13 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 solo and multiplayer settings.

Don’t Starve launched in 2013 and combined several genres together to create a terrifying and difficult survival experience with a unique art style. Featuring sandbox, roguelike and adventure components the game was originally a solo challenge although multiplayer was added later through Don't Starve Together. In the adventure mode players will initially play as the scientist Wilson before unlocking other characters with special skills with your goal to locate the demon antagonist Maxwell that has dragged the players to an unknown eerie realm.

Gameplay in Don’t Starve has you exploring random open worlds full of monsters that challenge players to survive for as long as possible in the sandbox mode or face Maxwell in adventure mode. With familiar combat, resource and crafting mechanics for the genre Don't Starve adds an element of mystery to each of these and a roguelike permanent death mechanic. Other hardcore survival mechanics include a day/night cycle that impacts the world around you, food that spoils over time and management of your status which includes sanity.

These games like Don’t Starve below offer other sandbox survival adventures that have an emphasis on harsh environments, mysterious game worlds, hardcore survival mechanics or roguelike elements. This list includes single player options and a number of multiplayer options for those seeking games like Don't Starve Together.
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Oxygen Not Included

Oxygen Not Included challenges you with space colony simulation across varied procedurally generated worlds that each offer their own distinct fight for survival. From food, warmth and even oxygen as your resources under constant threat you’ll need to guide your colonists to survive and in time thrive to a civilisation that is self sufficient and safe from external threats. Released in 2019 for Windows, Mac and Linux this space adventure has some similar survival mechanics to Klei Entertai...[Read Review]

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9.5 User Avg (15 votes)
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Haven and Hearth

Haven and Hearth is a free to play survival based MMORPG for Windows that challenges you to fight for survival in an unforgiving game world with permanent death if you fail in the deadly environment. Fighting off animals, hunger and even other players due to the integrated PvP mechanics Haven and Hearth should not be entered lightly. Currently under development by a small team Haven and Hearth is fundamentally free to play with the full suite of game content available to players without paying a...[Read Review]

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8.7 User Avg (35 votes)
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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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8.7 User Avg (14 votes)
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Starbound

Starbound is a 2D side-scrolling game that weaves together creativity, adventure, exploration and action into a galactic adventure. Not limiting itself to a single world Starbound encourages players to explore multiple procedural generated planets where you’ll find varied resources, inhabitants and other challenges. While Starbound features a number of sandbox design features the core experience still provides significant structure for those that want an overarching purpose to their advent...[Read Review]

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8.7 User Avg (58 votes)
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Terraria

Terraria was developed by Re-Logic and combines a number of different game genres including adventure, role playing and platforming. It is often considered to be one of the best sandbox style games available. Terraria was released in 2011 and focuses mostly on action and exploration in a randomly generated 2D game world. The game has much less of an emphasis on building than other games so Terraria will appeal mostly to the adventure veterans of Minecraft rather than players who prefer to hangou...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (127 votes)
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Stranded 2

Stranded 2 is a free to play 3D game that challenges you to survive by yourself on an island as you explore and craft to improve your chances of survival. Building on the original Standard game by offering improved graphics, larger islands, additional items and higher levels of randomisation you’ll get plenty of more hours of Stranded gameplay with this sequel. Allowing players to play either through the story mode that gives you goals and objectives to achieve over four islands or the sandbox m...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (19 votes)
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NEO Scavenger

Awakening from cryogenic status and finding yourself alone in a post-apocalyptic world is a scary situation for anyone. NEO Scavenger attempts to capture this fear and disorientation in a turn based survival title with permanent death. To start your NEO Scavenger adventure players will get the opportunity to develop a unique character from various skills and flaws. By taking on such flaws players can accept more abilities in the hopes that they’ll balance each other out. While this selecti...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (7 votes)
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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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8.2 User Avg (29 votes)
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Project Zomboid

Placing itself into the open world survival horror genre Project Zomboid (PZ) has been in development since late 2013. Throwing you directly into a post apocalyptic landscape ravaged by zombie infestation your goal is to survive and ideally thrive for as long as possible. The game is the first development project by The Indie Stone and received generally favorably by the committed zombie survival community for offering an experience that is highly realistic, vast and unforgivingly hardcore at ti...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (11 votes)
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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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8.1 User Avg (34 votes)
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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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8 User Avg (12 votes)
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FarSky

Offering a short ocean themed survival game FarSky explores what would happen if your submarine crashing into the bottom of the ocean. Playing as Nathan FarSky challenges players to survive through exploration, crafting and building necessary structures on the ocean floor. While a shorter gameplay loop than other sandbox survival games the randomly generated maps are designed to encourage players to continually challenge themselves with a new adventure. Diving into the ocean depths players will ...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (20 votes)
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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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6.1 User Avg (10 votes)