Survival of The Fittest
Some More Survival Stalwarts lighting the way
Ark: Survival Evolved
format: multi this heady mix of sci-fi tech with prehistoric creatures continues to be a popular test for survival game fans. craft, loot and explore your way up the food chain and team up with other wanderers for some epic battles. Ark continues to deliver exciting new content and experiences.
format: pc a new early access release that’s getting a lot of attention, SCUM places you on an island as a convicted criminal left to fight for your life against other convicts for the entertainment of the public. it has crazy levels of customisation and measures things like metabolism.
format: pc unknown Worlds entertainment’s offering leans more on exploration than survival as it drops you on an alien, water-dominated world and you are left to try and piece together a life for yourself. the ecosystem is stunning and the technology you can craft is really interesting.
no MAN’S Sky
format: multi recently given a new lease of life with its Next update and launch on xbox one, No Man’s Sky is a great example of how a survival experience can grow and improve with the right updates and community feedback. it’s now a much richer and involved experience.
format: multi one of the original breakout survival hits, Don’t Starve has seen some interesting spin-off adaptations and remains one of the most challenging and varied survival games around even though it’s essentially a 2d game playing against 3d competition. it just goes to show systems and mechanics mean more than graphics.