What are the best survival games for PC?

Ever since the dawn of the zombie games, people can't seem to get enough of survival games, whether on PC or smartphones. Perhaps the thrill of managing resources in an open-world survival game amidst other challenges is what keeps them motivated. Check out our list of survival games below!

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  1. 89

    #1Conan Exiles

    Conan Exiles

    Conan Exiles is a multiplatform open-world survival and role-playing game for PC by Funcom that lets users become builders of their own kingdom and defeat all their enemies.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $39.99

    Michael Baker
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "This is the best survival game for PC and Xbox!!! Playing felt like experiencing... you can also create, build, and explore in it. Decent price for such a quality game "
  2. 89

    #2ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Survival Evolved

    Built on the premise of harvesting resources and growing crops, as well as investing in research technologies, ARK: Survival Evolved is an open-world survival game for Windows.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS

    Free

    Robert Johnston
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "This has got to be one of the most unique survival open world that I've encountered so far. The game environment and creatures in it are awesome 👍"
  3. 86

    #3Rust

    Rust

    Amidst all natural elements like fire, cold, and hunger, the multiplayer game Rust puts players in a world where survival of the fittest exists, even if it means killing other players.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $34.99

    Bobby Anderson
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "If you liked DayZ and Stalker, this might be your new favorite game. This is actually a brutal one so if you're too sensitive this ain't for you. It's horrifying but addicting to play!"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that long before there was Plants vs. Zombies, there was Zombies Ate My Neighbors? It is the first widely recognized zombie game. It is a run and gun video game published by Konami in 1993 and was offered for the Super NES and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis platform. It did not become a commercial success but received fair reviews, particularly from Sega-16.com writer Mike Seiblier. He praised the game's featured weapons, sounds, and effects. The Armchair Empire staff also praised the games’ weapon system. Despite its struggles commercially, a sequel titled Ghoul Patrol was released in 1994. Those reviews made it the game one of the best survival games of its era.

The game became a cult classic when zombie movies took over the big screens. It was also was re-released for modern platforms like the Wii Virtual Console and Xbox 360. Game review website IGN gave the game an Editor's Choice Award and announced that the game was one of the most requested games to be included in Wii's VC adaptations. As more gaming platforms have been developed, new survival games were released that took after the path of Zombies Ate My Neighbors. Pc survival games have always been relevant ever since. Just try playing games like DayZ, Minecraft and Rust and experience survival games at its newest form.


  1. 85

    #4DayZ

    DayZ

    Made to be fully functional and playable in PC, DayZ by Bohemia Interactive features an online multiplayer set-up where players need to survive a virus attack by gathering resources.

    Games

    Windows

    $34.99

    Arnav Kadam
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "DayZ is not a perfect survival game but it's also not that bad... I actually enjoyed the interaction with other survivors but the bugs can get annoying"
  2. 84

    #5Fallout 4

    Fallout 4

    Fallout 4 provides players the choice to either join factions or go solo on missions and quests in an open-world setting. This game runs on PC with Windows 7, 8, or 10 operating system.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Claire Shi
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "I was a fan of Fallout 3 but when they released this sequel, I loved this EVEN MORE 😍 I can easily list this as one of the best survival games of all time. Great gameplay and story with the best video game music! It makes everything more intense and dramatic."
  3. 84

    #6Subnautica

    Subnautica
    Subnautica is a survival game set on an alien planet that is covered entirely by oceans. In this game, the players must go diving in order to find the resources they need. You can go scuba diving or by different types of submarines and submersibles. The game is in first person view and the player is the lone survivor of the Aurora spaceship.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One

    $24.99

    Huang Wan
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "Playing Subnautica on my PC every chance I have really felt like going underwater. The concept is really engaging because of the story's mystery and of course the graphics "
  4. 82

    #7Don't Starve

    Don't Starve

    Don't Starve is a survival game developed by Klei Entertainment. It is full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. You'll need to gather resources, craft items, structures and, of course, don't starve. 

