Best open-world multiplayer survival games on steam

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.

  • Sandra Carter

    by Sandra Carter

    I love to play multiplayer survival games and I frequently use Steam. 7 Days to Die isn't a great game at all, in my opinion. First of all, it's expen More

  • Joshua Ramos

    by Joshua Ramos

    Mixing the idea of Dead Rising and Left 4 Dead made this game an amazing multiplayer game as crafting and having allies to cooperate and compete with  More

  • Austin Medina

    by Austin Medina

    Inspired by minecraft and packed with so much more, this game will keep you (and your friends) exploring the land, building up fortresses, and fending More

  • Louis Rose

    by Louis Rose

    While watching a stream on, I seen people talking about how good open-world multiplayer survival games are to play. So, I started looking fo More

  • Chris Reeves null

    by Chris Reeves null

    Alright here goes nothing, A lot of the reviews on this page are going to come from people who barely if I might add, have maybe at the most 5 hours o 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. 

  • Austin Lucas

    by Austin Lucas

    This really was a surprise. It was a little slow at first but quickly turned into a game where every time you play it is an intriguing adventure. You  More

  • Phillip Lawson

    by Phillip Lawson

    This game although in 2D beats tons of other games out there. Its not the graphics its the excitement suspense and fun it gives you. It is almost addi More

  • by Bruce Hudson

    Perfect solution. Starbound is an endless sandbox game. It'll leave you playing for hours.

  • Mark Evans

    by Mark Evans

    Yet another great game on Steam. The variety of planets is great and fascinating. If you're into the interstellar I suggest give this a try you wont b More

  • pilafut p null

    by pilafut p null

    Sh*t game.


Paid: $34.99

Rust is a survival game created by Facepunch Studios. Inspired by games like Minecraft, and other wilderness survival games. Rust aims to create a hostile environment in which emergent gameplay can flourish.

  • Cheryl Sandoval

    by Cheryl Sandoval

    so minecraft meets fallout? could be cool. the crappy graphics don't bother me. i'm used to games being glitchy, so that's not a deal breaker. it's ju More

  • Aaryan Subramanium

    by Aaryan Subramanium

    One of the best survival games around, inspired by the likes of Minecraft, Rust is an immersive descent into the survival game genre and boy is it gre More

  • Louis Jones

    by Louis Jones

    This game has a fun and interesting take on an open-world game and I do like it. The problem, in my opinion, is that it is an early realease game and  More

  • Ruth Tucker

    by Ruth Tucker

    This is an open world multiplayer survival game, but honestly it doesn't play as well as minecraft. You spend a lot of time running around and wasting More

4.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. 

  • Andrew Ortega

    by Andrew Ortega

    Dying Light is a great open world survival horror game. The parkour moves add to the excitement and add a needed change to the zombie genre. Lots of f More

  • Ishan Banerjee

    by Ishan Banerjee

    This is an underrated game, my friends and I always play this game and we enjoyed every moment of it. It is sort of like an FPS Silent Hill!

5.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.

  • Daniel Hall

    by Daniel Hall

    ARK does just about everything a game needs. Perfect graphics, soundtrack, performance, and gameplay. I can't stop playing it. It's a grind at times b More

  • Randy Ramos

    by Randy Ramos

    This is something new, made me feel like I was back in the Jurrasic era and by golly its like a more primitive version of Horizon!

  • Philip Ryan

    by Philip Ryan

    While open-world survival games have risen in recent popularity, they all seem to have the same premise. You're alone and set in a post-apocalyptic wo More

  • by Rafael Escobedo

    In need of a open-world multiplayer survival game to play with friends, I started looking for a game on Steam. I came across "ARK: Survival Evolved".  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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  • Jose Kim

    by Jose Kim

    My friends and I in need of something to do with our time, I decided to check out open-world multiplayer survival games on Steam. We ended up trying o More

  • Terry Gonzalez

    by Terry Gonzalez

    This game made me feel like I was in a World War/ World War Z type of game. It is creepy and its as if I would have a heart attack at every corner.

