Survival Sandbox

"This is like a fucking sandbox with landmines."
Anonymous on Rust

In the wake of the incredible success of Minecraft and DayZ, many games sprung up that incorporate some of their mechanics. The survival genre that emerged from these games is based around a few core principles:

There is some overlap here with the Roguelike and Survival Horror genres.


Examples


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