We’ve been battered by wave after wave of survival romps since Minecraft popularised the genre, with its deadly nights and groaning zombies, almost a decade ago. In its wake, we’ve been introduced to a cavalcade of punishing, persistent environments intent on putting us in an early grave. The masochistic impulse to put ourselves through the ringer for entertainment has spread to RPGs, management games, cosmic sandboxes and more than a few horror games, so even if you don’t fancy punching rocks and trees while wandering around in the wilderness, you might still find a survival game to tickle your fancy. With that in mind, this greatest hits list is quite broad and includes plenty of hybrids, though I’ve drawn the line at Amnesia-style survival horror. A few early access games have also made the cut, though only those that could halt development today and still be worth playing. You can change pages using the previous/next buttons above and below the text on each … [Read more...] about The 20 best survival games on PC
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Battle Royale is a new genre, in which most probably you’ll be on an island with other 99 people, where everyone is fighting to survive, killing others to get loot, ammo and killing everyone until you are the last man standing. This genre became popular at the end of 2017 Due to the influence of Battlegrounds PlayerUnknowns Battleground. After PUBG, Fortnite took this genre to an upper level. If you are enjoying these games and you think you want more of this then we are going to tell you about the most amazing Battle Royale games you can play right now. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds PUBG is the first of the few in this genre which received a lot of attention and it is still one of the best battle royale games today, You’ll start by jumping out of a plane with a parachute on an island, the only way to survive is to stay alive. PUBG consists of buildings ruins in a gigantic map in which you can cover the distance by traveling using a car or a truck while running over … [Read more...] about Best Battle Royale Games You Can Play Right Now
With the release date for State of Decay 2 finally set for May 23 after years of quiet development, I decided to revisit the original. I installed the game, played for a while (I had already finished the vanilla campaign back in 2013), and concluded that this is definitely still the best zombie game ever. Yes, I know that article makes a different choice for No. 1. Let me clarify that I'm not saying State of Decay is the best game with zombies in it. What I mean is that State of Decay is the best-ever interactive answer to the question of "What would you do in the zombie apocalypse?" And not just because it offers the most realistic answer to that question, which is "Die." Though that is the first reason. Losing people is part of the game State of Decay 2 and more See what else to look forward to in our list of the new games of 2018. Yeah, zombie games kill characters off quite frequently. If you meet somebody in Resident Evil who isn't Ada Wong or Wesker, there are … [Read more...] about With State of Decay 2 coming soon, here’s why the original is still the best zombie game ever
No. Let’s not be ridiculous. But there are so many examples of bad survival games that it’s important to remember the good ones. So that’s what we are doing on the latest RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. We’re breaking stones over the heads of rubbish survival games, but cooking, salting and eating the delicious ones. Adam wraps himself up in The Long Dark but reluctantly sets Project Zomboid on fire to stay warm. Matt gets sea sickness from Subnautica but wants to swim again anyway. And Brendan freedives into Subnautica too, in an attempt to escape from all the mediocre survival games set on red planets. But it’s not all barbequed fish and pointy sticks. We’ve also been powering through some cracking January games. Adam is climbing a mountain in tough but tight platformer Celeste, Matt is second guessing the good intentions of the cyberpunk protagonists in The Red Strings Clubs, and Brendan is still wandering about in a daze at card game … [Read more...] about Podcast: Should survival games die?
During my first few minutes in Fortnite’s Battle Royale spin-off it seems like I really am getting a carbon copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It’s difficult to miss just how hard Epic has tried to reuse parts of Fortnite’s main, shelter-building, zombie-bashing game to make its standalone (and free-to-play) Battle Royale spin-off. Everything's been repurposed and reused to fit the whole ‘one life, scramble for gear in a shrinking map’ setup that’s made PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds such a megahit. Where Epic Games pulls out Fortnite’s trump card, however, is keeping the crafting system from the full-fat version of the game. It could have just stripped everything down to the barest bones of the Battle Royale combat model, leaving in just the procedurally-generated maps, scattered weapons and basic third-person shooter mechanics. Instead, it gives the player a different kind of agency in the world - the ability to change it. For … [Read more...] about Give free-to-play survival game Fortnite a chance