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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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1,984 476
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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1,733 331
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
colklink added Fallout 3 2008

3
1,118 206
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Fallout 4 2015

4
1,132 361
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
paul-effinger added Fallout: New Vegas 2010

5
548 226
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 1996

6
1,094 500
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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460 239
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 4 2005

8
1,036 581
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

9
229 83
Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added Resident Evil 2 1998

10
1,125 722
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Minecraft 2009

11
320 266
Resident Evil 5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 5 2009

12
133 45
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

13
461 394
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
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581 442
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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147 49
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

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596 485
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Dark Souls 2011

17
252 210
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Fallout 2 1998

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237 225
The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added The Evil Within 2014

19
115 101
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added Fatal Frame

20
93 47
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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221 257
Resident Evil 6 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 6 2012

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100 66
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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68 26
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

24
403 353
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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499 465
Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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67 32
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Doom 3 2004

27
64 40
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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71 53
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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272 408
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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49 24
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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37 31
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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366 373
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Outlast 2013

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72 57
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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54 33
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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38 35
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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307 395
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Alan Wake 2010

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42 42
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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271 353
H1Z1 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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45 29
Alone in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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54 45
Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Metro 2033 2010

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45 33
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
The Thing 2002

42
43 30
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

43
226 321
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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30 14
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Hesston Cox added Fallout 1997

45
300 454
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Terraria 2011

46
44 40
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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22 8
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Andrew83 added The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011

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44 43
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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40 39
System Shock 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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29 20
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time