Updated at: 07-06-2023 - By: Leo Hall
Do you enjoy survival games as much as we do? Here is an up-to-date compilation of the most anticipated survival games arriving in the near future.

If the prospect of relying solely on your wits to stay alive piques your interest, then you’re likely to enjoy playing some of the best survival games of the year.

Throughout 2022 and beyond, there will be a wide variety of exciting games to play, from open-world sandboxes to survival horror.

The best upcoming survival games for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch will be featured in this roundup.

Keep checking back for updates, and let us know if there are any forthcoming games that we haven’t included on this list.

V Rising

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Windows Is The Platform

If you’ve been waiting for Vampire: The Masquerade 2, you can add V Rising to your list of vampire-themed video games coming out soon.

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You play the part of a vampire that has been dormant for hundreds of years but has now awoken to reclaim their throne.

In order to stay alive, players must plunder nearby towns for “food” and other supplies, repair their crumbling castle, and train humans to serve them.

All of this is presented in a fresh and stylized visual style, enhanced by online multiplayer support, which you can try out in advance by registering for a beta.

The Day Before

Date of Publication: June 21, 2022

Next year, players of The Day Before, an upcoming open-world MMO, will face off against flesh-eating infected and unreliable survivors in a post-pandemic United States.

After waking up with amnesia, your character will go on a mission to find out what happened while also looking for food and water.

A beautiful world has been thrown into chaos, and you must explore it, searching through abandoned vehicles, homes, and buildings for weapons and supplies.

Despite the lack of an official release date, the game’s current state of polish has left us wondering if the final product will maintain this level of quality.

Sons of the Forest

Due out in October of 2022

Microsoft Windows

If you haven’t heard of it, The Forest is a terrifying survival game that puts an emphasis on crafting and combat with surprisingly smart AI foes.

The story is fairly nonlinear, as is typical of survival games, but there is plenty of meat on the bones for those who are curious about the game’s fauna and flora.

The sequel, apparently being developed by Endnight Games, will feature new characters and events set on another mysterious island.

Sons of the Forest will feature improved visuals and gameplay, as well as a greater emphasis on teamwork than the original game, which only supported online multiplayer after its initial release.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

Due out on December 8th, 2022.

Microsoft Windows and Xbox One S

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games are well-known for their realistic depiction of post-apocalyptic open worlds.

Despite their obvious similarities to the Metro and Fallout RPG series, development on the series halted after only three games.

In S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, players will explore “The Zone,” a radioactive wasteland near the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

The high radiation levels in the area give the scavengers special powers that help them get around and fight.

Frostpunk 2

The exact date of release is currently unknown.

Windows Is The Platform

After the incredible success of 11-bit Studios’ city-builder survival game Frostpunk, a sequel was inevitable.

You play as the mayor of a brand new metropolis on the verge of collapse in Frostpunk 2, which is set 30 years after the apocalyptic blizzard that plunged humanity into hardship.

Finding a new source of power in the form of oil while navigating political divisions within your community will be necessary to ensure the survival of your population.

Players, like those in the original, will have to make difficult choices along the way to help ensure a brighter future for humanity.

Winter Survival Simulator

Currently, we don’t have a release date.

Windows Is The Platform

You probably share our enthusiasm for the most outlandish simulation games available on the personal computer.

Among these is the upcoming survival simulator Winter Survival Simulator, in which players face the elements of Mount Washington State Park.

With no way to contact help and no food or water, you’ll need to work around the clock to stay alive in the freezing cold and among the hostile wildlife.

A release date has not been announced by developer Drago Entertainment, but a demo is available for play right now on Steam.


Date of Publication: Not Yet Determined

Windows Is The Platform

Ixion is a promising space opera game that aims to combine city-building, survival elements, and unrestricted exploration.

You play the role of the Tiqqun space station’s Administrator, tasked with the mission of finding a new habitable planet for humanity.

Players will explore the galaxy for new resources and habitable planets while keeping the station running smoothly.

As you progress through the game, you’ll come across random events and other survivors who are willing to help you out.

Hazel Sky

To Be Announced: Release Date

Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

You play the part of a young engineer in Hazel Sky, and it’s your job to help him survive the perils of an uninhabited island.

Your quest requires you to scour the island for discarded components that can be used to assemble incredible mechanical marvels.

We expect there to be many surprises as you work to construct a device that will help you leave the island and return home safely.

Despite Hazel Sky’s focus on mechanics, the story is intriguing, and we look forward to finding out more about the game’s protagonist, Shane.

Wild West Dynasty

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Windows Is The Platform

Wild West Dynasty is an interesting game to keep an eye on because it combines elements of cowboy games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and survival management sims.

