Minecraft Survival Games Game Overview


Developer: Mojang Studios

Publisher: Mojang Studios (separate Microsoft Minecraft account required)

Platform: Java Edition 1.8x (PC, macOS, Linux)

Genre: Survival, Battle Royale

Price: $30

Rating: E10+ for Everyone 10 and Up

Minecraft Survival Games 101

  • “Survival Games” is a variant game type built around the core gameplay of Minecraft, that of survival, and presented in a solo Battle Royale format. 
  • The Java Edition is available for purchase/download HERE.
  • Players are spawned into a map with nothing except for the goal to be the last one standing.
  • At the start of the game, players will be in a large ring surrounding a cache of useful supplies. All the supplies are held in chests. 
  • Competitors can either choose to test their wits immediately and run for the chests or make their way into the wilderness and craft the necessary tools for victory themselves. 
  • Once the initial action of the first few minutes dies down, players will begin tracking each other in hopes of eliminating the competition and being the last alive. 


  • Similar to the core game, crafting is essential to long-game success and potential victory. Here are a few things players are able to craft: 
    • Armor (Helmet, Chestplate, Boots, etc.)
    • Weapons (Sword, Axe, Crossbow, etc.)
    • Health Items (Food such as apples/steak, Milk, etc.)
  • Potions can be crafted and consumed to gain various useful effects such as improved strength, movement speed, fire resistance, etc. There are two different types of potion:
    • Regular Potion (takes a long time to drink, long-lasting effects applied to the user)
    • Splash Potion (Area of effect, less time taken to consume, but could accidentally help opponents if present in the splash area)
  • Health, hunger, stamina, and weapon durability (among other stats) are all needed to be managed properly by the players in order to achieve victory. 


  • View our Console & PC Overview HERE.
  • View PC Minimum System requirements HERE.