Hello

I played '7 Days To Die' game and it was sooooo good for me. The only mechanic i hate was the food/water mechanic but its survival so it must be here

Im searching for games similar to this

I like the rpg mechanics/crafting, i hate food/water mechanics(only those 2 are okay for me as it's SURVIVAL)

There could be a story, but its not needed(7dtd got no story)

Thanks for replies

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The Long Dark is enjoyable for a single player survival game. It takes place in Canada after a geomagnetic event wipes out all power in the world. You have to survive the cold, manage resources, and fend off wild animals in order to survive. It doesn't have base building mechanics, but has some crafting.

Project Zomboid is a 2.5D Isometric zombie survival game, and imo is the most indepth in the genre. Tons of basebuilding capability, crafting gallore, lots of control over settings, can be played single player or multiplayer, can play on servers, or with friends just joining a game you host. Also, the game can be modded.

Conan Exiles is a great RPG style survival game, can play single player, or on servers. Some of the greatest base building mechanics I've seen, along with tons of crafting. You also have the ability to capture thralls to guard bases you build, or follow you around. Another one that has mod capability, and there are a lot of good mods that exist for it.

Citadel: Forged With Fire is one I just recently got into because I got it on a massive sale, was skeptical, but so far liking it. Also one you can play single player, on servers, or have friends connect to your hosted game. It's focused around magic, and taming creatures. You infuse spells into your weapons, and can capture creatures to fight along side you, or use as mounts. This includes dragons, so you can fly around. I've been having fun, but do note the game is grindy, and very brutal for a beginner in terms of difficulty.

I'll stop at that for now. Sure others will recommend stuff I've left out. You need to eat and drink in all the games I listed except Citadel, but... You can adjust settings to your liking, reducing the need in all of them, possibly even turning off the need completely, but I've never tried that, so I don't know.

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+1 for Long Dark. I love that game. A lot of items with which to play around - different clothes, weapons, food, drinks.
Map is huge and interesting. Different animals which you can hunt. Several different weapons.
Really makes you feel desolate.
It has story but its not finished. The dev is still working on coming episodes, but they make new updates regularly and they made a new map and new mechanics for wolfs some time ago

It does have food/water mechanics, but its pretty cool when you have to find and hunt a deer or rabbit if you dont have weapons and cant find any food thats stored in the houses

2 months ago
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Can't wait for the Story Mode to be finished so I have a reason to play again. Sandbox Mode has gotten stale for me though, but that's simply because I've played so much, regardless of difficulty, survival is too easy for me. I get bored really fast as a result, and will never get that 500 day achievement. By day 100 tops, I'll have explored almost everything, and be sitting on a mass stockpile ensuring my survival, at which point I've nothing to do but hunt or fish every few days. Honestly wish they'd add more difficulty options, like making temps inside houses colder, creating more need to keep a fire going, just as an example. As nice as new maps are, each new map added just makes sandbox survival easier.

Still, I got over 500 hours out of the game, so I can't complain. But once you know the maps completely by memory, it's too easy. Miss the early days when I'd be dead in 10 days, was a blast.

2 months ago
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I personally like that its not crazy difficult as I enjoy playing on easy and enjoying scenery. But I agree, for me after 100 hours Im already feeling a bit bored around the maps. I think its still a big number (I rarely get over 100 hours in a game). I havent played the new map addon,and I still have bunch of achievements to get so Ill probably get into it more anyway and its still on top of my favorite games

I finished the first episodes when I got it from monthly and replayed them again after they released redux version. Almost like playing a new game. Cant wait for the next episodes as well.. And to be honest Im excited for coming updates. They dont disappoint

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Don't Starve and Don't Starve Together are quite popular, though they never really clicked with me.
Subnautica is great, has story, and you can turn off food/water mechanics if you want.
This War of Mine is arguably a survival game, definitely different from 7DtD though.

2 months ago
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Survivalist

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Interesting.
I thought about getting it. Is it actually a good game ??
I read a lot of reviews about it and the "mixed" of them got my own opinion mixed as well!!

2 months ago
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I enjoyed it. It is low budget though, so keep that in mind.

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Awesome. Thank you.

2 months ago
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I second Don't Starve and Subnautica.

Stranded Deep and The Forest are two I've been following since pre-development and have not played yet. They are amazing looking games and have nice scenery.

2 months ago
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I would recommend ARK :)
It has its issues, but it's still my favorite survival game.

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Subnautica is one of the very few survival games that I actually enjoyed.

