A single player survivor-like auto-shooter for PC

Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor

Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor

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  • Review by

    Jack Taylor

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    Windows 10 (64-bit) / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Funday Games / External Link

Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor is a spin-off of the popular cooperative first-person shooter video game Deep Rock Galactic, offering a top-down auto-shooter experience and stylized visuals set in the same universe. In this game, players control a dwarf who must mine and fight their way through the mines, facing hordes of alien bugs and collecting valuable resources.

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The Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor for PC game combines elements of mining and shooting, with the player's actions affecting the environment and the behavior of enemies. However, this title is focused solely on single-player challenges, forgoing the original’s focus on cooperative play and seamless multiplayer sandbox events.

Like the previous title, this new entry in the DRG universe relies heavily on the procedural generation of environments, providing players with an endless set of challenges set on an unforgiving planet Hoxxes. However, its extensive gameplay opportunities are highly enhanced with the presence of multiple playable classes, several dozen weapons, a wide variety of enemy types, and 3 unique biomes that all fuel a comprehensive progression system.

As of early 2024, this video game is still in the active Early Access development status, with more in-game features and gameplay systems being announced for the final release version.

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Main Features
  • Top-Down Auto-Shooter – Take full control over a trigger-happy Dwarf hungry for riches and fame.
  • Mining Mechanic – Cut through rock formations, create new paths, find escape routes, and use the environment to trap enemies.
  • Resource Collection – Collect valuable resources and XP by defeating enemies and mining rich rock veins.
  • Endless Upgrades – Boost the effectiveness of your gear with the versatile upgrade system.
  • Become Stronger – Tech your Dwarf miner how to resist even the strongest oppositions in the mines of the planet Hoxxes.
  • Engaging Visuals – Explore stunning environments and navigate armies of enemies showcased in rich detail.
  • Low System Requirements – Become a legendary miner on almost any modern Windows PC hardware.
Installation and Setup

Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor can be found on Steam, where players can purchase the Early Access version of this game which is developed by Funday Games and distributed by Ghost Ship Publishing.

To install the game, users simply need to click on the install button and leave the Steam client to finish downloading and deploying the game on local hardware. The same client is also responsible for the automatic downloading of updates, enabling players to fully focus only on playing this engaging indie title.

How to Play

Upon the start of the game, players start by picking a class of dwarfs, each with unique abilities and weapons. They then drop into one of the planet Hoxxes' sprawling cave systems, facing hordes of alien bugs and mining for valuable resources. The game is won by completing a series of stages, culminating in a boss encounter.

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Similarly like in other auto-shooter games, players collect XP and resources after killing enemies, enabling them to quickly level up, pick skills that will make them stronger, and create unique builds.

The Early Access version of the game features four classes for the main player (Scout, Gunner, Engineer, and Driller) that will determine their start gear and weapons, but during gameplay inside 3 distinct biomes, a total of 40 weapons can be unlocked. Enemies come in 20 unique types, all available with numerous modifiers and effects that can make every combat encounter unique.

No multiplayer or coop game modes are offered.

User Interface

The user interface of this top-town action RPG title is designed to be intuitive and user-friendly, allowing players to easily navigate the game's various menus and options. The game features built-in control sets for mouse, keyboard, and gamepads, with customizable keys and shortcuts.

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What is Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor?
It is a top-down auto-shooter spin-off of the original Deep Rock Galactic, featuring Diablo-like gameplay systems and large customization options.

Is it safe?
Yes. This is a single-player-only game with no known security concerns. The project is in active development and receives regular content and stability updates.


Vampire Survivors – A popular top-down auto-shooter game that spawned a new genre focused on survival among never-ending hordes of enemies.

Brotato – Simple but highly engaging top-down survival roguelike with cartoon-like visuals and engaging gameplay systems.

Deep Rock Galactic – The original game that inspired Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor, offering a four-player co-op FPS experience.


The Early Access version of this game can be purchased for $9.99. The price for the full version of this game is unknown. While the free demo is not offered, players can purchase an optional premium “Supporter Pack” for $5 that features unique skins and badges.

System Requirements
  • OS: Windows 11/10 (64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel i5-4590 or stronger
  • GPU: Geforce GTX 1050 or stronger
  • RAM: 8 GB of memory
  • Storage: 2 GB of free space
  • Engaging auto-shooter gameplay.
  • Large set of weapons and enemy types.
  • Extensive upgrade and progression systems.
  • Stylish visuals.
  • Set in a Deep Rock Galactic universe.
  • Affordable price.
  • Early Access.
  • No coop/multiplayer options.

Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor is an engaging top-down auto-shooter title set in the same universe as the original Deep Rock Galactic title. Featuring a unique blend of mining and shooting, a robust progression system, and a familiar universe, the game provides a compelling experience for fans of the genre that was recently popularized by a megahit indie game Vampire Survivors.

While it is still in the Early Access stage of development and may have some limitations, this game is a promising addition to the auto-shooter genre.

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