Survival Mode is a mode where the objective is to defeat as many opponents as possible without losing.
The difficulty of the opponents is fixed and the number of rounds is locked to 1. If the player take damage during a match, only a small amount of it will recover for the next match. This mode made its debut in Tekken 2 and has returned in every subsequent Tekken game since.
The opponents gradually become more difficult with every match. In earlier installments, if the player got a high score, they would be allowed to sign their initials. Otherwise, they get a message saying something along the lines of "You need more practice".