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Open World Survival Top Sellers on Steam

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Open-world survival games often drop players in unfamiliar, harsh environments, without resources, to fend for themselves. Players, only armed with their instincts, will attempt to survive on their own, or with allies, against often overwhelming odds and extremely dangerous adversaries. Dying is not the end in these games and through trial and error, players will grow strong and ideally, overcome each new obstacle placed before them. Below are some of the best-selling open-world survival games to date.

ARK: Survival Evolved

The first game we will be featuring is "ARK: Survival Evolved", which is a survival-oriented sandbox game owned by Wildcard. Although this game has been online for more than five years, it still remains one of the most active open-world survival games. "ARK: Survival Evolved" possesses a truly unique feature in that its core gameplay involves interacting and cohabitating with dinosaurs and other creatures.

To survive the new harsh environment, players will forage, build and domesticate creatures in effort to grow stronger and conquer their new surroundings. "ARK: Survival Evolved" also has a PVP mode, which pits tribes against each other, often battling with futuristic weaponry and dinosaurs. It is an adventure worth taking and definitely a thrilling experience that tests the limits of a player's determination.



A brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players, set in a procedurally-generated purgatory inspired by Viking culture. Introduced to wide-acclaim, players will battle mythical creatures and experience a truly Viking adventure complete with Norse-inspired structures and sailing-based exploration. Recent updates have expanded on the adventure and provide more thrilling moments for both new and old players alike.

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Dropped in a harsh post-apocalyptic wasteland, players will have to overcome the adverse environment to survive. With a more modern setting, players will have to scavenge abandoned towns and structures for food, guns, and other resources while attempting to avoid mostly hostile players attempting to survive themselves. Known for the player-managed towns, Rust provides an example of how even in the most turbulent conditions, civility and society can emerge.


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