The Quiet Apocalypse
|a game by||Little Denis Games|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 1 vote|
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|See also:||Survival Games, Walking Simulator Games|
With a plot that sounds straight out of a hit indie film, The Quiet Apocalypse checks all the boxes of a powerful narrative experience. Despite its slow-paced gameplay, the impressive technology on display here, coupled with the game’s excellent storytelling abilities, turns this into an easy recommendation for any gamers who enjoy story-driven experiences.
Set in what could be the last days of humanity, The Quiet Apocalypse is a narrative-driven game that slowly makes its way to a satisfying conclusion. Much like what we see in the game, the journey can be long, harsh, and mostly uneventful, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t an unforgettable adventure.
At the center of The Quiet Apocalypse lies Doc Hendersen. Fifteen years after the last human being was born, news of a newborn baby reaches the Doc’s mountain cottage. To ensure the baby’s survival, the doctor will have to make the long and arduous journey to the other side of the mountains.
As you might have guessed by now, The Quiet Apocalypse is mostly a walking simulator in the same vein as The vanishing of ethan carter. However, this game promises a much more open-world approach to that of previous walking simulators, even if completing the main plot remains the most pressing matter.
With a story that lasts roughly 10 hours and an insane amount of backstory to discover, the world of The Quiet Apocalypse is incredibly vivid and masterfully crafted. Even if your only focus is to complete the main quest, the amount of randomly generated locations will be enough to keep you entertained.
However, one thing worth mentioning about this game is that it sure does love to take things as slowly as possible. Walking between locations can take half an hour, and considering that most of the time you’ll find little to do in between destinations, the game can feel barren despite its massive map.
One look at one of the game’s screenshots will tell you all you need to know about The Quiet Apocalypse visuals. The developer’s commitment to realism is commendable, and it works incredibly well with the game’s dark tone and depressing overall mood. As we mentioned before, the game features a massive, semi-randomly-generated map. At 154 square miles, the game’s map is three times bigger than Grand Theft Auto V’s, a feat that’s made all the more impressive when you consider that The Quiet Apocalypse is an indie title.
That said, the lack of combat and the lonely nature of the game can make the giant map feel unnecessary. Despite that little detail, the technicalities of having a map this big are something commendable in and of themselves.
Be aware, though, that the game needs to be installed on an SSD to work properly. The slower load speeds of an HDD could lead to some undesirable dips in performance, and that’s something that could sour even the most relaxed and slow-paced games like this one.
The Quiet Apocalypse is an interesting experiment in storytelling. It might be a tad slow for some players, but those looking for a solid narrative experience will find a lot to marvel at with this game.
- Impressive visuals
- Wonderful narrative and a solid backstory
- Relaxing atmosphere
- Very slow-paced
- Some areas could have a bit more content to see
Download The Quiet Apocalypse
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP