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Similar game mechanics, resource gathering and base building.


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Similar mechanics, different setting.


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As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants.
Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.

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DayZ is a gritty, authentic, open-world survival horror hybrid-MMO game, in which you follow a single goal: to survive in the harsh post-apocalyptic landscape as long as they can. There are no superficial tips, waypoints, built in tutorials or help given to players. Every decision matters, there are no save games, no extra lives, every mistake can be lethal. If you fail, you lose everything and you need to play again from the beginning with nothing but your wits, and your two hands. Fight the hostile environment, where every other player can be friend or foe and nothing can be taken for granted. This is DayZ, this is your story.

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Hurtworld is a hardcore multiplayer survival FPS with a focus on deep survival progression that doesn't become trivial once you establish some basic needs. Built for hardcore gamers, Hurtworld aims to punish.

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Miscreated is a multiplayer online hardcore survival game set in a post-apocalyptic future. You will need to survive against mutants, players, and even mother nature herself.

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Struggle to survive in a harsh medieval world. Hunt wildlife, mine resources, build structures, and craft weapons and armor in order to protect yourself. You may form a guild, bring war to all opposition, and try to seize the throne and become king!

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Fast! you must find some resources to survive! explore the towns, kill some zombies, "steal" cars, food, weapons and gear, collect wood, make your own base, build your farm and keep an eye open! Because zombies aren't the biggest problem here, there's some snipers waiting for you in this perfect combination of The forest, Minecraft and DayZ! Find your weapons! Because THEY ARE COMING!

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The Dead linger is a zombie survival game where you have to scavange goods in order to survive. The Dead Linger have an infected feature where you become a zombie if not treated, however it can be treated with medicine whichs only delays the inevitable. You as a surivor has to defend yourself in a post apocalyptic world that is randomly generated, with hordes of zombies at your tail.

In january 2015 Sandswept changed their plans of a random generated "planet sized" world because they could not pull it off properly in Unity. They switched to UnrealEngine 4 and created a fixed map called "Pepper Valley" which is 18x18km. Their goal is to create a realistic and well designed map, which can be modded via Watertower, a house made modding tool with planned workshop support.

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CastleMiner Z is an infinite world filled with deep places to explore, and horrifying monsters to slay. Build structures out of blocks, craft weapons and tools from raw materials, and explore the vast and frightening world around you.

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Project Zomboid is the ultimate in zombie survival. Alone or in MP: you loot, build, craft, fight, farm and fish in a struggle to survive. A hardcore RPG skillset, a vast map, a massively customisable sandbox and a cute tutorial raccoon await the unwary. So how will you die?

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In no time everyday lifes of eight people change forever. They have just survived a mystic plane crash and now find themselves in the middle of horizonless winter forest in Alaska.

You are one of the survivors. Act on your own or join efforts with other players and do your best to get back home.

Side by side: Survive and explore the forest with other players. It’s the right way to stand against this harsh world... until a madman appears in your group who wishes to grab the catch.

Develop skills: At night the temperature drops to critical points, and a bleeding wound worries you when least expected.You must develop all survival skills such as creation of shelters and other necessary things, otherwise you’re doomed to death.

What’s happening: Where did all these deserted buildings and mutated wolves come from? Solve all the puzzles of this place to get out of here.

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Three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original ARMA II, a new flashpoint in the Green Sea region heats up and coalition forces led by the US Army are sent to Takistan to quickly restore peace and prevent further civilian casualties. Set into the new, visually attractive environment of hilly central Asia, Operation Arrowhead will offer realistic combat simulation experience in a modern day setting with unprecedented freedom of movement, actions and tactics. Players will enlist into various roles within the US Army, from basic infantrymen, through special operatives, to pilots and tank crew in this new installment in the award winning line up of military simulators for PC from Bohemia Interactive.

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Rising World is an open-world sandbox game with randomly generated, fully destructible environments.

Starting with the most basic of tools, collect resources to survive in the wildness. Evolve your world to create one of the biggest cities of all time or a gigantic castle, or simply let your imagination run riot! If being creative is all too much, just connect with your friends and get them to help.

Rising World is a procedurally generated world, with fully textures landscapes, over 200 different building materials, loads of tools and many other items to help you create OR destroy your world without any restrictions.

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In a remote island paradise, 16 contestants have 20 minutes to explore, scavenge items, craft weapons, build traps, and hunt and kill each other. Only one will be crowned the winner. Do you have the guts to survive? Prepare for the most focused, brutal, and adrenaline-filled battle royale game you've ever seen!

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Hide & Hold Out is a multiplayer survival game taking place in a devastated water world. Gather, build, team up with your friends and establish the foundations of your future floating empire utilizing the heavy guns of your battle ships!

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A New Land, A New Life: Savage Lands is a gritty, brutal, first-person open-world fantasy survival experience in which players have only one goal: Stay Alive. Explore a world where days and nights are spent slaughtering vicious creatures, gathering scarce resources, building shelter and crafting powerful weapons needed to survive. Every decision counts, because one mistake can lead to an unfortunate encounter with death's cold embrace.

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PLEASE PURCHASE TREE OF LIFE ONLY IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT IT. Tree of Life is under development now, which also means it’s not a perfect game. Therefore, there might be a serious bug in the system, or it might be changed dramatically. Tree of Life will be improved continuously.

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With FarSky, you take the role of Nathan who got lost in the Ocean after the crash of his submarine. You need to learn how to survive in the depths of the Ocean. Use the environment to gather resources, build a base to refill your oxygen and manage all your items, craft equipment and weapons to explore and protect yourself in the Ocean depths, create an in-base farm or go fish hunting to feed yourself,...

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You’re a castaway stranded in the middle of nowhere. The storm is gone, the worst certainly not. Look for food and resources, craft gear, make a shelter. These are the basics, you will need much more to stay alive on this cut-off-the-world, yet not desert island. Build and burn, sail and explore, stay out of reach!

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Stranded Deep will feature a unique physically-based crafting and building system. Great care has been taken to minimize, even eliminate, most of the in-game UI. You will be able to craft a variety of crude weapons and tools such as spears, axes, knives, bows and even crossbows. And then there’s an assortment of everyday items to figure out how to craft. You will also be able to build a diverse range of unique shelters and rafts.

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Arma 3 is a truly massive military simulation sandbox game. It offers a wide variety of true/sci-fi combat situations in both singleplayer and multiplayer modes. It also comes out of the box with a very powerful editor that allows players to create their own scenarios, campaigns and mapmodes both for single- and multiplayer use.

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