada Anime series (see also Robotech)
Television series 1983–1985 Aliens V
Film 1984 War Dark Enemy [citation needed]
Comic 1984–1995 Technology Dragon Ball In the Cell saga of Dragon Ball Z, a time traveler arrives from a post-apocalyptic future where two powerful killer androids have destroyed much of the world, and attempts to stop the same thing from happening in the main timeline.
Story 1984 War "Extinction is Forever" Louise Lawrence A scientist uses a time machine to travel to the future and film the results of a nuclear war in a bid to prevent it from happening. However, his actions could have serious repercussions for the mutated descendants of the human race.
Film 1984 War Radioactive Dreams[54] After an atomic war, Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in a bunker, then they find the keys to the last MX missile.[citation needed]
Film 1984 War Sexmission A Polish comedy. All men, except two who were hibernating, die after a war with the use of an M-bomb that kills only males.
Television 1984 War Threads BBC television docudrama
Television 1984 War Z for Zachariah BBC made-for-TV film adaptation of the 1975 novel of the same name
Novel 1984 War The Beast of Heaven Victor Kelleher A group of wanderers is scavenging a deserted landscape while two AI wardens are rowing about the last bomb.
Novel 1984 War Brother in the Land Robert Swindells
Novel 1984 War Doomsday Plus Twelve James D. Forman
Novel 1984 War Emergence David R. Palmer
Novel series 1984 War The Traveler series D. B. Drumm First book First, You Fight (1984)
Novel 1984 War Warday James Kunetka, Whitley Strieber
Novel 1984 Disease Clay's Ark Octavia Butler
Film 1984 Impact Event Night of the Comet When a comet passes too close to earth, two girls are left amid mutants.
Television 1984 War Countdown to Looking Glass Canadian-produced TV movie, directed by producer Fred Barzyk, and originally premiering in the United States, on the HBO pay-cable TV network
Film 1984 Eco Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind[55] Hayao Miyazaki Based on the manga of the same name
Novel 1984 Eco In the Drift Michael Swanwick Also an alternate history story – the 1979 Three Mile Island reactor incident resulted in a very large release of radioactivity, devastating the northeastern U.S.
Television 1984–1985 Aliens The Tripods An adaptation of the first two books in the trilogy by John Christopher
Television 1984–1987 War Fist of the North Star Landmark post-apocalyptic anime series based on the manga of the same name.
Game 1984–1993 War Twilight: 2000 Game from Game Designer's Workshop – set in a world where a Sino-Russian war degenerates into a limited nuclear conflict that eventually drags in Europe and America
Film 1984–2009 Technology The Terminator franchise Series of films dealing with a future devastated by a war between humans and machines, the attempt of the machines to kill the hero of the human resistance in the past, and the attempt of the hero and others to prevent this future from ever coming to pass
Film 1985 Zombies Day of the Dead A handful of soldiers and scientists holed up in an underground bunker try to survive and understand the zombies outside the gates. Final chapter of Romero's trilogy.
Film 1985 War Def-Con 4[13]
Film 1985 War Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome[13] The third installment in the Mad Max series. This film follows the titular character as he interacts with the post-apocalyptic community of Bartertown. Starring Mel Gibson.
Film 1985 War Warriors of the Apocalypse[13] After civilization is wiped out by nuclear war, an adventurer leads a group of wanderers on a search for the fabled Mountain of Life.
Novel 1985 War Children of the Dust Louise Lawrence
Novel 1985 War Fiskadoro Denis Johnson
Novel 1985 War Freeway Fighter Ian Livingstone Part of the "Fighting Fantasy" Gamebook series (like the Choose Your Own Adventure series)
Novel 1985 Human decline Galápagos Kurt Vonnegut After an ambiguous eradication of the human species, several people on a cruise to the Galápagos Islands get stranded there. Much to the dismay of the only male left, the women of the island continue the human species for thousands of years, where they evolve into seal-like creatures.
Comic 1985–1989 War Appleseed Masamune Shirow Japanese manga (and subsequent anime adaptations)
Novel 1985 War The Postman David Brin A novel set in Oregon after the apocalypse. Serves as a basis for the 1997 movie of the same name.
Novel 1985 War The Steel, the Mist and the Blazing Sun Christopher Anvil
Novel 1985 War This Is the Way the World Ends James Morrow
Film 1985 Disease City Limits [citation needed][56]
Novel 1985 Disease Blood Music Greg Bear
Novel 1985 Disease The Fourth Horseman Alan E. Nourse Follows the progression of a new outbreak of the Black Death and the struggle to survive as society collapses
Novel 1985 Aliens Footfall Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle Baby elephant-like invaders hurl asteroids at Earth; the humans revolt
Novel 1985 Eco The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood Dystopia is fueled by rampant infertility caused by pollution
Film 1985 Technology Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
Novel 1985 Technology The Adolescence of P-1 Thomas J. Ryan
Game 1985 Technology The Mechanoid Invasion Gamebook and its source books, supplements and sequels; was the first role-playing game from Palladium Books, conceived and written by Kevin Siembieda
Film 1985 Sun The Quiet Earth Based on the 1981 novel The Quiet Earth by Craig Harrison
Film 1986 War America 3000[citation needed] In Colorado, 900 years after a nuclear war in the U.S., humanity is sent back to the Stone Age.[citation needed]
Film 1986 War Fist of the North Star[citation needed] Animated Japanese film based on the manga of the same name.
Film 1986 War Robot Holocaust[13]
Film 1986 War The Sacrifice[57]
Film 1986 War When the Wind Blows Jimmy Murakami Adapting the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs
Film 1986 War Whoops Apocalypse
Novel series 1986– War The Deathlands series James Axler
Novel series 1986 War The Endworld series David L. Robbins First book 1986
Film 1986 Disease Dead Man's Letters Konstantin Lopushanskij
Story 1986 Aliens Maximum Overdrive Stephen King Aliens remotely control machines (trucks, cars and even vending machines) to kill the human population before invading. Based on the Stephen King short story "Trucks".
Novel 1986 Sun Songs of Distant Earth Arthur C. Clarke In which the last survivors of Earth arrive at a distant colony unexpectedly
Comic 1986–1993 War Ex-Mutants Set in a post-nuclear world
Film 1986 Eco Solarbabies Also known as Solarwarriors
Novel 1986 Eco Nature's End James Kunetka, Whitley Strieber
Story 1986 Eco "The End of the Whole Mess" Stephen King A distillate of a Texas aquifer, originally harvested and distributed worldwide to reduce human propensity for violence, curses humanity with premature Alzheimer's disease and senility
Manga 1986–1989 Aliens Outlanders Johji Manabe
Game 1986–2003 Future collapse, aliens Might and Magic series original universe Jon van Caneghem The games are set in colonies of the Ancients, an advanced space-faring race, several thousand years after all contact with the Ancients was lost due to them being engaged in interstellar war with an alien race called the Kreegan. This event, called the Silence, caused the colonies to regress into a medieval state and consider Ancients and their technology as mythical in nature.
Film 1987 War Cherry 2000[citation needed]
Novel 1987 War The King Awakes Janice Elliott King Arthur awakens in post-nuclear Britain.
Film 1987 War Creepozoids[58]
Film 1987 War Death Run[citation needed]
Film 1987 War Hell Comes to Frogtown[citation needed]
Film 1987 War Interzone [59]
Film 1987 War Steel Dawn[60] [61]
Film 1987 War The Survivalist The Soviet Union blames the U.S. for a nuclear explosion, and in the ensuing chaos, the protagonist must defend his family. Based on the Jerry Ahern pulp novel series.[citation needed]
Film 1987 War Survivor [citation needed]
Film 1987 War Urban Warriors Three technicians working in an underground laboratory discover that a nuclear war has destroyed most of the aboveground world.
Television 1987 War Knights of God
Novel 1987 War Fire Brats Scott Siegel First book 1987, co-authored with Barbera Siegel, grades 8–10
Novel series 1987 War Obernewtyn Chronicles Isobelle Carmody First book 1987
Novel 1987 War Swan Song Robert R. McCammon
Game 1987 War Crystalis Game from SNK
Game 1987– War (interstellar), Aliens (ancient civilizations), Disease (Mutations), Technology (Use of Artificial Intelligence), Supernatural (Daemons and Sorcery), Future collapse (Isolation of colonized planets), Social collapse (Return of medieval superstitions), Human decline (Negligence of fundamental human rights) Warhammer 40,000 The Eldar, a technologically advanced race who dominated the galaxy until the 29th millennium and was superior to the nascent human race, fell into moral decadence, causing the disfigurement of reality to numerous star systems colonized by the people of Earth fueled by the negative emotions of countless sentiment species brought into instability and unending conflict merely for survival, while at the same time the majority of humanity's population had degraded to a pre-industrial society because of the loss of technology due to a massive confrontation with artificially intelligent machines over thousands of years, until an Empire forcefully united most humans under a fascist totalitarian theocratic regime that conducted an unending war for the genocide of every other advanced lifeform, including some affected by supernatural factors.
Novel 1987 Aliens The Forge of God Greg Bear
Novel 1987 Eco Wolf In Shadow David Gemmell The world is devastated by huge tsunamis. Most of the technology left in the world is on par with the mid- to late 1800s, but there are some newer weapons around.
Novel 1987– Unspecified Wraeththu Storm Constantine A series of novels set in a world where humanity is replaced as the planet's dominant species by a race of mystic hermaphrodites. War and plague ravage the human population, but no single cause is specified.
Song 1987 Technology "Twilight of The Gods" Helloween
Novel 1987 Unspecified In the Country of Last Things Paul Auster
Television 1987–1988 Technology Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future After a war against the machines in which the humans lost, a small group of resistance fighters must keep humanity alive against the evil forces of Lord Dread.
Film 1988 War Akira Groundbreaking anime movie based on the manga of the same name
Film 1988 War Miracle Mile[citation needed]
Film 1988 War She-Wolves of the Wasteland[citation needed]
Television 1988–1999; 2009– Future collapse Red Dwarf British science-fiction sitcom; first ran between 1988 and 1999 and was restarted in 2009
Film 1988 War World Gone Wild [citation needed][62]
Novel series 1988 War Freeway Warrior Joe Dever First book 1988
Novel 1988 War The Gate to Women's Country Sheri S. Tepper
Novel 1988 War The Last Ship William Brinkley
Novel 1988 War Time Capsule[63] Mitch Berman
Film 1988 Aliens They Live Part science fiction thriller and part black comedy
Game 1988 Aliens Manhunter A computer game set in an alternate timeline where Earth's population is enslaved by an alien species known as the Orbs
Game 1988 Technology Wasteland Post-apocalyptic RPG, main story features a rogue AI that not only caused a nuclear war between the United States and Soviet Union, but also is attempting to eradicate any humans that survived
Novel 1988 Human decline At Winter's End Robert Silverberg
Game 1988 Social Collapse Dark Future Miniature wargame by Games Workshop – a role-playing game franchise composed of the game and associated novels and short-story anthologies set within the Dark Future universe
Novel 1988 Unspecified Tea from an Empty Cup Pat Cadigan A novel set in a cyberpunk world following a vaguely described natural cataclysm
Television 1988–1990 Aliens War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion The second season of this television spin-off from the 1953 movie was set after a successful alien invasion.
Film 1989 War The Blood of Heroes[13] David Webb Peoples Australian film written and directed by Peoples
Film 1989 Zombies The Dead Next Door Low-budget, Sam Raimi produced, zombie apocalypse film.
Film 1989 War Cyborg[64]
Film 1989 War Empire of Ash II[citation needed]
Film 1989 War Empire of Ash III[citation needed]
Novella 1989 Zombies On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks Joe R. Lansdale
Novella 1989 War Folk of the Fringe Orson Scott Card Novella "West", plus several short stories
Game 1989 War Badlands A racing game by Atari Games set in the aftermath of nuclear war with races taking place in the wastelands left over from the war.
Novel 1989 Disease Plague 99 Jean Ure Sequels Come Lucky April and Watchers at the Shrine
Film 1989 Eco Millennium
Film 1989 Eco Slipstream
Novel 1989 Eco Stark Ben Elton
Film 1989 Technology Gunhed
Film 1989 Technology Moontrap
Novel 1989 Monsters Moonbane Al Sarrantonio About a worldwide uprising of werewolves
Novel 1989 Supernatural The Dead Mark E. Rogers Combines themes of the Rapture and zombies
Story 1989 Disease "On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks" Joe R. Lansdale Bacteria causes the dead to rise. A bounty hunter chases his quarry and encounters an evil cult.
