There’s something amazing about survival, especially when you’re not in actual danger and just playing a video game. These survival games in Android will help you live out your survival fantasies without the fear of death by starvation, which I’m told, is not good at all.
The survival genre has evolved over the years and it’s not that different on Android as well. While survival games on other platforms have all seemingly gone multiplayer, Android still provides a quality solo experience.
For me and a lot of other survival purists, surviving is about isolation, having to fend off natural and biological threats without any external help. These top android survival games provide just that, even though they are not as realistic as real life.
Note: These good survival games were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone. The games worked fine and no problems were faced during the testing. Some games may require an active Internet connection for you to play. All of the games of list are graphically and computationally demanding and didn’t run well on my older Sony Xperia Z smartphone, I recommend that you use a fairly new Android device to enjoy the games.
Last Day on Earth
Last Day on Earth is a wonderfully designed survival game for Android and provides hours of gameplay without the need to pay anything. I’ve been following this game ever since it was released and it has evolved a lot over time. Even though it’s still in Beta, it’s a well-rounded package that will have you engaged for a very long time.
You start off with nothing in your hands or inventory and start building up your character as well as your base as you go. The isometric camera view allows you to fully explore the area and scavenge for resources with ease. You can travel to other areas to gather wood, stone, food, and a lot of other stuff for survival.
You also have to fight off zombies, dangerous animals, and other players if you want to survive. Last Day on Earth also has a robust base building feature. You can design and build your own base, plant food, collect water, craft the weapons, make armor, and even have dedicated crafting tables.
Overall it’s an amazing survival game for Android that I recommend to everyone.Show Downloads
Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition
This is a pocket version of a very popular PC game called Don’t Starve. I played the original version and thoroughly loved it, however, the pocket edition makes it a lot more accessible and fun to enjoy in short bursts. This is not a watered-down mobile experience, it is the full game available for your Android.
You play as Wilson, who has to survive in a mysterious and tough world. You’ll need to use the environment as well as other creatures to your advantage and survive.
You’ll be able to craft items from the resources you collect and even build structures that will help you survive.
The 2-D graphics style of Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition may not look as engaging as other games but the survival aspects are fully fleshed out and quite rewarding.
The added bonus of uncovering the mysteries of this strange world makes this game a truly engaging experience.Show Downloads
Day R Survival
Day R Survival is a post-apocalyptic survival game that throws you in a world destroyed by nuclear war and ravaged by radiation. You’ll have to not only fight off hunger, disease, viruses, but also deadly radiation.
The main goal is to move across the country to your family and see if they survived or not. The game is set in 1980s Russia, which was called the USSR at that time. There are numerous enemies that you have to fight and survive. Gathering resources, crafting weapons and clothes makes it a lot easier.
One great thing about Day R Survival is its huge map that spans across a large USSR. There are more than 2500 locations that you can visit in the game which makes it one of the biggest survival games for Android.
Cleverly managing your resources, being careful in picking fights and being thoughtful when crafting is the best way to survive this unforgiving post-apocalyptic world.Show Downloads
The Ark of Craft 2
Yes, I’m fully aware that “The Ark of Craft 2: Jurassic Survival Island” is a name cobbled together by keywords. And to be frankly honest, I was a bit surprised that the game worked so well that I played for half an hour just to see it crash. But it didn’t and I had a lot of fun playing it so it made the best survival games for Android list.
You are stranded on a remote island and you need to survive, this is a very basic premise and it works really well with the feeling of isolation. However, unlike the other games on list, this is not a bleak survival game.
This is one of those games that allow you to craft weapons and dominate other creatures. Sure, you’ll need to progress at that point first but the general feeling is there right from the get-go.
It is also a 3-D game that has on screen controls that are not totally broken, a good thing in my books. The best twist in this survival game is the inclusion of dinosaurs, which makes it a lot of fun and exciting to play.
Oh, the game has a ton of ads that are somewhat intrusive so if you hate ads, skip this game 🙁Show Downloads
Survival Island throws you on an island full of wildlife and tell you to basically survive on your own. Thankfully, you have a ton of options to help you succeed in your mission of not getting eaten by predators.
There is a great crafting system in place that allows you to craft a lot of weapons and clothing for your character.
I really like how Survival Island handles its weather system, there are more than 10 different types of weathers available in the game and they have active effects on your gameplay. Animals on this island are somewhat realistic with eating and sleeping needs.
The one thing that makes Survival Island different from other games on the list is the inclusion of magic and mythical creatures. There are alters scattered all over the island and the grant you incredible powers that can help you in your survival.
If you’re looking for a down to earth, gritty, and realistic survival similar, this is not the game for you. However, if you want to have a lot of fun playing a 3 survival game for Android, you should check this one out.Show Downloads
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The last “point” want to make is that these games are great for on the go entertainment. However, if you are interested in a thoroughly realistic surviving simulator, you’ll have better luck finding it on PC. These are not simulators is by any stretch of the word, however, they are great survival games that will keep you occupied for a very long time.
We do recommend that you check out the best tower defense games for Android and the best RPG’s on Android to take a breather and relax. They go really well with survival games because of their slightly lighter tone.
What do you expect from a survival game for Android? What gravitates you towards these games? Is it the thrill of the hunt or micromanage your resources? Do tell us in the comments below.