Top 13 Survival Games of 2015

Whether your definition of the survival genre revolves around fending off hordes of zombies or exploring a desolate post-apocalyptic world with the wolves at your heels, we here at Gameranx have a list of the genre's best for 2015 so you don't have to sort through all the wreckage to find them.

That means it's time to get ready to scavenge some supplies, bandage wounds, and team up with fellow survivors as you get a look at the newest games survival has has to offer you. Who knows, maybe one or two of them will surprise you a little with their originality in what has become a vastly overrated genre lately.

In fact, 2015's offering is the genre's most diverse yet. In Shelter 2, you take on the role of a mother lynx tasked with taking care of her young in a harsh and unforgiving environment. Meanwhile, in a town that could be anywhere, USA you fight zombies–and perhaps the greatest evil of all, mankind–in H1Z1. Will you be eaten alive or shot by your new friend?

Read on to find out what the rest of the games on this list are, or watch the video above!


  • Release: TBA 2015
  • Platforms: PC
  • It’s a team-based survival game from the makers of Unreal and Gears of War. You build stuff in it.

Reign Of Kings

  • Release: TBA 2015
  • Platforms: PC
  • Plays like a medieval version of DayZ, replete with cooperation, hand-to-hand battles, and siege warfare.


  • Release: November 2015
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
  • A first-person adventure game in which you investigate the mysterious disappearance of several Northern-Quebec inhabitants in 1970.

Survive The Nights

  • Release: TBA 2015
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • An FPS survival focusing on teamwork, fortification, creativity and strategy. Secure a structure or roam free.


  • Release: TBA 2015
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
  • Guide your tribe through the challenges of a harsh and unforgiving pre-historic world.

Shelter 2

  • Release: 9 Mar, 2015
  • Platforms: PC
  • Players take control of a mother cougar who must look after her cubs in a harsh, unforgiving environment.

Lacuna Passage

  • Release: TBA 2015
  • Platforms: PC, Mac & Linux
  • A story-driven exploration and survival game set on Mars

Proven Lands

  • Release: Q2 2015
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
  • Build, explore, survive from planet to planet in the new sci-fi universe.

The Flame in the Flood

  • Release: July 2015
  • Platforms: PC & Others
  • A survival game with an isometric perspective.

The Forest

  • Release: TBA 2015
  • Platforms: PS4
  • It’s about man against cannibal against nature.


  • Release: Summer 2015
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One & PS4
  • Survive the aftermath of a disaster aboard a space station.


  • Release: 15 Jan, 2015
  • Platforms: PC & PS4
  • Survive the zombie hordes alone, or together with friends.

Stranded Deep

  • Release: 23 Jan, 2015
  • Platforms: PC
  • Survive on a tropical island, dive underwater, and fend off sharks.