It looks like we are getting a lot of survival games lately that allow players to freely roam in an open world and simply survive. Though the premise of the concept might seem simplistic, there are a lot of in-depth mechanics involved. In ‘H1Z1’, you are required to survive in an open environment amidst other players, all striving to be the last one standing. It seamlessly blends the battle royale format with survival mechanics, making it an extremely addictive title.
To be honest, all battle royale games have some sort of survival mechanics woven into them, but it seems like ‘H1Z1’ stresses a bit more on this aspect. So, we got around thinking and compiled a list of games that have similar survival tactics in a shared environment. These games all have survival mechanics built into the mix but also introduce new features of their own, making them unique in some way or the other. With that said, here is the list of video games similar to H1Z1 that are our recommendations. You can play these games like H1Z1 on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Android, mac or even online.
6. 7 Days to Die (2013)
We are at it again, boys! Zombies! It’s like a fun party game at this point — everytime you see the word ‘zombie’ on our website, you know what to do! ‘7 Days to Die’ is a survival horror video game set in a dystopian future where The Third World War has wiped out most of the population. If that wasn’t enough, nuclear fallout from the war has resulted in the creation of mindless zombies that attacked anyone in sight. This wiped out the remaining population, save a few brave souls like you! The main aim of the game is exactly what the title says it is. You have 7 days to make your last stand against the zombies, or else you die. When you start the game, you are provided with basically nothing except a wide open world to explore. Though the game can be played solo, we highly recommend that you get some friends along if you want to survive for long. This way more ground can be covered and the chances of survival are increased.
Anyway, as soon as you begin, you need to hunt for resources while keeping out of sight of zombies. There’s loot scattered all over the world so make sure you have space in your backpack and manage it optimally. Prioritize food above anything else, ‘cz it seems you run out of it pretty soon, followed closely by arms and ammo. As you gear up, you need to find a place to put up camp for the night. This is important as you want to build on this site for the remainder of the 7 days in order to make the last stand against the horde. This is one game we highly recommend if you like playing stuff like ‘H1Z1’, mainly due to the survival mechanics and the end timer that resolves the session.
5. Killing Floor 2 (2016)