Building on survivalist and horror themes, players in 7 Days to Die can scavenge the abandoned cities of the buildable and destructible voxel world for supplies or explore the wilderness to gather raw materials to build their own tools, weapons, traps, fortifications and shelters.
User reviews: Very Positive (18,690 reviews)
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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April 17

Alpha 11.3 Patch Is Out!

Howdy Survivalists,
We’ve just released our Apha 11.3 patch fixed the worst reported user problems.

This should be compatible with saved games from 11.2 but if you experience any problems please reinstall the game and start a brand new game.


Here’s the details!


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April 10

11.2 B4 Hotfix Is Now Live!

Guten tag mein freunde!

We’ve been troubleshooting the issues with Mac and Linux not loading and have fixed the issue. We used a new loading function in the first set of builds and it causes the program to crash on many Mac systems. We have not tested this on Linux because the systems we have loaded the first set on worked fine. If you are on Linux and are still having issues, please let me know in this thread. We reverted to the old (11.1) loading system until we can get in and debug it fully. This change will not affect anyone’s saves or what have you, it’s a simple pre-game change. However, there was a small change to the RWGmixer XML that got added from yesterdays patch, so you MAY have some generation issues. I highly doubt it, but just covering the bases here gents. Please go ahead and download it and get back into the game!

Thanks for your patience guys.

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Reviews

“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.”
8.3 – Shoost

“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.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game


Building on survivalist and horror themes, players in 7 Days to Die can scavenge the abandoned cities of the buildable and destructible voxel world for supplies or explore the wilderness to gather raw materials to build their own tools, weapons, traps, fortifications and shelters. In coming updates these features will be expanded upon with even more depth and a wider variety of choices to survive the increasing dangers of the world. Play alone or with friends, run your own server or join others.

7 Days to Die development was launched following a successful Kickstarter campaign in August 2013, demonstrating the initial prototype. Joining us in early access now will help support the cause and ensure continued expansion of the development team, their efforts and the planning and addition of even more features and depth eagerly awaited by fans.

Many of our fans have commented in these early stages that they feel we are building the survival\zombie game they have always wanted. Our goal is to live up to this as much as we can and build a customizable, moddable game that allows users to fine tune their survival and zombie experience to create the experience players and their friends want.



  • Random World Generation - Play Navezgane or roll the dice and dive back into the game with friends in a randomized world with huge cities, towns, rivers, lakes, mountains, valleys, roads, bridges, cave systems and wilderness locations.
  • Create and Destroy - The world terrain, structures and items can be destroyed or scrapped for resources. Re-purpose collected materials to build custom structures and fortification by hand, placing building pieces into the world in real time.
  • Terrain Enhancement - The terrain is now both smooth and natural but can still be destroyed and mined.
  • Upgradable Fort Building - Player built structures are assembled from framework which can be upgraded supporting sod, wood, cobblestone and concrete upgrade paths. Hammer away just like real building and use Land Claim blocks to protect your fort in PvP.
  • Structural Integrity - Buildings and terrain formations which are too unstable can fall apart if proper supports are not built. Some building materials are stronger than others and pieces which break off and fall can be dangerous or deadly if they fall on you or enemies.
  • Item Crafting & Degradation - With a continually growing list of over 250 recipes, gather resources such as plant fibers, wood and metal to create weapons and tools such as hand made crossbows, knives and hammers. As your tools wear out over time, use your crafting skills to repair them.
  • Quality Ranged Gear - Guns, weapons, tools, armor and clothing have quality ranges which govern attributes to provide hundreds of thousands of item permutations. Level up and craft better quality items to survive.
  • Plants and Animals - Locate seeds to plant and grow vegetables, and head out into the wilderness to hunt animals once the cabinets in abandoned buildings are already plundered.
  • Stealth System - Sneak past zombies who can see, hear and smell you and smelly items in your inventory and throw rocks to distract them.
  • Buff/Debuff System – Enjoy or deal with a multitude of buffs or debuffs like a caffeine buzz or a broken leg in our rapidly growing Buff/Debuff System with over a dozen boosts or ailments.
  • Cooperative Mode - Tired of zombie apocalypses that are more about fighting humans than zombies? Team up with your friends to work with other survivors rather than against them, using group efforts to build settlements and safety.
  • Character Customization - Full Character creation system with face/body morphing, custom skin, eye, hair color, facial hair and a multitude of visible clothing and armor.



