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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2,125 549
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

2
1,840 393
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
colklink added 2008

3
1,241 271
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2015

4
1,247 407
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
paul-effinger added 2010

5
622 274
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1996

6
1,083 640
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

7
1,159 546
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

8
526 287
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2005

9
291 120
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added 1998

10
1,224 786
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2009

11
184 84
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

12
346 315
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2009

13
620 480
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

14
207 85
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2008

15
505 434
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

16
297 243
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1998

17
268 266
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2014

18
624 527
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2011

19
133 84
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

20
130 83
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

21
467 383
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

22
133 136
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added

23
94 59
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

24
242 301
Resident Evil 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2012

25
93 63
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2004

26
515 498
Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

27
116 95
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

28
257 340
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

29
68 35
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Hesston Cox added 1997

30
84 57
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

31
81 25
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

32
62 57
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

33
392 397
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2013

34
336 418
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2010

35
302 437
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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82 67
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

37
71 60
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

38
76 68
Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2010

39
288 384
H1Z1 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

40
78 78
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

41
46 55
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

42
57 49
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

43
56 48
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

44
50 65
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

45
65 64
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

46
54 50
Alone in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

47
192 315
7 Days to Die is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
DavidJMarshall added

48
55 55
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2002

49
54 58
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

50
12 1
Dying Light is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
XxArcanosxX added 2014