The Forest is a survival horror video game released in 2018 which was a commercial success. It involved players taking control of Eric LeBlanc and surviving on a forested peninsula whilst looking for his son Timmy after a plane crash. The aim was to create shelter, survival tools, and weapons to defend him. Alongside the various animals that inhabit the island, it is also populated by cannibal mutants who are usually aggressive, especially during the night. Categorized as a memorable survival horror experience, this game was hugely popular. If you like that game, then here are a few games that you may want to try.
The Sons of the Forest
This is the hotly anticipated sequel to the forest and was only released in 2023. Despite being delayed twice, the game has sold over 2 million copies on its first day of release. It is set on the same island as the first game though it is around 4 times bigger. There are more mechanics involved in this game and you can even speak to friendly non-playable characters that were absent from the first game. Despite its recent release, there have already been Sons of The Forest cheat codes to help you get started if the difficulty is too much.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human
This is a great option if you are a fan of the Forest. It is an open-world survival game that allows you to scavenge resources so that you can craft new items. The world is populated with zombies that get more advanced as you progress. The setting is that the world has been falling apart for a while and the survivors have separated into factions that have their own interests. The protagonist is a parkour pro which allows the player to leap around the world and escape tight situations. A nice mechanic in this game is that your actions will impact how the other characters react to you.
The Long Dark
This game is very similar to the Forest. The game begins with bush pilot Will Mackenzie who crashes in the bleak Canadian wilderness after a storm. It is a first-person point of view that helps to bring to life the excellent graphics so that the player can experience a realistic survival scenario. The player must keep an eye on their hunger, stamina, and thirst as well as their body temperature when progressing through the game. It is a massively open world, and the player must explore it all to survive.
This is less of a horror game than an action survival game but the creatures in here will certainly give any player a jump scare. There are four game modes to explore but for a The Forest-like experience then the survival mode is the way to go. The player is stuck on a remote ocean planet with a diverse ecosystem and limited resources.
Games like The Forest
There are lots of exciting survival games out there and so you just need to find the one that works for you. Try a few different ones and you will no doubt find ones that work for you.