    Games

    PlayStation4, Xbox One, Linux, Windows, Mac, eBay

    $14.99

    Henry Little
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "I'm not usually a technical reviewer but I really have to commend the graphical style/ paper cutout effect that Don't Starve presents. It's a nice game to play for some good hours but I don't consider it a "best PC survival game""
  5. 82

    #8Outlast

    Outlast

    Outlast is a first-person horror action-adventure survival video game released in 2013. It was developed and published by Red Barrels and can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux

    $19.99

    Bruce Simpson
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "Outlast is the perfect combination of survival and horror game 💪 This really got me scared and surprised at times. Imagine being in a pitch black setting and suddenly stumbling along with insane people and corpses"
  6. 80

    #9Dying Light

    Dying Light

    Dying Light is an FPS, action survival horror game set in an infected city cut off from the outside world. The game was developed by Techland and published by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation4, Linux, Xbox One, GOG

    $39.99

    Ai Dai
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "AMAZING GAME! All my favorite game elements from shooter, survival, apocalyptic, zombie are ALL HERE!!! "
  7. 77

    #10They Are Billions

    They Are Billions

    They Are Billions is a zombie strategic survival game developed and published by Numantian Games. Your mision is build and protect colonies and survive against the zombie horde's attacks.

    Games

    Windows

    $24.99

    Danielle Fowler
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "They Are Billions is a really fun game. I had a really good time playing it on my friend's PC."
  8. 77

    #11The Long Dark

    The Long Dark
    The Long Dark is an open-world exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they walk through an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. 
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $29.99

    Howard Ortega
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "If you are looking for some open world survival game for pc, I think I can recommend The Long Dark. This is somehow a simulation of the real-life problems like thinking about your basic human needs, compared to other survival games that require more building of structures and such. Imagine considering your biological condition, like traveling on a full stomach and all that. Highly suggested!"
  9. 77

    #12Resident Evil HD Remastered

    Resident Evil HD Remastered
    Considered to be a world-renowned series, the Resident Evil HD Remastered is a remake of the original game of the same name. It is a third-person, horror and adventure game that was developed and published by Capcom Ltd.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, eBay

    $19.99

    Katherine Herrera
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "If you liked the original Resident Evil, then you'll love revisiting the remastered version. You forget how far they've come with this stuff, but the HD version is definitely a step up from the original, the game comes to life a bit more than before. Still probably the best survival game ever created."
  10. 76

    #13PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a competitive survival shooter game developed by Tencent International Limited. Players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a massive 8x8 km island to be the lone survivor.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

    Billy Bryant
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "PUBG is currently the best survival game for PC today. Funny how it is not really in the mold of those traditional post-apocalyptic or cyberpunk survival game and yet it dominates the genre. That said, I think one of its allure is that it is free and you can win without spending too much in the game. Overall, it has the best of everything and it is not surprising that it is on top of this list."
  11. 68

    #14Don't Starve Together

    Don't Starve Together
    Don't Starve Together is a multiplayer game that was designed for various gaming console platforms. It features co-op mode wherein you can play with your friends in this world where you cannot go hungry.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux

    $14.99

    Amanda Yi
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "This game made me think that everything I see in the environment could be my enemy, including my own mind. The hallucinations, the doubts, all of them make you rethink all your decisions in game. It really is a great survival co-op game to be honest. "
  12. 66

    #15Left 4 Dead 2

    Left 4 Dead 2

    Left 4 Dead 2 is the classic cooperative game in which four friends try to survive a zombie apocalypse. Developed by Valve, it has action and horror with a great proactive IA that changes and adapts according to player's skills.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox 360, Linux

    $9.99

    Ethan Williamson
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "I have long been a fan of Left for Dead. Ever since the sequel was released, I can't stop raving about it. It has everything that you are looking for a survival game. It has that and more! Just a pity that it isn't available on PS. Errr, it really is the reason why I haven't switched to PlayStation until now. Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
  13. 65

    #16Alien: Isolation

    Alien: Isolation

    Alien: Isolation is a mixed action and adventure horror game where the player takes on the role of Ripley's daughter, searching for her lost mother. It is playable on PC, Mac, and Linux computers, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Linux, Gamefly

    $39.99

    Jonathan Sullivan
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "I think every player who likes survival games are sci-fi buffs. Well, if they are not, I pity them. I was a fan of the Alien movies and it is refreshing to see that the franchise lives on in this game. It has everything you expect in survival games. Plus it is a VR immersive game. That actually is a good reason in itself to get this game."
  14. 65

    #17State of Decay: YOSE

    State of Decay: YOSE
    State of Decay: YOSE is the ultimate third-person action zombie horror survival-fantasy game. Explore an open world full of dangers and opportunities, and do whatever it takes to live another day.
    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Douglas Armstrong
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "I absolutely loved State of Decay on Steam. I play games on a PC and State of Decay has to be one of the best survival games on the market. Steam provides this online co-op, letting up to four players join to romp around the end of human civilisation and have a lot of fun with zombies. The graphics are excellent and there is a good time for all. "
  15. 63

    #18Unturned

    Unturned
    Unturned is a free-to-play survival game developed by Smartly Dressed Games. Released in 2017, gamers will have to survive a Zombie run society.  It can be played in several games including single-player and online multiplayer.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Kimberly Stanley
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is a great interactive game that stimulates your mind to come up with strategies to survive in zombie land. My son enjoyed playing this game as he engaged in mind boggling and mind blowing ways to stay alive amidst the zombies. The feature that enables you to mark a location on the map for your friends and show it on the compass is awesome. "
  16. 62

    #19State of Decay 2

    State of Decay 2

    State of Decay 2 is an open world zombie survival game. You can build your community and invite up to three friends to explore a world with zombies. Establish a base and develop your characters to survive in this post-apocalyptic world.

    Games

    Xbox One

    $29.99

    Phillip Miller
    Written on January 4, 2017
    "In State of Decay 2 i join a post apocalyptic world full of zombies where i must build my colonies, and save survivors scattered through out the world. I can invite my friends and together we can fight hordes of zombies together through the post apocalyptic world together."
  17. 59

    #20The Forest

    The Forest

    The Forest is a terrifying first-person survival horror simulator in which you can be a lone survivor of a passenger jet crash. You will have to survive in a forest full of dangerous cannibals. It also features a co-op mode.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    James Murray
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "Try to imagine being the sole survivor of a deadly passenger plane crash and having to come to grips with staying alive in a dangerous forest full of cannibals. This website has all the information and means to test your survival skills. Horrifying and challenging all in one place."
  18. 55

    #21How to Survive

    How to Survive
    How to Survive is a survival horror action RPG developed by EKO Software. Published by 505 Games in 2013, gamers will have to survive hordes of Zombies on two game modes: the story mode and the challenge mode. 
    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U

    $14.99

    Michael Fox
    Written on March 8, 2017
    ""How to Survive" is definitely a game worth playing if you are a fan of survival RPGs or RPGs in general. The game is jam packed with excitement at every corner because you never know when you will run out of essential supplies necessary for your survival all while encountering endless hordes of zombies. I have personally put countless hours into the game and I am sure you will too as the games is easy to pick up. "
  19. 54

    #22Corpse Party

    Corpse Party
    Corpse Party is an indie horror, adventure and RPG game originally created for PSP and was remade for Windows. It follows the story of a curse within a school that takes place during a welcoming of a new student. It was developed by GrisGris and published by XSEED Games.
    Games

    Windows, Linux

    $14.99

    Theresa Baker
    Written on April 18, 2017
    "Adventure RPG game where you are out for your own survival after you and your friends get trapped in an alternate reality. Cool graphics in this cult classis RPG"
  20. 53

    #23UnReal World

    UnReal World

    UnReal World is an MMORPG survival and simulation game for Windows and Mac. It features an espionage type of survival in the forests as well as a strategic set of decision making for a well competitive game. It was developed by Sami Maaran and published by Enormous Elk.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $10.99

    Roger Fox
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "This game is a toss-up, it's has many great elements and can be a lot of fun to play. It's also very hard, lacks a good tutorial, and really designed for hardcore players so not everyone will enjoy it. Do a little research before you dive into this one but if for those that hit the mark you'll love this game!"
  21. 50

    #24The Thing

    The Thing

    The Thing is a third-person shooter psychological horror video game. Set as a sequel to John Carpenter's 1982 film of the same name, the story focuses on Captain Blake, a member of a U.S. Special Forces team sent to the Antarctic outpost. 

