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Top 9 Games To Play If You Enjoyed 7 Days to Die

Games Like 7 Days to Die

Are you a fan of 7 Days to Die and itching for more post-apocalyptic survival action? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of nine games that are sure to scratch that itch, whether you’re a seasoned survivalist or just looking to dip your toes into the genre. Grab your trusty pickaxe and shotgun, and let’s dive into the exciting world of survival gaming!

From zombies to bandits, these games have it all. With a mix of crafting, base-building, and intense combat, you’ll never run out of things to do. So, get ready to scavenge for supplies, fortify your base, and fight for survival against all odds. Whether you’re playing solo or with friends, these games are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the games like 7 Days to Die that you won’t want to miss:

1. Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2

You’ve probably heard about this game by now – First off, Dying Light 2 is a game where you get to parkour around like a ninja on steroids while also trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. It’s like playing a game of “The Floor is Lava,” but instead of lava, it’s zombies that want to eat your brains! And if that’s not enough for you, the game also has a day and night cycle where the zombies get even more gnarly at night. So, you better be prepared to run, jump, and fight your way through the undead hordes.

Just like 7DTD, you get to build stuff and survive in a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies, you know, just your everyday gardening routine. So, what’s similar between the two games, you ask? As is obvious by now, they both have zombies and survival elements, but for me, Dying Light 2 takes it to a whole new level with its parkour mechanics and intense gameplay.

7 Days to Die had a more laid-back approach with its building and crafting mechanics but still packed a punch with its zombie hordes which we all loved. But trust me, what Dying Light 2 has in store for you will blow your socks off, all while keeping you in the genre you adore!

Dying Light 2 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

2. Days Gone

Days Gone

Days Gone has a lot for you, a 7 Days to Die to love, and I’m going to tell you all about it! First of all, Days Gone has a massive open world full of zombies that the devs so gracefully decided to call freakers, and all sorts of hazards are present, too! You’ll be riding around on your trusty motorcycle, scavenging for resources, and taking on missions to help out survivors. In a lot of ways, I think of this game as 7 Days to Die, but with a much bigger playground to play in.

Another thing you’ll love about Days Gone is the crafting system. This game legit lets you craft almost any weapon you want, along with traps to take on the freakers, including Molotov cocktails, bombs, and even crossbows. You can also customize your bike with upgrades like better handling and a bigger fuel tank. It’s somewhat similar to the crafting in 7 Days to Die, but somehow with even more oomph!

Now, if you’re new to the zombie survival genre, don’t worry. Days Gone has a pretty forgiving difficulty curve, so you won’t be getting your head ripped off by freakers every five seconds. Plus, the game has a pretty engaging story that will keep you hooked and invested in the world. In my opinion, that’s what makes this game so world-class – it’s not just satisfying gameplay and a good crafting system, it’s all flanked by a proper, fleshed-out story that always keeps you guessing! You can try Days Gone on PlayStation 4 and PC.

3. Dead Island

Dead Island

Ahoy there, fellow zombie slayer! I don’t know why we’re talking like captains on a boat, but what I can tell you are reasons to love Dead Island – and there are many. For one, this game is literally like a tropical vacation, except instead of Mai Tais and sunburns, you get to bash in some zombie heads! Not sure why you’d want that on your vacation though, but let’s get into what makes Dead Island so darn fun.

First of all, Dead Island is all about survival. Just like 7 Days to Die, you’ll be scavenging for resources, crafting weapons, and building up your skills to take on the hordes of undead. But here’s the twist – Dead Island takes place on a beautiful tropical island, so you’ll be able to soak up some sun and surf between zombie-killing sprees.

Now, let’s talk about the gameplay. Dead Island is a first-person action RPG, so you’ll be getting up close and personal with the zombies. You’ll be able to wield all sorts of weapons, from blunt objects like bats and pipes to sharp tools like knives and machetes. Plus, the game has a pretty unique weapon degradation system, so you’ll need to repair your weapons on the fly to keep them from breaking.

But here’s the real kicker – Dead Island has co-op multiplayer! Yup, that means you can team up with your buddies and take on the zombie apocalypse together. And trust me, there’s nothing more satisfying than whacking a zombie with a baseball bat while your buddy covers your back…until they don’t because they got distracted by their cat, and now, you’re both dead. Yay!

