New Survival Games on Console in 2020/21

Our pal @ChorizoMachine put together a list of survival games which are currently ready to play and some which are scheduled to release either later this year or in 2021.

It’s worth remembering that if the game has been released or is releasing on PS4 and Xbox One then it will also work and might even be enhanced for the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Green Hell (CREEPY JAR S.A, Forever Entertainment S. A.)

This is now available to play on the Nintendo Switch and is also coming to PS4 and Xbox One. According to the Road Map at the Green Hell website, the PlayStation and Xbox versions are planned for release in Q4 2020—so that means between now and end of December. In Green Hell, The player is left alone in the jungle without any food or equipment, trying to survive. Clinging to life, you are set on a journey of durability as the effects of solitude wear heavy not only on the body but also the mind.

Grounded (Obsidian Entertainment)

Grounded was released in July of this year on Xbox One and is also currently included in the Gamepass library. You play as a character who has been shrunk to the size of an ant and must survive in a. You will need to consume an adequate amount of food and water or lose health due to starvation or dehydration. Grounded is LOTS of fun and well worth a try if you’re on Xbox One—especially if you’re subscribed to Gamepass.

Rust (Facepunch Studios)

Rust is planned for both PS4 and Xbox One. We still don’t have a release date but the developer, Facepunch Studios, released a console announcement trailer in November last year. Rust has been around on PC since 2013 and it’s a multiplayer-only survival game. The objective is to survive in the wilderness using gathered or stolen materials. Players must successfully manage their hunger, thirst, and health, or risk dying. We can’t wait for this to arrive on the consoles and we’re probably looking at a 2021 release.

The Eternal Cylinder (ACE Team)

This is due to release in 2020 on both PS4 and Xbox One. There is no exact date as of yet but we should expect to see it very soon. In the Eternal Cylinder, players control a herd of creatures and must explore a strange alien world filled with exotic lifeforms, surreal environments, and the constant threat of the Cylinder, a huge rolling structure of ancient origin which crushes everything in its path. 

The Riftbreaker (Exor Studios)

Here is another game scheduled to release on both PS4 and Xbox One in 2020 which doesn’t have an exact launch date. The Riftbreaker is a base-building, survival game with Action-RPG elements. You are an elite scientist-slash-commando inside an advanced Mecha-Suit capable of dimensional rift travel. Hack & slash countless enemies, build up your base, collect samples and research new inventions to survive.

The Survivalists (Team17)

This game was recently released on PS4, Xbox One and Switch so it’s available to play right now. The Survivalists is a cooperative adventure game set in The Escapists universe. Waking up on the beach of a mysterious island, pit yourself against the island’s enemies. Explore, hunt, build, craft and even train monkeys with up to three friends in a desperate bid to survive.

WiLD (Wild Sheep Studio)

WiLD was announced for release on PS4 back in 2014 at Gamescom. Since then there’s been very little news on this apart from a post on Instagram from Michel Ancel, the lead designer, where he confirmed that the project is still in development even though he has stepped away from the gaming industry. While we don’t know if it will release in 2021, there’s always a chance considering that it still has its own page over at the official PlayStation site. We’ll keep you all updated on WiLD when we have more information.

Windbound (5 Lives Studios)

Windbound was released in September of this year and is available on PS4, Xbox One, the Switch and Google Stadia. In Windbound, the player is shipwrecked on an island and has to explore, adapt and navigate the land & perilous seas to stay alive. The art style looks a little like Zelda: Breath of the Wild from a graphical point of view.

Check out all these games here in this video:


Written by Laura Stewart

Laura is the Assistant Editor-In-Chief, a Writer and Assistant to the Webmaster at 25YL. She has been part of the team since May 2017 when she began writing about her favourite TV show of all time: Twin Peaks. She currently oversees the Film, Music and Gaming Departments. 25YL is her passion project and is constantly delighted at how big and beautiful it has grown.

Laura lives by the sea in Gower, Wales, with her husband and very special little boy.

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