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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
2,215 610
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2
1,917 444
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
colklink added Oct 28 2008
3
1,320 335
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2015
4
1,336 447
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
paul-effinger added 2010
5
679 307
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1996
6
1,123 688
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
7
1,201 581
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
8
584 323
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2005
9
345 152
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added 1998
10
1,326 829
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2009
11
220 116
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
12
254 114
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2008
13
645 518
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2012
14
371 360
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Mar 05 2009
15
532 470
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
16
329 270
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1998
17
179 107
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
18
299 292
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2014
19
529 405
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
20
154 97
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
21
650 552
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2011
22
128 39
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
23
104 47
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Hesston Cox added 1997
24
117 71
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
25
117 78
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2004