What are the best PS4 survival games?

Calling all gaming enthusiasts! If you are into crafting, building, and managing resources, you might want to browse through our list of the best survival games and play it on PS4! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite one!

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  1. 44

    #1The Last of Us Remastered

    The Last of Us Remastered

    The Last of Us Remastered is a survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released on July 29, 2014, and is also PS4 Pro enhanced.

    Games

    PlayStation 4

    $17.99

    Michelle Howard
    Written on September 28, 2018
    "I'm glad Naughty Dog and Sony collaborated once again to release a remastered version of The Last of Us for PlayStation 4. Since I played and finished the game with my PS3 back then, I can say that nothing much has changed except that the game has got flashier looks and jaw-dropping graphics. 👍"
  2. 42

    #2Minecraft

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4

    $26.95

    Ryan Bennett
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "Minecraft isn't really a survival game. It is a sandbox game that you can explore and build your world. While it is by no means bad, It would be wrong to label it as a survival game as your goal isn't survival, but a more casual building and exploring experience"
  3. 41

    #3Don't Starve

    Don't Starve

    Don't Starve is a survival game developed by Klei Entertainment. It is full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. You'll need to gather resources, craft items, structures and, of course, don't starve. 

    Games

    PlayStation4, Xbox One, Linux, Windows, Mac, eBay

    $14.99

    Agustina Ávalos
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "IDK why but this one scares me, might it be the graphics or the sounds, or the gameplay, but that Nightmare Before Christmas feeling and design really spook the life out of me when I play this game. "

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In a breakdown presented by Statista, 25.9% of game sales in the United States in 2017 makes up the shooter genre. The genre which includes survival games. There is no shortage of free online survival games on the market today. This proves the dominating number of survival games has on the market today. Unlike other the other genres, survival games don't aim to achieve a winning condition. The challenge lies on how long a player can last—that is the goal. This is why most multiplayer survival games feature crafting, combining, and utilizing resources. These are resources needed to create a new object that is useful throughout the journey. The open world nature of survival games is one of the reasons why it is a big hit today. In fact, a list of 25 Best Survival Games on PC was published on Slant, with Subnautica landing on the first spot.

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    #4Fallout 4

    Fallout 4
    Fallout 4 is a role-playing video game created by Bethesda Game Studios. It was released in 2015 and is the fifth in the game series. In the game, the player needs to find his missing son in the monster-infested post-apocalyptic wasteland.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Jessica Day
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "Back when Fallout came out, I hadn't seen anything quite like it, and I loved exploring this world. Fallout 4 is another addition to the ever popular Fallout series. While the Fallout universe is still an interesting place to explore, at this point I think the whole conceit is getting kind of tired. This is a decent game, there are better choices out there."
  2. 41

    #5Dying Light

    Dying Light

    Dying Light is an FPS, action survival horror game set in an infected city cut off from the outside world. The game was developed by Techland and published by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation4, Linux, Xbox One, GOG

    $39.99

    Henry Hernandez
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Dying Light is pretty phenomenal so far. The survival aspects are streamlined enough to not be a complete chore while also providing a decent challenge. Graphically it looks great and the gameplay is even better. It's neat finding objects in the world and forming weapons out of them. Certainly a great survival game."
  3. 40

    #67 Days to Die

    7 Days to Die

    7 Days to Die is an open-world survival zombie horror first-person shooter video game developed and published by The Fun Pimps Entertainment LLC. This also features a cross-platform multiplayer game mode.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GameStop

    $24.99

    Pamela Parker
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "loved the ability to craft stuff and even build your own base. i'd like to see more first person games with that. but its 'early development' - meaning it's not done and it shows. clunky, low frame rate, etc, though I expect it will be better since it is making money rn!"
  4. 40

    #7Until Dawn

    Until Dawn

    Until Dawn is an interactive drama survival horror adventure game developed by Supermassive Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Released in 2015, the game can be played on PlayStation 4.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Gamefly

