HOW LONG WILL YOU SURVIVE? 7 Days to Die has redefined the survival genre, with unrivaled crafting and world-building content. Set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and...
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Release Date: Dec 13, 2013

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7 Days to Die thrusts players into the aftermath of the fall of civilization with only their wits and bare hands to survive. In this continually evolving title currently in alpha stage development, players must explore the open world alone or with friends to build tools, weapons and shelter against the dangers of the reanimated dead, infected wildlife and the world itself.”
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June 20

Alpha 14.7 Stable Is Out!

Hey Survivalist,
We know your wanting Alpha 15 but it’s still some weeks out so in the meantime here is a great new alpha 14.7 stable build with many highly requested bug fixes and a new launcher which could help folks with 32 bit problems.


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April 30

Alpha 14.6 is out!

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Alpha 14.6 is out for you with many fixes, optimizations and improvements.


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“7 Days to Die achieves exactly what it sets out to be. It’s a fun and intense post-apocalyptic sandbox with all the right mix of base-defense, scavenging, and exploration.”
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“7 Days to Die is like Minecraft with Gravity. Building defenses with friends and huddling in the corner hoping no zombies get through can be great fun. But what keeps me coming back to the game is the TNT.”
Kotaku

“7 Days to Die looks genuinely impressive, and I can’t see this not making a huge impact when it arrives.”
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About This Game

HOW LONG WILL YOU SURVIVE?

7 Days to Die has redefined the survival genre, with unrivaled crafting and world-building content. Set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. It presents combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth, in a way that has seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide. Play the definitive zombie survival sandbox RPG that came first. Navezgane awaits!

GAME FEATURES

  • Explore – Huge, unique and rich environments, offering the freedom to play the game any way you want with many unique biomes.
  • Craft – Craft and repair weapons, clothes, armor, tools, vehicles, and more with nearly 400 recipes.
  • Build – Take over a ruin, or build from the ground-up. Design your fortress to include traps and defensive positions to survive the undead - the world is fully destructible and moldable.
  • Cooperate or Compete – Work together cooperatively to build settlements or work against each other raiding other player’s bases, it’s really up to you in a wasteland where zombies and outlaws rule the land.
  • Create - Unleash your creativity and build the ultimate world by yourself or with friends. Enjoy unlimited access to nearly 400 in-game items and 1,200 unique building blocks in creative mode.
  • Improve – Increase your skills in a multitude of active and passive disciplines. 7 Days to Die is the only true survival RPG with nearly 50 multi-tiered skill and perk groups.
  • Choose – Play the Navezgane campaign world, or dive back in with friends in a randomly-generated world with cities, towns, lakes, mountains, valleys, roads, caves and wilderness locations. The possibilities are infinite with over 300 locations.
  • Combat – Encounter a wide variety zombie archetypes including special infected with unique behaviors and attacks.
  • Survive – Experience real hardcore survival mechanics with over 45 buff boosts/ailments along with dynamic cold and hot weather to contend with.
  • Destroy – Buildings and terrain formations can collapse under their own weight from structural damage or poor building design.
  • Loot – Scavenge the world for the best guns, weapons, tools, armor, clothing, and vehicle parts which have quality ranges which govern attributes to provide hundreds of thousands of item permutations.
  • Quest – Find dynamic treasure maps left by survivors and dig for real buried loot. Discover quest notes and complete them for rewards and skill points.
  • Customize – Create your own character or pick a preset and customize in-game even more with a huge selection of clothing and armor you can craft or loot in the world.
  • Drive – Enjoy the badass vehicle system where you find all the parts, learn all the recipes and craft and augment your own vehicle.
  • Farm or Hunt – Plant and grow gardens for sustainable resources or head out into the wilderness and hunt wild animals.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
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    Minimum:
    • OS: WindowsXP (Service Pack 3)
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double ram requirements. Also future releases may require more hard drive space.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB Dedicated Memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double ram requirements. Also future releases may require more hard drive space.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double ram requirements. Also future releases may require more hard drive space.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB Dedicated Memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double ram requirements. Also future releases may require more hard drive space.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double ram requirements. Also future releases may require more hard drive space.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB Dedicated Memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double ram requirements. Also future releases may require more hard drive space.
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Harry Hill
( 136.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
Absolutely love the game, absolutely hate the bugs. While I could still play it I loved the gameplay, ideas, the hordes and stuff but every since alpha 14 I can't load any worlds. Crashes on startup of anything and I've tried deleting it, clearing savegame data, verifying files, making new worlds, all useless because it doesn't sodding load. Please fix this so I can continue enjoying this great game.
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Trippydog :D
( 86.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
This game used to be gud now its ♥♥♥♥♥ing broken..
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jzygorodimos
( 7.4 hrs on record )
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Posted: July 25
11/10 eat your heart out minecraft
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ayylmao
( 36.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
This game has some amazing ideas, which obviously come from Minecraft and DayZ, although it's in alpha now, it recieves constant updates and has some respectable balancing, though it can be laggy with low end pc's, it has semi-decent graphics and sound effects. Absolutely fun and interesting game with good physics. Also, I saw Zombie D-Day multiple times when building near shores

