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 (41,362 reviews) - 97% of the 41,362 user reviews for this game are positive.

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March 31

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked Launches!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mScnLxvFEWg
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!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/393010

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March 28

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked Launches March 31st!


We here at Klei Entertainment and our friends over at CAPY, creators of Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery, Super Time Force and Below; are excited to announce Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked will fully launch on March 31st!

Fans of Don’t Starve have been hungry for more adventure. To create this tropical expansion to the original Don't Starve, we teamed up with fellow beloved Canadian studio CAPY!

It was tremendous working together with them on Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked, and we’re extra grateful to have them be a part of Klei’s fourth successful Early-Access project!

Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked single-player expansion will set sail on Steam, and DRM free on GOG, Humble for $4.99 USD

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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.

Click here to learn more!

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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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Rattledparrot
( 163.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Don't read reviews for this game, go to youtube and look at the 1000's of hours of gameplay or just buy it everybody loves it you will not be dissapointed
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DUTCHLAND
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
is helemaal kut
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Kylo Ren
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Starving is the least of my worries
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TheGreekG33k
( 39.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I loved this game. Whenever I can I play it. I love the dark feel and the fact that it is a sandbox survival game with some dark magic. The characters are vast and I can play this game endlessly and not get bored.
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Giantripod
( 20.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
50 hours on the XboxOne version and another 20 hours now that i downloaded it on PC. This is my go to time waster, So much fun and so immersive, it's one of those games that can make you late for work.
On the downside, there is no tutorial and there is a bit of learning curve. It seems like everytime I sit down to play, I learn something new.
This one is a must have.
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etcraatz
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Very nice very Tim Burton like it has some cons but otherwise this is a good game pick this game up
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HyproxGaming
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO! >:(
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Luxurious DERP
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Heck yes thats alll LOL
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ColderZzone
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
...i wish if i have it
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Donatello
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
My favourite indie of all time
Not exaggerating
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Mr. Colorful
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
How do I write a review?
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Miko
( 18.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
If you haven't played Don't Starve yet then you're missing out, the game has a gorgeous art style that's very reminiscent of Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Medievil, etc. The game can be very hard or very easy dependant on skill and map generation.

Your goal is to not starve of course, but there's so much more to the game than that. Don't Starve has a lot of lore that's hidden throughout the game, it's animations and it's ARG puzzles. You have a challenging Adventure Mode, a whole extra game in the caves and ruins, not to mention a ton of DLC that adds so much to the game each time.

By far, Don't Starve is one of my favourite games ever, and with good reason! If you haven't played it yet, give it a try. You (probably) won't be disappointed!
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The Not-So-Silent Mage
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
-Sees the title of the game "Don't Starve"
-Starts playing the game, finds food everywhere
-Says this will be easy! The insanity meter is my real problem, though
-...
-Dies after 1 hour due to hunger
10/10 would forget the name of the game again
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Tai Lopez
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Damned addicting. Carefull with winter! :(
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helloqht
( 30.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Whenever I prepare a meal, I really want to put some twigs in it...
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gette
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
dont forget about the hounds
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Button
( 57.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
If you're looking for a fun game to waste countless hours on, this is it. It's very easy to say, "well I just want to do this one last objective, then I'll log off" and it'll take you 3-5 game days to get it done, then you die.

10/10 would starve again.
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► MKBadDill ◄
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Awesome Game !
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Benedek26
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This game is awesome. *dies* A little bit hard but still awe- *dies* Ok,quite hard bu- *dies* Still nic- *dies*.
(It actually is awesome,btw.)
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
349.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
The first time I played this game I didn't really "get" it. I ran around, I found some food, I died. Then I put away the game for a long time. Recently I decided to play again and started to realize just how much depth there is to the game. I've now played for hundreds of hours, I've tried streaming on twitch and watching others do the same. It has become one of my favorite games and I definitely recommend it.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Picture this: It is my first night and I find a lovely rock biome where I can get some gold for my science machine. It begins to turn to night so I put down a campfire and begin to mine, I hear the familar sound of a tallbird. I think to myself, "this is no problem I'll just avoid it by running around the campfire all night, right? Wrong. More and more Tallbird sounds appear and soon I am being chased around the campfire by 6 Tallbirds who are hungry for my flesh. Morning comes and I run down from my campfire to discover a Tallfort (a real thing) with 20+ Tallbirds. 20 Tallbirds all attack me at once.

11/10 would be destroyed by Tallbird orgy again.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
61.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Don't buy this game, but Buy Don't Starve MEGA PACK!!!


9.5/10 (Cuz, I always starving)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
79.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
We are all familiar with the stereotypical grunting, primitive, idiotic caveman. But have you ever tried going outside (bear with me, we're all gamers here) and trying to make a simple tool with only rocks and sticks? Given the fact that they were born into a world where it was kill or be killed and every day was a fight for survival, it's incredible what the cavemen managed to accomplish.

