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DayZ is described as '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' and is a Survival Game in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to DayZ for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Steam, Mac, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Metro. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Unturned or starve.io. Other DayZ like games are Rust (Game), Wasteland, 7 Days to Die and Escape From Tarkov.

DayZ alternatives are mainly Survival Games but may also be Open World Games or Battle Royale Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DayZ.
This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021
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  1. Metro (Series)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Epic Games Store
    • Steam
    • Playstation
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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.
    This alternative is disputed. Metro is still a legitimate alternative to DayZ, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  2. Rust (Game)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Steam

    Rust is a multi-player, survival video game.



  3. Wasteland (Series)

    • Windows

    Wasteland was originally developed by Interplay, and spawned the creation of the Fallout series. The game was published by Electronic Arts. inXile Entertainment, is planning on remastering the original version that was created by Interplay.

    Represent entire series of Wasteland games including Wasteland, Wasteland 2, Wasteland 3, Wasteland: Remastered.
  4. 7 Days to Die

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Steam

    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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    In this game you need to be smart and know how to survive in some situations like in DayZ.

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  5. 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.



  6. starve.io (Series)

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Starve.io is a survival game. You have to survive the cold and hunger, hunt animals and collect some resources to live as long as you can !

    Represent entire series of starve.io games.
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    Technically complete dissimilar, but voting it down because it's an annoying and laggy game. The idea is good, but need to increase the performance drastically and don't make the menus to restart so annoying when you're going to die every 2 minutes at most everytime as a beginner.

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  7. Incessant warfare in Tarkov has sparked massive panic; the local population has fled the city, but those who stayed are looking to improve their fortunes at the expense of others. Well-armed gangs started the redivision of the city.

  8. Garena Free Fire

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
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    A group of people from different background and classes were brought to an isolated island by a mysterious organization called 'FF'. They were told only 1 people can leave this island alive.

  9. Devast.io

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Devast.io – a new post-apocalyptic io game in the genre of survival.

  10. H1Z1 is a fast-paced, highly competitive, battle royale shooter. Parachute in and search for weapons, ammo, vehicles and supplies to stay alive. MAKE EVERY BODY COUNT.

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    this is a battle royal game, not a zombie survival game

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