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The Best Survival Challenges On iOS

Strategic survival games challenge you to gather resources, craft items, interact with other lifeforms, and try to survive for as long as you can. There are many variations upon the core formula that change the resource structure or the survival conditions. You still always need to use strategy to manage trying conditions with various limitations on supplies, health, and safe places.

Tinker Island: Adventure Game

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Infinite inventory
Crashlands

Crashlands

Butterscotch Shenanigans, LLC

Crash into this insanely good crafting RPG.

You're a galactric trucker, just minding your own business, when your ship is suddenly blown up, causing you and your robot companion to crash-land into an alien planet. What are you to do? A whole lot, including building, adventuring, questing, and crafting.

Gather supplies
Death Road to Canada

Death Road to Canada

Rocketcat LLC

Survive the zombie apocalypse with a band of crazy people, and even crazier circumstances.

Your goal is to get on the death road, and survive as long as you can. The game presents other people to interact with, destinations to scavenge in, and plenty of humor mixed in during the zombie apocalypse.

Kingdom: New Lands
Kingdom: New Lands

Kingdom

Raw Fury

Expand your kingdom bit by bit while on horseback.

Ride along the lands to bring people into your kingdom, gather resources to build up your kingdom, and survive for as long as you can. Different obstacles appear, and there are overarching mysteries too.

This War of Mine
This War of Mine

This War of Mine

11 bit studios s.a.

See what war is like through the eyes of innocent bystanders

Can you survive a war as an innocent citizen living in a besieged city?

Home Behind
Home Behind

Home Behind

Coconut Island Games Limited

A survival adventure with a refugee theme, and real world challenges.

Oregon Trail has started a genre, and Death Road To Canada has picked up the mantle on iOS. Home Behind delivers a similar survival adventure, but with a different setting. You're forced from your home in a civil war ravaged land, and need to find your daughter. Each play through has random events for a substantial replay factor.

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Apps with average score

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked
Don't Starve: Shipwrecked

A survival challenge expansion with all new circumstances to contend with.

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked

Klei Entertainment

Don't Starve launched a couple of years ago as a PC port with a survival theme. It was a dark and gritty themed challenge to try to gather resources, craft items, and deal with other creatures through a stark day/night cycle. Now, there's a Shipwrecked themed extension.

Last Day on Earth: Survival
Last Day on Earth: Survival

A survival adventure that combines crafting with a dangerous world.

Last Day on Earth: Survival

Last Day on Earth: Survival

Andrey Pryakhin

The survival shooter Last Day on Earth is set in a post apocalyptic world: in 2027 the world saw an outbreak of an unknown infection that destroyed almost all the human race. And it didn’t stop there. All those dead started turning into zombies and those few survivors that have...

Tinker Island: Adventure Game
Tinker Island: Adventure Game
Tinker Island: Adventure Game

Tinker Island: Adventure Game

Kongregate

You're cast away on a TROPICAL ISLAND. Become the leader of SURVIVORS in this lost PARADISE. Take them on an ADVENTURE of a lifetime - build a base, explore mysteries or forage treasures. Learn the art of crafting, foraging and exploring but keep in mind, there is never an idle...

Radiation City
Radiation City

The makers of Radiation Island have a brand new open world survival adventure for you.

Radiation City

Radiation City

Atypical Games

Try to survive in a city inspired by Chernobyl with nuclear fallout creating a challenging situation to survive in. The game is a pseudo follow up to Radiation Island with a similar open world survival adventure. You need to collect resources, craft items, find safe campsites, and simply survive everything...

60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure
60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure
60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure

60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure

Robot Gentleman sp. z o.o.

60 Seconds! is a dark comedy atomic adventure of scavenge and survival. Collect supplies and rescue your family before the nuke hits. Stay alive in your fallout shelter. Make difficult decisions, ration food and hunt mutant cockroaches. And maybe survive. Or not.

60 Seconds! requires at least an iPhone 5, iPad...

The Last Vikings
The Last Vikings
The Last Vikings

The Last Vikings

Springloaded Ltd

Embark on your Viking adventure sailing dangerous seas in order to pillage villages and bring glory to the Viking people once again! Build up your army, boats, special heroes and powerful weapons to face the onslaught of attacks and mythical creatures.

With the Viking population dwindling, their legacy rests on you..

...

Sheltered
Sheltered

Try to survive the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust in this survival adventure.

Sheltered

Sheltered

Team17 Software Ltd

A survival adventure in which you need to gather resources, fight off beasts, battle other factions, and simply deal with the post apocalyptic world. The nuclear holocaust is the driving force to get underground in a shelter, but there's a lot to deal with before you get there to best...

