8 Games Like Dont Starve

Games Like Dont StarveOur collection of games like Don’t Starve has other randomly generated adventures that will push your survival skills to the limits in dark settings.

Don’t Starve launched in 2013 and combined several genres together to create a terrifying survival experience. With sandbox, roguelike and adventure components the game proved to be a hit. With minimal instructions on how to survive and permanent death for your character the difficultly bar is one of the highest in the genre.

Gameplay in Don’t Starve has you exploring random worlds which are presented in a 2.5D manner. Using a mixture of keyboard and mouse inputs you’ll have to explore the world, gather resources for your survival and fend off all sorts of strange creatures. Through the later released Don't Starve Together players can also tackle this with a friend.

With day/night cycles, mental health and hunger you’ve got a realistic survival experience on your hands and with death in Don’t Starve coming so easily (in many different ways) you have to remain just as alert for your first day as your one hundredth.

These games like Don’t Starve offer other great sandbox survival games with an emphasis on harsh environments and roguelike elements. You’ll find plenty of fun and difficult adventures waiting for you in the titles featured here. A number of these also include multiplayer for those seeking games like Don't Starve Together.
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Haven and Hearth

Haven and Hearth is a free to play survival based MMORPG that will have you fighting to survive in an unforgiving game world with permanent death. You will have to fight off animals, hunger and other players. The game is being developed by Jorb and Loftar and takes place on a persistent single server. Haven and Hearth is free to play and offers plenty of unique features that create a realistic experience. The games focus is on two core gameplay aspects, permanent death and lasting changes to the...[Read Review]

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The Long Dark

In The Long Dark players will be taking on the harsh environment of the Canadian wilderness. After a global disaster leaves the world without power players step into the shoes of a crash landed pilot who finds himself surrounded by the cold dark environment of the wild. Gameplay in The Long Dark happens in a first person perspective with players controlling their lone survivor across the frozen Canadian landscape after a global event. This gameplay is split further into two modes; story and sand...[Read Review]

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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 spawn with nothing (other than a rock) and must adventure through the game world to gather food and resources for crafting. This world isn’t free of threats though with other players and animals able to k...[Read Review]

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Delver

Delver is a dungeon crawler with randomised levels and rogue like elements where you’ll explore dungeons as you hunt for loot to improve your chances of survival. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux Delver was in development from 2012 as an Android game (since discontinued) before a final 2018 release on the Steam platform. Delver is played in a first person perspective in a relative simple game environment that is reminiscent of the original Doom and other 90 first person shooter titles ...[Read Review]

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Krafteers: Battle For Survival (Tomb Defenders)

Krafteers: Battle For Survival (originally Krafteers: Tomb Defenders) attempts to blend several genres together into a single survival adventure. From collecting resources from the game world, to exploring the strange locations and crafting tools everything in Krafteers is designed with survival in mind. While the game starts out as a RPG like survival game (reminiscent of Minecraft) the end game is more akin to a real time strategy (RTS) title where gameplay is focused around your built fortres...[Read Review]

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Crashlands

Crashing into the sandbox role playing genre on Windows, Mac and mobile devices Crashlands features a similar aesthetic and design to Don’t Starve with its story driven survival gameplay. Opening with players hurtling through space on a delivery contract with their trusty robot friend Juicebox. After an attack on the ship players are forced to use their escape pod and land on the randomly generated world below. With Juicebox to guide players on how to survive the harsh environment players ...[Read Review]

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Salem

Salem is a free to play MMO with a focus on exploration and crafting mechanics. Seatribe is behind development of the game who also run the popular hardcore MMO, Haven and Hearth (to which Salem has many similarities). Just like in Haven and Hearth players can expect permanent death in Salem so it definitely isn’t for the faint of heart. Salem is set in 17th century New England and as the name might suggest has obvious ties to the witchcraft of the era, with players playing as a pilgrim. Your jo...[Read Review]

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Goliath

Goliath blends action adventure combat mechanics with sandbox crafting elements to create an interesting quest driven title. Goliath will have you stepping into your own robotic creations as you jump from fragment to fragment in the varied game worlds. With a variety of these robotic behemoths to craft and utilise some of which directly counter certain enemies Goliath ensures you’ll be trying them all out to some degree. The setup for Goliath sees players crash landing into an unknown and ...[Read Review]

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