Good mobile survival games are often difficult to find. This is due to a large amount of P2W garbage in the app stores and the difficulty to implement controls. Here we have selected the 13 best survival games 2022 for Android and iOS.
Many developers have failed because of their releases and ports. However, some have made it: there are actually mobile survival games for Android and iOS.
The best mobile survival games for Android and iOS
In our list of the best mobile survival games for Android and iOS, we not only gained experience with the games ourselves but also paid attention to the Community rating. However, this list is not sorted by rating but only reflects our top 13. Have fun browsing!
Platforms: Play Store Link, App Store Link | Reminds of: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. | Developer: Atypical Games | Cost: free or € 4.49 for the premium version
Radiation City tries to give you the full survival shooter experience from the PC. Except for a few small quirks, it manages that too. The controls and the large game world are very well implemented for the mobile experience. Only one or the other texture loads a little too late and the gameplay is described by some as bumpy.
This is what makes Radiation City so special: Outstanding graphics, scary zombies, and the smooth gaming experience make Radiation City unique on the mobile phone. While Mini DayZ has chosen the path into the 2D world, Radiation City has chosen the full survival shooter experience.
For whom is it suitable? fans of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, shooter enthusiasts, and zombie lovers are equally served here. The gunplay is fun, the balancing is good and the zombies scare the player all the time, especially at the beginning.
Out There: Omega Edition
Platforms: Play Store Link, App Store Link | Reminds of: Faster Than Light | Developer: Mi-Clos Studio | Cost: € 4.99
On the huge success of Faster Than Light, Out There: Omega Edition rides through space and brings real space survival to the mobile platforms. The now second iteration of the game doesn’t quite come close to FTL but is great for the mobile phone in terms of gameplay and atmosphere. Definitely try it out!
This is what makes Out There: Omega Edition so special: The unique game mechanics and the loving art style make Out There a game that you probably won’t forget that quickly even after years. The survival parameters are all embedded in the game world and don’t feel artificial. In addition, the story is a blast!
For whom is it suitable? Pretty much everyone who values a good story and a believable game world. We think everyone should try Out There: Omega Edition.
Platforms: Play Store Link, App Store Link | Reminds of: Real-Time-Tactics Shooter | Developer: D3 Go! | Cost: € 0.99
The Alien franchise has already proven with Isolation that it can deliver a lot of atmospheres. As a fan of the films, we might be a little biased, but the reviews speak for themselves. The gameplay and the scarce survival or, in the worst case, even death, will no longer let you sit still. Alien: Blackout is guaranteed to entertain you for many hours.
This is what makes Alien: Blackout so special: The perspective play via the surveillance cameras forces the player into a helpless and claustrophobic situation. It works so well that you should take a break after an hour to get your pulse down again.
For whom is it suitable? Anyone who likes the Alien films or who played Alien: Isolation with enthusiasm should also play Alien: Blackout. The simple but demanding game principle convinces quickly and sustainably.
Platforms: Play Store Link, App Store Link | Reminds of: UnReal World | Developer: Blue Bottle Games | Cost: free
NEO Scavenger is for real hardcore survival lovers. If you can overlook the grayed-out graphics, you will quickly lose yourself in the deep gameplay. In addition to the classic survival elements, you will also find attributes and talents here. Since the game is turn-based, you should be patient.
This is what makes NEO Scavenger so special: In the detailed survival and crafting system, which is in no way inferior to console and PC games, you can quickly and above all get lost.
For whom is it suitable? Survival players who are looking for deep game mechanics and who are difficult to get frustrated with will be busy here not just for hours, but for weeks or months.
Dead by Daylight Mobile
Platforms: Play Store Link, App Store Link | Reminds of: the PC title of the same name | Developer: Behavior Interactive | Cost: free
We probably don’t have to tell you what Dead by Daylight is about. What is important, however, is that Behavior Interactive did a fantastic job porting the successful title. Multiplayer is just as fun as on the PC. The only thing that bothers us is the choppy animation, which the PC version already had. Dead by Daylight is without a doubt one of the best survival games on the go for Android and iOS.
This is what makes Dead by Daylight Mobile so special: The player can slip into the skin of well-known villains from numerous horror films and hunt down poor teenagers. In the asymmetrical game, it goes the other way, of course: Be hunted and let creep!
For whom is it suitable? Fans of asymmetrical multiplayer and horror films slaughter and flee here. The successful desktop version now allows old and new players to hunt on their mobile phones.
The best mobile survival games for Android and iOS are not easy to find amid the deluge of P2W titles. If you want to look around outside of our recommendations, you should definitely avoid the following titles: Last Day on Earth and all clones of the game or the engine are pure P2W games.
So now go ahead – get the games and let us know what you think of them in the comments below!