In the past few years, the Battle Royale style games just blew up out of nowhere and now every major Game Development Company wants a piece of it. Rust, developed by Facepunch Studios’s was a roll of a die and boy or boy they got 2 sixes or what, as rust has now become one the most successful game in this genre. It eventually began development as a clone of DayZ but shortly the developer chose not to have Zombies or weird monsters in it (like DayZ) because the CEO of Facepunch Studios, Garry Newman, quoted that  “We are too sick of fighting Zombies” (I myself don’t believe we are, I believe we haven’t confronted them enough but let’s move on).

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The object of the game is simply to survive, collect loot, do it all over again. Beginning with just a rock and a torch, you will need to find weaponry and food, or else you’ll die soon.  The game also has animals like Wolves and Bears, but the main threat to your life is the other players who are also driven in the game with you. Rust has a lot more intensity than you might first think when players are spinning around and hitting each other with rocks, veteran players often say you need thousands of hours of playtime with the game before you can truly call yourself suitable. Rust really isn’t a game, it’s like a full-time job that you hold little hope of escaping.

The title has everything you would ask for in a Battle Royale game, the gameplay is fresh, exciting, and brisk. Since there are 100’s of games in this survival/battle royal genre, finding a game related to Rust may be a challenging task. But don’t worry, we got you covered!


Here is the list of Top 10 Games Like Rust You Must Try:

10. DayZ


Everything went to hell in a handbasket, zombies sneak around every corner, and the rest pieces of humanity struggle to last in whatever way they can. It’s all a bit harsh, really, though it sounds a lot more engaging if you read the title as ‘daisy.’

DayZ is an open-world post-apocalyptic survival title, set in the post-soviet nation of Chernarus. It is like Rust in that it represents the characters by assigning real-world conditions like hunger, thirst, and fatigue. However, DayZ has a back tale that speaks of the pandemic that reduced nearly all of the population to the starved cannibals’ players must face. Other than that, the titles are alike which means switching between the two will not be too tedious.

With all of the dangerous elements, bloodthirsty beasts, and shady people roaming about, Rust players will feel right at home. The comparisons aren’t similar, in fact, Facepunch Studios CEO Garry Newman has openly said that Rust first began out as a DayZ clone. But now We are too sick of fighting Zombies, which is fair enough.

9. H1Z1


H1Z1 is just another Zombie-Survival Game where 150 players drop in a map and can play in teams of 2 or 5. Upon landing they are required to do everything likely to survive.’ H1Z1’ has lately shifted to free-to-play battle royale game for PC and has caused an excitement ever since. Like in other battle royale games, As the game advances the playing area becomes smaller and smaller due to the squeezing of a toxic gas cloud, once you are trapped in it, you are more or less dead. ‘H1Z1’ has also Started an ‘Auto Royale’ mode which is primarily a battle Royale highlighting vehicles. This ‘Auto Royale’ mode has some mechanical difficulties but still, it presents something new from the old battle royale games.



‘Don’t Starve’ is a beautiful game, by Klei Entertainment, who shares a lot more than Rust. It shares that same feeling of eerieness and importance as you’ll spend most of the time in a hostile land action for survival.

Don’t Starve throws you in a dark and shadowy foreign world, which you’ll be crossing in order to collect supplies, cobble together agreements, and just doing what you can do to keep going. The game can be creepy as is, but try dealing with the lead as they grow frequently insane, and the hordes of monsters grow.

This rogue-like survival-horror feels like a mixture of Eternal Darkness and Terraria-style adventures, tied with a charming Tim Burton vibe.



Don’t Starve Together, the series sequel to the popular survival game. Don’t Starve, is a great Rust alternative that doesn’t have the same amusing vibe. The game is a contrast to Rust, right from the drab and dull world to the condition of its citizens. 

Much like its predecessor, Don’t Starve Together is an adventure survival title in which you do whatever it takes to survive as long as possible. You can explore the environment, gather supplies, craft items and build structures, to survive in the wretched lands



Others were at least originally drawn to Rust for its bright retro style that recalls one of late 8-bit or new 16-bit software. Dig-N-Rig entreats this same sort of feeling artistic-ally, but it goes even farther back in time with its blocky, crude, visuals that resemble early 80s PC Softwares.

The game, developed by students of DigiPen, moreover stresses mining and supply collection but reduces things down to an easier premise and mechanics. You take control of mining robots, who must lay down the conveyor belts and plunder more deep depths to nab resources. These are then converted to more powerful tools and other upgrades. This software, which connects a building sim with mining and crafting, feels similar to a simpler, but an innovative new take on the Rust formula.