Film 1989 Eco A Visitor to a Museum Konstantin Lopushansky In a post-apocalyptic world, the population is divided and decimated. In the depths of the sea exists "the Museum", which can only be reached during occasional periods of low tide when the sea becomes a barren desert.
Film 1990 War The Handmaid's Tale[65]
Novel 1990–1994 Fantasy The Death Gate Cycle Series of books which take place after the world has been unmade and remade by magic
Novel 1990–2013 Supernatural, war The Wheel of Time series Robert Jordan An attempt by Aes Sedai researchers to tap into a newly discovered source of magic more advanced than the One Power leads to an experiment to bore a hole in the Pattern. It goes awry when it is discovered that the Bore leads to the Dark One's prison, allowing the Dark One to influence the world. This causes the male half of the One Power to be tainted, driving all male Aes Sedai mad and causing the Breaking of the World. The society regresses from futuristic to Renaissance-era, with only a few artifacts of the Age of Legends remaining.
Film 1990 War Hardware[13]
Film 1990 War Robot Jox
Television 1990 War The Girl from Tomorrow Australian children's drama in which a girl from the 31st century (after the Northern Hemisphere has been destroyed in the Great Disaster, later revealed to be a nuclear holocaust) becomes stranded in the 20th century. In the sequel, The Girl from Tomorrow Part II: Tomorrow's End (1993), she and her friends fight to prevent history from being changed in such a way that the Southern Hemisphere is destroyed as well.
Comic 1990–1991 War The Last American Series originally from Marvel in 1990/1991, re-released by Com.X
Novel 1990 War Nightfall Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg Extension written by Silverberg of the Asimov story of the same name
Game 1990 War Mad Max A single-player NES game based on the movie Mad Max 2.
Manga 1990–1995 War Battle Angel Alita Yukito Kishiro Manga series containing post-apocalyptic elements and taking place in a highly futuristic dystopian world
Game 1990 War Rifts A nuclear exchange triggers the return of Ley Lines and Interdimensional Rifts or portals. These Ley Lines and Portals subsequently cause several natural and supernatural disasters.
Film 1990 Disease A Wind Named Amnesia A mysterious plague has swept over the entire world, causing everyone to suffer from amnesia, leading to the collapse of civilization. Based on a novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi.
Television 1990 Disease Not with a Bang ITV show, about three people who lived after everyone else in England was turned to dust by a chemical that was accidentally released by a television presenter
Novel 1990 Disease The City, Not Long After Pat Murphy In the wake of a devastating worldwide plague, a handful of artists transform the city of San Francisco, and fend off marauders with a touch of magic
Novel 1990 Disease A Gift Upon the Shore M. K. Wren
Novel 1990 Divine prophecy Good Omens Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
Film 1990 Aliens I Come in Peace Also known as Dark Angel, directed by Craig R. Baxley
Novel 1990 Aliens The Madness Season Celia S. Friedman
Film 1990 Eco Mindwarp Taking place in the year 2037, the loss of the ozone layer has left most of the planet a desolate wasteland scattered with highly radioactive Death Zones.
Film 1990 Eco Omega Cop After an environmental holocaust, a lone cop battles a gang of rampaging marauders.
Novel 1990 Social Collapse Wolf and Iron Gordon R. Dickson A man and a wolf band together to survive in an America devastated by financial collapse
Television 1990–1991 Technology Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars
Television 1990–1992 Eco Captain Planet The Captain Planet two-part episode "Two Futures", in which the character Wheeler gets a glimpse of what could happen if damage to the environment was allowed to continue unchecked
Novel 1990–1994 War Gan Moondark Donald E. McQuinn Trilogy Warrior, Wanderer, and Witch, set in the Pacific Northwest, generations after World War III
Film 1991 War Delicatessen[66] Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Novel 1991 War Yellow Peril Wang Lixiong (pseudonym Bao Mi) Tn the Chinese. About a nuclear civil war in the People's Republic of China
Game 1991 War Armour-Geddon Game from Psygnosis
Novel 1991 Eco Fallen Angels Michael Flynn, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle Space-based civilization exists despite the government's wishes during an ice age
Game 1991 Eco Dark Sun A Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting by TSR, Inc. – focusing on a world that has been turned into an inhospitable desert by overuse of magic that destroyed the surrounding vegetation
Novel 1991–1995 Future collapse The General series David Drake, S. M. Stirling
Film 1991 Supernatural The Rapture
Television 1992 War woops! Short-lived sitcom about the survivors of a nuclear war
Game 1992 War Outlander A Mad Max-inspired driving game from 1992/93 for Snes and Genesis
Novel 1992 Disease The Children of Men P. D. James
Film 1992 Technology American Cyborg: Steel Warrior A film following the one woman who is able to conceive life after a third world war leaves the world's population sterile.
Novel 1992 Monsters Skeletons Al Sarrantonio The galaxy passes through a 'cloud' in space, which causes all previously expired creatures on Earth to return to life as bloodthirsty skeletons shrouded in ghostly mirages of their former selves
Game 1992 Aliens Galactix Backstory (featuring a satirical fake TV news story regarding the final depletion of the Amazon rain forest) and game play take place in (a fictional version of) the year 2019, in which a powerful alien attack force threatens to obliterate the Earth. Developed by Scott Host, for Cygnus Games (now Mountain King Studios).[67]
Manga 1992– War X/1999 Clamp
Game 1992 Sun, aliens Epic and its 1994 sequel Inferno Published by Ocean Software (now Atari). A Battlestar Galactica-esque 3-D space shooter video game for MS-DOS and other contemporary (at that time) personal computing platforms.
Song 1992 War "April 2031" Song by the band Warrant on their album Dog Eat Dog; depicts an Earth devastated by war where life lives on only by artificial means
Film 1993 War Cyborg 2[citation needed]
Film 1993 Eco Demolition Man
Film 1993 War Robot Wars[citation needed] Sequel to Robot Jox
Novel 1993 Disease Doomsday Book Connie Willis
Film 1993 Aliens Body Snatchers Another film based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
Game 1993 Aliens X-COM: UFO Defense and subsequent follow-ups The computer game.
Novel 1993 Eco, Social Collapse Parable of the Sower Octavia E. Butler
Film 1993 Eco The Last Border – Viimeisellä Rajalla One man's quest for revenge in a world where toxic waste has driven the remains of civilization into the Arctic Circle.
Novel 1993 Eco The Fifth Sacred Thing Starhawk
Novel 1993 Eco Deus X Norman Spinrad The results of global warming
Novel 1993 Eco This Other Eden Ben Elton The Earth's population is forced to live in Biodomes for 50 years while the environment recovers from humanity's actions
Game 1993 Eco Secret of Mana Takes place long after a time of environmental collapse that destroyed the world's older advanced civilizations
Novel 1993 Technology Computer One Warwick Collins
Novel 1993 Technology The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect Roger Williams
Game 1993 Technology RayForce Multia Japanese scrolling shooter arcade game
Television 1993 Monsters Cadillacs and Dinosaurs Animated TV series in which dinosaurs reclaim Earth. Based on the comic book series Xenozoic Tales.
Game 1993–present Technology The Mega Man X series A video game series created by Capcom
Game 1993–present Supernatural The Doom series A computer game series created by id Software – about a demonic invasion of human colonies on the moons of Mars. The sequel to the original game, Doom II: Hell on Earth, sees the demons invading Earth itself.
Television 1994 War Knight Rider 2010 Made for TV movie that was designed to be a pilot for a post-apocalyptic spin-off from the original Knight Rider TV series
Novel series 1994–2001 Eco The Greatwinter trilogy Sean McMullen Trilogy comprising Souls in the Great Machine, The Miocene Arrow, and Eyes of the Calculator. The first book was originally published as two books, starting in 1994. An ancient whale species recreated through a genetic experiment turns out to have been telepathic, and the whales issue a telepathic call which cause most of humanity and other large land mammals to walk into the oceans and drown.
Television 1994 Disease Stephen King's The Stand TV miniseries
Television 1994 Impact Event Highlander: The Animated Series
Game 1994 Impact Event Illusion of Gaia A Super NES game where a comet passes next to Earth, which is a malicious being whose light turns humans into monsters. The story takes place in an altered reality, where the approaching comet already changed the timeline and reality.
Game 1994 Supernatural Final Fantasy VI Titled Final Fantasy III in its initial American launch, this RPG features a plot twist in where villain Kefka moves magical statues out of their intended alignment, which in turn causes the balanced fictional world to fall into ruin, and Kefka to become its new god while protected by the powers of the same statues.
Game 1994 Technology Metaltech: Earthsiege And its sequels, from Sierra Entertainment
Game 1994 Technology Rise of the Robots Multi-developed by Mirage Studios. A fighting game.
Game 1994 Technology System Shock Looking Glass Technologies – incorporates elements from the alien invasion theory.
Game 1994 Impact event Primal Rage A fighting-style game where a meteor hits Earth and wipes out modern technology, reducing them to several Stone Age-type tribespeople. The continents are rearranged, and seven dinosaur-like deities fight for control over the new Urth.
Novel 1994–1996 Future collapse Reaches David Drake
Television 1994 Aliens, impact event Without Warning Directed by Robert Iscove, and originally broadcast over the CBS television network
Novel 1994 Unspecified Vanishing Point Michaela Roessner Life in Silicon Valley 30 years after the mysterious and spontaneous disappearance of 90% of the world's population. The Winchester Mystery House ("The House") serves as a focal point for parallel universes and inexplicable energies that are changing the world and its post-Vanishing children.
Manga 1994–2006 Eco Yokohama Kaidashi Kiko Hitoshi Ashinano Japanese manga series, set in a peaceful post-cataclysmic Japan, after an untold environmental disaster
Film 1995 War Fist of the North Star[citation needed] Live-action martial arts film based on the manga of the same name
Film 1995 War Judge Dredd[11]
Film 1995 Disease 12 Monkeys[68] Directed by Terry Gilliam – Based on La jetée (see above).
Film 1995 Impact Event Tank Girl Loosely based on the comic book series by Jamie Hewlett
Game 1995 Aliens Chrono Trigger The console game, where modern civilization is at risk of being destroyed by an alien parasite in AD 1999
Film 1995 Eco Waterworld[68] Global Warming has caused all landmasses on Earth to be covered by the sea. The remnants of humanity survive on "atolls," mechanical floating cities that are constantly attacked by pirates with steam-driven ships. Some humans have evolved to become amphibious to live among the old wreckage beneath the waves. Many people live in hope of finding the mythical "Dryland," the place safe from the seas (which turns out to be the Himalayan Mountains).
Novel 1995 Eco Mother of Storms John Barnes A tactical nuclear strike in the North Pacific releases massive amounts of methane, spawning worldwide super-hurricanes
Novel 1995 Eco Ill Wind Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason A microbe consumes all materials based on petroleum
Film 1995 Technology Screamers
Novel 1995 Supernatural The End of the Age Pat Robertson
Novel series 1995–2007 Supernatural Left Behind Novel series concerning the Rapture
Film 1995 War Fist of the North Star A live-action film based on the manga of the same name about a battle for control of a post World War III world.
Novel 1995/2005 Eco The Mara and Dann novels Doris Lessing Mara and Dann and its sequel, Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog, are set in a future ice age. Other Lessing novels, like Memoirs of a Survivor and Shikasta, also deal with apocalyptic themes.
Other 1995– War Ayreon Arjen Anthony Lucassen Series of concept albums depicting the end of life on Earth in 2084 due to, among other factors, a catastrophic nuclear war
Comic 1995 Technology Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith Comics, great Droid Revolution
Television 1995 Technology Space: Above and Beyond A subplot involves humanity fighting a race of cyborgs called Silicates.
Game 1995 Technology I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream From Cyberdreams
Game 1995 Technology Vertical Force A vertical shoot-'em-up scroller game, with two layers for Nintendo's Virtual Boy video game system.
Game 1995 Technology Red Alarm Nintendo
Television 1995 Supernatural Neon Genesis Evangelion Humanity's unearthing of a being known as Adam brings about the Second Impact, a catastrophic shockwave which destroys Antarctica and subsequently leads to the extinction of thousands of organisms, the destruction of much of the civilized world, and the deaths of billions. Millions more die from the social and economic troubles which follow this impact and the ensuing wars.
Game 1995 Supernatural Mortal Kombat 3 The third installment of the Mortal Kombat series. Supernatural warlord Shao Kahn has taken over the realm of Earth, taking the souls of much of the populace. Extermination squads roam the land in search of the few surviving Kombatants that oppose him.