Seriously though, this game is a lot of fun, and it’s available on PC, PS, and Xbox, so you’re most likely set to try it.

4. Don’t Starve

Don’t Starve

This game is surprisingly funny and surprisingly grim. In a nutshell, it’s a survival game set in a whimsical, Tim Burton-esque world. You’ll need to gather resources, craft tools, and weapons, and explore the world to stay alive! Sounds simple enough, right? That’s what childhood me thought when I first played it, too. Turns out, even just keeping yourself fed is a whole task!

The gameplay here is seriously amazing, though, you start out with basically nothing, gather materials and ingredients, and eventually build yourself a nice, automated little base. Here, you do everything from making yourself food to crafting weapons, tools, and everything in between. Oh, and I forgot to mention the best part, you can make yourself a piggy friend! He’ll protect you from the bad guys, and there’s plenty of those. Plus, who doesn’t love a companion in a lonely, desolate world?

Also, Don’t Starve and 7 Days to Die have more in common than you might think. In short, they’re both games that challenge your survival skills in a hostile environment, and they both involve a lot of running away from things that want to eat you!

In Don’t Starve, you’re stranded in a wilderness filled with monsters, and you have to scavenge for resources to stay alive. In 7 Days to Die, you’re stuck in a post-apocalyptic wasteland crawling with zombies, and you have to scavenge for resources to stay alive. See the pattern here? Both games also require you to be pretty crafty (pun intended) when it comes to building your shelter and tools.

If you’re convinced, Don’t Starve is available on Mobile, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, so you can try it out whenever you want.

5. Rust


Rust. Where do I even start? If you’ve ever played this game with the nudity on, you probably opened your inventory screen to a…surprise, to say the least, like I did. On that, I’m gonna start by saying that Rust is a game that can be both hilarious and frustrating at the same time. One of the funniest parts of the gameplay is the social dynamics between players!

You never know who you’re going to run into and what kind of interactions you’ll have with them. You might make some new friends or enemies, trade resources, or even get into silly arguments over trivial things like who gets to use the bathroom first (yes, there are toilets in Rust, and you best be willing to fight for them!).

Now, as for the similarities between Rust and 7 Days to Die, both games are survival games that require you to scavenge for resources and build your own shelter. In both games, you can craft your own weapons, tools, and structures, and you have to be careful not to get killed by the various dangers that lurk around every corner.

But perhaps the biggest similarity between the two games is the PvP aspect. Both Rust and 7 Days to Die allow players to interact with each other in various ways, including trading, raiding, and outright killing. The dynamic and unpredictable environment where anything can happen and where alliances and rivalries are formed based on trust and betrayal, is just unlike anything else out there. Rust is available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation, so there’s no excuse for you not to try it out today!

6. DayZ


The most amazing part of DayZ is the sheer unpredictability of the gameplay – you never know what’s going to happen next! You might be wandering through the wilderness, minding your own business, when suddenly a horde of zombies comes running at you, or you might stumble upon another player who’s looking to rob you blind (or worse).

And don’t even get me started on the bugs and glitches! Sometimes you’ll get stuck in a wall, or your character will start running in place for no reason, or you’ll spawn in with no pants (hey, it happens in real life too, so I’ll allow this one).

When comparing DayZ to 7 Days to Die, I found that both games share some similarities in terms of their focus on survival and crafting. In both games, you have to scavenge for resources, build your own shelter, and fight off various dangers. However, DayZ has a much stronger emphasis on player interactions, and the PvP aspect is much more intense, as you’ve probably seen your favorite streamer show you.

In DayZ, you can also team up with other players to take on the zombies or go on a raiding spree, but you can also turn on your allies at any moment if it means you’ll get a better shot at survival (or some sweet loot)! It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and you have to be prepared to do whatever it takes to stay alive (even if it means betraying your best friend).

DayZ is playable on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and I highly recommend you have this hilarious adventure with your friends next.

7. Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village

If you haven’t heard of this game, I know you’ve still seen Lady Dimitrescu. People loved her for one simple reason: she’s a tall drink of water if you catch my drift. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be chased around by a statuesque vampire lady who could snap you in half like a twig?