5. Fallout 4

Fallout 4

If you want something that’s similar to Skyrim with a different flavor, then Fallout 4 is right up your road. Made by the same developers, various aspects of Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic open-world RPG will be familiar to you. In place of weapons like swords and magic, you instead have nuclear weapons and guns. Considerably darker in coloration thanks to its rather flat, scattered world – starring giant flying bugs, super mutants, and the horrifying demons. it’s essentially like a devilish, futuristic Skyrim after a nuclear war. Y’all plays as a mother or father who finds themselves escaping into the safety of Vault 111 after nuclear bombs start to fall. After being cryogenically iced, you wake up finding your son has been kidnapped and you have to set out toward the vast Wastelands to find him. If you still like some sweet rolls you’re in luck as Fallout 4’s got them, and they’re only just a little bit irradiated.

4. Minecraft


Minecraft is one of the most fascinating online 3D games, and it has its own reasons why it is like that. Firstly, it is easy to follow, and that gives the game an excellent flow. Secondly, it is one of the top-selling games, selling over 50  million copies for PC, Xbox, and other platforms. Minecraft was developed in 2011 by Swedish Game Developer and was released by Mojang. It has one of the biggest and best gaming communities out there, and the overall experience is just overwhelming.

Minecraft is a sandbox-style game, which means that it belongs to the open-world genre, where the main character can walk around and fulfill specific tasks in order to level up. Therefore, in this genre, Minecraft is one of the best Roblox alternatives you can play. It lets you dive in the world of creativity, and 3D designs, creating your very own world and have a specific gaming environment. And one of the most important elements is that the game simulates your creativity, and keeps your focus, which affects your mental health (in a good way).

Minecraft also introduced Multiplayer mode at a later stage where you can invite your friends to your world and survive together, Share food, Shelter, Build Crazy Sculptures, Mansions, Hunt & Farm together for food and fight together with the zombies (Also don’t forget to pull pranks on em)! Minecraft supports various platforms, so it can go with the Desktops, PC, Fire TV, Gear VR, Kindle, Linux, and of course, Mac. Also, it works on consoles like Xbox One, 360, PS4, PlayStation 3, 4 and Vita, Switch, and New 3DS.

3. Ark: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved

For a title with a UI and font scheme as aggressively rough as Ark’s, it sure has marked a lot of profit over the years. As long as you can get through the early pains of dying to some creepy dinosaur after a chaotically terrible fight with a wooden club, Ark suits an extremely solid game with so much to view, do, and, uh… breed!

Whether you want to mount aboard a winged dinosaur and go traversing, fight different players, or make yourself a little home to have a regular life to show of Jurassic Park, Ark allows plenty of different ways to play. It has its uneven edges that may never be brushed out, but it’s certainly a bizarre game that contrasts the ancient with the future. Just Don’t play it on Switch, It’ll ruin your overall experience!

2. Fortnite


Well as you know, Currently the Battle Royal Games like PUBG, Warfare & Fortnite own the Gaming industry, and Fortnite is obviously one of them. The game comes with Multiple Characters, Iconic Emotes, different tools, and weapons. Fortnite is free to play on all Platforms! 

Fortnite is Similar to other battle royal titles, the same 100 players play together and the last one standing wins. The Players are dropped from a Bus to a small island with each player having an Axe and should scavenge for more weapons.  The game is free to play and surely a treat to the players.

 The Game’s Animations are just opposite to What PUBG has. PUBG has more realistic gameplay whereas Fortnite has a more cartoonish or animated gameplay. Max 4 Players can play together as a team and fight against all together!

Fortnite and PUBG Deliver a tough competition for the 1st Rank in the list if you are interested in knowing the differences between them, click here

1. Player Unknown’s Battle Grounds

Player Unknown’s Battle Grounds

 Well, No gaming lists exist without PUBG in it! It is one of the most downloaded Battles Ground Game. The Game was released in 2017 but the new faces never stop coming. PUBG Corp totally changed the gaming industry around the world. The Pc Version of the game has nearly 400 million Downloads whereas the mobile version has around 500 Million downloads worldwide.

A game where up to 4 friends can play together* and fight against 96 other Players in Maps Like Green Erangel, the dusty Miramar, The Sanhok, and The snow cold Vikendi! Each map has a different gameplay and Fighting Battleground. 

The main objective of the game is to Scavenge Guns, Ammunition, Armors, Meds, etc and fight against the others and the Last one standing gets the Smokin Hot Chicken Dinner!

I hope you loved the list of Top 10 Games Like Rust You Must Try in 2020. The games are purely ranked as per my experience which may vary from players to players

If you want more such Ranking Lists for other Series like Call Of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Grand Theft Auto, etc, do let us know in the comments. If anyhow you disagree or agree with me, then do let me know in the comments. That’s it for this one! GG!