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:
Mostly Negative (184 reviews) - 23% of the 184 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (16,592 reviews) - 47% of the 16,592 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 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.


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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...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.

- 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

- 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

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.

  • 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

    • 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
    • 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
Customer reviews
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Mostly Negative (184 reviews)
Mixed (16,592 reviews)
Recently Posted
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Could have spent the $5 on coffee and gotten more and longer enjoyment.

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( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I don't even have good words for this game, I only walked around for a tiny bit and got bored as hell there were barley any monsters. This game is just terrible
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( 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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( 26.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Where da fk are the EU servers ? I haven't been playing this game for 1 year, now I want to play again, so wtf ? I fkin paid 40 $ for this game and the servers that Eu are suposed to play on aren't there ? Thats straight up scam
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( 65.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This used to be my all time favorite game, I got this at a 20$ price tag, it's disheartening to see it fall to 5$
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( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Not good
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( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
It's a great game one of my favourite also everyone should at least try it its a bit lagy and sometimes it discounts me from the servers rarely but it'd really fun
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Started off good, them MBER took over and it whent to hell. But, the OG dev's are back and the game was back to being pretty good. Now it seems they wish to ♥♥♥♥ it up again. I wish MBER hadn't screwed it up so bad, there would be much more to this game... such is life.

It's still not too bad, for all its been through.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Awfull game, Awfull developing of the game.
Just sad.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
134.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Nether: Resurrected.

Resurrected in the same way as if you dug up your dead nan and paraded her around on strings like a puppet.

This game has been long dead and the only addition they have pushed forward recently was to remove microtransactions and include the ability to host your own server.

Sound good?
Problem is that theres no anti-hack, the game is content bare and the community died way before the game was updated.

The game barely works too, you probaly think I hate this game, this isn't true, infact this game was one of my all time favourites and was promptly ♥♥♥♥ed by 2 development teams harder than the UK by its voter-base.

in conclusion and bad jokes aside, this game is a shining example of how not to fund development of greedy hype riders and dodgy producers. (Titov of WarZ infamy was one of the people in the producer company)

Overall: Dead Nan out of 10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Was this game good when it came out? Yes it was amazing.
Did it show potential? Yes more so than war z and day z for a survival horror game.
Is it worth paying attention to now ? No its vaporware the devs are gone lights are off and the game is slowly dying with the long existing bugs holes and lack of any major longevity content here.

So you got my review now go find something actually worth your time. Nether has left the building and its husk is slowly decaying along with the other failed gaming ventures of once ambitous devs who said screw you guys we are going home.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
I can only say that I was one of the people who bought this game at its full price only some time after it came out because I thought I saw potential. However, after this game had been ruined in the development process, I knew my hopes of a good, or at least decent game, had been dashed.

In its current state, which it is likely to remain in, I would have to slap a big NO on Nether for whoever wants to buy it. Please stay away if you want to spend your money on a game that is actually good.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
36.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Don´t buy this game it´s been Dead for months.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The best time of my life was when I deleted this game from my computer. Don't spend your money in this game. If someone tells you that this game is fun, please kick his nuts.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 2
Had so much potential but it's terrible
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