Game 1995–present Eco The Command & Conquer: Tiberian series A radioactive, self-replicating alien crystal known as Tiberium crashes on Earth in 1995 and gradually renders most of the Earth's surface uninhabitable over the next several decades.
Film 1996 Eco Escape from L.A.[13] The sequel to Escape From New York, the film is set in an America that has become a theocratic dictatorship. Central to the plot is Los Angeles Island, the remains of what was once the city of Los Angeles after "the Big One," where those who break the government's new laws are deported to.
Film 1996 War Star Trek: First Contact[citation needed] A late-21st century Earth is devastated by nuclear conflict.
Manga 1996–2008 Future collapse Trigun Yasuhiro Nightow
Novel 1996 Future collapse Endymion Dan Simmons Plus a sequel called The Rise of Endymion
Novel 1996 War Arc Light Eric L. Harry Limited nuclear war between the United States and Russia
Film 1996 Aliens Independence Day A fleet of alien warships appear over several Earth cities and lay waste to them.
Film 1996 Aliens Mars Attacks! Based on the trading card series Mars Attacks (1962)
Novel 1996 Aliens The Killing Star Charles Pellegrino, George Zebrowski Aliens conduct a preemptive strike against humanity with relativistic missiles
Story 1996 Aliens War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches Edited by Kevin J. Anderson - an anthology of short stories set during the events of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Film 1996 Technology Omega Doom
Novel 1996 Technology Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88 Kevin J. Anderson
Game 1996 Human decline The House of the Dead The House of the Dead series of Sega video games. Scientist Dr. Curien finds a way to reanimate the dead, though not without disastrous results. Later in the series' timeline, Caleb Goldman uses the undead in his mission to destroy the human race and protect the Earth from further destruction by humans.
Television 1996, 1999 Technology The Outer Limits The 1996 episode "Resurrection" and the 1999 episode "The Human Operators"
Television 1996–1997 Impact Event After War Gundam X In the series' backstory, a brutal war sees multiple space colonies dropped on Earth, rendering much of the world uninhabitable.
Game 1996–present Disease Resident Evil A multi-video game series
Television 1997 Sun "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars" J. Michael Straczynski An episode of Babylon 5
Film 1997 War The Postman[13] Partly based on the David Brin novel; starring Kevin Costner
Novel series 1997– Aliens Outlanders Mark Ellis (pseudonym James Axler)
Game 1997 Disease POD: Planet of Death A mining accident unleashes a virus from within the colonized Jovian moon Io. Races are held to determine the winner of the last seat in the last shuttle leaving.
Novel 1997 War Aftermath LeVar Burton American civilization crumbles after a civil war pitting blacks against whites and a devastating earthquake
Game 1997 Impact Event Dark Earth Set in an unspecified post-apocalyptic region on an Earth shrouded by an impact winter and plagued by a dangerous mutagenic substance called "Archessence" – the game centers on a technologically regressed medieval-like society.
Game 1997 War Interstate '76 Game from Activision
Game 1997 War The KKnD series
Television 1997 Impact Event Asteroid
Novel 1997 Impact Event Titan Stephen Baxter About a crewed mission to Titan while China directs an asteroid to hit Earth
Novel 1997 Aliens The Alien Years Robert Silverberg
Novel 1997 Supernatural Shade's Children Garth Nix A novel in which a group of extradimensional beings invade Earth and cause all human adults over the age of 14 to vanish
Game 1997 Aliens Spellcross Turn-based strategy game on PC
Game 1997 Eco 7th Legion PC game. The Chosen, a group consisting of a corporate- and government-determined human elect, depart a heavily polluted Earth via a fleet of starships, returning as a force to re-occupy Earth, fighting against the titular 7th Legion, a coalition of the most advanced post-apocalypse humans on Earth.
Game 1997 Technology GURPS Reign of Steel A setting for the GURPS role-playing system, where machines have taken over the world after a war with humanity that the humans lost.
Film 1997 Human decline The End of Evangelion All humankind are reverted to a "primordial soup" and merged into a single consummate being.
Manga series 1997– War Desert Punk Usune Masatoshi Later adapted into an anime series
Film 1997 Unspecified Alien Resurrection Features a deleted scene (restored to the film in the Alien Quadrilogy box set) in which Ripley and the other survivors land the Auriga in a devastated Paris. The cause of the destruction is never made clear.
Film 1997 Unspecified Trucks Canadian/American made-for-TV adaptation of the Stephen King short story by the same name.
Game 1997–present War The Fallout series A nuclear war in 2077 devastates much of the U.S. Players start out in underground shelters called Vaults.
Film 1998 War Six-String Samurai[69]
Game 1998 War BattleTanx Vehicular combat game from The 3DO Company. Nearly all women around the world are killed in a nuclear war and the few female survivors are prized by men.
Game 1998 War Vigilante 8 Activision
Novel 1998 Disease The Transall Saga Gary Paulsen
Television 1998 Supernatural Silent Mobius Kia Asamiya The manga and subsequent anime movies and TV series set in a Blade Runner-style world which has been invaded by demonic beings.
Novel 1998 Impact Event Moonfall Jack McDevitt
Film 1998 Sun Last Night Don McKellar Follows the lives of several individuals as they cope with their final six hours on Earth before its apparent incineration by the Sun (the cause of the apocalypse is never directly stated)
Film 1998 Aliens The Faculty Directed by Robert Rodriguez – six students are about to find out that their teachers are really from another planet
Game 1998 Aliens Half-Life A resonance cascade causes extra-dimensional aliens to invade Earth
Other 1998 Aliens Getter Robo Armageddon OVA, where a combination of a nuclear missile and amorphous alien Invaders results in a war with the fate of humanity at stake
Novel 1998 Eco Aftermath Charles Sheffield Alpha Centauri goes supernova and causes cataclysmic climate change
Novel 1998 Eco Dust Charles Pellegrino All the insect species on Earth die out, and the ecology crashes as a result
Game 1998 Technology RayCrisis MultiA prequel to RayForce
Game 1998 Supernatural Tribe 8 A role-playing game in which sadistic demons invade (and conquer) Earth.
Game 1998 Technology KKnD2: Krossfire The sequel to KKnD; as part of its plot, Series 9 are advanced farming robots that have taken it unto themselves to destroy all life
Other 1998 Technology Obsolete Fear Factory
Game 1998 Future collapse Xenogears PlayStation game set in a world with two nations fighting with weapons found in ancient ruins. Also, human fossils are all recent on the planet.
Novel 1998 Disease Eternity Road Jack McDevitt 1,700 years after a deadly plague has wiped out the great civilizations of man, the survivors' descendants have built up a new, comparably primitive society.
Film 1998 Supernatural Apocalypse Also, the series of films made in the 1990s and 2000s by Cloud Ten Pictures
Manga 1998–present Disease Eden: It's an Endless World Hiroki Endo
Game 1998 Aliens, technology (cyber-terrorism) Red Baron 2573 [70]
Television 1998–1999 Eco Cowboy Bebop Disaster. The 1998–1999 anime series in which a man-made disaster has caused Earth's Moon to fragment, resulting in a constant rain of meteor strikes on the planet and forcing humanity to move out into the Solar System.
Television 1999 War Now and Then, Here and There An anime series that takes place 10 billion years into the future, where humanity lusts for power and children are forced into military duty.
Novel 1999 War Resurrection Day Brendan DuBois Set 10 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, which escalated into nuclear war
Game 1999 War BattleTanx: Global Assault Game from The 3DO Company – sequel to BattleTanx
Game 1999 War Warzone 2100
Television 1999 Disease Crusade A spin-off from the TV show Babylon 5
Game 1999 Disease Abomination: The Nemesis Project Video game
Television 1999 Impact Event The Last Train[71] Cruel Earth in Canada. British TV six-part drama.
Television 1999 Impact Event Thunderstone
Game 1999 Aliens Chrono Cross The 1999 console game, where in alternate timelines modern civilization was destroyed by an alien parasite in AD 1999
Novel 1999 Eco The Rift Walter Jon Williams
Game 1999 Technology System Shock 2 Sequel to System Shock
Comic 1999–2004 Technology The Matrix Comics Originally released as webcomics
Game 1999 Technology Galerians PlayStation, developed by Polygon Magic
Game 1999 Technology Descent 3 PC developed by Outrage Entertainment, which explains that mostly mining robots were attacked by an unknown virus and are now attacking people
Television 1999 Human decline The Big O The Japanese manga and anime, where humans apparently suffered mass amnesia 40 years prior and are afraid to leave their city, Paradigm – it is a sort of mecha/apocalypse subclass of its own; the protagonist has to battle mechanical beings and other robots who are trying to destroy the remnants of the human race.
Television 1999 Monsters Future Shock Godzilla: The Series episode, the H.E.A.T. crew passes through a mysterious time-storm and travels to a post-apocalyptic 2022 where the earth has been overrun by monsters called D.R.A.G.M.A.s.
Game 1999 Future collapse Homeworld PCDeveloper Relic Entertainment – A small human civilization on the desert planet of Kharak on the edge of the galaxy is brought to the brink of extinction for violating a forgotten 5,000-year-old treaty forbidding them from developing hyperspace technology. The survivors, however, are fortunate to have the use of the recently completed Mothership – a large colony vessel meant to take them back to their ancient and forgotten homeworld near the center of the galaxy, Hiigara – The game was succeeded by sequels Homeworld: Cataclysm and Homeworld 2.
Game 1999–2000 War Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri A ship leaves Earth on the eve of World War III to found a new colony orbiting Alpha Centauri
Television 1999–2003 Disease The Tribe New Zealand TV series that takes place in a near-future in which all the adults have been killed by a man-made virus and the children have to survive on their own
Film 1999–2003 Technology The Matrix Series of films dealing with a future where machines have trapped humanity in an illusory world, and the struggle of the surviving humans of the post-apocalyptic real world to free the rest of humanity from the illusion
Film 2000 War On the Beach[citation needed] A remake of the 1959 film.
Game 2000 War Earth 2150 Also Earth 2160 - the world is destroyed in 2150 and people settle on Mars in 2160
Game 2000 Disease Deus Ex PC game in relation to the Gray Death
Game 2000 Impact Event The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask A Nintendo 64 game where the main character, Link, has three days to save the world of Termina from its moon that has broken from orbit
Manga series 2000–2001 War Saikano Shin Takahashi
Film 2000 Aliens Battlefield Earth Based on the novel of the same name by L. Ron Hubbard
Film 2000 Aliens Titan A.E. 2000 animated post-apocalyptic dystopian science fiction
Game 2000 Technology Gunlok A squad-based action-adventure computer game developed by Rebellion Developments
Novel 2000 Supernatural Demons John Shirley Revolves around a demonic invasion of Earth
Comic 2000–2014 Impact event, war Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Yukito Kishiro A continuation of the former manga series containing the same elements as the previous series, but goes into greater detail as to how the dystopia came about
Television 2000–2002 Social Collapse Dark Angel James Cameron, Charles H. Eglee After terrorists detonate a nuclear weapon in the Earth's orbit, all computer data is destroyed, bringing about an economic collapse, but with minimal loss of life.
Television 2000–2005 Future collapse Andromeda Gene Roddenberry
Film 2000– Supernatural Left Behind Film series based on the book series, concerning the Rapture
Novel 2000 Eco The Last Book in the Universe Rodman Philbrick
Story 2001 War "Autobahn nach Poznan" Andrzej Ziemianski
Comic 2001–2002 Sun Just a Pilgrim Garth Ennis Limited series by Ennis depicting the adventures of a man traveling on Earth's surface a few years after a solar event called The Burn. Followed by a sequel, Just a Pilgrim: Garden of Eden.
Novel 2001–2005 Monsters Trinity Blood Sunao Yoshida Illustrations by Thores ShibamotoLight novel involving a war between humans and vampires
Game 2001– Aliens Halo series An alien alliance called the Covenant begin attacking human colonies in 2525. By 2552, almost all of the human colonies are destroyed and the Covenant are attacking Earth.
Story 2001 Disease "After the Plague" T. Coraghessan Boyle Short story and collection
Novel series 2001 War Mortal Engines Quartet Philip Reeve First book 2001. Set in the distant future after a nuclear war. Cities are turned into machines on wheels which hunt other cities and 'eat' them. The first book follows the story of two children who have fallen off a city, and are trying to find it again so they can get back on, while the dictator of their city plans on using a weapon to destroy all of the land dwellers – people who have not upgraded their cities to be on wheels.
Game 2001 War Darwin's World A role-playing game from Impressions
Film 2001 Disease Ever Since the World Ended[72][citation needed] A faux documentary set in San Francisco 12 years after a plague kills most of humanity and only 186 people remain in the city.
