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Settings that focus on the state or change of society.

Apocalyptic
The apocalyptic setting involves an apocalypse event that risk ending the world as we know it. The event can be any number of things such as nuclear warfare, climate change, aliens or zombies. The common plot points is to try to prevent the event or deal with the consequences of it.
  • Alien invasion: Aliens arrive and try to exterminate the humans.
  • Climate: It gets to hot, to cold, to wet, to dry or to something else.
  • End Time: Heaven and Hell or some other divine force wipe out the humans.
  • Kaiju: Gigantic monsters attack humanity.
  • Impact event: A asteroid smash into earth and kill of most of the people directly or indirectly.
  • Mythical: Monsters from the myths show up and start to eat us. Vampires, werewolfs or dragons are common.
  • Nuclear weapons: A war with atomic weapons destroy the world.
  • Pandemic: A plague infect and kill people.
  • Peak Resource: Some resource that humans use, like oil runs out and the world descent into chaos.
  • Technological singularity: AI's get to smart and try to kill all humans to keep the earth for AI's only.
  • Zombies: The undead rise to feed on the living.

  Games Books Movies
Alien invasionXCOM: Enemy Unknown - 2012
Gears of War - 2006

Edge of Tomorrow - 2014
Skyline - 2010
War of the Worlds - 2005
Independence Day - 1996
Climate  2012 - 2009
The Day After Tomorrow - 2004
End TimeDarksiders - 2010  
Kaiju  Pacific Rim - 2013
Cloverfield - 2008
Godzilla - 1954
Them! - 1954
Impact event  Armageddon - 1998
Deep Impact - 1998
MythicalBloodRayne 2 - 2004The Strain - 2009
 
Nuclear weaponsDEFCON - 2006
Nuclear War - 1989
The Day After - 1983
Missile Command - 1980
 On the Beach - 1959
Dr. Strangelove - 1964
Other
 Day Of The Triffids - 1951The Core - 2003
Pandemic
The Stand - 1978Carriers - 2009
The Happening - 2008
Peak ResourceFrontlines: Fuel of War - 2008  
Technological singularitySystem Shock - 1994 I, Robot - 2004
The Matrix - 1999
Terminator - 1984
Zombies Check Horror section.

 


Dystopia
A dystopia is the opposite of a Utopian settings.

 Games Books Movies
Mirror's Edge - 2008
Half-Life 2 - 2004
Blade Runner - 1997
Syndicate - 1993
Fatherland - 1992
The Running Man - 1982
Fahrenheit 451 - 1953
Nineteen Eighty-Four - 1949
Dredd - 2012
V For Vendetta - 2006
RoboCop - 1987
Blade Runner - 1982


Post-apocalyptic
This is a setting that takes place a time after the event in a apocalyptic setting.

 Games Books Movies
Last of Us - 2013
RAGE - 2011
Metro 2033 - 2010
Fallout 3 - 2008
Left 4 Dead - 2008
Wool - 2011
The Passage - 2010
The Road - 2006
The Postman  - 1985
The Book of Eli - 2010
I Am Legend - 2007
Waterworld - 1995
Mad Max 2 - 1981


Utopia
This is a setting where the community or society is perfect and the is no crime or poverty.

 Games Books Movies
BioShock Infinite - 2013
BioShock - 2007
Childhood's End - 1953Minority Report - 2002
Pleasantville - 1998
Gattaca - 1997
Demolition man - 1993

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