Global Game Awards
ARK: Survival Evolved H1Z1 Stranded Deep Subnautica
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 the Neanderthal itch.

ARK: Survival Evolved
When Ark: Survival Evolved arrived on Steam in June it lit the charts, and it’s continued to do so to this day, for all the right reasons. Shifting two million copies and counting, this is the survival success story of 2015. Set on a sprawling tropical island where dinosaurs go head to head with strange primeval creatures, Ark: Survival Evolved is the magic of Jurassic Park brought to life. Studio Wildcard continues to do absolutely stellar work with content updates, making Ark: Survival Evolved one of the most rapidly evolving and exciting survival games out there.