Novel 2001 Disease Idlewild Nick Sagan
Anime 2001–2002 Supernatural X/1999 Clamp Anime in which the Seven Dragons of Heaven battle the Dragons of Earth to save the world
Novel 2001 Disease The Night of the Triffids Simon Clark Sequel to The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Game 2001 Disease After the Bomb Role-playing game
Novel 2001 Impact Event The Peshawar Lancers S.M. Stirling
Game 2001 Impact Event Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies PlayStation 2 game centered in a fictional continent years after an asteroid crashes at several locations
Game 2001 Supernatural Final Fantasy X A role-playing game, in which an advanced civilization is threatened and destroyed by supernatural forces that religion is knowingly, and in some ways unknowingly, centered on.
Film 2001 Human decline A.I. Depicts human extinction after 2,000 years
Film 2001 Aliens Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within CGI animated film about spirit-based aliens roaming Earth after an asteroid crash over 30 years before
Game 2001 Technology Outlive A real-time strategy. Earth created robotic lifeforms allegedly to mine Titan's resources, though in reality they were to be used as a secret army. When the plan surfaced, the World Council lost power but the robots returned and occupied the planet in the name of their creators.
Game 2001 Human decline Pikmin And its sequel, the 2004 video game Pikmin 2, is set on an unnamed planet simply called as the planet of the Pikmin, inhabited by animals and plants. Although it is unnamed in-game, several cutscenes show it as Earth, or at least a very Earth-like planet. Further hints are man-made objects in both games like the Abstract Masterpiece, a bottle cap, and the Remembered Old Buddy, a R.O.B., as well as the stage based on the Pikmin planet in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Distant Planet, which its data refers to as Earth.
Film 2001 Monsters Kairo Kiyoshi Kurosawa In which the world is overrun by humanoid ghosts, and everything is destroyed by them. Based on a novel of the same name.
Game 2001 Sun Tetris Worlds
Television 2001–2002 Technology Digimon Tamers
Film 2002 War Equilibrium[citation needed] After barely surviving another worldwide conflict, humanity rejects all emotion and outlaws all forms of expression which might encourage emotional response.
Television 2002 Human decline The Future Is Wild Uses computer animation to simulate the sort of creatures that may evolve from present-day animals. In the world depicted in the series, the human race has left Earth to colonize the stars. The future descendants of humanity have sent probes back to Earth to record what has become of it.
Television 2002 War Saikano Anime series
Film 2002 Zombies 28 Days Later Ordinary citizens are forced to fight through hordes of rabid zombies after a virus ravages Britain
Film 2002 Disease Teenage Caveman Directed by Larry Clark - set in the post-apocalyptic future where after the majority of humans die from a mysterious viral plague, the remaining humans have conformed to primitive tribalism
Television 2002 Disease Smallpox TV movie
Novel 2002 Disease The Years of Rice and Salt Kim Stanley Robinson Set in a world devastated by the Black Death in medieval Europe, which killed 99% of the European population before they could discover the Americas
Game 2002 Disease Soldiers of Anarchy PC video game featuring a group of ex-soldiers who spent 10 years underground after the Spontaneous Genome Degeneration Syndrome (SGDS), an artificially created virus raged across the globe in 2004, nearly wiping off humanity. Although the virus was released to make money with the antidote, it was not distributed for some reason.
Film 2002 Impact Event The Time Machine Downfall of man caused by the Moon breaking apart and bombarding Earth with rocks after extensive lunar mining
Film 2002 Aliens Signs Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Film 2002 Eco Jason X The 10th Friday the 13th film - Earth became a polluted wasteland by 2455, so humanity left Earth and colonized a planet designated as Earth 2
Game 2002 Eco The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Video game in which a flood has decimated the fictional world of Hyrule
Novel 2002 Technology The Butlerian Jihad Kevin J. Anderson Part of the Dune universe
Film 2002 Monsters Reign of Fire Dragons wreak havoc and destroy human civilization
Television 2002–2003 War Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Anime series involving a war between naturally-born humans (Naturals) and genetically enhanced humans (Coordinators)
Television 2002–2003 Eco Overman King Gainer Anime series, which depicts humanity living in domes after an ecological disaster
Game 2002–2004 War Neocron Game for the Personal Computer by Reakktor Media
Television 2002–2004 Disease Jeremiah Showtime cable television series, based on the comic book of the same name. In the year 2021, 15 years after a virus kills everyone over the age of puberty, the child survivors have grown up, living on the scraps of the old world.
Novel 2002–2004 Technology The Legends Of Dune trilogy Part of the Dune universe
Comic 2002–2008 Disease Y: The Last Man Comic book series that features a lone man and his pet monkey as the last living male mammals in a world populated only by women; series written by Brian K. Vaughan and published by Vertigo Comics
Comic 2002 War Hulk: The End Bruce Banner/The Hulk is the last human on earth around 200 years after a nuclear war has turned the planet into a nuclear wasteland.
Novel 2002–2004 Eco The Snowfall Trilogy Mitchell Smith Novel trilogy comprising Snowfall, Kingdom River, and Moonrise. North America has retreated into hunter-gatherer societies and military kingdoms some 500 years after an apocalyptic ice age
Comic 2003 War Judge Dredd vs. Aliens
Film 2003 Unspecified Dream Warrior Dream Warrior at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
Television 2003 Human decline Wolf's Rain This manga/anime series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where constant conflicts between nobles leaves whole parts of the earth uninhabited, cities in ruins, and technology rare. Only the nobles possess futuristic ships, and the richest have domed cities where the debilitated Earth can still support life. Wolves are proclaimed extinct, but found a way to enchant humans. Five wolves are on a quest to find 'Paradise', along with a Flower-Maiden, who was created from a Lunar Flower by a Noble. A second apocalypse ends the series, with a presumable renewing of the planet. Four of the five characters are seen in the renewed world.
Song 2003 Unspecified Absolution Apocalyptic album by the band Muse
Film 2003 War Deathlands: Homeward Bound[citation needed] Based on the book series Deathlands
Film 2003 War Time of the Wolf
Novel 2003 War The City of Ember Jeanne DuPrau A novel set in an underground city 241 years after a nuclear war.
Novel 2003 War Revelation by Lord John
Pl. Apokalipsa wedlug Pana Jana
Robert J. Szmidt
Novel 2003 War The Third World War Humphrey Hawksley
Game 2003 War Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death Game
Novel 2003 Disease Full Circle David Mitchell
Film 2003 Human decline Le Temps du Loup Michael Haneke's film (The Time of the Wolf) follows a family through the (French?) countryside after an undefined catastrophic collapse of civilization.
Story 2003 Impact Event Shikari in Galveston
Novel 2003 Supernatural The Rising Brian Keene Plus its sequel City of the Dead. Rather than the zombies being an infection, as in most zombie fiction; these zombies are reanimated by demonic entities, the Sisquisim, from the Old Testament.
Novel series 2003 Aliens Vampire Earth E. E. Knight
Game 2003 Aliens UFO: Aftermath The computer game and its sequels UFO: Aftershock and UFO: Afterlight by Altar Games
Film 2003 Eco Dragon Head Based on the manga of the same name
Film 2003 Eco It's All About Love
Novel 2003 Eco Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood
Novel 2003 Eco Clade Mark Budz
Television 2003 Eco Encrypt Set in the year 2068, the Earth's surface is in a cataclysmic upheaval, much of it transformed into wasteland by unstoppable storms (the byproduct of the destruction of the ozone layer). It was directed by Oscar Luis Costo.
Film 2003 Technology Galerians: Rion
Other 2003 Technology The Protomen The Protomen The band's self-titled album
Anime 2003 Technology Texhnolyze Hamasaki Hiroshi(Information by My Anime List)
Novel 2003 Technology Robota Orson Scott Card, Doug Chiang Also illustrated by Chiang.
Novel 2003 Technology The Machine Crusade Kevin J. Anderson Part of the Dune universe
Game 2003 Technology Neuroshima The Polish role-playing game from Portal Publishing
Game 2003 Social Collapse Deus Ex: Invisible War Ion Storm (developer)
Eidos Interactive
(publisher). After total global economic collapse (an event known simply as "The Collapse", all religion is collected into one, which is in conflict with the new world order. Throughout the game, the player can choose to be on either side, affecting the game's outcome.
Novel 2003–2007 Aliens The Legacy Trilogy Ian Douglas
Film 2004 War Appleseed[73]
Film 2004 War, Technology Casshern[citation needed] Based on two Japanese anime series. A race of super-robots led by their leader, Black King, take over the world.
Novel 2004 War Cloud Atlas David Mitchell One of the six novellas by Mitchell set in a post-apocalyptic future
Novel 2004 War The People of Sparks Jeanne DuPrau The second book in DuPrau's City of Ember series.
Novel 2004–2009 Human decline Biomega Tsutomu Nihei Followed the manga NOiSE, Blame! and Net Sphere Engineer by Nihei. Published between 2004 and 2009
Film 2004 Zombies Dawn of the Dead Individuals try and survive a zombie outbreak by securing a shopping mall. Remake of the 1978 movie.
Novel 2004 War Cowl Neal Asher
Other 2004– Impact event Compilation of Final Fantasy VII Includes video games, short stories, and animated features; revolves largely around the fate of a planet which is ravaged by the impact a giant meteor/asteroid, summoned by magic; published between 2004 and 2009
Novel 2004 War Fitzpatrick's War Theodore Judson
Game 2004 Aliens Half-Life 2 Game from Valve; the game is set in 20 years after an multidimensional organization successfully takes over Earth in 7 hours, transforming humans into a slave labor force.
Novel 2004 Disease A Planet for the President Alistair Beaton
Novel 2004 Disease White Devils Paul McAuley
Film 2004 Impact Event Post Impact The asteroid Bay-Leder 7 was found to be powerful enough to wipe out the whole civilization. Although a top-secret experimental satellite weapon was able to cut it in two, the smaller piece impacted in West Russia, turning Europe into an ice-covered "death zone".
Film 2004 Eco The Day After Tomorrow Based in part on the novel The Coming Global Superstorm by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber
Novel 2004 Eco Crache Mark Budz
Novel 2004– Unspecified The Emberverse series S. M. Stirling Series of novels and short stories. A disaster of indeterminate cause (most speculation within the novels concerns an all-powerful outside force, often facetiously referred to as "alien space bats") causes electricity, combustion engines, and modern explosives to cease functioning.
Novel 2004 Eco The Snow Adam Roberts The world is buried under kilometers of unnatural snow
Television 2004 Eco 10.5 The 2004 miniseries 10.5 and its 2006 follow-up 10.5: Apocalypse; in which a series of earthquakes tears America apart, separating the West Coast from the rest of the U.S.
Game 2004 Eco The Fall: Last Days of Gaia PC - A German 3D role-playing game situated in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity is facing its possible end. The focus of the game is the deep story and the unique characters, with living environment offering many well-thoughtout sidequests. Gameplay similar to the Fallout series, although with a more traditional RPG approach in which the player can assemble a whole party in order to improve chances in battles and include specialists with complementary skills.
Film 2004 Technology Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Comic 2004 War The Punisher: The End
Novel 2004 Technology The Battle of Corrin Kevin J. Anderson Part of the Dune universe
Manga series 2004 Technology Deus Vitae Takuya Fujima
Novel 2004 Supernatural The Taking Dean Koontz A novel in which a malevolent demonic force kills off the majority of the human race
Game 2004 Supernatural The Shadow of Yesterday A role-playing game in which the unification of all people in a fantasy world under a single, supernatural language results in the destruction of a world by what is presumed to be an asteroid that becomes that world's new Moon, one that eclipses the Sun for a week out of each month.
Television 2004 Technology Zentrix
Game 2004 Technology Splicers A role-playing game set in the midst of a war between humans and a worldwide computer intelligence
Television 2004 Supernatural Just the Two to Us! The Fairly OddParents episode, Timmy wishes that he, his crush Trixie and his fairy god parents were the only intelligent life on earth.
Game 2004 Technology Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet MultiIs a Japanese post-apocalyptic visual novel
Film 2004 Human decline Idiocracy Takes the premise that with no natural predators to thin the population of the world, evolution simply rewards whoever can pass on their genes the fastest, who are depicted as sexually promiscuous, drunken brutes. The average IQ is 80 by 2100, 60 by 2200, and 40 by 2505.
Anime 2004–2005 War Desert Punk Series set in a future Japan that is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand.
