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 (516 reviews) - 95% of the 516 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overwhelmingly Positive (42,164 reviews) - 97% of the 42,164 user reviews for this game 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 (516 reviews)
Overwhelmingly Positive (42,164 reviews)
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( 25.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Awesome game! i love the creey artwork and great gameplay
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( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
The game is amazing. Strong engine, nicely coded lua client, everything is in place. The gfx and sounds as well as the music are amazing, really.

One thing I hate about the game, and this is a showstopper for me, for which I give a thumbs down:
One mistake means you have to start over the whole game from scratch.

Doesn't matter how long you lasted, 1 day or 15, if you get killed, you are gone and have to start over. From a single player experience, I expect being able to reload the last save (in this game: the previous day).
Without that, even though the first few hours are fun, this behaviour is getting irritating and the gameplay boring, as well as feels like a waste of time (i.e. doing the same thing over and over again, knowing I'll have to repeat a million more times as I'm just learning the game and more soon than later, I'll be killed by something...).
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Hugo - A Moon Shaped Pool
( 65.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game is great! I love it!!
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( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Very nice and challenging game. Many thing to explore and uncover. Almost feels like it never ends!
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( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Fun Game.
Vry Gud
Vry Nyce
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( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Awesome Game Worth Buying And its SUper hard
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( 79.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I love everything about this game. The art style, the survival, the base building. It's a charming game where you must gather what you can to survive the weather, beast attacks, giant bosses, heat, cold, rain, hunger and sanity.
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( 29.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
TL;DR: skip to the verdict at the bottom

This game is a masterpiece. It truly shines in comparison to the other modern survival games.The art style really fits with the game's setting, making for one of the best immersion experiences out there.Other survival games *cough* The Forest *cough* give you a handful of starting items and tips when you press the magnificent "new game" button.Well,no,♥♥♥♥ you, The Forest.In Don't Starve,you are told literally NOTHING about the enviroments that surround you,what can kill you, or what is edible.It is the authentic survival experience, where you wake up in the middle of nowhere, with absolutely no idea of what you are going to do next.That brings me to the learning curve. It is a really harsh and unforgivable one (Dark Souls style),but once you get used to it, and that should be after your first 5 worlds created, you will get the hang of what's what in the world of Don't Starve.Heat kills you, hunger kills you,spiders kill you,pretty much never ask yourself the question "what does that thing do?".You will regret it a short 10 seconds afterwards.Where the gameplay can't do the job, atmosphere is further more created by the Tim Burton-ish twisted art style,with a slight touch of a cartoon character design.This game is also a true teacher. In my humble 30-ish hours of trying not to starve, I learned that frustration never leads to something good,so don't get mad the first 5 times when you die,it's part of the game, and it's a healthy method of learning the ropes and the mechanics.Basically, the trial and error system would be the best description of your first playthroughs.The game is full of new content, it makes sure that you always discover something just when you tought that there couldn't be more to it, so don't worry, it is NOT a short game, nor one with an empty open world.The DLC, Reign of Giants and Shipwrecked, expand the content of it to whole new levels,easily adding 60 more hours of gameplay to the 50-ish of the original content and the 100+ ones that mods add, and (I can't believe I'm saying it), they are worth their full price.

Verdict: If you want a serious survival game with tons of content and an expansive open world, tough with a harsh learning curve, but that is worth your time, Don't Starve is perfect for you.Actually,scratch that,Don't Starve is for you no matter what kind of survival game you are looking for.Just try it,because I'm giving it a 10/10.
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( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
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( 20.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
There's not much point in getting this when there's a multiplayer which is much better.

There doesn't seem to be anything that makes this game fun to me - the gameplay is simple, the progression gets repetitive, and you need a dlc to use boats at all.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,987 of 2,092 people (95%) found this review helpful
826 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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983 of 1,068 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
108 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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629 of 688 people (91%) found this review helpful
562 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
209 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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821 of 948 people (87%) found this review helpful
511 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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366 of 401 people (91%) found this review helpful
420 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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259 of 273 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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746 of 868 people (86%) found this review helpful
974 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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