The Best Survival Games

Update : ASKA added at rank #1.
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ASKA (2024)

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early access Android PC Windows

Lay claim to unspoiled lands and pave the way for a fierce Viking tribe. Craft the ultimate settlement solo or together with up to x3 friends. Trust in the Gods and the power of the Eye of Odin and summon intelligent NPC villagers to provide camaraderie and relief from the toils of survival.


  • survival
  • crafting
  • colony
  • cooperative
  • open-world
  • base-building
  • building
  • fantasy
  • dashboard
  • souls
  • multiplayer
  • dark
  • automation
  • mythology
  • procedural

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Soulmask (2024)

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early access PC Windows

Escaping a deadly sacrificial ritual, you find an ancient mystical mask on your journey. This mask holds potent knowledge, changing the world you knew. Face the harsh challenges of nature, survive, rally followers, and build your own tribe. Explore and unveil the truths behind the enigmatic mask.

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  • survival
  • crafting
  • open-world
  • multiplayer
  • sandbox
  • building
  • mmo
  • base-building
  • third-person
  • hunting
  • simulation

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Synergy (2024)

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early access Linux PC Windows Mac OS

Synergy is a city-building game in which humanity must survive in a strange and hostile world. Build a city while respecting the ecosystem. Explore and analyze your environment. Provide for the needs of your citizens.


  • diplomacy
  • post-apocalyptic
  • economy
  • base-building
  • city-building
  • building
  • trading
  • steampunk
  • resource-management
  • survival
  • management
  • simulation
  • strategy
  • farming

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V Rising (2024)

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PC Windows Playstation 5

V Rising is an early access survival game that combines crafting, MMO and arena-brawler elements. You can choose to join public PVP and PVE servers or create your own with custom rules and invite friends. The game streamlines vampire living to maximize action over tedium, making even the most laborious tasks respect your time. As you progress, you'll encounter bosses that offer essential rewards which will help you power up your character.

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What we like:
  • Smooth animations
  • Streamlined crafting and harvesting
  • Boss-focused progression system
  • Easygoing attitude
  • Marie Kondo inspired code optimization
What could be improved:
  • Strictly follows the template of other survival games in the genre
  • No innovative features or surprises in the world setting
  • Tedious waiting for resources when playing solo

  • vampire
  • survival
  • crafting
  • boss

5

Abiotic Factor (2024)

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early access PC Windows

Abiotic Factor is a survival crafting experience for 1-6 players set in the depths of an underground research facility. Caught between paranormal containment failure, a military crusade, and chaos from a dozen realms, the world’s greatest minds must survive against the universe’s biggest threats.


  • survival
  • crafting
  • campaign
  • cooperative
  • science
  • base-building
  • sci-fi
  • first-person
  • immersive
  • building
  • open-world
  • pve
  • simulation
  • exploration
  • sandbox

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The Planet Crafter (2024)

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PC Windows

A space survival open world terraforming crafting game, designed for 1 to 10 players. Alter the ecosystem of an inhospitable planet to render it habitable for humanity. Survive, gather resources, and build your base. Then, generate oxygen, warmth, and pressure to create a brand new biosphere.


  • crafting
  • cooperative
  • survival
  • open-world
  • automation
  • base-building
  • building
  • resource-management
  • space
  • immersive
  • sci-fi
  • sandbox
  • exploration
  • aliens
  • oxygen

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Sons of the Forest (2024)

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PC Windows

Dive into Sons of the Forest, a spine-chilling survival horror that will test your wits and will to live. Craft, build, and battle through a mutant-infested island with jaw-dropping graphics and heart-pounding audio. Whether alone or with friends, uncover secrets and survive the seasons in this eerie, enthralling world. Will you master the wilderness or succumb to its horrors?

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What we like:
  • Stunning lifelike graphics
  • Deep, strategic combat
  • Engaging survival mechanics
  • Expansive, mysterious world
  • Co-op gameplay enhances fun
What could be improved:
  • Occasional performance issues
  • Some unfinished aspects hinting at Early Access

  • survival
  • survival-horror
  • crafting
  • open-world
  • horror
  • inventory

8

Pacific Drive (2024)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 IOS iPhone

Face the supernatural dangers of the Olympic Exclusion Zone with a car as your only lifeline in this driving survival adventure! Scavenge resources, load up your trusty station wagon, and drive like hell to make it through alive.

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  • survival
  • driving
  • crafting
  • transportation
  • sci-fi
  • supernatural
  • atmospheric
  • investigation
  • first-person
  • base-building
  • rogue-like
  • survival-horror
  • post-apocalyptic

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Miniland Adventure (2024)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch

The world doesn't generate itself - you do it, shape the world as you wish! Start with nothing, and build dream houses for goblins and yourself while exploring, collecting resources, crafting, building, fighting, farming... and more!

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  • crafting
  • survival
  • open-world
  • sandbox
  • base-building
  • pixel
  • building
  • farming
  • underground
  • collectathon
  • god-game
  • resource-management
  • inventory
  • relaxing
  • 2d

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Enshrouded (2024)

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early access PC Windows

You are Flameborn, last ember of hope of a dying race. Awaken, survive the terror of a corrupting fog, and reclaim the lost beauty of your kingdom. Venture into a vast world, vanquish punishing bosses, build grand halls and forge your path in this co-op survival action RPG for up to 16 players.

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  • survival
  • open-world
  • building
  • base-building
  • crafting
  • rpg
  • cooperative
  • sandbox
  • action

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