22 Games Like H1Z1

Games Like H1Z1
Our assembled list of games like H1Z1 covers other games set deep within the zombie apocalypse. Scavenge, build, craft, fight and survive in these games.

H1Z1 is one of the many zombie based open world games, a genre that continues to explode in popularity and game titles. While H1Z1 does fall in this now saturated genre the game has some differentiating features including a focus PvE gameplay with teamwork to overcome zombies preferred over the typical PvP modes amongst a zombie infestation.

Additionally the game has a Battle Royale mode where players must fight until they are the last one standing on a map that gets smaller and smaller as the game goes on (which can be played with zombies on or off). This mode in particular has been of increasing focus for the developers and players as the lure of surviving against over 150 other players, leaderboards and item rewards has made it a popular aspect of the game.

Regardless of the mode players elect to play they’ll find an adventure orientated around scavenging the ruins of the game world for the supplies leftover by the inhabitants who have now been infected by the H1Z1 virus.

The games like H1Z1 found below are also set in post-apocalyptic environments which will challenge players to scavenge the environment while fighting off zombies and other players.

Games Like H1Z1

life-is-feudal

Step into a massive medieval world in Life is Feudal: Your Own that blends combat, crafting, building, sandbox, realistic directional combat and many other mechanics to create an adventure set far into the past. Alternatively explore the much larger world in Life is Feudal: MMO, the MMO variant... Read More »

User Score
6.7
(6 votes)
planet-calypso
User Score
8.4
(51 votes)
dead-frontier

Dead Frontier is one of the few zombie based games that you can access in your browser and for free. The game has been around since 2008 and lets players explore a post-apocalyptic environment while struggling to survive. The uniqueness of the game has attracted a large audience and boasts mill... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(25 votes)
dying-light

Parkour across a massive city while also slashing zombies to pieces in Dying Light a game with plenty of open world and RPG elements. The game is available on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Centred around agent Kyle Crane whose objective is to infiltrate the quarantine zone of Harran. Thi... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(16 votes)
this-war-of-mine

Most war games have you take on the role of a soldier in the middle of the battlefield with weapons and armour. This War of Mine, on the other hand, puts you in charge of a household of civilians trying to survive a brutal war with what minimal supplies they can scavenge. In the day, you cannot... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(8 votes)
rust

Rust is a survival game that comes from the same brains that brought you Garry’s Mod. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of games and genres you’ll find plenty of depth to explore while struggling to survive. The game is best described as a mixture of Minecraft and DayZ. In Rust players will... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(67 votes)
killing-floor

Killing Floor is a co-operative game that puts a team of players against zombie like enemies in a series of waves. While the game is best enjoyed with close friends players can also tackle the game solo or join a server with other players in the community. The game is available on both PC and M... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(10 votes)
dont-starve

Don’t Starve is a single player survival game that has many unique features and a dark art direction that makes it a stand out open world survival experience. The game was released in April 2013 by Klei Entertainment. The aim in Don’t Starve is simple, survive for as long as possible in the har... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(69 votes)
dead-island-riptide

Dead Island: Riptide is the second game in the Dead Island series and continues on from your previous adventure but takes place on a whole new island. The game launched in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, delivering a very similar experience to the first game. The events in Dead Island: Riptide o... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(11 votes)
wurm-online

Wurm Online is a sandbox style MMORPG that has a creative focus allowing you to create your own adventure. You can play Wurm Online with a basic account for free but to remove some restrictions you will have to commit to a subscription based premium account. The game also has a stand alone vers... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(31 votes)
state-of-decay

State of Decay combines the open world genre with a zombie outbreak to create one of the largest and most impressive games in the genre to date. The game started out as a title on the Xbox Marketplace and eventually made its way to Windows. The game plays out in an open world environment with p... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(37 votes)
nether

Nether changes up the survival genre that has recently become popular with games like Rust and DayZ gaining a large number of followers. Combining PvE and PvP gameplay together as you explore, craft, trade and kill you’ll be hooked on Nether whether you choose to adventure alone or with other p... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(11 votes)
contagion

Contagion offers co-operative and PvP game modes set within a number of zombie filled environments. With a decent number of maps and game modes Contagion offers enough zombie gameplay to get your teeth sunk in, leaving you infected and constantly coming back for more gameplay. Contagion offers ... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(8 votes)
fallen-earth

Fallen Earth is set in a post-apocalyptic game world and offers it to players with a free to play MMO experience. The game is a mixture of FPS and role playing features making it akin to the later games in the Fallout series. The game is centred around the Grand Canyon area which is now a waste... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(9 votes)
dead-island

In Dead Island you’ll have to explore an open world environment and try to prevent being eaten by using whatever weapons you can find around the place. Dead Island is a great role playing experience for fans of survival horror and is available on Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Dead Islan... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(9 votes)
castleminer-z

CastleMiner Z is a sequel to the popular Xbox Live Indie Game of CastleMiner. While CastleMiner was a creatively focused experience the sequel pushes the game into survival orientated gameplay. In CastleMiner Z you will explore a vast block based game world and attempt to protect yourself from ... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(58 votes)
darkfall-unholy-wars

Darkfall Unholy Wars aims to bring the hardcore back to the MMO genre. Focusing on sandbox, PvP and a tonne of player driven elements the fantasy world is in the hands of players. Offering a large fantasy world that covers both land and sea players can shape the empires as they rise and fall. W... Read More »

User Score
6.9
(10 votes)
the-abandoned

The Abandoned blends adventure and survival into a paid mobile title. Your objective is to stay alive in a pocket of the world that is suddenly isolated from the rest of the planet and with it came anomalies and monsters. Players literally crash land into this small pocket of deadliness when th... Read More »

User Score
6.0
(2 votes)
infestation-survivor-stories

Infestation: Survivor Stories (originally War Z) lets players experience what it would be like if the world was hit with a zombie apocalypse. The game allows players to either cooperate or fight against other players in a harsh zombie filled world. Players can get a taste of Infestation: Surviv... Read More »

User Score
5.2
(30 votes)
left-4-dead-2

Left 4 Dead 2 continues the co-operative zombie adventure with all new characters, locations, enemies and weapons to change up the popular gameplay introduced in the original Left 4 Dead. The popular AI director also makes a return with plenty of tweaks to ensure players are always challenged. ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(10 votes)
left-4-dead

Left 4 Dead (L4D) is a zombie survival experience that focuses on co-operative gameplay. The game promises that each time you play with your friends you’ll be greeted with a unique experience thanks to the AI director. L4D takes place across a number of maps that follow the struggles of 4 survi... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(7 votes)
zombiu

ZombiU brings the zombie genre onto Nintendo’s platform with an amazing and horrifying experience that shows off some unique mechanics and potential of the Wii U. ZombiU takes place in London with a focus on the underground which creates an amazingly dark atmosphere as you adventure through the... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(8 votes)