(Features in various stages of development, which will be added as the project progresses)

  • World Building Tools and Mod Support - Greatly expanded creation tools for players to create their own apocalypse for them and their friends, including Steam Workshop support.
  • Skill Trees - Choose unique character skills and perks to enhance your characters abilities.
  • Drivable Vehicles - The cars in the world have long since decayed, but you may find enough raw parts to build a custom ride.
  • Skills System – Earn XP and upgrade your skills to become the ultimate Bruiser, Gun Nut, Gadget Man, Chemist or Stealth Agent.
  • Missions & Story Points- Do favors for NPC characters in return for experience and rewards, and learn more about what has happened in the world.
  • Infected Wildlife - Wildlife can become infected. There will be bears. Zombie bears.
  • Virtual Reality Headset Support - For the times when wandering through the woods at night isn't quite scary enough.
  • Environmental Temperature - Find shelter or build a campfire. Cold nights or long days in the desert will make a difference.
  • Weather Effects - The weather will change, and it may influence your survival.
  • NPC Characters - Stumble upon the occasional computer controlled character. Talk, trade or engage them. Locate safe houses controlled by them.
  • Professional Soundtrack & Voices - For those who prefer mood setting music to go with their game, and professional screaming.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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: 10.6
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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.
Helpful customer reviews
447 of 471 people (95%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
78.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Early Access Review
Three friends and I spawn in the wasteland biome.
Thought we could make a shelter out of this apartment complex.
Was going well at first.
Gathered many supplies.
Fortified the door.
Was supposed to be temporary, started turning into something permanent.
Everything was going well.

they broke down the door...

Everything went to hell.
They started pouring through the stairwell.
Dogs everywhere.
The only way out was down.
Started running down and dodging walkers.
We got separated in half.
Two of my friends made it out.
My other friend and I were still stuck inside.
Figured we'd spend the last night, hiding.
The moaning of walkers never stopped.

Morning came..

It was time.
We had to go.
My friend and I continued to drill down passed the horde.
Got desperate.
I jumped out the second floor.
Broke my legs.
They were everywhere.
Managed to limp through the horde.
Met up with my other three friends

Don't look back..

We crossed the river into a forest.
Started off with a small shack.
Turned it into a four house village.
We had a wall, a trench around it.
We had something.

We never did forget about what happened that day in the wasteland.


That right there, is just a small story (that wasn't even in full detail) of what 7 Days to Die is like. Very few may say that "Oh, it's just another zombie survival game" or "Oh, it's just a DayZ knockoff". Well, I'm here to tell you that this is not the case at all. I own H1Z1, DayZ, and 7dtd. I have to say that this is the best one. Why?

1. The developers are actually going in the right path.

2. Loot system is pretty awesome.

3. Crafting system is also pretty awesome, may take a bit to get used to. But, still awesome.

4. Instead of just piling blocks and making a box-house, there are actually physics to the building system. Like, in some cases, you actually have to put support. Otherwise that sniper tower or that neat house will collapse on you. Which has happened to my friends. It's kind of satisfying to watch, but damn you're mad if it's your structure.

5. The different variety in enemies is cool! Right now, you have: bees, dogs, and zombies; and other different kind of zombies to add to that.

6. Speaking of zombies. This game's zombies have something that DayZ doesn't have. You know... They actually pose a threat and can move in numbers. There are moments when you see that police station surrounded by a horde of zombies and you think to yourself "No, I'm good", because they actually threaten you. The fact that they sprint at night by default (settings can be changed) also adds a thrill to the game. To a point in which you don't even want to leave your shelter at night because you can hear a spider zombie calling a nearby horde. Hordes also happen randomly at anytime and anywhere. This is also unheard of in DayZ. You never see a horde in that game. Also, as the days go on, the zombies start to get a little tougher. You start to feel that the apocalypse is worsening. Zombies are also smart.

7. There's nothing more satisfying than fortifying your base to prepare for the undead. This game does a very good job at that. You can do almost whatever your mind imagines.. Wanna put a trench that surrounds your base and put spikes at the bottom of it? Do it. Want to salvage land mines from an overrun military base and use them as your own? Do it. Want to build a huge wall around your base? Do it. However, don't think that just putting a wall around your base will help. Zombies will rip through it and actually dig under the wall. We've seen this done in our server before, and it's frustrating, but it's so awesome having to constantly keep maintanence on your base and look for new ways to prevent them and to see your weak spots.


