What are the best survival games that are open world base building horror single players for PC?

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    Joe Hawkins
    Written on December 17, 2018
    "When I want to play games directly in my browser, I always use brave! To me, it definitely loads everything faster, plus, it's anti-tracking so no spies or corporations get info about what I do online"
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      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

      $19.99

      Francisco del Ángel
      Written on September 21, 2018
      "Pretty addicting if you ask me, the intriguing story plus the amazing game mechanics will add this game to my personal list of "unfinished games due to sidequesting". NGL, I f..."
      Francisco del Ángel
      Written on September 21, 2018
      "Pretty addicting if you ask me, the intriguing story plus the amazing game mechanics will add this game to my personal list of "unfinished games due to sidequesting". NGL, I feel sorry for the character's son, being stuck in that underground lab while his dad goes and deforests the entire island LMAO"
      Shirley Pierce
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "The forests is a terrifying game that makes me think about cannibals and the possibility of their existence near civilization. I wonder if there are some near me."
      Steven Carlson
      Written on June 8, 2017
      "ooh,, sounds scary, a forest full of cannibalism survival, talk about nightmare getting worse. RPG horror personified."
      Tyler Rice
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "Nothing comes to mind better than The Forest for an open world horror game to try out. With an overall rating of 91%, this game does not disappoint and offers plenty of hours of fun."
      Gerald Fuller
      Written on July 25, 2017
      "I actually really liked this game. It's a fun game for building in an open environment and has horror elements as well. It's very fun."
    2. 41
      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

      Justin Porter
      Written on September 21, 2018
      "I love how this game plays like Minecraft, but more surreal and believable due to its rather-realistic physics, character stats, and crafting methods. I also love the varietie..."
      Justin Porter
      Written on September 21, 2018
      "I love how this game plays like Minecraft, but more surreal and believable due to its rather-realistic physics, character stats, and crafting methods. I also love the varieties of enemies in this game, as well as the dangers that nighttime brings."
      Andrea Pierce
      Written on February 26, 2017
      "I found this game both exciting and frustrating. I love survival horror games. They immediately grab me and I definitely feel the high stakes emotions of the situation. I felt there was some content and information missing in this game though. Would still recommend."
      Martha Munoz
      Written on April 3, 2017
      "7 Days was amazing to me; a lot stronger, more horror focused, and ultimately more creative than Minecraft and most other games in the genre. It's faster and ultimately more arcadey in a way that was seriously challenging to me."
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      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

      Emma Olson
      Written on September 21, 2018
      "I've played this game back in high school, hoping and waiting for the day when they finally finish this and now that it's here, I'm glad that it's still as good as it was year..."
      Emma Olson
      Written on September 21, 2018
      "I've played this game back in high school, hoping and waiting for the day when they finally finish this and now that it's here, I'm glad that it's still as good as it was years ago. Sure, the beta stage still isn't done, but it will be soon and it'll be rad!! The pixelized/8-bit graphics really gives me a dose of nostalgia :D"
      Deng Qian
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This game is a real hooker! Ive been playing for over a hundred hours already and I dont get bored or what. The feeling of standing on top is too irresistible."
      Brenda Newman
      Written on May 19, 2017
      "I'm a fan of Project Zomboid's base building zombie gameplay. Its gameplay rhythms are a lot subtler than other open world base building horrors, you, the zombies, your hunger and your needs all move a lot slower than, say, Minecraft. It's a lot more gritty than a lot of games in the genre."
      Jane Kelly
      Written on June 12, 2017
      "Project Zomboid is fun to play either by myself or with friends. I like the horror aspect of the game as well as the survival fight!"

    WHAT'S THE MEANING?

    Open world games are forms of video games where a player or a group of players can explore a virtual world without running into invisible walls like in linear games. These open world games have boundaries but are often displayed as unsurpassable forms of land or water.

