Best ps4 survival games

Calling all gaming enthusiasts! If you are into crafting, building, and managing resources, you might want to browse through our list of the best survival games and play it on PS4! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite one!

1.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. 

  • Henry Hernandez

    by Henry Hernandez

    Dying Light is pretty phenomenal so far. The survival aspects are streamlined enough to not be a complete chore while also providing a decent challeng More

  • Melissa Barnett

    by Melissa Barnett

    This is an exciting game for me being a fan of survival horror games. The tasks are challenging and it takes time to navigate through and it's enjoyab More

  • by Ruth Bradley

    It's actually pretty much a mix-up of a survival game with lots of missions. I like how the gameplay is made up. Great zombie game for PS4

2.7 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.

  • by Pamela Parker

    loved the ability to craft stuff and even build your own base. i'd like to see more first person games with that. but its 'early development' - mea


  • Edward Barnes

    by Edward Barnes

    i like this game this is the first game i played on my ps4 which my mama bought for my bday gift!

  • Doug Gitt

    by Doug Gitt

    Whether solo or with friends, no game has kept me plying for more hours

  • Syrus Phillips null

    by Syrus Phillips null

    Never played anything trashier then this. Releasing a game in its alpha build. Garbage

  • Justin Morris

    by Justin Morris

    It's on the top-tier of zombie games on PS4. Great graphics and gameplay that got me hooked to binge-play really


Paid: $26.95 with in-app purchases

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.

  • by Ryan Bennett

    Minecraft isn't really a survival game. It is a sandbox game that you can explore and build your world. While it is by no means bad, It would be wrong More

  • James Boyd

    by James Boyd

    I'm still young sothis is the only game that my parents let me play. I like building and joining games and talking to other players there and I enjoy  More

  • Tyler Rose

    by Tyler Rose

    How is this game a survival game? If only Roblox is available for PS4, then I am sure that it will beat Minecraft in many aspects. But for the meantim More

  • Ronald Butler

    by Ronald Butler

    @Ryan Bennett, I don't think you know what you're talking about. Minecraft has a survival mode bro, and it is one of the most challenging ones too, es More

  • Dennis Salazar

    by Dennis Salazar

    Minecraft has been a staple of the gaming world for at least 3 years. Gamers of all ages have flocked to the game to build and destroy and connect wit More

4.Fallout 4

Paid: $29.99
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.
  • Jessica Day

    by Jessica Day

    Back when Fallout came out, I hadn't seen anything quite like it, and I loved exploring this world. Fallout 4 is another addition to the ever popular  More

  • Christian Wong

    by Christian Wong

    I think this game deserves to receive a better position in this list of survival games because it gives me the same thrill and action as much as the g More

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.

  • Pamela Pena

    by Pamela Pena

    Test yourself and your ability to survive in the age of the dinosaurs in this exciting game. The graphics are amazing and the situations you can creat More

  • Harold Salazar

    by Harold Salazar

    This game is so hgihgly competitive! Recommended game for teamfights and such

  • Linda Zheng

    by Linda Zheng

    Is this a battle royale game like Playerunknown's Battlegrounds? I have just read the description of this game but I am yet to try, And I like this be More

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    by Tyler Marion null

    Not free

6.The Walking Dead

Paid: $14.99 with in-app purchases

The Walking Dead is an adventure horror game based on Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series. It is delivered in a decision based, tale-tell gaming system wherein every decision you make would impact the story and how it unfolds.

  • Danielle Flores

    by Danielle Flores

    IF you are a fan of the walking dead this game is for you. It's extremely realistic and will have you thinking you are taking part in a real zombie ap More

  • Jane Jackson

    by Jane Jackson

    This game series doesn't have such a great gameplay to it, but this is because it's more story-driven. It's more of a point-and-click adventure game w More

  • Sandra Stevens

    by Sandra Stevens

    If you are seeking any PS4 survival games then the walking dead is a good choice. the walking dead is a five part adventure horror game based on th


7.Outlast 2

Paid: $29.99

Outlast 2  is a first-person psychological, survival horror video game. It's the sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast. the game was developed and published by Red Barrels and distributed by Warner Bros.

