Top 50 Best Survival Games of All Time

1) Minecraft

Genres: Zombies / Survival / Open World / Action / 1st Person / 3rd Person / Crafting / Adventure / Sandbox / Hunting

Released in: 2011

Developer: Mojang

Publisher: Mojang / Microsoft Studios / Sony Interactive Entertainment

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz / AMD APU A8-7600 Quad-Core

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

2) Subnautica: Below Zero

Genres: Survival / Open World / Adventure / Crafting / 1st Person / Horror / Sci-fi / Sandbox / Building / Indie

Released in: 2019

Developer: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Publisher: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.9GHz / AMD Phenom II X3 720

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 v3 / Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

3) Subnautica

Genres: Survival / Open World / Crafting / Building / Horror / Adventure / 1st Person / Sci-fi / Sandbox / Action / Indie

Released in: 2018

Developer: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Publisher: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

4) Valheim

Genres: Open World / Survival / Crafting / Building / Sandbox / Adventure / RPG / Action / Indie

Released in: 2021

Developer: Iron Gate AB

Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 910e

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 VRAM 2 GB / AMD Radeon HD 7970

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

5) ARK: Survival Evolved

Genres: Survival / Open World / Crafting / Building / Adventure / Action / 1st Person / Sandbox / MMO / RPG / Sci-fi / Indie

Released in: 2017

Developer: Studio Wildcard / Instinct Games / Efecto Studios / Virtual Basement LLC

Publisher: Studio Wildcard

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz / AMD FX-8320

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / AMD Radeon HD 7870

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

6) The Forest

Genres: Open World / Survival / Crafting / Horror / Adventure / Building / 1st Person / Action / Sandbox / Simulation / Indie / Zombies

Released in: 2018

Developer: Endnight Games Ltd

Publisher: Endnight Games Ltd

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2220 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon X2 7550

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT / AMD Radeon HD 4830 VRAM 512 MB

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

7) Rust

Genres: Survival / Crafting / Open World / Building / Sandbox / Adventure / 1st Person / Action / FPS / Shooter / Indie / Simulation

Released in: 2018

Developer: Facepunch Studios

Publisher: Facepunch Studios

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 450

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 VRAM 1 GB / AMD Radeon HD 7720

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

8) The Long Dark

Genres: Survival / Open World / 1st Person / Adventure / Crafting / Sandbox / Simulation / Indie / Simulation / Strategy / Action / Horror

Released in: 2017

Developer: Hinterland Studio Inc.

Publisher: Hinterland Studio Inc.

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core u5-650 3.2GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 600e

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS / Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

9) This War of Mine

Genres: Survival / Strategy / Simulation / Crafting / Indie / Management / Stealth / Building

Released in: 2014

Developer: 11 bit studios

Publisher: 11 bit studios

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 240

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS / AMD Radeon HD 4650

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

10) Green Hell

Genres: Survival / Open World / Crafting / Simulation / Sandbox / 1st Person / Building / Adventure / Horror / Indie

Released in: 2019

Developer: Creepy Jar

Publisher: Creepy Jar

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-560 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 805

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon RX 460 VRAM 2 GB

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

11) Raft

Genres: Survival / Crafting / Open World / Building / Adventure / Sandbox / 1st Person / Simulation / Indie / Action / Strategy / MMO

Released in: 2018

Developer: Redbeet Interactive

Publisher: Axolot Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5800+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6770

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

12) Terraria

Genres: Sandbox / Survival / Adventure / Crafting / Building / Open World / Indie / Action / RPG

Released in: 2011

Developer: Re-Logic

Publisher: Re-Logic

 

Recommended Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1700+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3650

RAM: 1 GB

 

 

13) State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition

Genres: Survival / Open World / Zombies / Simulation / Action / RPG / Sandbox / Building / 3rd Person / Horror

Released in: 2020

Developer: Undead Labs

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz / AMD FX-6300

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon HD 7870

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

14) DayZ

Genres: Survival / Zombies / Open World / Action / Shooter / MMO / Horror / Simulation / FPS / 1st Person / Sandbox / Adventure / Indie

Released in: 2018

Developer: Bohemia Interactive

Publisher: Bohemia Interactive

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz / AMD FX-6350

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon R9 270X

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

15) Don't Starve Together

Genres: Survival / Open World / Adventure / Crafting / Sandbox / Indie / Strategy / Horror / Action / Simulation

Released in: 2016

Developer: Klei Entertainment

Publisher: Klei Entertainment

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1700+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210 / AMD Radeon X600 Series

RAM: 1 GB

 

 

16) Project Zomboid

Genres: Survival / Zombies / Open World / Sandbox / Indie / Crafting / Simulation / RPG / Building / Adventure / Horror

Released in: 2013

Developer: The Indie Stone

Publisher: The Indie Stone

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3600+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 / AMD Radeon 9500

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

17) 7 Days to Die

Genres: Survival / Zombies / Open World / Building / FPS / Sandbox / Action / Simulation / RPG / Crafting / Horror

Released in: 2013

Developer: The Fun Pimps

Publisher: The Fun Pimps Entertainment LLC

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 / AMD Radeon HD 5550 VRAM 512 MB

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

18) RimWorld

Genres: Survival / Strategy / Management / Sandbox / Building / Simulation / Sci-fi / Indie / Open World / Tactical / RPG

Released in: 2018

Developer: Ludeon Studios

Publisher: Ludeon Studios

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 270

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210 / Intel HD Graphics P3000

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

19) Factorio

Genres: Sandbox / Crafting / Strategy / Survival / Management / Open World / Casual / Building / Simulation

Released in: 2020

Developer: Wube Software LTD.

