The Best Survival Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Ankora: Lost Days added at rank #47.
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Subnautica (2018)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 s Xbox Series X PC Windows Mac OS

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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  • survival
  • underwater
  • crafting
  • open-world
  • exploration

2

Rain World (2017)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch Android

You are a nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem. Grab your spear and brave the industrial wastes, hunting enough food to survive, but be wary— other, bigger creatures have the same plan... and slugcats look delicious.

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  • survival
  • platform
  • post-apocalyptic
  • pixel
  • difficult
  • exploration
  • metroidvania

3

ASTRONEER (2019)

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maybe-Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox One

A game of aerospace industry and interplanetary exploration.

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  • survival
  • crafting
  • sandbox
  • open-world
  • space
  • exploration
  • cooperative
  • base-building
  • drop-out

4

The Long Dark (2017)

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maybe-Xbox One Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Linux Mac OS PC Windows

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.


  • survival

5

Disc Room (2020)

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Linux Mac OS Nintendo Switch PC Windows

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.And remember: what kills you only makes you stronger.Disc Room is a collaboration between Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Terri Vellmann and Doseone.

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  • survival
  • cartoony
  • puzzle
  • precision
  • arcade
  • platform
  • boss-fight
  • top-down
  • bullet-hell
  • 2d
  • difficult
  • gore
  • reflexes
  • disc
  • violent

6

Endling - Extinction is Forever (2022)

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Xbox Series X/s Playstation 5 maybe-Xbox One PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox Series X

As the last mother fox on Earth, your cubs need all your care to survive in a merciless world that slowly destroys itself. You have to help them, teach them and save them. And you should never forget that extinction is forever.

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  • survival
  • skill
  • side-scrolling
  • narrative

7

No Man's Sky (2016)

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No Man's Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe.


  • inventory
  • exploration
  • survival
  • crafting
  • sci-fi
  • pirates
  • resource
  • discovery
  • trading
  • aliens
  • space
  • sandbox
  • combat
  • endless
  • narrative

8

DYSMANTLE (2020)

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Android Xbox Series X IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5

- App shortcuts can be used to select whether the game runs on OpenGL or Vulkan (if supported) renderer. Vulkan is the default renderer, but if there are graphics issues, long-tap the launcher icon to select OpenGL.

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  • zombies
  • survival
  • crafting
  • open-world
  • post-apocalyptic
  • baseball
  • rpg
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • agriculture

9

Green Hell (2019)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Android maybe-Xbox One

Plunge into the open world survival simulation set in the extreme conditions of the uncharted Amazon jungle. Use real-life survival techniques to craft, hunt, fight and gather resources, set a makeshift shelter or raise a fortress. Tend your wounds and maintain mental health - alone or with friends.

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  • survival

10

Tribes of Midgard (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows Playstation 4

The Giants are coming! Form a tribe with up to 10 players to defend your village from the relentless onslaught of deadly spirits and gigantic brutes hel-bent on bringing on the end of the world in this game with a unique blend of action, survival, and roguelite elements.


  • survival
  • crafting
  • rogue-like
  • cooperative
  • tower-defense
  • boss
  • mythology

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