Best Post-apocalyptic Linux Games on Steam

Steam currently has 2,754 Post-apocalyptic games, but not all of them are able to be played on Linux builds. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Post-apocalyptic game rankings were last updated on 5/26/2024.

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1. Left 4 Dead 2

Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.

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Left 4 Dead 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Linux Post-apocalyptic game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 856,280 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 835,099 positive reviews and 21,181 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/16/2009
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 550

2. Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Half-Life® 2: Episode Two is the second in a trilogy of new games created by Valve that extends the award-winning and best-selling Half-Life® adventure. As Dr. Gordon Freeman, you were last seen exiting City 17 with Alyx Vance as the Citadel erupted amidst a storm of unknown proportions.

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Linux Post-apocalyptic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 39,698 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 38,535 positive reviews and 1,163 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 10/10/2007
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 420

3. Dying Light

First-person action survival game set in a post-apocalyptic open world overrun by flesh-hungry zombies. Roam a city devastated by a mysterious virus epidemic. Scavenge for supplies, craft weapons, and face hordes of the infected.

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Dying Light has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Linux Post-apocalyptic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 409,512 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 390,095 positive reviews and 19,417 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 7/15/2021
Developer Techland
Publisher Techland
Steam App Id 239140

4. Nuclear Throne

Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter. Not 'the final hope of humanity' post-apocalyptic, but 'humanity is extinct and mutants and monsters now roam the world' post-apocalyptic. Fight your way through the wastelands with powerful weaponry, collecting radiation to mutate some new limbs and abilities.

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Nuclear Throne has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Linux Post-apocalyptic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,290 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,633 positive reviews and 657 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Nuclear Throne on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.99
Release Date 12/5/2015
Developer Vlambeer
Publisher Vlambeer
Steam App Id 242680

5. Bastion

Discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces.

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Bastion has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Linux Post-apocalyptic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 36,701 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 35,030 positive reviews and 1,671 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Bastion on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 8/16/2011
Franchise Supergiant Games
Developer Supergiant Games
Publisher Supergiant Games
Steam App Id 107100

6. The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction. Made by Croteam and written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything).

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The Talos Principle has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Linux Post-apocalyptic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,917 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,572 positive reviews and 1,345 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play The Talos Principle on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.49
Release Date 12/11/2014
Developer Croteam
Publishers
Steam App Id 257510

7. This War of Mine

In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.

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This War of Mine has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Linux Post-apocalyptic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 72,336 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 68,642 positive reviews and 3,694 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play This War of Mine on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 11/14/2014
Franchise 11 bit studios
Developer 11 bit studios
Publisher 11 bit studios
Steam App Id 282070

8. Project Zomboid

Project Zomboid is the ultimate in zombie survival. Alone or in MP: you loot, build, craft, fight, farm and fish in a struggle to survive. A hardcore RPG skillset, a vast map, massively customisable sandbox and a cute tutorial raccoon await the unwary. So how will you die? All it takes is a bite..

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Project Zomboid has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Linux Post-apocalyptic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 295,476 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 278,187 positive reviews and 17,289 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $13.39 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $13.39
Release Date 11/8/2013
Developer The Indie Stone
Publisher The Indie Stone
Steam App Id 108600

9. LISA: The Painful

The miserable journey of a broken man...

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LISA: The Painful has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Linux Post-apocalyptic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,081 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,479 positive reviews and 602 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play LISA: The Painful on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 12/15/2014
Developer Dingaling Productions
Publisher Serenity Forge
Steam App Id 335670

10. Plague Inc: Evolved

Plague Inc: Evolved is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation. Your pathogen has just infected 'Patient Zero' - now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself.

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Plague Inc: Evolved has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Linux Post-apocalyptic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 51,250 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 48,429 positive reviews and 2,821 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 2/18/2016
Franchise Ndemic Creations
Developer Ndemic Creations
Publisher Ndemic Creations
Steam App Id 246620

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11/16/2009
97
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182
10/10/2007
95
$7.99
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Dying Light steam charts
6,129
7/15/2021
94
$19.99
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143
12/5/2015
94
$11.99
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Bastion steam charts
29
8/16/2011
94
$14.99
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The Talos Principle steam charts
181
12/11/2014
93
$4.49
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This War of Mine steam charts
528
11/14/2014
93
$19.99
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Project Zomboid steam charts
22,692
11/8/2013
93
$13.39
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LISA: The Painful steam charts
27
12/15/2014
93
$19.99
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Plague Inc: Evolved steam charts
356
2/18/2016
93
$14.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Nuclear Throne on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 29). Bastion on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 29). The Talos Principle on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 29). This War of Mine on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 29). Project Zomboid on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). LISA: The Painful on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Plague Inc: Evolved on Steam. Steam Store.

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