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 (13,753 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 5, 2014

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February 13

PVE Beta Servers are here!

Hello everyone! After months of waiting we are finally proud to release our first wave of PVE servers. This game mode is currently in Beta and may feel easy. However at Pure FPS we are striving to make our PVE equally as difficult as our PVP mode by bringing the fear of the Nether back into the game!

With our latest update you should be seeing out new game mode live with the words : PVE at the end of the server title.

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January 30

Nether PVE Coming soon!



Good afternoon everyone we are excited to share with you our newest game mode PVE! We should be launching this VERY soon with our current build being tested now!

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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 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
  • 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

    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
644 of 718 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Ok, blatently put, Nether is great or at least it was. Whilst this game was in Alpha, it was excellent. The ambience was top notch and the sense of lonliness was exactly how it should have been. Of course, every game comes with it's flaws but it wasn't too much of a deal given the game was in alpha and the bugs were only minor. A texture not loading here and there and a few sounds sometimes dissapeared. Everthing was going great untill the big updated started to happen.

When the motorbike was implemented through an update, it was obvious that this game was going downhill... and it did. Now what we have is more or less a focus on PvP to the point where it is now possible to play as the Nether (The creatures that inhabit the city). This removes all the ambience and idea of "It's them against us". Furthermore, the game began to degrade in quality. More bugs began to grow and the game began to just get more laggy throughout each update. They had also removed the ability to scavange the variety of weapons but instead replaced it by forging weapons together using the body parts of the Nether. Who knew that a demonic, spine, brain and eyeball makes an M9 pistol? Also, around the time that this game made it's movement from Alpha to Beta, all of the inventory, characters and accounts got reset. This also included the in-game money which some people paid for in the form of the Believers pack. All of the people who purchased these packs were going to be re-funded on the in-game money they may have spent. Now this is me speaking from personal experience so I don't know if anybody had the same issue, I had purchased the Believers pack back in the Alpha stages for £22.99 which means I had received about 20 of the gold coins or whatever the currency in-game was. After the reset, I was dis-heartened to find out that I actually was never refunded this in-game which I paid extra to receive.

In short, it shocks me that all those who paid for this game in it's Alpha stages now have a game which they didn't pay for and may possibly never pick up again. You had one job Phosphor Games... one job...
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452 of 514 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Now I'm usually really lenient when it comes to reviewing a game, so much so that in the most case I feel it best to avoid doing so, so as not to "put off" players from playing a game. But in this case I am really sad to say that I almost feel obliged to write a review. Now the game itself is pretty fun, I won't take that away from it, but frankly there are major issues that need sorting and frankly they aren't the kind that can just be ignored:

There are a lot, and I mean A LOT of hackers in this game, to the point where you can be merily sauntering around the swamps of the game map, and then suddenly completely out of the blue be shot from across the entire bloody map by a person that can not and should not be able to see you. This literally makes the game unplayable at certain times and destroys the immersion.

GLITCHES AND BUGS EVERYWHERE! Many a time have I had super gear and then found myself falling quite ridiculously into a non existant hole in a highway, only to get stuck and either drown in inivisible water or just have to walk around aimlessly in a trap hole. Not really what I imagined for a post apocalyptic death scenario.

The map is huge, and this is not a negative. In fact I think the map is brilliant, the choice of either open fields of death or narrow streets and high rise buildings to be sniped from. These elements add a real sense of fear to the game and I believe that is what makes me keep playing the game.

The PVP aspect, oh god I hate this bit. Unless you intend to play with a group of over 5 bazillion people, don't bother trying to be friendly or nice to other players. They will gun you the f*** down without a moments hesitation, steal all your stuff and then get shot themselves by someone watching from a far off place. PVP sucks in this game, and even with friends, you aren't safe. BUT, credit where credit is due, this again adds a serious fear element which I can really appreciate, a proper struggle for survival in a world where no one gives a ♥♥♥♥ what you do.

The AI monsters (or nethers) are pretty f****** scary, and when you encounter the wrong type, wow can you be killed quick! They are exactly what they should be, something to avoid rather than something to attack. The benefit though is when you have the right gear to fight them, because then you can reap the rewards of your triumphant kill, sell off their body parts and make money or items haazah! That is of course, unless you get sniped by someone 5 miles away....

Servers is my last issue now, seeing as when I started playing this game, to even get to the server screen was awful. You had to wait over 15 minutes just for the main menu screen to load! But now I look back fondly at this time because at least back then there were servers! Now you are handed a pathetically small list of servers, of which the main ones are the god awful new gamemode last man standing (don't ask). SO if you want to actually play this game, I wish you luck trying to find a bloody server to play on....

