The 5 best mobile survival games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 17th, 2017

Games like ARK: Survival Evolved and Conan Exiles have taken the world of gaming by storm. The market is now flooded with hardcore survival games that send players off into the game's world with nothing but maybe the clothes on their back.

Never one to miss out on a good trend, the mobile industry has embraced survival games whole-heartedly. There are quite a few good ones on iOS in fact. We're here today to do you the service of highlighting the best of the best.

Don't Starve

Don't Starve is one of the games that put the survival genre on the map. This artful little indie casts you as a lost German scientist is a strange, unknown world. You'll have to craft to survive and uncover the mysteries of your new alien home.

Read our review.


One of our favorite games last year, Crashlands is one of the most creative survival games you'll get your hands on. Skillfully combining RPG and survival mechanics into its sci-fi setting, you must survive, again, on an alien world, as you work to repair your ship. Crashlands also happens to be on sale right now.

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Last Day on Earth: Zombie Survival

Last Day on Earth manages to bring PC-esque survival stylings to mobile in a near flawless fashion. Build up a base and collect the supplies you need to withstand the zombie apocalypse. There's lots of crafting to be had here, and the game controls beautifully, too.

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Radiation Island

Radiation Island drops on you on, well, an island following the nuclear holocaust. Everything is out to kill you, so you'll need some real cunning if you want to survive. The island itself is full of diverse environments full of crafting supplies, but you'll have to be careful not to be attacked by vicious animals or wander into pockets of radiation.

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Out There: Omega Edition

Out There takes things to outer space. You're an astronaut, trapped in your ship adrift in the void. Learn to construct alien technologies and speak new languages as you work your way through an immersive storyline with branching endings.

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What are your favorite survival games? Let us know in the comments.

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