Novel 2004–2007 Disease The Uglies Trilogy Scott Westerfeld Uglies, Pretties, Specials and the companion novel, Extras, take place in a future civilization that arose after our current civilization collapsed because of an engineered bacterium that attacked not people, but oil, changing its chemical composition so that it exploded on contact with oxygen (first explained on p. 345 of Uglies).
Novel 2005 Supernatural The Restoration series Terri Blackstock Novel series covering how people react and survive after a natural EMP blast from a distant star knocks out all electronics all over the world
Television 2005 War "Dance of the Dead" An episode of Masters of Horror directed by Tobe Hooper – it has a triple apocalyptic theme as it features a man-made virus causing a zombie outbreak after World War III.
Novel 2005 War The Goodness Gene Sonia Levitin Children's book
Novel 2005 War Metro 2033 Dmitry Glukhovsky Set in the metro tunnels of post-apocalyptic Moscow. A man named Artyom journeys to the central city of the metro, Polis, to find answers about a possible threat called the Dark Ones.
Film 2005 Disease Æon Flux Based on MTV's animated series Æon Flux
Game 2005 Impact Event Guild Wars PCA game in which, after a tutorial area set in a "pre-Searing" time, a race of beasts called the Charr summon meteors down upon the humans, destroying nearly all of the cities and all of the life (plants, animals, etc.)
Film 2005 Aliens Alien Apocalypse Produced by the Sci Fi Channel
Film 2005 Aliens War of the Worlds Directed by Steven Spielberg, along with the independent 2005 productions H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds and H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, all based on the H. G. Wells novel.
Novel 2005 Aliens War of the Worlds: New Millennium Douglas Niles A retelling of the original The War of the Worlds story, but displaces the events to 2005. It is not a sequel, but an update.
Television 2005 Sun "The End of the World" An episode of the television series Doctor Who.
Novel 2005–2012 Supernatural Power of Five A series of fantasy and suspense novels, published between 2005 and 2012.
Television 2005 End Day A UK television series
Radio 2005 Technology "Humans Are Dead" Flight of the Conchords
Novel 2005 Aliens Eight Worlds John Varley
Game 2005 Aliens Destroy All Humans! The 2005 console game, in which the player controls a Furon alien in an attempt to overthrow humanity.
Film 2005 Eco Serenity The Earth's resources and biosphere get used up, prompting a mass exodus for the stars.
Film 2005 Eco A Sound of Thunder Peter Hyams A group of travelers traveled in time and made changes in the past, which led to colossal alterations in the future where they came from, and in less than in a week everything in the world started changing chaotically, putting in the life of every living thing in danger.
Story 2005 Eco The Garden Where My Rains Grows Brian Keene Set in a post-apocalyptic world where it started raining one day and never stopped
Film 2005 Technology 9
Novel 2005 Technology How to Survive a Robot Uprising Daniel H. Wilson A semi-satirical book.
Television 2005–2006 Future collapse Noein This anime features several teens living in Hakodate, Hokkaido who come in contact with their future selves using time travel as a last resort to end the destruction of their world by abducting their dear friend Haruka Kaminogi from the past as a sacrifice to make the ultimate weapon against the destroyer known as Noein.[74]
Television 2005–2006 Aliens Eureka Seven Anime series and its video games are set 10,000 years after humans had to leave Earth due to a Coralian appearing in Africa. In the current timeline, the remnants of humanity are now settled on a planet they refer to as the "Promised Land".
Play 2005 War and gang violence Mercury Fur Philip Ridley
Television 2005–2006 Eco Zoids: Genesis Anime series where an earthquake triggers a series of worldwide natural disasters that devastate Planet Zi
Comic 2005–2007 Technology Lego Exo-Force Comics and books
Radio 2005–present Eco Nebulous Graham Duff Radio sitcom in which much of the world was destroyed by an event known as "the Withering"
Film 2006 War 9/Tenths About the conflict between a wealthy couple and a poor laborer after a worldwide terrorist attack isolates them in a small remote ranch
Game 2006 War DEFCON Created by independent British game developer Introversion Software, and inspired (in part) by the 1983 film WarGames
Comic 2006– Unspecified Wasteland Comic series, which takes place roughly 100 years in the future, where North America is a dust bowl and lacking modern technology
Film 2006 War The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell Dark comedy directed by Jonny Gillette
Film 2006 War The Dark Hour[citation needed] The eight-year-old boy Jesús has been living in a crumbling underground facility since he was born with eight survivors of an apocalyptic war.[citation needed]
Television 2006 War Jericho CBS – the residents of a small Kansas town remain isolated in the aftermath of a series of nuclear attacks on America
Novel 2006 War The Book of Dave Will Self Split between modern London and post-apocalyptic London where a new society and religion is based on the legacy of a cab driver
Novel 2006 War Deadlands Scott A. Johnson
Game 2006 War Auto Assault While seemingly caused by aliens, it is in fact human mistakes, breakdown and war that forges Auto Assault's apocalyptic world. Similar to the Command & Conquer series where an alien event is the catalyst needed to start decline.
Film 2006 Zombies The Zombie Diaries British made movie in which a virus creates a plague of zombies, viewed entirely from the POV of a character's video camera. This film was made and completed before George A. Romero's film Diary of the Dead which was shot in a similar POV perspective.
Television 2006 Human decline Korgoth of Barbaria Cartoon Network/Adult Swim animated parody
Novel 2006 Disease Pandemia[75] Christopher Knight, Johnathan Rand A mutated bird flu virus wipes out everyone except the young. Set in Michigan.
Novel 2006 Zombies World War Z Max Brooks Novel about a global zombie outbreak and humanity's efforts to stop them
Poem 2006 Disease Quarantine Brian Henry
Television 2006 Impact Event Three Moons Over Milford
Novel 2006 Impact Event Life as We Knew It Susan Beth Pfeffer An asteroid strikes the Moon and knocks it into an orbit closer to Earth, concentrates on how a family in western Pennsylvania is affected
Game 2006 Aliens Gears of War The video game, which takes place on the fictional planet of Sera; humans are shown fighting a war against alien monsters that have emerged from underground.
Film 2006 Eco The World Sinks Except Japan A parody of Japan Sinks – all the land on Earth sinks into the ocean, with Japan being the last one to go
Novel 2006 Eco Small-Minded Giants Oisín McGann
Television 2006 Eco Innocent Venus Set after the world population and economy is devastated by simultaneous hyper-hurricanes
Novel 2006 War The Prophet of Yonwood Jeanne DuPrau The third book in DuPrau's City of Ember series
Game 2006 Eco Battlefield 2142 PC first-person shooting game about a war fought over land unaffected by a new ice age that renders most of the Northern Hemisphere uninhabitable
Television 2006 Eco Ergo Proxy Anime series by the Japanese production company Manglobe – an undefined global ecological disaster has decimated the surface of Earth, and the small remaining human population lives in isolated, city-state dome complexes
Film 2006 Unspecified Android Apocalypse TV movie for the Sci Fi Channel
Television 2006 Technology Lego Exo-Force
Film 2006 Human decline Children of Men[57] The human race has become infertile. Based on the book of the same name.
Novel 2006 Zombies Cell Stephen King A strange cell phone signal turns ordinary humans into killer zombies
Film 2006 Zombies The Quick and the Undead
Film 2006, 2008 Supernatural Pulse And its sequels Pulse 2: Afterlife (2008) and Pulse 3: Invasion (2008)
Novel 2006 Supernatural The Conqueror Worms Brian Keene A Lovecraftian tale of one of the last survivors on Earth. In the novel the world floods, causing several monsters to appear, mainly gigantic, man-eating earthworms.
Film 2006 Social Collapse Puzzlehead James Bai (writer/director) – set in what looks like Brooklyn "after the decline", the streets are empty and there seems to be constant random killings
Novel 2006 Unspecified Night Work Thomas Glavinic A novel in which a man wakes up to find that everyone else has disappeared
Game 2006 Unspecified Mother 3 Game Boy - in which a small group of humans escape to a post-apocalyptic utopia after the "old world" is destroyed. While the game never explains what happened to the "old world", they say that the humans were the ones that caused its destruction.
Novel 2006 Unspecified The Road Cormac McCarthy After the end of the world, a father and son attempt to survive while traveling through the ruins of the United States
Television 2007 War Masters of Science Fiction Episode "A Clean Escape"
Novel 2007 War Last Light Alex Scarrow Sudden end of oil availability leads to worldwide social collapse
Novel 2007 War The Pesthouse Jim Crace
Novel 2007 War The Slynx Tatyana Tolstaya
Novel 2007 War The World Ends in Hickory Hollow Ardath Mayhar
Film 2007 Zombies 28 Weeks Later Sequel to 28 Days Later. During the efforts to re-populate Britain, the discovery of a possible cure to the "Rage" virus may also begin the apocalypse all over again.
Film 2007 Disease I Am Legend[57] In an abandoned New York City set in 2012, military virologist Robert Neville tries to find a cure to a man-made virus that killed almost everyone on Earth, while at the same time trying to survive against the vampiric zombies that it left behind. The third film adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel I Am Legend.
Film 2007 Disease I Am Omega A low-budget fourth film adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel I Am Legend made by The Asylum to capitalize on the release of the third film adaptation I Am Legend.
Game 2007 Impact event Godzilla: Unleashed Video game, from Pipeworks, set in the post-apocalyptic Earth in which Earth has been destroyed by crystals
Film 2007 Zombies Resident Evil: Extinction
Novel 2007 Disease Plague Year Jeff Carlson Slated to be a trilogy
Film 2007 Impact Event Super Comet: After The Impact A speculative documentary produced by the Discovery Channel which hypothesizes the effects on modern-day earth of a large comet impact.
Film 2007 Aliens The Invasion Based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. A mysterious virus brought by space-borne microbes possesses humans and renders them devoid of emotion.
Film 2007 Aliens Invasion of the Pod People A low-budget remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers made by The Asylum to capitalize on the release of The Invasion.
Film 2007 Aliens Transformers A race of robotic aliens battle for humanity.
Game 2007 Eco Darkwind: War on Wheels PC-MMOGA disastrous solar event in 2019 and 2020 leaves the world devastated, with only small pockets of human survivors scratching out a living in a bleak, irradiated world. Largely fueled by the stockpiles of hardware left behind by a dead civilization combined with the desperation of a new world order, the gladiatorial deathsports begin around 2035. The vast expanses of wilderness between the towns are menaced by gangs of road pirates armed with heavily armed cars and trucks and traveled by equally well armed trade groups, making a living by carrying food, fuel, and other specialist equipment between the towns.
Film 2007 Technology Meet the Robinsons
Film 2007 Human decline Tooth and Nail A group of survivors, called Foragers, take cover in an old abandoned hospital where the group attempt to re-build society. All we know of the apocalypse is that man "Ran out of gas", but not in the sense of oil, just that our time was up.
Television 2007 Monsters Gurren Lagann Animated TV series in which cloned "Beastmen" fight an apocalyptic battle with humanity
Game 2007 Technology Toxic Nitrome Limited – flash game by about a character in a yellow hazmat suit attempting to free the world from a race of robots with a variety of bombs. A sequel, Toxic 2, was released in 2008.
Film 2007 Zombies REC Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza Spanish horror film about humans altered by a demon
Game 2007 Future collapse Supreme Commander PC, Xbox - set at the end of a thousand-year-long war called the Infinite War between three separate factions; the UEF (United Earth Federation), the Aeon and the Cybrans.
Film 2007 Sun Sunshine Directed by Danny Boyle – the film follows a spaceship crew in the year 2057 who are tasked with reigniting Earth's dying sun
Game 2007– Aliens Crysis Crytek – a near future where an ancient alien spacecraft has been discovered beneath the ground on an island in the East Philippines
Game 2007 Supernatural Hellgate: London A PC game where humans and demons are in constant struggle on Earth.
Television 2007 Unspecified Afterworld American series about a man living in a post-apocalyptic United States after an unspecified cataclysm
Game 2007–2012 Technology The Mass Effect series Humanity and other alien races must work together to combat sentient machines called the Reapers from destroying all advanced life in the galaxy
Song 2007 Technology "Citizens of Tomorrow" Tokyo Police Club Single
Film 2007–present Supernatural Rebuild of Evangelion Remake of the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series. The first of the four films, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, debuted in 2007; the second, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, in 2009; and the third, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, in 2012. The fourth is forthcoming.
Game 2007 War, supernatural Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn At the end of Part 3, the main characters are forced to deliberately awaken the supposed "dark god" Yune in order to avoid her being awoken accidentally by a war which has spread across Tellius. The goddess Ashera, upon learning that the beorc and laguz have long since broken a covenant forbidding military conflict between the races, petrifies nearly all inhabitants of Tellius despite Yune's protests. This calamity leads into Part 4, where Yune, while considering how to revive the petrified people, tasks the survivors with preventing Ashera from finishing the job.
