Survival games puts players in a virtual world of uncharted islands, alien planets and post-apocalyptic zones where staying alive requires being alert, building tools and weapons to fend off beasts, and gathering food/storing water so that they don’t remain hungry or thirsty after a long day’s exploration. Most of these games present several what-if scenarios, encouraging players to find a proper solution to make sure they don’t fall prey to wild beasts or die of hunger and thirst. While survival games on Android are just games and shouldn’t be equated to real-life struggles and hardships faced by humans stranded on deserted islands, they have great entertainment value.
Are There Any Good Crafting and Survival Games on Android?
There’s no shortage of survival games on the Google Play Store, but most players are looking for a game that includes open world exploration, pets and a deep crafting system besides great graphics and easy controls. Thankfully, there are quite a few Android survival games that are a complete package and some of them also include cooking, gathering, hunting and a robust skill system. Here are ten best crafting and survival games you don’t want to miss.
Durango: Wild Lands is the “Jurassic Park game” you have been waiting for! This open world survival MMO lets you explore a vast prehistoric world full of dinosaurs. The stunning train scene sets the tone for the entire game. You and other travelers are being attacked by ferocious dinos, which leads to a massive rail accident. You wake up in a mysterious land far away from the real world. It’s as if you have been teleported to the Jurassic era. The inhabitants teach you how to survive the uncharted wild lands. Once you have learned the ropes, you are free to explore “unstable islands”, gather resources, hunt prehistoric beasts, craft stone age weapons and equipment, cook, farm and build your own shelter. You can also tame dinosaurs and keep them as pets, bond with them to accompany you in your adventure, explore the wild lands with a pet dino, upgrade your pets to discover new attributes and special behaviors. The world of Durango is HUGE! Visually, it’s one of the best crafting and survival games on Android right now.
A fantasy survival MMORPG, Grim Soul’s events take place in the dark ages. A plague gripped a prosperous imperial province, turning most of its inhabitants into blood-thirsty monsters. Exploring the plaguelands is full of risk and venturing deeper into the woods can mean trouble. But there’s no option for those who have survived the plague. Hunger, thirst will drive them to explore the treacherous plaguelands.
In Grim Soul, you are one of the survivors and your goal is to explore the dangerous land for resources. You will be able to build your own fortress, build chests to store food, resources and weapons, craft unique medieval weapons and armor, build a stable and mount a battle horse and construct cart, boat or even a carriage if you want to go beyond the forests.
As you explore several areas, you will also come across a terrifying entity called “night guest”. She spawns randomly and will attack you straightaway when she spots you. As you keep fighting devious enemies, you will also come across several hints and keys that will help you solve the mystery of the great plague.
Life in the plaguelands won't be easy and you will have to stock up food and water to keep hunger and thirst at bay. Besides gathering fruits from plants, you will also be hunting animals for meat. You can then prepare meat in fire or just harvest vegetables and fruits by building farms in your backyard. Surviving the great decay will be a challenge. Will you rise to this challenge?
Crashlands is charming intergalactic crafting and survival RPG that revolves around the misadventures of a galactic trucker who is stranded on an alien planet. Before help comes, you will have to help him survive on planet Woanope by building a small makeshift shelter using materials, learning new recipes for crafting weapons and equipment, fighting alien creatures and deadly bosses.
The game has a deep crafting system that lets you unlock more than five hundred strange and useful items. One awesome feature about Crashlands is that there is no limit to the number of items stored in your inventory. The smart inventory manages everything for you! As your character gains experience and grows stronger, you will be able to explore several uncharted areas on planet Woanope, unlock new quests and secrets about the planet and meet weird creatures.
The game has a unique pet system that lets you fight and tame extraterrestrial creatures. These pets can be pretty handy in your day to day adventures as they will help you in combat and exploration. You will also discover eggs which can be incubated and then hatched to get you own cute pet. You can then craft special items for your new pets to make them stronger. Crashlands’ huge world will keep you busy for hours. You will discover new stories, quests from random aliens and secrets that will reveal something new about planet Woanope.
Lifeafter is one of the best zombie survival games on Android. Its console-quality graphics are too good for a mobile game and the open-world gameplay is simply amazing. This third-person survival RPG lets you explore a post-apocalyptic world where the infected roam free in search of their next prey. The game offers several breathtaking locations to explore - from the scary abandoned mines to the dangerous forests full of terrifying beasts and zombies. You will have to hunt for meat, gather food and water to make sure you are not hungry and thirsty while exploring. As you explore forests and abandoned cities, you will meet other survivors, some will be friendly, but most will attack you for loot. You can choose to share your food and equipment with friendly survivors. As you progress, you will make friends and together you can build and camp together. The game has a crafting system that lets you craft weapons and equipment using different types of materials. You will also keep dogs as pets later in the game.
