Global Game Awards
DayZ Standalone The Forest 7 Days To Die Rust
Best Survival

It might read like an Early Access award but the truth is that the burgeoning survival genre is easily one of the most ambitious out there, and all of the titles recognised here are continuing to expand on an already mind blowing concept. In an age of handholding and mollycoddling, there’s something formidable about being plonked in the middle of nowhere and left to fend for yourself, gathering supplies and crafting weapons and defences, scratching that Neanderthal itch.

DayZ Standalone
2016 seems a long way off, but in the meantime players can get to grips with ridiculously popular Early Access release of DayZ. Updates are coming thick and fast to this online zombie-infested world and if you want to get in on the ground floor and both witness and impact the changes coming to this survival sim then you can do no wrong.
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7 Days To Die
Billed as the survival game that fans have always wanted, 7 Days to Die is a rapidly changing survival experience that has you and your buddies teaming to fend off the zombie hordes at all cost. A deep crafting system and upgradeable forts demonstrate a game with real depth, and the constant updates from developer The Fun Pimps proves an ever-present reason to dive back in.
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