In our selection of the be st games like Dont Starve for Android, PS3, PC and other systems, we have included games that use random generated adventures and survival aspects.

Dont Starve was released in 2013 and, like the best indie games, combines many disparate areas of game design to create a new gaming experience. Namely, Dont Starve combines sandbox, adventure and roguelike game mechanics and provides minimal information to the gamer, instead allowing them to work things out for themselves. Thanks to the game’s permadeath it also has a high difficultlty level that will please hardcore gamers.

In Dont Starve you explore randomly generated areas which are displayed in 2.5D.  The controls use a combination of mouse and keyboard and there is a lot of resource gathering, with you having to get enough items to make sure you can survive. The game presents a realistic world thanks to a combination of day and night cycles, hunger and mental health and other elements that have bee inventively added to the game to create a realistic experiences. It is very easy to die in Dont Starve so you have to constantly be aware of all your different stats and resources.

The games like Dont Starve that we have included in our list below include games about survival, many with procedurally generated random worlds and other elements that will be familiar to fans of Dont Starve.

Games like Dont Starve


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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Settlers is a real time strategy and / simulation game in which you create and govern your own settlement. There have been many games in the Settlers series and the vast majority of them have been very popular. The game challenge you to build and govern a settlement in a medieval era.
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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. >> Read Review / Play Game

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Turn-based strategy games like Civilization are the fan favourites of gamers who love more intellectual styles of play.

The gameplay of a turn-based strategy game like civilization is largely based on managerial skills. Players must control their forces in realistic ways that are based off of real life military tactics. >> Read Review / Play Game

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Evil Genius

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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State of Decay

State of Decay is an open world survival horror game packed full of zombies. The game was made by video game developer Undead Labs. State of Decay is all about using the resources available to help you to survive. You’ll need to use stealth, resources, evasion and base building to survive the zombies.

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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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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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