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Looking for some nice survival games!

I'd say DayZ has been my top game for a while. But I've grown tired of it (and of all the running lol). It's been fun, hundreds of hours spent, but the standalone is probably never coming out and it's time to move on.
I don't want to try The War Z, I have not tried it but I don't want to either.

I have tried Don't Starve, Terraria and Minecraft, Project Zomboid. Anything else?
Not games like RE, Alan Wake or Fallout, etc. I've played those and I don't consider them to be survival games.

I also feel like I'm too limited because I'm using Steam. I have no idea what other games are coming out that are not on Steam.
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What genre survival? FPS? 3rd person?

FPS games....
Killing Floor , is pretty fun blasting those zombies!

Cry of Fear (free to play mod) downloaded it on steam havent tried it yet...its HL2 survival mod

Amnesia The Dark Cresent (2), theres also Amnesia 1

Half LIfe 2

Theres a game coming out called....The Forest...its looks pretty sweet!!! its survival with monsters




are you limited to PC?

my favorite survival games are NON PC, PS1 Resident evil 1-3 tonguesmiley.gif
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Stalker series? those are survival right?
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  • Modded S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. Use this for SoC, this for Clear Sky, and this for CoP when it comes out. CoP Misery is one of the best survival games.
  • Modded Fallout 3 and New Vegas. If you don't consider them to be survival games, then you haven't played them with these mods on the hardest difficulty (with hardcore enabled in NV). They're some of the very best survival games out there. The survival might be so hardcore that you'll be totally overwhelmed by the challenge, especially in modded FO3.
  • Modded Skyrim
  • Metro 2033
  • Metro: Last Light
  • Miasmata
  • Killing Floor
  • No More Room in Hell (better than KF as a survival game). It's a mod that requires Source SDK Base 2007 to be installed, I don't know if it requires any actual Source games.

d33r gave you some great recommendations: Cry of Fear which started out as a HL1 mod (not HL2), but is now a free game on Steam. There's only one Amnesia game out right now, I don't think it has the lengths of survival gameplay you're looking for (the same for Penumbra). There's also a mod called Underhell on the way. It has greater attention to detail than most games, and has some very promising survival gameplay features. The prologue has minimal survival features, so just wait for Chapter 1 which will have a revised prologue.
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Thanks for the tips but none of those games are what I'm looking for.

It doesn't matter if it's a FPS or not, action or turn based RPG/strategy. PC only.
I'm looking for pure survival, where you start with nothing and then collect gear. Preferably where you lose everything when you die.
Like DayZ, or Terraria, or Don't Starve, or Dungeons of Dredmor.
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steam game called don't starve. very addictive
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I'm looking for pure survival, where you start with nothing and then collect gear. Preferably where you lose everything when you die.

Aside from that preference, the games I listed have that. Modded Fallout and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. might remind you of Day Z in terms of gameplay, except you don't lose everything when you die (but if you want, you can just discard everything when you die lol). Miasmata is pure survival, and that upcoming game called "The Forest" that d33r mentioned is worth checking out.
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Minecraft Survival Mode , you practically start out with nothing biggrin.gif You could try Silent Hill 4 but it's more of a Horror Survival .
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Smart move avoiding War Z. When their servers aren't under attack and you can actually play you'll just wonder why they didn't name it PK War.
    
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