Okay so that is pretty much all I have to say, I wish it wasn't so negative because I am still adamant this game has massive potential, and it really is a shame that it was released in such a s*** state, because I do enjoy it. YES! Despite all the terrile bugs and the terrible gameplay, and the not so great textures, it is still a fun game. Why you ask? Because in its errors and faults, there is a weird charm that just makes me keep playing it. And yes I cry and damn near wreck my room when I've spent 3 years trying to get this one gun and then suddenly *SNIPE* and all my progress is gone, but that just makes it all the more challenging, fighting for survival in a world where you start off as an underdog and remain that way for the entirety of the rest of the game! So my advice to you potential player, don't go into this game with high expectations, because it won't meet them, but rather see this game as a continuous work in progress, or even as a very human version of an apocalypse. My reason for the "No" recommendation? Merely because I am hoping if enough people downvote this game they may actually fix it, and then we can all go about sniping each other legitimately!
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437 of 509 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
278.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
**WARNING** DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!

I will not lie, This game was god damn Fantastic when I first played it in Nov,2013. The Production company that worked on the game "Phosphor Studios" has long abandoned this game (Scumbags) and left it to Nether Productions who clearly are way over their heads. Game is clearly broken they make ZERO progress in fixing it and or making it playable. I BEG you NOT to buy this game or further endorse it.

~LeMasters
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458 of 567 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
10/10 Best buyers remorse simulator 2014
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237 of 317 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Dont buy filled with hackers...
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291 of 411 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Terrible, terrible game. Very obvious re-skin of Infestation:survival stories aka 'Warz'. Worst purchase of my life and it sickens me that I actually gave money to these scammers. I was threatened with a ban when asking for a refund. Stay classy steam.
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134 of 186 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Don't buy this game. It has too many bugs for it to be even close to playable, and the spawning system is trash.

Save your money and buy the competitor's survival games.
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141 of 200 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
84.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
While Nether would have gotten a negative review from me 2 weeks ago, since they've started banning hackers the game has drastically improved going from 'dam he had an aimbot' over to 'my aim was better'. While the game does have a decent learning curve if your not used to this genre, it becomes really fun once you learn how the Nether world works finding weapons, food, and ammo, as well as dispatching most nether's with ease. Would recommend if you have a friend that can play with you, and if not solo is still pretty damn fun!

If you do read any reviews for this game, make sure they are november 2014 or newer, thats when bans started~
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159 of 232 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Made my friend Colby cry.
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121 of 173 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
49.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
If you don't hack, don't buy it, it was fun before all of the hacking.
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92 of 134 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
If you were looking to avoid the boring pointless tedium of games like Day Z or Rust, you're looking at the wrong game. Nether is basically just a heavy retooling of the same, tired, boring, unbalanced and unforgiving genre of "survival" concepts. There's little to no incentive to co-operate with other players therefore there's little point to survival. Treat each game more like a disposable burn session, there's no long-term here.

All-in-all, if you're just in it for the mindless combat, trolling players or exploring a post-apocalyptic wasteland which resembles Chicago bordering Detroit with some of the crappiest suburbs in-between, then you might enjoy it just for that. Otherwise, don't expect any spectactular story, end-game or goal-driven gameplay. If the Enemy players or AI aren't trying to kill you, then don't worry. The surrounding environment will do a great job to make up for that as your character can't swim in waist-deep water and despite being above water will begin to drown or take damage anyway.

If you're still not convinced then don't let the screenshots deceive you. Even at the highest quality settings, the game looks NOTHING like what you see in the screenshots or video. This game looks worse than Fallout 3 at the lowest settings even if you have the newest fanciest card. At one point this game did have promise and potential, however it doesn't appear to have lived up to any of it.
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61 of 89 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
I usually don't write reviews out of lazyness, but after reading a couple here I feel like I should.
A lot of reviews mention hackers being a problem, which was very very true and very very annoying. Keyword was. Since VAC support was enabled a couple days ago (early November '14 for distant future readers), I have yet to see one -- which makes the game fair and playable in the first place.
It's similiar to DayZ, but puts less emphasis on realism and is more action-horror-y. Falling 15 feet won't cripple you until you find meds, you just lose some HP which can be healed with any sort of medical item.

Food/Hunger is a thing, but easily maintained.

There's a bunch of different Nether, some of which you can comfortably melee once you get your way around the combat system, others I wouldn't take on with a sniper rifle and 500 meters between us.

Like in other games, Death comes cheap. You can try to be friendly, sure, but odds are you'll get shot and your corpse looted. Goodbye to your stuff and your XP.

