Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (729 reviews) - 95% of the 729 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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June 15

Shipwrecked Update - 181038 - 06/15/2016

Additions & Changes:
  • Shipwrecked and RoG support in the mod uploader
  • Revised grammar & fixed typos in many strings!
  • Merged several string changes from DST.
  • Adjusted some strings to bring them in-line with established lore.
  • Added/Fixed/Tweaked some sounds.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed issues with hound spawning related to moving between SW and Vanilla worlds.
  • Fixed Catcoon Den Crash
  • Fixed a crash on saveindex related to world options on SW compatible RoG worlds
  • Fixed adventure mode crash on SW compatible Vanilla worlds without RoG installed
  • Fixed a crash where GetClosestTile would crash due to a negative index on volcano
  • Fixed a bug where Wilbur would talk when repairing walls
  • Fixed a bug where the inventory grave would reset everytime players jumped between worlds, allowing for infinite item farming
  • Coffee now lasts for its full duration.
  • Locomotor speed modifier timers now respect long update.
  • You can no longer select invalid inventory slots using a controller.
  • Several items that should not have been inspectable can no longer be inspected when using a controller.

HOTFIX- fixed farm crash and volcano staff crash.

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March 31

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked Launches!
We're happy to announce Don't Starve: Shipwrecked is ready to set sail and fully launch. From everyone at Klei and CAPY, thank you to everyone who participated in yet another amazing Early-Access! After all the amazing discussions and feedback from the community, we're excited for everyone to dive in to the finished expansion!

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked expansion is available now for $4.99 USD on Steam, as well as DRM free on GOG and Humble!

We've also got a brand new animated launch trailer for you to feast your eyes upon!

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Don't Starve: Shipwrecked DLC

In Don't Starve: Shipwrecked, Wilson finds himself stranded in a tropical archipelago. He must learn to survive all over again in this new environment filled with new biomes, seasons, and creatures.

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Don't Starve Together

Don't Starve Together is a standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising survival game, Don't Starve.

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About This Game

Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic.

You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.

Key Features:

  • Uncompromising Survival & World Exploration:
      No instructions. No help. No hand holding. Start with nothing and craft, hunt, research, farm and fight to survive.
  • Dark and Whimsical Visuals:
      2D characters and odd creatures inhabiting a unique 3D world.
  • Randomly Generated New Worlds:
      Want a new map? No problem! At any time you can generate a new living and breathing world that hates you and wants you to die.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:1.7+ GHz or better
    • Memory:1+ gigs of RAM GB RAM
    • Graphics:Radeon HD5450 or better; 256 MB or higher
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:100% DirectX9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    • OS:Lion (OSX 10.7.X)
    • Processor:2.0 GHz Intel
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Hard Drive:512 MB Free Space
    • Additional:Not recommended for Intel GMA Graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks
    • Processor:1.7+ GHz or better
    • Memory:1+ gigs of RAM GB RAM
    • Graphics:Radeon HD5450 or better; 256 MB or higher
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
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Overwhelmingly Positive (729 reviews)
Overwhelmingly Positive (42,231 reviews)
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( 124.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great game. The only thing is that multiplayer should be within Don't Starve. Besides that the game is perfect and I suggest people to try it out. Fun game. Most importantly Don't Starve ;)
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( 71.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
There's never been a better way to starve to death, freeze to death or go psychotic (or all of these things at once) in the history of games. It's immersive and has a distinct art style, not to mention the multitude of mods available to customise gameplay. This can be anything from new characters to UI mods, depending on what you fancy. Along with the DLC this game provides hours of anxiety ridden fun. I loves it and recommend for anyone who loves a good old struggle for survival (even without DLC).
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( 436.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Probably one of my favourite games ever. Sandbox mode mostly. The challenge is to always survive longer, implement better strategies, work on better layouts. Don't think I will ever get tired of this game.
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Doofus Applezeir
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
y ther ner expansion to git Don't Starve togever from don't starveee alone??? heh? me want don't starve togever but i has dis wun instead i sad :(
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( 586.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
At the core, Don't Starve combines the freedom of a sandbox game with difficulty which takes time to master. While getting into a rhythm of just surviving may only take a few playthroughs, truly exploring the depth of Don't Starve will take many more. As someone who has put extensive time in the game, I know I have yet to immerse myself in every facet of the game. For someone who is on the fence about buying this game, let me outline some of the Pros and Cons I personally have with Don't Starve.