These are just some of my points, and you wanna know the awesome thing? This right here, is just an alpha.. A ♥♥♥♥ing.. Alpha, and the developers have already come this far. As I type this, the alpha11 update is imminent and should be released any day now. This is said to be the biggest update this game has seen. This game is going nowhere but up.

Unfortunately, I can't tell you about the PvP, because my friends and I just normally play on a private PvE server and survive together. I have no idea how well PvP works. If I ever play PvP, I'll tell you how it goes.

Get. This. Game..

It's a solid 15/10.
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47 of 53 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
138.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
The zombie horde is after me...I run as fast as I can but my stamina is gone now...I don't spot the cliff edge in the dark...I land badly and break my leg...I splint my leg and hobble on my base is not far....I make it back to the base and close my steel doors....let's see them break through that...I sit in the corner and listen to them banging on the door...my spike pits have killed a few I can hear the screams as they perish....I'm safe now...I hear a new noise....a scrabbling noise coming from a new direction...they are digging into my base...I have to escape through the back way...I manage to elude them...I head for the hills....I can see my base from here...they are all over it looking for me....dumb zombies....I hear a noise behind me....a growl...another....another....I turn round to see a zombie dog pack...


Based on actual events.
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50 of 63 people (79%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
Day 1 : Spawn at desert, Walked from burnt forest to the snowy forest. Found a lovely gas station to hole up in. Zombies go ballistic at night so hid on the roof.

Day 2 : Clean up the mess

Day 3 : Run for miles for an airdrop

Day 4 : Supply run

Day 5 : Fortify the gas station

Day 6 : Run for airdrop but lose it

Day 7 : Sit at the roof, staring at the perfect base. When a giant horde of running zombies came smashing into my gas station. Shot every arrow and bullet i had but it wasnt enough. Roof collapsed and i, together with the zombies perished.

Day 8 : Spawn at desert


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28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
884.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Early Access Review
I can say in the big picture this is

a great game it has a few issues..

But that is something all have..

Nothing is perfect.. It is your choice

to get something with money you have

been either given or earned..

But in my opinion this is a game that

is very good.. And it will hold a place

in my memory for many years to come.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
934.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
I never do reviews, this is my first.

7daystodie is a brilliant game. I write this review as of alpha11 and while the new patch is only a few days and a tad buggy, the devs have already hotfixed some of the bugs and i have every faith the others will be fixed in the next few days. Even this the bugs Alpha 11 is very playable.

I have 835 hours invested in this game as of writing this review. Yes I LOVE IT!!! ... honestly the price is well worth it.

People come into a game like this for different reasons, my husband loves fps and loves the zombie hunting elements of this game. I have always sucked at that sort of thing so i focus on the crafting/building elements.

My kill counts are always very low ...but just because i don't like to do to much killing doens't mean i don't enjoy the game as it would with so many zombie survival games out there. I focus on crafting the things we need to survive and building a safe place to lay our head at night and trust me there is enough to do in that respect alone to keep me busy without me needing to run around with a gun.

You can easily play this game as a pure survival, sneaking and hiding avoiding zombies as much as possible while you scavenge enough food/drink and build yourself and impenitrable bunker to ward off even the most mighty of enivitable hordes which will eventually come looking for you. (and trust me they can be terrifying.... i have literally logged off too scared to play untill my husband joined me)

Or you can play it almost like a fps ... living moment to moment scavenging for supplies while blasting the hell outta zombies with the multitude of weapons the game has. The weapon system is great, all the weapons feel different, they have different usage. Some are better for up close and then theres your hunting/rifles and snipers for distance.

It's rare to find a game with the right mix of elements to keep me and my husband both happy, because we are both very different gamers. This game has managed to keep us both hooked for over 800 hours so kudo's to the pimps it's not an easy thing to do.

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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
117.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Early Access Review
After the most recent update, this game is just... Wow. It has surpassed DayZ and other survival games in almost every category. Since I've played this game for almost a hundred hours in a couple different stages of development, I decided it's about time to give this a review. I'll list some things I liked, disliked, and what I think need improved.

What I liked:

-First starting out. I loved how they provide you with a couple things essential to survival when you are first dropped into the post-apocalyptic wasteland. These include a bottle of water, a can of chili, a bandage, and a torch. This is important for newer players that haven't had a chance to master the controls/gameplay.

