Xbox Survival Games have been a favorite among gamers for a long time now, and every year they are getting bigger, better and more brutal.
Great survival games tend to offer the opportunity to build or craft, and the need to feed or shelter your character. Many allow you to hunt and kill animals or monsters. Beautiful but deadly surroundings can also make some survival games the cream of the crop in the gaming world.
Survival games come in many different flavors, and if you’re looking for one for the Xbox Series X or S, there are a ton to choose from.
But, how to choose? Are you looking for something hardcore and unforgiving, or do you prefer something a little more unusual? Do you want a survival game set in the jungle, or on an alien planet?
Here’s a breakdown of some of the best survival games on Xbox Series X and S to help you narrow the field.
Originally launched in 2011, Minecraft remains a tried-and-true classic survival game. Starting off with nothing from a random point in a process-generated map, it’s up to you to construct tools and weapons, build a shelter and fend off dangerous enemies like giant spiders and the iconic creepers. Minecraft’s blocky art style is unique and quickly grows on you.