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Games Like V Rising: 5 Best Games to Try

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V Rising is a new action-survival game about a recently awakened vampire on their quest to rule the world. While currently in Early Access, the game has already amassed a passionate community, excited to see where the game will go in its development. While V Rising is updated and improved in Early Access, what other games can players look to for a similar experience? This list gives you five games that may help scratch the itch V Rising gave you.

Games Like V Rising: 5 Best Games to Try

1. Valheim

Iron Gate Studios and Coffee Stain Publishing have launched a new patch in Valheim to celebrate the seasonal winter holidays this year.
Iron Gate Studios and Coffee Stain Publishing have launched a new patch in Valheim to celebrate the seasonal winter holidays this year. / Iron Gate Studios, Coffee Stain Publishing

Like V Rising, Valheim is also still in Early Access. However, at the time of writing, it has been in Early Access for a little over a year, and it was released into alpha in 2018. Players take up the role of a Viking attempting to survive in a large open-world that features five distinct biomes. The goal is to defeat the bosses of each biome. Players of V Rising who like the boss-hunting aspect of the game may be interested in Valheim.

2. Subnautica

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If you've ever been simultaneously amazed and horrified by the ocean, Subnautica is the game for you. In it, you will attempt to survive on an aquatic alien planet after being stranded in a crash landing. While exploring the vast waters with strange lifeforms, attempting to find materials and supplies to stay alive, players can expect a gaming experience that is both beautiful and challenging.

3. ARK

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ARK will appeal to players who enjoy taming mechanics. In a world populated by dinosaurs and other fantastical creatures, players must learn to train and care for these exact same creatures if they wish to survive. ARK also has a multiplayer option for players who want to include their friends in the experience.

4. Rust

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Unlike the other games in this list, Rust is specifically a multiplayer game experience. Players will not just be attempting to survive threats from wild animals and radiation, but also from other players. If you're looking to have a fun survival experience, but also want to include friends, Rust might be the game for you to look into.

5. Conan Exiles

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In Conan Exiles, players get to create and control a character who escapes their execution by being saved by Conan. Wandering a world mostly made of desert landscapes, hunger and thirst must be fulfilled while natural and fantastical beasts threaten the player. Conan Exiles features skill experience, religion mechanics, and more.