The 7 Best Survival Games of 2022! -

The 7 Best Survival Games of 2022!

Rye Games
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I’ve spent a few days rounding up some (STEAM PC) Survival games that simply look great, some are underrated, a couple are still in development but all of them are worth keeping an eye on! I tried including many that people won’t have heard of, while still giving credit to a couple which are obviously unmissable regardless of their notoriety.

Note: Many of these games are available on other platforms, but some aren’t!

#1 Derelicts – Build, craft and explore alone or with friends in this hostile, mysterious wasteland, using the power of electricity and water to survive.

#2 V Rising – Raise your castle and thrive in an ever-changing open world full of mystery. Gain allies online and conquer the land of the living.

#3 Xera Survival – Raid for resources alone or with team-mates, build and defend your base, stash your gear and survive against the odds.

#4 Dysterra – Sci-Fi based FPS survival game where the players cooperate with/compete against each other on a destroyed Earth.

#5 Gone Upstate – Explore the vast landscape, escape dangerous predators, buy or craft supplies, sell your farm crops and uncover the mysterious creatures!

#6 Arid – Discover the mysteries of the Atacama, explore the abandoned mining networks, evade the scorching sun and survive the environment in one of the most arid place in the world.

#7 Dysmantle – Explore. Fight. Level up. Survive. Gather. Craft. Harvest. Hunt. Build. Farm. Solve puzzles. Fish. Cook. Live. Enjoy the bittersweet post-apocalypse.

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  1. Rye, in case you still don't know, Atacama is a desert in South America 😉

  2. Downvoted after just ten seconds. Stop popping words up in the video as you talk. It’s idiotic.

  3. Wait so this dude didn’t actually play the games, but still feels confident to call them the “best survival games” of the year in his clickbaity title? Curious!

  4. what a lame list. just because someone free you get excited lol

  5. Im not fersure but i think derelicts is a one man team. he post on tik tok alot and i really think hes gonna pull a forest where it was such a small team with a huge success. it looks great.

  6. I had only heard of one of these somehow, but added them all to wishlist, following, or for two cases, to library. Thank you!

  7. How is 20$ for a game not cheap? It's cheaper than a skin in some games

  8. gone upstate was released on my friends birthday , 25 may , and mine is 20 may

  9. Dysmantle is a fantastic game, but not really a survival game in the same vein as the others on this list.
    Really more a hack’n’slash with a lot of environmental, well, dismantlement.

  10. Dysmantle is a fantastic game, but not really a survival game in the same vein as the others on this list.
    Really more a hack’n’slash with a lot of environmental, well, dismantlement.

  11. so only steams games featured? thats disappointing your missing out on a fair few games that blow this list out of the water there are more places to find great games than just steam

  12. My dude, RAFT is the most shallow and boring game of all time, there is jack shit to do in the game… You finish it in 4 hours and get everything you need to survive and keep on, there is no goal or reason to continue to play

  13. All these games combined won't beat The Forest, Stranded Deep, Rust and DayZ

  14. Me, living in the atacama desert: Never seen this game before…

  15. Atacama is a desert in South America, Chile

  16. Gothic like in the pre-ilunist era? Like pré industrial post medieval europeu

  17. Stranded deep has sun burn…. and came out before Arid.

  18. I want to play in this! I'm also really looking forward to the big extime primal menace gameplay trailer, I wonder what kind of gameplay will be there .. Has anyone heard anything about her?

  19. With the trump indictment Obama's head is on the block after he publicly stated he ordered the murder of an american citizen without trial using a drone… might want to rethink using him. he is also accused with evidence of committing fraud and some dodgy plane full of money to iran!!! The president is now set so it is open season for former presidents obama might be one of the first (clintons never delivering money they raised for Philippians after huricane is close second)

  20. wow im surprised i didnt see rust on there damn ok

  21. Its a real place……are you trolling us?…..the Ad-da-Cam-ma

  22. £15.49 not cheap?! 😂🤣🤣🤣 I like this guy, he cracks me up! We got games selling for £70.00 right now. 😂

  23. you've never seen sunburn in a game before? You definitely not the guide i was looking for if you havent play ANY survival game that has sunburn AT ALL… like Stranded Deep maybe? You've lost it.

  24. not sure why 7 days to die is not included in this list. Its a zombie apocalyps game that lets you terraform your land upgrade your base brick by brick giving you all the freedom go crazy with your design. Another mechanics of this game is how yu scavenge resources upgrade your weapons and gears and traps to fight the zombies.

  25. Well ,most games were dissapointing, might give a try to V rising once it releases.
    Derelicts will be another great failure.
    Still, video deserves a like just for not being exact 1:1 copy of steam top list like every single other channel

  26. xera suvival is probably one of the worst survival games ive ever wasted my time playing. its boring as hell

  27. Holy crap, you've proven why you should spend more than three days researching anything. What a list of unplayable or garbage games. What were you thinking?

  28. colony survival is a pretty good one. It's been updated quite a lot since release.

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  30. You just proves that u have no idea how a game actually is good by stating V rising is positive game .

  31. 100 player servers when there's 71 people playing the entire game 🤣

  32. Derelicts is still in "Soon™" state so it's kinda bad u put this in this list tbh.
    If I learned something, then it is to never trust "soon" dev statements. Unfortunate, but it is how it is.

  33. I realize this video was posted over a year ago but it hasn't aged well. Some games that are hyped here have been abandoned and some even turned out to be nothing but a cash grab.

  34. I personally think dysmantle is more souls like not survival

  35. It's important to note that not all of these are available outside of Steam (PC)!

    Are there any games I missed? Let me know and I might do a follow up video 🙂

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