When playing some brutal and stressful survival games, you’ll want to make sure that you’re ironically as comfortable as possible in your gaming station. It just so happens that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) is one of the cosiest gaming devices you can have as you get to sit back far away from the television or monitor on your couch with your arms more relaxed than on the PC.
Hence, you could say that playing survival games is best enjoyed on consoles, notably the PS4 (let the comment section console wars begin!). Thankfully, there is no shortage of survival games in PS4’s selection. Some of them are even exclusives that are not available on the Xbox platforms or the PC. To shorten your scouring time for such games, we have here a list of 10 of the best of them, here you go Sony loyalists.
Death Stranding – The Worst Delivery Job
Approximate Game Length: 60 Hours
Genre: Third-person Action-Adventure
Developer: Kojima Productions
File Size: 55 GB (July 2021)
People who don’t like it might not like Death Stranding, but it’s a new thing in its own way. That’s what this game is all about: Hideo Kojima has come up with a way to use multiplayer that no other game has done before. It’s best to play the main game online, as well. That loop is about delivering packages like the FedEx delivery guy who is the most dedicated and the least practical in the world.
Players have to come up with creative or resourceful ways to avoid fights and deliver their packages in Death Stranding. This makes the game more like a survival game than an action-adventure game. In combat, there aren’t a lot of tools, so you have to use your own strength most of the time.
Approximate Game Length: 50 Hours
Genre: Third-person Fantasy RPG
Developer: Nine Dots Studio
File Size: 20 GB (July 2021)
To be a “masochist,” you need a game that’s more hardcore than a Souls-like game, especially in the “running around helpless” part of gameplay. Outward is the game for you. It’s a mediaeval fantasy RPG that doesn’t have a mini-map, no fast travel, and no easy way to get better in games.
To play Outward, you’ll face a world that is cruel. You’ll be on your own through the land, and you’ll feel even more alone than before. It’s a game that doesn’t treat you like an important person or NPC.
Approximate Game Length: 5 Hours
Genre: Horror Adventure
Developer: Tarsier Studios
File Size: 10 GB (July 2021)
Do you remember your childhood nightmares and hallucinations from when you were sick with a cold or a virus as a child? In that case, think of yourself as lucky. You will get to see how these things look when you watch the movie “Little Nightmares.”
If you want to play a game that is both scary and fun, you can play Little Nightmares. You control a meek character named Six as they try to get out of The Maw. In the Maw, there are a lot of monsters and scary things that kids have always feared. As a bonus, the game is a great way to face and deal with these fears.
Approximate Game Length: N/A
Genre: Post-Apocalypse Simulator
File Size: 2.68 GB (July 2021)
Minecraft, of course, is one of the most well-known games in the survival genre, and who could forget it? A simple game with old graphics doesn’t matter because Minecraft’s beauty comes from what you make with it. This game only gives you the tools you need to build.
Thus, it’s a video game that can be played by people of all ages, as shown by the wide range of people who play it. There is also a lot of solid lore in the game, but it’s dark and doesn’t go well with the game’s cute and boxy art. All of that is a good place to start when you want to change the world to fit your own ideas.
Approximate Game Length: N/A
Genre: First-person Shooter
Developer: Facepunch Studios
File Size: 3.5 GB (July 2021)
It’s like the Hunger Games with a lot more people who are sick and crazy and also more naked. Everyone who plays Rust can have a crazy but interesting time. If you start at the beginning, you’ll have to work your way from the stone age to the modern era.
To do this, you’ll need to be as clever or smart as possible, because even bad behaviour in Rust can pay off. There isn’t a lot of attention paid to building bases or gathering resources in this game. Instead, it’s all about killing each other.
Approximate Game Length: 10 Hours
Genre: Cinematic Adventure
Developer: Supermassive Games
File Size: 37.85 GB (July 2021)
Until Dawn is the first game on this list that is only for the PS4. It should make horror fans happy. You control and decide the fate of horror film protagonist stereotypes in this game by picking their next move. When you make a decision, it can have very bad consequences, and the game makes good use of and shows the butterfly effect.
If you don’t want to see a movie that’s more scary than survival, you can just watch it. Until Dawn is still about who can survive the mysterious and bloody killer who lives in the woods. When it comes to survival games, this one isn’t as hard as some of the other ones on this list. It’s still a survival game, though.
Approximate Game Length: 35 Hours
Genre: First-person Adventure
File Size: 40 GB (July 2021)
Moving on to the open world is Dying Light, which has a lot of DLC and expansions that can be downloaded. The game shows off a huge and sprawling city that you can move through in first-person parkour, and you’ll need to if you want to avoid the zombies on the city streets.
You play as an undercover agent for a shady group that wants to get rid of zombies in the city of Harran. There are a lot of zombies and bandits in the daytime, but if you don’t like them, just go out at night and Dying Light will show you why it’s bad to be alone with zombies when the sun goes down. But if you want to play casual survival games and not have to meet a list of your character’s needs, this is a good game for you.
Players: Single-Player & Multiplayer
Some people think Exiles is better known for its willies than anything else it has to offer, but it does feel like the name is just being used to get attention.
There is a lot of base building, and it’s widely thought to be some of the best of its kind. Most console survival games have a lot of lag. The monsters are different and the world is interesting, but Conan Exiles is a safe and mostly good survival game.
There has been a lot of support from Funcom for the game over the years, and there will be a big expansion in 2021. It’s a good time to get into the game.
ARK: Survival Evolved
Developer: Studio Wildcard
Publisher: Studio Wildcard
Single-player/Multiplayer: Single-player & Multiplayer
The fact that ARK isn’t perfect on PS4 isn’t going to change the fact that it’s a great game for the kitchen. Here, the goal is to play with dinosaurs and sci-fi, and to hit exotic animals in the face until they die, which is what this game is about.
It’s possible to build a base in ARK, even though the game’s UI looks like it was made with Microsoft Paint. The simple pleasures of ARK can’t be denied.
Those simple pleasures involve riding around on a kangaroo animal. Is ARK really the best game ever made? Not everyone agrees with us.