The greatest survival games are a true test of your aptitude for life on the edge
For players who like a brutal challenge, few games can match Rust's unforgiving nature and fraught combat. The biggest question isn't whether you'll die; it's what is going to kill your horribly?
One of the best tree-punchers around, and a sensational co-op game. Valheim has taken Steam by storm, with millions of players trying to eke out an existence as battle-hardened Vikings.
These days we think of Minecraft as a kiddie-friendly creative wonderland, so it's easy to forget it's still a brilliant survival game at its core. Mining for materials is still hugely satisfying.
Part survival game, part city-builder, Frostpunk provides a blistering, extra brisk challenge. Managing resources and trying to keep your survivors alive is rather bleak but always compelling.
Set almost entirely on the makeshift watercraft of the title, this survival game is all about life at sea. Space managment has rarely been so intoxicating... just watch out for Jaws.
A dino delight that's built a colossal fanbase despite dated visuals. Whether taming a Sabre-tooth or riding a Megalodon, no other game does survival on quite this T-Rex scale.
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