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Desolate is the unique blend of Survival, Action-Adventure and Open World elements, developed by Nearga and published by HyperTrain Digital. The game features both Single-player and Multilayer modes, and it is set on the fictional island of Granichny, where the dangerous experiments resulted in a huge mutation of the globe… read more
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22 Games Like Desolate

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1. Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation is one of the best Action-Adventure and Horror-Survival, Stealth and Shooter video game. The game offers a similar gaming experience to System Shock 2 video game and allows you to be the protagonist Amanda Ripley who embarks on a journey to find her mother Ellen Ripley and on her way to the secrets, she encounters the otherworldly aliens, engages into amazing combats with them on a space station named as Sevastopol. She gets trapped on the station and the only way out is to fight all the aliens, kill them using the advanced tech weapons and gadgets, eventually complete the game objectives. Alien: Isolation offers a huge arsenal of weapons at your disposal, a wonderful setting and story-line along with brilliant visuals and an addictive game-play to enjoy.

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2. Deadly Premonition

The last entrant on our list of games like “State of Decay” is Deadly Premonition. Deadly Premonition is developed by “Access Games” in collaboration with “Rising Star Games and is available to play on PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gaming platforms. The game is a super hit amalgamation of Open world, Psychological Horror Survival and shooting elements. The game kicks off with the investigation of the murder of “Becky Adams and Diane”. Protagonist as the investigator “York” find out that the murders are a work of the “Raincoat Killers” and suspects Thomas in the murders and Thomas after some time dies with a hook in his neck. Thomas’s death halts the investigation a bit but “York” keeps on gathering the evidence. Emily joins the investigation with York and finds out the final victim “Carol”. Carol infects Emily with red seeds and she falls ill. York leaves Emily with Kaysen and continues the investigation, encounters George and makes him confess the murders and kills him. The game concludes. The story of the game is a bit twisted and takes you to the heights of amazingness in horror-survival and psychotic experience. Try it out and you’ll definitely have your head spinning.

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3. Miasmata

Miasmata is an Open Word, First-person Horror-Survival and intensely Action-packed Simulation by IonFX Studios. The game sets on a Mysterious Island where you are the lone wanderer whose only task is to survive in a Hostile environment where an unknown Entity is haunting you. As the main character named as Robert Hughes and a plague-stricken Scientist, your task is to find the cure. Authorities left you stranded on the island after the virus infected you and now you must survive without any food, water, medical supplies and weapons. You must get out from the hiding, scavenge for the supplies, make weapons and survive while saving yourself from the unknown entity at your back. Get hold of your advanced lab and scientific research outpost, start experimenting and finally find a cure to save your old colleagues and all the infected ones. The game world is filled with all kinds of deadly creatures who continuously hunt you so you must be aware of them at all times. So are you ready for this haunting yet exciting adventure? Well if you are then you must know that this game is one of the best in the Horror-Survival genre. You’ll enjoy it.

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4. Silent Hill

Silent Hill is a 1999’s Top-Hit Horror-Survival and Shooter video game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo. The game offers a wonderfully designed 3D Real-time environment and allows you to play from a Third-person perspective. Story revolves around the character of Harry Mason who struggles to find his adopted daughter who ends up in the possession of a cult taking refuge in Silent hill, America, a town filled with all kinds of gory monsters and creatures. In effort of freeing her, Mason fights off the Cult members, kills them and finally frees her. Silent Hill offers five different endings of the game and offers different environments and objectives as well. Combat and Exploration elements in the game add up a bit more fun to the game as they let you traverse through a number of different environments, fight off hordes of monsters, interact with objects and solve a number of challenging puzzles in order to keep going on in the game. Other cool features of the game include Third-person perspective, Heads up Display, Health bar, and Dual Shock controller that helps you keep track of your heart beat and know about when to take a pause. Silent Hill lets you combat against the monsters using Melee Combat techniques and weapons, a number of firearms, and your parkour abilities. With a very challenging and quite addictive gameplay, a fantastic story, brilliant visual details and loads of other great things to discover, Silent hill is one amazing Action, Horror-Survival and Shooter video game to play.