Publisher: Wube Software LTD.

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2140 1.6GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 215

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210 / AMD Radeon X600 Series

RAM: 1 GB

 

 

20) Stardew Valley

Genres: Farming / RPG / Simulation / Crafting / Sandbox / Indie / Building / Casual / Open World

Released in: 2016

Developer: ConcernedApe

Publisher: ConcernedApe

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1700+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210 / AMD Radeon X600 Series

RAM: 1 GB

 

 

21) Darkwood

Genres: Horror / Survival / Indie / Open World / RPG / Adventure / Crafting / Action / Building

Released in: 2017

Developer: Acid Wizard Studio

Publisher: Acid Wizard Studio

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT / AMD Radeon HD 4850

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

22) Astroneer

Genres: Open World / Survival / Sandbox / Adventure / Building / Crafting / Sci-fi / Simulation / 3rd Person / Indie

Released in: 2019

Developer: System Era Softworks

Publisher: System Era Softworks

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-680 3.6GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 940

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti / AMD Radeon R7 260

RAM: 6 GB

 

 

23) No Man's Sky

Genres: Open World / Sci-fi / Survival / 1st Person / Adventure / Sandbox / Crafting / Indie / Action / Simulation / FPS

Released in: 2016

Developer: Hello Games

Publisher: Hello Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.9GHz / AMD Athlon X4 730

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 / AMD Radeon HD 6970

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

24) Unturned

Genres: Survival / Zombies / Open World / Adventure / Crafting / Action / 1st Person / Sandbox / Shooter / FPS / MMO / Indie / Casual

Released in: 2017

Developer: Smartly Dressed Games

Publisher: Smartly Dressed Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1600+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 440 / AMD Radeon HD 3200

RAM: 512 MB

 

 

25) Frostpunk

Genres: Survival / Strategy / Building / Simulation / Management

Released in: 2018

Developer: 11 bit studios

Publisher: 11 bit studios

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5800 3.2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon R7 370

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

26) Dysmantle

Genres: Survival / Open World / RPG / Adventure / Crafting / Action / Zombies / Indie / Hunting / Building / Sandbox / Simulation / Farming

Released in: 2020

Developer: 10tons Ltd

Publisher: 10tons Ltd

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 280

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 / AMD Radeon HD 7470

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

27) Eco

Genres: Survival / Building / Open World / Crafting / Sandbox / Simulation / Adventure / Indie / 1st Person

Released in: 2018

Developer: Strange Loop Games

Publisher: Strange Loop Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz / AMD Ryzen R5 1500X

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / AMD Radeon HD 7850

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

28) Grounded

Genres: Survival / Adventure / Crafting / Action / Horror / Open World / 1st Person / Sandbox / RPG / 3rd Person

Released in: 2020

Developer: Obsidian Entertainment

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 7850

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

29) Dead Island Definitive Edition

Genres: Zombies / Survival / Open World / Action / Horror / 1st Person / FPS / Crafting / RPG / Adventure

Released in: 2016

Developer: Techland

Publisher: Deep Silver

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz / AMD FX-8320

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6870

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

30) Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey

Genres: Open World / Adventure / Survival / Crafting / RPG / Action / Simulator / 3rd person / Indie / Historical

Released in: 2019

Developer: Panache Digital Games

Publisher: Private Division

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon HD 7950

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

31) Left 4 Dead 2

Genres: Zombies / FPS / Shooter / Action / Survival / Horror / 1st Person / Team-Based / Adventure / Tactical

Released in: 2009

Developer: Valve

Publisher: Valve

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz / AMD Sempron 3100+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT / AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT Diamond Edition

RAM: 1 GB

 

 

32) Killing Floor 2

Genres: Zombies / FPS / Survival / Action / Horror / Shooter / 1st Person / Indie

Released in: 2016

Developer: Tripwire Interactive

Publisher: Tripwire Interactive

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66GHz / AMD Phenom II X2 545

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 / AMD Radeon HD 4830 VRAM 512 MB

RAM: 3 GB

 

 

33) Conan Exiles

Genres: Survival / Open World / Building / Crafting / RPG / Sandbox / MMO / Action / Adventure

Released in: 2018

Developer: Funcom

Publisher: Funcom

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz / AMD Pheon II X4 965

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon R7 370

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

34) Volcanoids

Genres: Survival / Sci-fi / Management / Crafting / Building / Open World / Simulation / 1st Person / Shooter / Action / Adventure

