Nether is a first-person urban survival experience unlike any other. 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 to battle for territory. Scavenge, craft , trade and loot your way to stay alive another day.
User reviews: Mixed (14,894 reviews)
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 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.

  • Valve Anti-Cheat servers protect against hackers
  • 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

Chosen Pack includes:

  • 50 Nether Gold
  • Chosen-Only Exclusive In-Game Item
  • 5 x 72 hour Guest Keys
  • Participation in Forums to Define Upcoming Game Features

  • Special Highlighted Name/Rank in Nether Forum

Believer Pack includes:

  • 20 Nether Gold
  • 3 x 72 hour Guest Keys
  • Participation in Forums to Define Upcoming Game Features

Watcher Pack includes:

  • Participation in Forums to Define Upcoming Game Features

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
128 of 147 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
When I saw this game, I thought it would be immensly fun. Scavenging a ravaged city for supplies and weapons, food. Basically staying alive. I am a huge fan of the survival genre you see. But, what did I get with this game?

To be completely honest. This game is wasted potential. I played it from a very early stage, and since then, they've added literally nothing. Oh sure, they added a new area. But walk 5 feet there, and you fall through the map. I remember one time, I logged in, I was basically in spectator mode, flying about and watching everyone. The game is broken beyond redemption.

Do the developers listen to the community? Hardly. Do they address any of the bugs, map glitches and hacking? Do they fix them? Absolutely not. The original creators of the studio ( who made WarZ, AKA, Infestation: Survivor Stories ), actually stopped doing anything with the game and handed it over to a new studio! That sure does tell you what they think of their game.

The graphics are quite decent, but the game is so unoptimised. There is little to no story or plot as to why the city is ravaged.

3/10. Please. Do yourself a favour, and spend your money on something else. It just isn't worth it.
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1,333 of 1,871 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, "If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately." Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- "Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyway.
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88 of 102 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Don't buy this game. It's a broken, buggy, confusing mess of disparate elements, hastily cobbled together with little thought, ugly mechanics obscured with pretty graphics and buzz-words like "sandbox" and "hardcore survival" thrown around to lure in the unwary.

- This is a good-looking game, at least from a distance.
- It sports a fairly large game world which feels lived-in and real.
- Excellent atmosphere replete with background noise, harsh wind and insect buzzing. It pulls off that desolate post-apocalyptic feel better than any game I can think of besides Metro 2033 and Last Light.
- Good overall sound design

- It's poorly optimized and chokes even the highest-end PC's and lowering the video settings to minimum doesn't help much. It tries to compensate by un-rendering many props at a ridiculously short distance.
- Confusing everything. You get a "tutorial mission" the first time you play, which explains a few things, but not nearly enough of essential info. Hours into the game, I still didn't know what I was doing. Something's wrong when you don't explain why there are invincible, immobile enemies spawned in clusters throughout the world.
- Enemy encounters are surprisingly rare outside of periodically attacked outposts. That said, when you do encounter more than 1 or 2, you can be killed within seconds. Because AI pathfinding is hard, the enemies always teleport behind you, and warp away when attacked because they're also dumb as rocks, so the devs had to make them as cheap as possible so that they wouldn't be just cannon fodder.
- NPC traders only accept specific combinations of items, so you're stuck lugging around meaningless junk for much of the game.
- Randomly generated "quest" system which is nothing but deliver box A to shop B. This wouldn't be so bad if getting around in this game didn't take an eternity. Oh, and of course they have weight values and clog up your initially tiny inventory. Also, each random quest box can only be turned in at one NPC. This is literally the most half-♥♥♥♥♥ "quest" system I've ever seen in a game.
- What makes this worse is you lose everything when you die. That's fine for players who want to feel super hardcore and macho, but that's going to turn off a ton of new players who aren't even given a chance to get comfortable with the mechanics.
- Random health pickups strewn throughout the world aren't enough to keep you alive and health regenerates excruciatingly slowly.
- Only a handful of servers, usually just one per game mode and region, most of which seem buggy as hell.
- Unwieldy, confusing UI. No way to track other players or friends... unless they have to join your tribe first, and in that case, F that.
- This game seems to have been either abandoned by its developer or they just don't care. Controller support has been broken for months, private servers were promised since the beginning and still haven't surfaced, hackers are running rampant and unchallenged, etc. Apparently, they can't even do something as simple as send a forgotten password email... 3 times. I just happened to remember mine or I'd be SOL.
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196 of 266 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Pre-Release Review
Looked good at first, then I started crying. I hate this game.
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98 of 123 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
My friend gave this game to me as a gift.

We're not friends anymore.
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