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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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1,970 474
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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1,731 328
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
colklink added Fallout 3 2008

3
1,112 203
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Fallout 4 2015

4
1,129 358
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
543 222
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
jaden-long added Resident Evil 1996

6
1,090 497
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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455 235
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
1,030 579
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

9
225 79
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
1,122 718
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Minecraft 2009

11
318 262
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
131 42
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

13
456 390
State of Decay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
State of Decay Jun 05 2013

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579 440
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

15
144 47
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

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594 482
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Dark Souls 2011

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250 208
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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233 224
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 98
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Brian Browning added Fatal Frame

20
91 45
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

21
220 253
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

22
99 64
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

23
66 23
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

24
400 352
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
ARK: Survival Evolved

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498 462
Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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66 30
Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Doom 3 2004

27
70 50
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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62 38
Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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269 407
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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48 22
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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35 28
Dino Crisis 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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306 392
Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Alan Wake 2010

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364 371
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Outlast 2013

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52 32
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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69 56
Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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35 33
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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39 41
Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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268 353
H1Z1 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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45 27
Alone in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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43 32
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
The Thing 2002

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50 44
Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Metro 2033 2010

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40 29
Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

43
222 321
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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28 13
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Hesston Cox added Fallout 1997

45
297 454
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Terraria 2011

46
40 37
System Shock 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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41 39
Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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41 41
Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time

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19 7
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time
Andrew83 added The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011

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27 19
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Survival Games of All Time