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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    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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Guts
68.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
Totally worth the buy. Don't ask questions, just get it and see how long you can last without starving to death, dying of heatstroke, or getting mauled by zombies or wildlife.
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Mr Jay
0.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
7 days to die? More like 7 days until I get my refund.
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Sorta Stealthy
260.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
"alpha 15 is still some weeks away" = 3 months (and counting) with no update or simple "hey guys theres a small delay", great game, but production has slowed. Dont reccomend buying until they finish it or just increse their public interaction and supply their customers with more information.
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Shefskii
19.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
A all and all good game played in for a few hours so far and loved it but i recommend playing w/ friends because it gets pretty boring but i love this game
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MeeZyDC
35.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
Eh
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Aspectsss
6.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
kill me
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Frost
14.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
Graphics and physics is complete dog ♥♥♥♥♥ in this game. What year are we in really please make the graphics engine better.
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soldierboy0098
589.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
I have been playing 7 DTD since I think Alpha 6 now and felt I should write a review as I really enjoy the game and have seen it grow quite a bit. These are just my opinions and yours may vary but for what its worth here goes. The game is very playable as is although the weather/body temp can get a little wonky though I have read that they are making some weather adjustments in A 15 which should be out soon. The devs seem to listen to their players and up until recently have released patches pretty often. They have gotten their console versions off the ground and I am sure that has slowed the PC version a bit though I have faith that things will pick up again as they are adding a lot of new mechanics in alpha 15 such as NPC's a new level based difficulty system for hordes and so on. Some of what they are doing has already been added if you use the valmod pack which I really like, there is also a prefab combo pack out that adds a lot of cool buildings to the game. I find this to be one of the better early access games that I have tried as it was playable from the start with only minor bugs and anytime a new patch would come out that brought up a major glitch such as jumping in place and breaking your leg the dev's would fix it pretty quickly. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes to build, slay zombies, or gather resources much like a more modernized mine craft.

Pros:
Game is very playable as is and is improving still with every patch and new version released.
Price is fair for the amount of content.
Devs seem to care and listen to the majority of their customers.
Updates fairly often. They seem to have the foundation done and are adding in some cool new mechanics and elements.
Multi or single player for those of you who want to play with friends or don't want to deal with greifers
Just messing with friends can be fun, I have pulled a few Wiley Coyote like pranks that were a blast.
Most of the game is pretty mod able just using text editors and isn't that hard to figure out thanks to the community for example if you don't like the heat seeking 7 day hordes you can make it so they don't come and just crank up the wondering hordes and zombies, you can add new recipes pretty easy and so forth so it is pretty customization with a little work.

Cons:
All the random gen maps I have played seem very boring with only the major city at 0, 0 co ordinates and a few building here or there which some people like and others don't. I call it a con because from what I have tried so far it isn't really adjustable yet or at least not easily.
Zombies sound like they are close to you when they are no where in sight which adds to the fear factor but makes it hard to know if it is right behind you or 400 feet away which affects searching, I feel like the sound should fade with distance to be more realistic.
Only a few options to adjust the game in the current UI so you have to edit the files by hand for the moment.
Body temp is a little wonky right now, I can be naked in a pool of water while fully hydrated and still be overheating.
Zombies can also spawn in your base making defenses sort of useless if you make a somewhat large base, I have had them spawn on my rooftop in my garden and so on.
Currently missing a class system but that is fixed with the valmod

Would like to see:
A tool for adjusting block hardnesses possibly
More UI options to be able to make the game tailored to the individual players liking which would have to do with spawning, Hordes, Random Gen, ect....
More pre made maps beside Navesgane ( I am sure this will happen in the future once all the features are in place)
More skills in the skill tree (Valmod accomplishes this)
Class system with appropriate starting gear and skills (again Valmod does this)
More prefabs (Combo pack does this but the devs are adding here and there)

