Best Survival Games 2016

With so many new survival games releasing, it can be hard to figure out what the best ones to play are, that’s if you even come to know about them! Whether you are looking to survive while stranded on a tropical island or test your survival skills during the zombie apocalypse, this list of the best survival games to play in 2016 will have you covered.The only question is, what games do you go for?

10) Reign of Kings

Best Survival Games - Reign of Kings

Reign of Kings challenges players to survive in a harsh medieval environment where you must hunt for food, gather resources and ensure your survival and progression. You can build your own houses, castles and villages as you try to claim your land and collect resources.

In Reign of Kings, you can form guilds or join one and take part in wars against other factions as you and your guild attempt to seize the throne and become the king. You can even capture other players and parade them around, or execute them, the choice is yours! Optionally, players can choose to survive on their own, completing ignoring the chaos going on around them!

Check out Reign of Kings here!

9) Stranded Deep

Best Survival Games - Stranded Deep

Stranded Deep is a game about survival in the truest sense of the word. It’s a realistic survival game that’s for sure. Stranded on a desert island in the Pacific after your plane has crashed, it is your job to survive by gathering supplies and using what the island has to offer to stay fed, hydrated and healthy. Hunt for food and craft the items you need to survive. You can also build yourself a shelter on the island or build a raft and take to the sea in a hunt for food and new islands to explore and survive on. According to developer Beam Team, you will come face to face with some of the most life threatening scenarios that will result in a different experience each time you play.

Check out Stranded Deep here!

8) The Forest

Best Survival Games - The Forest

The Forest is an open-world, first-person horror survival game which places you on a remote island full of cannibals after your plane came down, killing everyone on-board apart from yourself. It is your task to survive by collecting food, building yourself a shelter and defending yourself from the relentless cannibals that lurk on the island. Scavenge for supplies around the plane crash but once you have gathered all you can, your going to have to fend for yourself in the wilderness and use nature to survive.

Check out The Forest here!

7) The Long Dark

Best Survival Games - The Long Dark

The Long Dark is an exploration-survival game which challenges players to think for themselves and survive in the freezing cold of a frozen wilderness. Set in the back drop of a geomagnetic disaster, you must monitor your calorie count, hunger and thirst, fatigue, and body temperature. You must maintain your overall condition if you want to live otherwise you will face death.

The Long Dark features a large open-world filled with places to explore, animals to hunt and survivors to stumble across. It is up to you whether or not you risk contact, with every decision having an impact in this deep survival simulator. The Long Dark is one of my favourites and is definitely one of the best survival games you can buy, the potential it has is insane.

Check out The Long Dark here!

7) Life is Feudal: Your Own

Best Survival Games - Life is Feudal

Life is Feudal is set in a medieval world where you must survive and flourish. Being a medieval survival game, you start the game with nothing but a few items and from there you must scavenge for food and gather supplies. Life is Feudal is a very challenging and hardcore game and is very unforgiving with a steep learning curve, however the possibilities it gives you are endless. You can build your own houses, castles, villages and towns and team up with other players or fight against them.

Life is Feudal: YO is the single-player version of the MMO currently being developed, however owners of Your Own will be able to play the MMO when released, but they are two completely separate games.

Check out Life is Feudal: Your Own here!

5) Miscreated

Best Survival Games - Miscreated

Miscreated is an open-world survival MMO set in the aftermath of a nuclear war where you must survive against mutants, other humans and mother nature. Miscreated looks good and has a great atmospheric tone to is as it is built using CryEngine. The game takes place in a 64km2 world with a dynamic weather system and a full day/night cycle. Currently in Alpha, players will also be able to create their own bases. Players are unforgiving in Miscreated however, as you would expect in a game of this nature.

While it’s no DayZ, Miscreated does have potential and hours of fun can be had. It’s more enjoyable in a group but with more content being added you’ll get your money’s worth with Miscreated.

Check out Miscreated here!

4) Subnautica

Best Survival Games - Subnautica

Subnautica is an open-world, underwater exploration survival game lots of people probably haven’t heard of it. Currently being developed by Unknown worlds, Subnautica crash lands you onto an alien ocean world as you must manage your oxygen supply, find food and water to keep you alive and search for the vital supplies and items in the surrounding oceans to ensure you stay alive! Subnautica’s oceans range from sun drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches and has you exploring Kelp Forests, plateaus, reefs, and winding cave systems.

You can build bases on the sea floor to store your resources, park your vehicles and have someone safe to relax. Another awesome feature of Subnautica is the dynamic voxel terrain system used for the sea floor which allows you to dig caves to hide and store loot, with impacts from vehicles and exploding creatures changing the way the sea floor looks.

Check out Subnautica here!

3) Rust

Best Survival Games - Rust

Rust is an open-world survival game that has come on leaps and bounds since it was first released a few years ago and is now finally working towards being the finished article. Rust’s key feeature is its base-building, allowing players to build a variety of different and complex bases. Not only that, but Rust challenges players to survive by starting you with nothing, meaning you must craft your materials or, steal them from other players and their bases. Rust is a PvP game so you must watch your back and be clever in order to survive. Rust a true survival game and one of the best on PC.

Check out Rust here!

2) DayZ

Best Survival Games - DayZ

DayZ is arguably the most popular and well known zombie survival game currently on the market. Not for the faint-hearted, DayZ is a hardcore, survival simulator set during the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse in the country of Chernarus, a 230 square KM stretch of land featuring cities, villages, forests and abandoned military bases. Compared to the original DayZ mod, the standalone adds lots of customization to the game, spawning hundreds of different items and clothing for players to find and wear, from normal civilian gear to military clothing. Players must hunt and cook food in order to survive, find fresh water to stay hydrated and fight off diseases such as cholera. Not only that, but players are your biggest threat, not the zombies. DayZ also now has vehicles making travelling around Chernarus a lot easier, safer, and quicker!

Check out DayZ here!

1) H1Z1

Best Survival Games - H1Z1

H1Z1 is the latest and one of the best zombie survival games to arrive on the market. The game puts players in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and is set in middle America where players can build their own bases and even create their own towns similar to that of The Walking Dead. The initiative and in-depth crafting system is also a strong feature allowing players to craft their own weapons and ammo as well as backpacks, building materials and traps. The game also features vehicles making traveling around the map easier. However in H1Z1 the other human players are often more of a threat than the actual zombies themselves, so beware! You can check out our Alpha Review where we discuss more about the features and what the game is like.

Check out H1Z1 here!