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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 Story

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

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.

Infinite inventory
Crashlands

Crashlands

Butterscotch Shenanigans, Inc.

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.

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?

Also Good

Apps with average score

Kingdom: New Lands
Kingdom: New Lands

Expand your kingdom bit by bit while on horseback.

Kingdom: New Lands

Kingdom: New Lands

Raw Fury

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.

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

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.

Home Behind
Home Behind

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

Home Behind

Home Behind

Coconut Island Games Limited

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...

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

Kefir

Imagine you woke up to the apocalypse in the survival shooter Last Day on Earth. Feel the horror and adrenaline rush from the process of real surviving in a harsh environment! Meet the world where zombie hordes' instinct to murder you is as strong as thirst or hunger. Descend into...

Tinker Island: Adventure Story
Tinker Island: Adventure Story
Tinker Island: Adventure Story

Tinker Island: Adventure Story

Tricky Tribe d.o.o.

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...

Raft Survival: Simulator
Raft Survival: Simulator
Raft Survival: Simulator

Raft Survival: Simulator

Mateusz Grabowski

Gather debris from the water to craft necessary equipment. Build axe, hammer, rope and other stuff to create new walls, pillars, shelters. Expand your raft and create a more comfortable living for yourself. Maintain your health by cooking food and filtering sea water. Be wary of the dangers of the...

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:...

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...

Dead Age
Dead Age
Dead Age

Dead Age

Headup GmbH

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...

SKYHILL
SKYHILL
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...

Frost - Survival card game
Frost - Survival card game
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,...

Sheltered
Sheltered

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

Sheltered

Sheltered

Team17 Digital Limited

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...

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..

...

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...

Pirate Island Survival Simulator 3D Full
Pirate Island Survival Simulator 3D Full
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...