DayZ has come a long way from when it was just a beloved mod in Arma 2 – it’s a standalone game and has been for ten years at this point. With all its ups and downs, DayZ fans can’t help but love the game for what it is.
Well, if you’re in the same boat, looking for new stuff out there just like it, you’ve come to the right place I’ve got fifteen games here that’ll make you feel like you never left the chaotic comfort of playing DayZ, all while going on a whole new adventure in a different game.
Top 5 Games Like Day
5. Castle Miner Z
in CastleMiner Z, you’ll find yourself in a block-based world teeming with undead creatures and monstrous threats.
Much like DayZ, survival is key, and you’ll need to scavenge for resources, craft weapons, and construct fortifications to fend off hordes of enemies.
A cooperative multiplayer mode lets you team up with friends for an added layer of excitement and complexity. Admittedly, the visuals in this game are vastly different from DayZ, for better or worse.
That aside, the sense of danger, teamwork, and strategic survival elements in CastleMiner Z can be the fresh and entertaining take on the survival genre that you’ve been waiting for all this time, so it’s certainly worth giving it a shot.
4. State Of Decay
State of Decay, the thrill of survival takes center stage as you recruit a diverse group of survivors to thrive in your growing community while skilfully managing precious resources and forming alliances with fellow characters.
What I really loved about this game, and is also pretty unique to it is that you can either continue the story as the devs wanted you to, or you can opt for a different adventure that makes sure your community stays safe.
When it comes to multiplayer games like DayZ, I don’t think any game comes as close as Rust does. Rust is multiplayer survival defined it is the survival game, and there’s a reason it has earned all these accolades.
In Rust, you and your friends can party together to join a server where you’re dropped into a forest and have to survive against not just the elements but other players too.
Now, depending on which server you join and what stage of the wipe it is, you might be going up against players that have already established themselves in the region and are kind of the mafia that controls it.
You can avoid them pretty easily as long as you keep things lowkey and just focus on building your stronghold.
In the process, you’ll be harvesting resources, hunting for food, and building some sort of weapons to protect yourself from any possible raiders.
2. Days Gone
Days Gone, you’re playing as Deacon St. John, a biker who’s one of the only survivors left in a world that’s been taken over by a pandemic.
As a biker, the best part of this game is probably the fact that you get to ride it around wherever you go! The not-so-good part? You’re going to be dodging and running away from Freakers most of the time that you’re riding your bike.
The game that more or less defined a whole genre of games for a while there.
Some could argue that PUBG kinda fell off since its rise to glory in 2017, but a daily peak player base of 700,000 on Steam alone would like to argue otherwise.
Most of us are familiar with what this game is all about, but let’s recap why it’s also fun for you as a DayZ player. In a battle royale, survival is pretty much the core of the game, as you’re fighting to be the last one standing.
In PUBG, you’re not going to be encountering any zombies, because you’re going to be running into tryhard campers hiding in the corner of a room of a random house with a shotgun instead.