Don’t Starve Alternatives and Similar Games

If Don't Starve left a mark on your gamer's heart and you're looking for more games like Don't Starve, the list below will help you out.

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Games Like Don’t Starve

Atmospheric survival gameplay full of intense moments awaits you in games like Don’t Starve. Don’t Starve is still a fun top-down 2D title to play to this day, whether alone or with a friend in the standalone co-op expansion: Don’t Starve Together. As you wait for the next expansion we’ve got a variety of other survival games featuring their own themes and unique features. Whether you’re waiting for Don’t Starve’s new expansion or simply looking for another similar game to spend your time in, this list may have just the type of game you are looking for.

Crashlands game preview


Crashlands doesn’t have you worry about hunger or thirst, nor managing your inventory, as Crashlands features an infinite inventory that manages itself, letting you focus on exploring the colorful 2D open-world. The alien planet you’ve crash-landed on is full of interesting and funny characters with their own side stories you can progress through as you craft loads of useful items and even build your base using a simple building system. While constructing a huge base isn’t necessary, you can still do it if you’d like to get creative. Fighting enemies is lots of fun and keeps you on your toes as you learn the attack patterns and strike at the right moments using a variety of different gadgets you can craft. Don’t fight alone, as this action-packed RPG also lets you raise your own cute creatures that can help you in battle. If you
The Long Dark game preview

The Long Dark

The Long Dark is a challenging first-person survival game that has you carefully exploring the snowy, cold landscapes while worrying about afflictions, temperature and even the amount of calories you burn. Of course, hunger and thirst are also factors you constantly keep in mind as you hunt, fish and search for resources. Whether you’ll try to survive as long as you can, facing all kinds of wildlife in survival mode or progress your way through the atmospheric episodic story mode or try to beat the objectives in challenge modes, The Long Dark is a fantastic survival title you don’t want to miss.
The Flame in the Flood game preview

The Flame in the Flood

The Flame in the Flood has you make your way down a procedurally-generated river using a raft which you get to upgrade along the way as you get the necessary resources. Throughout your journey, this rouge-like will have you exploring various areas in search of useful items while defending yourself from wild animals. You’ll have to worry about hunger, thirst, temperature and health as you avoid rain by finding shelter where you can sleep for how many hours you want to recover energy. You can try and beat the campaign mode, or try to survive as long as you can in the endless mode. Featuring great soundtrack and art style, this adventurous survival title is definitely worth giving a go.
Oxygen Not Included game preview

Oxygen Not Included

In Oxygen Not Included, you ensure the survival of your space colony as you start out with three randomly-generated colonists of varied interests, traits and attributes. As you order them to mine and set up base inside randomly-generated 2D asteroids, you also have to worry about oxygen, temperature, hunger and thirst. Keeping your cute population known as Duplicants happy is another important factor, as you carefully design your base creating pipe systems to get fuel to the areas that need it. If you like management games, then this unique 2D space title might be one that you will enjoy.
7 Days to Die game preview

7 Days to Die

Zombies roam the totally destructible randomly-generated environments this sandbox RPG offers. With 7 days to prepare for the massive waves of zombies, you get to explore the Navezgane campaign world searching for useful gear and resources as you level up your skills and perks while building a fortified base that has to be designed in a realistic way due to physics. Whether you’ll craft and stealthily gather food alone or with friends, there is also a creative mode that lets you use all of the items included in the game to do whatever you want. If you’re looking for survival mixed with the zombie apocalypse, then this 1st-person title is one you should check out.
Sir, You're being Hunted game preview

Sir, You Are Being Hunted

This comedic 1st-person title has you surviving and sneaking (or blasting) your way through British procedurally-generated environments inhabited by robots. As you try to outsmart the AI and satisfy your hunger you’ll be searching for 17 pieces of ‘The Device”. With the option of playing solo or with friends, it’s an interesting survival game that’s worth taking a look.
The Forest game preview

The Forest

This 1st-person survival game looks absolutely brilliant. As you explore the open-world and cut tree among beautiful vegetation, cannibals roam about day and night. Whether you’ll construct a huge or small well-fortified home surrounded by traps is up to you. Ensuring you have enough food and water while uncovering terrifying caves doesn’t have to be done alone, thanks to the multiplayer support of up to 8 players. If you’re looking for a scary, atmospheric game to survive in, then The Forest is a great option to go for.
Starbound game preview


Starbound is a huge 2D side-scrolling sci-fi sandbox that not only lets you explore one planet, but allows you discover a vast, procedurally-generated universe. Planets can be colonized and the campaign is filled with quests and bosses to complete. There are three game modes that let you tailor your experience: Casual, Survival and Hardcore. Casual doesn’t require you to worry about hunger, while Survival mode does, and also makes your items drop whenever you die. Hardcore features permadeath, making your journey quite intense. With 7 different races to choose from for your customizable character and with a personalizable starship, great mod support and drop-in/drop-out co-op, Starbound is an excellent adventurous title that you can enjoy for hours on end.
Terraria game preview


Terraria is one of the funnest 2D sandboxes you’ll ever find. Lots of enjoyable exploration awaits you deep below the surface as you mine and uncover huge caves while crafting loads of different items and gearing yourself up for some great action-packed boss battles. Build your ultimate home which will also house various NPCs who offer different services. You don’t have to enjoy randomly-generated worlds by yourself, as Terraria lets you go on your adventure together with friends. Soon you’ll be able to play Terraria wherever you are, as Nintendo Switch and mobile versions are in development.
Project Zomboid game preview

Project Zomboid

Despite being an isometric zombie survival sandbox, Project Zomboid has fantastic in-depth mechanics that make surviving in the zombie-infested towns quite realistic. Not only do you have to take care of hunger and thirst as you try to sneak your way past zombies, but your character may also suffer depression, anxiety, sickness or even panic upon seeing or hearing a zombie. Sleeping is a necessity as you farm, hunt, drive realistic vehicles and more. If you got friends over, Project Zomboid can be a fantastic title that you can jump into thanks to the addition of local 4-player split-screen co-op. On top of regular survival, Project Zomboid also allows you to take on waves of zombies in the Last Stand mode as well as various different ‘Challenge scenarios’. Whether you choose to play locally, solo or online, Project Zomboid is an imme

Some Facts About Don’t Starve

Choose from one of a multitude of characters, each with their own unique abilities, to survive in the wilderness, fending off monsters, the winter, and even monsoons. Adventure all around the land collecting strange artifacts to battle monsters and solve the mystery behind your sudden appearance on this deserted island.

About the Game

  • Released: 23 Apr, 2013
  • Genre: Adventure, Indie, Simulation
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, PS Vita, PS4, Xbox ONE, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Wii U
  • Developer: Klei Entertainment
  • Publisher: Klei Entertainment
  • Official Website:

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz or better
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD5450 or better with 256 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 500 MB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 37 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 87 Hours
  • Completionist 177 Hours
  • All Styles 59 Hours
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