50 Best Survival games

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The best 50 Survival games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

This is not a "all time best Survival games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Goliath released the 30 June 2017

1# This War of Mine - 2015

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84
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In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
This War of Mine is a survival game with a lot of emphasis on Survival.

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2# The Last of Us - 2014

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95
Score

20 years after a pandemic has radically changed known civilization, infected humans run wild and survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a violent survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone, but what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across the U.S. Remastered Features: Explore a brutal post-pandemic world, fully realized with the power of PlayStation4 system Includes additional game content: over $30 in valueDelve into Ellies past in Left Behind, the single-player prequel chapter Eight new multiplayer maps in the Abandoned and Reclaimed Territories packs
The Last of Us is a stealth survival survival-horror game that offers Survival mechanism in a post-apocalyptic world.

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3# No Man's Sky - 2016

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71
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No Man's Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe.
No Man's Sky is a survival game with a lot of emphasis on Survival in a science fiction world.

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4# The Flame in the Flood - 2016

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75
Score

A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators.
The Flame in the Flood is a survival rogue-like game where Survival is an important part of the gameplay.

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5# Rise of the Tomb Raider - 2015

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86
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Platforming is back in this new iconic iteration of the famous action adventure franchise. The new combat system offers more stealth and sneak attack options and you can now explore underwater. Young lara is still battleling for survival and will be able to make her way using improvised weapons and crafting upgrades for them.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is a stealth puzzle adventure game with a lot of emphasis on Survival.

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6# The Long Dark - 2014

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91
Score

Early Access

The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. There are no zombies -- only you, the cold, and all the threats Mother Nature can muster. Welcome to the Quiet Apocalypse.
The Long Dark is a survival sandbox simulation game with a lot of emphasis on Survival.

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7# The Solus Project - 2016

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77
Score

The Solus Project is a single player exploration adventure with survival elements. The adventure is set on a mysterious planet and is the spiritual successor to The Ball - 2010 PC Gamer Action/Adventure Game Of The Year...
The Solus Project is a survival game with a lot of emphasis on Survival in a science fiction world.

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8# Don't Starve: Shipwrecked - 2016

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85
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Klei Entertainment has partnered with our friends at CAPY, creators of Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery, Super Time Force and Below; to bring fans of Don’t Starve the latest single-player expansion: Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked!

In Don't Starve: Shipwrecked, Wilson finds himself stranded in a tropical archipelago. He must learn to survive all over again in this new environment filled with new biomes, seasons, and creatures.

Don’t let the tropical breeze lull you into a false sense of security - the world might be different, but it is still equal parts unforgiving and uncompromising. You will quickly find these islands are full to the brim with things that want to kill you.Key Features
Don't Starve: Shipwrecked is a single-player survival game where Survival is an important part of the gameplay.

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9# The Final Station - 2016

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74
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Travel by train through a dying world. Look after your passengers, keep your train operational, and make sure you can always reach the next station. Make your way through swarms of infected at each station. Explore mysterious and abandoned stations looking for supplies and survivors.
The Final Station is a survival game with a lot of emphasis on Survival in a post-apocalyptic world.

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10# Don't Starve: Pocket Edition - 2015

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86
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Dont Starve: Pocket Edition, brings the hit PC game enjoyed by over 6 million players to Android. Play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped and transported to a mysterious wilderness world.
Don't Starve: Pocket Edition is a survival game where Survival is an important part of the gameplay.

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11# Empyrion - Galactic Survival - 2015

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91
Score

Early Access

Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a 3D open world, space survival adventure in which you can fly across space and land on planets. Build, explore, fight and survive in a hostile galaxy full of hidden dangers.
Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a survival open-world sandbox game in space where Survival is an important part of the gameplay.

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12# Subterrain - 2017

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78
Score

Uncompromising Sci-Fi survival on Mars! Manage the entire colony single-handed! Craft, Research, Explore and Fight against evolving mutants. Vast open world and randomly generated levels to explore! Can you survive long enough to escape the horror?
Subterrain is a top-down view survival horror survival-horror game with a lot of emphasis on Survival.

