In our list of games like Rust you’ll find the best open world survival games on PC, iOS, XBox 360, PS3 and other systems. Our readers are 100% in control of our lists. We invite you to share your favorite games on Facebook and Twitter as this will count as a vote for the game and will move the game up our charts.

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.

In Rust you need to gather resources and craft things. The only items which are ready made are rocks, torches and bandages. Other than that you will need to collect everything, including iron, sulfur, wood, cloth, food and more. For instance, you can gather wood by chopping trees. You start with a basic crafting list including some weapons and cloths, but the most you find the more you can build.

There are various challenges that you’ll need to overcome in the game including drowning, hypothermia and starvation. As you can tell, Rust is a very realistic game that aims to create a true to life version of survival gameplay.

In our collection of games like Rust we have included many MMO’s set in open 3D worlds and with realistic gameplay. We have also included some survival games and horror games (because Rust is based on horror game DayZ). There are games like Rust on PS3, PS4, Steam, Android, iOS, and to play for free online on your browser without download.

If you know of any additional games you think we should add to a list, please let us know in a comment below. And remember, our reader are 100% in control of our list. We encourage you to share games on Facebook and Twitter as this will move the game up the list.

Games like Rust



STALKER is a series of games that began life in 2007. The games centre around incidents of the Chrnobyl power plant which created a bizarre zones around the planet known as The Zone; it’s a place full of zombies, mutants, factions and the military.


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DayZ has you playing in a fictional post-Soviet state known as Chernarus where a virus has caused the people to turn into zombies. You play as one of the survivors and must find water, food, weapons and medicine while avoiding or killing hordes of zombies and choosing to either play co-operatively or competitively against other players as you try to survive the apocalypse.


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Outlast is a game in the stealth survival horror genre and was made by video game developer Red Barrels. Outlast features a strong story driven survival campaign told in first person narrative and set in a psychiatric hospital.Visually it is similar to the typical horror movie. You play as a protagonist who cannot fight other than by shoving enemies away. There are no traditional weapons and so your modus operandi is stealth. You’ll need to use the environment intelligently to avoid enemies.


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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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Metro Last Night 

Metro Last Night is a horror shooter that will scare the hell out of you. The game features an excellent degree of realism and truly makes you believe that you are a part of the story. The plot is tied in to the story of Metro 2033. This time around, you are quested with finding the remnant Dark One and uncovering many plots and twists about the factions who are vying for control of a military facility. As with Metro 2033, Metro Last Night features a dark and sinister atmosphere designed to scare the hell out of you.


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APB Reloaded

APB Reloaded is a MMOG game by video game develop Realtime Worlds, who also made Crackdown. APB Reloaded is set in a modern urban environment and pits law officers against gangs as both aim to destroy one another. One of the major differences between this and other games like APB Reloaded is that APB rewards the player for their skill, not for their time.


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