Fun game 7.5/10 possible 8.5/10 when it gets out of alpha.
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Maxkitytweets
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
This game has been in Early Access for 3 years, and they RELEASED a PS4 version??? Why??? Why not, I dunno, FINISH the game, maybe.

Overall,
2/10 Stay away from my family
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tweaker64
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
Everytime I play this game it crashes as soon as I start playing it. I don't know if everyone is having this issue but until they fix this I have wasted $30
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smokified
( 831.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
Complex crafting and building system mixed with PVP, raiding, exploration, mining and survival. This game should appeal to a wide variety of gamers.

Although the game is still offically in alpha due the number of planned features that have not yet been implemented, it is very playable and the planned features are regularly being added along with improvements to existing features.

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Cybernox Gaming
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
Love the game, provides great times online or singleplayer! Worrth the money 100%!
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Boris4Life
( 128.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
i really love it, I had the oppertunity to play this with friends who had played for long before me. So they learned me pretty fast how to play it, and as soon as you get to know your way around the world and how it interacts with you you loose so many hours IRL for you Can Not Stop playing.
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Toasty Engineer
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
It's a good game but for mac.. you'll need to just buy the highest end windows computer.
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145 of 159 people (91%) found this review helpful
128 people found this review funny
Recommended
52.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 26
I played this game for a total of about 5 hours now and my adentures have been great. First, my friend thought that you could get gas from hitting a gas barrel and exploded me and my bed. It took me about 20 minutes to swim back only to randomly die and have to swim back again. We robbed a bank and built a house on the roof, then my friends set out on a great bear hunt. After much struggling, my friends killed the bear, only to have one of them run into his own spike and die. Next, we had to prepare for the super wave that comes on the seventh days, which basically consisted of us covering the entire bank in spikes and then sitting on our roof. At approximately 21 hours, the wave washed up against our spikes like the Americans on D-Day, and we watched and listened to the terrifying chorus of zombies and mutant dogs crying in pain. As the sun came up, we saw almost a hundred corpses lying against the spike wall and the few zombies remaining were spinning around having PTSD flashbacks. 10 out of 10 would commit mass genocide again.
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40 of 47 people (85%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
84.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
Was found by zombies and ran into a random house on the street screaming into the microphone for assistance from friends.
Then proceeded to stay in a dark corner of said random house and cried as I went from "sensed" to "unsensed" for the next 10 minutes.
Friends found me, but was too frightened to come down until Day 3.

You could say that I'm a wimp.

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Gameplay

Okay, okay, in all seriousness, 7 Days to Die: The Survival Horde Crafting Game is a great game that I, personally, needed time to form an opinion on. My friends loved the game from the get-go, but it took me several play through's to even begin to appreciate the quality of the game at hand.

You start out in a vast open world where you need to, you guessed it, survive. Zombies in Hawaii-themed shirts are after your delicious brain and the dogs are not your friends. I repeat, the dogs are not your friends (I made the mistake of thinking they were).

Like many other survival games before it, your job is to build a suitable enough environment in which you can live out the rest of your post-apocalyptic life in (I'm guessing that is the purpose, I've never really survived that long...) Anyways, there are many items at your disposal and the possibilities are endless. Based off of the discussions in the forums, there will be more options in the future which only enhances the quality and price of the game. The developers are, from the looks of it, more than willing to listen to their player base which is definitely a huge plus.

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Pros
+ I can pretend I'm in The Walking Dead
+ Amazing replayability value here, all for a decent 24,99$ pricetag
+ Offers a "cheat mode" which, of course, makes things much easier. Still provides hours of entertainment
+ Very fungame to play with friends - I've already lost so many hours playing this, it's ridiculous (but clearly not as many hours as many others! That just proves how great this game is)
+ Fun Pimps, the developer's, are amazingly responsive to their fan base. They roll out updates in a timely manner and are always working to better their product. You can't beat that kind of dedication
+ This game is truly terrifying at times. It doesn't have a "horror tag", but I think it really deserves one. Then again, my threshold for scares is dangerously low... this game has been known to terrifying my most manliest of man friends though!
+ Graphics are great - they have improved vastly since it was first released. If you can, play it on high graphics (you will have to restart the game if you change during the middle of your gameplay. Otherwise you will see chrome, neon, and black figures instead of a human being, etc.)

