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 (22,991 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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August 23

Alpha 12.5 is Out!

Howdy Survivalists,
We’re working hard on Alpha 13 which is still a ways off but in the meantime here is Alpha 12.5 with many of the top requested bug fixes:


Alpha 12.5 is Out!

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July 23

Alpha 12.4 Is Out!

Hey Survivalists,
Alpha 12.4 is out for you with many bug fixes, improvements and new additions here’s what you can expect:

Alpha 12.4 Is Out!

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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.
  • Drivable Vehicles - A badass vehicle system with a Mini Bike that has parts quality, storage and locking. The better the parts the better it drives.
  • Weather System - The weather will change, and it may influence your survival.
  • Alternate Ammo - A alternate ammo system that supports stone tipped, iron tip, steel tip and flaming arrows as well as shotgun slugs.



(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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 10.7
    • 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
74 of 87 people (85%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Early Access Review
OH MY GAWWWWWDDDD. This game....This GAME....This game is so frustrating, it's fun. or maybe it's so fun that it's frustrating? New players beware, for this game gives ZERO F's about newbies. If you still have the zombies on at ALL, death awaits you within minutes. Oh you finally got yourself a nice little hut goin on? DEAD. Oh you think hiding behind that building is safe? What's that? You think you see the sun rising? BEAR WILL ♥♥♥♥ YOU.

You get to the point where you really are running from the zombies and you see a broken down car in the distance. "Do I have enough time to scavenge for some potential goodies?" *looks back. sees 2 dogs and 4 zombies not far behind* "♥♥♥♥ NO IM OUTTA HERE!"

This is a big kids game. Hiding in a corner in some house will NOT get you through the night.
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34 of 46 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Early Access Review
This game is amazing. It is the #1 survival game on Steam in my opinion at this time. It combines the building modularity of Minecraft, with the crafting of Day Z or Rust. The survival aspects are well done and you really do have to keep your well being in mind while you play, rather than it being an occasional annoyance like many other survival games. Looting is very fun and there are enough items that you don't feel like you see the same stuff over and over for quite some time.

There is as good mix of low level crafting (1 item into another) and high level (Multiple items crafted together to make a new one). You can really make a good base and there are many options for entrenching yourself at a location. You can even build a little motorcycle and explore way easier! This game truely morphs over time and you go from a shivering, naked husk of a person to a badass apocolypse surviver in a strong base who can do almost whatever they want. (But still feel a severe threat on the 7 day attacks!)

Every week (7 days) you will be swarmed with a massive attack of zombies. This really changes how the game flows compared to most survival games. So many other games get boring after a few hours when you cap out your tech tree, but the progression is so detailed and varied, and these attacks so intense, that you never quite feel like king of the mountain for long.

Really, the only complaint with this game is that the graphics are not great. The player models, right now, are very ugly but you cover up with armor and that actually looks cool. This game will also get a lot of updates over time, so you may not want to get in on this until more releases come out, or the game releases.

Definitely recommend, and once they nail down the random world generation and some optimization, this will be an amazing survival game for a group of players!
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
440.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Early Access Review
When I first started Playing 7 days to die back in august 2014, it was an awesome and a year later, it still is.

7 days to die is a mixture of DayZ, Minecraft, Unturned, The Forest and Half-Life 3. You could say that it is a postapocalyptic minecraft for a adults, now featuring 100% more gravity.
(dont make your house out of dirt, the zombies will f**k you up)

You play in a completly destructuble world, where you can build and breakdown anything you want.
in the daytime, you can explore, loot, scavenge, build mighty fortresses and then, when night comes you will have to defend yourself from screaming hoards of zombies, bears, hornets, rabbits and dogs. (I really hates those dogs)

Actually, dont take notice of the above, because you can fully customize game settings, and make the apocalypse as comfortable or ruthless as you want.

One of the best thing about 7 days to day is the constant stream of new content. The fun pimps are awesome at listening to the community, about improvements in the game.

But you know what? instead of reading reviews, just get the damn game and play it. PLAY IT!

10/10 -




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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
241.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Early Access Review
This game is coming along nicely, more content is being added all the time, the bugs are.. what bugs?? Seriously very minimal bugs the DEV's are keeping this nicely polished. The game even though in Alpha stage has alot going for it.

Atmosphere: Great feeling game that really changes moods, not for the faint of heart or easily creeped out. This game has feeling by the bucketload, at times you will be hiding in a corner, sometimes you will be sprinting for your life while your heart tries to beat out of your chest and other times you may completely lose your mind and go on a rampage throwing all caution to the wind as you exact your wrathfull vengence upon the undead for daring touch your beloved minibike!

Playability: This is a game you can really spend alot of time on without realising that its 2am and you need to start work at 8am. There is countless things to do in 7 Days, by yourself or in a group you will have no trouble finding things to do, explore, build, repair, renovate, create, be mischievous, compete and survive!!

Interface: The feel of this game is great and it has really been done well, the menu's are simple but indepth, you can "couple click start" or you can spend time adjusting how you want the game to be, difficulty levels can be rather casual up to insanely "messed my pants scary!" Hard! Controlling the character is very smooth, easy and just feels so good, the ingame crafting is fantastic, the best I have seen.

Graphics: Very pretty! Graphics are up to scratch and have all the nice bits that one would expect from a modern game with great lighting effects and smoothness of images. The landscapes and buildings look fantastic and make it easy to sink into the feel of the game.

Conclusion: There are alot of crafting games that have followed and ridden on the success of Minecraft and now there is literally a vast sea of Minecraft/Zombie survival type games available now, most of them in Alpha/Beta stages, some are ok and some are absolute rubbish. 7 Days clearly stands above the horde with top marks in all the right places, you will not find a better game in this genre.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
588.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Early Access Review
I first bought this game during Pre-Alpha, before the Kickstarter was even a thing.
I was even a pre-alpha tester, checking the game for bugs.
I've watched the game evolve from being a voxel cube based game more akin to Terraria/Minceraft with zombies to an atmospheric, beautiful and smooth generation zombie survival game.
This game IS a work in progress and needs to be played in that way, I never play the game for more than a week every major update. Most people burned themselves out and judge the game in it's current form, as a tester you need to help shape the game and inform the developers and keep them going in the right direction.

This IS the definitive Zombie Apocalypse Survival Game.
I am a huge zombie freak, I love all things zombie and The Fun Pimps capture the look and feel of zombies and will look even better once more Mocap animations are added (and more zombie models of course).
The atmosphere in each biome is different and can give you a sense of forboding and the developers improve this all the time.
The entire world is destroyable and you can also build to your hearts content with a more realistic building mechanic than I've seen in most games.
The Fun Pimps are always listening to the community and are constantly working on the game to make it better, they're passionate about the zombie apocalypse as are we all that are like minded.

I fully recommend this game, it's a full experience that WILL only get bigger as the game is developed.
There's enough in the game for you to sink hundreds of hours into. But I obviously don't recommend that if you want to see the game shape over the coming weeks and months.
If you feel you can't justify buying the game at it's current price, that's fine. Just put it on your wishlist and grab it during one of the many sales Steam has during the year. It's well worth it.
Drop me a line and I may even show you some of the ropes (unless I'm taking a break from it until the next full release)
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