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The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games 

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Updated May 18, 2020 5.4k votes 1.1k voters 35.4k views 31 items

When it comes to good survival games for PlayStation 4, there is a pretty good amount of variety. For that reason, we're ranking the best PS4 survival games, with the help of your votes.

One of the more popular PlayStation 4 games about the staying alive is Fortnite. Released in 2017, this game has you gathering materials to build your own cover as you fight your way to become the last man standing. If you've never tried No Man's Sky, now is a perfect time to pick up this survival game for PS4, since they just released a massive update. Other options include 7 Days To Die, Stardew Valley, and The Long Dark.

Not every survival game on this list is a PS4 original - take Resident Evil 4 for example, which came out in 2005. However, all these survival games are currently available on the PlayStation Store, regardless of release date. Vote up your favorite survival game for PS4, or simply use this list as a recommendation guide if you're looking for more titles to play.

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Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2017 (Studio Wildcard)

Genres (Video game): Survival, Crafting, Sandbox

Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game developed by Studio Wildcard in collaboration with Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement. In ...more

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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2009 (4J Studios)

Genres (Video game): Open world, Action game, Sandbox, Role-playing video game, Survival

Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The ...more

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7 Days to Die is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2013 (The Fun Pimps)

Genres (Video game): Survival, Crafting

7 Days to Die is a survival horror video game set in an open world developed by The Fun Pimps. It was released through Early Access on Steam for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux on December ...more
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The Long Dark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2017 (Hinterland Studio)

Genres (Video game): Survival

The Long Dark is a first-person survival video game developed and published by Hinterland Studio. The player assumes the role of a crash-landed bush pilot who must survive the frigid Canadian ...more
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Dying Light: The Followi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games

Genres (Video game): Survival Horror, Role-Playing

Dying Light: The Following is an expansion pack for the open-world first-person survival horror video game Dying Light. The game was developed by Techland, published by Warner Bros. Interactive ...more
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Conan Exiles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2018 (Funcom)

Genres (Video game): Action-Adventure, Survival

Conan Exiles is a survival video game developed and published by Funcom for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is set in the world of Conan the Barbarian, with the custom ...more

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Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games

Genres (Video game): Action Role-Playing

Fallout 4 is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series, and was released ...more

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No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2016 (Hello Games)

Genres (Video game): Discovery, Survival, Building

No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games. It was released worldwide in August 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows, ...more
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Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2013 (Klei Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Action-Adventure, Survival

Don't Starve is a 2013 action-adventure video game with survival and roguelike elements, developed and published by the indie company Klei Entertainment. The game was initially released via ...more

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Subnautica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Joe Donley added Released: 2018 (Unknown Worlds Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Survival, open-world, action adventure

Subnautica is an open world survival adventure game developed and published by Unknown Worlds Entertainment. It allows the player to freely explore the ocean on an alien planet, known as planet ...more

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Ancestors: The Humankind... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2019 (Panache Digital Games)
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a survival game played from a third-person perspective. In the game, players control a member of a primate clan and have to manage the player character's ...more
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Days Gone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Joe Donley added

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, survival horror

Days Gone is an action-adventure game developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. The game uses Unreal Engine 4. Days Gone is an ...more

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This War of Mine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games

Genres (Video game): Survival

This War of Mine is a war survival video game developed and published by the Polish game development company 11 bit studios. The main goal of the game is to survive the war with the tools and ...more
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Metro Exodus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2019 (4A Games)
Metro Exodus is a first-person shooter video game developed by a Ukrainian Malta-based studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. It is the third installment in the Metro video game series ...more

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DayZ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Joe Donley added Released: 2012 (Dean Hall)

Genres (Video game): Survival horror, Tactical shooter

DayZ is an award winning 2012 multiplayer open world survival horror mod designed by Dean Hall for the 2009 tactical shooter video game ARMA 2 and its 2010 expansion pack, ARMA 2: Operation ...more

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Resident Evil 7: Biohaza... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2017 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Survival Horror

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a 2017 survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. The story follows civilian Ethan Winters as he searches for his wife Mia, which leads him to a ...more
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Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2016 (Concerned Ape)

Genres (Video game): Simulation, role-playing

Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone and published by Chucklefish. The game was released for Microsoft Windows ...more

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Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2014 (The Creative Assembly)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, stealth, survival horror

Alien: Isolation is a survival horror game developed by Creative Assembly and based on the Alien science fiction horror film series. It was published by Sega and released for Windows, ...more

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Outlast 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2017 (Red Barrels)

Genres (Video game): Survival Horror

Outlast 2 (stylized as OU⸸LASTII) is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by Red Barrels. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Outlast, and features a journalist ...more
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Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2005 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Third-person Shooter, Survival horror, Action game, + more

Resident Evil 4, known as Biohazard 4 in Japan, is a survival horror video game developed by Capcom Production Studio 4 and released by multiple publishers, including Capcom, Ubisoft, Nintendo ...more

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H1Z1 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Just Survive is a survival sandbox massively multiplayer online game released in 2015, developed and published by Daybreak Game Company for Microsoft Windows. The game, originally known as H1Z1 ...more
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The Evil Within 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2017 (Tango Gameworks)

Genres (Video game): Survival Horror, Third Person Shooter

The Evil Within 2 is a third-person survival horror video game developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game was ...more
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FAR: Lone Sails is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: May 17 (Okomotive)

Genres (Video game): Exploration, Survival, Vehicle Adventure

FAR: Lone Sails is an exploration adventure video game. In FAR, the player controls the driver of a large vehicle as they search through a post-apocalypse setting. The game's vehicle is a hybrid ...more

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How To Survive 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games

Genres (Video game): Action Role-Playing, Survival Horror

Players play as one of three survivors - the all rounded Kenji, the fast, arczar Abbie or the brawling Jack - shipwrecked on one of four zombie-infested islands that form an archipelago. How to ...more
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Dead Rising 4 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Survival Games
Released: 2016 (Capcom Vancouver)

Genres (Video game): Action-Adventure, Survival

Dead Rising 4 is an action-adventure video game developed by Capcom Vancouver and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. It is the fourth installment in the Dead ...more