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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2,102 534
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

2
1,816 384
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
colklink added 2008

3
1,220 255
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2015

4
1,220 398
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
paul-effinger added 2010

5
608 264
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1996

6
1,074 625
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

7
1,144 537
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

8
513 277
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2005

9
279 115
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added 1998

10
1,200 777
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2009

11
173 80
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

12
339 309
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2009

13
613 473
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

14
197 78
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2008

15
499 430
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

16
289 237
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1998

17
262 258
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2014

18
616 520
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2011

19
125 76
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

20
454 379
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

21
119 77
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

22
130 131
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added

23
89 54
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

24
238 295
Resident Evil 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2012

25
89 58
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2004

26
512 494
Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

27
113 91
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

28
247 338
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

29
60 55
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

30
60 31
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Hesston Cox added 1997

31
388 394
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2013

32
331 417
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2010

33
297 435
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

34
74 55
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

35
79 65
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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70 23
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

37
287 379
H1Z1 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

38
68 58
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

39
73 67
Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2010

40
76 77
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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56 46
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

42
45 54
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

43
49 64
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

44
54 47
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

45
54 49
Alone in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

46
61 61
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

47
190 313
7 Days to Die is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
DavidJMarshall added

48
53 54
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2002

49
51 56
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

50
38 36
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time