  • Brenda Simpson

    by Brenda Simpson

    I recommend this game highly. This is a great choice for survival horror. It's also vailable for PC or PS4.

8.The Evil Within

Paid: $19.99
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.
  • Laura Edwards

    by Laura Edwards

    This is a great survival horror ps4 game. It really spooked me while playing it. It's pretty gory, but I still had a lot of fun with it.

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. 

  • by Tomás Olivares

    Metal Gear survive is one of the best games on the market. The action is unreal and nonstop.

  • Alpha Lloyd null

    by Alpha Lloyd null

    Because it's absolute garbage. It's repetitive, basic, and boring. The AI is very stupid and doesn't even understand that it can go around a fence. It More


Paid: $29.99

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.

  • by Kathy Cole

    It's an intense game. You may find yourself a little out of your comfort zone. Very well made game. Graphic is great and you will be playing for hours. There are some other good games, too, like the resident evil HD remaster, fallout, and outcast to  More

11.Resident Evil Revelations 2

Paid: $5.99

Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a cooperative horror game that explains what happened to Claire Redfield after the events of RE Code Veronica. It also offers a co-op mode wherein you can play with your friends.

  • Sean Bradley

    by Sean Bradley

    This game looks amazing. it is very interesting and i would love to play it.

12.The Forest

Paid: $19.99

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.

  • Matt Carlisle null

    by Matt Carlisle null

    Great Survival game that has an actual story and end to it. Loved playing with my friends, building a great base and exploring the dark and dangerous  More

  • Keith Guganda null

    by Keith Guganda null

    As the survivor of a plane crash on an uncharted peninsula, you must use nature and the tools you scavenge to build bases and defenses against the nat More


with in-app purchases

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.

  • Nathan Vargas

    by Nathan Vargas

    Fortnite is the hotness right now on all platforms including PS4. It's pretty obvious they borrowed a lot of things from PUBG but we could argue about More

  • Lori Coleman

    by Lori Coleman

    I like this game better than other battle royale games because of the building capability of a player. For me, there's a mix of creativity and technic More

  • by null null

    1. you have fornite on here but not pubg and 2. battle royales aren't really the same as most survival games (in a bad way)

  • Angel Eyes

    by Angel Eyes

    Its the worse game ive ever played. Its not survival its just a childish shoot em up aimed for kids and peadophiles who want play with kids

  • Jose Thompson

    by Jose Thompson

    Hands down better than PUBG!!! That game looks so boring compared to the effects of Fortnite, and the skins man! the skins!!! I dont care if the game  More


Paid: $19.99

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.

  • Jason Guzman

    by Jason Guzman

    Outlast is a terrific PS4 horror game. It is pleasantly scary and fun to play as a guy exploring through an Asylum. I recommend it to Resident Evil fans and other folk who like the horror genre in general.

15.The Last of Us Remastered

Paid: $17.99

The Last of Us Remastered is a survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released on July 29, 2014, and is also PS4 Pro enhanced.

  • Michelle Howard

    by Michelle Howard

    I'm glad Naughty Dog and Sony collaborated once again to release a remastered version of The Last of Us for PlayStation 4. Since I played and finished More

  •  Marco Antonio Cervantes

    by Marco Antonio Cervantes

    My friends and I play thsi game on pS4 and it's so lit!

  • Ai Long

    by Ai Long

    If you're looking for fun and adventure this is the place to be. It is a fun, wild, ride from beginning to end. You must rely on help from others and  More

  • Donna Johnston

    by Donna Johnston

    This is the real deal. One of the best survival games on ps4 that I've played in a long while. A thrilling experience all game

16.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. 

  • Agustina Ávalos

    by Agustina Ávalos

    IDK why but this one scares me, might it be the graphics or the sounds, or the gameplay, but that Nightmare Before Christmas feeling and design really More

  • Brenda Newman

    by Brenda Newman

    I like this game it's full of challenges and the graphics are cute but the atmosphere of the game is heavy and depressing

  • Carson Foltz null

    by Carson Foltz null

    This game sucks

17.Until Dawn

Paid: $29.99

Until Dawn is an interactive drama survival horror adventure game developed by Supermassive Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Released in 2015, the game can be played on PlayStation 4.

