The Last Worker is a warehouse fulfilment sim at the end of capitalism

End-stage capitalism is here, and automation has become so rampant that only one human being still has a job. Fortunately, that one human being still is you, shuffling boxes for robots in The Last Worker.

You are Kurt, the last human worker at a Manhattan-sized Amazon (sorry, Jüngle) fulfilment center, carrying crates around with your irritating robot pal. It's all in a day's work until it isn't, when you're recruited by an activist group trying to disrupt the all-consuming corporation.

Still in your little floating forklift, you begin to delve into the belly of the corporate beast, in a story that asks Kurt to sabotage his employers even as he feels pride in the work he does, reframing your labour in stealthy shenanigans. Expect a good amount of rib-poking at our own corporate hellscape, too, with screenshots giving us a peek at CEOs with terrible style espousing the values of being a part of one big family.

The Last Worker sports a stylish comic-book world designed in part by Judge Dredd co-creator Mick McMahon, and boasts a cast including Zelda Williams, Jason Isaacs and more. The game is due to release over on Steam later this year, and you can try it out in a free demo now.

Natalie Clayton
Features Producer

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.