There is no better cure for when you’re feeling just a little bit misanthropic than to get your hands on a video game and shatter the entire universe to pieces. Thanks to the rebellious nature of many developers we now have the chance to enjoy a good deal of gaming titles where we get to fully annihilate entire planets or civilizations, so without further ado let’s get to the action and see ten of the best games that let you destroy the world.
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
Playground of Destruction received acclaim for its “focus on exploding mayhem” and we think this phrase pretty much sums up the nature of this action-adventure title. Set somewhere in North Korea, Mercenaries focuses its entire gameplay around the idea of extreme violence, giving players numerous opportunities to destroy everything that might stand in their way. With a voracious appetite for chaos, this video game is definitely not joking when it comes to blowing up the world.
7 Days to Die
7 Days to Die is a whole different animal, being a FPS, survival horror, tower defense and role-playing game at the same time. Very similar to Minecraft, this holistic gaming title allows players both to build and to destroy pretty much every type of construction, but as you might have already guessed, we are mainly interested in the demolition part of this equation and this destruction can be achieved fairly simple with the use of the almighty TNT, a really nice invention that facilitates the destruction of things.
In Universe Sandbox you are able to literally blow up the world, an exploding Planet Earth being one of the most iconic images associated with this gaming title. At its core, this interactive space gravity simulator was mainly intended to be used as an educational tool but because the sky is the limit when it comes to human imagination, players often create mayhem and destruction within this game, unleashing their darkest desires.
Breach is a first-person shooter that is known for its ultra-destructible environment and, similar to any other gaming title that involves a certain amount of violence you can point your gun at pretty much anything that happens to cross your path. As a media product, this video game does not dwell on refinement and intelligence, instead it can be used as the perfect tool to blow off some steam while rampaging through the battlefield smashing everything in your way.
The Incredible Hulk Ultimate Destruction
Everyone who has even the slightest idea who the Hulk is knows that wherever this green giant might be, ultimate destruction will surely follow, his unstoppable rage being the tagline that defines his entire career in the Marvel universe. Similar to the comic book counterpart, this beat’em up title focuses on the neurotic episodes of the verdant monster, the final result being an adrenaline infused gameplay where you get to rip pieces out of buildings and crush cars as if they were mere cans of coke.
A 1997 classic, Blast Corps comes from an age and time when video games where in their early stages of development, being a fairly unknown and often misjudged medium. In such a context, this action video game was sporting a premise where the player had to destroy various buildings by crashing into them while driving a number of different vehicles. Blast Corps was highly appreciated back in its time and it still remains an iconic title to this day.
Destroy The World
With a name that perfectly summarizes its intentions, Destroy the World is a video game where you get to try your hand at obliterating everything that is alive by using the force of nuclear power plants to your advantage. This innocent looking title packs much more under the hood and, in fact, is a ruthless simulator where players can go wild and kill each and every life form from the face of the Earth, including baby seals.
Red Faction: Guerrilla
We simply couldn’t have made this list and without including Red Faction: Guerilla, this abhorrently entertaining gaming title having just one goal: to facilitate the utter and absolute destruction of the universe. Sweating testosterone and anger, this gaming title is nothing more than a practice ground for the ultra-irritated gamers who want to calm their minds by exploding building after building or sledge hammering some cars.
Sporting a name that makes you think of an extreme gore death metal band, Planetary Annihilation is a real-time strategy game with a fast-paced gameplay and an action infused storyline, the players having to show their craftsmanship when it comes to defeating and totally obliterating the home planets of their enemies. Planetary Annihilation gets bonus points for making you think a little before encounters because sometimes brute force and brawn won’t be enough to win.
Destroy All Humans!
Last but definitely not least, Destroy All Humans! Is probably in the hearts and minds of many players, its witty plot and well-oiled mechanics making for a truly enjoyable experience of vaporizing the human race in a blink of an eye. Stepping into the shoes of a quirky alien who wants nothing more than to wipe all humans off the face of the Earth can be a very welcome change of perspective and it will definitely pave the way to new and untested methods of destroying the world.