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The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam

Updated September 17, 2020 3.7k votes 502 voters 11.4k views36 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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    The Forest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    The Forest

    Endnight Games
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    Subnautica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    Subnautica

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    7 Days To Die is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Don't Starve

    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
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    State Of Decay

    Undead Labs
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    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrou is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

    PUBG Corporation
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    Terraria is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    Terraria

    Re-Logic
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    DayZ is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    DayZ

    Dean Hall
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    Frostpunk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    Frostpunk

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    Rust is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    Rust

    Facepunch Studios LTD.
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    RimWorld is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    RimWorld

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    The Solus Project is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    The Solus Project

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    Banished is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    Banished

    Shining Rock Software
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    Salt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    Salt

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    Among Us is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    Among Us

    InnerSloth
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    Subsistence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    Subsistence

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    Resident Evil 2 (Remake) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    Resident Evil 2 (Remake)

    Capcom
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    How To Survive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    How To Survive

    Eko Studios
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    They Are Billions is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    They Are Billions

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

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    Hurtworld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    Hurtworld

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    Sir, You Are Being Hunted is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    Sir, You Are Being Hunted

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    Just Survive is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
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    Just Survive

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

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