In our collection of games like Unreal World you’ll find many of the best procedurally generated roguelike survival games. These games make excellent alternative to Unreal World. There are games on all systems, too, including PC, Android, Mac, PS4, XBox One, and games online to play for free with no download. Some games are from 2016, some earlier than that. So be sure to look at them all to find the best game for you.


About Unreal World

Unreal World is a procedurally generated roguelike survival game created by video game developer Saami Marranen. The game is set in a very realistic world which is packed full of Finish mythology and folklore. Instead of playing from typical, fantasy classes, you play from one of ten different Finnish cultures, each of which has an occupation, such as being a tradesman or fisherman. Unreal World utilises both real time and turn based gameplay, with the aim of the game being to survive. With the game being realistic, most of the challenges are based in reality, such as surviving a snowstorm. You’ll also come across different environments, animals and vegetation. All in all, Unreal World is an ultra realistic roguelike survival game. For more games like Unreal World, see our list below.


Games like Unreal World by Genres and Themes

Survival: There was a time when “survival” was synonymous with”Survival horror” but thanks to independent game developers, survival games have come on a lot in recent years. For more of them, check out our list of the Best Survival Games.

Roguelike: Unreal World is a highly realistic game which is faithful to real life. From its character classes to its occupations, Unreal World is, ironically enough,very real. For similar games see our list of Roguelike Games.

Now, here’s our personal choices for the best games like Unreal World.


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Below is the spiritual successor to Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, a critically acclaimed action-adventure game.
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Dwarf Fortress


Dwarf Fortress is a roguelike city-building game set in a fantasy universe that is procedurally generated. In it you play a groupf of Dwarves who aim to create a wealthy mountain home. To do so, you’ll need to fend off all manner of enemies and even when you do fend off enemies you’ll still lose as its not actually possible to “win” the game, per say.

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Game of Dwarves

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The first similarity between this and Dwarf Fortress should be staring you right in the face. Dwarfs. . just. . ya know, just in case you somehow missed that.

Game of Dwarves is a pretty typical city building type game where you play as a Dwarf prince with his heart set on expending his kingdom.

You’re in command a a bunch of puny dwarfs you need to turn into hardcore dwarfs while also doing the typical building and resource management etc.

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Evil Genius

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Sierra Entertainment’s real time strategy game developed by Elixir Studios is the perfect game for people who want to take over the world. This game allows you to use super weapons and other evil stuff because. . .well, because you are an evil genius. Ahhh, who doesn’t love a game like Evil Genius that let’s you rule and ruin the world?

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King Arthur’s Gold


Action, strategy, creation and destruction are the key ingredient in King Arthurs Gold. Well, plus a load of gold, that is. The good things about games like King Arthurs Gold is that, unlike Dwarf Fortress, they’re not that hard. This title is accessible while still containing the same fortress building theme. The graphics are in 16-bit style too, which looks really cool and the worlds are randomly generated. Good stuff.

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Banished is a game by independent video game developer Luke Hodorowicz, and was released in February of 2014. The basic concept of Banished is that a group of travelers have been exiled out of their old homeland and have only a minimal amount of supplied that they can carry with them. They must find items in the wilderness to establish a new settlement so that they can survive.

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Minecraft is one of the most open ended games ever made, allowing players to explore random generated worlds and to construct and build various buildings, objects and other elements. Minecraft became one of the most popular games in the world, with millions of players playing every day. Because of this, there have been many more games like Minecraft, made by video game developers all around the world. You can find more games like Minecraft in our list below.

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Project Zomboid


Project Zomboid is a game by independent video game developer The Indie Stone and falls within the open world survival horror genre. the game hurls you into a post apocalyptic world full of zombies. Your mission is simple: stay alive for as long as you can before dying.

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Rust is game from independent video game developer Facepunch Studios, who also created the famous Gary’s Mod. The game is based on a combination of Minecraft, DayZ and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
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