    $29.99

    Vibhore Mistry
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "the introduction is extremely long but in the end it gives you some tips of the game, it seems a movie more terror type massacre entexa, a maniac killing people everywhere, a group of young people not very bright, alone in a separate place, the graphics are excellent they look like a movie and the game is very intuitive, it has exciting shocks and the fact that your decision can affect others is a charge of additional pressure, the game is quite interesting, a bit tedious at first but has many surprises, excellent."
  5. 40

    #8ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Survival Evolved is an open world action-adventure survival game set on an island full of dinosaurs and primitive creatures. You can create tribes with other players and even start faction wars. It was published by Studio Wildcard.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS

    Free

    Pamela Pena
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "Test yourself and your ability to survive in the age of the dinosaurs in this exciting game. The graphics are amazing and the situations you can create, and that you just find yourself in are fantastic. Very absorbing, you will quickly become addicted! Gather some friends and play together. Try and use a private server though, to get the best play possible. Who will survive the land of the dinosaurs? Will it be you?"
  6. 36

    #9Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a first-person survival horror game produced by Capcom Co., Ltd. In the game, players assume the role of Ethan Winters, a young man who receives an email from a woman claiming to be Ethan's wife Mia. 

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Bella Zhou
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "I was searching for best PS4 survival games and the solution that was given to me was Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Now I have trouble sleeping because the scary and gory images get stuck in my head, and I've always have been a fan of scary movies! This is a the perfect solution, it captred the essence of shocking me while I was playing, I can see now why it's a very popular game and one of the top survival horror games franchises."
  7. 36

    #10Friday the 13th: The Game

    Friday the 13th: The Game
    Friday the 13th: The Game is a thriller horror game for various consoles. Players have the opportunity to finally be Jason Voorhees and stalk camp counselors across Crystal Lake. It was developed by IllFonic and published by Gun Media.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, GameStop

    $39.99

    Larry Richardson
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I am a big Freddie Kreuger fan but this game wants to make me become a Jason supporter!!!! I love how I can play both a scared campgoer or a 250-lb masked machine of death with a dull axe! If you are fainthearted I think this is not for you but if you are somewhat disturbed like me, you'll play this game all night long for a month or two."
  8. 35

    #11The Walking Dead

    The Walking Dead

    The Walking Dead is an adventure horror game based on Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series. It is delivered in a decision based, tale-tell gaming system wherein every decision you make would impact the story and how it unfolds.

    Games

    Windows, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Gamefly

    Free

    Danielle Flores
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "IF you are a fan of the walking dead this game is for you. It's extremely realistic and will have you thinking you are taking part in a real zombie apocalypse. You have to figure out how to survive and the game is a lot of fun. I would highly recommend. the game. "
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    #12Alien: Isolation

    Alien: Isolation

    Alien: Isolation is a mixed action and adventure horror game where the player takes on the role of Ripley's daughter, searching for her lost mother. It is playable on PC, Mac, and Linux computers, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Linux, Gamefly

    $39.99

    Wayne Adams
    Written on September 28, 2018
    "Enjoyed playing this but I find this game a little bit easire to finish than the other games on the list. It's not a bad thing but I am waiting for a sequel to the game."
  10. 31

    #13The Evil Within 2

    The Evil Within 2

    The Evil Within 2 is a horror action-adventure and RPG game developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks in 2017. It is the sequel of The Evil Within which was released one year before this game.

    Games

    Amazon, eBay, Gamefly

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    William Alexander
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "The Evil Within 2 is one of the newest and best additions to the survival game genre. There have been many games like this in the past that I have played, but this game left me with a lasting impression. Even after I put it down, I couldn't help but to still be thinking about the many twists and turns of the story."
  11. 28

    #14Days Gone

    Days Gone

    Days Gone is an open world action-adventure video game developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. This game is exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 4 console. It's set to release in April 2019.

    Games

    Amazon

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    Sue Wu
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "This is a preorder game, not due out until the end of December, but it looks awesome, survival at its best, the graphics look spectacular. Time will tell if it can be given the PS4 best survival game award, fingers crossed."
  12. 28

    #15Metro Exodus

    Metro Exodus

    Metro Exodus is a first-person shooter game by 4A Games which is the third of the Metro game series that is based on novels by Dmitry Glukhovsky. It picks up at the end of the previous two games and is set to be released in February 2019.