  • Vibhore Mistry

    by Vibhore Mistry

    the introduction is extremely long but in the end it gives you some tips of the game, it seems a movie more terror type massacre entexa, a maniac kill More

  •  José Alberto Toledo

    by José Alberto Toledo

    I first discovered until dawn thru Pewdiepie playing this. I tried playing this on my own and achieved different outcome from Pewdie's

18.Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Paid: $29.99

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. 

  • Bella Zhou

    by Bella Zhou

    I was searching for best PS4 survival games and the solution that was given to me was Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Now I have trouble sleeping because  More

  • Bobby Holmes

    by Bobby Holmes

    Of course this is such an exciting game! Cool graphics too and I run this on my PC which I use for rendering house plans

  • Howard Parker

    by Howard Parker

    I played a sample of this game in a convention and I immediately made the pre-order, and it was like Christmas when the game got released! :) THe grap More

19.Friday the 13th: The Game

Paid: $39.99
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.
  • Larry Richardson

    by Larry Richardson

    I am a big Freddie Kreuger fan but this game wants to make me become a Jason supporter!!!! I love how I can play both a scared campgoer or a 250-lb


  • Jeremy Fox

    by Jeremy Fox

    I actually discovered this from a video trailer some time ago and I must say this is an interesting game which really got me hooked into playing this. More

  • Ann Carr

    by Ann Carr

    LMAO @Larry but yeah he's right because I am as disturbed as him. I hope that there would also be a game where the gameplay would feature Freddy Krueg More

  • Ramon Tirado null

    by Ramon Tirado null

    The best fun is being jason as for when your a counsilor jason is so op, there is hardly anything you can do to fight him. Dead by daylight way better More

20.Alien: Isolation

Paid: $39.99

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.

  • Wayne Adams

    by Wayne Adams

    Enjoyed playing this but I find this game a little bit easire to finish than the other games on the list. It's not a bad thing but I am waiting for a  More

  • Samuel Hernandez

    by Samuel Hernandez

    If you enjoy survival games, you will like Alien Isolation. I played this game a few days ago and it was quite a challenge.

21.The Evil Within 2

Paid: $29.95 Check price

The Evil Within 2 is a horror action-adventure and RPG game developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks in 2017. It is the sequel of The Evil Within which was released one year before this game.

  • by William Alexander

    The Evil Within 2 is one of the newest and best additions to the survival game genre. There have been many games like this in the past that I have played, but this game left me with a lasting impression. Even after I put it down, I couldn't help but  More

22.Days Gone

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Days Gone is an open world action-adventure video game developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. This game is exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 4 console. It's set to release in April 2019.

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  • Sue Wu

    by Sue Wu

    This is a preorder game, not due out until the end of December, but it looks awesome, survival at its best, the graphics look spectacular. Time will t More

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    by Leyland Walters null

    Days gone is one of the best ps4 games I’ve played

23.Metro Exodus

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Metro Exodus is a first-person shooter game by 4A Games which is the third of the Metro game series that is based on novels by Dmitry Glukhovsky. It picks up at the end of the previous two games and is set to be released in February 2019.

  • Zeng He

    by Zeng He

    I love the Metro series of shooter/survival games and Metro Exodus is slated to be released early next year for the PS4. Even though it's a shooter, I More

  • Richard Simpson

    by Richard Simpson

    Also made a pre-order of this game. I hope that this is worth it like the other Metro Exodus games that I have played. 🤞

24.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.
  • Ethan Fernandez

    by Ethan Fernandez

    This is a funny game where you have to survive the wilderness and not starve. I have actually never heard of such a game before this one. It is quite unique and the characters are also. The entire concept is rather bizarre, but that what makes me dra More

25.Resident Evil 5

Paid: $19.99
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.
  • Amit Trivedi

    by Amit Trivedi

    One survival game I like on the PS4 is Resident Evil 5. The Resident Evil series is widely known as being great survival challenges (as well as full of good scares!). And RE5 is no different. Another great chapter in the series available on many syst More

26.Call of Cthulhu

Paid: $44.99 Check price

Call of Cthulhu is a role-playing horror survival game by Cyanide. It follows a stealth and investigation plotline and it is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's story of the same name. It will be released in December 2018.