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The ones I'd recommend have been mentioned, so count this as a +1 for these:
Subnautica
The Long Dark
Don't Starve

And I'll add a quirky one, survival and humour mixed nicely: Breathedge. Still EA but devs have shown they're commited and have added tons of content already in continuous updates. I really recommend this one as it's already great to play and it seems to just get bigger and better each update. You might not like the oxygen mechanic (as with Subnautica) but otherwise it's a great survival game.

Darkwood might be far from others named here, as it's horror survival, but all the survival is there - just with a heavy horror element, if you're ok with that then this game is great.

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I can recommend How to Survive 2 It is really fun, especially when playing with friends. You can build your base, do some missions and fight the zomies ofc.

2 months ago
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played it actually

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There's also Dead Island
you can collect resources, craft weapons and lvl up. In this one you can play with friends too. I can recommend this one.

Also:
Tomb Raider
State of Decay

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played all of them

2 months ago
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I haven't seen anyone mention Dying Light. Does it not qualify as survival ?

2 months ago
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played it actually, good game, but no crafting

2 months ago
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i want to add that i like rpg mechanics so maybe any game with leveling up?

2 months ago
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I'm the first post in this thread.

The Long Dark has skills that level, the more you perform the skill actions, the better you get at them, like starting fires, fishing, firing guns and bows, repairing clothes, cooking, etc.

Project Zomboid is similar to The Long Dark, but with more variety in skills, and you do have a character level which unlocks skill points for you to put into skills you've levelled, to unlock their bonuses.

Conan Exiles you actually get stat points with level up to put into Strength, Agility, Vitality, Accuracy, Grit, Encumbrance and Survival, all which improve your character in different ways. You also need to reach certain levels to unlock certain crafting.

Citadel Forged With Fire you level up and get attribute points to put into Health, Mana, Attack and Carry Capacity, also needing to reach certain levels to unlock certain crafting.

In the end, Conan and Citadel are the most RPG like, while The Long Dark is kinda RPG Light? And Project Zomboid somewhere in the middle. Sorry I couldn't give better details originally, or even with this post, but there is tons of info to cover for each game, too much to write down.

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I like to ask what you do not like about food and water mechanic? It seems very common in todays' games.
Cheers~

2 months ago
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I agree with several mentioned already, especially The Long Dark.

I've been playing Outward a bit lately. It's an RPG with crafting, leveling up and some basic survival elements (you must eat, drink and sleep regularly). One of its big selling points seems to be the ability to invite friends to play with you in co-op, although I haven't tried that. But it's a fun game overall.

2 months ago
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Outward is not even close to 7days ;) but thanks

2 months ago
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I'd say P.A.M.E.L.A.®

2 months ago
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Of all the survival games I played, The Long Dark is the only one that kept my attention for more than a few hours. Granted, I didn't play that many.

2 months ago
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human life, best survival game of them all. stuck in my house right now running low on food and my neighbors are having a birthday party with 25+ people, were all FUCKED!!! anybody know any good cheats?

2 months ago
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they hired a spiderman

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I haven't seen anyone mention Subterrain. You're on Mars. You have to manage, food, water, oxygen, temperature, not getting infected, and managing your time. There is plenty of crafting, Semi-base building since you need to fortify your base with turrets. Enemies multiply and get stronger based on the infection % that grows in each area. So you have to manage the infection rate and always be cautious, but not so cautious that you take too much time.

Also, haven't seen anyone mention Sunless Sea. Now this is a rogue-like that requires you to just maintain your fuel, food, and sanity. Your other stats can increase by exploring the deep dark ocean. It's mostly a text-adventure. So it might not fit your style. The music and atmosphere though can stir your imagination as you read some disturbing choices you have to make.

Flame in the Flood Your base is your raft and you can definitely upgrade it. There is crafting, hunting, and being hunted. You just have to worry about sleep, food, water, and temperature. I liked the country-music that was made for this game.

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+1 Scum

2 months ago
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Different style of game but check out Darkwood, a really good and very creepy top-down survival with crafting mechanics.

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word war Z

2 months ago
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cant find it...

2 months ago
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It's on Epic (currently free), it's a left 4 dead-type game. Nothing really new, but solid.

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Was already mentioned, but want to recommend it too, cos survival and crafting are actually both crazy: https://store.steampowered.com/app/815370/Green_Hell/

2 months ago
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I'd say that for me Dwarf Fortress is the best survival game with a lot of FUN!

2 months ago
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If only the in-development Infinite IKEA SCP game had more content, I'd recommend that.
There's something satisfying about building a base out of random items of furniture.

2 months ago
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I'm not a fan of survival, but Flame and the Flood was really good. Every screenshot is like a postcard, it's very atmospheric and almost poetic.
Also I played Notrium way before the survival genre became popular

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Skyrim, but with mods of course.

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