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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2,104 535
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

2
1,819 385
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
colklink added 2008

3
1,222 256
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2015

4
1,223 399
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
paul-effinger added 2010

5
609 266
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1996

6
1,074 628
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

7
1,144 539
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

8
514 278
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2005

9
279 116
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added 1998

10
1,202 778
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2009

11
174 81
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

12
341 310
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2009

13
614 474
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

14
199 79
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2008

15
500 430
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

16
289 238
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 1998

17
262 259
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2014

18
616 521
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2011

19
126 77
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

20
455 379
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

21
119 78
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

22
130 132
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added

23
89 55
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

24
238 296
Resident Evil 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added 2012

25
512 495
Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

26
89 59
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2004

27
113 92
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

28
248 338
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 32
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Hesston Cox added 1997

31
388 395
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2013

32
298 435
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

33
331 417
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
2010

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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71 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
48 55
System Shock 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time