    Games

    Amazon, Xbox One, Gamefly

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    Zeng He
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "I love the Metro series of shooter/survival games and Metro Exodus is slated to be released early next year for the PS4. Even though it's a shooter, I would put this game series in the survival genre also. If Metro Exodus is as good as it's predecessors, it's going to be one of the best PS4 survival games. "
  13. 23

    #16Outlast 2

    Outlast 2

    Outlast 2  is a first-person psychological, survival horror video game. It's the sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast. the game was developed and published by Red Barrels and distributed by Warner Bros.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, GOG

    $29.99

    Brenda Simpson
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I recommend this game highly. This is a great choice for survival horror. It's also vailable for PC or PS4."
  14. 23

    #17Don't Starve Together

    Don't Starve Together
    Don't Starve Together is a multiplayer game that was designed for various gaming console platforms. It features co-op mode wherein you can play with your friends in this world where you cannot go hungry.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux

    $14.99

    Ethan Fernandez
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "This is a funny game where you have to survive the wilderness and not starve. I have actually never heard of such a game before this one. It is quite unique and the characters are also. The entire concept is rather bizarre, but that what makes me drawn towards it. "
  15. 21

    #18Call of Cthulhu

    Call of Cthulhu

    Call of Cthulhu is a role-playing horror survival game by Cyanide. It follows a stealth and investigation plotline and it is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's story of the same name. It will be released in December 2018.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Gamefly

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    Grace Montgomery
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "I've always been into survival games but I have to say, since I got my PS4 that interest has become an obsession! I can't wait to play Call of Cthulhu! It marries my three loves, my ps4, survival games, and lovecraft. It's going to be epic!"
  16. 20

    #19Resident Evil 5

    Resident Evil 5
    Resident Evil 5, also known as Biohazard 5, is a video-game developed by Capcom which features a third-person shooter perspective. This game is available to play on PlayStation, Xbox, and MS PC.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Amit Trivedi
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "One survival game I like on the PS4 is Resident Evil 5. The Resident Evil series is widely known as being great survival challenges (as well as full of good scares!). And RE5 is no different. Another great chapter in the series available on many systems including the PS4. "
  17. 20

    #20The Evil Within

    The Evil Within
    The Evil Within is a horror action game created for various consoles. It introduces a world that was consumed by darkness and fear and the player would have to endure all of these in order to find the answer to the series of events.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Laura Edwards
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "This is a great survival horror ps4 game. It really spooked me while playing it. It's pretty gory, but I still had a lot of fun with it."
  18. 16

    #21Metal Gear Survive

    Metal Gear Survive

    Metal Gear Survive is a survival action-adventure game and a spin-off from the main Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain story that takes place in a strange alternative universe. The game's developed and published by Konami Digital Entertainment. 

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Tomás Olivares
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Metal Gear survive is one of the best games on the market. The action is unreal and nonstop."
  19. 15

    #22Resident Evil HD Remastered

    Resident Evil HD Remastered
    Considered to be a world-renowned series, the Resident Evil HD Remastered is a remake of the original game of the same name. It is a third-person, horror and adventure game that was developed and published by Capcom Ltd.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, eBay

    $19.99

    Joseph Hernandez
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Resident Evil is a seminal game, and one that anyone should check out. It does have problems, such as strange tank controls, but that doesn't take away the fact that this really brought it's respective genre out of the niche and into the mainstream. "
  20. 15

    #23Monster Hunter: World

    Monster Hunter: World

    Monster Hunter: World is an action RPG video game which can be played on Windows computers and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It was developed and published by CAPCOM Co., Ltd. and was first released on January 26, 2018.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, eBay

    $59.99

    Roy Owens
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "Monster Hunter: World did what other survival games do not. It captures the feel of actually trying to survive. While going throughout the story you feel like you are always on edge and one wrong move can kill you. It's one of the best PS4 survival games."
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    #24SOMA

    SOMA

    SOMA is a horror sci-fi themed game developed and published by Frictional Games and was released in 2015. SOMA can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GOG

    $29.99

    Kathy Cole
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "It's an intense game. You may find yourself a little out of your comfort zone. Very well made game. Graphic is great and you will be playing for hours. There are some other good games, too, like the resident evil HD remaster, fallout, and outcast to name a few. This one is a bit too much for me, but it's a personal preference. Over all, good choice."
  22. 9

    #25Fortnite

    Fortnite

    Fortnite is a free online action building game developed and published by Epic Games in 2017. It can be played on almost all known gaming platforms and has separate software packages with different game modes that share the same gameplay.

