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!

Hey Survivalist,
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.”
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

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
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
    • 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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Dooflockey
95.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Looks pretty crappy, and can be very difficult to start, but is really fun with friends.
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林很天真
41.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Hello, the staff of the game, the Chinese market also has great, why not localization game, as a fan of the game, I sincerely hope to have the Chinese version of seven days, here I wish you work well, healthy body
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Taking a semi-permanent break
80.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Game played fine a while ago, but now crashes as soon as I start playing any world (MP/SP).
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Christingous
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Product received for free
Not a minecraft fan, and gonna get back to Arma 3 exile to play Dayz
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Rowsdower70
1,087.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
I spent many hours in this game (as you can see), but 90% of that was years ago. This game has been in alpha for 4 years. It gets 2 major releases per year on average. It's still loaded with bugs and stock unity assets. I honestly think this will never be a completed game. Eventually they will give up and say its done like so many Early Access titles before it. Hell they alreay released this buggy mess as a complete console game.

Avoid the game. Avoid giving these developers your money. Avoid rewarding bad behavior.
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nowakowir
91.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
The game is still crashing me to deskop.
Please fix this
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Camen Syder
202.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
If you have friends to play with then pick this game up
If you are willing to play with mods then pick this game up

If you're looking for a solo experience I don't recommend it
If you're looking for a good base building experience then others do it much better.

The survival aspect of the game lasts for about 14 days of the ingame clock (21 tops) and after that point it becomes insanely easy to the point you only die when doing something foolish or being careless. Even in the first 4 days the only real threat is hunger. Death has no real penalty... Sure you drop things, but you just run back to your bag and everything is in there, so don't venture too far at the start and you will never lose anything from death.

The content in this game is minimul and without mods there isn't a whole lot to do or even need to do to survive. There is currently too many ways to exploit the zombies to make this game all that challenging past day 14.

If you want to play on harder difficulties then you find yourself using the dig underground and wait for daylight to come strategy or just craft up low cost spikes and spam them everywhere, while finding a building with a second level and destroying the stairs. The zombies will just attack walls and run out of time to do any real damage to the building to bring it down. Day light will come and all will be fine. Those low cost spikes can be used while exploring as well because they do 100x's more damage than any weapon you find will do.

The difficulty of the game doesn't progress with the exception of horde nights. Zombie AI doesn't have a good feel to it and the only real threat is when a zombie spawns on top of you and stuns you.

If I wasn't using Valmod and designing a massive base with friends then I would've stopped playing this game after the first couple of days, so I can't recommend it. Maybe I would've tried my hand at PvP for a bit, but constantly starting over for the sake of starting over isn't something I get much enjoyment from.

The game has a bit of exploring in it, but I am not a fan of exploring just to explore. I like to explore for progression. the problem with that is the game felt to me as progression is relatively meaningless after a rather early point in the game. Since day 21 my base could remain the same and I could ignore 90% of the spawn from horde night while only doing repairs the morning after.

The devs need a serious visit to zombie AI because the game starts to feel like a lower quality version of minecraft, but with better graphics with the exception of terrain slopes.
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Zebra
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
overhyped
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Fooyeah
159.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
It,s a $10 game at most not $30. The game really has not changed much over 2 years, at the most some of the art and very minor things with the crafting. The devs put nothing in to this game and now they are going for a cash grab by porting it to PS4 and Xbox. it shows no sings getting better, I feel it will most likely be in alpha forever. I think the Fun Pimps is just one guy in a basement that halfassed his way through every thing but over values him self. Don't buy this unless it's $10 or less, alpha Minecraft was better than this.
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JulioKUNKAmaster
76.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Intersting game
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47 of 53 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,362.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
My favorite game of all time.
-Craft anything you want
-Build anything you like
-Online Co-OP
-Kill zombies with lot of types of weapons
-PvE communities are actually PvE with no cancer PvP players
-Don't forget to try modded servers..
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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
64.6 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. Its one of the best Survival, Crafting games i know so far. - Atm. i would say 7 out of 10.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29
It's basically Rust, DayZ, and a better Minecraft thrown into one game. It's great
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
533.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
Fun game. In early stages of development. Challenging to play, until you get the hang of it, then it's pretty easy. After your character is maxed out and your base is built, there's not much else to do in this game at that point. Each major update comes with new fun things to try out. Game needs to add more content such as quests or missions or some type of long term goals that make people want to come back to the game over and over.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 2
Note to self.
Get better computer next time.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
442.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29
Selected a PVE server so I wouldn't be blown to tiny pieces by people.
Got set up gathered a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of resourses.
Got bored of having decent stuff and living in a hole in the ground.
Looked for an island.
Found an island.
Destroyed the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ looking sand area to make it look good.
Placed a fence and some spikes around it to avoid zombies.
Invited random new people in the server to join the island.
1 week later there are 12 people living in the island with everyone having a house.
Call it Republic of Island.
Raid towns/cities with 2-3 dudes with mallets for fun.

