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.
User reviews:
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Overwhelmingly Negative (141 reviews) - 19% of the 141 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (16,333 reviews) - 47% of the 16,333 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
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Miga
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I would rather eat a bag of nails than let this waste any more space on my hard drive. I wish i could delete it from my steam account.
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Mr Smith
( 20.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
I got this game when it was new and it was going well had its hiccups now and then what game doesn't.
guns everywhere food meds the game was going good. Bank was full of gear.
then BAM UPDATE!!! TAKING EVERYTHING YOU HAVE.

Thats not the best part about it ALL THE LOOT IS 100% LOWER so if you hoping to jump in and find a gun right of the bat ahhhhhhh hell no you use to but now na.
you walk about and go right through the floor/buildings and half the the rocks and bits of random stuff like grass is just floating about like it was ment to be there and you float sometimes when walking on hills.
but at the end of the day i still like this game some how i don't know what it is but i do.

So anyone reading this if you don't have it and your thinking of getting it there is alot of bad in the game way to much bad. So if you are don't do pvp you do get hackers but if you are going to get it i say PVE it is better but you will see for yourself when ingame then you will decide if its good or bad. it is more bad then good.

This game had so much potential but they F up big time.

So for me its good and bad. there is alot of bad in it trust me xD way to much but i still like it and still play it from time to time. It is more bad then good.
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Archon378
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
The game itself is good, probably not as good as any other survival game of similar style, the game desperately needs updates (which I can't imagine any are coming soon) and more players, the game is practically dead could've been a great game but the previous company that owned it drove the community away with there business model and Phosphor doesn't seem to be doing much else with this game anymore. Phosphor renamed the game "Nether: Resurrected" but with the community the way it is about this game, it's like putting a defibrilator to only the disembodied torso of a squirrel on the side of the road that a couple of kids were poking with a stick.
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Dogey
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
The game is fokin dead m8
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benjimios
( 24.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 24
So unbalanced. So undeserving. So crappy developers(?). So let down.
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RAVEN
( 24.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
About as fun as masturbating with sandpaper.
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Samuelman1
( 27.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Joins a pvp server gets instant headshotted in the safe zone 10/10 ~ Hackers ruined the game
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Baconbits
( 32.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Stay far away. This game was released from EA before it was ready. Then it was hijacked by another company that implemented P2W features and ignored their HUGE hacker problem.

The game was abandoned by the community quickly. Phosphor finally grew a pair and took their game back. They added the "Resurrected" title and removed the P2W features, but somehow screwed up the PC optimizations that worked years ago. Nothing else has been fixed and the Devs are spewing PR garbage promises about fixing it after their other projects are done.

There's also more than several posts on the forums of individuals who paid for the game but can't play it because of cd-key issues.
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Shadow Star #OverwatchHype
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 23
I can't recommend this game. It has an interesting setting and the AI enemies are quite tough as well but since this is another survival multiplayer game it just becomes another "Kill on sight" game. For me, if this game were a Singleplayer or co-op with an interesting storyline and more polished gameplay it would probably turn out to be quite interesting. Since this is most likely not going to be the case it's just frustrating as the monsters are already tough to fight against and players kill you on sight, so even when you have enough weapons and ammo to fight the monsters, you will eventually die by another player and I don't see any fun in that.

If there were massive penalties for killing a player then taht would already change up things.

Other than the KOS mentality of the game it's also the gameplay that still feel very unpolished and I think it's been pulles out of early access way too early.
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Zee
( 53.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
It is decent. It's got some major bugs but bugs give the game humor. Stressful game BC I F UKIN HAVE A ♥♥♥♥♥ TON OF GOOD LOOT AND I DIE. RIP anyways... 7/10.
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impols
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 22
this is ♥♥♥♥
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Huge SIut
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Should have checked reviews before getting this game. Basically lacks everything in any type of survival game.
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ClownFox
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Spawned with friend, did tutorial missions, walked down tunnel and get killed by other player with gun, spawn, walk out of town, get killed again... ♥♥♥♥ this game
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Ethan - Whitey05
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
If You Have A Stolen Computer From NASA ... Buy This Game
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The Emperor
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
♥♥♥♥, dont buy, save your money
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Squib
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Not recommended if you have a weak PC.
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7TRiiiBES 👽
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
I dont know where to begin, barely any players, hackers, spawn ♥♥♥♥, uniteresting grindfest where you need to deliver boxes between outposts, map is dull and boring, its not small, but big necessarily doesnt mean good, I dont even know what to say about the devs, they have announced a ressurection of this game, somewhere in November if I remember correctly, that was almost eight months ago, and not one update has been provided, there is absolutely no way that I could recommend this, its a dead ship, even Titanic has nothing on this dead ship, seriously, I really urge you to save your money because there are, in my opinion, a lot of better games on Steam that are currently selling for 10 euros, its not really fair that the money from sales still goes to the developers when they have had abandoned this game, kind of sad, because I remember playing it in the beginning, it really had a potential, it really did, unfortunetely, this is just another abandoned project left to collect dust on Steam until the game gets revoked
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Tripa da horsy
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
If the holocaust happened every four years, like the Olympics, that would be better than this.
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Kronozzzzzz
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
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52 of 76 people (68%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
I bought this game because i thought if I got on the ground floor of it I would be rewarded and be able to look at it on oits compleation date with a sense of pride.

