Best xbox one survival games

Collecting resources and choosing the correct weapons for battle, while surviving the environment can be exhilarating. Be it a zombie apocalypse or just some elements of nature, here is a list of Xbox One survival games to play.


Paid: $24.99

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. The game is in first person view and the player is the lone survivor of the Aurora spaceship.

  • Ajay Kapur

    by Ajay Kapur

    Subnautica is the best survival game for Xbox One!!! The game is addictive yet mysterious plus the sound and graphics are perfect!

  • David Peters

    by David Peters

    It was an okay game but i wouldn't call it one of the best. Subnautica has some cool underwater graphics but it lacks something i can't put my finger  More

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.

  • Yolanda Escobar

    by Yolanda Escobar

    I like 7 Days to Die because it draws out the creativity in the user. I agree that 7 Days to Die is the best Xbox One survival game. I like this game  More

  • Billy Dilley null

    by Billy Dilley null

    The best crafting, surviving game around. Looking for another like it, but can't find any. If anyone knows of any FPS, online co-op, crafting survival More

  • by Brandon Valdez

    This is a fun survival game for xbox. this is one of my favorites in fact. I have a lot of fun with this

  • ThankedStone OnTheXBOX null

    by ThankedStone OnTheXBOX null

    The game is good on pc. Not Xbox. In fact it’s horrifying on Xbox.

3.The Solus Project

Paid: $19.99
The Solus Project is a survival-adventure game set in an advanced environment in which you control an astronaut that must save mankind. Your spaceship crashes on the Gliese 6143-C planet, and you must survive controlling factors such as hunger, thirst, weather conditions while exploring the world.

  • Alan Sheng

    by Alan Sheng

    Cool first-person survival game with a unique game environment. You'll defintely fall in love with its storyline and visuals

  • Susan Patterson

    by Susan Patterson

    Another single player explore other worlds type game. If they used their imaginations and came up with original games these games would sell themselve More

4.The Long Dark

Paid: $29.99
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. 
  • Sara Garcia

    by Sara Garcia

    The solution was just copied and pasted into the section. They could have included many more details on the types of gameplay that will be eminent in  More

  • Steven Thomson null

    by Steven Thomson null

    an amazing game with many locations and real challenges but enjoyable to play and very immersive

5.Conan Exiles

Paid: $39.99
Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game developed and published by Funcom for Windows, PlayStation, and Xbox One. Play singleplayer and build your own kingdom or dive into multiplayer where you can cooperate or compete with other players.
  • Nancy Bowman

    by Nancy Bowman

    This game is very interesting! A survival game set back in Barbarian times. The graphics are AMAZING, they didn't skimp on this game! This game is act More

  • Kenneth Spencer

    by Kenneth Spencer

    This is an action-packed Xbox survival game that you can play all day long! The huge map almost seems infinite

6.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. 

  • Ralph Riley

    by Ralph Riley

    I've always been a fan of survival games and I can say that Dying Light has one of the best most dangerous open world on Xbox

  • Aaryan Rathore

    by Aaryan Rathore


7.Far Cry Primal

Paid: $49.99
Far Cry Primal is an action-adventure first person shooter created by Ubisoft that sees the player in a world of stone age men and beasts. The gameplay consists of the player using first person combat with melee weapons in order to advance in the game by becoming the leader of a tribe.
  • Linda Crawford

    by Linda Crawford

    This is a thrilling survival game but there's a lot more to it 😉 the story especially the culture of each tribe is really interesting

  • Edward Grant

    by Edward Grant

    Fun game. It's basically Far Cry, but set in the distant past. Huge open world to explore and conquer. Lots of missions and stuff to keep you interest More

8.The Flame in the Flood

Paid: $19.99
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.

  • Brian Larson

    by Brian Larson

    I don’t usually play exploration games, but a friend recommended it. It was well worth it. Started the game. Lasted about 3 days before getting stabbed in the leg by a boar. The injury wasn’t merciful enough to kill me outright; I was able to struggl 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. 

  • Alan Nguyen

    by Alan Nguyen

    Metal Gear Survive is not worthy of the Metal Gear name, it just doesn't have enough going for it to be on the same level as the other Metal Gear games. Its clunky, repetitive, and boring, at least its free. When the best thing about a game is the ch More

10.The Culling

Paid: $14.99

The Culling is a battle royale game in which you muts survive to a battle between 16 contestants while the fighting is broadcasted on television. 

  • Agustina Ávalos

    by Agustina Ávalos

    Studies show that 89% of players gain lifelong friendships with the other contestants. I am so excited to have each of you join us I cannot wait to get to know you all. Then see you murder each other.


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.

  • Bryan Hanson

    by Bryan Hanson

    So Fortnite has been all over gaming news lately, so I finally had to take a look. I can now see why it has gotten so much press. It takes a bit from various other game types, but ultimately it is a survival game that you can play almost any way you  More

12.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. 

  • Jerry Ward

    by Jerry Ward

    Adventure,science and magic bring some excitement in me an this Don't starve game brought lots of fun to me.Trying to survive when there is danger made me enjoy so much.I love the challenges in this game that you cannot realize when time is passing.

13.State of Decay: YOSE

Paid: $29.99
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.
  • Phillip Phillips

    by Phillip Phillips

    State of Decay: YOSE is probably the best horror and survival game on Xbox one! The story is not so movie deep but it's a fun game to play 👍 Killing  More

  • Rebecca Ross

    by Rebecca Ross

    This is such a good survival horror game. It really does emphasize resource management and calculated risks in order to get your survivors to just one More

14.Dying Light: The Following

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Dying Light: The Following is an open world first-person action survival game developed by Techland. It's a game player must traverse a zombie-filled city, collecting supplies for crafting tons of weapons to slay the zombies.

  • Jeffrey Ruiz

    by Jeffrey Ruiz

    Stemming from the original game, the makers of Dying like came out with a DLC that adds on to the original story. The content is just as good as the base game, and it's an even bigger treat if you've never played Dying Light before. The game is guara More

15.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.

  • Richard Robertson

    by Richard Robertson

    I am excited for this game. I can't wait until it is released. I really enjoyed the first two games of the series so I'm sure this one will be great too!

16.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.
  • Alan Obrien

    by Alan Obrien

    Resident Evil is one of the best survival games for Xbox One. Like the previous games Resident Evil is a survival horror game and is similar to the old games but adds some new complexity and interesting game dynamics.

17.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.
  • Philip Jacobs

    by Philip Jacobs

    Don't Starve Together is a wonderfully inventive survival game. Unfortunately for Xbox One owners, it's not available on that platform.


Did you know that ARK: Survival Evolved is one of the most popular survival games available for Xbox? ARK: Survival Evolved puts players in the shoes of a survivor stranded on a desert island. Although the main goal is to forage and craft supplies and shelter, the islands main hazards are its native dinosaurs. Alongside other prehistoric species, the player will have to navigate not only hostile NPCs, but other player-controlled humans as well. Although the game's development began on 2014 and the official released came 3 years later, an early access title came out during 2015. By August 2016, the early access had already roughly 1.5 million sales solely on the Xbox One platform.

ARK: Survival Evolved also scored a 72/100 rating on PC Gamer, as well as a 7.7/10 review on IGN. Despite all other Xbox One survival games available in stores today, ARK has cemented its position as one of the best open world survival games on the market today. In spite of its popularity, steps to ensure its success has been taken by the game developers. One of these steps is to release its early access title on the 2nd of June, 2015, a few weeks before the release of Jurassic World. According to Jesse Rapczak, the game's director, this was intentionally done to feed into the "dinosaur fever" that came with the film.