I don’t know if you’ve heard, but 2012 is going to be one hell of a year. If popular culture is right, as it always is, we can expect the Mayan prediction that the world will end in 2012. That’s it, we’re done, good game, life as we know it will cease to exist in a short time.

It’s easy to get existentialist when your very being has been prophesied to end on December 21, 2012. Sure, last year the rapture was supposed to happen on May 21, 2011, and while that was proven to be false, who are we to deny the truths of our Mesoamerican forefathers. We’re gonna die, so we have two options: party like there is no tomorrow, or keep working your soul crushing job until that fateful day.

If the later sounds more appealing, you callow unbeliever, then help me celebrate the impending end of the world with the best apocalyptic events in gaming. Nothing is more depressing than playing a game for 20 hours only to have your heroes die, the world implode, and existence as we know it snuff out.  In anticipation for this event, let’s pour one out for our dead gaming friends and check out the following SPOILER-ridden list.

Tags: end-of-the-world, 2012, video-games
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