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Did you know that Resident Evil, the 1996 game that streamlined the survival horror genre, was heavily influenced by the themes and gameplay of the 1992 PC game, Alone in the Dark? In 1992, French gaming company Infogrames released Alone in the Dark, an action horror game for MS-DOS. The game was set in the 1920s and the character is in a mansion in Louisiana, and the player must guide the character out of the dark and haunted mansion by slaying ghosts and monsters. Players can choose between Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood as their character, who wakes up in the attic of the mansion and must find the way out, all the while battling slave zombies and giant bipedal rat monsters. Players can look for weapons to help in battle, but some monsters can be defeated with fists. The game was met with positive reception, with gaming magazine AllGame giving it 3.5 stars out of 5, while EGM scored it 8/10. Famitsu gave it 33/40 in their review and Next Generation rated it with 4 stars out of 5. It won three awards in the 1993 European Computer Trade SHow: Best Graphics, Most Original Game, and BEst French Game of the Year. 

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      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. It also offers a multiplayer mode for users to enjoy playing with their friends.

      Games

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

      $14.99

      Beverly Medina
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This game offers a really rich and exciting gameplay! When I was playing it I remembered playing GBA and those sort of things because of the graphics and the feeling it gives...."
      Beverly Medina
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This game offers a really rich and exciting gameplay! When I was playing it I remembered playing GBA and those sort of things because of the graphics and the feeling it gives."
      Martha Murray
      Written on June 7, 2017
      "I really liked the graphics of Don't Starve. Although everybody compares them to Tim Burton movies, they reminded me more of Edward Gorey. Basically, you're in a world where lots of normally cute things, like bunnies, are trying to kill you, and you have to kill them first in order to get anything to eat. The developers are constantly adding new parts of the world and new things for you to fight, so you'll never get bored - more likely just exhausted. "
      Janet Pierce
      Written on September 30, 2017
      "As an armchair fan of the TV show, Survivor, Dont Starve is a fun game of survival where I can see how my choices affects my ability to survive. Whether it is my food, structures or or gathering other resources, this game shows me how my choices will either help me stay alive or not. Unlike the TV show, this game combines science and fun graphics, and creatures that make the adventure more entertaining."
      Amanda Holmes
      Written on January 30, 2017
      "This game isn't what I was looking for. It's basically a cartoon game and not scary at all. I see it more as something for kids than adults."
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      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

      Arturo Mata
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This is one of the scariest game I played, it made me quite paranoid for a few days! Care to share your experiences on this one?..."
      Arturo Mata
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This is one of the scariest game I played, it made me quite paranoid for a few days! Care to share your experiences on this one?"
      Pamela Scott
      Written on March 26, 2017
      "This game was so scary!! Great for horror lovers who want to play alone on their PC. Definitely play at night for an extra level of scare."
      David Carter
      Written on March 18, 2017
      "this game is huge and is a ton of fun! It was exactly what i needed. It is an A+ game!"
      Harry Moore
      Written on March 15, 2017
      "highly rated open world survival game"
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      DayZ
      DayZ is an open-world survival game developed by Bohemia Interactive. Players fight to survive or cooperate with other players within the fictional post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus. It was released on December 17, 2013, by Bohemia Interactive.
      Games

      Windows

      $34.99

      Armando Ríos
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This is a really creepy game, what if monsters where in the world wars and was disguised as humans?..."
      Armando Ríos
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This is a really creepy game, what if monsters where in the world wars and was disguised as humans?"
      Hemant Nair
      Written on February 20, 2017
      "DayZ is a gritty, authentic, open-world survival horror hybrid-MMO game, in which players follow a single goal: to survive in the harsh post-apocalyptic landscape as long as they can. Players can experience powerful events and emotions arising from the ever-evolving emergent gameplay. There are no superficial tips, waypoints, built in tutorials or help given to players. Every decision matters, there are no save games, no extra lives, every mistake can be lethal. If you fail, you lose everything and you need to play again from the beginning with nothing but your wits, and your two hands. Fight the hostile environment, where every other player can be friend or foe and nothing can be taken for granted. "
      Christine Estrada
      Written on April 26, 2017
      "I love the realism of DayZ. Unlike other survival horror games where you have a constant supply of weapons and a small group of friends to support you, DayZ presents you with a realistic scenario. You spawn in some remote area without any supplies. You are faced with zombies - of course! However, other players in the huge world are also challenging. For example, I have played this game and been hunted and killed by other players, which to me is much scarier than playing against AI. "
      Brenda Jacobs
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "The world doesn't really need any more zombie games, but if you're into that kind of horror this is a pretty decent game. The gameplay is fun and relatively simple, and it's easy to play both single and multiplayer."
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      Unturned
      Unturned is a free-to-play independent 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