-Different biomes that are aesthetically pleasing. The zombies you encounter vary on the environment. Frozen zombies are harder to kill than regular zombies, and you're more likely to find dogs near farms.

-An inventory with ample storage.

-Potentially deadly effects such as infection, sickness, broken bones.

-ENDLESS AMOUNTS OF CRAFTING.

-Weapon condition and visual enhancements from the most recent update add a lot to this game.

-The leveling system and how it affects crafting was a very neat touch in my opinion. Ex: You level up from crafting and killing zombies. The higher your level, the higher the quality of your crafted items, and the better they will perform.

-The game rewards you for doing well by increasing your max health and stamina if you are healthy and eating well. If you get hit by zombies frequently, aren't eating/drinking well, or die, your max health and stamina will drop.

What I didn't like:

-Few gun options.. There's only a couple that are useful, only 7 guns, one for each type with generalized names. Ex: Sniper rifle (SR-10?), SMG (MP5), pistol (Baretta 92fs), Magnum (this one's okay), Pump Shotgun (Mossberg variant), Short Shotgun (shotgun with no stock), Hunting rifle (no scope? Only irons).

-Mining is difficult without an Auger, and minerals are hard to come by.

-Not sure if this was fixed or not, but on hills, zombies zig zag and are almost impossible to hit.

-Before the most recent update, the game looked like crap. Now, it looks so much better.

-Once you craft everything, you run out of things to do, and it gets pretty boring.

What I would like to see:

-More weapons!! I understand that it would be hard to include parts for many different weapons, but why not have various gun types each requiring certain parts, with a few different pieces tacked on to the original recipe to make them a different platform?

-Weather effects in different biomes. Ex: Freezing in snow.

-Vehicles.. Maybe.

-Suvivor NPC's, and possibly a rough story, maybe with missions.


Keep up the good work, I think the most recent update was a great addition to the game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review





So Early Access games don't really have such a good repututaion as of late due to horrific failngs on the behalf of selfish devs.

The Fun Pimps are not in anyway like the selfish scamming devs we have come to be accustomed to in recent months. The game is constantly updated and the devs are active in supporting and fixing any bugs.

This recent update shows the games progress literally. last week I was playing a completly different game
to the one I see now in terms of graphics.


Pros: Intuitive
Well supportd game
Decent community
Few hackers
Fun game

Cons: Early Access
Few bugs
Some ideas are not fully developed yet
Loading is a tad bit to long

Heres some standard 7 days To Die Alpha 11 Gameplay




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdW3Mp7daU4
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
68.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
For early access, this game is quite polished. Best zombie game ive played...ever.

10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
81.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
I was a HUGE fan of the original (and free) DayZ mod. I have heard too many unfavorable things about the DayZ Standalone game and chose not to play it. Since then, one failed clone after another left me thinking that the whole open world survival genre was going nowhere. Then I discovered this game. At first, 7DTD feels more like a Minecraft mod, but it very quickly proves that it is it's own unique experience. Recommended for anyone who likes open world survival!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
333.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
An Amazing survival sandbox game. its a must buy. Also for an alpha its worth every dime
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
After having watched some old lets plays from 2013, I was pretty psyched about this game. There's crafting and zombies, two of my favorite elements! I have tried other zombie/craft games that were fairly hyped up when they came, but this looked way cooler. I decided to look it up on steam, and to my surprise my brother whom I have always partnered up with in multiplayer games had it. After asking him if he wanted to do some zombiekilling, I suddenly had something in my inbox. My bro gifted it to me and told me to get my ♥♥♥ on his server, where several of his friends were as well.
When I entered the world, I was pretty freaked out. I was in my underwear in a desert. All alone. Even though it was sunny and in the middle of the day, the sounds combined with the scenery made me incredibly uneasy. After checking the map I saw that I really couldn't be further away from their base. I freaked and ran towards them, and died about five times. (never claimed to be good) I finally spawned well within range, and after a few minutes I found their base. Now, this was some next level fortification. After breaking a few bones trying to get in and not really managing to get anyones attention, a massive zombiehorde came towards me. I finally called my brother on the phone and forced him to show me how to get in. Upon entering they handed me full armor, guns, medkits, a place to put out a bed and showed me around. They really outdid themselves. There were common spaces and everything. After some time we moved up to the roof and started killing some zombones while they bolted past our fort. The next ingame day I was sent out on a scavenging mission (bro takes these kinda games really srsly), and it made me freak out. I had to deal with zombones all by my lonesome and be far away from camp, well until night time. And I still hadn't really learned anything useful about the game, seeing as they had provided me with everything before I could start asking questions. Being by yourself at night in this game without a proper base and proper knowledge is downright terrifying.