Prey Day is a survival RPG with a robust weapon crafting system. You can create your own weapons with the items collected while exploring a large city. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where people have been infected by an unknown virus, turning them into zombies, and only a few people have survived. As one of the survivors, you will have to build and fortify your own camp with defensive structures to resist the infected and help other survivors in their quest to investigate the cause of the infection.
Prey Day not only lets you craft weapons and equipment using scraps, but also lets you build your own vehicles so that you can explore areas that are difficult to reach. While you can co-operate with other players by joining a clan, you will usually confront random players who will leave no stone unturned to kill you and steal loot. You must be prepared and should equip the right weapons to your character to fend off raiders and random attackers. Prey Day is one of the best crafting and survival games on Android and you should download It right away if you are a big fan of zombie-themed RPGs.
In Utopia Origin, the beautiful world of Beia welcomes all people, but surviving is pretty tough, especially when there are monsters, fearsome beasts and hostile survivors everywhere. You will have to do everything to stay alive, such as hunting animals for their meat, preparing food at the campfire, crafting weapons to fight enemies and tools to gather resources. Utopia: Origin lets you tame creatures and own pets so that you can use them to travel faster. You will also own battle pets that can be very useful during combat. The game also offers fishing and has a day-night cycle. Visually, Utopia: Origin is stunning and environments are lively and colorful. If you are looking for craft and survive games that are easy to play, you will love everything about this game.
Ark: Survival Evolved is one of the most popular crafting and survival games on Android. It’s one of those modern survival games that inspired a lot of mobile MMORPGs that offer crafting, taming beasts and gathering resources. Set in the Jurassic-era, Ark lets players tame primal creatures, form tribes, craft stone-age weapons and tools and build mighty structures to defend against raiders and large prehistoric predators. The game has over eighty dinosaurs. You will have to employ tactics to tame, train and ride them to explore the breathtaking dinosaur world. With an excellent crafting system, Ark lets you make clothes, tools, weapons and shelters. What’s more, you can even build villages and big cities. The prehistoric world of Ark offers breathtaking environments, making you feel like exploring every inch of the virtual world the day you begin playing.
Survivor Adventure takes place on a mysterious island. You are trapped in this island and it’s impossible to know how you reached here unless you explore and unearth its deep secrets. Alone on this island, your best option to stay alive is to look for food, grow plants and harvest them, build shelter to protect yourself from monsters and ferocious beasts and craft weapons for hunting animals. You can also tame wild animals such as lions and elephants, but it definitely won’t be easy as each animal has its own unique traits. To defend yourself from beasts, you must craft weapons and the game has an excellent crafting system. You will have to mine resources and find materials for your tools. The game also lets you build rafts and boats to travel with your belongings, including tamed beasts. The game has a dynamic day-night cycle, so you must be very careful at night as beasts roam in search of prey after the sun sets. You can build a campfire to fend off beasts, but be alert of the mysterious monster that hunts in the night!
Stormfall: Saga of Survival’s gameplay and visuals reminds me of Grim Soul. The game has top-down graphics and has a great crafting system. In Stormfall, you not only wield weapons to vanquish enemies, but also learn sorcery to defend yourself against monsters and beasts. Like most crafting and survival games on Android, Stormfall also lets you build a shelter and make new tools, weapons and armor. The best part of this game is that players can craft runes and equip them to weapons to make them more powerful. Mastering magic is crucial for exploration as you will encounter terrifying enemies who can’t be vanquished by your weapons. You can tame horses and other animals and use them to travel from one place to another faster. The game has several new locations, such as the dark forests and the snowy mountains and each location is full of secrets and loot. So, what are you waiting for? Play Stormfall now!
Westland Survival shows what it takes to survive in the Wild West. This craft and survive MMORPG puts you into the shoes of a lone star ranger whose job is to fight outlaws, engage in surprise gun battles, and trade with the natives. You will build your own ranch, hunt deer, engage in various activities like wood logging and mining and craft new equipment, tools and weapons to become the best cowboy. The game also lets you tame and keep wild animals as pets and raise horse mounts. Developers will add new features in future updates, such a bonus quests, a cowboy challenge mode and treasure sites! A stunning exploration adventure game, Westland Survival is for those who want a complete wild west themed game.