Survival games are some of the most popular on mobile. It’s also one of the few where the primary mechanic is in the name. You have to survive. Players usually set up a base, craft various things, create defenses from outside threats, find food, and, sometimes, make friends. There are a lot of different takes on the base gameplay mechanics. Most survival games have a distinctive survival feel but manage to remain reasonably separate from one another. Here are the best survival games for Android.
We didn’t include any battle royale games on this list, although they do technically qualify as survival. We do have a full list of the best battle royale games here if you want to add a round-based shooter mechanic to your survival fun.