Dead Age
Dead Age
Dead Age

Dead Age

Headup Games GmbH & Co KG

Survive the zombie apocalypse with turn-based combat and permanent death! Manage survivors, go on dangerous scavenging runs, build alliances, craft equipment, make difficult story-influencing decisions, defend your camp against undead hordes and experience non-linear rogue-lite elements. An innovative Indie Survival-RPG!

HOW LONG WILL YOU SURVIVE?
Just after the zombie outbreak you were...

Organ Trail: Director's Cut
Organ Trail: Director's Cut
Organ Trail: Director's Cut

Organ Trail: Director's Cut

The Men Who Wear Many Hats LLC

----------- Latest update includes save file recovery!!! -----------

**Touch Arcade - 9/10 "Organ Trail: Director's Cut is a weird, wonderful and almost surprisingly expansive experience that will both infuriate and enchant."**

**148 Apps - 9/10 "Virtually every aspect of Organ Trail: Director’s Cut oozes style and cleverness."**

**Jay Is Games - "Organ Trail:...

Sunless Sea
Sunless Sea
Sunless Sea

Sunless Sea

Failbetter Games

LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE.

Failbetter’s award-winning PC game is now on iOS! Take the helm of your steamship and set sail for the unknown. Sunless Sea is a game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death, set in the award-winning Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.

If the giant...

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SKYHILL

SKYHILL

Daedalic Entertainment GmbH

Please note: This app requires iPhone 5 or better, iPad 4 or better or iPad Mini 2 or better. Older devices are not supported.

World War III was one cruel tragedy, at least for the others. You seemed to have a quite nice time, hidden in your fancy penthouse at the Skyhill Hotel... Till the impact of a bio-weapon blew away the life you once knew.

Now there are mutants everywhere, and they're eager to rip you to shreds with their vicious claws. But they aren't your only problem: Your supplies are running out. You have to leave your luxurious penthouse and search for food. Walking through the skyscraper means going through hell. There is danger around every corner and death is a steady companion. But seriously, how would someone prepare for something like this?
It doesn't matter anymore. Nothing matters but survival. And time is running out.

Open the door.

Key Features:

• Roguelike RPG gameplay in an apocalyptic survival setting
• Feels fresh every session – randomly generated maps
• Gain experience, craft weapons and look for useful objects
• Face an army of nightmarish creatures
• Go for the head or land a body shot – but choose wisely
• Everything you find can be helpful
• Difficulty levels give you the chance to actually survive this, or try to outlast this hell under the worst conditions
• Open end – is there still hope? Come and find out!
• Various special abilities to unlock
• Turn based combat with a sophisticated risk and reward system
• Fast travel with the elevator

Frost - Survival card game

Frost - Survival card game

Jerome Bodin

*Warning: the game will work on iPhone 5C and above and iPad Pro / 4. Other devices are not supported*

On a world where a giant and lethal storm restlessly moves around the globe, people learned to survive in this cold, harsh and hostile environment. They are searching for the Refuge, a place where the Frost would never go.

Inspired by deckbuilding games like Dominion, Ascension and the like, Frost is solo survival card game that puts you in charge of a group of people looking for the Refuge. Resources, weapons, ideas, dangers and regions are represented by cards, use them wisely!

- Challenging survival deckbuilding gameplay, requiring anticipation, strategy and memory
- Intriguing, immersive universe
- Sloppy but graceful unique artwork
- Hours of gameplay with difficulty modes, endless mode, Scenarios and cards to unlock
- Dozens of cards to discover
- Different characters with different abilities
- Accessible and paced at your own rhythm, playable by all (some illustrations might disturb the youngest)
- Made with love <3

Lost World Survival Simulator

Lost World Survival Simulator

Games Banner Network

Welcome to the Lost World – desert island inhabited by dinosaurs. Seem like time turned back to the Jurassic age! Be a survivor, lost and lonely, and try to stay alive at all costs! Hunt for wild animals, battle against powerful Jurassic dinos, build shelters to hide and thrive in this strange hostile environment – survival island!

Explore lost world and meet dangerous Jurassic animals – dinos! Some of them might be herbivorous, but some dinosaurs are really dangerous! Avoid meeting with Tyrannosaurus or Velociraptor, don’t forget that your main goal is to survive! Walk around this mysterious land, find weapons and other survival tools, which could help you to stay alive! Salvage all the tools and weapons or craft your own ones! It’s a kind of hard job to live on uninhabited island, especially if it’s inhabited by dangerous dinosaurs! Hunt for animals to find food, battle against Tyrannosaurs, Velociraptor or other dinos for your life, build shelters to have a rest and discover the secrets of Lost World with this island survival simulator in 3D!

