Best multiplayer survival games

Survival games are great ways to test out how well you deal with pressure and what better way to enjoy these games than to play it with a friend to help you out. Here are some of the multiplayer survival games to try out as asked by Xavier Lajoie.

1.7 Days to Die

Paid: $24.99

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.

  • Anthony Wade

    by Anthony Wade

    This game is amazing. I was looking for a new PC game to play with my cousin who lives 4 hours away and ultimately decided to try this out. Great graphics , functionals controls and loads of fun.

2.Dying Light

Paid: $39.99

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. 

  • Ashley Curtis

    by Ashley Curtis

    It's a great creepy horror type of a survival game. If you don't like zombie apocalypse survival game, it's not for you. I think the graphics were gre More

  • Wendy Yin

    by Wendy Yin

    This is just what I wanted! I've been looking for a fun multiplayer game to play with my friends. Doesn't get better than a zombie FPS, right? We've h More

3.Day R

Paid: $2.49 with in-app purchases

Day R is a survival story driven and mainly based on text game that happens in a post-apocalyptic USSR in the 80s. You will need to find out if your family are still alive and discover the secrets behind the apocalypse.

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  • Bobby Tucker

    by Bobby Tucker

    The tagline is kinda bland like a lot of 80's movies so first impressions aren't great.The game excels in multiple fields to make It like most video games an easy way for the male brain to be creative and experience another persons creation 4.5/5 for More

4.UnReal World

Paid: $10.99

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.

  • Amy Ferguson

    by Amy Ferguson

    This game has been really fun to play because it has very beautiful environments and scenery and interesting characters. It also has a great story and many different ways to play so you can play it many times over and it's very different.


with in-app purchases

Unkilled is a free multiplayer zombie survival by MADFINGER Games. Based in New York City, players pick 5 different characters and try to fight the walking dead. It allows lots of gamepad controllers.

  • by Roger Howard

    I play Unkilled: Multiplayer Zombie Survival all the time on my phone and it's probably the best multiplayer survival game there is. As with most games in this category, microtransactions are necessary (or at least, highly recommended) in order to ma More

6.ARK: Survival Evolved

Paid: $49.99 with in-app purchases

ARK: Survival Evolved is an open world action-adventure survival game set on an island full of dinosaurs and primitive creatures. You can create tribes with other players and even start faction wars. It was published by Studio Wildcard.

  • by Jonathan Butler

    I love multiplayer games of the survival genre, and "ARK: Survival Evolved" it's a really good one! You are in an island full of dinosaurs and primitive creatures, and you have to create tribes to make faction wars against the other players. Very nic More


Paid: $44.99
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.
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  • Tiffany Jimenez

    by Tiffany Jimenez

    I wanted the best multiplayer survival games that are out there. I found DayZ, a gritty open world survival horror mmo game. It only has one goal, to stay alive as long as you can.

8.Metal Gear Survive

Paid: $29.99

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. 

  • Helen Cui

    by Helen Cui

    I think this is a great game if you're a fan of Metal Gear Solid series. It's violent, so I don't recommend it to underage people. The graphics are gr More

  • by Janice Henry

    Great mulit player game! Stealth action gameplay while exploring and trying to survive makes this game exciting and new! Assemble your team of 4 to de More


Paid: $14.99

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. 

  • Hansika Saxena

    by Hansika Saxena

    I have always been interested in survival games but this one takes the cake. Star bound Provides many great ways to journey across space and leave you speechless as you explore many realms of the universe

10.Don't Starve Together

Paid: $14.99
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.
  • Larry Lawrence

    by Larry Lawrence

    This is quite a challenging game as anything can literally kill you. I had a lot of fun with its single-player campaign and I will enjoy playing this new one with a friend. A great co-op survival game that you should definitely check out.

11.H1Z1: Just Survive

Free download
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.


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  • Timothy Brooks

    by Timothy Brooks

    Just Survive is a post-apocalyptic survival game that immerses you in a world where humanity is fighting to take back control from the zombie hordes. Scavenge for supplies, craft items, and build Strongholds to protect against dangers, both living an More

12.Zombie Anarchy

with in-app purchases
Zombie Anarchy is a free survival game for Android in which you will have to look for other people that are still alive and try to survive together. Apocalypse has come, and now everything is up to you.
  • Xiang Wu

    by Xiang Wu

    I get that the game is free but the ads can be a bit much and just pops out of nowhere sometimes. Still, it's a nice casual game that provides a decent pastime.


Any game developer applying for a license needs to produce a survival game within the next 3 years? This rule originated back in 1998 and developers had to abide by it. This might seem a little heavy-handed but the survival games didn't start out great either. The first survival game originated from across the pond. It was a British release titled Where's My Pouch back in 1878. It was soon met with controversy and scandal due to its themes of cannibalism. Survival games have had a rough time in the industry. Either it did too much that put players off or did too little to keep them interested. There were notable ones during the 1990s but none ever achieved commercial success.

The first modern survival game called Stranded released back in 2003. It tasked players to survive when they get shipwrecked on a dangerous island. It wasn't perfect but it offered players a world that they can explore. Hunting and gathering for resources as well as crafting items are a big part of the experience. Later games improved upon this while also providing a captivating plot and story. Another notable addition is the ability to play with other people. Despite the sense of dread, we find ourselves coming back for more. Multiplayer survival games gave a way to share the experience with other players. That makes for an interesting game if you think about it.