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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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
The Forest VT Productions

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ARK: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
ARK: Survival Evolved

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Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Don't Starve Klei Entertainment

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State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
State Of Decay Undead Labs

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The Long Dark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
The Long Dark

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DayZ is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
DayZ Dean Hall

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7 Days To Die is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
7 Days To Die

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

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Rust is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Rust Facepunch Studios LTD.

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

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Banished is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Banished Shining Rock Software

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam

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

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

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How to Survive is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
How To Survive Eko Studios

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

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

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They Are Billions is listed (or ranked) 22 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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The Solus Project is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
The Solus Project

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Goat Simulator: GoatZ is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Goat Simulator: GoatZ

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

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FarSky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
FarSky

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Miscreated is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Miscreated

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Dead By Daylight is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Dead By Daylight

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

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Sir, You Are Being Hunted is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Sir, You Are Being Hunted

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Friday The 13th: The Game is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Friday The 13th: The Game

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Subterrain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Subterrain

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Rake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Best PC Survival Games On Steam
Rake