Now, this was right before Alpha 11.
The next time we ganged up to play our server was outdated and saves had been deleted. We had to do everything from scratch, and I finally really got to learn how to do crafting because I would die pretty fast if I didn't. I did get infected several times, broke several legs, and got dysentery more than I would like to admit. And I was loving every minute, while simultaneously ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ my pants. I mean, I love their swagger but zombies are still terrifying.

We are still trying to rebuild what we once had, but sitting at night and actually being scared because you could die at any moment is actually way more fun (and gruesome) than being safe and sound inside a fortress. This also goes for having to actually go out and gather/make every last little thing you need too.
I still haven't been able to put in that many hours since I refuse to play it alone, but I love it!

And after that long boring story; on to the game itself!
As I stated, I have tried other games with the same elements. None of these have lived up to my expectations. I was terrified at the start of every last one of them, but that soon wore off. It just gets worse with 7d2d. The atmosphere created by the amazing sounds, the massive landscape with concealed valleys and mountains blocking your view, and the terrifying night/day shifts is just simply amazing. I wanna ♥♥♥♥ my pants when I play these kinda games. And I keep on doing that. There were some complications after Alpha 11 came out, but it is an early access after all. And from what I gather the pimps are pretty involved with their community and active as well, so in time this will probably be one of the greatest zombie mmos out there.

Greatest game i've played for a long time, by far.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
851.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Early Access Review
TL/DR at the bottom.

What do you get when you buy this game? Well, if you already know that its a sandbox voxel-based tower-defense inspired rpg survival first shooter.... damn that's a mouthful right there. So, what do you get? The bestest game ever made (that is still currently in Alpha), that's what!

I never liked Minecraft. I started hating it after some years. I did like DayZ, played a bit but got bored because the maps were too big/empty. I guess I didn't play on the right servers. Then a friend of mine gave me 7 Days. I would have never bought it. No way. That was back during Alpha 9. I had nothing planned that Saturday so I fired up the game. Started digging down with a friend to make an underground base. He was teaching me stuff about the recipes and what not as I was digging. Then he left and I kept on digging a little bit more. And a little more. Then I figured I should go put the trash out since it was already 4am Monday morning... The trash never made it to the street that week. But my base got big, real big! I had like 20 rooms in it, 19 of which were decoys, and I had.... lots of sadness when the server got reset. Little did I know, a game in Alpha stage is often reset...

Wow, ok. Now I know what an alpha is. That **** isn't for me. No way. Or so I thought. Then I told myself that if I had been raided by other players and lost everything it wouldn't have been any different. I love PvP so I can respect that. Then I fired up the game. I didn't have much planned that week. I started digging down with a friend and... another friend bought the game out of nowhere and joined the server we were on. So we dug more. But this time it made no sense to build a palace underground, all I wanted was some PvP resources to make ammos and go shoot people. Then one day I heard the sound of thunder! I mean auger! the sweet, sweet sound of fast-paced destruction! I needed to get me one of these!!!! Then the server got reset.

Wow, ok. Now I really know what an alpha is. **** that!!!! Then I read the patch notes. I must have shouted out loud when I read them. It was filled with godly bits of pure joy. I could feel the love the devs had for the game. And the lack of sleep too. This game was gonna be the bestest ever made. So I fired up the game. That was back when Alpha 10 came out. So I fired up the game. This time I knew the resets would be plentiful but I didn't care, I just wanted to kill as many people as I could before the reset. So I started looking for a server with the exact set of rules I wanted and from those few that had them, some had bad admins, some had too low pop (that would include the one that a friend of mine started and that we tried to get more people into) and others had rules close to what I wanted but not exactly it. So I settled for one of them because having good admins that create a good atmosphere with little to no hackers is essential. And then I had a boatload of fun. Until one thing came out in one of the hotfix: a container that could be locked and couldn't get unlocked by the enemy players, forcing them to destroy or avoid it. No more raiding after that point since everyone would hide their stuff in those and we were not allowed to destroy stuff senselessly.

