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25th Apr '16 8:05:06 PM FordPrefect
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* Several ''TravellerClassic'' adventures had planets like this, including ''Adventure 4 Leviathan'' and ''Double Adventure 5 The Chamax Plague''.

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* Several ''TravellerClassic'' Classic ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' adventures had planets like this, including ''Adventure 4 Leviathan'' and ''Double Adventure 5 The Chamax Plague''.



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13th Dec '15 10:25:51 AM FekketCantenel
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* ''Literature/EdenGreen'' has the title character explore an abandoned planet from which horrifying needle monsters are spreading onto Earth.
13th Oct '15 9:24:46 AM Prfnoff
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* Altair IV in ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet''.

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* Altair IV in ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet''.''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' contains many still-functioning relics of the hyper-advanced Krell civilization, despite the disappearance of the Krell themselves, which seems to have happened quite suddenly.
7th Oct '15 12:24:48 PM ChronoLegion
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* A ghost ''system'' in ''VideoGame/AlienLegacy''. When the UNS ''[[SleeperStarship Calypso]]'' arrives to the Beta Caeli system, the crew is woken up from [[HumanPopsicle cryosleep]], and the [[PlayerCharacter Captain]] reads all the messages received from Earth since their departure centuries (if not millennia) ago. One of these notifies you that another ship was sent to the same system just over a decade after the ''Calypso''[='s=] departure. However, due a slightly more efficient drive, it was supposed to have arrived to Beta Caeli [[LightspeedLeapfrog about two decades before you]]. So, naturally, you expect to find a colonized system with thousands of settlers awaiting your arrival. What you find are planets filled with ruins of the colonies and no trace of the UNS ''Tantalus'', the ''Calypso'''s sister-ship. Besides settling the system, much of the game involves tracking down the clues and figuring out what happened to the other ship and the colonists.

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* A ghost ''system'' in ''VideoGame/AlienLegacy''. When the UNS ''[[SleeperStarship Calypso]]'' arrives to the Beta Caeli system, the crew is woken up from [[HumanPopsicle cryosleep]], and the [[PlayerCharacter Captain]] reads all the messages received from Earth since their departure centuries (if not millennia) ago. One of these notifies you that another ship was sent to the same system just over a decade after the ''Calypso''[='s=] departure. However, due a slightly more efficient drive, it was supposed to have arrived to Beta Caeli [[LightspeedLeapfrog about two decades before you]]. So, naturally, you expect to find a colonized system with thousands of settlers awaiting your arrival. What you find are planets filled with ruins of the colonies and no trace of the UNS ''Tantalus'', the ''Calypso'''s sister-ship. Besides settling the system, much of the game involves tracking down the clues and figuring out what happened to the other ship and the colonists. [[spoiler:The ship was scrapped for parts by order of her captain, and most of the shuttle fleet was later wiped out in a suicidal charge on the [[AbusivePrecursors H'riak]] [[{{Panspermia}} seedship]] hiding in the system, leaving the major colonies on the two habitable worlds and numerous tiny outposts isolated from one another; then the habitable planets' native life went insane and wiped out the colonists there; eventually, the isolated outposts died out too]].
7th Oct '15 8:14:17 AM Saber15
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* In the ''Xtended'' GameMod for ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'', the Expansion system PortalNetwork is littered with the remnants of Terran colonies that were wiped out 800 years ago when their AI terraformer fleets went haywire and started "[[ColonyDrop terraforming]]" inhabited worlds. The modern Terrans under the Earth State government control the majority of these abandoned ghost planets, but a few are under the control of the Boron Kingdom or Split Dynasty, which has caused some friction between the races.
7th Oct '15 8:07:54 AM Saber15
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* ''Literature/RevelationSpace'' by Creator/AlastairReynolds has an archaeologist main character and the plot centers on the mystery behind the dead Amarantin civilization.

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''Literature/RevelationSpace'' by Creator/AlastairReynolds has an archaeologist main character and the plot centers on the mystery behind the dead Amarantin civilization.civilization.
** ''Literature/HouseOfSuns'' has the galaxy littered with the remnants of human civilization; in an UngovernableGalaxy with no FasterThanLightTravel or SubspaceAnsible, human civilizations surge up before withering away after a few thousand years from internal pressure. Every system that the protagonists visit have some trace of human habitation, such as an asteroid belt littered with derelict ships or nanotech-infused clouds on planets.
7th Oct '15 7:23:14 AM ed3891
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* This trope certainly applies in force once you reach [[spoiler: Old Miltia]] in the third episode of ''VideoGame/Xenosaga'' - the entire planet is completely devoid of human life, though all the trappings of the setting's technologically-advanced society are in place, adding to the creep factor.

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* This trope certainly applies in force once you reach [[spoiler: Old Miltia]] in the third episode of ''VideoGame/Xenosaga'' ''Xenosaga'' - the entire planet is completely devoid of human life, though all the trappings of the setting's technologically-advanced society are in place, adding to the creep factor.
7th Oct '15 7:22:16 AM ed3891
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* This trope certainly applies in force once you reach [[spoiler: Old Miltia]] in the third episode of ''VideoGame/Xenosaga'' - the entire planet is completely devoid of human life, though all the trappings of the setting's technologically-advanced society are in place, adding to the creep factor.
29th Jun '15 4:59:38 PM nombretomado
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* Kobol, Caprica, [[spoiler: and "Earth"]] in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''. Technically, New Caprica also becomes one, though only after one year of habitation.

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* Kobol, Caprica, [[spoiler: and "Earth"]] in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''.Galactica|2003}}''. Technically, New Caprica also becomes one, though only after one year of habitation.
8th Jun '15 9:02:13 AM ChronoLegion
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* A ghost ''system'' in ''VideoGame/AlienLegacy''. When the UNS ''[[SleeperStarship Calypso]]'' arrives to the Beta Caeli system, the crew is woken up from [[HumanPopsicle cryosleep]], and the [[PlayerCharacter Captain]] reads all the messages received from Earth since their departure centuries (if not millennia) ago. One of these notifies you that another ship was sent to the same system just over a decade after the ''Calypso'''s departure. However, due a slightly more efficient drive, it was supposed to have arrived to Beta Caeli [[LightspeedLeapfrog about two decades before you]]. So, naturally, you expect to find a colonized system with thousands of settlers awaiting your arrival. What you find are planets filled with ruins of the colonies and no trace of the UNS ''Tantalus'', the ''Calypso'''s sister-ship. Besides settling the system, much of the game involves tracking down the clues and figuring out what happened to the other ship and the colonists.

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* A ghost ''system'' in ''VideoGame/AlienLegacy''. When the UNS ''[[SleeperStarship Calypso]]'' arrives to the Beta Caeli system, the crew is woken up from [[HumanPopsicle cryosleep]], and the [[PlayerCharacter Captain]] reads all the messages received from Earth since their departure centuries (if not millennia) ago. One of these notifies you that another ship was sent to the same system just over a decade after the ''Calypso'''s ''Calypso''[='s=] departure. However, due a slightly more efficient drive, it was supposed to have arrived to Beta Caeli [[LightspeedLeapfrog about two decades before you]]. So, naturally, you expect to find a colonized system with thousands of settlers awaiting your arrival. What you find are planets filled with ruins of the colonies and no trace of the UNS ''Tantalus'', the ''Calypso'''s sister-ship. Besides settling the system, much of the game involves tracking down the clues and figuring out what happened to the other ship and the colonists.
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