      Samantha Wade
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This is like Dead rising in all aspects and Im saying its a good game not necessarily great but not bad either...."
      Samantha Wade
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This is like Dead rising in all aspects and Im saying its a good game not necessarily great but not bad either."
      Deborah Kelley
      Written on February 3, 2017
      "This is not a great hit for me. I definitely think it meets the criteria as a survival game with a horror element. However, it is not a single player game. I would have to team up with other survivors in order to play, and while I might be interested in checking it out, I definitely wouldn't categorize it as "single player.""
      Olivia Wright
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "I found Unturned to be a delightful and quirky game due to its rough but charming visual style. The game is free to play, and that's hard to beat! I enjoyed it more than most survival games, and this seems to be one of my favorites out on PC right now. Please check it out!"
      Andrew Crawford
      Written on May 8, 2017
      "I've played Unturned since it's release in 2014 and I've found it to be one of the best survival open world games.Lots of horror and it's always fun finding new players when you're running around trying to find gas."
      Kai Long
      Written on January 12, 2017
      "I think this game is a knockoff from the Minecraft series. I think this game can do much better than this."
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      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

      Susan Ray
      Written on September 21, 2018
      "Always the #1 choice for kids and manchildren when it comes to survival. The online lobbies are pretty cool too, if you enjoy loud children screaming every time you beat them ..."
      Susan Ray
      Written on September 21, 2018
      "Always the #1 choice for kids and manchildren when it comes to survival. The online lobbies are pretty cool too, if you enjoy loud children screaming every time you beat them in a game lmao. Overall, this game is pretty good, and I love how the devs still whip out updates even after so many years, making it one of the best and timeless masterpieces out there."
      Abhinav Mehra
      Written on May 6, 2017
      "Minecraft is a very popular open world base building game but the is lacking in the horror element. If you play on survival mode you might argue that it has a horror element to it, but it certainly isn't in the genre of Minecraft."
      Lauren Warren
      Written on May 22, 2017
      "This is a mis-hit for me. The game doesn't seem to have anything to do with survival or horror. The only thing in it that meets my needs is that it is a single player game. "
      Víctor Escobedo
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "Minecraft is great!! It meets most everything I was looking for except horror. Thumbs up!"
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      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

      Robert Walters
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This is very similar to Horizon mixed with Fallout? What do you think guys?..."
      Robert Walters
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This is very similar to Horizon mixed with Fallout? What do you think guys?"
      Shirley Robertson
      Written on May 31, 2017
      "Very technical in ways, one of my favorite survival games for that reason. I like the way the game forces you to learn programming and serious tactical play for the sake of play, in that way it's a lot slower and more methodical than others in the genre. You learn piece by piece and slowly, grinding out vital knowledge over time."
      Nicole Hamilton
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "I began playing " First Fifth Day" game this summer and I can say by far the game was one of my top PC games. The games put you in a setting as if you have to survive against these machines and really use the Earth and objects around you to survive."
      Cynthia Ford
      Written on June 6, 2017
      "For a PC game The Fifth day is pretty good. It's one of the better single player survival games. Surprising the horror aspect works with this one. "
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      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

