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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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1,956 469
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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1,716 326
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
colklink added Fallout 3 2008

3
1,105 193
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Fallout 4 2015

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1,111 358
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
paul-effinger added Fallout: New Vegas 2010

5
531 220
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 1996

6
1,078 496
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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1,025 570
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

8
442 233
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 4 2005

9
213 76
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added Resident Evil 2 1998

10
1,118 706
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Minecraft 2009

11
312 259
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 5 2009

12
120 38
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

13
452 379
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
State of Decay Jun 05 2013

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574 429
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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590 475
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Dark Souls 2011

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131 46
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

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244 207
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Fallout 2 1998

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227 218
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added The Evil Within 2014

19
109 94
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added Fatal Frame

20
218 243
Resident Evil 6 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 6 2012

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99 57
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

22
396 344
ARK: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
ARK: Survival Evolved

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496 454
Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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79 44
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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57 21
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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59 27
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Doom 3 2004

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70 43
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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268 400
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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268 346
H1Z1 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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33 27
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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353 370
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Outlast 2013

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37 36
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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294 391
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Alan Wake 2010

34
63 51
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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53 37
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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41 21
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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29 31
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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43 31
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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47 40
Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Metro 2033 2010

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220 316
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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37 26
Alone in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

42
39 31
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
The Thing 2002

43
296 449
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Terraria 2011

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38 33
System Shock 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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41 38
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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39 38
Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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41 43
Penumbra: Overture is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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37 35
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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23 12
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Hesston Cox added Fallout 1997

50
32 29
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time