Now since A15 is coming soon and a server wipe is coming, we as a group are mass producing TNT and blowing up everything in sight!




It can get boring on your own in here, but the PVE multiplayer servers are friggin awesome! Also there are PVP servers that are a different type of fun ;)
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103 of 170 people (61%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
167.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 9
Before I get to why I'm giving this game a negative vote, let me say this: 7 Days to Die, known as 7DTD, is a very fun to play game with great gameplay concepts, fun gameplay, gritty but decent quality visuals, sharp sound, and strong productiom values for being in Alpha.

But here in lies the problem. It's still in Alpha, and the Fun Pimps have already shifted focus to porting and supporting it on consoles after they've drained the majority of the PC community, and are now ignoring updating the game in light of furthering their cash grab. They have a solid game IN DEVELOPMENT, but they're more focused on capitalizing on a still buggy and incomplete product than they are on actually supporting it. I understand it's a small team, but 2 months between minor updates? What the fu......

Do not recommend buying it unless the Devs can pitch out 6 months of constant updates again minimum. Great game development degraded to a blatant cash grab.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
109.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 2
7 Days To Die

It's amazing. And here's why.

7 Days To Die is an atmospheric survival sandbox that offers such a unique feeling that it's actually refreshing to play. It wouldn't be fair to compair to other survival games, but comparing it to other early access titles, it delivers with frequent updates(good ones as well, not minor text fixes.).
Never have I been more afraid than when I was scavenging a small farm before nightfall, only to realize that it's almost ten P.M and that the zombies would soon start running after me. Being so scared, I took refuge in a tool shed, closed the door and hoped to wait it out(alive.). Nope.
First I only heard many footsteps rummling through the grass, after that, it became scarier. The zombies started tearing down the walls of the shed and the sound of it made my bones shiver. I exited to the main menu, and went on to waiting for my friend to get in game.



Pros

  • Genuinly atmospheric game play, really makes you involved and keeps you on your toes.
  • Everything is buildable(within gravitational reasoning of course, unlike Minecraft's no gravity logic.), and everything can be destroyed. You can even dig down, which I love, personally.
  • Game has been massively optimized since it launched and I can't help but love the devs all the more for it.(At the start, getting barely 20 FPS on low, nowadays, getting 40-60 on High settings.)
  • Constant fear of hordes, or anything else that will kill you.

Cons

  • Sound can be a bit dodgy, you'll hear something walking towards you and you'll turn around and see a zombie cc.50m behind you. Can be helpful, but just adds to the stress.
  • There's character customization, but I can't but feel it's lacking at the moment. Not like it's a big con, it still doesn't affect the game at all. I would just personally like a bit more choice other than haircut and hair colour.
  • Minibikes are relatively new to the game, but are still a bit dodgy to use. Nevertheless, still a great addon.

In conclusion, if you're a fan of open world sandbox survival zombie games, and are wondering if this is just another early access game that will ♥♥♥♥ you over.
No, no it won't.

Get it, you won't regret it.

Preferably get a few friends to play with you, might get lonely in the wilderness.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 5
Hated this game in the first hour.

11 hours later I'd reccomend this to anyone, one of the best zombie survival games out there!

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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
86.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13
7 Days to Die is a very good game. You use your character, which you either create or use a preset, to scavenge, farm fight, and survive in one of two map options, Navezgane, their hand crafted survival map, or a randomly generated world.

Gameplay Elements:

You are most of the early game, in an up hill battle trying to keep your hunger and thirst, along with a third, "wellness" bars high, while trying to avoid zombies, and if you play multiplayer, people. You have to manage your inventory well, you never know when you will get something very vital to survival, but not have enough room for it, but that goes without saying in most games like these. On another note, every 7 days, as the name implies, a horde of zombies appears, And as the weeks go on, the hordes get progressively harder. This adds a really good pacing to the game, keeping you on your toes.


Things I personally don't really like:

- My computer specs WELL surpass the reccomended specs, but still get god-awful frames.
- Ehhh, the schematics annoy me sometimes, but they do add a good gameplay element if you look at it that way.

Conclusion
All in all this game is rather good. 8.5/10.

If you disagree, with anything I said here, or if I have said anything wrong about this game, please let me know in the comments!
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