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5. Penumbra

Penumbra is a Horror-Survival, Action-Adventure and Episodic game series developed by Frictional Games and published by Paradox Interactive for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms. Penumbra game series consists of three sequels (Penumbra: Overture, Penumbra: Black Plague and Penumbra: Requiem) and features the same protagonist in all of the games. Protagonist named as Philip stars as the main character in all the games and acts as the story of the game directs him in accordance with the appearance and plot of the specific game. This whole series is super awesome to play and features unique stories for each game with amazingly crafted 3D graphics and thrilling game-plays. If you love playing games with dark themes and Horror-Survival elements, you should totally check out the Penumbra Series game. You’ll love them.

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6. Dark Fall: Lost Souls

Dark Fall: Lost Souls is a great Action and Adventure, Point-and-Click and Horror video game. If you are a fan of horror games with adventure elements, this one’s definitely a good one to try. The game blends in Puzzle solving with the core game-play and offers a truly new experience of adventure gaming. Dark Fall: Lost Souls is set on the eerie locations of Dowertown Hotel and The Train Station where you in the Character of a Disgraced police officer will have to follow the story. Evidence Tempering in Amy Haven disappearance case leads to Protagonist’s expulsion from the force and now after half a decade, crimes are being committed in a same manner as Amy Heavens. The protagonist finds this opportunity a investigate Amy’s case again on his own and regain his dignity. You are required to get into the character of the protagonist, explore the places of interest, gather up the clues and objects that will eventually lead you to the murderer, help the police arrest the Killer, regain your dignity and conclude the game by finally sending the responsible behind bars. Dark Fall: Lost Souls offers a wonderful story, great visuals and an immersive game-play to enjoy.

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7. Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Condemned 2: Bloodshot, packed with Action-Adventure, Third-person Shooting, Fighting, Psycho-Horror-Survival and Interactive Drama aesthetics is a wonderful video game. The story of the game features Ethan Thomas as protagonist who leaves FBI after failing to solve a case. He goes a bit insane and lives as a homeless man on the streets of the fictitious Metro City. A mystifying incident causes insanity and phobia among all the homeless population and the protagonist gets infected too. Agency recruits him back to solve the murder of Malcolm Vanhorn. He partners with Rosa and starts investigating. After some time he finds out that the serial killer X is still alive and has killed Malcolm Vanhorn. He gathers the clues and sets out to find X. Agent Ethan connects the outburst of the mysterious phenomenon occurred recently with X and begins hunting him down. During his journey to find X, Ethan encounters the members of Oro (A league of mind controlling maestros) and defeats them and the mind-boggling story continues. Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a great Action-Adventure, Horror-Survival, Shooter and Interactive Drama video game to play and enjoy. Do try it out.

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8. Silent Hill: Homecoming

If you have played any game of the Silent Hill series, you would know that Silent Hill: Homecoming is not so different from other games in the series. Maintaining the standard, Double Helix Games and Konami Entertainment have provided with yet another masterpiece that truly mimics the characteristics of a brilliant Action-Adventure, Horror-Survival and Shooter video game. The game makes you the protagonist Alex Shepherd, an Army veteran who returns home after a brief time spending on overseas duty. Moments after returning home, Alex finds out about the mysterious disappearance of his Father and Brother that leaves his mother in Coma. Alex starts off his journey to find his brother Josh and maps the area for search from his home town to the Fog-shielded Town of Silent Hill. This is where you get into the paly and your duty is to continue Alex’s journey, get to Silent Hill, kill some grotesque monsters and mutants, solve challenging puzzles and search for clues and objects that will eventually lead you to the location where Josh is being held. Silent Hill: Homecoming offers an amazingly fast-paced Action, cool weapons (guns and melee), amazing stealth abilities to use against the enemies, eerie and haunted environment, great story and a wonderfully engaging game-play to enjoy.