  • Grace Montgomery

    by Grace Montgomery

    I've always been into survival games but I have to say, since I got my PS4 that interest has become an obsession! I can't wait to play Call of Cthulhu! It marries my three loves, my ps4, survival games, and lovecraft. It's going to be epic!

27.Resident Evil HD Remastered

Paid: $19.99
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.
  • Joseph Hernandez

    by Joseph Hernandez

    Resident Evil is a seminal game, and one that anyone should check out. It does have problems, such as strange tank controls, but that doesn't take away the fact that this really brought it's respective genre out of the niche and into the mainstream.

28.Monster Hunter: World

Paid: $59.99

Monster Hunter: World is an action RPG video game which can be played on Windows computers and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It was developed and published by CAPCOM Co., Ltd. and was first released on January 26, 2018.

  • Roy Owens

    by Roy Owens

    Monster Hunter: World did what other survival games do not. It captures the feel of actually trying to survive. While going throughout the story you f More

  • McKenzie Amond null

    by McKenzie Amond null

    Really? MHW a survival game? Bro go home you're drunk.

  • Micah Cael null

    by Micah Cael null

    In the last 5 years, the only games that were 100% complete on launch were Witcher 3 and Monster Hunter: World. MHW is not only complete but fun with  More

29.Resident Evil 4

Paid: $19.99 Check price

Resident Evil 4 (or Biohazard 4) is a survival horror video game which Capcom developed and published as the 6th installment in the series of Resident Evil games. Available to play on various platforms.

  • Edward Grant

    by Edward Grant

    Resident Evil 4 is a game that I have actually played many years ago and found it to be one of the best games in the Resident Evil franchise. If you a More

  • Daniel Rodriguez

    by Daniel Rodriguez

    Resident Evil 4 is a game made by a AAA studio and it shows. The story is great and the gameplay is even better. Never have I felt controls so fluid.  More

  • Alexander Hunt

    by Alexander Hunt

    Resident Evil 4 is one of the most fun PS4 games I've ever played. If you enjoy survival/horror type games then be sure to check it out.

  • by María de Lourdes Martínez

    boxy characters and graphics are still boxy even when they're rendered at 60 fps and high-definition. this was great when it first came out but it's a More


Paid: $29.99

>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.

  • by Emma Salazar

    The observer game made me to feel more scary and thrilled. The player have controls and hacking their targets. It have good visual effects, world design and hacking sequences. Everyone loves to play this game.

31.Dead Rising

Paid: $19.99 Check price

Dead Rising is an open world horror survival video game released in 2006. It was developed and published by Capcom and is the first of the game series. Dead Rising can be played on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.

  • Virginia Ross

    by Virginia Ross

    Dead rising is one of my favorite games. I started playing it on my xbox in 2006. This is a very well done port of the original DEAD RISING to PC. The More

  • Arjun Bose

    by Arjun Bose

    Good thing that they have released this classic game for PS4 because I have been playing other Dead Rising games but never the first of all. So a big  More

  • Larry Wade

    by Larry Wade

    Dead Rising is the best PS4 survival game ever. it is thrilling and fun to play this game and I guarantee you maximum satisfaction.


From hobby to business, the video game industry has transcended the realms of entertainment. It has become a booming market today. Analysts predicted that games won't become a major player in the entertainment industry. In 2017, the gaming industry made a 116 billion US dollar revenue. This figure surpassed even that of the movie and music industries. This significant increase in the revenue can be a direct effect of the emergence of eSports. In February of this year, the first E-Sports event happened at the winter Olympics.

In a breakdown presented by Statista, 25.9% of game sales in the United States in 2017 makes up the shooter genre. The genre which includes survival games. There is no shortage of free online survival games on the market today. This proves the dominating number of survival games has on the market today. Unlike other the other genres, survival games don't aim to achieve a winning condition. The challenge lies on how long a player can last—that is the goal. This is why most multiplayer survival games feature crafting, combining, and utilizing resources. These are resources needed to create a new object that is useful throughout the journey. The open world nature of survival games is one of the reasons why it is a big hit today. In fact, a list of 25 Best Survival Games on PC was published on Slant, with Subnautica landing on the first spot.