Total Nerd 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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2,053 497
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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1,781 352
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
colklink added Fallout 3 2008

3
1,165 230
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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1,171 382
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

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581 246
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 1996

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1,120 518
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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485 259
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 4 2005

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1,056 600
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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257 98
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

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155 62
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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333 286
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

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1,152 753
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Minecraft 2009

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173 62
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

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484 410
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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601 456
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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271 224
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Fallout 2 1998

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605 504
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Dark Souls 2011

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252 240
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

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106 62
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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123 118
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added Fatal Frame

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228 278
Resident Evil 6 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 6 2012

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426 368
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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78 40
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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105 80
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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80 47
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Doom 3 2004

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95 69
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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506 481
Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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44 14
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Andrew83 added The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011

10 Real People Who Survived Horror Movie Situations

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48 46
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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72 53
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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283 423
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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63 43
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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320 404
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Alan Wake 2010

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377 383
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Outlast 2013

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76 66
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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41 43
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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280 365
H1Z1 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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53 37
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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44 22
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Hesston Cox added Fallout 1997

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44 53
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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64 57
Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Metro 2033 2010

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52 40
Alone in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived

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59 49
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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50 39
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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238 330
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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

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309 465
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Terraria 2011

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46 49
System Shock 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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

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33 29
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time