Nether is a unique, first-person, multiplayer urban survival experience. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Nether forces players to make life-saving decisions in a fast-paced struggle against players and the environment. Join tribes, hold territory, scavenge, craft, trade and loot your way to stay alive.
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Mostly Negative (91 reviews) - 20% of the 91 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (16,575 reviews) - 46% of the 16,575 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 5, 2014

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“it sets itself apart from similar games such as Day-Z”
4/5 – Invisioncommunity

“its impressive recreation of a fallen city, proves to be a game you can get lost in for quite some time”
8.5/10 – Cramgaming

“Nether is a fantastic experience that, in the end, comes down to personal preference on how you choose to play it”
8/10 – GodisaGeek

About This Game

NETHER...IS...BACK! We have rolled back the game to Summer of 2014, when it first left Early Access and was still being developed by us, Phosphor Games Studio.

- Single Player enabled: It was not possible before, but now it's working, and it's hard! Have fun surviving the monster-filled urban apocalypse alone
- No more micro-transactions: all items can be bought with in game cash
- Multiplayer via player hosted servers! The old back end ripped out - no need for any login besides Steam. You control your community, and nobody can take your game from you again

- Custom server settings: you decided how many players, how many Nether, how much gun spawns, etc.
- Modding tools![/b]
- Bug fixes (including playing as a Nether, which was always pretty buggy

Nether is a fast-paced survival game that forces you to make quick life-saving decisions in an unforgiving environment. In this post-apocalyptic urban world, death is waiting around every corner, at the top of high-rise buildings, and in the grasp of powerful teleporting creatures known as 'Nethers'. These creatures and the other players are real challenges to overcome, requiring tactical gameplay, awareness, stealth, and cooperation. To navigate this high-tension environment, you must use skill and cunning in order to scavenge, trade, craft or loot for food, weapons, supplies, and other resources necessary to stay alive in a desolate and dangerous city. Team up with other survivors and take advantage of group play, as a tribe, to complete treacherous world objectives, or play as a lone wolf in an attempt to endure the hostile environment. In the end you must decide whether to Prey or Pray.

Key Features

The game's landscape is a beautifully conceived vision of a post apocalyptic Chicago, ravaged by disaster and time. Almost every low and high-rise building can be individually explored in a cityscape that stretches 150 blocks. Beyond the city lies the Wastelands, an unforgiving desolate landscape that is slowly sinking into the earth.

Start off, armed only with a kitchen knife and scavenge your way through an environment on a daily battle to stay alive. Beware the Nether, poor mutated souls who roam the city in search of human flesh. Scavenge for food and water to stay nourished, and search for useful items that could be crafted into makeshift weapons to help in your battle for life. Hunt and kill Nether to trade their body parts to the mysterious Cult located in the few markets that scatter the city. Over time, build up your skills and earn rewards for surviving each precious new day. But always beware of the other survivors who may be only one moment away from death, and see killing you and looting your possessions as their only salvation.

Find safety in numbers by joining a tribe. Only tribes can capture and own territory, and the urban landscape is the perfect setting for turf domination. Compete with rival tribes in territory wars for control of the city by capturing strategic landmarks to reap resources and experience; prove your dominance over all other tribes. Spy on rival tribes or infiltrate and kill them by playing as a Nether. Ambush them from above by swooping in for the kill using the wing suit. Tribes change the survival experience by establishing a true social construct, with all the consequences of behavior that you would expect in the real world. Your actions have real repercussions enforced organically through reputation and standing.

Players can complete an assortment of individual or group missions to earn money, experience and reputation. Perform vital supply runs between the markets, work with your tribe to take down the swarms of Nether lead by the vicious boss Reaper that sporadically surge to attack neighborhoods, or keep the creatures out of the Safezones by working in groups to repair the anti-nether devices when they fail.

Nether offers a wide variety of character customization and allows you to play as a male or female character. There is a huge selection of cosmetic items and player taunts to assert your individuality along with entire outfits to play roles like survivalist, soldier and biker - or even just play in your underwear.

