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The Survivalist is a feature column all about the biggest and best survival sandboxes; it is helmed by MJ Guthrie. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

The Survivalist: Last Oasis virtual dev tour highlights nomadic life and offline safety

At this stage of the survival genre game, you need more than just a novel idea for the setting. You need unique features to...

The Survivalist: Is Conan Exiles done with free DLC – or are we getting a true expansion?

While Funcom's latest investor note focused mainly on DUNE, there was a little tidbit of big import nestled in there about the current...

The Survivalist: So Funcom’s DUNE will be a survival game, not an MMO

Remember back in February of last year when we learned that Funcom inked an exclusive deal for at least three games based on...

The Survivalist: My top 20 survival game goals for 2020, part the second

With so many survival titles out there, it's no wonder I couldn't contain my full list of new year goals in a single

The Survivalist: My top 20 survival game goals for 2020, part the first

You might say that I like survival games. You should say it because I really, really do. Especially games that let me explore and...

The Survivalist Soapbox: Astroneer’s moon landing update is a time-limited online event done right

I could definitely write a Why I Play on Astroneer (and maybe I still will!) because there are so many reasons this...

The Survivalist: Conan Exile’s underwater dungeon rises above expectations

A dungeon is a dungeon, right? And adding a single dungeon to a game is not really a big deal. In most cases, that...

The Survivalist: The perils of breeding pets in PixARK, chapter two

There is wrong, and then there is perilously wrong. The kind of wrong so dangerous that the odds of your heart finally recovering are...

The Survivalist: The perils of breeding pets in PixARK, chapter one

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. I am going to share a story with you. At it's core, it's...

The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs? Part two

Last week we learned what was up with a number of the smaller survival sandbox MMOs. Sadly, some have faded away, but others...

The Survivalist: The highs and lows of Conan Exiles, one year after launch

In an industry that never seems to see games move out of early access, it feels strange to get to celebrate the first launch...

The Survivalist: Why I love survival games but refuse to touch Atlas

I love survival sandboxes. They give me that virtual world experience I'm missing from most MMOs. And I can build! So, why won't I...

The Survivalist: Surprise! Rend launches today with a $9.99 sale as Frostkeep teases new game

Earlier today we heard the news of Rend servers consolidating, and that definitely raised a few eyebrows. In fact, we noted, "It’s...

The Survivalist: ARK’s Homestead update builds on disappointment

After all the time waiting for Studio Wildcard to deliver on its promise of integrating the super popular S+ building mod into the...

The Survivalist: Space Engineers sloughs off early access and launches with revamped survival

Wouldn't you know it: One survival game has a big week and others want to follow suit! Space Engineers sheds its...

The Survivalist: When survival sandboxes are more MMO than actual MMORPGs

Ever since Life is Feudal announced at the end of last month its dedication to developing a deep roleplay-focused server, I haven't...

The Survivalist: Astroneer adds whimsy to the enjoyable terrors of space survival

Ever feel like you can't keep up with all the survival sandboxes coming out? With so many, it can be hard to keep them...

The Survivalist: Outpost Zero improvements have really increased its fun factor

Sitting back and loosely following the development of an early access game, then hopping in here and there to check out a score of...

The Survivalist: Seven survival game features I want to see in 2019

A new year is all about new hopes, new goals, and -- hopefully -- new features and content. I am talking about games, of...

The Survivalist: ARK’s Extinction makes bases extinct

It had to be too good to last! We were all pretty shocked when Studio WildCard actually launched ARK's newest expansion on the...

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