SURVIVAL GAMES LIST / What is Watchsurvival?
This list is for all survival games that I've discovered or others have pointed out to me for the PC platform. I may expand and cover other platforms in the future. Also keep in mind this list is unbiased and not every game on this list will be considered a good game by everyone, being on this list simply means it is considered a survival game.
The survival genre is starting to blow up incredibly over the past few years and keeps expanding and expanding. I try to cover as much news and updates as I can for several different games but keep in mind I am only one person so every single detail for every game listed may not be covered. At the very least they are all here on this list for all survival game fans to check out for themselves.
Enjoy the list and feel free to contact me if you find any other games that you feel should be included into this list. Please keep in mind for a game to be considered for this list it must include at least a few of the following features. It may not include all of them but a certain amount of standards must be maintained for myself and for the survival fans to consider the game a real survival game.
1. A hunger or thirst or sleep system that must be maintained.
2. A permanent death where the player has only one life to live.
3. A death system that has severe penalties where a player will try hard to avoid death.
4. A scavenge or looting system where the player must find resources in order to strive and survive.
5. No easy way to save and reload quickly to avoid mistakes.
Now anyways, on to the list! All links should now open in a new window when clicked on. Keep in mind this list is always being updated or maintained so check back regularly for new games. These are listed in no particular order other than the new categories I've listed them under.
UPDATE: I've started a little tagging system for the survival games list. I'm going to be using different letters to refer to different things. For the moment I have limited time so I'm only updating with one tag which is the most important one and often requested feature. In the future I will add new tags to help understand the games at a quick glance without having to research every one by yourself. Also feel free to let me know if the status of any game is changed or incorrect. Adding tags also made it easier to organize the list so I've changed the list around to make all the playable games at the top of their categories.
PL = Playable (this means the game is open to the public to play regardless if it is an alpha or beta state or official release or mod anyone should be able to purchase and install/play the game)
WS = Watchsurvival Recommended (Tag for the games owned by WatchSurvival)
Survival games in development or still being updated.
Project Zomboid =PL= WS=
The Dead Linger =PL=WS=
Don't Starve =PL=WS=
7 Days to Die =PL=WS=
State of Decay =PL=WS=
Zafehouse Diaries =PL=
Neo Scavenger =PL=
Under the Ocean & Under the Garden =PL=
Apocalypse Not =PL=
Survivors of Ragnarok =PL=
Forums: ? News: http://www.indiedb.com/games/deriva
Organ Trail =PL=
Edge of Space =PL=
Sir, You Are Being Hunted =PL=
Forums: http://www.indiedb.com/games/raindrop (official forums not found so indiedb page included.)
Marooned: Arkanus Island
Wayfarer: The Outer Reaches
Developer's Blog: http://www.unrealsoftware.de/forum_posts.php?post=330941
Forums: ? (Can discuss on Steam's page)
The Old World
Forums: ? News: http://www.indiedb.com/games/theoldworld/news
Siege of Inaolia
Survivor Forgotten World
Caught in Paradise
Survival Games Classic / Outdated / Dead Projects
Wilderness: A survival Adventure =PL=
Robinson's Requiem & Deus =PL=
Survival: The Ultimate Challenge =PL=
Stranded and Stranded 2 =PL=
Oregon Trail =PL=
Fort Zombie =PL=
Survival Games Roguelike
Dwarf Fortress =PL=
Unreal World =PL=
Rogue Survivor =PL=
Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead =PL=
Timber and Stone =PL=
Survival Games MMO
Dayz (Stand-alone) =PL=WS=
Survivor FPS =PL=
The War Z aka Infestation:Survivor Stories =PL=
Haven & Hearth =PL=
Wurm Online =PL=
The Stomping Land
Dayz (Arma 2 Mod) =PL=WS=