If a game is gonna earn its place here on this catch-all, there better be blood, dirt and engine oil under its nails.
Many are calling themselves survival experiences but only the best will be highlighted for this here original post (OP). And there will be no criteria. No check-list. A good survival game should leave a good impression.
Now, if there's disagreement, fine. State your case and we'll get to talking. Maybe there'll be something I overlooked or had not considered.