-As mentioned, depth of the game. Don't Starve has incredible replay value.
-An extension of my first point is the amount of settings to change the world you spawn into exactly to your preferences to make the game easier or harder, and overall more fun for the user.
-Difficulty. You will die, it is inevitable. The threat of death makes the desire to live increase exponentially. The game doesn't get much easier the farther you advance into it. A really broad comparision can be a harder Minecraft with a lesser focus on building and a higher focus on fighting and crafting.
-Balance, the game for the most part is extremely balanced, hold for a few instances where there can be silly game mechanics (mentioned below).
-Modding community is huge and the mods are extremely fun to use and do not take from the integrity of the game for the most part.
-As you progress to the late game, you will still need to rely on basic items to survive. By late game I mean at least over 100 days in-game. (e.g. a light which comes on when the player is near it that only needs to be replenished and does not have negative consequences to it; I have other ideas but this post is already very long).
-Some features which should be in vanilla which are only available as mods (e.g. MiniMap in HUD).
-Giants are sometimes silly overpowered. The point of the game is difficulty so the giants should be extremely hard to kill, but when you have to plan extensively around them it can become an annoyance. A giant attacking at night can spell disaster for the player no matter how well prepared he/she is. Also, raining frogs can become excessive to the point that if it rains frogs on your base it will take many in-game days to rid the area. I don't necessarily dislike the giants or the frogs, but when a part of the game can end your experience regardless of how well prepared you are, I believe it should be nerfed to reward those who are well prepared and to teach those who are not to be prepared better for the next run.

This went longer than I thought, but hopefully for those who at least skimmed my review I hope it helped you in your decision whether or not to make a purchase.
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( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Super good run with wolfgang, winter had no food but i turned it around! But then 3 days later deerclops shows up and kills me!

Deerclops/10 would run again.
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( 23.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great game!!!
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lord snugglewumps
( 42.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
experience of this game, first few nights go well easy enough to get food and sanity pick flowers and bushes few nights later I now have a good little base with pig helpers and a few mechanical machines wolves come easy enough to kill carry on kill spiders using trap tactics easy money got good stuff now lots of food life is looking good then life is all like heh 1 sec, winter comes food stops growing I've collected a lot of food so should be fine got a full forest behind me so plenty to keep me warm start chopping one turns into a giant wrecks my pigs and I planted seeds which calmed him down, I'm at low sanity no flowers around low health from tree thing wolves turn up 2 red ones I panic and run to the trees and suddenly it goes dark cant turn back because that's the biggest pack I've seen with the 2 reds that I'm not sure what they do yet wolves catch up red ones explode like a Molotov because f*ck you that's why still in a forest no torches or flint to make a fire but half the forest is on fire anyway... so it brings me to the pinnacle moment running threw a burning forest for light wolves still flowing very low health with even worse sanity freezing to death and somehow I make it threw the night and a f*cking spider f*cks my sh!t up the day after... I learned something that day... never think your safe karma is a ♥♥♥♥♥... so yeah 11/10 amazing game lots to do and lots to kill you.

p.s. of you see a red hive run the opposite way never approach it if you have a spare nuke you will not have any better reason to use it than on a field of them... don't use a bee suit use a tank...
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( 469.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Sometimes I play Dark Souls to calm down after I die
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( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
No need too think twice about buying this game. the only option is BUY IT
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,991 of 2,096 people (95%) found this review helpful
831 people found this review funny
251.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
"Oh, i just bought this gam-" -Killed by a Bee.
"Ok, one more try" - Killed by a Bee.
"100 days!, 2 giants, 4 seasons, I'm invincible!" - Killed by a Bee.

The Tim Burton style fits this game perfectly, with a bit of survival, and fighting.

>You will fight Giants, Spiders, Metal Chess Things

>You will find Berries, Carrots, Bunnies

>You will have to kill the Bunnies to get Morsel, Pigs/Beefalos/Tallbirds (yes, birds that are, guess what, TALL) to get Meat, Spiders/Merms/Werepigs to get Monster Meat

>You will have to cook all of them if you want to survive.

>You will have to build a shelter if you want to survive.

>You will be INSANE, totally INSANE.

>You will see things. A lot of things.

>You will starve.

