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#1 Crashlands

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Crashlands is an Action-Adventure, Crafting, Role-playing, Survival, and Single-player video game created and published by Butterscotch Shenanigans. The game focuses on battle, quests, craft elements and lets the player get into the role of the protagonist, who is a female named Flux Dabes, a galactic trucker.

It offers an exciting story that revolves around the protagonist, whose shipment gets derailed by an alien race known as Hewgodooko and leaving the protagonist on a strange planet. It offers a fictional world where the game takes place and casts the player to assist the protagonist, explore the game world, find rare items, encounter vicious species, complete a series of missions, and survive as long as possible to progress through the game.

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#2 The Long Dark

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The Long Dark is a Horror-Survival, Adventure, and Single-player video game that takes place in the post-apocalyptic world developed and published by Hinterland Studio Inc. The game allows you to take on the role of the female protagonist, who is a pilot and trapped on a mystical planet due to a crash landing. The ultimate task is to survive after a global disaster on a planet by maintaining your health, fulfilling your needs such as Hunger, Third, and sleep.

Explore the post-apocalyptic world, gather resources, discover recipes, and find items to craft different things that you can use during the gameplay and survive as long as you can. You have to cure yourself when you get injured and go on the hunt when you feel hunger. The world is full of wild animals that you must face during your tasks. Avoid hurdles to progress through the challenge, and complete quests to unlock further content and features.

#3 Lost in Blue

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Lost in Blue combines the elements of Survival, Role-playing, and Sandbox. It supports single-player mode developed and published by Konami for the Nintendo platform. The game revolves around two young teenagers named Skye and Keith, who get trapped on a deserted island and tries to struggle for survival. The main task is to gather resources to build a shelter away from home. It is the first entry in the series Lost in Blue. The player can select his character and dive into the game world where he has to earn hit points by completing a set of tasks and objectives.

He has to use his wits to fulfill his needs, such as hunger, thirst, and sleep. To craft items, the player has to navigate the game world, encounter various creatures, and gather resources. During the gameplay, the player will face lots of challenges like bad weather, day/night cycle, and wild animals.

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#4 We Happy Few

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We Happy Few combines the elements of Open World, Horror-Survival, and Rough-like features. The game takes place in the dystopian-themed world of Wellington Wells, developed and published by Compulsion Games. It offers an exciting story, where an unspeakable horror threatens the residents of the fictional city. The inhabitants committed to forgetting the fear by taking a drug named hallucinogenic that makes the people happy but leaves a lack of morality. There are three different characters, and the player can select one of them, and the ultimate task is to stop joy and try to survive as long as he can to complete a series of tasks.

The player must try to find a way to escape from the city before the social collapse. The game will play from the first-person perspective and mixes the elements of survival, RPG, and the story focuses on strong narratives. It offers an open environment and lets the player earn experience points by completing missions and use them to unlock further content in the game. We Happy Few offers core features such as Discover Recipes, Specific Habits, Fill your Basic Requirements (Thirst, Hunger, Sleep, and more to Survive), Encounter Dozens of Events, and more.

#5 The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is an Action, Rough-like, Dungeon Crawling, Adventure, and Top-down Shooter video game developed and published by Nicalis. The story focuses on the Biblical Tale of the Binding of Isaac, inspired by the childhood of McMillen, who is growing up in a religious family.

The game allows the player to take on the role of a young boy, known as Isaac, whose mother locks him in his room to convince her faith in front of the king by sacrificing her son. The protagonist escaped to the basement under the ground and locked himself. The world populated by monsters and the player has to fight against them to survive.

#6 Lost in Blue 2

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Lost in Blue 2 is an Action-Adventure, Exploration, Fantasy-based, Survival, Single and Multiplayer video game developed by Matrix Software and published by Konami. According to the story of the game, Jack and his friend Amy shipwreck on the unknown deserted island, and the player’s main task is to survive and find a way to escape. The player can choose to be Amy, a girl character, or Jack, a boy character. Each character of the game has different skills and abilities. After determining a character, the game allows the player to freely move in the game world, interact with the environment, collect resources, craft different things, and complete several tasks to progress.

It also allows the player to hunt different animals by using crafting weapons. It offers various levels, and each level offers a different task to perform. The game includes core features such as different modes, explore massive islands, upgrades, collect items, digging dirt, mini-games, fantastic game mechanics, quite addictive gameplay, a contact-rich story plot, and beautiful visual details.

#7 Organ Trail Directors Cut

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Organ Trail Directors Cut developed and published by The Men Who Wear Many Hats. It is an Adventure-based, Strategy, Survival, and Single-player video game. In this game, the player travels westward in the station wagon and four of his friends to collect supplies and fend off the undead. It is an amazing 16 color art and retro zombie survival game that allows the player to survive for progress.

The zombies are not the only thing to worry about because there are more different diseases to be injected into the player if he takes the wrong decision. Organ Trail Directors Cut also allows the player to face a powerful zombie boss that makes the game more challenging. The game includes core features such as more than 28 achievements, an online leaderboard, upgrades and manages resources, smooth controls, and enhanced mechanics.

