From hobby to business, the video game industry has transcended the realms of entertainment. It has become a booming market today. Analysts predicted that games won't become a major player in the entertainment industry. In 2017, the gaming industry made a 116 billion US dollar revenue. This figure surpassed even that of the movie and music industries. This significant increase in the revenue can be a direct effect of the emergence of eSports. In February of this year, the first E-Sports event happened at the winter Olympics.
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.
|1||The Last of Us Remastered||Games||44||Paid|
|2||7 Days to Die||Games||42||Paid|
|7||ARK: Survival Evolved||Games||40||Free|
|9||The Walking Dead||Games||37||Free|
|10||Resident Evil 7: Biohazard||Games||36||Paid|
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