>But most importantly... YOU WILL DIE. A LOT.
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1,034 of 1,104 people (94%) found this review helpful
100.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
One of my absolute favorite games. It's quite a challenging game, especially until you get the hang of things. It's a dark, twisted survival game where pretty much everything is trying to kill you. You've got to scavenge, build things, and defend yourself, all while trying to pay attention to the environment (weather) and the fullness of your stomach. The developers also seem to be constantly updating the game and adding huge amounts of awesome content for free. It just keeps expanding and you just keep wanting to play again and again. Highly recommended!

October 2014 Edit: Multiplayer is coming to Don't Starve! It's currently in closed beta at the moment, but should be coming along eventually!
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985 of 1,070 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
99.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
Don't Starve is one of the games I will never forget!I'm sure you ask yourself why? Let me explain:
When I saw the game I were like ,,Naahhhh I'm not going to buy this.'' but a few days later I looked a second time and tought ,,Why not?It looks funny. And it says you can celebrate with your piggy friends.'' that was when I bought it. I can tell you I got addicted to the game. The first day I played 12 h's. I told my brother and my friend they should buy it. They did it and got addicted, too. I think nearly every Computer can run the graphics and the the characters are funny, too. With every game I started a new story war born. For example I started my first game and forgot to make a fire when the night came up I died and I was like ,,Why?I should have know''. And I learned with every new day that the game hates me. The game likes to punch you in the face. And the community is amazing. In the forums you can see artist, storywriters, survivers and so on. Pretty fast updates with new content to explore and even merchandise. It's a tip for everyone who like survival games. You will love it.

Graphics: 10/10
Gameplay: 9/10
Sound: 10/10

I hope you enjoyed my review.If yes press the like button :§D
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363 of 373 people (97%) found this review helpful
109 people found this review funny
135.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
Do I recommend this game? Hell yes. Every single time you start a new game file, it's an entirely random generated world where nothing is the same as the last. You can play this game for weeks and still not discover all its secrets. It's a sandbox strategy game that keeps you on your toes for anything and everything that's trying to kill you. And believe me, there's a hundred and one monsters who all want your face on a platter.


1. Always have a means to make fire. Always.
2. Pigs are your friends. Build your base near them.
3. Spiders are not.
5. Beefalo herds are awesome. Fill your pockets with their endless poo. Great fire fuel.
6. Prepare for periodic hound attacks. Make spears and tooth traps.
7. Pick flowers.
8. Not starving is the LEAST of your worries.
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630 of 689 people (91%) found this review helpful
564 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
You will die.

Spiders will murder you.
Hounds will murder you.
Bunnymen will murder you.
Trees will murder you.
Tentacles will murder you.
Shadows will murder you.
Giants will murder you.
Penguins will obliterate you.
Bees will f**king destroy you.

And that's only if you don't starve first.
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327 of 352 people (93%) found this review helpful
211 people found this review funny
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
A great, fun game to play in your free time.
Includes deaths features like:
Tree Giants of Meanie-ness
Going Insane
(The funny thing is, most of the time you don't die from starvation...)
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823 of 950 people (87%) found this review helpful
514 people found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
skipped my lunch and dinner playing this game

literally starved/10
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367 of 402 people (91%) found this review helpful
423 people found this review funny
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
No matter now much food you save up, no matter what clothing you create, and no matter how long your beard is, a frog is all it takes to destroy your life and make you rage harder than Leonardo DiCaprio at an Oscars event.
9.5/10 Love it.
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261 of 275 people (95%) found this review helpful
71.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
This survival rougelike is excellent. You are trapped in a cruel, randomly-generated world where everything wants to kill you, and left to fend for yourself in the wilderness. You will start off with nothing, collecting supplies to make a fire and survive your first night. The goal is simple -- survive for as long as possible.

The randomness of the world generation keeps it fresh for every playthrough. There are countless ways to die, ranging from freezing to death to getting mauled by a tentacle. Once you die, you will be forced to start anew, which can be frustrating.

I seriously love this game, and it really is worth picking up. You should also pick up the DLC which adds a lot more challenge to the game. This game is EXTREMELY addicting.
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747 of 870 people (86%) found this review helpful
977 people found this review funny
49.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
>Join server
>See huge base
>Two players run at me with spears
>>>Friendly, I say<<<
>Instantly get impaled

>Am Ghost
>Float around
> See mushroom next to their base
>Decide to haunt
>Start a fire
>IT catches on fire
>Tree catches on fire
>Base catches on fire
>Players catch on fire
>Players die from fire consuming their evil souls

>I am dead
>Players are dead
>Base is dead

?//noone alive on server

1337/69 would sp00k again
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