  • Host your own private servers and control your settings and player population
  • First-person perspective creates a true survival experience
  • Meld of PvE (player versus environment) and PvP (player versus player) gameplay
  • New weapons and items become available as players explore the game world
  • Up to 64 players per game server
  • Single purchase, downloadable client allows full game access without subscription

System Requirements

    • OS: Vista/Windows 7 *64-BIT OS REQUIRED*
    • Processor: 2.4 GHZ Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460/ATI Radeon HD 5850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
    • OS: Windows 7 *64-BIT OS REQUIRED*
    • Processor: 2.4 GHZ Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Very nice game, however the devs gave up on it.

It's just a shame really
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This fun, but lacks a true survival aspect. If the game Dev's were to keep updating this game as promised 2 years ago, there would be a large number of players, and a decent gameplay experience. The hype is over fellas, no need to trash talk the game anymore, it's dead. I give this a 0 out of 10 due to lies and deception to make money as well as an uncompleted game released as a completed game. not impressed, suprised that the company hasn't been sued over this TBH.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 29
If your ♥♥♥♥ took a ♥♥♥♥ it would still be better than this game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
worst ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ game EVER. dont waste your money on this. just read other reviews about this game and you'll understand why. graphics sucks, gameplay itself sucks the most, endless looting and hiding from monsters and other ppl. get killed and start from beginning, repeat, delete game.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 28
I couldn't even get the game to work back in 2014 when i bought it. Now after 2 years it's just dead and developers have abandoned it.

Don't buy this game.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 1
"Nether is a unique, first-person, multiplayer urban survival experience" No it's not, it's ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Logged on to the official server that was empty at the time, just to check out the game. Looked around the safe zone for a few minutes, got a quest to go somewhere, left the safe zone and got killed by a player who must have just came on the server to wait outside the safe zone. Died. Deleted the game. All in under 15 minutes.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Game is literaly dead, dont buy this
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Bought game.

Installed game.

Tried to play game.

Punched myslef in the d*ck.

I dont recommend doing any of those things.
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Moby's Dick
3.1 hrs
Posted: October 26
They killed it twice
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0.4 hrs
Posted: October 25
This is not a good game. It was never good. It will never be good. And the tragedy is that it was never going to be good.

Forget about the thing being abandoned and missing crucial features, storyline, tutorializing, or server control, whatever... forget all that. None of that matters, because it was always going to be ♥♥♥♥.

The engine is bad, the graphics are bad, the mechanics are bad. It's just bad. Always was, always was going to be. Avoid like the plague.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 25
The loot system - Broken
Hitboxes - Broken
Hackers - Running rampant
Servers - drop with no warning 3/4 are for EU - WEST
Environment - Collision issues, clipping, instant death water
Controls - sticks when walking forward at times, glider is unreliable
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BOT Karuz
1.3 hrs
Posted: October 24
A abandoned game, needs a lot of work, just dont buy it.
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Watashi wa Ryuzaki desu
0.3 hrs
Posted: October 24
Product received for free
I hate it it doesn't have a sence of horror :v
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0.8 hrs
Posted: October 22
This game gave me stage 10 pancreatic cancer
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1.0 hrs
Posted: October 21
Product received for free
Developers abandoned it.
Nothing to see here anymore.


You are a waste of human life my friend.
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6.6 hrs
Posted: October 20
If you enjoy getting experience and lvl up to chose different kind of skills from different skill trees, as well as being able to play with friends in a battle to survive... I would recomend a different game.
Lvl up, glitch through the ground, die, start over. Start over? Yes, you start at lvl 0 and lose most of your equipment.
Bought it 2 years ago, it sucked back then, it sucks now. I'd give it -1/10. Could give it 0/10 if I could get my money back
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 20
this game sucks major balls, do not buy!
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6.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
Now, lets be clear about this, Phosphor Games was/is Hammerpoint Interactive. An administrative change meant that they could, they hoped, leave behind the bitter taste that their prior game, the fated WarZ, (Now Infestation: Survivor Chronicles) had left on their reptutation. But, once again we fell for it, and once again they ♥♥♥♥ed up a moderately interesting premise with abysmal support.

Released in 2013 as yet ANOTHER much needed walk around and pick ♥♥♥♥ up simulator, Nether finally cemented my already forming opinion that sometimes even a fantastic idea can be poorly executed, repeatedly.

It's dreadful. It's essentially a PVP game with motion blur animated teleporting gribblies. Swap said creatures for zombies that can attack the air around them from 20 feet away and cause damage, and you have their prior game also.

Waste of a Steam entry.
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