  • Ronald Kennedy

    by Ronald Kennedy

    I bought this game a long time ago, so long that I don't even remember the exact year. Sadly, this game is still in early release. It seems like the d More

  • Olivia Hernandez

    by Olivia Hernandez

    I like horror stuff. This one fit the bill nicely.

7.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.

  • Maricela Palma

    by Maricela Palma

    Super realistic imagery pullsed me right in. I love how I felt like I was there and could command my player to such a high degree. The play is endless More

  • Jacqueline Black

    by Jacqueline Black

    Best free game i ever played, i actually paid for it after a few hours of game play. Trying to stay a live in this one was tough!

  • Amit Pawar

    by Amit Pawar

    Unreal World is a pretty generic RPG. Nothing really stands out that makes me want to get it.

  • Anthony Riley

    by Anthony Riley

    Ten out of ten for me. Amazing rendering, unique story. This is aces all around. I love it.


Paid: $9.99
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. 
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  • by Agustina López

    I was looking for a game that I could play by myself or with my kids! They get bored easily so I was glad to find a game that held their attention. Sh More

  • Eugene Washington

    by Eugene Washington

    Shelter is a great game with positive ratings available on Steam. Unfortunately, it's not really considered an open world multiplayer survival game. I More

  • Mildred Bailey

    by Mildred Bailey

    Limited gameplay until it gets boring and repetitive.

  • George Black

    by George Black

    An interesting concept that made me experience an emotional side of myself I had not previously explored. I am an animal lover so it was easy for me t More

9.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. 

  • Joan Knight

    by Joan Knight

    This was not my favorite game. I really didn't enjoy it much.

10.Don't Starve

Paid: $14.99

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. 

  • Janice Wong

    by Janice Wong

    This offers a really unique play style and concept as well as a more realistic way of surviving. It shows a good plot and a good reason to actually ke More

  • Ignacio Corona

    by Ignacio Corona

    Don't Starve is an overwhelmingly popular survival game on steam. It is open world and provides a multiplayer experience. It provides a very good solu More

  • James Payne

    by James Payne

    This was not a good solution. It isn't multiplayer, however it is a well rounded game that gives lot of enjoyment.

11.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.
  • Reyansh Chattopadhyay

    by Reyansh Chattopadhyay

    Trying to find a good game for my brother, I started looking for a open-world multiplayer survival game. I started looking on Steam and came across "D More

  • Grace Thompson

    by Grace Thompson

    Such a unique game! It's an open-world format for multiple players, and that is exactly what I was hoping to find. The survival aspect is one I partic More

12.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.


H1Z1: Just Survive

H1Z1: Just Survive

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  • by Susan Knight

    I grabbed H1Z1 a few days ago because I thought it looked promising for an early access game. It had a lot to offer already and I was pretty happy wit More

  • Raymundo Meléndez

    by Raymundo Meléndez

    If a person was looking for one of the best open-world survival games on Steam they would do good to steer away from H1Z1: Just Survive. This game is  More

  • Gary Delgado

    by Gary Delgado

    H1Z1 turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. It has a good balance of PvP and NPC’s that keep the gameplay super exciting. It really challe More


Did you know that the popular, open-world survival game DayZ is actually a standalone successor of a mod for the tactical shooter ARMA 2? The mod’s rise in popularity followed by the development of its standalone game paved the way for the survival genre that many gamers enjoy. Other games of the same genre pit players in an open world where they have to battle not only aggressive enemies, but also unforgiving game factors that’ll force them to venture out into dangerous situations to avoid succumbing to hunger, weariness, and sickness. Set in a hostile environment where they usually start out with little to no resources, players have to gather resources and materials, craft tools and weapons, and construct sturdy shelters to avoid the hostile elements like rain and heat.

That being said, some gamers prefer to brave these dangers with their friends by their side, thus making surviving a tad bit easier. With plenty of survival games to try out from that offers cooperative gameplay, players have a wide range of choices in experiencing new features, as different survival games offer varying themes. From post-apocalyptic settings to worlds set during the prehistoric era, the everyday gamer’s possibilities are endless.