Film 2007 Unspecified The Gene Generation Directed by Pearry Reginald Teo
Film 2008 Zombies Zombie Wars Directed by David A. Prior
Game 2008 Supernatural The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon The game's main antagonist Malefor the Dark Master claims that it is the destiny of all purple dragons to bring about the world's destruction. He is almost successful when the Destroyer, a massive golem he resurrected to cross the Belt of Fire and issue the world's end, completes its circle until he is defeated by the game's protagonist Spyro and Cynder and sealed away by the ancient dragons' spirits into the world's core and Spyro unleashes a powerful Fury wave to rebuild the world.
Television 2008–2011 Eco, Supernatural, Technology Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Zero Reverse was a disastrous event in which the evolutionary use of quantum mechanics in the Enerdy system led to its reactor exploding and causing a massive tectonic shift that separated a chunk of Domino City from the rest of the landmass, splitting it in two and creating an island later known as Satellite, which was the area hit hardest by the energy release, while the Earthbound Immortals were released from the Underworld.
Film 2008 War 20 Years After Twenty years after wars, plague, and natural disasters, a young woman follows the voice of a lone radio broadcaster and delivers the first child born in 15 years.[citation needed]
Television 2008 Unspecified Aftermath: Population Zero A speculative documentary that looks at what would happen to the earth if the entire human race suddenly disappeared.
Film 2008 War City of Ember Based on the book of the same name by Jeanne DuPrau
Film 2008 War Mutant Chronicles Based on the Mutant Chronicles role-playing game
Novel 2008 War Flood Stephen Baxter Book about huge underground oceans leaking to the surface, lifting sea levels by thousands of meters over several decades
Novel 2008 War The Hunger Games trilogy Suzanne Collins Young adult series about a survival tournament set in a post-apocalyptic continent
Novel 2008 Eco Flood Earth is gradually submerged due to seismic activity that brings more water to the surface.
Novel 2008 War The Valley-Westside War Harry Turtledove
Game 2008 Impact event Advance Wars: Days of Ruin With virtually all of humanity wiped out by a meteor strike, the game follows the exploits of an army of survivors, fighting bandit raiders and hostile armies across the planet's desolate remains.
Game 2008 War Exodus A post-apocalyptic role-playing game from Glutton Creeper Games set after the War on Terror destroy 99% of the world's population.
Film 2008 Disease Doomsday[57]
Film 2008 Disease Repo! The Genetic Opera
Film 2008 Disease The Last Man Based upon Mary Shelley's 1826 novel The Last Man
Television 2008 Disease Survivors BBC television series, a remake of the 1970s series of the same name
Novel 2008 Disease The Martian General's Daughter Collapse of global civilization caused by virus-like nanotechnology
Game 2008 Zombies Left 4 Dead Multiplayer video game released by Valve. Featuring people transformed into crazed zombie-like mutants by an infection. The game diverges from the traditional zombie trope with the inclusion of "special infected" or zombies with specialized traits.
Novel 2008 Impact Event The Dead and the Gone Susan Beth Pfeffer How the same event as in Life as We Knew It affects a family in New York City
Novel 2008 Aliens The Host Stephenie Meyer An alien race, called Souls, take over Earth and its inhabitants. The novel follows one Soul's predicament when the mind of its human host refuses to cooperate with her takeover.
Film 2008 Eco The Happening The movie depicts an unknown deadly neurotoxin.
Film 2008 Eco Lost City Raiders
Film 2008 Eco WALL-E Earth is abandoned in 2105 after becoming too polluted to sustain life. WALL•E robots have been left behind to clean up Earth, but all but one remains active as of 2805.
Television 2008 Eco "The Poison Sky" A Doctor Who episode. The poisonous Sontaran gases (creating the titular "poison sky") above Sylvia and Wilfred's street ignite as the flames from the Doctor's atmospheric converter spread globally.
Game 2008 Technology Too Human
Film 2008 Zombies Quarantine American remake of the 2007 Spanish horror film REC
Television 2008 Zombies Dead Set A UK television series which chronicles a zombie outbreak
Novel 2008 Supernatural Therefore Repent! Jim Munroe illustrated by Salgood Sam. A post-Rapture graphic novel
Television 2008 Social Collapse "Turn Left"
(Doctor Who story #197)
Russell T. Davies Explores an apocalyptic parallel universe in which British society has collapsed due to the death of the Doctor
Novel 2008 Social Collapse World Made By Hand James Kunstler Explores life in an agrarian village in upstate New York after America collapses under the combined trauma of plague, peak oil, global warming, and nuclear terrorism
Film 2008 Unspecified Life After People A TV documentary film and its spin-off Life After People: The Series document life on Earth after all humans have instantly disappeared. The shows do not mention a cause of their disappearance.
Novel 2008 War The Diamond of Darkhold Jeanne DuPrau The fourth book in DuPrau's City of Ember series
Novel 2008 War The Diamond of Darkhold Jeanne DuPrau The fourth book in DuPrau's City of Ember series
Film 2008 Unspecified From Inside A pregnant woman travels across a bleak, apocalyptic landscape on a train. Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Greg Bergin
Film 2009 Eco Astro Boy Astro Boy (a robotic version of his creator's lost son) lives in highly advanced Metro City; the last of its kind floating above the clouds in the skies of post-apocalyptic Earth.[76]
Film 2009 Disease Carriers A group of four people on the road trying to find a safe haven while plague rages across the U.S..
Film 2009 Disease Daybreakers A virus changes most of the populace into vampires sometime around 2019. At the point where vampirism is considered "normal", the remaining humans attempt to escape being farmed for their blood, while also attempting to find a cure.[citation needed]
Film 2009 Zombies La Horde Directed by Benjamin Rocher. The film is set in one of the French tower blocks, wherein a small group of people trying to make their way out of it thrust through hordes of zombies.
Novel 2009 Disease The Killing Moon Rod Glenn Five friends struggle to survive 20 years after the collapse of civilization. Set in northern England.
Game 2009 Zombies Left 4 Dead 2 The sequel to Left 4 Dead. Expands upon the original game with new characters, maps, and weapons.
Film 2009 Disease Autumn Autumn at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
Game 2009 Disease Killing Floor PCCooperative first-person shooter video game.
Television 2009–2010 Supernatural Supernatural Seasons 4 and 5 were based around the pre-apocalyptic world in which the angels are gearing up for a battle between Heaven and Hell.
Film 2009 Eco 2012
Novel 2009 Eco The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi In future Thailand, where calories are the most needed energy source, an unexpected girl struggles to live like as she wants
Television 2009 Eco Earth 2100 Time travel fiction. The 2009 ABC special Earth 2100 explores a possible future if humans do not take actions to help the ecosystem, which could prove to be disastrous. Lucy, the speaker, explains about this world and wonders how she was one of the lucky humans to have survived.
Film 2009 Technology 9 Adaptation of the 2005 film 9
Television 2009 Technology Power Rangers: RPM (American adaptations of Engine Sentai Go-onger) The Power Rangers protect the last remnants of humanity, who are now settled in the domed city of Corinth, after the accidental release of a government created computer virus known as "Venjix". Malicious and self-aware, it leaves most of the planet in nuclear fallout, constructs an army of attack-bots and begins cybernetic experiments on human prisoners.
Novel 2009 Zombies The Forest of Hands and Teeth Carrie Ryan Set generations after the zombie apocalypse, a girl struggles against the religious order in her village hoping for life beyond the fences protecting them from the Unconsecrated (zombies) in the surrounding forest
Film 2009 Zombies REC 2 Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza The sequel to the 2007 Spanish horror film REC
Film 2009 Sun Knowing A film where the end of the world, caused by a solar flare erupting onto the Solar System, is accurately predicted.
Novel 2009 War, Terrorism The War After Armageddon Ralph Peters Islamic extremists launch a series of dirty bomb attacks against the West, which results in a backlash against Muslims. A radical Christian government takes over the U.S. and sends the Army, Marines, and a National Guard full of evangelicals to invade and retake a long-nuked Israel.
Novel 2009 Social Collapse Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse James Wesley Rawles An apocalyptic survivalist novel about a total socioeconomic collapse
Film 2009 Unspecified Les derniers jours du monde A French film. Depicts the story of a man, Robinson, who travels across France and Spain during the end of the world.
Film 2009 Unspecified The Road A film based upon the novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
Song album 2009 Unspecified Songs from the Floodplain Jon Boden
Novel 2009 Technology One Second After
Comic 2009 to present Disease Sweet Tooth Jeff Lemire Also illustrated by Lemire, and published by Vertigo Comics. About a young human/deer hybrid, who has survived an apocalyptic plague
Television 2009–2011 Aliens V Remake of the 1980s television series
Television 2009–2010 Disease The Colony Reality television style drama about a group of survivors forced to live in a warehouse in the virus-ravaged city of Los Angeles, California
Game 2009–present War Fallen Earth A post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online role-playing game from Icarus Studios and Fallen Earth LLC set in the 22nd century after the Shiva Virus has spread all over the world.
Television 2009 Eco Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 After a massive earthquake in Tokyo 25 km under the sea at a magnitude of 8.0, siblings Mirai and Yūki, who were visiting a robot exhibition in Odaiba at the beginning of their summer vacation, struggle to reach their parents in their house in Setagaya, assisted by a female motorcycle courier named Mari, who is striving to reach her own daughter and mother in Sangenjaya. Together, the three brave the ruined city and try their best to make it home safely.
Novel 2009 Magic/Mysticism The Age of Misrule Trilogy of novels (World's End, Darkest Hour, and Always Forever) by Mark Chadbourn following several characters in England through the slow collapse of modern technological civilization as the previously suppressed world of natural magic and mystical, godly beings rises to take over the course of human events
Comic 2009–present Titans Attack on Titan Humanoid creatures or Titans are gigantic human flesh-eating monsters that lived outside of the humanity's curtain Wall Maria and the civilization was on the verge of extinction, but some are forced to fight back by joining the military, called Survey Corps. But there are some humans that transform into Titans to fight and kill other humans and Titans.
Comic 2009 Impact event Homestuck A webcomic where children play a game called Sburb which causes multiple meteors to hit Earth. They survive by abandoning Earth.
Film 2009 Zombies Zombieland A geeky college kid and three strangers he meets travel west in an attempt to find a sanctuary free from zombies.
Story 2009 Eco, Aliens The Day of the Troll Simon Messingham An Audio exclusive Doctor Who New Series Adventures story. The Doctor arrives in the far future where Britain is a wasteland and encounters a small group of scientists trying to find a way to grow crops.
Television 2009 Impact Event, Monsters The Day of the Triffids Loose adaptation of John Wyndham's novel. A solar event blinds most of the people in the world allowing a new life form to assert itself, and the few remaining sighted people try to survive.
Television 2010–2018 War Adventure Time The adventures of Jake the dog and Finn, the only known remaining human in the post-apocalyptic land of Ooo hundreds of years after the "Great Mushroom War".
Film 2010 War The Book of Eli Although never directly stated, enormous craters can be seen throughout the film and characters mention an event called "the Flash". The writer, Gary Whitta, stated he wanted the audience to figure out the nuclear event slowly.[77]
Game 2010 Variable (involving psychics) Apocalypse World Tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) set after an apocalypse of the group's choosing[78]
Game 2010 Supernatural, war Darksiders Game series by THQ set in a post-apocalyptic Earth where mankind faces near-extinction and angels fight a losing battle against the demon hordes for control over the world
Game 2010 War Metro 2033 Game by 4A Games and THQ for the PC and Xbox 360 set in post-apocalyptic Moscow 20 years after a nuclear war
Film 2010 Zombies Resident Evil: Afterlife
Film 2010 Zombies Survival of the Dead On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their undead relatives back to their human state. Directed by George A. Romero
Television 2010 Disease After Armageddon TV film about a family trying to survive after a global outbreak
Novel 2010 Disease Dog Eat Dog David J. Rodger Ten years after a devastating global pandemic, the lives of two survivors collide in a sequence of events that threaten both their sanity and their lives
Novel 2010 Disease The Passage[79] Justin Cronin A virus turns humanity into vampire-esque creatures, leading to the collapse of civilization, while the survivors eke out a bleak existence
Film 2010 Impact Event Meteor Apocalypse A gigantic meteor enters Earth's orbit and begins to disintegrate, showering the entire planet with debris.
Film 2010 Impact Event Quantum Apocalypse A comet makes an unexpected turn towards the earth where all life may cease to exist within days if small town heroes fail to find a solution.