But seriously, aside from her…uh…physical attributes, Lady Dimitrescu is a really well-designed character who adds a lot of personality and flair to the game. She’s elegant, sophisticated, and just a little bit creepy, which makes for a great villain.

As for the gameplay, Resident Evil Village is a very different game from 7 Days to Die. While both games involve survival and fighting off various monsters, Resident Evil Village is much more linear and story-driven, which I personally loved. It’s less about building your own base and more about exploring a creepy old mansion and unraveling the mysteries of the plot.

Add to that, the combat is satisfying, the puzzles are challenging (but not too challenging), and the atmosphere is suitably spooky, as we all expect from Resident Evil games. And, of course, there’s Lady Dimitrescu, who adds a whole new dimension of…ahem…appeal to the game. You can try this 10/10 (according to Steam) game on PlayStation, Switch, Xbox, and PC!

8. Raft


Raft looks like an unassumingly simple game on the surface, but boy, does it go deep (pun intended once again!). First off, let’s talk about the gameplay. In Raft, you play as a survivor stranded in the middle of the ocean on, you guessed it, a raft. Your goal is to stay alive by gathering resources, building up your raft, and fending off hungry sharks (because, let’s face it, sharks are always hungry).

Now, at first glance, Raft might not seem all that similar to 7 Days to Die. There are no zombies, no base-building, and no hordes of monsters to fight off. But if you look a little closer, there are some key similarities.

For one thing, both games involve a lot of crafting and resource management. In Raft, you have to gather materials like wood, plastic, and scrap metal to build up your raft and make tools to help you survive. In 7 Days to Die, you have to scavenge for resources like food, water, and building materials to construct your base and fortify it against zombie attacks!

So, in that sense, Raft and 7 Days to Die share a common thread. They’re both games about survival, strategizing, and using your resources to stay alive in a harsh and unforgiving world. Of course, there are plenty of differences too, but hey, let’s not split hairs now.

As for whether Raft is really similar to 7 Days to Die, I think it’s all a matter of perspective. Some people might see the similarities I just outlined and think, “Yeah, these games are practically twins!” Others might say, “Are you kidding me? These games couldn’t be more different!” Personally, I’m somewhere in the middle and think they’re both great games in their own right, and I’d recommend you give Raft a try this time on PC, PlayStation, or Xbox!

9. Valheim


Valheim is the game that everyone was playing for a hot minute, I remember pretty much every big streamer giving it a try! But what’s the big deal? Well, let’s find out together:

Valheim is a survival game set in a Norse-inspired world. You play as a warrior who has been sent to Valheim, a mysterious realm of monsters and magic. Your job is to explore this dangerous new world, gather resources, build up your base, and fight against some of the toughest bosses you’ve ever seen!

That’s not what makes this game special, though, there’s bit more to that. First, the game looks gorgeous. The graphics are beautiful, and the world is richly detailed, with all sorts of secrets and hidden treasures to discover, and the Norse mythology aspect is certainly appreciated!

The game isn’t just about looking pretty, either – the gameplay is pretty fun too! You have to scavenge for resources, craft your own weapons and tools, and build up your base to protect yourself from the dangers of the world. And when it comes time to fight those bosses, you’re in for a real challenge. Think Souls game levels of difficulty, but with a new twist on things.

So, would a 7 Days to Die fan love Valheim? Well, it’s hard to say. While both games are survival-focused, Valheim is a little more…shall we say, Nordic in flavor. And the combat in Valheim is more focused on boss fights and epic battles than on the constant threat of zombie hordes. But if you’re a fan of survival games in general, like I am, I think you’ll find a lot to love in Valheim, like I did! Valheim is playable on PC and Xbox only, though, so PlayStation users might not be able to try it.

In the end, whether you’re a fan of 7 Days to Die, Valheim, or any other survival game, one thing is clear: these games are all about testing your mettle in the face of danger. Whether you’re fighting off zombie hordes, battling giant bosses, or just trying to survive on a tiny raft in the middle of the ocean, the thrill of the hunt is what keeps us coming back for more.

So, pick up your weapon of choice, grab a few friends (or go it alone if you’re feeling brave), and get ready to face the challenge head-on! Oh, and let us know what you think of this list and anything that should be changed. Until then, good luck out there!

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