Ha, once again i have bamboozled myself

-Day 1-
Damn there's a lot of guns in all the screen shots. I should be able to find one.

-Day2-
This world is a cruel one, but through the power of stealth I can conquer it. Still no sight of guns.

-Day5-
Started a caravan of delivering boxes between two outposts to mkae money. Slightly grindy, yet interesting, bought myself a katana. There's no way for me to buy a gun.

-Day20-
Money to spare. Ho look at that creature of there. Larger than the standered leaper or howler, stronger too probobly, im going to try to sneak.

-Day20.1-
oh he's chasing me, well im sure that because he's bigger he's slower right?
No
Dives into the ground
Pops up in front of me
I slash him up with my trusty katana, the best melee wepon buyable, does nothing.
He looks at me,
I look at him,
He raises his arm,
I Pray he's not OP
GameLord "Let there be death upon this one"
He tripple strikes me for 1200 health instantly killing me and scattering my posessions to the wind


Lol never found a gun, never lost a gun, take that game overlord.
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21 of 33 people (64%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Dont buy, Dead as ♥♥♥♥... The game had potential, was very close to be very good, but the devs abandoned it. Shouldnt even be on market
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
This game had so much potential, but with the game fluxuating from pay-to-win and not pay-to-win because of changes in the development team (don't quote me on this, I'm not 100% sure of what happened), many potential fans gave up on this game in a jiffy. It died very fast and only the most dedicated still play, as of now. Sadly, the game was never very polished or optimized to begin with, so low framrates, horrible textures and floating objects are the norm. :( I'm glad I got this game at an extremely low price, because as of now, its not a game, but a corpse of what could have been...
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
♥♥♥♥, dont buy, save your money
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Bought it on sale. Glad I didn't pay full price.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Stay far away. This game was released from EA before it was ready. Then it was hijacked by another company that implemented P2W features and ignored their HUGE hacker problem.

The game was abandoned by the community quickly. Phosphor finally grew a pair and took their game back. They added the "Resurrected" title and removed the P2W features, but somehow screwed up the PC optimizations that worked years ago. Nothing else has been fixed and the Devs are spewing PR garbage promises about fixing it after their other projects are done.

There's also more than several posts on the forums of individuals who paid for the game but can't play it because of cd-key issues.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
You run around for about 20 min
Find a candy bar
Eat candy bar
Repeat
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
This game looked fun...I purchased it while on sale and then quickly regretted it. I ran into only a handful of players. It was not that fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
The game is fokin dead m8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
The game itself is good, probably not as good as any other survival game of similar style, the game desperately needs updates (which I can't imagine any are coming soon) and more players, the game is practically dead could've been a great game but the previous company that owned it drove the community away with there business model and Phosphor doesn't seem to be doing much else with this game anymore. Phosphor renamed the game "Nether: Resurrected" but with the community the way it is about this game, it's like putting a defibrilator to only the disembodied torso of a squirrel on the side of the road that a couple of kids were poking with a stick.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Cool game, great premise, devs lied, don't buy, nether again
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
I dont know where to begin, barely any players, hackers, spawn ♥♥♥♥, uniteresting grindfest where you need to deliver boxes between outposts, map is dull and boring, its not small, but big necessarily doesnt mean good, I dont even know what to say about the devs, they have announced a ressurection of this game, somewhere in November if I remember correctly, that was almost eight months ago, and not one update has been provided, there is absolutely no way that I could recommend this, its a dead ship, even Titanic has nothing on this dead ship, seriously, I really urge you to save your money because there are, in my opinion, a lot of better games on Steam that are currently selling for 10 euros, its not really fair that the money from sales still goes to the developers when they have had abandoned this game, kind of sad, because I remember playing it in the beginning, it really had a potential, it really did, unfortunetely, this is just another abandoned project left to collect dust on Steam until the game gets revoked
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Not recommended if you have a weak PC.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Spawned with friend, did tutorial missions, walked down tunnel and get killed by other player with gun, spawn, walk out of town, get killed again... ♥♥♥♥ this game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Should have checked reviews before getting this game. Basically lacks everything in any type of survival game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Joins a pvp server gets instant headshotted in the safe zone 10/10 ~ Hackers ruined the game
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This game needs improvement, the hitbox is really weird sometimes its hits sometimes it does not, dont know if its lagg.
A lot of bugs and the games becomes really boring, as the places feels empty and always the same trash texture.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 6
Bought this game a couple of years ago, played it once or twice. No point in writing an indepth review is its all been said. Awful.....Just awful.
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