The goal of the game is to establish one’s own ranch while braving the dangers of the Old West.

The game features a story mode with hundreds of missions, as well as the ability to create and customize a town and ride a horse.

While additional information is currently scarce, the developer Virtual Magic has promised to share more in the first few months of 2019.

System Shock Redux

Time of Publication: To Be Announced

System requirements: Not Known

The original System Shock was released in 1994, and it received high marks for its expansive 3D environments and realistic physics.

Despite its brief popularity, the series is now remembered for pioneering new standards in the first-person genre.

Thankfully, a remake funded by backers is in development by studio Night Dive Studios, which hopes to revive the original.

In the remake, we’ll once again take control of a clever hacker as they investigate a space station full of terrifying creatures and a malicious artificial intelligence named SHODAN.


Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Endling spins a bleak tale of a near future in which ecosystems around the world have collapsed due to human activity.

The player assumes the role of the planet’s lone fox in this 3D side-scrolling game about humanity’s destructive tendencies.

You must do whatever it takes to provide for your puppies in a dangerous and unforgiving environment where food and shelter are in short supply.

However, everything falls apart when one of your puppies is stolen and you have to use its scent to find the perpetrator.

Survival Machine

The date of release is currently unknown.

Windows Is The Platform

Grape Pickers’ third-person open world survival co-op game Survival Machine also shows promise.

In it, you and your companions travel through a world that’s constantly changing in a humongous vehicle that doubles as your home base.

The objective of the game is to defend the machine from an army of zombies that attacks it every night.

While you’re out discovering the world, you can arm your machine with cannons, spikes, and other traps, and you can also make weapons and armor to protect yourself with.

Survival Machine on Steam

Occupy Mars: The Game

Discharge Date: Not Yet Determined

Windows Is The Platform

Occupy Mars is a survival game with a very technical gameplay system, which may appeal to you.

The goal of the game is to discover the Red Planet and set up a colony there so that humanity can continue to thrive.

Your missions will include, but are not limited to: establishing and expanding your base, exploring the surrounding area, collecting materials, cultivating crops, producing oxygen, and much more.

The game is realistic and simulated, but not unforgiving, so you can expect to die a lot as you learn the ropes of Mars colonization.

Deathverse: Let It Die

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Versions: PS4, PS5, and PC

Supertrick Games’ 2016 game Let It die will have a sequel in the form of Deathverse: Let It Die, a multiplayer survival action game.

It’s a survival game show called “Death Jamboree,” and it pits players against each other.

Gameplay involves using a robotic device named Wilson to assume different forms in order to outwit and outlast other players in a virtual world known as the Deathverse.

The Wilson is a versatile weapon that can be transformed into a drone, shield, or even a modified stun gun.


Date of Publication: Still Undetermined

Windows Is The Platform

There’s room for two micro-scale survival games, and while we adore Grounded, it’s fun to imagine what it would be like to be shrunk down and given free reign over a huge backyard.

If you want to see the best of what Smalland has to offer, though, you’ll have to endure dangerous environments and fight off spiders, birds, rats, lizards, and more.

You can make your own armor, weapons, shelter, and tools like mountable bugs thanks to the wealth of hidden resources at your disposal.

Using the various workshops in your camp, which can be improved over time, you can also tailor your clothing to acquire unique resistances and abilities.

State of Decay 3

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Microsoft Windows and Xbox One S

An Xbox One and PC installment of the State of Decay zombie survival horror series is in the works.

If the announcement trailer for State of Decay 3 is any indication, developer Undead Labs is well on its way to creating the “ultimate” zombie survival simulation.

Fans can expect to face off against more human zombies and a brand new foe: zombie deers.

With next-gen hardware and significantly reduced load times, we expect the game’s visuals to improve significantly.

The Callisto Protocol

Date of Publication Not Yet Determined

Available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One X/S.

The Callisto Protocol is an upcoming survival horror game developed by Striking Distance Studios that takes inspiration from genre classics like System Shock and Dead Space.

It challenges players to break out of the high-security Black Iron Prison while also uncovering a plethora of gruesome mysteries.

The goal of the game is to raise the bar for interactive horror as a whole while also providing players with a terrifying and exciting experience.

In addition, we now know that, for some reason, it shares a universe with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Dead Space Remake

Date of Availability Unknown

Available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One X/S.

The official Dead Space remake is in the works at Motive Studios, which we’d also like to highlight.

It’s been far too long since EA’s classic sci-fi horror survival shooter Dead Space was last updated in 2013.

The remake’s redesigned assets, updated visual effects, and expanded dialogue will give the original from 2008 a new lease on life.

Story-wise, however, not much has changed: engineer Isaac Clarke boards a rusting mining ship and discovers that its crew has mutated into hideous monsters.


