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Top 10 Upcoming Survival Games Releasing in 2021/22

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Survival games are an amazing way to spend some of your time. It feels incredibly rewarding, especially if you can show that off to your friends.

We’re here to cherry pick some of the better survival games releasing over the next year and one’s worth keeping your eye on for when they finally release.

1. The Day Before

First announced in early 2021, The Day Before is an MMO survival game set in a post pandemic America that has desperate individuals fighting for survival against each other alongside infected who are nothing but hellbent on consuming any fleshy being in their path.

This title has breathtaking views, graphics and game play that is not to be scoffed at. It looks gritty, intuitive and just what you need for a game such as this. Let’s hope it does not disappoint us when it finally releases.

  • Publisher: MYTONA
  • Platform: Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, PS4, PS5
  • Release Date: TBC

2. V Rising

In V Rising you play as an awakened vampire, after sleeping for hundreds of years you rise to once again regain your strength by consuming a vampires favourite food, blood.

Raid nearby settlements, rebuild your castle, convert humans into loyal servants. All to build your vampire kingdom. This game has a very visually pleasing aesthetic along with the ability to play with friends online and run into friends and enemies alike in the form of random online players.

Still yet to announce a date for release, we’re hoping Stunlock Studios really take their time to polish this game before release, it certainly has a lot of potential to be a top selling game.

3. Icarus

Icarus is a survival game like no other. Bringing something new to the survival genre, Icarus is a session based survival game where you can play with up to 7 other players or just solo if you prefer that.

You start on the space station, fly down to the alien wilderness of Icarus, gather exotic materials, survive the harsh conditions, explore new environments, then return to the station and proceed to convert what you’ve gathered into advanced materials.

Icarus definitely looks to be bring a more challenging and hopefully refreshing take on the ever growing survival genre. Betas for the game are happening every second weekend up till November 7th, all you need to gain access is pre-order the game on Steam.

  • Publisher: RocketWerkz
  • Platform: PC
  • Release Date: 20/11/2021

4. IXION

IXION, another space related survival game, does something a bit different. It’s a mix of a city building and survival game where you help guide the Tiqqun space station through deep space to find a new home for humanity.

You play as the administrator of this station. You will help manage every aspect of the station to ensure the survival of your people and successfully find the planet that will eventually become Earth 2.0.

Not something that has really been done much before but will hopefully be a welcome release amongst any fans looking forward to this. I know I’ll be picking this one up.

5. Frostpunk 2

Sequel to the huge hit city building survival game, Frostpunk. Frostpunk 2 takes place 30 years after the apocalyptic blizzard and earth is still suffering. Playing as the leader of a new metropolis, you’ll be leading your people on a hunt for a new source of power to survive, oil.

You’ll be forced to deal with a political divide between people, as not everyone will agree to the new direction your metropolis is taking. It will be your job to unite your people and drive them towards a better future while dealing with unfortunate sacrifices along the way.

Those who enjoyed the first title will be very much looking forward to this one and here’s hoping it’s an even better release than it’s predecessor.

6. Winter Survival Simulator

Simulator games, some peoples bread & butter. These type of games tend to delve very deeply into their mechanics to provide the most ultra realistic experience possible in their game. Winter Survival Simulator is looking to do just that.

Stuck in the harsh environments of the Mount Washington State Park, you are lost, with little to no supplies. Survive the bitter cold, the wandering wildlife, satiate your hunger & thirst all while making your way to an abandoned ranger station to call for help.

Intending to release this year, let’s hope we aren’t all sick of the winter season by the time it comes out. For me though, I love the cold, I know I’ll be trying this one out.

7. The Last Stand: Aftermath

Who doesn’t love a good zombie game? This rogue-lite has you surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions of a zombie outbreak, will you set out on a journey to find hope for you and your fellow survivors? Here is The Last Stand: Aftermath.

Including many skill trees to upgrade your characters, a full crafting system for weapons and supplies and many different scenarios for you and your character to run into that will test your survival skills to the max.

With only a release date of “Coming soon”, this game will be just around the corner readying for release. Hopefully it’s not a part of the recurring, seasonal delay train that keeps passing by every couple months.

8. Wild West Dynasty

A Cowboy game with ranch building, town management and survival features? Sign us up. From lush forests to dry deserts, this game looks absolutely stunning!

This game basically seems as though Red Dead Redemption 2 and pretty much any town management/survival game had a love child. Coming with it’s very own story mode, hundreds of missions, town building and horse riding. This seems to be an all in one package deal.

They really haven’t shown too much of this game but here’s hoping we receive some more information either at the Video games awards event this December or at least sometime early next year. For now though, the game is edging for a 2022 release date.

9. Among Trees

A aesthetically beautiful, peaceful and vibrant survival sandbox, Among Trees. Set, of course, in a deep, dense forest. You’ll be surviving in your cabin, exploring a colorful world while gathering supplies and doing your best to avoid the dangerous wildlife through the forest.

Currently available in early access on the Epic Games Store, you can hop into the world of Among Trees now and try it out for yourself, it’s definitely going to be a nice pretty sandbox survival to sink some of your time into.

Full release for the game is currently scheduled for some time in 2022.

10. Len’s Island

Probably one of the more promising releases coming this year is Len’s Island. A pretty and colorful survival game very reminiscent of rogue-lites and Minecraft.

With everything from base building, intuitive combat with all the dodging and rolling you could ever need, a fantastically interesting island to explore and all the farming you could ever ask for, Len’s Island has it all.

There’s only 5 weeks until this game comes out on Steam with it’s full release, so it’s just around the corner. This November should be a nice one with this beauty.

  • Publisher: Flow Studio
  • Platform: PC
  • Release Date: 05/11/2021

Conclusion on Survival Games releasing 2021/2022

There really is no shortage of Survival games (as usual) over the next year or so. The survival genre can be very saturated at times but these are some of my favorites I’ve picked out amongst the rabble. I know I’ll be picking up most of the games on this list but will you?

Let me know in the comments if you’ll be picking up any of the neat releases on here! Or if there’s anything you think I missed.

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