Television 2010–2012 Technology Generator Rex Rex is an evo working with the military organization Providence to put an end to the outbreak of violent monstrous human mutations known as evos which are created when people are exposed to unsafe nanites, a nanobot technology developed to fight diseases within humans. Wars between evos and humans ensued when nanites started to get out of control.[80]
Film 2010 Aliens Skyline Aliens invade Earth and attempt to steal the brains of its citizens
Film 2010 Aliens Battle: Los Angeles Depicts the attempts of U.S. Marines to repel an alien invasion of Earth
Television 2010–2015 Aliens Falling Skies Aliens or creatures called Skitters, Mechs and Overlords attack Earth; the series is showing the struggles six months after the initial attack on Earth
Novel 2010 Eco Drain Davis Schneiderman Lake Michigan mysteriously empties of water and an end-of-time cult occupies the lake bed, waiting for a re-flooding of the zone by the power of a giant worm
Novel 2010 Supernatural Sword of My Mouth Jim Munroe Illustrated by Shannon Gerard. A follow-up to Therefore Repent!.
Novel 2010 Social Collapse Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America Decline of world civilization caused by the depletion of oil reserves
Novel 2010 Unspecified Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down: A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse Forrest Griffin A comedy survivalist book
Novel 2010 Unspecified Cygnis Vincent Gessler A novel in which Syn the trapper and Ack, his cybernetic wolf, survive in a world covered with forests, facing robots and humans
Game 2010 Eco A New Beginning A video game by Daedalic Entertainment, in which climate change has made the Earth uninhabitable.
Television 2010– Zombies The Walking Dead Frank Darabont A television series featuring the world overrun by zombies
Film 2010 War Bunraku In the aftermath of a global war, the surviving nations introduced a ban on all firearms in an attempt to quell man's appetite for destruction.
Game 2010 War Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game by Omega Force and Tecmo Koei based on the landmark anime and manga series
Film 2010 Monsters Stake Land An orphaned boy seeks safety and family amidst the vampire apocalypse.
Film 2010 Monsters Monsters Gareth Edwards Written, shot, and directed by Edwards.
Film 2010 Bio weapon The Crazies Breck Eisner A viral outbreak in a quiet midwestern town led to spread of zombie infection, surviving townsfolk try to escape while military is attempting to quarantine the outbreak.
Game 2010 Disease One Chance Dean Moynihan A group of scientists discover a cure for cancer, however it is quickly discovered that it also kills living cells and the player has six days to find a cure before the virus kills every living cell on Earth.
Film 2011 Supernatural Vanishing on 7th Street
Game 2011 Eco Brink MultiA floating self-sustaining city contains what may be the final remnants of humanity, after global warming causes sea levels to rise
Novel 2011 Technology Robopocalypse: A Novel Daniel H. Wilson An apocalyptic robot/machine uprising novel
Novel 2011 Social Collapse Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse James Wesley Rawles An apocalyptic survivalist novel about a total socioeconomic collapse
Game 2011 Impact event Rage Video game by iD Software; set after a meteor collision with the Earth
Film 2011 Disease Perfect Sense A worldwide pandemic of unknown origin causes every human to begin losing their five traditional senses one at a time.
Film 2011 Disease Priest A century-spanning war between humans and vampires has devastated Earth's surface and led to a theocracy called The Church.
Film 2011 Zombies Zombie Musical Ryan McHenry A short musical in which a young girl deals with the Zombie apocalypse on her first day of school
Novel 2011 Disease Enclave Ann Aguirre
Film 2011 Unknown power affecting only men Schoolgirl Apocalypse A Japanese schoolgirl, Sakura, finds her average life in a small town turned inside out when all the males suddenly become zombies and begin to attack and kill females.

With few skills and only her kyūdō bow and an English textbook to accompany her, she sets out on a journey through a dark world of murder and survival.

Game 2011 Disease Hatoful Boyfriend A particularly virulent strain of bird flu kills a large majority of humanity, leaving birds to become the dominant class of animals. The protagonist is one of the few humans naturally resistant to the flu.
Game 2011 Disease Infamous 2 A plague, primarily on the eastern coast of the United States, is spreading rapidly, causing diseases over the majority of those infected and granting special abilities to some individuals, designated as Conduits, while one of them, Cole MacGrath, in the Evil alternative ending of the game, manages to absorb the powers of his rival John White, who had been renamed "The Beast" due to the rampage he caused by the use of his powers over several weeks, and united most mutants under his leadership while waging a successful battle against the authorities, while Joseph Bertrand, a corrupt tycoon who had been secretly transforming into a bestial form known as the "Behemoth", managed before dying to sell the technology mutating normal individuals, usually into either poisonous reptilian monsters or muscular savages with control over ice, to several terrorists, including Osama bin Laden.
Game 2011 Aliens DC Universe Online The promotional trailer shows many trademark DC Comics heroes and villains fighting each other to the death with Lex Luthor emerging as the ultimate victor, but immediately after the culmination of the traditional battle between those legendary characters, Brainiac, according to statements, manages to conquer Earth unhindered by its defeated protectors (as most of them have already ended up killing each other) and enslave humanity's population, until Luthor alongside Batman manage to survive and time travel back towards the past to warn their respective factions to cease their everlasting war and cooperate against the approaching enemy, with the custom player-controlled heroes contributing for the preparation of both previously hostile sides to confront the anticipated invasion as soon as it arrives.
Novel 2011 Supernatural The Leftovers Tom Perrotta Survivors try to continue with life after a rapture-like event
Novel series 2011 Technology Wool Hugh Howey
Game 2011 Collapse of infrastructure, and fissures in races MotorStorm: Apocalypse A PlayStation 3 video game that depicts the West Coast of the U.S. hit by several disasters, like tornadoes, earthquakes, rains, and thunderstorms.
Game 2011 War Wasteland Angel A PC game that depicts the US after World War III.
Film 2011 War The Divide A film about the psychological unraveling of a group of survivors, who have holed up in the basement of their apartment building during a nuclear attack.
Novel 2011 War Fallout: Equestria A Fan fiction based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and the Fallout series
Novel 2012 Eco Zoo James Patterson Due to human activities, animals become more aggressive and begin killing humans
Film 2012 War The Hunger Games Set in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the countries of North America once existed. Based on the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins.
Film 2012 Impact Event Seeking a Friend for the End of the World An asteroid is announced to hit Earth as a man searches to find his significant other before the impact occurs.
Television 2012–2014 Technology collapse Revolution All technology ceases after a global blackout.
Television 2012 Impact Event Evacuate Earth Hypothetical docudrama concerning humanity's efforts to seek out a new home on a distant Earth-like planet, in the face of Earth's eventual destruction by an approaching neutron star. Produced by Atlas Media, for original broadcast on the National Geographic Channel.
Film 2012 Zombies Christmas with the Dead A freak lightning storm turned all who saw it into zombies.
Game 2012 War, Alien, Disease Call of Duty: Black Ops II Edward Richtofen, a Nazi German scientist attempting to succeed in conquering the world during World War II despite the failure of Adolf Hitler, creates an army of zombies as well as various advanced infantry weapons and biological enhancements using an alien substance, called Element 115, and invades a space station on the Moon while cooperating with American Patrick Dempsey, Soviet Nikolai Belinski and Japanese Takeo Masaki in his effort to survive from the zombie horde until he manages to control it, and succeeds in transforming the Earth into a wasteland (after attacking it with missiles) that is overrun by the endless tide of zombies in which almost everyone died.
Game 2012 Eco Oil Rush A PC strategy game, where ice caps have melted to cause global flooding.
Game 2012 Unspecified Tokyo Jungle A PlayStation 3 video game about a futuristic Tokyo that has become deserted by humans and overrun by many types of animals.
Game 2012 Disease Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward Visual novel adventure game released for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. The game takes place 45 years in the future, after a calamitous virus outbreak, known as Radical-6, has exterminated almost all of human civilization.
Web series 2012 War Electric City Tom Hanks Animated web series created by and starring Hanks
Film 2012 Unspecified Love An astronaut becomes stranded on the ISS after a mysterious apocalypse occurs on earth.
Film 2013 Zombies Cargo A father tries to protect his infant daughter as he turns into a zombie during the zombie apocalypse. A short film on which the longer one of the same name was based.
Television 2013 War, Supernatural From the New World/Shin Sekai Yori A millennium from now, in Japan, exists a utopia. The protagonist, Saki Watanabe, lives in an idyllic village barred from the outside world. Her world is ruled by the people who possess the "gods' power" of psychokinesis.
Film 2013 Aliens Oblivion Earth has been ravaged from war 60 years prior with the extraterrestrial "Scavengers"
Novel 2013 Eco Ectopia Martin Goodman Set sixteen years into a warming world in which no girls have been born
Novel 2013 Human Decline The Man who Watched the World End Chris Dietzel Part of the Great De-evolution series.
Film 2013 Aliens The Host Earth's population has been almost entirely taken over by alien parasites that created a perfect planet
Film 2013 Technology The World's End Human civilization is replaced by synthetic replicas that never age. When the last biological humans who are drunk from drinking too much beer confront the supreme intelligence with the possibilities that humanity might not want to be "improved", this contradiction leads to a crash in the simulant network, destroying most of the world as a result and throwing the planet into a new Dark Age without technology.
Game 2013 Disease, monsters The Last of Us A fungal spore infection turns most of humanity into monsters and a small band of survivors try to live on.
Film 2013 Environmental cataclysm forces After Earth Humans abandon Earth.
Film 2013 Eco The Colony Another ice age causes survivors to move underground.
Film 2013 Supernatural This Is the End The Rapture occurs during a party attended by celebrities including Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Emma Watson.
Film 2013 Disease Warm Bodies A disease transforms many humans into zombies and isolates them from society, despite a lot of them managing to retain most of their consciousness.
Webcomic 2013 Disease Stand Still, Stay Silent Set in post-apocalyptic Scandinavia, the webcomic incorporates Norse mythology, focusing on an adventure into the external "silent world".
Film 2013 Sun Exploding Sun
Novel 2014 Disease Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm Greg Keyes Prequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. A group of hyper-intelligent apes take refuge in the vast redwood forest known as Muir Woods while humanity battles the "Simian Flu" pandemic.
Game 2014 Disease, Social Collapse Eidolon Video game by Ice Water Games. The destruction of lifespan-extending technology installed in major cities led to massive outbreaks of fatal illness, followed by wider social collapse.
Television 2014 War Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl Absurdist sci-fi comedy film. The growing tension between the last two remaining superpowers – China and Google – escalates in the early 21st century, and results in the global inferno of the "Google Wars".
Film 2014 War, Technology X-Men: Days of Future Past Machines built to identify and eliminate mutants eventually target most humans as well. With much of the world destroyed, one mutant is sent back in time to try to prevent this future from ever happening.
Television 2014– Zombies Z Nation A Syfy series focused on the days after a zombie apocalypse has killed most of the world's population. One man was experimented on before society's collapse and his body contains the only known antibodies to the zombie virus.
Television 2014–2020 War The 100 The only survivors of a nuclear war live in a space station, which is falling apart. 100 of their teenagers are sent back to Earth's surface to determine if it is livable, only to discover that they are not the only survivors.
Film 2014 Eco, technology Snowpiercer Takes place in an alternative history where an attempt to counteract global warming through climate engineering in 2014 backfires catastrophically, causing an ice age and extinguishing nearly all life; only animals that can adapt to sub-zero temperatures and the inhabitants of a circumnavigational train called Snowpiercer remain.
Film 2014 Zombies Wyrmwood After a meteor shower turns everyone with a blood type other than A− into zombies, a man searches for his sister who's the subject of experimentation by a sadistic scientist.
Film 2014 Disease Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Directed by Matt Reeves, and based on characters created by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (premise suggested by Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle). A growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors of a devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.[citation needed]
Television 2014–2017 Disease The Strain Following a viral outbreak that has similarities to an ancient strain of vampirism, a CDC team works to defeat the virus as it spreads
Television 2014–2017 Supernatural The Leftovers Damon Lindelof Series based on the Tom Perrota novel that takes place a few years after a rapture-type event.
Comic 2014–2018 War Girls' Last Tour The series follows two girls, Yuuri and Chito, as they navigate the ruins of civilization after an unknown apocalypse, and as they travel in their modified Kettenkrad, they seek food and supplies while surviving day-to-day.