      Adam Welch
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This game is a good survival horror game and it also features a coop mode so you can play with friends...."
      Adam Welch
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This game is a good survival horror game and it also features a coop mode so you can play with friends."
      Eugene Allen
      Written on February 3, 2017
      "I was on my PC looking for a survival game that had some horror elements and came across UnReal World. This game is not the most graphically pleasing game, but the elements it adds with real world survival scenarios are super cool and really fun and exciting. I loved this game and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for suspense and excitement!"
      Kathleen Wells
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "Nice game with good and bad graphics mixed. It gives it a weird, unfinished vibe I don't really care for. There is a lot of fun survival stuff to do so that is nice. "
      Diane Ortega
      Written on June 3, 2017
      "UnReal World is definitely an intricate survival PC game. One that you can dive into and immerse yourself, though a bit slow paced at times."
      Danielle Ellis
      Written on March 19, 2017
      "This has old school graphics that make me nostalgic. Following the story and traveling throughout the world gave me a fun time."
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      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

      Leonardo Andrade
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This presents a lot of experiences and stretegy. It gave me the idea of fortification and barricading myself in a perfect defensive corner...."
      Leonardo Andrade
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This presents a lot of experiences and stretegy. It gave me the idea of fortification and barricading myself in a perfect defensive corner."
      Lauren Rogers
      Written on April 5, 2017
      "Video games - what would we do without them? Gotta love survival games that are open world base building horror single players for PC, and State of Decay: YOSE is in my top five favorites these days. The graphics are awesome, and the zombies/infected just look amazing. Very realistic! Get your game on with this one on Steam, and make sure to set aside lots of hours because you won't be able to pull yourself away."
      Megan Guerrero
      Written on April 21, 2017
      "This game is more than just a point and shoot zombie game! I love the strategy involved. The zombie graphics are also pretty scary, great pc game!"
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      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

      Liu Cao
      Written on September 21, 2018
      "I feel this game is pretty underrated and underappreciated, its not as fun as the other games here, but its still a gem in itself as well. Its got that "oldie" charm to it tha..."
      Liu Cao
      Written on September 21, 2018
      "I feel this game is pretty underrated and underappreciated, its not as fun as the other games here, but its still a gem in itself as well. Its got that "oldie" charm to it that makes me come back every time, plus the game's physics are rad af"
      Spencer DeRose
      Written on January 23, 2018
      "no idea how anyone is leaving a review of the game considering it's not even finished or released yet."
      Lisa Silva
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "Oh, wow. Check the graphics! It looks like the developers of this game put some effort into offering a really scary experience. And it is for single players, too. You can get scared all by yourself. Although this game is for XBox One, it also runs on a PC. The $60 price tag is worth it. This game is a keeper. "
      Melissa Jones
      Written on July 18, 2017
      "This video game sounds fun for those who are fans of the walking dead. It could prepare them for an apocalypse, which is something we all need. I would say this seems like something that could be useful to those who want to create their own world. It will also bring people together around the world."
      Saúl Castro
      Written on July 22, 2017
      "This is a blatant rip off of Left 4 Dead. That's not inherently a bad thing, but at $59.99 to buy, and then more DLC after that, I just can't see playing much on it. Also, I don't like that it's Xbox One (and Windows 10, even worse). Sure, I've got the console, but I always feel so dirty using it."
      Anthony Contreras
      Written on March 27, 2017
      "I had recently gotten into a slump of no games that I had could satisfy my quench for a good game. I found State of Decay 2 on Steam, and the different elements that it combines into its game is extremely well done that makes the game so enjoyable to play."
      Joan Fowler
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "WANT TO SEE WHAT IT IS LIKE TO SURVIVE AFTER THE APOCALYPSE?! THIS IS THE PERFECT GAME. SCARY AND REALISTIC."
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      Grave

      Grave is a surrealist virtual reality horror game developed by Broken Window Studios where light is your only tool for survival. With intuitive motion controls, it presents a unique opportunity to experience your worst nightmare.