    Games

    Windows

    Check price

    Judith Woods
    Written on June 11, 2017
    "This is a 'old school' game but still well worth your time playing it. This is a off shoot of the movie The Thing. If you enjoy horror and building up a team to overtake the Thing, than this is the game for you. Survival at the best degree."
  22. 48

    #25Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a  horror, action and adventure game for Windows and Mac. Developed and published by Frictional Games, it explores the story in which the memories of the main character are slowly fading away.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $19.99

    Ayaan Jain
    Written on June 8, 2017
    "There are a lot of different types of Survival games, some are about hunting and living off the land. Amnesia twists the idea and makes you the hunted forcing you into a unique role fighting for survival. It definitely provided a lot of mechanics was hoping for and the dark atmosphere really got my adrenaline rushing."
  23. 41

    #267 Days to Die

    7 Days to Die

    7 Days to Die is an open-world survival zombie horror first-person shooter video game developed and published by The Fun Pimps Entertainment LLC. This also features a cross-platform multiplayer game mode.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GameStop

    $24.99

    Donna Tucker
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "7 Days to Die is a great survival game. It's realistic and super interesting. This is something that I really enjoy playing with my friends!"
  24. 40

    #27Friday the 13th: The Game

    Friday the 13th: The Game
    Friday the 13th: The Game is a thriller horror game for various consoles. Players have the opportunity to finally be Jason Voorhees and stalk camp counselors across Crystal Lake. It was developed by IllFonic and published by Gun Media.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, GameStop

    $39.99

    Jeffrey Berry
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "Friday the 13th: The Game is a Horror Survival game available on pc through Steam. It is based off the popular movie franchise. The graphics look very good in the videos that I've seen and it has a very well received story line. It looks like a good fit for the problem."
  25. 38

    #28Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

    Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

    Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville is a strategy and simulation video game developed by Northway Games, released on May 30, 2015. This survival game is set in a post-apocalyptic theme where survivors scavenge for food and resources.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $14.99

    Justin Mason
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "This website is a comprehensive source of information and products focused on the game "Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville." It has a complete set of features to give gamers a real opportunity to build their skills and enjoy the thill of competition."
  26. 37

    #29Resident Evil 5

    Resident Evil 5
    Resident Evil 5, also known as Biohazard 5, is a video-game developed by Capcom which features a third-person shooter perspective. This game is available to play on PlayStation, Xbox, and MS PC.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Evelyn Lynch
    Written on August 5, 2017
    "Beautiful and atmospheric. Also, will scare you out of your gourd if you play it at night in an empty house, like I did the night I downloaded it. I know some people are complaining about bugs but I didn't have any problem and I really enjoyed the ride. I'm a sucker for that kind of game and I'm not too fussy about the interface and the mechanisms, as long as I'm enjoying myself and the story is working for me I'm happy. I consider it a good buy."
  27. 32

    #30The Evil Within

    The Evil Within
    The Evil Within is a horror action game created for various consoles. It introduces a world that was consumed by darkness and fear and the player would have to endure all of these in order to find the answer to the series of events.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Anthony Douglas
    Written on March 8, 2019
    "Terrifying and fun gameplay throughout with great and fast pace. The world is dark and eerie and the enemies are imaginative. You feel like these are impossible to overcome but it never really is."
  28. 32

    #31The Flame in the Flood

    The Flame in the Flood
    The Flame in the Flood is a game that mixes survivalism and roguelike ingredients in a wilderness environment. A girl and her dog must scrounge for resources, craft tools and heal wounds while exploring the world.


    Games

    Xbox One, Mac, Windows

    $19.99

    Larry Dean
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "In my opinion, it takes a lot for a survival, roguelike, crafting game to make it on Steam. So when one does, you should definitely check it out. In this overcrowded genre, The Flame in the Flood stands out with a unique aesthetic and well-designed gameplay. I never got tired of its essential gameplay loop in dozens of hours. It's not for everyone - it's challenginga nd unforgiving - but if this is your genre, don't pass this one up."
  29. 32

    #32DinoSystem

    DinoSystem
    DinoSystem is a 2D ecosystem and survival simulation that allows players to manage the ecology of an evolving island or survive in it as a human, dealing with realistic survival mechanics and a deep character progression system.
    Games

    Windows

    $7.99

    Joe Morris
    Written on May 3, 2017
    "I really wanted a survival game that was more then zombies, hunting deer and building bunkers. Searching though tags on steam for a bit I ran across this gem. It might not look like much but it's definitely a survival game to its core and gave me a nice solo experience that might actually have me returning in the future to play again."
  30. 28

    #33Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a first-person survival horror game produced by Capcom Co., Ltd. In the game, players assume the role of Ethan Winters, a young man who receives an email from a woman claiming to be Ethan's wife Mia. 