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9. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead, Developed and published by Telltale Games is an Action-Adventure, Graphic and Interactive Drama based on the comic book (The Walking Dead Comic Book Series) of Robert Kirkman. The game is set in an era of Zombie Apocalypse in Georgia, the story revolves around the life of the protagonist Lee Everett a former university professor, and a young girl named Clementine. Lee Everett helps a group of survivors stay alive and he leads them. Due to an open world gaming environment and a third person gaming perspective the player along with all the people roams freely and interacts with the item easily. The player controls the protagonist and helps him and other people fight against the hordes of zombies using every weapon they have. The life rate of survivors depends on the fighting abilities of all the fighters. With super cool graphics, a well-written storyline and many weapon choices, The Walking Dead provides with an amazingly fascinating game-play.

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10. Penumbra: Black Plague

Penumbra: Black Plague by Frictional Games and Paradox Interactive is the second installment of the Penumbra series. The story of the game is about the protagonist Philip moves away from the abandoned mine setting to find out the underground research base. On his way in the search of the Underground research base, Philip encounters with the dangerous and most eerily haunted beings who just want to him in a most mystical way. A series of puzzles makes him feel like being buried in the sand in in pitch black environmental wonder. Physics based puzzles like building the stairs out of boxes, placing boards to cross obstructions etc. are the most spell bounding tasks the protagonist is forced to complete in order to survive and continue his journey. With true HD graphics, a well written story-line and an engaging and challenging game-play, Penumbra: Black Plague proves to be a really wonderful Action-Adventure and Horror-Survival video game to play and enjoy.

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11. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an Action-Adventure, Horror-Survival First and Third-person Shooter video game by Headfirst Productions. The story of the game revolves around the character of Jack Walters who is a mentally unstable freelance detective. He gets hired on a case of a missing person and travels to Innsmouth a mysteriously strange town situated in the cutout suburbs of America. While investigating in the Innsmouth, Jack feels the unseen presence of an unearthly force, under the heavy effects of that force, he begins hallucinating and degrading mentally. It depends on the player to control his situation or let him die by losing control and committing suicide. One possible way of preserving and restoring the sanity of the protagonist is to kill the enemies or find the sanctuary. If player fails to find the sanctuary, he dies under the heavy influence of graphical anomalies and sound distortions and the game ends. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth features a twisted and quite confusing game-play and a mysteriously impressive story-line, amazing visuals and a lot of other great things.

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12. BlackSoul

BlackSoul is a super Thrilling Third-person Shooter, Horror-Survival and Action-Adventure video game by XeniosVision. The game offers a similar game-play to Alan Wake and takes you to England in the year 1972, offers beautiful old school visuals and environment. The story of the game revolves around the main characters of Sean and his sister Ava who both are forces to take shelter in the quarantined facility after the outbreak of a deadly infection that turned almost all of the humans into psychotic killers. Your task in the game is to set yourself up into the character of Sean and focus on surviving along with your sister in a brutally unforgiving environment. The secondary objective of the game is to find out the root causes of the insanity outbreak and stop it by finding a cure. BlackSoul lets you scavenge for medical supplies, food and weapons in order to survive and kill the enemies in close and long distance combats. BlackSoul offers wonderful apocalyptic setting, great interactive drama type visuals, a brilliant story and an immersive game-play to enjoy.

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13. Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage

Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage is a great Action-Adventure, Horror-Survival and Shooter video game that offers an engaging game-play, enhanced mechanics and a really well-written story. The beautifully embedded mystery and thrill makes this game even more engaging and addictive. Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage lets you set yourself up into the character of Howard Loreid, a long time police Detective who gets tasked to explore the village the game is set in, find out the clues and notes that will eventually help you go further with the story of the game, go into the woods, dark caves and Catacombs to find the artifacts and other items, shoot down the creatures and enjoy an amazing game-play. With multiple difficulty levels, amazingly haunting locations, a number of mysteries to solve, great story-line, cool visuals and a wonderfully immersive game-play, Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage is a Adventure-based RPG and Shooter video game to play and enjoy.