    Games

    Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, iOS, Nintendo Switch

    Free

    Nathan Vargas
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Fortnite is the hotness right now on all platforms including PS4. It's pretty obvious they borrowed a lot of things from PUBG but we could argue about that all day. The game is fun and full of action. Loads of people online playing it so there is always a game to be had. I will say though that this game is somewhat catered towards kids with the cartoony look and feel. It's a solid game though and one of, if not the best, survival games on PS4."
  23. 9

    #26Resident Evil Revelations 2

    Resident Evil Revelations 2

    Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a cooperative horror game that explains what happened to Claire Redfield after the events of RE Code Veronica. It also offers a co-op mode wherein you can play with your friends.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

    $5.99

    Sean Bradley
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "This game looks amazing. it is very interesting and i would love to play it. "
  24. 9

    #27Resident Evil 4

    Resident Evil 4

    Resident Evil 4 (or Biohazard 4) is a survival horror video game which Capcom developed and published as the 6th installment in the series of Resident Evil games. Available to play on various platforms.

    Games

    Amazon, Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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    Edward Grant
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "Resident Evil 4 is a game that I have actually played many years ago and found it to be one of the best games in the Resident Evil franchise. If you are a fan of horror games, with a good story, non-stop gameplay, and the idea of a survival game, then I would highly recommend this title!"
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    #28>Observer_

    >Observer_

    >Observer_ is a cyberpunk psychological horror game for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles. It was developed by Bloober Team and was published by Aspyr Media in 2017.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GOG

    $29.99

    Emma Salazar
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "The observer game made me to feel more scary and thrilled. The player have controls and hacking their targets. It have good visual effects, world design and hacking sequences. Everyone loves to play this game."
  26. 6

    #29Dead Rising

    Dead Rising

    Dead Rising is an open world horror survival video game released in 2006. It was developed and published by Capcom and is the first of the game series. Dead Rising can be played on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Gamefly

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    Virginia Ross
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Dead rising is one of my favorite games. I started playing it on my xbox in 2006. This is a very well done port of the original DEAD RISING to PC. The game is practically exactly the same as the Xbox 360 original, only with added PC options and optimizations. This is a must buy for DEAD RISING fans and zombie genre fans alike! There is a learning curve, the game begins very difficult for newcomers but will be very fun and easy by the time you know what you're doing. I have nothing to complain about, would recommend to anyone."
  27. 3

    #30The Forest

    The Forest

    The Forest is a terrifying first-person survival horror simulator in which you can be a lone survivor of a passenger jet crash. You will have to survive in a forest full of dangerous cannibals. It also features a co-op mode.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Matt Carlisle
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "Great Survival game that has an actual story and end to it. Loved playing with my friends, building a great base and exploring the dark and dangerous caves all while defending against the mutant cannibals. "
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    #31Outlast

    Outlast

    Outlast is a first-person horror action-adventure survival video game released in 2013. It was developed and published by Red Barrels and can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux

    $19.99

    Jason Guzman
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Outlast is a terrific PS4 horror game. It is pleasantly scary and fun to play as a guy exploring through an Asylum. I recommend it to Resident Evil fans and other folk who like the horror genre in general."

Summary

Best What are the best PS4 survival games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Last of Us RemasteredGames 44 Paid
2MinecraftGames 42 Paid
3Don't StarveGames 41 Paid
4Fallout 4Games 41 Paid
5Dying LightGames 41 Paid
67 Days to DieGames 40 Paid
7Until DawnGames 40 Paid
8ARK: Survival EvolvedGames 40 Free
9Resident Evil 7: BiohazardGames 36 Paid
10Friday the 13th: The GameGames 36 Paid
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