Trains, survival, guns, crafting AND story? The Final Station provides all of this and more!
The Final Station is a 2D sidescrolling adventure/survival game set in an apocalyptic world with a brilliantly conceived story, basic crafting elements and trains! Developed by Do My Best and published by Tiny Build with all the love and attention you would expect from a small studio! This is one of those games that has taken me by surprise, seemingly appearing out of nowhere while also being incredibly appealing.
The Final Station has significant depth, so it’s worth looking past the surface, the trailer and images don’t really do it justice. You might think taking a train from station to station will get boring. They’ve taken that into account, there are instruments to keep an eye on and adjust (mini puzzles in and of themselves), conversations between passengers to overhear and even the odd instant messaging event on the main console, you also need to make sure your passengers don’t starve or die from existing wounds along the way.
What really stands out about The Final Station, to me at least, is the story. It may be the apocalypse but it’s not the first, this has all happened before, people remember it, they called it The First Visitation. I don’t know about you but just the thought of this had me gripped from the start. The art has a suitably apocalyptic and destitute feel to it that adds to the atmospheric tension. If you want dystopia then this really delivers, along with the sense of impending doom that comes across from the start with an ever building sense of urgency.
The gameplay is not too complicated, but it doesn’t need to be, too much would simply detract from the overall experience. The sound accompanies the game well and is suitably moody, again building that apocalyptic feel we seem to love in gaming. I love the look and feel of The Final Station and would highly recommend giving it a try if you fancy something a little different.
Also, if you would like a laugh, take a look at the PC system requirements on Steam.