Survival games like Minecraft?

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2 years ago#1
I really like the idea of an open-world/sandbox survival game, and Minecraft does an excellent job at that, but are there any other good games conceptually similar to it? Most survival-based games I've found are either survival horror crap or games that have knocked off or drawn influence from Minecraft.

The idea of surviving on your own and managing your resources seems like an obvious idea for a game, but my searching has been surprisingly fruitless.
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2 years ago#2
Unreal world is fairly ok, granted with a steep learning curve in that you have to really think out where your food comes from and how to survive the winter.
Not too sure about anything besides that and maybe terraria. Most survival based games are stuck humping the zombie pandemic.
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2 years ago#3
Don't Starve is a great example of a survival game. Granted you don't really have much in the way of terraforming to do, but the whole 'living off of limited resources' thing is done extremely well.
The trick to Don't Starve is not only not dying of hunger, but making sure your health doesn't get worn down to nothing. It's rather hard to heal. There's no regeneration, no potions to speak of. The best healing item heals you for less than a third of your health and costs nonrenewable resources. Thankfully, combat's not that big of a deal, but your health, sanity, and hunger will all wear away if you spend too much time messing around.
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2 years ago#4
I would strongly mention Don't Starve as Rob suggested.

Sidenote to Rob (provided you return to this thread), did you use to post on the Rockband 2 forum as well, your name seems really familiar.
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