Released in: 2019

Developer: Volcanoid

Publisher: Volcanoid

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD FX-6300

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 / AMD Radeon HD 5850 VRAM 1 GB

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

35) Medieval Dynasty

Genres: Survival / Building / Open World / Medieval / RPG / Simulation / Adventure / Crafting / Sandbox / Action / Historical

Released in: 2020

Developer: Render Cube

Publisher: Toplitz Productions

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 910e

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 VRAM 4 GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 VRAM 4 GB

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

36) Project Winter

Genres: Survival / Indie / Strategy / Adventure / Casual / Action

Released in: 2019

Developer: Other Ocean Interactive

Publisher: Other Ocean Group

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-4350 3.6GHz / AMD FX-6300

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 7870

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

37) They Are Billions

Genres: Strategy / Survival / Zombies / Tower Defense / Building / Simulation / Management / Tactical / Indie

Released in: 2019

Developer: Numantian Games

Publisher: Numantian Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon 4850e Dual Core

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 405 / AMD Radeon HD 4200

RAM: 3 GB

 

 

38) Oxygen not Included

Genres: Building / Survival / Simulation / Management / Sandbox / Strategy / Indie / Sci-fi / Open World / Adventure

Released in: 2019

Developer: Klei Entertainment

Publisher: Klei Entertainment

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

39) Sir, You Are Being Hunted

Genres: Survival / Stealth / Indie / 1st Person / Action / Open World / Horror / FPS / Sandbox / Adventure

Released in: 2014

Developer: Big Robot Ltd

Publisher: Big Robot Ltd

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core Pentium Dual Core E2140 1.6GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3600+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 / AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

40) 60 Seconds! Reatomized

Genres: Strategy / Simulation / Casual / Adventure / Indie / Survival / Horror

Released in: 2019

Developer: Robot Gentleman

Publisher: Robot Gentleman

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.9GHz / AMD Phenom II X3 810

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 / Intel Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

41) No More Room in Hell

Genres: Zombies / Survival / Horror / Action / FPS / 1st Person / Shooter / Open World / Indie / Adventure / MMO

Released in: 2011

Developer: No More Room in Hell Team

Publisher: Lever Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Celeron E1500 Dual-Core 2.2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330 / AMD Radeon HD 3600 Series

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

42) How to Survive

Genres: Survival / Zombies / Crafting / Action / RPG / Adventure / Open World / 3rd Person / Indie / Horror

Released in: 2013

Developer: Eko Software

Publisher: 505 Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 340 / AMD Radeon X1900 GT

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

43) Northgard

Genres: Strategy / Medieval / Survival / Simulation / Indie / Management / Adventure / Building

Released in: 2018

Developer: Shiro Games

Publisher: Shiro Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 450

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 v4 / AMD Radeon HD 5750 VRAM 512 MB

RAM: 1 GB

 

 

44) Dead Rising

Genres: Zombies / Action / Adventure / Open World / 3rd Person / Survival / Sandbox / Horror

Released in: 2016

Developer: Capcom

Publisher: Capcom

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / ATI Radeon HD 6770

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

45) Stranded Deep

Genres: Survival / Open World / Crafting / 1st Person / Adventure / Building / Sandbox / Simulation / Action / Indie / Strategy

Released in: 2015

Developer: Beam Team Games

Publisher: Beam Team Pty Ltd

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6305 1.86GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 / Intel Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

46) Fallout Shelter

Genres: Survival / Simulation / Strategy / Management / Building / Casual / Crafting / Adventure / RPG / Sandbox / Action

Released in: 2016

Developer: Valve / Hidden Path Entertainment

Publisher: Valve

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz / AMD Athlon II X3 460

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 v2 / AMD Radeon HD 4650 VRAM 1 GB

RAM: 3 GB

 

 

47) Deadside

Genres: Survival / Open World / MMO / Action / Adventure / Crafting / Indie / Shooter / FPS / 1st Person

Released in: 2020

Developer: Bad Pixel

Publisher: Bad Pixel

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz / AMD FX-4100

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 / AMD Radeon RX 550 VRAM 4 GB

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

48) Shelter 2

Genres: Adventure / Survival / Open World / Simulation / Indie / Casual / Action

Released in: 2015

Developer: Might and Delight

Publisher: Might and Delight

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.66GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2400+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210 / AMD Radeon X600 Series

RAM: 1 GB

 

 

49) Generation Zero

Genres: Adventure / Action / Open World / Survival / FPS / 1st Person / Sci-fi / Stealth / Horror / Shooter

Released in: 2019

Developer: Systemic Reaction™

Publisher: Systemic Reaction™

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz / AMD FX-6300

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7870

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

50) Neo Scavenger

Genres: Survival / RPG / Crafting / Indie / Strategy / Sandbox / Open World / Adventure

Released in: 2014

Developer: Blue Bottle Games

Publisher: Blue Bottle Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1700+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210 / AMD Radeon X600 Series

RAM: 1 GB

 
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