#8 UnReal World

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UnReal World is a 1992 Rough-like Survival and Single-player Simulation developed by Sami Maaranen, Erkka Lehmus. It takes place in the fictional world and has both turn-based and real-time elements. There are ten different characters with different occupations such as hermit, Fisherman, Tradesman, and trapper and lets the player select one of ten characters and pick his job to dive into the game world.

In the game world, the ultimate task of the player is to survive as long as possible while facing different challenges such as hunger, thirst, disease, weather, and more. It offers an open environment and lets the player move freely to discover new recipes, and manipulate a massive variety of aspects like build shelter, hunt animals, collect resources to craft items, and find rare items to unlock achievements.

#9 Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked

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Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked is a Survival, Role-playing, and Single-player video game for Nintendo. It is the second game in the series of Survival Kids. The game takes place in the deserted Island developed by Hudson Soft and published by Konami. It revolves around a young teenager named Aidan, and his pet, who is a monkey named Hobo are traveling on a cruise ship, which begins to sink.

The protagonist gets into a lifeboat with his companion, Hobo. Soon the boat gets stuck, and the pilot instructed Aiden to go and free it. A man on a boat tosses the suitcase to Aiden, and he grabs it. After that, the protagonist wakes up on a deserted Island with his pet Hobo and starts exploring the game world. During the gameplay, the player needs to create a raft using the suitcase and sails over the sea.

#10 Shattered Haven

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Shattered Haven combines the elements of Puzzle, Adventure, Survival, and Zombies. It supports single-player mode developed and published by Arcen Games, LLC, and takes place in the post-apocalyptic world invaded by zombies.

The player can get into the role of the protagonist, and his ultimate task is to protect a family from zombies named Gray, while he has a limited amount of resources. There is a series of levels filled with intricate puzzles. The player must navigate terrain, find support, discovers new recipes, fight against zombies, and complete problems to collect funds and protect the family from zombies.

#11 Pixel Piracy

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Pixel Piracy combines the elements of Survival, RTS, Rough-like, Side-Scroll, Action, and Adventure developed by Quadro Delta and published by Re-Logic. The game deals with construction, hire, and train a crew, combat, and survive elements.

In the beginning, the player can control the pirate, and his main task is to create his ship. After that, the player must hire a crew and train it to defeat other notorious pirates to loot their resources. The player must confront different challenges like hunger, lack of resources, thirst, and more.

#12 Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

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Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse, is an Action-Adventure, Third-person, Single, and Multiplayer video game developed by Wideload and published by Aspyr. In this game, the player can take on the role of a Zombie, and the ultimate task of the player is to kill many humans and devour their brains. These brains work as power-ups to restore health. The player has the option to kill the human with the melee strike or convert into zombies.

The game offers an open-world environment that allows the player to freely move in the game world and complete a task for progress. The player must avoid the attacks from humans to advance in the game. Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse offers key features such as both indoor and outdoor environments to explore, different weapons, multiple missions, power-ups, addictive gameplay, a well-written storyline, simple controls, and excellent visual details.

#13 The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth

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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is an Action-Adventure, Horror, Survival, Co-op, Single, and Multiplayer video game by Nicalis Inc. In this game, the player can take on the role of Isaac, who can start his journey into the randomly generated world full of enemies to find his mother and discover secrets. It has a set of levels, and each level of the game offers a different environment and more dangerous enemy creatures that will try to kill the player.

The game offers a brilliant combination of Role-playing and Shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements, making the game more interesting and enjoyable. It allows the player to use his weapons and kill all the enemies to reach the next level of progress. After completing several levels, the player can find the bizarre treasure that gives him superhuman abilities. Different gameplay modes, up to thousands of new room designs, Online Leadership, various items to collect, and tons of secrets to unlock these are the game’s most prominent features. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth offers excellent visual details, enhanced game mechanics, and quite engaging gameplay.

#14 Strange Brigade

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Steam Brigade takes place in the 3D environment where the game takes you to experience a blend of Adventure-Action, Zombies, and other prominent elements. The game features co-op and Single-player mode, and it takes you back in history following the year 1930 in Egypt.

According to the storyline, fearsome forces appeared and started to invade enemies, approximately all teams had tried but defeated. Only one daring troop of heroes can stand against that force to break their evil structure. The game features many exciting levels, and each one requires the completion of tasks for points.

#15 Tail of the Sun

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Tail of the Sun is a 1996 Action, Role-playing, Survival, and Single-player video game by Artdink for PlayStation. The game takes place in the 3D World and lets the player get into the role of the protagonist and play from a third-person perspective.

The main objective is to create a tower that reaches the sun and explore the game world filled with vicious creatures where the player has to collect foods for his village’s residents. In the beginning, the player is standing in his home village with no goals, guidance, or objectives.

#16 The Flame in the Flood

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The Flame in the Flood is an Adventure, Rough-like, Survival, Action, and Single-player video game developed and published by The Molasses Flood. It takes place in the post-apocalyptic world, and the story revolves around the protagonist, who stuck in a strange place and didn’t know what to do.

You can get into the role of the protagonist, a female, and has a companion, a dog named Aesop, who can sense danger and fetch supplies. There is a massive world where you have to accomplish a set of tasks while maintaining your health, thirst, hunger, lack of energy, and warmth. You have to face death once your health reaches zero. The game features permanent death that means once you die, you lose your all progress and have to start from the beginning point.

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