Graveyard Shift The Best Survival Games of All Time  

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In a way, most games are about survival, but some focus on that need far more than other games. When looking at survival video games, many have taken it to the next level, requiring you to consider competing goals that you cannot effectively manage perfectly. With our list of survival games, you'll have a guide to the best survival games of all time and you'll be ready to play in the world's fastest growing genre!

Whether you're looking for classics like the Fallout series or S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, there have been plenty of great survival games that put you in the position of one lone person, clinging desperate to life and doing whatever is necessary - including making tough decisions when dealing with innocent people who could get you killed.

Take a look at our list of best survivor games, and vote up the ones you like the best! Vote down the games about survival that aren't worth crossing the post-apocalyptic wasteland to play, and rerank to share your own take on the best survival games ever made.
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2,088 525
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

2
1,807 373
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
colklink added 2008

3
1,205 247
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2015

4
1,206 395
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
paul-effinger added 2010

5
598 258
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1996

6
1,133 532
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

7
502 271
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2005

8
1,066 619
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

9
269 111
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added 1998

10
1,182 770
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2009

11
165 76
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

12
335 303
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2009

13
189 74
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2008

14
611 466
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

15
283 234
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1998

16
497 425
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

17
257 253
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2014

18
612 515
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2011

19
118 71
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

20
446 375
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

21
125 128
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added

22
105 75
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

23
233 289
Resident Evil 6 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2012

24
83 49
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

25
86 54
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2004

26
110 88
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

27
510 490
Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

28
57 52
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

29
56 28
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Hesston Cox added 1997

30
294 431
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

31
327 413
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2010

32
382 390
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2013

33
75 61
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

34
285 375
H1Z1 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

35
65 53
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

36
66 53
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

37
71 63
Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2010

38
56 42
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

39
76 74
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

40
63 20
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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47 59
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

42
42 50
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

43
245 335
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

44
54 46
Alone in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

45
51 43
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

46
53 51
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2002

47
55 59
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

48
37 33
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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47 52
System Shock 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

50
49 54
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time