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The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam 

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Updated October 9, 2019 2.9k votes 483 voters 11k views 35 items

If you're using Steam, you probably have the best collection of survival games at your fingertips in all of gaming. There are a plethora of amazing PC survival games on Steam, so let's rank the absolute best to determine which titles deserve to be called "must-play." There are a couple of usual suspects that are talked about when Steam survival games are brought up, but there are plenty of lesser-talked about titles on this list as well.

Although there aren't many shooters on this list, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a game that must be included when talking about survival games on Steam. If you weren't playing PUBG in 2017, what were you even doing? Other super popular Steam survival games include Don't Starve, Terraria, and Rust, which are more traditional "survival" games than PUBG is.

What is your favorite PC survival game? Vote up the titles you would recommend to other fans of survival games, and vote down the titles you played and didn't like.

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Subnautica is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Subnautica
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The Forest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Released: 2018 (Endnight Games)
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7 Days To Die is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
7 Days To Die
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ARK: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
ARK: Survival Evolved
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The Long Dark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
The Long Dark
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Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Released: 2013 (Klei Entertainment)
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State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Released: 2013 (Undead Labs)
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Terraria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Released: 2011 (Re-Logic)
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DayZ is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
DayZ Released: 2012 (Dean Hall)
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Frostpunk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Kiumars MK added Frostpunk
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RimWorld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
RimWorld
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Rust is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Released: 2013 (Facepunch Studios LTD.)
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Banished is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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Salt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Salt
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Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Resident Evil 2 (Remake) Released: 2019 (Capcom)
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How to Survive is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Released: 2013 (Eko Studios)
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They Are Billions is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Kiumars MK added They Are Billions

Base building with resources, zombie hordes, and final wave of billions of zombies.

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Darkwood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Darkwood
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Tom Clancy’s The Divisio... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Tom Clancy’s The Division - Survival
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Just Survive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Just Survive
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Miscreated is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Miscreated
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Dead By Daylight is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Dead By Daylight
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegr... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
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Fallout Shelter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Fallout Shelter
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Portal Knights is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Released: 2017 (Keen Games)