Cons
- Would like to see some improvements to defensive measures: items, like the spikes, prove to be too ineffective at times (zombies can glide over sometimes)
- So many optimistaion issues; so, so many... the game has been plagued with lag since the beginning, and I hoped that it would've improved by now, but alas, it hasn't
- Can there be some achievements and trading cards? I know this is "not the mark of a true gamer", but I truly enjoy this game and would like to have a flashy badge to prove it
- Can there also be some "bandits" and "rivals"? Likewise, it would be nice to have other "survivors" that you can pick up along the way. They can either be persuaded to join your group or become enemies... Am I fangirling over The Walking Dead too much? Whoops.

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I've been playing this game since it was first released: from the basic blocks, lagfests, and terrible graphics, to its now far more superior quality and number of improvements. While I don't have the hours to prove it (since a lot of time was spent offline), this is a game that I absolutely adore.

In the end, 7 Days to Die has a lot to offer and at a more than decent price, lives up to expectations. With more updates coming along the way, and a sufficient player count, you honestly can't go wrong with this title.

Overall
8/10

Beware every 7th day... you have been warned.

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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
30.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 12
I've played this game for some time and i have to tell you: You get what you paid for.
The game is not some epitome of well-madeness, but it will keep you entertained for a while.
Pros:
- Not too easy neither too hard to progress in the beggining.(It's easy to get started but the starting stuff is not all that useful)
- Big Maps and a decent excuse for their limits(i only found a limit that you could walk past but then you'd die with radiation)
- Nice control/crafting
- Zombies are slow enough so that you can hit them and retreat before they hit you
- The game marks the place you last died on the map so that you can get your items back
- Additionally, if you die it's not difficult at all to get new basic tools/clothes/weapons, should you die too far from the respawn.
- When you crouch, you can see wether you have been detected or not by zombies.
- The game is very "realistic", almost anything can be used as a weapon.
- There are [daily(can be changed)] airdrops with useful stuff.
- The game really puts you in control of the stuff you need to be in control while not letting you change at all the things you shouldn't have the ability to.
Cons:
-(maybe this was my pc) The game is visually monochromatic, and you will get bored after a while
- The single player mode gets tiring after a while.
- Zombies are really strong and will break even forged steel in one night, making it very hard to properly build your base and be safe.
- Zombies are also tough, so hitting them on the head with an arrow does not kill them
- There are very few weapons in-game, but it's still early access
- Some items are very fragile(A wooden club -The basic blunt weapon- will break after 20 hits or so)
- The temperature seems a little over the top to me(If you wear too much on a hot area or too little on a cold area, you get penalties.)
Neutral:
- Creative mode(access to all items) can make the game a little too easy, but it's fun to test and you can disable it if you like.
- There's the option to loose your whole backpack or just your toolbelt upon death
- This is not your usual hack n' slash game, and if you don't time/aim your attacks you WILL get hit by zombies.
- They have put some real effort on the realism part, to the point where carrying raw meat attracts zombies.


Some tips:
- Try and find one of those old decrepit houses to make your base. It's easier to fix them than to create one from the ground. Also, when you do find one, make sure you build a second floor that can only be accessed via ladders. This will protect you even if zombies break through your walls, as the vast majority of zombies cannot climb ladders.
- Avoid going out at night until you have a mining helmet, a nightvision goggle or a gun with a flashlight', because the torch is really weak as a weapon and you won't see a thing without a source of light.
- Gather as much wood as you can during the day and make spikes around your base. This will cripple most zombies, making it easier for you to kill them.
- Make sure to get a lot of iron(can be mined from rocks) too, as you will need it to make your walls be even worth something if there's ever a horde chasing you.
- Don't forget to hunt animals. The give you animal hide, animal fat, meat and bones, and all four are very useful.
- Search everything and anything that is searchable. If you kill a zombie, loot the body and the destroy it to get the bones. Waste is not something that this game forgives.
- Remeber to leave stuff at your base before venturing off scavenging. Your inventory is limited and you will run out of space quickly, even you don't have anything on your backpack upon leaving your base.
-Always carry a source of light with you, sometimes there's not ime to make it home and you DEFINITELY don't want to get caught outside without light.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
62.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 16
Day 1: This is pretty cool, like Minecraft with zombies and better graphics!
Day 2: Sweet Jesus the map is pretty damn big!
Day 3: Why did I spawn in this damn wasteland.....
Day 4: That's a big group of zombies, I should check it out.
Day 4.5: That was a terrible idea...
Day 5: Hey I got some guns!
Day 6: Well, it's one more day until the "horde" comes.
Day 7: I should buy a boat.
Day 7.5: How the crap did all of the zombies burrow under my house!?!?!
Day 8: I honestly have no idea how any of that happened and how I survived.

