The best games like The Forest

Keep your ability to keep on keeping on with these games like The Forest

On the prowl for survival games like The Forest? Here are our top picks...


One of the best survival games around. The Canadian wilds make for a compelling setting, and exploring this frosty world proves nerve-shredding. 

Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch


Rust trades in smart AI foes for even smarter, crueller, human ones by dropping you in a vast multiplayer server with nothing but a rock and a torch.

Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One


An open water survival game where you start off with nothing but four squares of wood beneath your feet. Make a wrong step, and you're shark food. 

Available on: PC


ARK will be too grindy for some players, but it’s worth checking out if you enjoyed gathering resources in The Forest. Also... DINOSAURS!

Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Android, iOS


This underwater gem spins a surprisingly good yarn, doling out tasty clues that ensure there's a constant sense of mystery down in the depths. 

Available on: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch


On the surface, Minecraft looks simple and, at the right time of day, serene. But it’s also an unforgiving survival game when you dial the difficulty up. 

Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Android, iOS

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