Overall I would definitely recommend this game and I don't feel like it will be abandoned half finished as some early access games do, I have never regretted buying this and thank the devs for their hard work.
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REJI
1.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
Good game full of millions of millions of billions of crafting recipes and items
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R0bb0b
1,020.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
My love hate relationship with this game has gone through so many variations as I've watched it being developed. I've given the game glowing reviews and bad reviews depending on what was going on at the time and where I thought the development process was headed. This is the sum of it. The Pimps have abandoned aspects that I thought were crucial and adopted others that were good and bad and at this point, even though I do miss the 7DTD of the past, it is still the best game out there. I could go back to a previous alpha release but I would miss out on other things that really like. If you are looking for an emersive sandbox apocalypse experience, this is definitely your game and I would recommend it.
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113 of 158 people (72%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,095.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 26
Just looked up and realized I have nearly 1100 hours of playtime in 7 Days to Die. I think that says all I need to say about whether or not I would recommend it.
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43 of 55 people (78%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,480.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 6
Product received for free
7 Days to Die

For the start thanks for reading my Review :)

7 Days to Die is my personal favourite Zombie Apocalypse Crafting Game.
I play it since Alpha 1 and its get better and better with every update.
Grafics, Gameplay even more items blocks and Zombies getting added more and more.
Its actually kinda simple Minecraft and DayZ had Sex and the baby is 7dtd :)

I would rate 10/10 would buy it again.


Greetings from Italy sorry for my bad english <3
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109 of 167 people (65%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
74.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 16
Good game BUT.. I don't like the following formula being used by indie game devs:

-make part of a game
-sell it on steam as early access
-make enough cash to keep gradually updating
-delay development in order to make console versions of the unfinished game
-start selling multiple versions of an unfinished game
-continue to collect cash on the promise of one day actually delivering the product you're selling
-Not be held accountable for ever delivering or completing anything at all
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
104.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
Pro: It's pretty much the greatest open world zombie game ever made, honestly. If you like those Minecraft/Terraria games but wish they were set in a George Romero movie, then this is your game. In my opinion it's also way more fun than the current generation of zombie MMOs as well (I'm looking at you, H1Z1 and Day Z). So this is like the best of those two groups of games mashed together.

Con: The development team moves at an absolutely glacial pace. This game was kickstarted like 4 or 5 years ago, and it's still in "alpha" (even though it's been released for PS4 and Xbox One). The updates are few and far between, and glitches from almost half a decade ago are still present in its current (14.6? 14.7? I dunno) build. The devs made a really fun game, but they don't update it nearly enough. Five years of an alpha build is pretty laughable, and an example of why some people don't like early access. Maybe it will enter beta before I enter a retirement home.

If you can accept the game as it is, and deal with the fact that every now and then an update is gonna come out that makes you start over then I honestly can't reccomend it enough.
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234 of 391 people (60%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
79.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 5
Devs would rather use the PC gaming community as a wallet to fund their console versions than finish the product we funded in the first place.

Let me clarify this review since so many people seem to think that the game itself is an excuse for poor and shady practices on the part of the developer and publisher:

7 Days To Die is a great early access game, as it stands now. However, development has already been rather slow, something that those of us who actually own the game have dealt with patiently. I know, it's EA. That isn't a "get out of jail free" card like many use it, but it does inform how harshly you judge bugs - which I have been very gentle with. I've paid for 9 copies of this game for family and friends. I like it a lot.

However, the recent announcement that they would be pursuing console versions before even making it to the beta version is ridiculous. If you lot are happy funding something that will slow down progress of the product you paid for, and has nearly always resulted in a poorer product (speaking of PC-only games vs. 'consolized' games) then that is rather confusing to me. Why do you want the publishers spreading limited resources around instead of focusing on finishing the product that provided the funding in the first place?

Furthermore, a great many of you seem incapable of reading. I know that the Fun Pimps are not the ones making the console port. If you guys honestly, truly believe that the console money came from nowhere, and the PC userbase that has provided almost the entirety of the funds that the Fun Pimps have isn't were the money came from, I have some of the most beautiful oceanfront property you've ever seen for sale in Kansas.

