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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Mixed (16,256 reviews) - 48% of the 16,256 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 5, 2014

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April 23

What a Response!

Thanks for everyone reaching out! Enjoy Nether: Resurrected with your friends and family!

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April 5

Good News!

For those of you who purchased special editions of Nether! We promised a solution since we took out in app purchases in order to compensate you and now we have one.

Since gold no longer exists in the game, we are offering extra codes for Nether for every person who purchased DLC or special editions. This way, you can invite your friends or family to play for free. You are free to use those codes as you wish.

If you purchased DLC, you will get 3 extra codes.
If you purchased a special edition of Nether, you will get 5 extra codes.

All you have to do is email us at support@phosphorgames.com with a proof of purchase (screenshot, order number, forwarding the original purchase email, what-have-you) and we will send out those codes within 5-10 business days.

Thanks for being so patient.

Love,
Phosphor

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Reviews

“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.

RIGHT NOW:
- 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

WHAT IS IN DEVELOPMENT:
- 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

GAME SUMMARY:
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


EXPLORE
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.

SURVIVE, CRAFT, TRADE, LOOT AND SHOOT
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.

TRIBES AND TERRITORY WARS
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.

PLAYER AND GROUP MISSIONS
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.

CHARACTER CUSTOMIZATION
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.

OTHER
  • 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
71 of 95 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
No more micro-transactions

Game is being reworked by the original devs, seems promising.
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32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
+ The game looks great

- There's almost no loot to be found
- Walk and run for hours without making any progress
- PvP servers has players camping safezones
- Enterable buildings are only garages, warehouses or houses without divisions
- All items can be bought instead of crafted/scavenged
- Keys to open rare loot containers
- Invisble walls
- Huge FPS drops in some parts of the world
- Bugs aren't fixed
- No end game content

I only recommend this game on sale, it can be fun for a few hours if you find a good server.
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142 of 237 people (60%) found this review helpful
259 people found this review funny
105.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
I should have Nether bought this.
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47 of 71 people (66%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
Nice to see it's not being abandoned, the game come back after being resurrected from the microtransaction.
Some big developer (OVERDRILL) must learn from this dev.

Expected a lot to be add in game in the future for this game!
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Nether somewhat recently took on a new developer, who took control of the game and removed microtransations, but even though the game is getting better it still needs a lot of work. Nether is essentially "another survival game" in the vein of DayZ, but with more varied enemies and more focus on trading and missions. But while everything looks better at a glance, the monsters are only loosely functional, and instead of doing any real animating or pathfinding for them they just make it so that most of the monsters teleport right in front of you every time they need to move, making all of the combat one big pain. It's also still fairly buggy, even retaining some bugs that seem to have existed for months despite being obvious things like flashlights being disabled entirely when the player rebinds their keys. But above all, the damning aspect of the game is that there just isn't anybody playing. The only server that I've seen regularly have more than 20 people is a PVE server, which removes the tension of meeting another player in the field and not knowing if they're friendly that makes the genre so appealing to a lot of people. The only way I could really recommend Nether is if you have a bunch of friends who can't afford much better games like Ark: Survival Evolved and have to make do with buying this for $1 on sale, because that's really all it's worth right now. This is pretty much an Early Access game disguised as a full title.
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