When it will be released: Not Yet Determined

Windows Is The Platform

Pocketpair Games, best known for Craftopia, has an upcoming open-world RPG called Palworld, and it’s somewhere between weird and genuinely exciting.

You can tame a wide variety of creatures called “Pals” in this unique take on the survival crafting genre, which is clearly inspired by the Pokemon series.

The monsters you capture have unique abilities that can be useful in combat, agriculture, construction, fishing, and other activities.

The concept of Palworld is intriguing, even if it is a little disconcerting to see cute animals coexisting with weapons like shotguns and assault rifles and even rocket launchers.

Level Zero

Time of Publication Announcement

Microsoft Windows

Level Zero is a multiplayer online survival horror game that takes inspiration from games like Alien: Isolation.

While the monsters relentlessly pursue and try to kill them, the humans’ primary objective is to repair the space station they are currently on.

It is up to the players to decide when and where to use the unique skills and equipment that both sides have at their disposal.

Keep this one in mind for later this year if you’re looking for a multiplayer game with lots of action and rivalry.


The much-awaited sequel to ARK: Survival Evolved, simply titled “ARK 2,” is on the horizon. This sequel, due out in 2022, will vastly improve upon its predecessor in every way imaginable. This time around, there’s an actual plot involving Vin Diesel.

It’s worth noting that Epic Games is the series’ owner, so with the success of Fortnite and the massive amount of money the studio now has at its disposal, we can hopefully expect a well-funded installment in the ARK series this time around.

We can all agree that the original ARK game had some rough spots, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the sequel will improve upon its predecessor’s shortcomings and provide us with a well-rounded dinosaur survival experience.

  • Wildcard Studio, the publisher
  • System Requirements: Xbox X|S and PC
  • Date of Publication: 2022

Forever Skies

In Forever Skies, a catastrophic ecological event wreaked havoc on Earth. Hundreds of years after leaving Earth for space, you return to start over. You design and construct your own cutting-edge airship in an effort to save your family from a mysterious illness.

Forever Skies will be available on Steam in early access form soon, and during that time, the game will undergo a number of significant updates. Which, obviously, is never a good thing.

  • Far From Home Publishing Co.
  • PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and PC
  • Time of Publication: 2022

Red Frost

Therefore, the Forest came to mind frequently while I was reading up on Red Frost. This is because, despite the survival elements, there is also a story to it.

The game is a first-person survival experience with a strong narrative and some genuinely scary moments. You find yourself in a post-apocalyptic Russia, where the winters are brutal.

The game features crafting and exploration, but as I mentioned before, it also has a horror element. From what I’ve gathered, the world is also populated by mutant or zombie-like creatures.

Wild Planet

I was intrigued by Wild Planet because of its promise of a soothing survival experience.

This game reminds me of Astroneer in its atmosphere. If a survival game can be fun and relaxing at the same time, I’m all for it.

Your spaceship has crashed on a planet, and you are learning its history and culture over the course of 90 days.

The Earth will deteriorate and transform during those ninety days, and the world will look very different once the cycle is over. When new dungeons are added, the world around them shifts as well.

Despite the lack of a set release date at the moment, I plan on keeping an eye on this.

The Wild at Heart

To me, Wild at Heart looks like a mix between the graphics and movement of Don’t Starve and the elements of controlling little Pikmin-like creatures to advance the gameplay, if you’re familiar with the old Pikman Nintendo games.

If Wild at Heart is anything like Don’t Starve with added game mechanics from Pikmin, then it will be one to look out for when it is released in 2021.

Moon Village

So, Moon Village is a space simulation game, and while not much is known about it just yet, the developers have promised that players will be able to construct their own launch rockets, land and orbital stations, and vehicles with which to explore the moon.

There isn’t much information available about the game at the moment, and it doesn’t have a release date either, but based on the information we do have, it has the makings of a fun survival game.

Frozen Flame

In the multiplayer role-playing game Frozen Flame, players can create their own items, battle monsters, and construct their very own stronghold.

What I’ve seen of the game’s larger boss creatures is impressive; each one appears to require a unique strategy.

There are underground caverns to explore, and players gain experience using a flame-based leveling system. Like Dark Souls’ soul system, you gain flame as you kill more monsters and finish more quests, and it appears you can lose the flame you already have.

This is one that I will undoubtedly be anticipating when it is released in late 2020.


This is a game that has my undivided attention. TinkerTown, then, is a co-op survival sandbox. You can learn a lot of the backstory by crafting, constructing, and exploring dungeons.

The game appears to be similar to Terraria, albeit with a different look and mechanics, and features an underworld where you face various bosses.

