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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2,175 580
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

2
1,889 418
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
colklink added 2008

3
1,290 302
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2015

4
1,300 427
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
paul-effinger added 2010

5
655 288
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1996

6
1,104 664
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

7
1,179 562
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

8
554 304
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2005

9
321 135
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added 1998

10
1,270 810
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2009

11
204 101
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

12
360 341
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2009

13
628 503
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

14
232 103
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2008

15
521 453
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

16
323 256
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1998

17
162 98
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

18
284 280
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2014

19
502 394
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

20
639 542
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2011

21
140 90
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

22
93 40
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Hesston Cox added 1997

23
107 34
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

24
108 71
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2004

25
102 64
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time