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14. Outlast

Outlast is a First-person Action-Adventure and Horror-Survival video game, developed and published by Red Barrels. This Psyche-horror game set in psychiatric hospital and features Miller Upshur as a patient of the above mentioned hospital who is incapable of any combat but knows about how to clear his way. With only a camcorder and a notebook in his inventory, he tries to get out of the facility and on his way out he faces the most unbelievable and unearthly hazards. Crawling and sliding through the vents, he carries on, on his way and gets followed by some really bizarre and strange beings, all trying to kill hm. Dodging all of the difficulties he continues his effort and finally gets out of the asylum but only to find out that he never actually is free yet. The twisted story and events of the game make you think like being a patient of the asylum too. You are forced to think like Miles and all the fears seem to be so real that you feel something crawling on your back. Play the game and feel the creepiness if you like playing games packed with Horror and Survival elements. You’ll definitely like it.

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15. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Developed by Climax Studios and published by Konami Digital Entertainment a fantastic Horror Survival and Action-Adventure video game. it is available to play on PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Wii platforms. The game is set in the fictional surroundings of Silent Hill in Northern America and it revolves around the Protagonist Harry Mason who struggles to find his missing daughter Cheryl. Harry gears up and starts the search and on his way to the snowy Silent Hill, he encounters the hostile monsters and furthers on his way by solving the hard mechanism puzzles. The game features an open world gaming environment, a great story and marvelous 3D graphics. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is a fantastic Horror Survival video game to play, do try it out.

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16. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a Horror Survival and Action-Adventure video game produced in the studios of Frictional Games. The game is about a man named Daniel who finds himself in an asylum like castle and has absolutely no memory of his past. He gets up, picks up the notes with strange writings scattered all around the place, and starts finding his way out of the haunted castle. While walking down the corridors, he feels the presence of an unknown entity who keeps on following him wherever he goes. Haunted by the fear and bizarre happenings and voices all around him, he struggles to remember his past and get rid of the unearthly being following him. Your task is to get into the character of Daniel, start exploring the Asylum. collect all the notes and objects necessary to plan your escape. Amnesia: The Dark Descent offers beautifully created visuals, a great storyline and an addictive gameplay to enjoy.

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17. Rust

Rust is a Multiplayer Action-Adventure and Horror-Survival video game by Facepunch Studios. Currently, in the Alpha phase, Rust offers early access to the game on Steam. Set in a massive Open World, Rust allows you to survive in an unfriendly environment by simply crafting different items, exploration and by finding the supplies such as Food, Water, Shelter, loot, Weapons and medical Supplies, etc. It spawns you right in the middle of other online players and lets you use your wit to find ways in which you can survive. You must stay well fed to avoid starvation and drink plenty of water in order to eliminate the threat of being dehydrated. Encounters with the creatures will definitely result in your demise of win so you decide what to do. All the deadly creatures, harsh weather conditions, and all the obstacles must not defeat you if you want to survive. Rust with all the wonderful mechanics, visuals and immersive game-play is a fantastic game to play and enjoy.

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18. The Forest

The Forest is a super exciting Action-Adventure, Horror-Survival and First-person Exploration video game. The game takes you to a mysterious forest on an unknown island and leaves you in the middle of cannibalistic beings after your plane crashes there. In order to survive you’ll have to hunt down the resources and supplies such as Food, Water, medicinal items and materials to make weapons, shelter etc. The unique crafting system of the game allows you to gather up the required resources and build shelters to live in, weapons to kill the deadly attacking cannibals, set traps for food and to prevent the cannibals from reaching out to your shelters. The Forest lets you experience one of the most horrifying game-plays from first-person perspective and enjoy. With an amazing story-line, clean visuals and a challenging game-play, The Forest is a great game to play.

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19. Slender Man

Slender Man is an indie Psycho-Horror and Survival game, featuring a faceless being (Slender Man) that is mostly found occupying some abandoned or haunted places. Playing this game is truly a different and quite exhilarating experience. Dressed in a black and white suit, the Slender Man is controllable by the game player presenting a First-person gaming perspective. The story of the game is about acquiring the clues to solve some deep end mysteries behind the most terrifying legends of all time. The game offers brilliant visuals, loads of dark and haunted environments, dark theme and all the excitement that you seek for. Because of being one of the most creepiest games, Slender Man takes you to the heights of entertainment. Do try it out if you love playing games with dark thematic and enjoy the ultimate fun, and thrill.