      Games

      Windows

      $7.99

      Isabel Ordoñez
      Written on May 3, 2017
      "Grave VR was a little scary and really interesting to me. It's really tactical and incredibly atmospheric in ways; the advanced light engine enables a lot of worrying and incr..."
      Isabel Ordoñez
      Written on May 3, 2017
      "Grave VR was a little scary and really interesting to me. It's really tactical and incredibly atmospheric in ways; the advanced light engine enables a lot of worrying and incredibly anxious moments; light is both your weapon and in incredibly short supply."
      Keith Henderson
      Written on January 6, 2017
      "Unfortunately I don't have a VR headset yet. So this solution is not good for me. "
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      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

      Eugene Brown
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "10 Years Later would seem to be a good survival game concept--if the actually finished it. Very buggy, little support, and there seem to be no updates for it any longer. Not..."
      Eugene Brown
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "10 Years Later would seem to be a good survival game concept--if the actually finished it. Very buggy, little support, and there seem to be no updates for it any longer. Not even worth looking at."
      Nicholas Cox
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "This game is terrible. There's no content to it, it crashes constantly and it been entirely abandoned by it's developers. I would stay far, far away."
      Kyle Martinez
      Written on June 19, 2017
      "10 years later is one of the best open world horror games I've ever played. I am on the edge of my seat every single time I play it!"
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      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

      Huang Shi
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "It’s an okay solution. The game looks like more of story based survival horror game, which fits that part of the criteria well, but it doesn’t look open world. It looks li..."
      Huang Shi
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "It’s an okay solution. The game looks like more of story based survival horror game, which fits that part of the criteria well, but it doesn’t look open world. It looks like you have to follow a set destination to go through the game like in a story. Other than that, it looks like a solid recommendation for a horror survival game. I don’t have any experience with it, but the overall ratings look appealing and would be a decent solution for this problem."
      Aaryan Balasubramanium
      Written on May 7, 2017
      "I'm not too familiar with this game specifically, but on first glance it seems to have all the elements in place. I am familiar with Steam, and that is a pretty good standard. "
      Kathleen Murphy
      Written on June 26, 2017
      "A perfect match! I'm so excited that I found exactly what I'm looking for in this hit! The game meets all my criteria - survival game, horror element, and single player game!"
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      How to Survive 2
      In How to Survive 2, several years have passed since the original How to Survive events on Los Riscos archipelago. Now the local infection has turned into a worldwide pandemic. Groups of people or lone wolves try to survive one more day among the infected. Build a base and become a skilled survivalist.
      Games

      Windows

      $14.99

      Raymond Jenkins
      Written on April 11, 2017
      "Needing a game that's a single player open world horror survival with base building. I started searching on Steam hoping I would find a game that meets my needs. I did up find..."
      Raymond Jenkins
      Written on April 11, 2017
      "Needing a game that's a single player open world horror survival with base building. I started searching on Steam hoping I would find a game that meets my needs. I did up finding "How to Survive 2", and it is great! It was exactly what I was looking for. This game has so much to do and it's very fun doing it. This is shaping up to be one of my favorite games of all time!"
      Teresa Fields
      Written on May 18, 2017
      "This would be a great game if I were really into blood and gore! Fighting zombies seems to be very popular these days and this game seems to be a perfect fit for those looking for such a game. It looks like it has a lot of action. I really like that you can learn survival skills while playing the game. "
      Wayne Silva
      Written on June 1, 2017
      "How To Survive 2 takes an exciting premise and beats you over the head with it. The game is repetitive and you'll find yourself wondering how in the world you're going to wring enough game play out of it to justify the purchase."
      Jason Torres
      Written on July 10, 2017
      "How to Survive 2 is great, I love playing this game and I believe it's one of the best zombie games. This game is more challenging then the first How to Survive and has better graphics. This game defiantly had me on my toes. "
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      Fallout 3
      Fallout 3 is the third installment of the classic RPG. The game is developed by Bethesda Game Studios and changes the gameplay from the turned base isometric system till and open world with 3D graphics and with a combat system that is in real time.

