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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2,013 484
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

2
1,755 337
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
colklink added Fallout 3 2008

3
1,140 212
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Fallout 4 2015

4
1,150 365
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
558 233
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 1996

6
1,103 506
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

7
467 246
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
1,046 584
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

9
237 88
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
1,135 732
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Minecraft 2009

11
325 272
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
140 51
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

13
589 446
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

14
467 401
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

The Greatest Survival Horror Games of All Time

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153 55
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

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599 492
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Dark Souls 2011

17
261 215
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Fallout 2 1998

18
243 231
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
119 107
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added Fatal Frame

20
98 52
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

21
224 265
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

The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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414 357
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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102 70
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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71 31
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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73 35
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Doom 3 2004

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501 471
Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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83 61
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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68 43
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

10 Real People Who Survived Horror Movie Situations

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278 412
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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42 38
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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58 36
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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73 58
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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373 374
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Outlast 2013

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51 28
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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312 397
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Alan Wake 2010

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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43 45
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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37 35
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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275 357
H1Z1 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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50 32
Alone in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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37 15
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Hesston Cox added Fallout 1997

41
58 49
Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Metro 2033 2010

42
47 32
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

The Hardest Video Games To Complete

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48 36
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
The Thing 2002

44
30 11
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Andrew83 added The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011

45
234 324
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

46
51 42
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

47
304 458
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Terraria 2011

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31 21
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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42 41
System Shock 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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45 47
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time