History ScavengerWorld / VideoGames

16th Sep '17 5:43:56 PM EmperorZim
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*** In one quest, you're asked to ''shut down'' one such factory. Why? It's making bottle caps, the universally accepted currency in the Wasteland, and making more would cause inflation and crash the market.

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*** In one quest, you're asked to ''shut down'' one such factory. Why? It's making bottle caps, the universally accepted currency in the Wasteland, and making more would cause inflation and crash the market.market!
16th Sep '17 5:43:36 PM EmperorZim
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*** In one quest, you're asked to ''shut down'' one such factory. Why? It's making bottle caps, the universally accepted currency in the Wasteland, and making more would crash the market.

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*** In one quest, you're asked to ''shut down'' one such factory. Why? It's making bottle caps, the universally accepted currency in the Wasteland, and making more would cause inflation and crash the market.
27th Jul '17 1:45:59 PM Necrodomo
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* [[ShiningCity Laurentia]] from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''was'' much more technologically advanced than modern Earth, but was bumped down to UrbanFantasy levels when the world ended and it was pulled into the Nexus. Too much of the really advanced Laurentian technology depended on human expertise that's no longer available AfterTheEnd, and most of the functioning exceptions are {{Magitek}} created by interaction with the powers of the Nexus.
6th Jul '17 2:01:31 PM Codefreak5
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* ''VideoGame/Wasteland2'' is this with its UsedFuture. Everybody has to scavenge everything. In the Ranger Citadel, your fellow Rangers have limited weapons, armour and currency - including ammo. Some will pay extra for weapon parts, medicine, and in the case of the explosives expert, animal faeces. Most of all the currency isn't 'dollars', it's 'scrap'.
** Exactly as the trope describes, working vehicles are almost non-existant. Cars are more popular as barricades, and motor homes are just... homes. You sometimes see parts lying around but nobody can put them all together. Bicycles exist but functional ones are incredibly rare. But worryingly, somebody is finding the necessery materials to build shiny new robots...
* ''VideoGame/RedAsh'', a pseudo-sequel to VideoGame/MightyNo9, is set in a world where people salvage parts from giant robots for a living.
9th Mar '17 11:38:14 PM Ion288
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* ''NEO Scavenger: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival RPG'' is a game basically going around surviving and resolving the main story via scavenging

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* ''NEO Scavenger: ''VideoGame/NEOScavenger: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival RPG'' is a game basically going around surviving and resolving the main story via scavenging
16th Feb '17 11:33:50 AM SLOOGOVS
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* The [=iOS=] game ''Rebuild'' involves survivors of a ZombieApocalypse trying to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rebuild]] human civilization while fending off attacks by zombies and raiders, finding more survivors and convincing them to join you, reclaiming zombie-infested areas, sending people out to find food and supplies (which you can't build yourself), etc. You can even reclaim labs and research new techniques in them, including the zombie virus cure (one of the ways to win). Some equipment can also be purchased from or sold to a visiting merchant for food. The equipment includes weapons (anything from a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] to an assault rifle), dogs (which the game treats as equipable weapons), tools (and yes, some tools, like sledgehammers, double as weapons), leadership items (e.g. a megaphone to talk to survivors or a NiceHat) and scientific equipment. Each survivor has stats associated with various skills (killing, scavenging, leadership, research, construction), which improve with successful use or equipment. The game never has you run out of ammo, though.

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* The [=iOS=] game ''Rebuild'' ''VideoGame/{{Rebuild}}'' involves survivors of a ZombieApocalypse trying to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rebuild]] human civilization while fending off attacks by zombies and raiders, finding more survivors and convincing them to join you, reclaiming zombie-infested areas, sending people out to find food and supplies (which you can't build yourself), etc. You can even reclaim labs and research new techniques in them, including the zombie virus cure (one of the ways to win). Some equipment can also be purchased from or sold to a visiting merchant for food. The equipment includes weapons (anything from a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] to an assault rifle), dogs (which the game treats as equipable weapons), tools (and yes, some tools, like sledgehammers, double as weapons), leadership items (e.g. a megaphone to talk to survivors or a NiceHat) and scientific equipment. Each survivor has stats associated with various skills (killing, scavenging, leadership, research, construction), which improve with successful use or equipment. The game never has you run out of ammo, though.
10th Dec '16 11:01:53 PM Jake
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* ''VideoGame/{{Rimworld}}'' is set on a planet that appears to have been someone's LostColony. You can dig scrap metal and salvageable mechanical and electronic parts out of the ground, and there are usually at least a few abandoned buildings or lengths of wall still standing. Of course, if you manage to keep a settlement functional long enough to start researching new technologies then it eventually becomes a small-scale ApocalypseNot.
8th Jun '16 9:01:28 AM Pseudoname
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* Due to the monster invasion in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', the evacuation of Shear takes place in the early days of this. The hunters salvage equipment from ruined facilities to give them an edge and Abe mentions looting some of the demolished structures for supplies.
17th Feb '16 11:59:13 AM erforce
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* ''RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare'' applies this to the original game's setting. Nobody's selling any goods now. You've got a horse on call, but that's it. If you're lucky, you'll get back enough bullets after a fight to replace what you spent ''on'' the fight. Bait? Bombs? Any other tools? Make them yourself.

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* ''RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare'' ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare'' applies this to the original game's setting. Nobody's selling any goods now. You've got a horse on call, but that's it. If you're lucky, you'll get back enough bullets after a fight to replace what you spent ''on'' the fight. Bait? Bombs? Any other tools? Make them yourself.



* Played brutally straight in ''{{VideoGame/Mad Max}}'', where The Wasteland is naught but a blasted hellscape populated by raiders, lunatics and a handful of struggling hardasses in fortified strongholds. Note that this describes the ''entirety'' of the human race now: if you're not in service to one of the crazy and the strong or with the (relatively) sane living in a stronghold, you're dead. ''Everything'' is salvaged and cobbled-together from the long-lost remnants of our technology, and money has long-since been replaced by useful "scrap". Zigzagged in that while it's so bleak and merciless it almost seems like a ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands}}'' DLC instead of Earth, there are pristine "History Relics" that seem to indicate this collapse wasn't more than a generation or two ago.

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* Played brutally straight in ''{{VideoGame/Mad Max}}'', Max|2015}}'', where The Wasteland is naught but a blasted hellscape populated by raiders, lunatics and a handful of struggling hardasses in fortified strongholds. Note that this describes the ''entirety'' of the human race now: if you're not in service to one of the crazy and the strong or with the (relatively) sane living in a stronghold, you're dead. ''Everything'' is salvaged and cobbled-together from the long-lost remnants of our technology, and money has long-since been replaced by useful "scrap". Zigzagged in that while it's so bleak and merciless it almost seems like a ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands}}'' DLC instead of Earth, there are pristine "History Relics" that seem to indicate this collapse wasn't more than a generation or two ago.
14th Feb '16 4:13:47 PM kome360
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'' goes further with actual scavenging with the scrap mechanic. All that heavy, cheap VendorTrash you found everywhere in Fallout 3? Now you can break it down for parts and build your own weapons, tools, and buildings! [[MemeticMutation COLLECT ALL THE FANS]].

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'' goes further with actual scavenging with the scrap mechanic. All that heavy, cheap VendorTrash you found everywhere in Fallout 3? Now you can break it down for parts and build your own weapons, tools, and buildings! [[MemeticMutation COLLECT ALL THE FANS]].FANS. FOR TEH SCREWS]].
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