Use all your exploration, battling and survival skills just to stay alive! Mind character indicators - health, energy and fullness. Never let one of these drops – it will let you no chance to survive! Find or craft special survival tools – weapons, axes, fishing rods or just sticks to make fire. Your ingenuity may help you to stay alive in such harsh conditions of desert island! Explore lost world to find tools and weapons, craft your own ones and overcome all the difficulties playing Lost World Survival Simulator in 3D!
Remember that Lost World is full of predators and other dangers! Upgrade your survivor to battle against Jurassic dinos, find powerful weapon and make your life in this Lost World environment safe and comfortable! Hunt, fish or gather to find food, fight against dinos and other prehistoric animals and make this dangerous island your home! Try Lost World Survival Simulator, are you afraid of exploring lost island inhabited by dinos and other Jurassic monsters? Test your battling, survival and hunting skills playing amazing survival simulator in 3D!

Lost World Survival Simulator features:

- Explore Lost World – strange island inhabited by dinosaurs and other Jurassic animals
- Mind health, energy and fullness indicators of your survivor
- Hunt for wild animals, battle against Tyrannosaurs, Velociraptor or other dinos, gather or fish to find food
- Amazing island survival simulator in 3D

Dive into the atmosphere of Jurassic age - Tyrannosaurs, Velociraptor or other dinosaurs are everywhere! Explore lost uninhabited island, find or craft survival tools and weapons and start a battle for your life with Lost World Survival Simulator in 3D! Upgrade your hunting, battling and exploring skill with this simulator and make this dangerous place your home!

Pirate Island Survival Simulator 3D Full

Pirate Island Survival Simulator 3D Full

Tayga Games OOO

Survive on a desert island full of dangers! Meet wild animals, hunt or fish to provide yourself with food, craft tools and weapons with Pirate Island Survival simulator in 3D!

Live the life of survivor trying to make this island his home! Enjoy peaceful island views - picturesque ocean, tropic forests and mountains. The only goal is to survive! Explore pirate survival island full of mysterious places such as sunken pirate ship and caves full of treasures! Salvage survival tools and weapons that may help you to explore the island! Hunt wild animals to make them your next meal, find weapons to protect yourself from predators, quarry resources and craft useful tools using special workshops. Use your survival skills to stay alive, avoid battling against furious island predators and discover the secrets of Pirate Island with amazing survival simulator in 3D! Hunt, fish or gather plant food to stay alive, build shelters to hide from predator and enjoy peaceful life on a desert island with Pirate Island Survival 3D game!

Are your ready for ultimate survival experience? Control your character with a joystick, move around the island or swim in the ocean to find treasures, weapons and tools that would help you to survive! Be careful, tropical jungles are full of predators and other wild animals ready to attack! Find or craft weapons such as guns, bows or hammers to battle for your life against animals! Dive into the atmosphere of realistic desert island and explore wilderness! Use your exploration, battling and survival skills to stay alive with Pirate Island Survival simulator in 3D!

Don’t forget to mind your character’s indicators. If one of them drops – there is no chance to survive! Quarry recourses to craft tools – fishing rod, axes, guns, weapons and other which could be really useful! Build shelters to hide from island predators and try to turn this survival island into your home! Find pirate’s treasures and live the life of real survivor to the full! Enjoy your time spending – hunt wild predators, swim the ocean, explore pirate ships and caves to find treasures playing Pirate Island Survival simulator in 3D!

Pirate Island Survival 3D features:
- Ultimate island survival simulator in 3D
- Amazing crafting system – craft weapons, tools and even furniture for your shelter
- Huge pirate island to explore – wild predators to hunt, sunken ships full of treasures, plant food to gather and more
- Health, energy and fullness indicators for your survivor

Swim, hunt, battle and explore - do anything you want to stay alive!
Explore the wilderness playing Pirate Island Survival 3D! Spend time on lost island full of dangers! Upgrade your hunting, battling skills and explore this place to make it your home! Discover secret places, search for pirates’ treasures, find or craft weapons and other useful tools and stay alive at all costs with ultimate survival simulator in 3D! Are your going to sit idly waiting for help? Choose the lifestyle of a real survivor – hunt animals, battle against predator and build shelters to ride from sun or rain with Pirate Island Survival Simulator in 3D!