The community for this game is so toxic (and I didnt even mention the hacking problem the online has!) that I've had to lock my Steam profile to stop the annoyance of spam and harassing comments. I am now deleting any and all comments on this review.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
103.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 15
7 Days to Die
This is the Sandbox set in postapocalyptic times. The game is set in the near future where nuclear war led to the destruction of humanity. However, it is only a small problem, because most of the population has been infected with a virus that kills within seven days, and turns them into zombies. In the game we create our hero that will be male or female. Creating a character is very well developed and immediately after creation, the game crosses us to map Navezgane or randomly created world. This production has been completely set in an open world that allows the destruction of all objects on the map. The big plus is a variety of locations to visit during the game, locations such as large cities, military bases, blocks and other types of buildings depending on the biome in which we find ourselves and there are several. Burnt forrest a place where there is not much to explore, the desert where at the day we're overheats and freezes at night, the forest place to build our sanctuary, having large amounts of food and very good access to water. Pine Forest is another very good place to survive like it is no different from ordinary forest that maybe the rain or even snow. Radioactive Contamination Zone, a place that shows borders of the map but also being in this place can be fatal for our hero. Plain, flat place with little amount of trees and animals that could make problems in survival for beginners. Snowy forrest, place for advanced players, intense cold can cause huge problems. Wasteland, a place similar to burnt forest so that it contains the huge city with a lot of loot, but also quite a few number of very aggressive zombies. As for the opponents, they differ in many ways, from usual zombie to a strong mutant. In the game you can also choose the difficulty level or set your own preferences. This production is quite a great title, single-player and multiplayer, create and develop your character from scratch, a huge world to explore and a lot of other things to do. The soundtrack is very good as well as graphically. In my opinion this is a very cool production and I had a lot of fun while playing this game. The game, however, is still in the early access, and some may not like it. But you can probably expect further updates.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
662.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 17
This is my first time and possibly only time I will every write a review for a game. 7 Days to Die is my favorite game of all time. It has everything. Action, horror, FPS, crafting, a fully destructible world. The only feature lacking in the game is PVP which I am not a fan of anyways. It is very fun playing solo and even more fun playing co-op. The game is constantly being updated and the devs are very receptive to player input and regularly provide previews of upcoming update content. I think everyone should give this game a real chance. I admit I am a fan boy. But if you play this game for a few hours at least, I promise you will also become a fan boy too. I bought it a couple years ago during a summer sale. Best $12 I have ever spent. Let's support this game and genre. Go buy it. See ya in the apocalypse!
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
87.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 7
I have fallen in love with this game. I like the skill tree for leveling. Its not nearly as grindy as rust is presently. Going solo is quite hard but can be done, But you can also play with your friends. You can adjust this game to anyskill level you prefer so it is always a challenge for you. It also has awsome building mechanics, I love the fact that you can dig underground to mine, build a base or a tunnel. You can upgrade your buildings to try and withstand the hoard. The hoard comes every seven days. They get harder every time. This gives this game its unique survival aspect. I would say that this game was a good buy for me. I hope you find it as enjoyable as I have.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 11
My first experince with 7DTD.

I spawned in, a guy gave me some OP stuff and met a fellow noob. I said my farewell with the nice guy and proceeded to meet up with the fellow noob. I finally got to him then the other players told us that it was horde night so we dug a hole and hid underground. He got hot and sweaty, I got hot and sweaty, so we took our clothes off whilst hiding from zombies above us. We spent the night next to each other in our undies and once it hit day time, we broke our two wooden frame barriers and YOLO'd it. We saw 1 zombie that was actually the only one patrolling around us all night. We decided to kill it since we out numbered him. I pulled out my gun (now armored) and proceeded to kill him. Bullets didnt phase him. The game bugged out my newly made friend died, and I got smacked from 5 feet away. One zombie killed the both of us and one of us was armed. $25 Well spent. 10/10 Would get naked with another guy and die on the first day again.

P.s. If you played this on console and are considering getting this for PC. I highly reccomend it. There are MUCH more players than on the console version. Plus there are dedicated servers. So no more pesky getting kicked out of games when the host quits.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
507.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 26
This can be a fun game, but the learning curve is a bit steep and the explanations in-game are awful. For instance, the game tutorial tells you to upgrade some frames, but neglects to tell you that this is done by right clicking while holding the stone axe.

It started as a themed Minecraft clone (look at some early YouTube videos and it is really obvious), but appears to be well on the way to becoming its own game (though similarities still abound).

The game is a pretty good value, but has limited replay value once you survive the day 49 horde (at least for me). Yes, you can start over at a higher difficulty level (lots of tweaking of game parameters), and there are lots of mods, but at that point you are just racing to grind out your construction and leveling faster. The good news is that the game is still evolving, and new versions might make the sandbox new again.
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