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Cheng Chang
    Written on March 8, 2019
    "This is a fresh take and a return to form for the series. It gets what made the original great while still taking the series into a new direction which I hope to see more of in future releases."
  31. 28

    #34SOMA

    SOMA

    SOMA is a horror sci-fi themed game developed and published by Frictional Games and was released in 2015. SOMA can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GOG

    $29.99

    Roger Robertson
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "I consider these sci-fi horror games to be training for the coming zombie apocalypse and maybe an alien invasion coupled with some run amok AI just to keep things moving! This one is really trippy. bottom of the ocean research base where things have gone horribly awry. A wild ride. "
  32. 27

    #35Project Zomboid

    Project Zomboid
    Project Zomboid is a 3D top-down/isometric sandbox survival zombie game that you can play in single or multiplayer mode. You'll have to loot, build, craft, fight, farm and fish in a struggle to survive.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Katherine Hopkins
    Written on June 10, 2017
    "Project Zomboid is a game with an interesting concept. You interact with zombies in a 3D atmosphere, like an RPG game, yet this has a new idea with features not seen for a survival game, such as a generally light demenor. It's worth a try!"
  33. 26

    #36H1Z1: Just Survive

    H1Z1: Just Survive
    H1Z1: Just Survive is a multiplayer online survival zombie game. You'll have to be cutthroat, resourceful, and alert to protect yourself from zombies, beasts, and the deadliest threat of all your fellow humans.
    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Megan Harvey
    Written on June 14, 2017
    "H1Z1: Just Survive is a survival game for PC. It's just a bit too cut throat for me. I end up not enjoying the game because of the community. I would pass on this game."
  34. 23

    #37Fortnite

    Fortnite

    Fortnite is a free online action building game developed and published by Epic Games in 2017. It can be played on almost all known gaming platforms and has separate software packages with different game modes that share the same gameplay.

    Games

    Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, iOS, Nintendo Switch

    Free

    Aaron Russell
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "i checked this out seeing the hype it was getting in the gaming community lately. and after playing it, i'd say it definitely deserves the hype."
  35. 23

    #38Darkwood

    Darkwood
    Darkwood is an unforgiving survival horror RPG with adventure and roguelike elements that has a procedurally generated, open world. Your senses will be deceived by surreal terrors, no answer will be easy to get, but somewhere in the woods lies the truth of what has happened in this godforsaken place.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Alexander Henderson
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "Darkwood is a game that scratched the itch I was having for a survival game. It blends a dark atmosphere with roguelike mechanics seen in much earlier RPG games. "
  36. 18

    #3910 Years Later

    10 Years Later
    10 Years Later is an open-world survival based horror single-player adventure game set in a world where the government has rolled out an injection to stem violence and quell human emotions. All was going well until the vaccine's side effects started to appear...
    Games

    Windows

    $5.99

    Simon Xue
    Written on May 21, 2017
    "10 years later is an interesting survival game. The first person nature of the game and not needing to join a group means many hours of interesting travel through the world, without having to make sure that I have my "posse" around. It is a big world with an interesting story, providing me with deep thoughts in my effort to survive!"
  37. 18

    #40Starbound

    Starbound

    Starbound is a multiplayer sandbox action-adventure video game which is set in a two-dimensional universe. This features story-based missions, and players must explore to obtain new weapons and visit towns. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Eric Burke
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "This game is fairly basic in it's design and screening but it provides the gamer with an interesting series of scenarios that will test their skills and decision making process. Looks like a fun, basic gaming solution."
  38. 16

    #41Penumbra: Black Plague Gold Edition

    Penumbra: Black Plague Gold Edition
    Penumbra: Black Plague is an episodic survival horror game where you'll be Phillip, a man surrounded by enemies and assaulted by terror. You'll have to find clues and solve vexing puzzles while combating the gnawing psychological terrors that assail your mind.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $9.99

    Bobby Elliott
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "Since Halloween is just around the corner, I wanted to find a good survival game on PC. It seems around this time every year I get the urge to play anything that has a horror theme. I found Penumbra: Black Plague Gold Edition on Steam for sale so I decided to give it a try. The game is okay and has a good storyline. The only drawback is the graphics, which are outdated."
  39. 13

    #42Metal Gear Survive

    Metal Gear Survive

    Metal Gear Survive is a survival action-adventure game and a spin-off from the main Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain story that takes place in a strange alternative universe. The game's developed and published by Konami Digital Entertainment. 