The full game is coming out soon (maybe even really soon), and in the meantime, there’s a free demo you can try out. I’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.


Finally, I’d like to discuss the game Icarus. In this multiplayer experience, you’ll find yourself on a distant planet.

There’s a strong emphasis on crafting, and you can also build bases and do other crafting. You create tools, and I assume you intend to use them to leave Earth.

The fact that it will be completely free to play is also crucial. I’ll definitely be picking this up when it comes out, even though there isn’t a concrete release date just yet.

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Stealth Kills

Fighting zombies and other wild enemies head-on is not your only option. Instead, you can switch to stealth mode and either avoid detection altogether or deal significantly more damage.

To enter stealth mode, select the crouch icon at the screen’s bottom left. The ‘C’ key on your keyboard will become the crouch button whenever you use BlueStacks. BlueStacks’s Game Controls menu allows you to alter this mapping.

When in stealth mode, your character moves much more slowly but is less noticeable to foes. Furthermore, the damage output of their currently equipped weapon is increased instantly. To see how much damage a weapon does in stealth mode, navigate to your backpack, click on the weapon in question, and then click the “Tap for more” button. The name “Stealth Attack” describes the damage done in stealth mode. The icon for a sneak attack depicts an adversary being backstabbed.

While in stealth mode, you can still be seen by an enemy if you suddenly move in front of them. Once you are spotted by an adversary, your stealth abilities will immediately cease to function. Your weapon’s damage value will revert to its normal level at that time. Stealth mode is used to sneak up behind an enemy and deal massive damage, or to sneak past them entirely.

Trading With the Sheriff and Armorer

When the Observation Tower’s level is raised to 2, a new area known as the Sheriff’s Office becomes available. The sheriff and the armorer are the only two people still alive at this location. These two survivors will give you supplies and possibly weapons if you help them out.

Depending on what you bring to the Sheriff’s office in exchange for the required items, you may receive food or clothing. Only one of the three benefits he offers is available to you. The items he requests are commonly found as dropped loot from zombies and other wild creatures (such as wolves and boars). The Sheriff will reward you more generously for completing his missions if you rise in his leaderboards.

The Armorer is similar to a more powerful version of the Sheriff in that he provides significantly better rewards, but at the cost of making them much more difficult to obtain. The Armorer’s three roles are crafting, the Exchange Offer, and Armorer’s Quests.

Armorer’s Quests have you searching for a specific enemy body part. The quest will tell you exactly where to find the necessary component. If you complete this quest, the Armorer will reward you with a powerful weapon component. When combined with other components, the Armorer can create a devastating weapon.

The Exchange Offer is very similar to the Sheriff’s missions, minus the leaderboards. Although the Armorer’s rewards are higher than the Sheriff’s, the item he requests is typically much harder to come by.

The Armorer is capable of creating legendary items that your character is not, such as the Skullcrusher, Hellfire, and the Golden Blood Gun. You need only supply him with the necessary components. You can get some of these components by completing Armorer’s Quests, and you can get others by traveling to specific spots on the map.

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Managing Resources

It’s easy to get disorganized in Days After: Survival Games as your resource collection progresses. Having everything you own crammed into a single storage container is a surefire way to give yourself a headache. Here are some methods you can use to better manage your resources.

Create a dedicated storage area

  • Locate a vacant piece of land in your home base that is still close to your residence and construct additional bases there. If you want to build a wooden base, you’ll need at least 10 pine logs and 10 blades of grass. Your personal storage space is now permanently located here. It is optional to surround it with walls, windows, and doors.
  • Create several wooden crates in the crafting menu. It takes 5 pine logs, 5 stones, and 5 grasses to make 1 wooden crate. When you’re done making things, set one crate on top of each of your bases.
  • Put your supplies in their respective containers. One crate can hold everything from food to medicine, while another can hold clothing and weapons.
  • Give each box a distinct identity by designating a name, icon, and color.
  • To make changes to a crate, open it.
  • Select the settings cog in the left-hand menu.
  • Select an icon, color, and label that best represent the contents of the box. No accents or other symbols may be used in the name.

Store resources in upgradeable home base buildings

  • Get yourself to the Observation Tower, or any other upgradable facility in your base.
  • Keep in mind the time and money that will be needed to upgrade that structure.
  • Gather the necessary materials for upgrades from your stockpile or random locations.
  • Click the arrow button at the bottom of the screen to move your resources from the designated storage area to the facility that will be upgraded.
  • The necessary upgrade materials will be moved to a “separate storage area” at the facility immediately.
  • Your selections will remain in the menu even after you close it. The building is put to extended storage use.
  • Remember the supplies that were kept in that building. You can’t customize the naming, coloring, and organization of your resources like you can with crates.