Top 10 Best Mobile Survival Games ( Android + IOS )
Here is the list of Top 10 Best Mobile Survival Games ( Android + IOS ), 2022 will be the biggest year for survival games the world has ever seen. I have been covering survival games since the beginning of this channel and have top videos in many of the biggest mobile survival games, but 2022 is going to be the biggest year we have seen yet! The first and best survival game of 2022 will be.
List of Top 10 Best Mobile Survival Games ( Android + IOS )
1. Undawn ( Best Mobile Survival Games 2022 )
Made by Tencent, Undawn is designed to be the ultimate survival game of all time, but it has been taking so long to release that many player’s jokes that it will never come. The game is similar to lifeafter but has an open world which is no longer unique since LifeAfter has switched to an open world. It is designed to be super realistic to where if you fall, you will break your leg or if you need to go to the restroom and ignore it, it may cause you serious problems later on. Unlike Life after, the clothing is realistic for a survival genre which is obviously amazing, but without good skins, it makes me wonder how they plan to make their money. Another difference is that in addition to crafting weapons, you can find them in the world. So overall, it seems to be the most amazing survival game with everything we were wanting, but it has been taking so long that Netease has even come out with their own new life after before they could release the game, but I will talk about Netease’s new game later in this list.
2. Project Arrival ( Best Mobile Survival Games 2022 )
The second game on the list is Project Arrival. This game is also similar in nature to Life after but has a futuristic theme. One of the things that intrigue me the most about this game is within the storyline, Earth is lost which means our survival is set on a different planet. So surviving on this new planet is going to require gathering resources that I’m not intuitively familiar with to fend off enemies that I currently have no concept of. This sounds like survival on a whole new level and gets me really excited. I also think the futuristic theme is a refreshing addition to the survival genre. Especially when you think about creating new futuristic weapons.
3. Haven Star ( Best Mobile Survival Games 2022 )
The third game is Haven Star. Haven Star is the newest Rust Mobile which is a welcome addition right now because all of the other Mobile games of its type are full of hackers. And nothing makes survival harder than getting sniped from further than the game even allows you to see. For those of you who are not familiar with Rust-style games, imagine battle royale where you can build incredibly complex bases, respawn if you die, and the island lasts a month long. It is an incredibly addictive game style so it is great that we are getting another one that has not yet been ruined by hackers. Also, Haven Star allows the host a ton of extra options for customization so each island can have drastically different rules. This could make the learning curve more than some mobile gamers would like, but it also greatly increases the replayability of the game which should keep its more advanced players happy.
4. LostLight ( Best Mobile Survival Games 2022 )
The fourth game on the list is Lost light. This game is the first Mobile form of “Escape from Tarkov” and it is fantastically done. The graphics are crisp, the maps are dynamic and fun to get to know, the gameplay is exhilarating and the controls are the best of what mobile gaming has to offer. I played the game in the early beta and I started to play so much that I struggled to find the time to make videos. One of the things that I think Lost Light does really well balances the number of real players with enemies on the map allowing a player to truly master a map while also keeping it fresh each time. Also, Lost Light adds a lot of realistic elements true to other survival games like breaking a leg if you jump off a cliff or if someone shoots you there.
5. Don’t Starve: New Home ( Best Mobile Survival Games 2022 )
The fifth game is Don’t Starve: New Home. I can’t get behind the graphics of this game. I know many of you guys love it and the concept that eating too little kills you, but eating too much slows you down which obviously makes survival difficult is fantastic and refreshing. So I love the concept which is why it is so high on this list, but personally, I struggle to get behind the graphics. This newest version of Don’t Starve also introduces a new way to play the game with friends. It offers several new events and a bunch of new interactions set in your own town square where your friends can of course join you. This newest version is also making upgrades to sandbox mode which it seems like the devs are really excited about.
6. Tomorrow Online Survival ( Best Mobile Survival Games 2022 )
The sixth game is Tomorrow Online Survival. This game is kind of like a 3D version of Last Day on Earth. So you start out with your own area that you can build up, but in order to get the resources to build up your base, you need to travel to new zones and bring them safely back to your base. But unlike LDoE, the zones have actual pvp like Frostborn. And similar to Frostborn, you can team up with friends to go into a zone, but unlike Frostborn, you do not share a base with your friends. And while there is pvp in zones, there is no raiding in the game as of yet which I know will make some of you unhappy, but will probably be a relief to the rest of you.