Game 2014 Impact event Ace Combat Infinity PlayStation 3 online game depicting a new world war 20 years after a meteor strike hits much of the Earth's surface
Television 2014–2018 Disease The Last Ship Based on the 1988 novel of the same name by William Brinkle, the show follows the crew (consisting of 218 people) of a lone unaffected U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, the fictional USS Nathan James (DDG-151), as it tries to find a cure for a global viral pandemic that wiped out over 80% of the world's population, stop the virus, and save humanity.
Television 2015– Zombies Fear the Walking Dead A television series featuring the world overrun by zombies; spin-off of The Walking Dead
Film 2015 War Turbo Kid
Film 2015 Disease Astraea Four people, including a telepathic teen, try to navigate grief, loneliness and love in a world where seemingly everyone else has died.
Novel 2015 Eco The Water Knife Paolo Bacigalupi Southwestern United States suffer social collapse because of a water shortage
Film 2015 Disease I Am Alone While filming a survival show a survival expert is bitten by a person infected with a zombie virus.
Game 2015 War Mad Max An action-adventure game based on the Mad Max franchise.
Film 2015 War Mad Max: Fury Road The fourth installment in the Mad Max series. This film follows the titular character who ends up in the fight between Immortan Joe, who rules as a god out of his settlement the Citadel, with his War Boys against Furiosa, one of his lieutenants. This movie features a change in actors for Max with this movie starring Tom Hardy.
Film 2015 Eco San Andreas Its plot centers on an earthquake caused by the San Andreas Fault devastating Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Film 2015 Disease Embers After a global neurological epidemic, those who remain search for meaning and connection in a world without memory.
Television 2015-2017 Eco Zoo Based on the James Patterson book. Due to human activities, animals become more aggressive and begin killing humans
Television 2015–2018 Disease The Last Man on Earth Post-apocalyptic sci-fi dark comedy TV series, created by Will Forte (who also starred in the show) which formerly aired over the FOX broadcast TV network
Television 2015-2018 Disease 12 Monkeys A time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future arrives in the year 2015 on a mission to save mankind from a deadly plague. Based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam film.
Song 2015 War, Technology The Globalist Song by the band Muse from the album called "Drones"
Film 2015 War Z for Zachariah Feature film adaptation of the 1975 novel of the same name
Game 2016 Unspecified The Flame in the Flood A young girl and her dog companion must survive while traveling along a river in order to reach a human settlement in a post-societal America
Comic 2016–19 Technology, monsters Scooby Apocalypse Scooby-Doo and his friends have to find a cure for a nanite virus that they accidentally created in an experiment gone wrong that led to a mutant apocalypse.
Film 2016 Aliens The 5th Wave 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of alien invasions that have decimated the Earth's population.
Comic 2016– Unspecified Liberty: Deception Travis Vengroff A graphic novel and podcast series set on a failed terraforming colony. The series focuses on the daily struggle to survive on a distant planet with extreme resource scarcity.
Television 2016 Disease Containment The series follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving a section of the city cordoned off under quarantine and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives.
Game 2016 Other Nuclear Throne A post-apocalyptic shoot-'em-up by Vlambeer, where humanity mutated into horrible monsters. These mutants are looking for the fabled Nuclear Throne.
Film 2016 Zombies Train to Busan Passengers on a train to Busan try to survive a zombie outbreak.
Film 2016 Disease, Zombies The Girl with All the Gifts Based on the novel of the same name.
Film 2017 Unspecified Bokeh An American couple on holiday in Iceland wake up one morning to discover that every other human on earth has disappeared.
Television 2017 Technology Black Mirror The episode "Metalhead" is about a group of post-apocalyptic survivors being pursued by an AI robot dog.
Television 2017–2018 Impact Event Salvation TV show about the discovery of an asteroid that will impact the Earth in just six months.
Game 2017 Infection, Disease Hollow Knight Hollow Knight is an artistically dynamic adventure metroid-style game. It indirectly tells the story of a broken and diseased civilization through dialogue, lore tablets, artwork and other features. As the player learns more and progresses, the infection occurs, and ultimately the player discovers the source of the infection as well as the history behind the world.
Film 2017 Zombies Cargo A father tries to protect his infant daughter as he turns into a zombie during the zombie apocalypse.
Game 2017 Supernatural, technology The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Set 100 years after Hyrule has been largely destroyed by Ganon
Game 2017 Technology, war Horizon Zero Dawn The story is set in the 31st century, in a world where humans have regressed to primitive tribal societies as a result of some unspecified calamity. Their technologically advanced predecessors are vaguely remembered as the "Old Ones." Large robotic creatures known merely as "machines" now dominate the Earth.
Film 2017-2018 Monsters Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters Humans are forced to evacuate Earth when several Kaiju including Godzilla surface and wreak havoc across the Earth. 20,000 years later they return after failing to find another habitable planet in order to reclaim the Earth and destroy Godzilla, however they discover that the planet has changed drastically in humanity’s absence. Was followed by two sequels Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle and Godzilla: The Planet Eater.
Film 2017 Bioterrorism, zombies Resident Evil: Vendetta The story is set in between the events of Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. BSAA agent Chris Redfield is tracking Glenn Arias, a Brazilian-American death merchant and a former CIA operative who is wanted by both the Interpol and the FBI.
Television 2017-2020 Nuclear Dark (TV series) Time travel causes a nuclear meltdown.
Film 2017 Unspecified Everything Beautiful Is Far Away (film) The story is set in the vast desert that exists between the few remaining cities.
Film 2017 Unspecified Hostile[81] A scavenger in a post-apocalyptic world becomes injured and trapped in her upturned vehicle and has to survive while fending off a humanoid monster.
Television 2017–2018 Technology Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5 Glenn Talbot, under the corrupting influence of gravitonium, inadvertently destroys Earth in a careless attempt to mine more of the substance, forcing humanity's survivors into the Lighthouse, a subterranean bunker under Lake Ontario. The first arc of the season involves S.H.I.E.L.D. discovering the aftermath of this imminent calamity—unaware of Talbot's involvement due to his name becoming lost to history and Daisy Johnson being scapegoated—while the second arc involves S.H.I.E.L.D.'s ultimately successful attempt to prevent this from happening.
Film 2018 Aliens A Quiet Place A family is struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind extraterrestrial creatures with an acute sense of hearing.
Film 2018 Supernatural, Monsters Bird Box A woman tries to protect herself and two children from supernatural creatures that make people who look at them go insane and commit suicide.
Film 2018 Disease What Still Remains A young woman tries to navigate a world ravaged by a virus after the death of her mother.
Film 2018 Zombies Ever After [de] Two young women try to travel between the two safe areas in Germany following a zombie apocalypse
Television 2018-19 Disease The Rain Survivors of a virus carried by rainfall search for their father.
Television 2018 War, supernatural American Horror Story: Apocalypse The 8th season of American Horror Story
Film 2019 Eco Io The Earth’s atmosphere becomes toxic and forces the majority of humanity off-world to a space station colony near one of Jupiter’s moons. A young scientist who holds out hope of finding a solution meets a man who is on his way to the last evacuation shuttle.
Film 2019 Aliens Avengers: Endgame The surviving members of the Avengers and their allies attempt to reverse the damage caused in Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos used the Infinity Gems to kill half of the universe's population.
Television 2019 Disease See In the distant future, the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society is left to find new ways to interact, build, hunt, and survive.
Television 2019 War Daybreak A teenager searches for his girlfriend in post-apocalyptic California
Game 2019 War Far Cry New Dawn The narrative stand-alone sequel of Far Cry 5 of the Far Cry video game series. The story is set 17 years after the events of Far Cry 5. After the nuclear exchange known as "the Collapse" devastated the world, survivors attempt to rebuild the community in Hope County. Their efforts are, however, threatened by the Highwaymen, a roving band of organized bandits led by twin sisters Mickey and Lou.
Film 2019 Technology I Am Mother After an extinction event, an AI begins the process of repopulating the Earth using stored embryos.
Film 2019 Aliens The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Emmet Brickowski attempts to rescue his friends from the Systar System, while dealing with a coming cataclysm known as "Armamageddon".
Television 2019 Zombies Black Summer In the same universe as Z Nation, this show follows a small group of refugees trying to make it to safety six weeks after the start of the zombie apocalypse.
Television 2019-2021 Monsters, Zombies The Last Kids on Earth A group of teenagers band together when their hometown is overrun by giant monsters and zombies after portals to another dimension open in the sky. Based on the book series of the same name.
Film 2019 Zombies Zombieland: Double Tap A sequel to Zombieland, set 10 years later.
Television 2019-2022 Unspecified Three Robots, Three Robots: Exit Strategies Part of the Love, Death & Robots anthology series, it follows three robots as they explore Earth after the fall of humanity.
Television 2019 Unspecified Alternate Histories Part of the Love, Death & Robots anthology series. An alternative history research simulation app, shows a user six different timelines involving the death of Adolf Hitler in 1908 instead of 1945, some of which result in post-apocalyptic scenarios.
Film 2019 Disease Light of My Life A father and his daughter try to stay safe 10 years after a plague kills off most women
Film 2019 Aliens Avengers: Endgame The surviving members of the Avengers and their allies attempt to reverse the damage caused in Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos used the Infinity Gems to kill half of the universe's population.
Game 2019 Supernatural Death Stranding In the near future an extinction level event has had catastrophic effects on the human race, leaving the small colonies of survivors scattered and disconnected.
Film 2019 Technology A Guide to Dating at the End of the World[82] A woman wakes up one morning to find that everyone on earth has vanished and the only other person is a former blind date who she declared she would never date even if he was “the last man on Earth”.
Film 2019 Unspecified The End of All Things[83] Three people survive together in a post-apocalyptic world until the discovery of a relic changes their lives and they begin turning on each other.
Film 2020 Monsters Love and Monsters Fallout from nuclear bombs used to destroy an asteroid causes all cold-blooded animals to mutate into giant monsters that kill the majority of the human race.
Film 2020 Impact Event Greenland A comet breaks apart and its fragments strike Earth, destroying much of the surface, forcing the remaining survivors to evacuate to underground shelters.
Film 2020 Aliens Justice League Dark: Apokolips War After a poorly executed plan leaves numerous heroes dead, Earth is conquered by Darkseid, with most cities rendered a wasteland. Although the surviving heroes manage to defeat Darkseid in the end, however, the damage is already done; one-third of the Earth's core has been successfully mined by the Reapers, putting its orbit in danger of freezing or heating enough that the planet's surface will become uninhabitable. John Constantine convinces a reluctant Flash to create a second Flashpoint (after learning that he created the first while freeing him on Apokolips) to undo the destruction despite the fact that the world will not be the same as it was before. Flash runs back in time and creates a second Flashpoint. Damian and Raven share their first and last kiss, while the Justice League observes a wide bright light from beyond the horizon covering the whole world as the timeline resets, leaving their fates unknown.
Film 2020 War Friend of the World A young filmmaker crosses paths with aberrant war general in a military bunker during the aftermath of a global war.
Film 2020 Robots Kimmy vs. the Reverend In one possible ending in the "choose your own adventure" format show, reached when the viewer chooses to wait for the Uber driver Mamadou twice in a row, humanity is wiped out by an army of C.H.E.R.Y.L robots.
Television 2020–2021 Zombies The Walking Dead: World Beyond A spin-off of The Walking Dead, set 10 years after the original series.
Film 2021 Impact event How It Ends On the final day before a meteorite is going to collide with earth, a woman traverses through the empty streets of Los Angeles with a Metaphysical version of her younger self on the way to an “End of the World” party.
Film 2021 Robots The Mitchells vs. the Machines A dysfunctional family must save Earth from a robot uprising while on a road trip.
Television 2021 Zombies, Nuclear, Robots What If... Zombies?!, What If... Ultron Won? Part of Marvel’s What If…? series.

A quantum virus causes a global zombie apocalypse with several of the Avengers among the survivors.

Ultron eradicates most of humanity using nuclear missiles and gains control of the infinity stones which he uses to destroy many inhabited planets, killing most of life in the universe.

Film 2021 Sun Finch Fifteen years after a solar flare has destroyed the earth’s ozone layer, an Ailing engineer builds an android companion to help look after his dog, but when a massive storm approaches they are forced to make a cross-country road trip across post-apocalyptic America.
Film 2021 Impact event Don't Look Up A satirical look at America's reaction to an approaching comet. The story is an allegory for climate change.
Television 2022 Disease All of Us Are Dead Chun Sung-il The series mostly takes place at a high school in the fictional South Korean city of Hyosan, as a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks out.
Game 2022 Disease Stray After an apocalyptic event a stray cat falls into a walled-off city populated by robots.
Television 2023 Disease, monsters The Last of Us A TV series adaptation of the video game of the same title.

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