Yes, XP. Playing earns you XP - Character XP and Account XP. Character XP are reset every time you die, but fairly easy to get. If you know what to do you can reach level 30 in an hour or so. Every level up gives you a stat point which you can invest in any of your six skill trees, all of which give a perk at level 1, 4 and 10. You don't have to finish or abandon one as you go, you can mix it up as you want.
Account XP are permanent and give you minor but helpful bonuses, a rather early one is +20 HP for example (for reference, you start with 1000).

All in all I'd definitely recommend at least trying it out, and if 10 bucks is too much for you wait until it's on sale (probably will be during Winter Sales) and grab it for threefiddy
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88 of 137 people (64%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
I only thumbs up because the uninstall button works.
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54 of 79 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
a nice game where you can be spawn camped by greivers all day long. No need to look any further for a game that is not only pointless but encourages players to wait for others to leave safe havens to get an easy kill for not other reason than "heh, gotcha." Today I spawned in the world only to find myself on a bridge in wide open area. I took 10 steps and was promptly executed for my trouble. This is troubling as I spawned in the world with only 9 people on the server. Which means the game couldn't or didn't want to put me in the world where I could actually move without being shot down immediately. So much for gearing up and stealth play if the game lands you right in front of greiver.
The game really is pretty including the hordes of demons. I can deal with them. I cannot deal with asshats that play a game just to screw with the guy that just respawned. The game is expansive with no visible stoppage of play with movement and the massive and complex buildings and territory is amazing.
Honestly, you'd have a better time playing DayZ.

This game is a nice concept except for previously mentioned problems with "Safe Zones" being safe in the time you're there. Just wait until you leave. If someone doesn't follow you and kill you, you'll have a griever sniping you as soon as you leave. Again save your money and time.
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94 of 149 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!

This game sucks in all aspects, dont get me wrong it has a lot of potential but it never made it.
cant say anything else about it other than its a money grab.

and once again DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!! just garbage.
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59 of 90 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Don't
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53 of 80 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
80.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Nether is an very fun game at least was. The game is a ton of fun especially if you enjoy open world pvp and survival pve. but alot Hacks/Glitches have ruined this game. and dev have seem to abandon the game.cheaters over run the server with no one to ban. and servers are down alot and it being a online game only leaves it unplayable. the game is dying but hoping for a come back.
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32 of 46 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Game used to be really fun but after the savage butcher knive hunters have gathered to kill everyone on site i wish i bought SUBWAY instead.
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33 of 49 people (67%) found this review helpful
89.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
I really wish I can say this game is good, and to be honest, it was. It's one of those games where, it could be so much more if not for the rushing the devs had made. I actually paid for the chosen bundle as a preorder, because of the atmosphere, and the new approach of an enemy, rather than a simple zombie game. You get these, mutated human beings which can actually teleport right around you, which is actually pretty stressful if you have no idea how the A.I. Works. The envrioemnt is my style of a wasteland, you got chicago "My hometown, in which I still live in" with a whole bunch of overgrowth, nature has claimed the city. And it's also got realy tall bulding, up to 6 or more floors high, which is actually pretty cool, considering it is an alpha game. The weapons are pretty limited, a pistol, a deagle, a sniper rifle, a auto rifle, a smg, a ar, you get the idea. All of this stuff was in the first release, and i must say, at the time, it was amazing despite a few glitches here and there. However, when the game sneaked out of early access "Litterally just out of no where, POOF, game is done." It really feel behind on what it was meant to deliver. But this isn't even the worse part. A friend of mine, namned -T- on my friends list was actually BANNED, for not only killing a hacker, but when he picked up his loot, which was normal except the money, "He gained like, over 9 billion ingame $" he was then banned for the following reason "It's impossible to kill a hacker, without you yourself using artificial means, aka something like hacks." Which honestly blew my mind! I dont know what happend to you devs, but thats just messed up, you coulda just gave everyone a wipe, or even himself not only a inventory wipe, but a cash wipe. What would be so hard to do that for one individual?

In the end, something had happend, perhaps bankruptcy, and the game was ultimately rushed. Is the game worth 10$? Honestly, its up to you. But I presonally feel that the game just isnt worth it right now.
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43 of 68 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Friend bought me this to play with me... however its very much a "I want your butcher knife bro *BANG BANG*" kind of game. So everyone seems to kill you on sight when you spawn and for some reason no lootables were spawning near me. so my first impressions on this game are pretty bad. altho I am very intrested to give it more of a try but with me never getting anything to defend myself from the onslaught of butcher knife collecting enthusiasts. I dont see myself getting into this anytime soon.
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