7. Lost In Blue ( Best Mobile Survival Games 2022 )
The seventh game is Lost in Blue which is also like a mixture of Last Day on Earth and Frostborn but takes on the more traditional top-down view. When you first start playing this game, it might feel like just a Last Day on Earth with better graphics and a storyline, but as you get more advanced in the game, it does have at least 2 forms of PVP events. In fact, you can have over 50 players in one clan. Now the PVP arenas seem to be generally small samples of players right now and the skills don’t have a lot of crowd control so team PVP lacks some dynamacy, but it is still awesome that they are able to implement so much into a top-down game so I wanted to make sure the game made it to this list.
8. Arena Breakout ( Best Mobile Survival Games 2022 )
The eighth game on the list is Arena Breakout. This game is Tencent’s approach to creating an Escape from Tarkov type mobile game. This is not a surprise to many of us. The genre is hot right now and there are very few mobile iterations of the game style. Normally I would put Tencent’s game above Netease because it is a bigger company with more resources, but since Netease was able to launch Lostlight first and do a good job with it, I think it will perform better. That being said, Arena Breakout has some things they will be bringing to the table that no game has ever done before. The biggest example of this is their injury system which they claim will be on a scale that has never been seen on mobile gaming. In addition to featuring physical details extensively, it will display and mimic acute physical behaviors like pain and hunger. There will also be separate injury systems for each body part and damage taken will be shown exclusively on the part that has been hit or affected. This is such incredible attention to detail and unprecedented for mobile gaming. With Tencent’s slowness to release games, I have some concerns about it coming out this year, but hopefully, they will be able to stay on schedule.
9. Fading City ( Best Mobile Survival Games 2022 )
The ninth game on the list is Fading City. This game has been referred to by many as Life after 2.0 because it is made by the same developer, Netease, but now that the Beta was released last week, players are seeing a resemblance to Resident Evil 5. Many Life after fans believe the game is destined to answer all the problems of life after. Mainly reducing the grind loads and p2w advantages allowing players to keep up without feeling like the game is a part-time job. And while there is definitely some truth to these ideas, I think a large part of the reason is simply that Netease likes to create lots of games. They have over 900 games on Google Play and you will notice that life after is one of their most successful games still getting more than a million downloads a month just on the Android platform. On top of all that, the storyline of Fading City seems to be significantly improved over that of LifeAfter.
10. COS Immortal ( Best Mobile Survival Games 2022 )
The last game on the list is Craft of Survival Immortal. This game is the newest top-down survival game and it has several things going for it that could make it explode. The first one is the storyline which is masterfully interwoven into the game. Top-down survival games with a strong interwoven storyline have been performing very well. The latest of which was Kefir’s Cyberika which experienced a huge boost of downloads and continues to do well. It doesn’t really seem to make any money, but it definitely grows a lot! The second thing this game has going for it is that players’ attacks and skills are not target-focused, but rather do damage to an area or direction. This is a game mechanic unique to the genre and has a lot of players really excited especially in its implications for multiplayer. Unfortunately, the devs stated two months ago that they are postponing their efforts to implement PvP and the arena which is already on the game map which was extremely disappointing to me personally, but nevertheless, I think this game will do well. Ok, so those are the top 10 survival games of 2022, but I do have 3 honorable mentions.
The first honorable mention is Project DX. This game is truly exciting but it will not be coming out this year. If you want to know more, I explain why it is not coming out yet in my video on the top 10 MMOs of 2022.
The second honorable mention is LifeAfter which is currently the most downloaded survival game on Android. Life after is amazing and they keep improving the game, but the game does not have hype particular to 2022. This is not a bad thing. It just means it has become a staple of mobile gaming.
LDOE and Frostborn
The third honorable mention is Kefir’s series of top-down games with Last Day on Earth being the classic version and Frostborn being the most advanced version. Those of you who watched my top 10 mobile games of 2022 know that I put Frostborn on that list so it would make sense for me to put it here and did think Frostborn might get a lot of new hype in 2022 because they were adding an event that fulfilled most of what we asked for, but then after that video was released, the event’s matchmaking was revealed to not match 4 man teams with other 4 man teams, but rather 4 man teams with solo players and solo players with 4 man teams. I did not dream a matchmaking system could even be created so poorly which is why I put it on the list, but now that I know it can and does exist, it is currently not on my list.