Survival Games Have Gotten A Bit… Predictable

Survival Games Have Gotten A Bit… Predictable

Alternate headline: “Every PC Game Released In The Year 2015.”

This video by Crazy Boris Productions imagines a survival game (think DayZ and H1Z1 and Minecraft and Stranded Deep and Reign of Kings and The Forest and The Long Dark and Don’t Starve and) that combines every other survival game. It’s one of those things that’s funny because it’s frighteningly close to just being the thing it’s making fun of. Which is to say, I could see a game with this “everything and the kitchen sink and irradiated zombie dinosaur sharks” premise actually, you know, existing. I’m not sure how to feel about that.

Don’t get me wrong: I think good survival games can be really tense, interesting, and rewarding! Problem is, there are just so many of them these days, in a various states of (in)completion — not to mention a metric zombiedinoshark-load of new releases with survival elements sloppily shoehorned in.

Oh well, the video still made me laugh. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go back to beating trees with a wooden club until more wood falls out in Reign of Kings. And then someone will thwack me over the head while I’m chasing a chicken, but I’ll kill them by drowning them in my own blood and it will all be great.


  • Keep making them so I have a chance in hell of clearing my pile of shame. Blah, who am I kidding?

  • If the games were more about survival then filling up health/thirst bars it would be ok.

  • Alternate headline: “Every PC Game Released In The Year 2015.”
    Really? Arkham Knight, Battlefield Hardline, Overwatch (I hope) – oh, did you mean ‘already released?’
    Cities: Skylines, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Sid Miers Starships (alright, it sucked but still)…

    I agree with the video, most survival games are dull lately but that’s hardly all there is atm. I think you are just playing the wrong games.

  • I’ve only played like 2 or 3 survival games this past year and only heard about the rest so I don’t know how accurate this is.

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