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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2,123 542
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

2
1,835 389
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
colklink added 2008

3
1,235 267
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2015

4
1,241 404
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
paul-effinger added 2010

5
619 270
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1996

6
1,082 636
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

7
1,157 542
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

8
522 284
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2005

9
287 118
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added 1998

10
1,215 785
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2009

11
180 83
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

12
344 313
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2009

13
617 478
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

14
206 82
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2008

15
503 433
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

16
292 241
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1998

17
267 263
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2014

18
623 523
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2011

19
130 80
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

20
129 81
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

21
464 382
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

22
132 135
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added

23
94 57
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

24
241 299
Resident Evil 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2012

25
515 496
Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

26
91 61
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2004

27
115 94
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

28
255 340
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

29
64 33
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Hesston Cox added 1997

30
62 56
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

31
81 56
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

32
78 24
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

33
391 397
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2013

34
334 418
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2010

35
300 437
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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81 67
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

37
288 381
H1Z1 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

38
70 60
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

39
74 68
Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2010

40
77 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
56 48
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

43
50 65
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

44
55 48
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

45
54 50
Alone in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

46
63 64
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

47
190 315
7 Days to Die is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
DavidJMarshall added

48
54 55
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2002

49
53 58
Dead Rising is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

50
240 381
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Cher... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time