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V-Rising is a title that, for many, shows a level of understanding of the ARPG survival subgenre that in many ways, in unmatched. This game not only has reignited the love many players have had for the open-world survival genre, but manages to allow them to enjoy gameplay, that in many ways, compliments and presses the genre forward, enjoy our picks for the 10 Best Games Like V-Rising

10. The Planet Crafter

Planet Crafter - Official 1.0 Launch Trailer

We are starting off our list today of the best games like V-Rising with The Planet Crafter. While stylistically, and tonally, this title differs from V-Rising, there are a similiar thread in their design, this being their commitment to challenging survival elements. In both titles, players will have to make their way through harsh and hostile environments, all the while improving themselves using the resources around them. If oyu are looking for a game that differs heavily in setting, but retains much of the polish and quality gameplay seen in V-Rising, give The Planet Crafter a try. 

9. Sons of the Forest

Getting Attacked With a Hatchet in Sons of the Forest

We are now turning our attention to survival horror title, Sons of the Forest. This game not onyl serves as a fantastic continuation of the groundwork laid down by The Forest, but manages to improve the survival mechanics seen in these games substantially. Players will find themelves having to scrounge and scour an unforgiving world in search of materials to aid in their survival. While doing so, they will experience wonderfully-designed cooperative gameplay, as well as a world that feels like it has a tangible sense of change to it as well. In short, Sons of the Forest is one of the best games like V-Rising

8. Soulmask

Soulmask world overview.

Our next entry is one that, despite not releasing into Early Access yet, has the survival game community abuzz with excitement. Soulmask is a title that takes a novel concept, and utilizes it beautifully. In the game, players are able to capture the essence of their enemies and make their powers, their own. This not only gives the game a sense of variety, but rewards the player for pressing on and taking on ever-increasingly difficult challenges.If you are looking for an open-world survival title to keep your eyes on, this one certainly fits the bill.

7. Abiotic Factor

Abiotic Factor Official Gameplay Trailer

For the next entry on our list today, here we have Abiotic Factor. If you are looking for a story-driven exprience, then this is title that deserves your attention. In Abiotic Factor, players can team up with up to five other players in a tense survival game. Here, there wil be a heavy emphasis on the player’s ability to craft items and stay alive, making for tense moments throughout. If this sounds interesting to you, make sure to give Abiotic Factor a try.

6. Nightingale

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Our next title is one that many players have recognized the promise of. Here, we have Nightingale. For players looking for a aesthetically unique survival game, then this title has you covered. NIghtingale not only features a world that is covered in a gilded glow, but also has PvE gameplay that manages to stay fresh and new from beginining to end. If you are intersted in getting in on the groundwork of one of the best survival titles on the market, then Nightingale is a great title to keep in mind.

5. Bellwright

A character in Bellwright-like game grasps a dragon's talons mid-flight

We are moving right along with our next entry. Here, we have Bellwright. This game manages to combine base-building and the medieval setting beautifully, but do so while retaining some fantastic gameplay to boot. Players are able to make a living however they see fit. Whether it be through chasing wealth and fame, or simply hunting and living off the land, the choice is yours. It is this commitment to player agency that makes the future of this title so promising. and one of our 10 Best Games Like V-Rising.

4. Valheim

Valheim: Xbox Launch Trailer

Next up on our list, here we have Valheim. This is a title that took the indie gaming space by storm when it initally released into Early Access. Valheim brings with it not only a stunning sense of atmosphere and depth, but also fatastic combat as well. Players are able to forge their own paths ahead, where they will encounter ever-improving enemies, as well as forge their own fortunes. All around, if you are looking for one of hte best survival titles like V-Rising, then Valheim is a must-try.

3. Enshrouded

Enshrouded - Reveal Trailer

Our next entry is one that has often seen comparisons to our previous entry. Here, we have Enshrouded. This title not only brings with it a stunning sense of polish and depth, but also an unbridled potential that is palpable from the game’s opening moments. The world of Enshrouded is vibrant, and invites the player to seek out their own adventures. With plenty of lore to discover, and combat to engage in, Enshrouded is one of the best survival RPGs currently available.

2. Diablo IV

Diablo IV Official Gameplay Trailer

We are switching things up a bit for our next entry. Here, we have Diablo IV. The Diablo franchise is one that has stood the test of time to stand, at what many players would consider to be the pinnacle of the ARPG genre. While it may not feature more of the more challenging survival elements as many other titles on this list, aesthetically, and tonally, Diablo IV would fit right in with games like V-Rising. If you are eager to try one of the best games like V-Rising, give Diablo IV a shot.  It's one of our 10 Best Games Like V-Rising.

1. Grim Dawn

Grim Dawn Release Trailer (Feb 2016)

Finally, here we have Grim Dawn. Grim Dawn is an ARPG that takes all of the lessons learned collectively across the ARPG genre’s history, and applies them wonderfully. Players are able to enjoy a cooperative experience with a staggering amount of depth and challenge. The game features some of the most robust customization options and chances for build diversity its genre has to offer as well. The quests and worldbuilding in the game also offer their own sense of weight and gravitas, making this a stellar title for lovers of immersive gameplay and lore. If you are seeking out one of the grandest adventures this genre has to offer, give Grim Dawn a go.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.