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Survival Games

Resource management and living from day to day are staples of this recently blooming genre. Survival games focus on their players doing everything they can to get by in different conditions with varying levels of danger day by day, hour by hour, area by area.

  1. Minecraft icon
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    98 alternatives to Minecraft 

    Minecraft is a sandbox game that revolves around using building blocks to create anything you want. At night, monsters come out; make sure to build a shelter before that happens. The game also has multiplayer capabilities.

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    1.  MultiplayerMinecraft offers a game mode for more than one player.
    2.  ModdableMinecraft can be modified through the installation of external mods.
    3.  Player vs PlayerYou can compete against other real players in Minecraft.
    4.  Single playerMinecraft has one or more single player game modes.
    5.  Online co-opYou can team-up with two or more players over the internet in Minecraft to play cooperatively.
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    No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games.

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    1.  MultiplayerNo Man's Sky offers a game mode for more than one player.
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  3. Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy simulator. You can control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated, persistent world. The world is procedurally generated with distinct civilizations spanning centuries of detailed history, multitude of towns, bodies...

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    Metro (Series)

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    Metro 2033 is a survival horror first-person shooter video game, based on the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. Metro 2033 was developed by 4A Games in Ukraine, and was released on Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in March 2010.

    Represent entire series of Metro games including Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, Metro Redux, Metro Exodus.
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    1.  Single playerMetro has one or more single player game modes.
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  5. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is a first-person shooter video game by the Ukrainian developer GSC Game World, published in 2007. It features an alternate reality theme, where a second nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone in the near...

    Represent entire series of STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl games.
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  6. In the year 2034 nuclear attacks have decimated the Earth and the remaining population is infected by an unknown virus. The infected die within 7 days and soon reanimate becoming blood-thirsty zombies. No one believed it; nobody expected it and nothing can stop it!

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    Based in the Fallout universe, Fallout Shelter has players building the perfect vault to protect dwellers from the apocalyptic Wasteland. Select from a variety of modern-day rooms to turn an excavation beneath 2,000 feet of bedrock into the...

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  8. An alternative to the Java web game "Minecraft Classic" that was listed on the official Minecraft site but taken down in 2016-2017.

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    1.  Single playerClassiCube has one or more single player game modes.
    2.  MultiplayerClassiCube offers a game mode for more than one player.
    3.  ModdableClassiCube can be modified through the installation of external mods.
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  9. The Fun-Focused Free Software Voxel World Game. Voxelands is a sandbox construction game based on Minetest.

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    1.  Single playerVoxelands has one or more single player game modes.
    2.  MultiplayerVoxelands offers a game mode for more than one player.
    Discontinued

    Official website no longer exists and last commit is from a March 2018. See https://gitlab.com/voxelands/voxelands/commits/next

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  10. The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse.

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    1.  ModdableDayZ can be modified through the installation of external mods.
    2.  Player vs PlayerYou can compete against other real players in DayZ.
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  11. Rust is a multi-player, survival video game.

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    1.  MultiplayerRust (Game) offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and its infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process?.

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  13. Oxygen Not Included is a space-colony simulation game. Manage your colonists and help them dig, build and maintain a subterranean asteroid base. You'll need water, warmth, food, and oxygen to keep them alive, and even more than that to keep them happy.

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    Unturned is a sandbox game in the emerging multiplayer apocalypse survival genre. Rather than focusing on being an MMO it provides players with easy systems to sit down and survive the zombie infestation with their friends.

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    1.  MultiplayerUnturned offers a game mode for more than one player.
    2.  Player vs PlayerYou can compete against other real players in Unturned.
    3.  ModdableUnturned can be modified through the installation of external mods.
    4.  Works OfflineUnturned can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  15. In this city-building strategy game, you control a group of exiled travelers who decide to restart their lives in a new land. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland.

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