Hello and Welcome all!
The Survival genre in the gaming world over the last few years has grown massively and
has become extremely popular, with many fans pouring in hundreds of hours of game play
into their favourite survival titles, having both their limits, resource management and
nerves tested. And although the pc have had the best of the titles for many years, there
has still been some absolutely amazing and beautiful survival titles that have reached
the PlayStation 4. So here in my own opinion, is the top 5 survival
games currently release on PlayStation 4! Let’s get started: 5. Ark: Survival Evolved
So we start our list off with Ark: Survival Evolved. A survival game set on a mysterious
beautiful island full to the brim with dinosaurs, most of which looking to eat you.
It’s a title which pushes you to explore its vast regions, while managing your thirst,
hunger, stamina, body condition and overall health.
It features an impressive building and crafting system, which is further progressed with each
level up you achieve unlocking more craft able buildings and items. You must gather
resources, be that cutting down a tree for wood to build with or mining rocks or metal
to craft armour and weapons. Amongst all of this, if the dinosaurs don’t
get you there is always a chance the weather will, as both the heat and cold can be deadly.
All of this added with the ability to capture, tame, train, ride and even breed over 100+
dinosaurs it makes this survival game a great challenge for all fans of the genre, and definitely
worth checking out! 4. Don’t Starve
Next we move onto number 4, Don’t Starve. A world of strange creatures and even stranger
graphics. You could be forgiven if you believed you were watching a Tim Burton movie!
But amongst the unique characters and setting you find yourself in an unforgiving and uncompromising
world of exploration and hardened survival. Where there is no instruction, no tutorial
or guidance to point you in the right direction, only the games title telling you…”Don’t
Starve”… You must hunt, craft, farm, research, gather
resources and even fight off odd and strangely tuff creatures. All while ensuring you manage
your health, hunger and even your mental state and that’s not including the weather system
in place to really test you!!! With randomly generated worlds ensuring every
time you play don’t starve you have a unique, new, experience. And with a surprise which
comes only at night, this game had to make it into the top 5 list! 3. The Long Dark
At number 3 we have The Long dark, a frozen apocalypse full of exploration and big meaningful
choices to make! Choices that could be as simple as walking for just a few minutes extra
could end up being vital mistakes. It’s a survival title where this is only one enemy
and that’s the weather! Sure there is wolves and bears that could
attack but none are more brutal and unforgiving as the weather in The Long Dark!
You must try to battle the freezing cold by managing both body condition and temperature
as well as hunger, thirst and even energy levels, all of which can be replenished by
hunting or scavenging for food and drink, or resting by a warm fire. Fire being a tense
challenge to start in the first place. It’s a title that manages to draw you in
to the point where u start to feel the cold yourself! It may be a hard brutal challenge
at times, but not many titles share the same beauty and sense of immersion as The Long
Dark. It’s a realistic survival challenge which maybe deserves higher on this list but
to all survival fans is an absolute must play! 2. The Forest
Number 2 on my list is The Forest, a first person survival horror game not for the faint
hearted! After a crash landing on an island covered
almost completely in deep forest in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself not just battling
your hunger, first and body condition but also other human like beings that appear to
inhabit the island with you! It’s a title that if you are brave enough,
is full of beautiful landscapes, lakes and underground cave networks ready to explore.
With a unique take on placing and building structures added with the ability to chop
down every tree, bush, plant, rock insight to gather resources and also being able to
hunt a variety of animals for food and further crafting of Armor and weapons.
The forest admittedly is a nerve racking survival game, but the rewards for braving the scares
are so worth it. A survival game that just ticks every single box! It just had to be
on this list and only just missed out on number 1. 1. Subnautica
Here it is number 1, and for me it had to be Subnautica!!
Probably the most breathing taking survival title on this list in terms of both graphics
and gameplay. Crash landing on an unknown alien planet which
is completely covered in not much else but ocean you find yourself with the goal of trying
to escape a planet that wont to let you leave, but doesn’t want you to stay either!
The second you begin you battle thirst, hunger and your oxygen levels. Gather resources and
scan items, allowing you to improve oxygen tanks allowing deeper dives, build under water
structures to live in, and vehicles to use and even build a farm. All helping you to
survive that little bit longer, to explore that little bit further that before.
Explore mind boggling depths of the ocean, seeing everything from beautiful coral reefs
teaming with life. To the Vast depths that even light cannot reach, where it’s so dark
it’s hard to work out what’s friend and what’s foe!
This is one title that really did surprise me in every way, constantly pulling you into
the immersion of the world, testing you, see how far into the depths you would go. Showing
you fears you never knew you had but also finding beauty in the darkest of places. It’s
a survival title that to me personally would be in my Top 5 games of all time let alone
top 5 survival games! And in my opinion a deserved number 1. Well that’s the end of the Top 5 Survival
Games of PlayStation 4, I hope you guys enjoyed it. If you feel I may have missed one out
or maybe another title deserved the top 5 spot instead please comment below. Also if
you enjoyed the top 5 list today please let me know in the comments if you guys would
like to see more of these lists within the survival genre?
Thank you much to all for taking the time to watch today, stand by for more content
over the coming weeks, including I hope an update on the release of Stranded Deep, check
the link in the description for an update on the progress of that particular survival
title coming to consoles in the near future! Once again to you all, thank you and goodbye