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13# NEO Scavenger - 2014

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85
Score

NEO Scavenger is a game where you must survive in the wasteland long enough to figure out who you are. Each turn, you must decide where to go, how to scavenge for supplies, and how to deal with anything and anyone you encounter.
NEO Scavenger is a survival rogue-like turn-based RPG game where Survival is an important part of the gameplay in a post-apocalyptic world.

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14# Radiation Island - 2016

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79
Score

Investigate abandoned villages and old military compounds where zombies guard vital tools, weapons and clues to the secrets of this world. Find hidden treasures, equipment and fire arms to prevail in a world full of perils: radiation, anomalies, harsh weather and enraged zombies.
Radiation Island is a survival open-world adventure game where Survival is an important part of the gameplay.

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15# Project Zomboid - 2013

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87
Score

Early Access

Project Zomboid is the ultimate in zombie survival. Alone or in MP: you loot, build, craft, fight, farm and fish in a struggle to survive. A hardcore RPG skillset, a vast map, a massively customisable sandbox and a cute tutorial raccoon await the unwary. So how will you die?
Project Zomboid is a survival open-world sandbox game that offers Survival mechanism.

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16# Don't Starve Together - 2016

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89
Score

Don't Starve Together is the standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising survival game Don't Starve.
Don't Starve Together is a survival game that offers Survival mechanism.

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17# Killing Floor 2 - 2016

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76
Score

6-player co-op Zed-slaughtering mayhem. And now, 12-player Versus Survival mode, too - now you can BE the Zeds!
Killing Floor 2 is a survival shooter game where Survival is an important part of the gameplay.

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18# Out There - 2015

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83
Score

Out There is an award-winning space exploration game blending roguelike, resource management and interactive fiction.
Out There is a survival rogue-like game with a lot of emphasis on Survival in a science fiction world.

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19# Sheltered - 2016

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69
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Sheltered is a deep and emotional survival management game. You take on the role of protecting four family members who, after a global apocalypse, have found their way to a deserted shelter.
Sheltered is a survival management game where Survival is an important part of the gameplay in a post-apocalyptic world.

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20# EDEN STAR - 2015

Review
79
Score

Early Access

Eden Star is a fast paced Sci-Fi survival game that blends unique physics based combat, destructible environments and free-form construction with the exploration of a hostile alien world.
EDEN STAR is a first-person survival game with a lot of emphasis on Survival.

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21# Unturned - 2014

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86
Score

You're a survivor in the zombie infested ruins of society, and must work with your friends and forge alliances to remain among the living.
Unturned is a free to play. Unturned is a survival game with a lot of emphasis on Survival.

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22# Life is Feudal: Your Own - 2015

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69
Score

Hardcore and realistic; LiF is a Medieval multiplayer sandbox RPG, with free terraforming, a rich crafting system and preset and modular building construction. With engaging survival aspects, no target physics-based combat and a unique formation system - along with numerous other features - LiF is not for the faint of heart!
Life is Feudal: Your Own is a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) survival sandbox game where Survival is an important part of the gameplay.

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23# Crashlands - 2016

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86
Score

As you grow in power, you can venture to new regions of the world, meet strange characters, discover new stories, and encounter new and interesting enemies. with Huge Problems - Four sentient races, three continents, an epic bid for the future of the planet, and you - trapped in the middle, trying to deliver your freakin' packages.
Crashlands is a survival open-world RPG game where Survival is an important part of the gameplay.

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24# How to Survive 2 - 2017

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68
Score

Dead or Alive? Make up your mind, stranger. We don’t like that undead business here in Louisiana…Survive solo or with friends as you look to fulfill your basic needs of food, water and shelter, crafting your own tools and weapons while you secure your camp and face flesh hungry zombies.
How to Survive 2 is a survival game that offers Survival mechanism.

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25# Don't Starve: Giant Edition - 2013

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78
Score

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home. Don't Starve: Giant Edition combines the content of both the original Don't Starve game, and the Reign of Giants expansion pack, which adds new characters, seasons, creatures, biomes, and other challenges to Don’t Starve.
Don't Starve: Giant Edition is a survival rogue-like game where Survival is an important part of the gameplay.

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