Survival Simulation Games
August 11, 2009 8:13 PM Subscribe
Survival simulation video games (not horror)...help me find some. Looking for recommendations on survival games (like Lost in Blue, Sims Castaways, etc.) for the PC.
posted by Elminster24 to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I am really big into survival stuff (Man Vs. Wild/Survivorman type stuff) and love to play computer games based around that--preferably on a deserted island.
I played Lost in Blue which was ok, but to be honest I didn't really like the whole plot and having a girl you needed to look after was really annoying. But I LOVED how things like fishing, building a fire, etc. were all twitch based minigames that actually had you spinning a stick or throwing a spear instead of a stupid puzzle or something like that.
I played Sims 3 but it got boring REALLY quickly because you basically just gather and build stuff, there's no challenge to any of it.
I also tried the Virtual Villagers and My Tribe games, but those are all puzzle and time based. The real thrill for me is in the actual act of doing the survival stuff, like gathering wood and then building the fire and trying to get it lit, or gradually improving your survival situation by creating tools, etc.
Really not interested in any of the horror based survival games or anything like that. And I prefer good graphics but its not a deal breaker.
I know this is really specific, but hey, if anybody can come up with suggestions its the Hive Mind.