Tag created in June 2017
Survival's popularity amongst developers
This graph shows games released over the years with the Survival tag and the percentage they represent. The releases count conveys the quantity of games published on Steam each year. It usually follows the increasing amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the Survival tag is getting more or less popular amongst developers. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Survival tag has peaked in 2022, with 856 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.3% in 2010 and 0.63% in 2016.
Keep in mind that the current year is not over, so the number of games released will still increase. But the percentage is usually a good estimate.
Survival's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Survival tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. If the graph is hard to read, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
While the review count clearly quantifies the reviews a tag receives, keep in mind that it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. The value normalized as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more revealing, as it gives you the popularity trend for Survival tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 144 (2010) and 2322 (2014) reviews. Keep in mind that it is the average and not the median, meaning it is heavily influenced by extreme values, like a very successful game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Survival tag received between 300% (2022) and 536% (2018) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Survival
This chart displays the evolution of the Survival tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median game price peaked in 2012 at 14.99$, and bottomed in 2020 at 5.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2014 at 15%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Survival, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Survival tag, separated by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The highest rating for Survival is 94% for the Romanian language, and the lowest is 75% for the Japanese language.
Project Zomboid is the ultimate in zombie survival. Alone or in MP: you loot, build, craft, fight, farm and fish in a struggle to survive. A hardcore RPG skillset, a vast map, massively customisable sandbox and a cute tutorial raccoon await the unwary. So how will you die? All it takes is a bite..
|19.99||94.1%||Nov 8, 2013|
|I Am Alive|
I Am Alive casts the player as a lone survivor in a believable, dark and insecure post-apocalyptic world.
|14.99||66.7%||Sep 6, 2012|
Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style.
|9.99||96.7%||Apr 23, 2013|
How long can you survive a post-apocalyptic world? A land overrun with an infected "zombie" population, where you compete with other survivors for limited resources. Will you team up with strangers and stay strong together? Or play as a lone wolf to avoid betrayal? This is DayZ – this is your story.
|44.99||74.7%||Dec 13, 2018|
Miasmata is a first-person survival/adventure game, developed from the ground-up by brothers Joe and Bob Johnson. You play as Robert Hughes, a plague-stricken scientist on a journey to discover a cure. Your adventure begins on the shores of a remote and mysterious island.
|14.99||76.9%||Nov 28, 2012|
|Sir, You Are Being Hunted|
Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a freedom sandbox stealth experience, where each playthrough is unique, thanks to our British Countryside Generator. Escape from these robot-infested islands with violence, trickery and stealth. This brutally funny game is available for Windows, OSX, and Linux.
|19.99||79.6%||May 2, 2014|
NEO Scavenger is a game where you must survive in the wasteland long enough to figure out who you are. Each turn, you must decide where to go, how to scavenge for supplies, and how to deal with anything and anyone you encounter.
|14.99||89.6%||Dec 15, 2014|
|How to Survive|
“A real Gem” – Destructoid at E3 “Offers a different experience for zombie game veterans” – Co-Optimus“Has a lot more going for it than smashing brains and gory, red goo ... With a surprisingly deep crafting system” – GamesRadarYou're shipwrecked on an isolated island, a desperate castaway in a total freakshow world. How will you survive?
|14.99||82.5%||Aug 29, 2014|
|7 Days to Die|
7 Days to Die is an open-world game that is a unique combination of first-person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. Play the definitive zombie survival sandbox RPG that came first. Navezgane awaits!
|24.99||88.5%||Dec 13, 2013|
The only aim in Rust is to survive. Everything wants you to die - the island’s wildlife and other inhabitants, the environment, other survivors. Do whatever it takes to last another night.
|39.99||87.4%||Feb 8, 2018|
Eden Star is a fast paced Sci-Fi survival game that blends unique physics based combat, destructible environments and free-form construction with the exploration of a hostile alien world.
|19.99||56.3%||Jan 30, 2015|
Frozen State is a brutal, survival game set in a world embraced by the man-made ice age meant to protect mankind from pestilent hybrids. Bitter cold and numbing fear are the constant companions in the journey through the retro-futuristic Frozen State world.
|11.99||63.2%||Aug 5, 2016|
|This War of Mine|
In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
|19.99||94.8%||Nov 14, 2014|
|7 Days to Die Dedicated Server||Free||81.8%||Jul 8, 2014|
|The Long Dark|
THE LONG DARK is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. There are no zombies -- only you, the cold, and all the threats Mother Nature can muster.
|19.99||91.5%||Aug 1, 2017|
|Echo of the Wilds|
Echo of the Wilds is a puzzly narrativy adventure, featuring randomised wilderness survival. Explore and survive this mysterious tale of wilds. Gather resources to build gear and sustain yourself, learning new skills, lore and the intertwining interactions between the various areas, seasons, and weather.
|6.99||80.5%||Jun 10, 2014|
Radiation Island is a survival adventure game where you craft your own destiny in a huge open world environment. As part of the Philadelphia Experiment you have become stranded in a parallel, alternate reality. Discover this new and mysterious world, with all its surprises.
|9.99||79.4%||Nov 29, 2016|
|The Fifth Day|
The Fifth Day is a post-apocalyptic survival game set in the time after mankind's extinction to the machines that it created. Your role, as one of these machines, is to survive in the hostile world left behind by man.
|14.99||38.4%||Jul 25, 2014|
|The Solus Project|
The Solus Project is a single player exploration adventure with survival elements. The adventure is set on a mysterious planet and is the spiritual successor to The Ball - 2010 PC Gamer Action/Adventure Game Of The Year...
|19.99||79.4%||Jun 7, 2016|
|Dig or Die|
Crash land on a hostile planet where you'll have to build the strongest defenses if you wish to live to escape from it. But be warned... this planet is merciless. Build strong, and smart; else physics may flood or destroy your only hopes of survival.
|11.99||90.4%||Jul 10, 2018|
|The Flame in the Flood|
A rogue-like river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators.
|14.99||75.3%||Feb 24, 2016|
|Don't Starve Together|
Fight, Farm, Build and Explore Together in the standalone multiplayer expansion to the uncompromising wilderness survival game, Don't Starve.
|14.99||95.9%||Apr 21, 2016|
It's one year after the collapse of civilization and self-centered hedge fund manager Joe Wheeler emerges from his specially constructed bunker in search of food. This is a huge open-world RPG where you have the freedom to play how you want - but your choices have consequences.
|4.99||80.8%||Jan 30, 2015|
Uncompromising Sci-Fi survival on Mars! Manage the entire colony single-handed! Craft, Research, Explore and Fight against evolving mutants. Vast open world and randomly generated levels to explore! Can you survive long enough to escape the horror?
|16.99||81%||Jan 21, 2016|