The right gear you need for survival games

Equip yourself with all the gaming gear you need to stay alive in your favorite survival games.

Open up that backpack and show us what’s inside. Several clumps of dirt, one axe, and…is that a human leg? Oh dear. If you’re hoping to survive in a survival game – whether it’s Minecraft, Subnautica, or Sons of the Forest – then you need to be equipped properly. 

Thankfully, we’re ready to kit you out with the right gear you need for survival games. Mice, keyboards, monitors, and more – the list below will ensure you’re prepared to not just survive but thrive in your favorite tree-punching simulators. So stock up, because with your current gear, you don’t have a leg to stand on. And no, someone else’s leg doesn’t count either. 

The right gear you need for survival games

The right gaming gear for survival games will ensure you’ve plenty of actions available at your fingertips, are aware of your in-game surroundings, and can react quickly and calmly to any dangers. Below, we’ve picked out the key survival game gear you’ll need and paired each part with information on why it’s ideal for the genre.

A sturdy, stable gaming keyboard: HyperX Alloy Origins PBT

The HyperX Alloy Origins PBT mechanical keyboard - The right gear you need for survival games
The HyperX Alloy Origins PBT mechanical keyboard

Any good prepper knows that durability is essential. You need gear that functions, yes, but also lasts through rugged environments and use. The Alloy Origins PBT mechanical gaming keyboard is a full-size ‘board that’ll see you through the direst of survival-game outings. Remote islands, alien planets, and sinister woodlands? No match for these durable, textured PBT keycaps.

We’ve opted for a full-size keyboard here to ensure that you’ve got access to all the hotkeys a self-sufficient gamer needs. But if you’d prefer to opt for something portable, consider the Alloy Origins Core PBT instead which drops the numpad to cut down the form factor. Both keyboards come with radiant RGB lighting which you can customize using Ngenuity to style it after your favorite games or even seasons of the year!

Get the HyperX Alloy Origins PBT gaming keyboard from the HyperX Store here.

A compact, adaptable mouse: HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Mini Wireless

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Mini - survival games best gaming gear
The HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Mini gaming mouse.

When dangers of the wilderness (or indeed your own home) could spring up unexpectedly, you need gear that’s speedy to stash away so that you can get moving. The Pulsefire Haste 2 Mini Wireless gaming mouse delivers the utmost precision in a petite package – ideal for space-saving survivalists or gamers with smaller grips. 16% smaller than the standard Pulsefire Haste 2, this ultra-light mouse weighs less than 60 grams, making it the perfect pick for when you need to tidy up your digital base camp each day.

The Pulsefire Haste 2 Mini Wireless is, as the name suggests, cable free. Don’t worry about being caught up the creek and without power to paddle, though. You’ll get up to 100 hours of battery life on a single charge. Adaptable, it can also connect via 2.4GHz wireless or via Bluetooth as needed. And for those that prefer a full-scale frame? There’s still the regular Pulsefire Haste 2 Wireless as well.

Get the HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Mini Wireless gaming mouse from the HyperX store here.

Thematic extras: HX3D keycaps

HyperX FPS Movement Set keycaps on a keyboard - The right gear you need for survival games
HyperX FPS Movement Set keycaps.

The hardest workers in any survival game? Your feet. Trudging back and forth, those toe platforms cover all manner of terrain. If you want to bring a thematic touch that honors them to your PC playspace, considering adding some 3D-printed keycaps to your mechanical keyboard courtesy of HyperX’s HX3D collection. 

The Abilities Set keycaps - The right gear you need for survival games
HyperX Abilities Set keycaps

The FPS Movement Set keycaps are the ideal muddy replacement for those well-loved WASD (or alternative) movement keys. Prefer survival games with a fantasy twist? The Abilities Set keycaps will add some color to your gear-selecting number keys. And finally, some headset-topping bear ears will help you blend in with the local fauna. Won’t stop them eating you though, sadly.

Get the FPS Movement Set keycaps from the HyperX Store here.

Get the Abilities Set keycaps from the HyperX Store here.

Visual clarity with a mean monitor: HyperX Armada 25 FHD

HyperX Armada monitors, one landscape and one vertical - The right gaming gear for survival games
The HyperX Armada monitors.

When you’re exploring an unknown land, you need to keep your eyes sharp for both supplies and potential threats. The HyperX Armada 25 FHD gaming monitor’s vibrant IPS panel will transport you directly into the world, making it all the easier to scan the horizon for regions of interest our scour your surroundings for valuable resources.

Supporting G-Sync and up to 240Hz refresh rates, the monitor conveys smooth visuals that’ll bring living worlds to life or add extra depth to desolate wastelands. It also comes with a desk-mounted arm, making it easy to position and adjust without hogging crucial space on your desktop.

Get the HyperX Armada 25 gaming monitor from the HyperX Store here.

Immersive surround sound audio: HyperX Cloud III Wireless headset

The HyperX Cloud III Wireless resting on a desk - The right gear you need for survival games
The HyperX Cloud III Wireless gaming headset.

For the ultimate survival game experience, you need to feel like you’re truly isolated, and that’s where audio can help. The HyperX Cloud III Wireless comes with a lifetime subscription of DTS: Headphone:X Spatial Audio for PC players. By creating a virtual 3D surround stage, it creates an unrivaled sense of place in any virtual space. 

Your head needn’t suffer the baking sun or frosty winds, though. The Cloud III Wireless includes memory foam in both the ear cups and headband, to keep you in comfort even when your in-game avatar suffers the elements. And if you prefer your games survival games in co-op, the included noise-cancelling microphone will keep you in clear communication with your fellow survival gamers.

Get the HyperX Cloud III Wireless from the HyperX Store here. 

With all the right gear you need for survival games you’re well prepared for every in-game eventuality. But if you’re interested in gear for other games too, then check out our roundups of gaming equipment for FPS games and MMO gaming gear too.

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.


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