38 Best Survival games for Nintendo Switch

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The best 38 Survival games for Nintendo Switch daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Nintendo Switch. 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 Remnants released the 28 February 2021 and ranked #16, Night Vision released the 29 January 2021 and ranked #25, DYSMANTLE released the 30 December 2020 and ranked #30.

1# The Flame in the Flood - 2017

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The PS4 exclusive Complete Edition features directors' commentary, a dynamic theme, two avatars, and a "host of gameplay tweaks".

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2# 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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3# Green Hell - 2019

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Green Hell is a sweltering struggle for survival in the Amazonian rainforest. Clinging to life, the player is set on a journey of durability as the effects of solitude wear heavy not only on the body but also the mind. How long can you survive against the dangers of the unknown?

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4# 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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5# Smoke and Sacrifice - 2018

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On a frozen wasteland of a world, a small patch of fertile land survives thanks to the blessing of the Sun Tree. As she ventures into a hidden land where the very air threatens to steal her life and memory, will Sachi ever discover the truth of what happened to her son? 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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6# 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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7# Don't Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition - 2018

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In Don't Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition, You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Enter a bizarre and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. 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.

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8# Subnautica - 2018

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Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with wonder and peril. Craft equipment, pilot submarines and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more - all while trying to survive.

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9# Earth Wars - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Earth Wars
Screenshot of the video game Earth Wars

No current weapons appear to make any impact on the E. B. E. leaving humanity powerless, and on the brink of destruction. With the power of the A. N. T. I. , humanity for the first time successfully destroys the EBE Baron class.

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10# 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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11# Minecraft for - 2011

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Screenshot of the video game Minecraft for
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Minecraft is a sandbox video game created and designed by Swedish game designer Markus "Notch" Persson, and later fully developed and published by Mojang. Multiple gameplay modes are available, including a survival mode where the player must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health, a creative mode where players have unlimited resources to build with and the ability to fly, an adventure mode where players can play custom maps created by other players, and a spectator mode where players can freely move throughout a world without being affected by gravity or collisions. The PC version of the game is noted for its modding scene, where a dedicated community creates new gameplay mechanics, items, and assets for the game. Other games in the franchise, such as Minecraft: Story Mode, have since been released.

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12# INFERNO CLIMBER: REBORN - 2019

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However, the power of the stones was spread too thin and weak minded individuals rose to dominate the world. Slashing, magic casting, arrow shooting, bombs throwing, exploring, eating, cooking, blacksmithing. 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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13# Niche - a genetics survival game - 2016

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Niche - a genetics survival game is a turn-based strategy game combined with simulation and roguelike elements. Shape your own species of animals based on real genetics. Keep your species alive against all odds, such as predators, climate change and spreading sickness.

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14# Zombie Blast Crew - 2019

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It has been 11 months since the infection started. Everyone fled the cities, mass panic in the streets. The zombies took over our towns, our buildings, our block. Now we sleep outside while they roam our streets. We waited on the army, and the army didn’t come, so we picked up snaiper guns. We waited on a hero, and a hero didn’t come, so we were left to survive. Now we’re done waiting. Will you lead us in the face of (not really) certain doom? We’ve organized into hunting parties, to take our block back and push the evil residents away. We officially declare that from today onwards, our city is a Zero Z Zone. We’re the Zombie Blast Crew. We crush the infected. Join the team.

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15# 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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16# Remnants - 2021

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Tackle starvation, dehydration, thermal conditions, radiation poisoning, and toxic gas inhalation while trying to keep your sanity intact. Shack up, cook some chicken, and make friends or enemies as you discover, explore, learn, build, and develop your skills and strategies needed to survive.

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17# SENTRY - 2020

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SENTRY is a sci-fi action-defense shooter. Players defend their fleeing vessel from a relentless alien threat. Use traps, turrets and environmental destruction to repel the invading hordes and engage the enemy in fast-paced FPS gunplay.

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19# Aground - 2018

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As one of the last human survivors, you find yourself stranded on an uninhabited island. With a few other victims of the crash, can you craft, mine, and build your way to survival?

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20# 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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22# Cube Life: Island Survival HD - 2020

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Cube Life: Island Survival is an open-world, block building, survival game, taking place on a beautiful remote island. Imagine being shipwrecked and stranded left for dead, with only your will to survive. You must explore, build, craft, and fight your way to stay alive.

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23# 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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24# Radiation Island - 2015

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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.

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25# Night Vision - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game Night Vision
Screenshot of the video game Night Vision

(SOUL DOSSIER) is a realistic Chinese style, 1V5 asymmetric competitive game launched by GKD Game Studio. As a genuine sequel to the soul notes, the game is designed based on the all-embracing Chinese traditional culture, integrating the five elements of gossip。

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