2024 Could Be The Year Of Survival Games!

With many major titles in the genre coming out this year, 2024 could be a year to remember.


Whether it’s 2014’s Subnautica, 2017’s Ark: Survival Evolved, or 2021’s Valheim, they’ve all helped the survival game genre gain more attention. You could even include Minecraft. However, in the past, the trend has been to have a big, memorable title every few years (the three games mentioned at the beginning of this paragraph come to mind), and that’s about how many prominent titles in the genre could be eliminated. This could change significantly by 2024.

PocketPair’s Palworld and Keen Games’ Enshrouded have already started the genre avalanche this year, even though both titles are in early access. With 200,000 and 25,000 Steam reviews respectively, the debate is already raging as to which is the better of the two, even though they are completely different. Palworld is an open-world exploration of the Palpagos Islands, while Enshrouded is set in Embervale. The former is all about collecting and processing Pokémon-like Pals, while the latter focuses more on lore and world-building, with you battling a mysterious mist called the Shroud.

But this is only the beginning. Other major games in the survival genre include Ascent of Ashes (Q1 2024), Aloft (2024), Ark 2 (late 2024), Crashlands 2 (2024), Frostpunk 2 (first half of 2024), Nightingale (February 20, 2024), Once Human (Q3 2024), Pacific Drive (February 22, 2024), S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl (September 5, 2024), The Alters (2024). That’s quite a list, and we’ve been waiting for a full sequel to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. for 17 years, since GSC Game World released S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl in 2007 after many years of delays.

So if you’re a fan of the genre, you’re sure to find at least one game this year that you can invest a lot of time and effort into. There will be a choice, no doubt about it.

Source: GameRant

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