survivalcraft
Metacritc: 74/100
Release: Apr 2013
Reviewed on: iOS

Survivalcraft

Site Score
9.0
Good: Infinite worlds – Packed full of features – Cheap price tag
Bad: Won’t run on older devices
User Score
8.4
(500 votes)
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Survivalcraft is a highly popular mobile game that offers a similar experience to Minecraft, it is often compared to the pocket edition and offers a cheaper alternative at nearly half the price while also having many features that the Minecraft: Pocket Edition does not have.

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It is also one of the few games in the genre for the Windows Phone making it an attractive option for that platform although it is also very popular on iOS and Android. The game doesn’t offer up much of a backstory for your existence on this strange and blocky world (much like Minecraft) but as fans of the genre would know that this doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

In Survivalcraft you will spend your time exploring the large game world, mining resources, crafting tools to improve your chances of survival, creating traps and many other activities. Players will also have to battle hunger and carefully maintain their stamina while exploring which becomes even more vital away from your home base.

Of course you’ll need a shelter to survive in the game world and you can even ride your own pet horse to get around the game world. Horse not your style? The game also offers zebras, lions and even rhinos along with many other animals to create a vibrant and living game world. Survivalcraft also allows you to build your own electrical based devices (similar to redstone) so your options are truly endless in this world.

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The biggest attraction to Survivalcraft is the large world which is far less limited than other games, making exploration of caves and islands much more enjoyable.

Currently this game scale is simply not matched in the mobile market. Once you are done exploring your game world you can share it with the Survivalcraft world sharing feature to share your experience with others.

Summary:

  • One of the few options for Windows Phone (also available on iOS and Android).
  • Packed full of many Minecraft features (even surpassing the pocket edition).
  • Includes a redstone like feature (electricity).
  • Huge variety of animals that inhabit the game world to create a realistic feel.
  • Huge game world without limits.

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Survivalcraft, 8.4 out of 10 based on 500 ratings
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13 Comments

  1. Wes
    January 25, 2014

    This game is AWSOME!!!!!!!
    I love it and I don’t even have it yet.


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  2. Aiden Beach
    February 3, 2014

    I have played this before, it is awesome and has easier controls than Minecraft PE, It has animals only though, a few more animals than Minecraft though


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  3. Brandon White
    February 15, 2014

    No offense but I don’t like this game because of all the useless items that they just added for no reason. Maybe this game would be better if they added alot more useful stuff rather than just adding them without a reason or just because they felt like it.


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  4. kaitlyn
    March 4, 2014

    why can’t you make the game free


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  5. Skyler
    March 10, 2014

    This was a pretty fun game. Although the game has many different animals than Minecraft PE, it still isn’t as fun.


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  6. Gamer
    March 21, 2014

    This game is very fun. I think it is better than Minecraft PE because the Minecraft PE is not an inifinty blocky world. The Survivalcraft offer more better features than Minecratf PE.


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  7. New
    April 16, 2014

    how much does the game cost? and it would be o lot more better if it was free and it would become more popular.


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  8. eeve
    July 29, 2014

    I love this game! It has waaay more features than minecraft, the only thing that mine craft has on survival craft to me is the multiplayer mode. They’re both awesome but survival craft is where its at ;)


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  9. Jason
    September 12, 2014

    Awesome! Cool!


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  10. becca
    May 11, 2015

    i was going to get it on my ipod but its not free and im not spending 3.99 on the game i dont have the money on my ipod :(


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  11. Phillip Lorio
    May 1, 2016

    My mom does not like minecraft because of the online multiplayer thing. Is this an online game like that where i can play with other people or is it just me and what i build?


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  12. Stanimus
    December 10, 2017

    Survivalcraft has been significantly upgraded since this review!

    – It is available on desktop – Windows 10.
    – You can now make custom blocks. Yes, you can even make a toilet that looks like a toilet!
    – You can paint many blocks 16 different colors. This color palette can even be customized.
    – There is limited multiplayer – up to 4 people on a single device. Many gamepads are supported, too.
    – There are new survival mechanics: you can get the flu from being cold and wet, and eating bad food will make you sick. It is more important than ever to be mindfull of the weather and to dress properly for the climate.
    – There are more drops from animals. Makes it a little easier to get food and the resources to make heavy clothing.
    – Plus new animals, new blocks and new foods help fill out this game!


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  13. Stanimus
    December 10, 2017

    Furthermore, the electrics are far more advanced than ‘redstone’! They include all the basic logic gates and even a 256 location memory bank! Digital numeric displays, motion and light sensors, multi-colored LEDs, so much more.

    Oh, and it has 3 types of pistons! Generations ahead of the basic item minecraft has! The pistons can extend to 8 block, controllable by the voltage value feeding them. One type just pushes, the second can pull up to 8 blocks with it (you can set how many it will pull) and the third will only retract once a certain number of blocks is attached to the plunger. This actually allows very sophisticated machines to be automated!

    The new custom blocks can be triggered to change shape by using electricity!
    Custom blocks can conversely be used to energise electric circuits!
    People have figured out how to use the custom blocks to even make ‘invisible wires’!

    With elecricity and the custom blocks, you can make a non-descript wall become an open passage with the push of a button. And so much more…

    Saying this is like redstone, is like saying my smart phone is like a morse-code transmitter!


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