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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.

Last Oasis

A sandbox MMORPG about an Earth in post-apocalyptic environment


Minecraft is a blocky 3D sandbox about crafting and exploring.

Mortal Online

Mortal Online is a sandbox hardcore MMORPG.

Darkfall: Rise of Agon

Darkfall: Rise of Agon is a hardcore old-school style MMORPG.

Conan Exiles

Conan Exiles is an open-world multiplayer survival MMO in the world of Conan the Barbarian.

ARK: Survival Evolved

The game project about the survival in the world of dinosaurs and the gradual evolution of players.


UrbanDead is a text-based browser MMORPG in post-apocalyptic setting.

Wild Terra

A medieval sandbox MMORPG, developed by Russian studio Juvty Worlds Ltd in 2017.


Rust is a multiplayer-only survival sandbox MMO inspired by the DayZ game.

Tree of Life

Tree of Life is a survival sandbox MMORPG indie game from the Korean developer OddOneGames.


Pixark is a survival open-world sandbox MMO with dinosaurs and fantasy creatures.


Multiplayer survival horror in the post-apocalyptic world, based on the famous mode for ARMA 2.

Life is Feudal: MMO

Hardcore medieval-style MMORPG from the creators of Life is Feudal: Your Own.

Generation Zero

Generation Zero is a sci-fi survival MMOFPS in retro stylistic.


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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.