10 Best Survival Games!
Since the early days of the dayz mod’ and of course Minecraft, gamers felt a need to survive in video games, of course, we all enjoyed the thrill of either being the hunter in search of some food or in some cases the prey running from various bloodthirsty enemies now we’re going to take a quick look at ten survival games that may just be worth your time.
Sir, You Are Being Hunted
“I saved your chap there seems to be a bullet heading right towards your cranium” this strange stealth survival game filled with English humor has you fighting against various enemies in the form of robots in order to escape the island you strangely find yourself on stealth tricks and violence are required to pull this off as you will constantly need to scavenge and explore the procedurally generated level. The good news is that they recently added multiplayer so now you can bring a friend that can help you survive and fight the robots.
This is one of the original survival games that so many others have tried to mimic but nowadays it’s not really considered as much as a survival game as it is a crafting game after all the name is composed from two elements and none say survival but let us not forget the original experience that players have when trying to build a house before nightfall and when going out adventuring trying to find materials to build better armor all while making sure their hunger doesn’t go down it sounds like a survival game and if you don’t think it’s intense enough the community has thousands of maps and mods that will make your survival experience hardcore.
The original DayZ was actually a mod for Arma II – and it was the mod that gave rise hundreds of other survival games similar to how counter-strike was also mods and managed to bloom into popular pillars of the gaming industry the dayz standalone game is now in early access on Steam and it’s being updated frequently the gritty open-world survival horror game has you scavenging the post-apocalyptic landscape making sure you don’t get irradiated bitten by zombies or simply even starve to death.
The Long Dark
The Long Dark has you explore the vast frozen landscape that poses all kinds of dangers you’ll have to think for yourself as there are many threats that can kill you the biggest one being Mother Nature herself on the plus side this game currently features an odd story that’s not being narrated to you but you’ll feel compelled to find out more about what happened and who lived in these lands before you arrived.
Speaking about stories that you just have to figure out for yourself this game has a very very disturbing one so like many other survival games you’re on a plane and it crashes onto an island right but you’re actually traveling with your son and after the crash, you catch a glimpse of some cannibal native talking to your son and taking him away while you’re helpless and soon after you pass out yeah besides that weird story that you just have to unravel for yourself you’re met with the basics of any other survival game build a shelter, gather food, craft weapons but the intelligent enemy AI will always throw cannibals right at your front door if you let one escape it will tell the others and they’ll come to find you.
This game has one of those love-hate relationships with its players its mechanics are basic in the sense that you have to manage hunger thirst and cold, hunt animals and cook your own food and even build shelters but the twist is that there are other players on the server that may have played for longer than you have this could be a good thing if you manage to make them your allies and it’s a very bad thing if they decide just to kill you well the game is still being improved and it has one of the largest followings for any survival game.
Ark: Survival Evolved
This is another popular survival game right now that follows the same basic principles that Rust does but instead of allying yourself with two other people in rust just to kill a poor deer and share its meat in Ark you kind of need to ally with people because you’ll mainly be hunting dinosaurs yes dinosaurs and you don’t hunt them just for food you can also tame them and ride them even the flying ones the graphics look gorgeous and it’s constantly getting new additions to its challenges it’s worth mentioning that you’d also like to have the option of playing locally if you want to tackle the prehistoric on yours.
Subnautica starts with a massive interstellar spaceship crashing into a water-based planet in this game you spend most of your time underwater scanning the various alien life-forms that mostly want to eat you but don’t worry you can quickly gather some materials and build yourself a submersible that will help you explore even more the goal is to go deeper and deeper meaning you have to upgrade the sub to withstand high pressures it is received various updates that add farming and living quarters and it will be receiving more updates in the near future.
Stranded Deep is actually a well-polished game that has you not only scavenge various parts from your own island but it also included a variety of other islands that the players incentivize to explore you might want to build yourself a sturdy boat and be aware of sharks in the area if you want to explore safely oh and be sure to remember the way back to your island where you’re keeping all your food and water you don’t really have a map and the compass that you find is only useful if you know how to navigate good luck.
This is one of the few games that’s not only fully released but also has expansions and DLCs available for purchase not to mention the Steam Workshop that is filled with alternate characters and various mods that will add tons of replayability to the game don’t starve is the lovechild of survival games and Tim Burton as the unique and creepy art style something truly original to the genre it’s also filled with science magic and an evil mastermind of this twisted world that challenges your survival. Finding out more about why you’re here and what does maxwell the evil mastermind want with you is part of the fun and if you want more to explore you can try the shipwrecked expansion that basically turns don’t starve into stranded deep the game on our number two spot you can also play it with your friends and try to survive together but that means you’ll have more mouths to feed.