KEY POINTS

  • The release of "Valheim's" major updates may take a while
  • Players can try "Conan Exiles," "Empyrion: Galactic Survival" and "Terraria" as alternative games
  • These games are similar to "Valheim" in many ways

“Valheim” players who have conquered all five of the bosses may find themselves out of stuff to do and itching for some more content. Unfortunately, there’s no news on when the next major update is going to arrive, and “Valheim” fans will just have to wait patiently.

For those who are looking for more base-building, gear-crafting and tree-punching goodness that can only be experienced in survival games, here are three of the best games like “Valheim” that players are guaranteed to enjoy.

“Conan Exiles”

This is arguably the closest thing to another “Valheim” that people will get on Steam. “Conan Exiles” is a third-person survival crafting game set in the established universe of “Conan the Barbarian.”

Apart from the standard survival game mechanics, players can explore points of interest, delve into MMO-like dungeons, fight world bosses, raid NPC camps, loot legendary equipment and build entire settlements populated by NPC guards, artisans and other players.

Conan Exiles is a survival game that features challenging combat against intimidating enemies in a vast world filled with explorable dungeons Conan Exiles is a survival game that features challenging combat against intimidating enemies in a vast world filled with explorable dungeons. Photo: Conan Exiles - Steam

The game also features customizable difficulty settings like damage multipliers, hunger and thirst rates and whether or not players will lose equipment when they die.

There is a truly astonishing level of depth and content in “Conan Exiles” that makes it stand on equal footing with games like “Valheim.”

“Empyrion: Galactic Survival”

This is another Early Access title that has been well-received by its community. It may not be a Viking game, but it evokes the same level of awe that “Valheim” does when it comes to exploration.

“Empyrion” is a sci-fi survival game where players can explore procedurally-generated worlds, build their own custom vehicles, leave their home planets and explore a sprawling galaxy.

The creative freedom that the game offers is unprecedented, with players having recreated entire battlecruisers from “Star Wars,” “Warhammer 40k” and “Battlestar Galactica.” This game is an easy recommendation for sci-fi fans who love the building system in “Valheim.”

“​Terraria”

Terraria” is arguably one of the best games in the genre besides “Minecraft.” This 2D side-scroller may look cute, but it boasts a surprising amount of depth with an incredible loot and gear progression system, rewarding exploration, frantic combat and epic boss fights.

Players who enjoyed “Valheim’s” crafting, combat and unique items will find more of the same in “Terraria.” The latter has a lot more over-the-top equipment like sunlight spears, jetpacks and automatic machine guns, but it evokes a greater sense of amazement the further players progress in the game.

This game is perfect for those who enjoy base defense, boss fights and RPG-like weapons and armor systems.