In Don't Starve, you take control of a scientist named Wilson*, who has just been thrown into a world as deadly as those the cavemen lived in. However, you have the advantage of knowledge. You know what fire is and how to make it. But you better make it quickly, because the night is fast approaching, and unlike the cavemen, your stars and moon do not provide light. At least, not enough to keep the shadows away.

Welcome to a world of survival, where terrors lurk around every corner, where hunger and madness can prove more dangerous than wild beasts, where death is always a few steps behind. Can you gather the resources you need to defy your own doom? Can you build, research, and advance, all while keeping hunger and madness at bay? Can you build a civilization to stand the test of time? Oh wait, wrong game. Anyway, the world of Don't Starve is filled with horrors and dangers. And that's not even including the winter.

Oh, yes. Winter. The most dangerous time of year. Perhaps you thought you were safe from starvation with your bountiful crops of fruit and vegetables. But when the ground freezes over, the plants become stagnate. Now, right when you thought you were safe and secure, you find yourself on the brink of disaster again. For winter is the season of the hunt. But what are you? The hunter? Or the prey? Brace yourself. Winter is coming.

Wait, wrong thing again. In any case, this game is a must-have for those who love surviving by the skin of their teeth. The art style is reminiscent of Tim Burton animated movies, making the game truly unique in its field. The gameplay is great, either with keyboard and mouse or with the steam controller. At the time of writing this review, I've played 70 hours of Don't Starve, and I've only scratched the surface. Maybe that's just because I suck at it, but even so I enjoy it immensely. And I haven't even gotten started on the DLC's yet!

*Wilson is the default character, but there are many others, including Willow the Firestarter, Wolfgang the Strongman, and Woody the... well, you'll see. ;-)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
There is not much for me to say about Don't Starve other than it's an amazing game! The character design is great, the monsters are different and creepy, the voices are interesting, and each character has are different in their own way! And if you get bored of how the game is, the workshop is amazing for this game! I highly suggest this game, it's one of my favorites!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Don't starve is about not starving.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO! >:(
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
79.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
This a great little game that is a lot of fun to play with freinds and even more fun with mods
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Well, after a full day of my life playing this game. I have reached a milestone of surviving 40 days without dying. I still don’t know how to survive well and I doubt I ever will.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Don't Stave,
A lot of prep work is put in to helping one have an easier journey and survive, but it is challenging. This challenging side of the game makes players have to use time wisely and manage their resources.
Don't Stave Dlc,
The Dlc is amazing, it adds a fair bit in gameplay and items to use in the world; plus it spices the challenge of surviving.
The mods for the game are great and add tons of different content, like leveling RPG elements of fantasy characters.
Overall Great game, challenging, but fun and a lot of different mods if want to try something different.
8.2/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
I got this game gifted and were really critical about this game. Ended with being my favorite game.
Started to HATE Hounds. Ended up with little challenge and actually don't care about them anymore.
Never survived long enough for winter season. Ended up with I currently have survived three of them.
Started to have critical low food amount and die. Ended up with that I've to trow old food from ice box.
Started with using only Wilson. Ended up with still liking Wilson, but prefere Wendy even more.
Started with not picking up poop. Ending up with I pick up poop every 4-6 days.
Started with I hated tentacles. Still hate tentacles...

9,8 out of 10 - Steped in poop D;
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
160.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
This is a really amazing game. I recommend people who like hardcore survival games. In Don't Starve there are lots of ways to die other than starving like spiders, fire, hounds, earthquakes, darkness, freezing, bees, beefalo and so many other things. It's a very fun and challenging game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Warning, you do starve
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
I like don't starve, it is a fantastic game with it's cartoon style and mysterious secrets hidden from the shadows. When I first heard and looked at Don't Starve, I was amazed of how it looks, works, and the price when the sales were up. :D
Anyways, my friend and I just love Don't starve with all the characters. Highly reccommened this game because of the style and the adventure!

Favorite Character: Winkerbottem
2nd: Willow
3rd: Webber
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Can't recommend this game enough. I own it both on the xbox and here, played it one weekend during a free run and fell in love with it. The characters are hilarious and the style is amazing (and so are the modders!). Definitely recommend this game to any who enjoy a little bit of difficulty with their survival tropes.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Honestly one of the best games I have ever played. Deceptively simple yet insanely challenging!
The art style is also brilliant, along with the sound effects and music and...oh myyy its good!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
This game is the best survival game i have ever played and i just cant stop playing it and that was before i found mods but now since i have a few mods this game is my favorite game you could get on steam im in absolute love with this masterpiece
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