Island-Themed Sandbox Game 'The Survivalists' Debuts on Apple Arcade

This week's addition to Apple Arcade is The Survivalists, an island-themed sandbox game where players explore, build, craft, trade, and even train monkeys with up to three friends in a desperate bid to survive.

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Available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, The Survivalists comes from British game studio Team17, known for games like Overcooked, Worms, and The Escapists.

From the App Store description:

Hunt (or be hunted by!) animals for food and an array of mythical enemies, who aren't necessarily pleased to see you. Get quests from a Mysterious Stranger or find them washed up on the shore. Prepare to trek into a procedurally generated wilderness, with a variety of biomes, for an adventure that's unique to every player.

Apple Arcade is Apple's subscription-based gaming service, priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. The service provides users with access to over 100 games across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, with no ads or in-app purchases. The games can be downloaded from the Arcade tab of the App Store with an active subscription.


The Survivalists is also launching on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC today.

Top Rated Comments

sinsin07 Avatar
44 months ago
This is bananas.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HappySponge Avatar
44 months ago
Apple Arcade is not monkeying around
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Plutonius Avatar
44 months ago
I hope that Apple invest in some of the AAA game companies to get them to develop for ARM Macs.

This doesn't look like a bad game but it will never replace the games we will be missing out on when Macs no longer support bootcamp.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
linkmaster02 Avatar
44 months ago
Some people will go ape for this.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yellow8 Avatar
44 months ago
I want a new Monkey Island !!

Does that make me old when I say this?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mayo86 Avatar
44 months ago

Wow whoever plays this is going to have a heck of a tail to tell.
You’re that guy with the bad puns after a few good ones.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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