The best games for surviving against the odds. 

The best survival games on PC to play in 2022

For the full Web Story experience, please click the speaker icon to unmute slides. 

V Rising

Being immortal you wouldn't think vampires would need to worry about survival. In V Rising though, your bloodsucker has to contend with resource gathering, base building, and staying out of direct sunlight.


Turns out swimming in an ocean filled with alien beasties is kinda dangerous. Who knew? Build habitats and a fleet of subs as you admire coral reefs, sea caves and cavernous trenches. 


Size matters... especially when you're teeny and being chased by a spider the size of a truck. With flowers the height of skyscrapers, surviving in this colossal garden elicits both awe and anguish. 

Project Zomboid

Loot buildings, craft gear, farm and fish, fight zombies and struggle with everything from injuries to disease to boredom in this hardcore but hugely engrossing survival game.


A massive procedurally generated world, fearsome boss fights, and excellent base-building make this Viking survival sim stand out. Solo play is great, but Valheim really shines in co-op.

Escape from Tarkov

A brutal and hyper-realistic shooter all about hoarding and managing loot. Escape from Tarkov is a savage evolution of survival games with just a pinch of battle royale thrown in for flavor.


You may have heard of it.  As a survival game, Minecraft is still excellent, with well-implemented hunger and thirst systems, and incredibly robust crafting and building. 


Inspired by Dwarf Fortress, this management sim revolves around looking after a colony. Everything from disease, weather events to alien attacks can cause chaos in this cutesy world.


Bitingly addictive crisis managment in a frozen world. With a handful of cold, hungry people, you need to build a working city inside a snow-filled crater heated only by a huge coal furnace.

Read the full article at