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 (139 reviews) - 25% of the 139 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (16,660 reviews) - 46% of the 16,660 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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Mostly Negative (139 reviews)
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Mixed (16,660 reviews)
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[Sinner]
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
"It cán't have gotten thát bad." - Me upon reading current reviews for this game.
After about two years of not having gotten around to playing this (it never booted past the launcher for some reason) and i decided to check out the reviews for it first, since a long time has gone by since i first saw/heard about it. I assumed a lot would have changed.
So i was a little surprised to find out that this game has been rolled back to it's very first post-alpha build for some reason unknown to me.

Anywho, that's enough about that, i'll just get down to the actual review now.
The optimization is as bad as they say. I ran this game at medium graphics with most advanced settings turned off and it still ran like a chicken on two broken feet.
The items seem to be very hard to find as of now and the enemies seem way too strong, these two problems directly relate as you need items to heal after fights. Don't heal and you're heading down a path of imminent death.
The map, as far as i've gone about it, is pretty big which would be a good thing if it wasn't basically a vast land of nothingness. Buildings that are empty and littered with the same stuff everywhere.
Rooftops you spend a while getting to have barely loot either so it's a good things there's so many rooftops to get to. Winkwink.

In all seriousness though, i do think this game could be a lot of fun to play, certainly when played with friends but right now this game is a poorly optimized mess.
I honestly do not recommend you to buy this game the way it is right now and since i've seen people say that the updates have stopped altogether i actually recommend you to not even play this game, should you receive it for free.

By the way, you're looking smashing today. ♥
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night42mare
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Nothing quite like walking through a desolate wasteland city with a kitchen knife just to stumble apon a man eating gorilla alian hybrid. very fun and tension filled, very pretty, i would definately recomend this game.
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Shia LaBuff
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Shia says this game is spooky.
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Fatal Fox
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
A game that lived, died, was ressurected and left behind as a lifeless shell of a carcass that not even vultures would pick at.

Do yourself a favor and buy a 5 dollar foot long from subway instead, you would enjoy it better.
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ClassicJoe
99.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Stop. Do not get this. It was fun once. Unfortunatl this Game is Dead. There are NO Updates to this unfinnished let-down of a game. Mininal Servers remain and the players who still play are mainly fanboys who refuse to accept they got taken like the rest of us when we paid for this game.

Pros:
-It was fun when people still played and the hope of updates and new content fromt he devs was still alive.
-Was a fun concept
-Decent Graphics
-Cool Ceratures and NPC's

Cons:
-Terrible and Toxic Community (Makes Rust isalnd seem like not such a bad place to live)
-No Updates
-Unfinnished
-Gets Old
-Lacking Mission Variety
-Glitchy
-Few Servers
-Few Players
-Developers favorite song is "take the money and run" we should have known...
-Terrible XP System

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Dainblamage
1.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 22
Nether? More like bad game simulator!
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Brother Mario
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
♥♥♥♥ing Trash You need a ♥♥♥♥ing 5000! ♥♥♥♥ing doller computer to run this ♥♥♥♥ at 60 fps without lag
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♥C00KIE$♥
98.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
i love this game BUT it is dead ;(
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BadCo Williams
7.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 20
Product received for free
HAH! Everytime I hear of the word "Nether" I laugh. For a period of time I played this game with my friends while it was still in its early stage of development. It was fun for a while, but eventually came to a major piece of ♥♥♥♥. We couldn't kill any of the monsters, ♥♥♥♥♥♥ community, and game ending glitches. Just say no and play a game I've had my eye on, Miscreated.
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0piuM
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Piece of ♥♥♥♥. Lags like hell. Bullets often "miss" when you aim perfectly and are point blank. I do not recommend anyone to buy under any circumstance.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Gaben, delete this. PLS
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
So much potential flushed down the drain. Can't believe I wasted $35 back in the day on this game for some special edition.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Unoptimized game and its also dead. From the looks of it the devs have abandoned this game.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
No no no no. Don't buy it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I vividly remember how, when the 'resurrection' by Phosphor Games was announced, all the fanboys came crawling out of their holes and cheered, claiming that PureFPS were the bad guys who are responsible for all the mess. When I dared to remind them that Phosphor Games aren't the 'good guys' either, who made countless empty promises and wrong decisions during development, everyone was bashing me for it.

And here we are a few months later.

'Resurrected' my ♥♥♥.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
108.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
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.
I have been bamboozled. Nether is not back and probably won't ever be. R.I.P
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
To be honest this game needs lots of work.
1. Not enough loot (I've never found a gun and i barely can find food)
2. Game is dark
3. Player control seem very weird
4. More loot
5. I think the devs spent more time making the trailers than the games
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
99.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Stop. Do not get this. It was fun once. Unfortunatl this Game is Dead. There are NO Updates to this unfinnished let-down of a game. Mininal Servers remain and the players who still play are mainly fanboys who refuse to accept they got taken like the rest of us when we paid for this game.

Pros:
-It was fun when people still played and the hope of updates and new content fromt he devs was still alive.
-Was a fun concept
-Decent Graphics
-Cool Ceratures and NPC's

Cons:
-Terrible and Toxic Community (Makes Rust isalnd seem like not such a bad place to live)
-No Updates
-Unfinnished
-Gets Old
-Lacking Mission Variety
-Glitchy
-Few Servers
-Few Players
-Developers favorite song is "take the money and run" we should have known...
-Terrible XP System

Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
I remember that I paid a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of money for this ♥♥♥♥ed up game. Even monkeys could code a better game than this piece of ♥♥♥♥. The game is not optimized at all and it was dropped once.
In short: Scamming on a new level.
DO NOT BUY THIS ♥♥♥♥!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
A game that lived, died, was ressurected and left behind as a lifeless shell of a carcass that not even vultures would pick at.

Do yourself a favor and buy a 5 dollar foot long from subway instead, you would enjoy it better.
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