This game is outstanding. It's challenging, intriguing and fun all in one. I've died a good number of times because of dumb mistakes (see day 4...) but when you are able to make it through each of the horde days it's just satisfying. I haven't spent as much time playing as others, and I'm only through about 20 something days but this game is just fun. It would be even better if I could set up my own server and have a few friends in it and all of us were playing together.

I'm looking forward to see what the future updates and actual release of the game look like.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
78.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 13
The adult zombie version of minecraft.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
When I played the game for the first time I just thought, "What is this ♥♥♥♥" but after some time and Updates I thought, "Its getting really good" so atm. im playing on the Alpha 14.7 and i have to say that the game can have a good future if the Admins continue the work. - Atm. i would say 7 out of 10.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
154.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 26
Minecraft for grown-ups. Have played the game for a while but still get goosebumps when suddenly surrounded by a group of flesh eating zombies and get jumped on by dogs while trying to get some heavy needed resources.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
140.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 13
I played this game with friends and solo ( mostly the latter ). And i found that both satisfied me enough to keep me going. Alone makes the game hell of a challenge, especially to past the first horde night (7th day) and yes, you will die alot and give up alot, but every time you play, it is never the same experience.

Playing with friends makes surviving harder, due too food & water depleting fast, without good water sources ( eg. lakes / rivers ) and good hunters, the team wont last long :).

More food = More cook = More heat = MORE SCREAMERS WILL ATTACK

Pros : Alot of content, Alot of ways to play, Every playthrough is different, Fun in both solo & multiplayer, levelling system is good, Challenging enough, New updates arrive oftenly

Cons : No auto sort button for inventory & chest
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
206.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 3
Alright, this might be a little biased, but this review is coming from someone who loves the grind in pve survival games.(Ark pve, subnautica, FTB and tppi minecraft, and w/e else i played throughout the years)

Got the game a good while ago, developers HAVE been putting constant updates out, which is more that I can say about other alpha/ea survival games.

Each update there are new things to build and find. UI has been reworked too and skills have been added as well as zombie variety.

I play on my own server with my friends(4 of us) and we are doing it pure PVE, im hosting it off my PC as I play.

Here is how it goes:
You start out pretty much naked, punch some grass, gather some stones/wood and start crafting tools to gather more things to craft more advanced tools.

If you like survival games(doesn't have to be zombie genre) and more PVE than I would say get it while it's on offer.

The pros:
-Best looking voxel game out there
-Grinding skills and exploring is addictive
-Early horde nights are intense(before you get a reinforced concrete super base with spike pitfall traps...)
-Zombie dogs, ferals and cops are a threat
-It's fun to build stuff and survive with friends over voip
-Skill levels and luck matter early on, can make a huge difference on quality of life
-EVERYTHING is breakable
-There are some community mods for the game that improve QoL
-You can adjust your own server settings as you see fit

Now onto cons...
-Zombies do a bit too much damage to blocks....i get it that they should be able to break through wood and scrap metal, but it's not right for them to break through reinforced concrete with their bare hands with relative ease.
-Skills need some work, some are better than others and some really shouldn't be in there, but im sure they will fix them
-Map generation needs some work, "random gen" is HUGE, but you can either get a nice city block or a wasteland with multiple biomes next to each other. "Navezgane" is a lot smaller and pre-made but it feels more atmospheric due to the way it was built(street layout, houses, hospitals, survivor camps, factories, prisons.....all feel more real than copypasta randomgen things).
-Optimization(or the lack of to some extent). There are some video settings that you should just turn off to get smoother frames. Reflective surface/shadows to OFF, don't max the view distance(huge fps loss), shadows to low/medium as its good enough IMO. Im running 980ti here and im getting ~80-90fps in the city while hosting the server(130+ in empty areas).
-Some item balance is poor....even if you specialise in say....blunt weapons(sledge hammer) you will still have to use an axe to break wood and pickaxe to break metal things, it's just more effective. Rifles are a bit too good, compared to every other firearm.
-Minibikes are ...rubbish and glitchy.
-Some item sounds are horrendously loud when used

If you do end up buying this and playing privately with your trusted friends then I suggest you set zombies to walk only, up their spawn to "very high" and keep everything else the same. Zombie killing will be enjoyable and not feel frustrating. Grind away!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 5
Grerat game and really fun specially with friend(s), everything works, building and crafting systems are amazing, graphics are ok, and runs easily, zombies are actually something to look out for, and in night-time rly to be scared of. Definetly one of my best purchases on steam. I am surprised how well this game actually works, everything goes like its supposed to, you dont see this in most survival games.
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