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20. Infestation: Survivor Stories

Infestation: Survivor Stories, developed and published by OP Productions is an Open World, Horror-Survival and Zombie video game set in a virtual world infested by Zombies. The game is built using the Eclipse gaming engine and is available to play online. Infestation: Survivor Stories lets you get entrance to the game world by creating and customizing an online 3D avatar. Once the initial setup is completed, you can get into the game world and roam free experiencing the hardships of a post-apocalyptic world. You can get any weapon you like and kill zombies to increase your chances of survival. The game allows you to go through the difficulties like lake of nutrition and all the adversities. As the nature of the game, in the presence of a huge threat of Zombies, you try to survive without any food, medical facilities and try to save other people. The game also allows you to explore the game world and scavenge for items like guns, food and anything that can help you survive. If a player gets too bad at his/her health he dies of hunger and the game concludes so, you must watch for the nutrition meter. You can interact with other online players, use engage in combats with zombies, other online players and boost up your reputation by gaining XP (Experience points). Infestation: Survivor Stories can be downloaded directly from the game URL and played online.

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21. Darkout

Darkout is another great inclusion to the Sandbox Genre and it offers wonderful Action-Adventure, Indie, Horror-Survival and RPG aesthetics. The game basically is focused on Survival and allows you to survive in a procedurally generated game world, craft different items like weapons, armors, shelter and research about new technologies to enhance your chances of survival and enjoy being part of a wonderful world. The world around you is called The Land of Illuna and is filled with dark enemies, so in order to survive and find the parts for your ship, you’ll have to go through hordes of enemies, kill them to level up your chances of survival, collect resources and master the survival. If you are a good crafter, your chances of survival are high, so you better be good at that. With eye catching dark world visuals, super thrilling game-play and a lot of other great things, Darkout is a quite a wonderful game to play and enjoy. Do try it out.

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22. Nimian Legends: BrightRidge

Nimian Legends: BrightRidge is an Adventure, Survival, and Single-player video game played from a first-person perspective, developed by Robert Kabwe for iOS. The game offers exciting gameplay and takes place in the massive world. The story follows the protagonist, who is lost himself in the massive fantasy world fantasy wilderness. Now, he must maintain his health, face off several difficulties, and struggle to find a way out. During the gameplay, the player will experience the freedom as he runs, jumps, swims, and even fly anywhere in the massive world while unlocking new abilities and learning new skills. The player navigates the world where exploration is a key and violence is optional. While manoeuvring the world, the player will discover wild animals, including deer, foxes, and more. It offers the non-linear exploration gameplay and enables the player to interact with the natural ecosystem full of wildlife. Nimian Legends: BrightRidge includes core features such as Stunning Vistas, Natural Beauty, Ecosystem, Discover the Secrets, and more.

More About Desolate

Desolate is the unique blend of Survival, Action-Adventure and Open World elements, developed by Nearga and published by HyperTrain Digital. The game features both Single-player and Multilayer modes, and it is set on the fictional island of Granichny, where the dangerous experiments resulted in a huge mutation of the globe. In the game, the player takes on the role of the protagonist, a Volunteer, who needs to find out the paranormal activities of the island, collecting information and struggling to take over the dangerous tasks. It offers the open world era where the game takes place and consists of a dynamic day/night cycle, and is played from a First-person viewpoint. Mostly gameplay focuses on exploration, battle, and story progression. It introduces Four-player and Co-op Multiplayer modes. The game uses the melee-based combat system, and the player has an option to select different weapons, found throughout the world and collected from enemies. Using the points that the player has earned by defeating enemies, he can upgrade his weaponry with different modifications. There are five different elements of survival game such as Hunger, Health, Stress, Cold, and Thirst. With immersive gameplay, cool graphics, and brilliant mechanics, Desolate is the best game to play.