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The end of the world (according to video games)

Humanity is doomed! But how exactly did it happen?

If there's one thing games love to do, it's bring about the apocalypse.

So many games seem intent on introducing some sort of global crisis or disaster that threatens to end civilisation as we know it (except for the Civilization games, of course).

One way in which they differ, though, is in how they believe this Armageddon will happen. Some lay the blame at a natural disaster, others credit the end of all human life to war or a massive virus. And, of course, there's always the classic zombie outbreak.

In the gallery below we take a look at the many different fates that befall humanity in gaming, so you can see for yourselves exactly how we're probably all going to peg it.

Because we're cheery like that.