Rust is an online multiplayer ONLY survival video game designed by Facepunch Studios. It is a highly moddable single player ONLY survival game, which is based on the popular pen & paper RPG series of roguelikes. Rust was initially released in early access on December 2021 and then got its full release on February 2021. Rust is now available on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Unix.
The mod has achieved huge popularity because of its emphasis on realism along with its genre-related user friendliness. This combination is the core of Rust's massive popularity, which can be seen from the hundreds of thousands of active users, and thousands of dedicated servers. Facepunch Studios has been actively supporting Rust with regular updates, new content, and even mod support. If you like to play the most realistic survival games, then Rust is definitely a great choice.
The mod is also very moddable, which is good news for those who want to fine-tune the settings to their liking. Moreover, the studio is also actively supporting Rust with two additional campaigns: "Lend Me The Light", which is a single player-only tale, and "Mineshares", which will be available in Early Access version. Both campaigns are set in deep fantasy themes, with powerful creatures and weapons, all made possible by the huge modding community that supports Rust with constant improvements and mod releases. Rust is certainly an exciting and unique survival game with amazing graphics and realistic physics. This is what makes it stand out from other similar games.