50 Best Survival games for Linux

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The best 50 Survival games for Linux daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Portals World released the 25 February 2021 and ranked #33, Valheim released the 1 February 2021 and ranked #21, Underlings released the 14 January 2021 and ranked #22.

1# NEO Scavenger - 2014

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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.

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2# This War of Mine - 2015

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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. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of your survivors.

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3# Dead Age - 2017

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Manage survivors, go on dangerous scavenging runs, build alliances, craft equipment, make difficult story-influencing decisions, defend your camp against undead hordes and experience non-linear rogue-lite elements. Food supplies are running low, injured survivors must be tended to and materials need to be scavenged to keep the camp intact. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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4# The Long Dark - 2017

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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.

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5# The Survivalists - 2020

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A living world full of surprises, secrets and danger awaits in The Survivalists, an adventure-filled survival sandbox set in The Escapists universe. Explore, build, craft and even train monkeys with up to three friends in a desperate bid to survive. Have you got what it takes to be a Survivalist?

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6# ARK: Survival Evolved - 2017

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Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

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7# The Final Station - 2016

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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.

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8# Disc Room - 2020

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Are you ready to get sliced in half? The year is 2089 and a giant disc has appeared in orbit of Jupiter. Step into the oversized space suit of a brave scientist and explore this sprawling intergalactic slaughterhouse.

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9# Sheltered - 2017

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Given a head-start over the billions lost in a nuclear holocaust, you must gather as many supplies as possible en route to the concrete underground shelter that will soon become your family home for the foreseeable dire future. Ensure that theyre well equipped as you strategize, securing victory against those who threaten the survival of your family in tense turn based combat.

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10# Rust Builder - 2018

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The only aim in Rust is to survive. To do this you will need to overcome struggles such as hunger, thirst and cold. Build a fire. Build a shelter. Kill animals for meat. Protect yourself from other players. Create alliances with other players and together form a town. Whatever it takes to survive.

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12# Oxygen Not Included - 2019

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Oxygen Not Included is a space-colony simulation game. Deep inside an alien space rock your industrious crew will need to master science, overcome strange new lifeforms, and harness incredible space tech to survive, and possibly, thrive.

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13# Project Zomboid - 2011

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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?

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14# The Wild Eight - 2017

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The Wild Eight is an unforgiving survival game set in Alaska full of mystery and danger. Explore, hunt and craft shoulder-to-shoulder with friends or random players online. Unless you are brave enough to survive this nightmare on your own?

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15# Don't Starve: Pocket Edition - 2015

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Dont Starve: Pocket Edition, brings the hit PC game enjoyed by over 6 million players to Android. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

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16# Help Will Come Tomorrow - 2020

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In a uninhabitable Siberian wilderness, in a wake of October Revolution, a group of passengers survives the mysterious catastrophe of Trans-Siberian railway train. They must endure in a harsh ice-clad climate until rescue arrives. Facing many dangers, their own weaknesses and, above all, their own prejudice.

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17# Wilderness - 2020

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Survive in the wild nature by playing as an animal or as a human. Play as an animal and survive by your own or build a herd to stay protected. Have babies and protect them from predators. Play as a human and craft items, build a house, customize your character and more.

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18# ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition - 2017

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ARK: Survival Evolved takes on the survival genre with a unique blend of emergent multiplayer cooperation and competition. Players awake naked and starving on the beach of a mysterious island among a herd of other confused humans. On ARK, they must then hunt, harvest, craft, research technology, and build shelters to protect against scorching days, freezing nights, volatile weather systems, dangerous wildlife, and potential enemies. Use cunning strategy and tactics to tame and ride the many dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the dynamic, persistent ecosystems across land, sea, air, and even underground. Build your character’s strengths and gain items, skills, and pet creatures using in-depth role-playing systems. Start a tribe with hundreds of other players to survive and dominate competing tribes...and ultimately discover the ARK’s true purpose.

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19# Forager - 2019

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The highly popular and quirky "idle game that you want to actively keep playing". Explore, craft, gather & manage resources, find secrets and build your base out of nothing! Buy land to explore and expand!

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20# Rust - 2018

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The only aim in Rust is to survive - Overcome struggles such as hunger, thirst and cold. Build a fire. Build a shelter. Kill animals. Protect yourself from other players.

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21# Valheim - 2021

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Early Access

A brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players, set in a procedurally-generated purgatory inspired by viking culture. Battle, build, and conquer your way to a saga worthy of Odin’s patronage!

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22# Underlings - 2021

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Early Access

Become one of the "evil" creatures and try to survive a world where everything wants you dead, gather resources, craft them into powerful items, build a base to protect yourself from everlasting raids or challenge your bosses to be more than an underling.

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23# Overland - 2018

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Fight scary creatures, rescue stranded survivors, and scavenge for supplies like fuel, first aid kits, and weapons. Get ready for close calls, dramatic escapes, hard choices, arguing about whether or not that dog gets rescued, and the end of the world. - Equip dozens of items, including medkits, shields, axes, potted plants, scavenged armor, and luggage racks.

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24# Kona - 2017

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Northern Canada, 1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive. Kona is a chilly interactive tale you won't soon forget.

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