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Rakesh Lobo
    Written on June 30, 2018
    "Good enough game if you have time to waste. But if you are a hard-core gamer and expects the good-old Metal Gear games, you'd be super disappointed with Metal Gear Survive. Just play with the old Metal Gear game. You'll enjoy it more. If you're looking for really good survival games, the top 15 in this list are pretty good."
  40. 12

    #43The Fifth Day

    The Fifth Day
    The Fifth Day is a first-person post-apocalyptic survival game. Mankind is extinct, and only the machines it created are left. You are one of them and have to figure out a way survive in this hostile world left behind by man.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Adrián Leal
    Written on June 30, 2018
    "Raise your hand if you are one of those who bought this game! Raise your hand if you are one of those who got this based on the reviews! HAHAHAHAH!!!! I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL!!! This game sucks on so many levels. I wouldn't waste my time to describe it. I only commented here to let you know that this game sucks and shouldn't have even been published at all. It feels like a CASH-GRAB!"
  41. 9

    #44Shelter

    Shelter
    In Shelter you'll take the role of a mother badger trying to protect her little cubs. You will need to find food for them, escape from birds of prey, run from the fires and get safe from all the different perils and menaces you can find in the wilderness being a family of little animals. 
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Ethan Williamson
    Written on June 30, 2018
    "This game started my doubt with regards to the reviews on Steam. They actually said that more people liked and approve of this game. I don't understand!!! Maybe they asked the wrong people because when it comes down to survival games? I'm pretty sure it will not crack the top 50 of any list. For me, it is just not that interesting."
  42. 7

    #45Miasmata

    Miasmata
    Miasmata is a first-person survival/adventure game where you are a plague-stricken scientist on a journey to discover a cure. Your adventure begins on the shores of a remote and mysterious island.
    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Jason Weaver
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "After looking around Steam for a decent survival game, I came across Miasmata. It gave me a lot of what I had been looking for, crafting, hunting, camping. The Typical things you'd expect when trying to survive in the wilderness."
  43. 2

    #46This War of Mine

    This War of Mine
    This War of Mine is a survival game developed by 11-bit studios. This simulation game is where you have to manage the shelter, resources, and survivors through scavenging and crafting.
    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Nanohard
    Written on December 11, 2018
    "This is a game in which you play the survivors of a war-torn area in the modern era and try to just survive. There isn't much randomness, so the repeatable gameplay lies mostly in the characters you choose which have different needs and emotional states."
  44. 2

    #47Empyrion - Galactic Survival

    Empyrion - Galactic Survival

    Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a space adventure game developed by Eleon Game Studios in 2015. This 3D open world game features an escape pod that can be played in single player or multiplayer mode. 

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Matthew Bruce
    Written on January 15, 2019
    "Sleeper Hit that just keeps getting better."
  45. 0

    #48>Observer_

    >Observer_

    >Observer_ is a cyberpunk psychological horror game for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles. It was developed by Bloober Team and was published by Aspyr Media in 2017.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GOG

    $29.99

    Billy Bryant
    Written on June 30, 2018
    "On the outside, this game looked good. SO sweet when you see the packaging and all. But once you get right down to it, you'll notice that what's good on the outside doesn't match what's inside. Sure you can play this game and there are some parts that are good. But dang, it's just a waste of time. THERE ARE BETTER GAMES THAN THIS FOR THE SAME PRICE!!!"
  46. 0

    #49Minecraft

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, GameStop

    $26.95

    Alan Sheng
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "For me, what makes Minecraft one of the best survival games for PC is the brilliant crafting system it has. The freedom the player has is so big that they can explore every possibility there is to survive. Of course, this also has a local multiplayer option which makes it a good game played with friends."
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    #50Terraria

    Terraria

    Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, this game is available to play on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire

    $9.99

    Christian Munoz
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "Name it, if you want to build furniture, housing, weapons, and other structures, you are free to do so. And I think Terraria can also be played by children to practice their problem-solving skills. Although, it gets monotonous when you know that all you gotta to do is defeat all the bosses. Still, it makes a good survival game for its communities."

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Summary

Best survival games for PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Conan ExilesGames 89 Paid
2ARK: Survival EvolvedGames 89 Free
3RustGames 86 Paid
4DayZGames 85 Paid
5Fallout 4Games 84 Paid
6SubnauticaGames 84 Paid
7Don't StarveGames 82 Paid
8OutlastGames 82 Paid
9Dying LightGames 80 Paid
10They Are BillionsGames 77 Paid
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