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Survival MMORPG

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One of the most challenging and hardcore genres of videogames is Survival MMORPG, which has a wide range of unique and immersive surviving mechanics. These games always force you to be aware of various dangers and other players, provide your resources for life, and compete with different people for the most valuable resources. The survival roleplaying projects are usually paired with the sandbox genre because they have many mechanics of the same kind.

Wild Terra 2: New Lands

An indie sandbox MMORPG inspired by old-school games with survival mechanics

Out of Reach

Indie open-world MMO game featuring elements of the survival in the wild

Islet Online

Indie sandbox-style MMORPG game with cartoonish graphics

Next Day: Survival

Survival MMO game in post-apocalyptic setting featuring roleplaying elements

Citadel: Forged with Fire

Sandbox fantasy MMORPG with survival elements

The Isle

Indie open-world survival MMO featuring dinosaurs

Dead Maze

Survival MMO game with 2D top-down graphics


Survival multiplayer game in the pirate setting

Stay Out

Multiplayer role-playing game with shooter elements in post-apocalyptic setting

Will to Live Online

Indie MMORPG-shooter in post-apocalyptic setting

Dark and Light

An early acces fantasy game with large open world and deep system of character development


A voxel action MMORPG sandbox with light RPG elements


A multiplayer sci-fi survival sandbox game set in distant future

The Skies

The SKIES is an indie post-apocalyptic MMORPG with a non-linear plot.

Gloria Victis

A MMORPG where you can explore the breathtaking atmospheric Medieval world.

Population Zero

Population Zero is a survival sandbox MMO with RPG mechanics.


Heat is an experimental open-world survival MMORPG in Western setting.

New Frontier

New Frontier is a PvP sandbox MMO in western setting.

New World

A realistic sandbox MMORPG developed by Amazons Game Studios


Boundless is a voxel sandbox survival MMO game in open world.


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The basic concept of the Survival MMORPG projects is competition for valuable resources, status and wealth. In these games, you have to compete with other players and enemies driven by the computer; your character is always in danger because everybody wants to steal your resources and eliminate a competitor. These games have unique mechanics which always forces you to meet the needs of your character. For example, in most of the survival games, your hero will suffer from hunger, and if you do not eat for a long time and fatigue if you complete energy consuming actions with no rest.

The developers of Survival MMORPG often feature sandbox mechanics, especially the building and terraforming. Using these systems, you can create a base, where your character will be safe. It is also one of the strategic elements because most videogames allow you to create resource sources and provide your hero with enough food, proper equipment and place to take a rest. Personal base helps you to defend the attacks of other players; at the same time, you can besiege fortresses of different people to conquer their lands and take away their resources.

The Survival MMORPG usually have well-developed combat system, which encourages you to fight with other players and mobs. At the same time, you can choose to survive using your diplomacy skills, or simply hiding from any other living in the game; the gameplay style, choice of class and skill build depending only on your preferences.

Best Survival MMORPG

  • Life is Feudal: MMO is a survival sandbox MMORPG in a medieval setting, which has one of the best building and terraforming system. Also, it provides players with the most sophisticated system of skills and character levelling.
  • Mortal Online is an extremely hardcore medieval MMORPG, which is concentrated on PvP combat.
  • Wurm Online is an indie RvR MMORPG in sandbox genre, featuring many social-based activities; this game also has sophisticated character development and skill system.