Making survival games has always been a challenge for developers as they need to create a perfect balance between the game mechanics and keeping is real. While Minecraft has never grown old as a survival game, gamers are interested in trying out something new in the survival genre, which can create the same impact as Minecraft. Here is a list of top survival games that have the largest gaming community in this genre.

Rust

Rust starts as a very simple game which drops you clueless and naked in the middle of nowhere where you start smashing rocks and cutting down trees to build yourself tools and shelter. While you protect yourself, you can get raided by players who have already built themselves some good bases and weaponry. It may seem a bit unfair to fight an armed man with just a stick, but that is how rust is. Once you start building your own things, you will get a hand of the game and start enjoying this unfair means of matchmaking.

Rust

Scum

Scum was introduced in 2018 as an early access game on Steam and the gamers enjoyed its first appearance very much. It is set on a maximum-security prison island where everyone survives alone or with a group. The best part about Scum is the graphics and simulation type gameplay. You can track who you eat and excrete and keep a record for almost everything you carry with you in the game. The game only gets more complicated as you try to understand it more so we suggest that you only start this if you have enough time and patience to go over every little detail that will help your survival.

DayZ

One of the best zombie genre games to play has to be DayZ which offers you pure survival in the apocalypse. There is not much crafting work to do, and the only objective of the game is to survive an open world filled with zombies. However, you need to make sure that you are eating and drinking enough. Also, if you get sick, you die quickly, so you need to pay attention to any symptoms that appear dangerous. It is best to be played with a partner who can back you up in wars with the zombie waves.

DayZ

The Forest

The Forest is a plane crash survivor game that can turn into a bloody cannibalistic world really quick. You start by picking your wreckage from the crash site and build yourself a shelter. Soon you discover that there is a tribe on the island that feeds on human flesh. Your only mission is to not get caught by these food seekers while also keeping yourself fed and hydrated. You will build your own tents and log homes, traps, and resources to keep yourself safe from animals and cannibals. The game has stunning visual and effects and also has a VR version to add more adventure.