Wow, ok, no more raiding, I guess Christmas is coming in 2-3 weeks anyway, I've played too many hours already, I got others games that are being neglected. I shall take a break. Then the devs asked for people to register if they were interested in being VIP testers. Hmmm... Maybe I could shorten the duration of my break and lend them a hand, this game has brought out the tester in me I think. Why not? So I became a VIP tester. For a while, **** ***** ** ******** ** ***** *******. And then ****** ** ****** * **** *** ******. The last month before the patch we ****** ****** ** ******* ** ********. It was ridiculous. Becoming a VIP tester was one of the best idea I've had in a while.

While I was a tester I got to see from (just a tiny bit) closer how the devs work, well at least the QA manager. These guys must all have 2 hearts each cause they pour at least one of them daily into this game. This game must be sucking the living life out of them cause they barely sleep. And I'm sure they are enjoying every second of it. By enjoying I mean the sort of joy one gets while eating ramen noodles at 4am because they really really wanna pump out the next patch before going to sleep and they didn't go to the grocery store (who am I kiding, they didn't get them to deliver) in the past week (or was it 2 weeks?).

During the 3 months we tested, I believe more than 700 bugs were (introduced and) fixed, while also switching to Unity 5. Using the word workhorses would just be an insult at this point. These guys are pure dedication and passion.

TL/DR: This is not finished. Its not even close to getting in beta. Its the best alpha game ever made (hum, what about Star Citizen you ask?.... well....) that isn't kickstarted with 40M+ $$. If you like any of these words: sandbox voxel-based tower-defense inspired rpg survival first shooter.... or most importantly the word ZOMBIE, then by all mean, get this game!

P.S.: No, H1Z1 is not as good. Neither is Rust. Even if Rust had a baby with H1Z1, on steroids.... just no.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
116.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
This game is awesome even with the few bugs that is has.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
After a long time of buying Steam cards, I finally got this game. And the second I got it, I thought it was just a mash of Minecraft and Day Z with no bugs. HOLY ♥♥♥♥ WAS I WRONG...


I am now going to talk about the good parts of the game... and some bad parts...

PROs
- Very large biomes and different types of zombies.
- You can basically build and do everything.
- Very large selection of guns.
- Realistic effects (breaking your leg)

OK... I know that this a Work In Progress, and here are some bad things that might be fixed

CONs
- You can break bones so easily
- Zombies are OP
- SOOO MUCH RAM 2 PLAY!!!!
- Little or no selection of vehicles...

As I said these CONs may be fixed, or there might be more added... thank you for your time to read this and enjoy the best survival game ever! >:)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
790.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Early Access Review
Great game especially for alpha!!! Just more content but its still plenty fun
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
374.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
I will say this game is awesome! I have over 300 hours on it in like 4 months and i've had it since Alpha 10, Ill say in the beginning it was very unique with something new around every corner and just many options to proceed in the days ahead, When Alpha 11 came out it changed everything, the updated graphics and new buildings, Zeds, items, and XP system really pushed it forward! I would really recommend this game for those who love to explore scavange and survive!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Early Access Review
I like to think that the reason I like this game so much is the fact that I experienced RUST before transitioning onto here...

No, seriously. If you want to really enjoy this game, play RUST for three days and then marvel at how amazing 7 Days is.

Otherwise, start a private server and bask in the joy of a pretty decent survival game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
281.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Early Access Review
I absolutely love this game. As a creative person I get to build almost everything while surviving in a world with the undead. My two favourite things combined together! 7 Days is a growing game, and the developers are always in touch with the community, only recently are they posting a new patch which excites me beyond relief. 7 Days is a survival crafting game, where you have to survive in a world of the dead. You can build shelter, find food from scraps, learn new skills from stores, and so much more. Best yet is that you can play with your friends and survive together. I have very little criticism due to the key fact that the developers are in touch. Brilliant game, and It's got massive potential.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
160.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
Very nice zombiesurvival with minecraft elements just the right mix to keep you playing a good time long.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
141.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
Great game and I would recomend it.

I like it how you start with nothing and you have to craft all the tools and everything you might need to survive bit by bit and get in a house and defend it by placing spikes and and other defenses around it. How the day and night changes and everything that comes with that.

With time you can even build your own house or even a castle but that takes time. And your bigest limit is your imagination. :) Crafting weapons and looting houses and citys for usefull items.

And the fact that you need to eat and drink that means you have to hunt for food when you see animals and cook the meat. And water you can't just drink out of the lake but you have to boil it. Well you can drink it straight from the lake but it poses a health risk :)

All in all this game is very complex and amazeing you just have to try it. :)
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