Total Nerd The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam  

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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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93 46
Subnautica is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Subnautica

2
90 45
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
VT Productions

3
55 37
The Long Dark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
The Long Dark

4
67 53
ARK: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
ARK: Survival Evolved

5
51 38
7 Days To Die is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
7 Days To Die

6
53 45
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Klei Entertainment

7
41 40
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Undead Labs

8
47 48
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Re-Logic

9
34 40
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Dean Hall

10
36 44
RimWorld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
RimWorld

11
23 28
Frostpunk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Kiumars MK added Frostpunk

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27 36
Banished is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Shining Rock Software

13
21 29
Salt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Salt

14
3 3
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam

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32 49
Rust is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Facepunch Studios LTD.

16
19 35
How to Survive is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Eko Studios

17
18 34
Darkwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Darkwood

18
36 67
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam

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10 23
They Are Billions is listed (or ranked) 19 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.

20
18 37
Miscreated is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Miscreated

21
18 38
Tom Clancy’s The Division - Su... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Tom Clancy’s The Division - Survival

22
17 37
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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15 34
Just Survive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Just Survive

24
14 35
Creativerse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Creativerse

25
19 44
Fallout Shelter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Fallout Shelter