At the end of last year we asked you which survival game you are most looking forward to in 2021 – and you voted diligently. Together with you, we now look at the potential game hits in the most important genres. After open-world games, role-playing games and shooters, today it is the turn of the most exciting survival games in 2021.
Game highlights 2021
This article is part of our theme weeks on the game highlights 2021. We offer you an outlook on exciting topics such as open world games, Steam or Heiko’s editor-in-chief’s forecasts. In our interactive overview you will also find upcoming games from December 21st to January 4th, covering all important genres such as role-playing games, strategy and more. Vote for your most anticipated games in the corresponding lists
What is immediately noticeable: Of the approximately 1500 votes, 75 percent are distributed between the first two places, the interest in the other six games is still limited. The overview of the survival highlights 2021 with further information about all games can be found in the following article:
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The poll shows that this year you are up the most two sequels from well-known survival hits.
Sons of the Forest not only dominates the Survival Games survey with 53 percent of all votes, but is also the only title across all genres that was able to get more than half of all votes. Dying Light 2 still got 22 percent of all votes, which roughly corresponds to the value of the remaining candidates combined. But no wonder, after all, the open-world zombie game was also able to place in the top 3 of the shooter poll – despite much stronger competition.
Sons of the Forest: New trailer shows more gameplay for the sequel of the survival hit
Sons of the Forest is the successor to The Forest, one of the best survival games to date. Once again, you end up in an eponymous forest in which you not only have to build a base and manufacture equipment, but also have to deal with scary cannibals and nasty mutants.
Dying Light 2 new gameplay: can the game really work like this?
Also Dying Light 2 continues where the previous one left off. Again we fight and shoot our way through a zombie-infested open world, our preferred mode of locomotion is again fast-paced parkour maneuvers. The sequel wants to fix one of the few weaknesses of the first part and offer a better story
If you are already looking for a suitable survival game, we recommend you take a look at our list of the best survival games 2020/21. In addition, we are now presenting you with many more exciting games of 2021 in our Find Your Next Game – Winter Edition.