Best Games Like Sons Of The Forest (2023)

Can't get enough of SoTF? Check out this list of the best 5 games like Sons of The Forest.

Since its release in late February of 2023, Sons of The Forest has become developer Endnight’s most critically acclaimed title yet. The game has surpassed all the expectations set by its predecessor The Forest to become one of the best games of the year so far. But all good things must come to an end and SoTF is no different. While you wait for updates and DLC let’s take a look at the 5 best games like Sons Of The Forest.

Best Games like Sons of Forest (Similar Alternatives)

The Forest

the forest 5 best games like sons of the forest

If you like the sequel and its weird blend of survival and horror look no further than the original hit The Forest. The 2014 game is considered to be one of the best in its genre thanks to detailed environments, engaging combat, and fun building mechanics. The Forest succeeds in creating an atmosphere of fear that forces players to make the choice between fight or flight. All this and more make The Forest a must-play for any fan of survival-horror games.


rust 5 best games like sons of the forest

What could be more terrifying than Sons of The Forest’s cannib*l? Online Multiplayer. Rust throws its players into the deep end where they must use all their skill and wit to fend off other players. The game’s core loop of salvaging trees and rock to make equipment that then can be used to scavenge for other rare resources never fails to sour. The game’s at its most satisfying when you finally start to gain the upper hand versus nature. But Rust’s main draw will always be its online multiplayer thanks to the dedicated fan base. Surviving other players in Rust is the game’s best feature and we cannot recommend it enough.


Minecraft 5 best games like sons of the forest

The one that started it all, Minecraft is just as enjoyable and inventive a decade since its release. The game’s crafting and looting system is second to none, with hundreds of items and combinations at the players’ disposal. Minecrafts unique enemies, varied biomes, and randomly generated maps keep the game fresh and seemingly never-ending. What the game lacks in horror it makes up for with undeniable charm and fun that thanks to regular updates will always be fresh. A passionate community of modders provides the fanbase with hours of free mods that enhance the base games. Minecraft is truly a game for all ages.

Stranded Deep

stranded deep 5 best games like sons of the forest

Crash-landing on a remote island left to fend for yourself is one of the few things Stranded Deep and Sons of The Forest have in common. But where the Forest in SoTF is the player’s main hurdle, the endless ocean is your enemy in Stranded Deep. Managing your resources and trying to build your way to freedom is the game’s core loop. Stranded Deep manages to keep things fresh with an intricate crafting system and a small but effective enemy list. What the game lacks in terms of plot and story, it makes up for in its staunch dedication to realism, and atmosphere.


subnautica 5 best games like sons of the forest
The most popular game on this list by a longshot, Subnautica is a must-play for any fans of the survival-horror genre. The only survivor of a crashed spaceship in an alien ocean, players are thrown head-first into the dark depths of an unforgiving sea. The game creates an atmosphere of constant dread and intrigue that wraps around the player like the ocean itself. Exploring the depths of the sea and observing its many alien inhabitants is when Subnautia is at its very best.

That’s our list of the 5 best games like Sons of The Forest. Take a look at our guide on All enemies in Sons of The Forest and other Sons of The Forest guides here on Gamer Tweak.