      Games

      Windows

      $9.99

      Saanvi Yadav
      Written on February 26, 2017
      "Try Fallout 3. It's got an open world game with horror elements and it has a lot of creative elements. The combat system is in real time. It's a good RPG game for people who p..."
      Saanvi Yadav
      Written on February 26, 2017
      "Try Fallout 3. It's got an open world game with horror elements and it has a lot of creative elements. The combat system is in real time. It's a good RPG game for people who play 1P."
      Christina Olson
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "Not a very good solution as the game is not explicitly a horror game. Instead i would reccomend a game such as The Forest which does fit the description"
    15. 8
      Fallout 4
      Fallout 4 is a role-playing video game created by Bethesda Game Studios. It was released in 2015 and is the fifth in the game series. In the game, the player needs to find his missing son in the monster-infested post-apocalyptic wasteland.
      Games

      Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, GameStop

      $29.99

      Diane Soto
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "This hits on two of the three elements of my request. It is a survival game and single player. However, I would not call it a horror game. Nuclear disaster may be horrible to ..."
      Diane Soto
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "This hits on two of the three elements of my request. It is a survival game and single player. However, I would not call it a horror game. Nuclear disaster may be horrible to most people, but this game seems to be more about rebuilding once the main horror is over."
      Stephanie Holmes
      Written on March 16, 2017
      "This is a great PC survival game. I learned how to survive worst case scenarios that hopefully I won't have to utilize in the real world! "
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      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

      Ralph Bates
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "So I was feeling adventurous but I don't like going outside so I wanted to find the best survival games that are open world base building horror single players for PC. After s..."
      Ralph Bates
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "So I was feeling adventurous but I don't like going outside so I wanted to find the best survival games that are open world base building horror single players for PC. After some research I ended up with DinoSytem and I can honestly say its a great game, its a 2D ecosystem and survival simulation, it quenched my thirst for adventure. "
      Victoria Castillo
      Written on March 20, 2017
      "I don't know why I bought this game. I wanted horror, but all I got was living with dinosaurs. The graphics are alright, but I guess I was thinking it would be more point of view instead of the looking-down I am always doing. There is no horror in this game either! I am slightly disappointed."
      Rishika Singh
      Written on January 13, 2017
      "I think the DinoSystem would be a very useful solution to the this problem. It looks like it would be very helpful in allowing these game players to manipulate the game to their own liking."
      Douglas Arnold
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "DinoSystem is like ARK if Kmart made ARK. It's an okay game, just not an especially good game."
    17. 4
      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

      John Soto
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This game is extremely scary! I dont recommend it for the faint hearted I ran from my unit everytime something scary appeared...."
      John Soto
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This game is extremely scary! I dont recommend it for the faint hearted I ran from my unit everytime something scary appeared."
      Jennifer Wheeler
      Written on March 14, 2018
      "This game was fun to play, and the world full of zombies felt as realistic as that situation could. The only downside for me was that I am scared too easily to play a game like this without having all the lights on. Of all the zombie related things in the media - movies, tv shows, games - that have come out lately, this is a a good addition."
    18. 0
      Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead
      Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead, or CDDA, is an open source survival horror roguelike video game.The game is freely downloadable on the game's website and the source code is also freely available on the project's GitHub repository.
      Games

      Windows, Mac

      Free

      Charlotte Ding
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "As a huge gamer, my favorite genre of games are survival games which is why I decided to download Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead. I was hoping that this horror and survival game w..."
      Charlotte Ding
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "As a huge gamer, my favorite genre of games are survival games which is why I decided to download Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead. I was hoping that this horror and survival game would pack all the punches that I look for in a game but sadly it failed to do so. The only reason I would recommend this game to anyone is because it is free, that is all it has going for it. Take my advice and just spend a few dollars and get something great!"
      Rodolfo Rentería
      Written on June 6, 2017
      " Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead is super fun to play on PC. I gives you a freedom of an open world but at the same time leave you feeling on edge and excited like a horror game should."
      Joshua Lopez
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "I really like this video game. It has a wide variety of starting scenarios. It has everything that you could want in an open world base horror game. "

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    Best survival games that are open world base building horror single players for PC
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 The Forest Games 43 Paid
    2 7 Days to Die Games 41 Paid
    3 Project Zomboid Games 34 Paid
    4 Don't Starve Games 34 Paid
    5 Darkwood Games 34 Paid
    6 DayZ Games 30 Paid
    7 Unturned Games 27 Free
    8 Minecraft Games 26 Paid
    9 The Fifth Day Games 23 Paid
    10 UnReal World Games 23 Paid
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