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.”
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“7 Days to Die is like Minecraft with Gravity. Building defenses with friends and huddling in the corner hoping no zombies get through can be great fun. But what keeps me coming back to the game is the TNT.”
Kotaku

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

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
    • 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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Phoenix
( 23.2 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 27
Great game, but poorly optimised.
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Bunny
( 35.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
a fun zombie game :D
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AwesomeJT117
( 57.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
best zombie game i ever played wish that the game would have more weapons and more like costumize them with sights and other things
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daanmetzz
( 38.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
The traits of the character really don't make sense, you can craft clothes from plant fibers, make a forge, craft a fine bow and arrows BUT making a crossbow or a spiked club without a schematic is impossible!

in my opinion you should spawn with basic clothing with the logic of: how did this naked guy make it so far in the apocalypse anyway?

In basically any survival game a day lasts like an hour, because the distances between buildings is still realistic, you can't really get ♥♥♥♥ done within a day, if you're unlucky as well, you don't find anything at all. Transporting yourself across the map should be easier by adding bycicles or something.

There needs to be more guns, I don't want to be all stereotypical about americans, but I don't think the guns there are ripped into parts, and scattered across the map. I once spent all night opening a gun safe to find a few hunting rifle stocks.
More weapons + more zombies = more fun (although there's no lack of zombies)
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Kinky Kim
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
This game is actually pretty good.
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♥Xrose♥
( 77.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Just Amazing
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FingerMyDinger
( 60.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
If you like to have miniature strokes and spasms while being chased by the undead, then this is the game for you.
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Meme Officer Juno
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Its... ok. SIKE ♥♥♥♥ this game and where it came from.
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matt
( 140.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Endless fun with friends
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Broom Broom!!!
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
There might be a bug but my game starts but i can not move other wise it crashes.
I play on a mac
Please fix this
Thanks
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
365 of 395 people (92%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Recommended
176.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 4
Alright, this is one of my first reviews, so bear with me.

7 Days to Die is, as advertised, a survival game with hordes of zombies every seven nights. If you ever get bored in-between then, just visit your local Pass-n-Gass and enjoy decapitating the rotting meatsacks. Anyhow, let’s get down to business:

Gameplay
Well, to start, it’s a pretty solid game, really. You spawn in a world, no skills, no equipment, and are forced to figure out how to survive in 7 nights when a horde of angry reanimated corpses comes to rip your face off. You create some simple tools and harvest resources, usually wandering around for a while to find a suitable place to live, collecting flowers, rocks, and cotton as you go on. You can use all of these to your advantage, making teas, dyes, and clothes. Oh, did I mention you spawn in boxers?

Yep.
It’s pretty normal to be caught with your pants down by zombies. Who knew the apocalypse was gonna be on a Monday?

Anyway, after finding a nice place to build a fort, or hijacking a pre-fab generated by the game (you lazy sack of plant fibers), you can start to make progress. Every action you do in the game gives you experience. After enough experience, you level up, giving you skill points to put towards skills to increase your advantage against the ravenous horde currently calling dibs on certain portions of your body. These points can, for instance, be used to increase your crafting skill or mining skill, or saved for later, more beneficial upgrades.
When you’re not starving or thirsting to death, you’re usually looting for nifty items or parts for other crafting tools, like pipes for a furnace. In most cases, you find turds, paper, or just your usual aviator goggles. (I have actually found more of these than I care to recall. They are not useful in any way except for wearing. More pipes, please!) That’s in addition to hungry zombies, who again, want to rip your face off. Occasionally you stroll up on a tool shop or book store and find some really good loot. Really, it’s more often than not, but you get unlucky sometimes. In essence, cities are your best bet for good loot and loads of zombies.

Mining and hunting also come into play when you’re finally trying to make a forge. It’s harder than you think. Now, back in the earlier Alphas, it was just some rocks and clay. Then, you put in what you want, click on what you want back, and bam: materials. However, in the recent updates, it is extremely tedious. First, you need a Bellows. This is made by 1 Pipe, 20 Animal Hides, and 8 Wood. So you need to have found at least one pipe and killed at least 3 animals to even attempt to make a forge. So, for the forge now, it requires the bellows you made, 50 stones, another pipe, and 50 clay. Now, you have at least had to find 2 pipes. When I say these suckers are a pain in the ♥♥♥ to come by, I mean it. Maybe not so much in Singleplayer, but in Multiplayer, when 75% of everything you look at is looted; it’s a pain in the ♥♥♥. Back to mining: you need to do this every other day to maintain a steady supply of materials, because they go fast the first time you’re making tools and structures.
Even though the forge is hard to come by, it is a wondrous tool. Once you learn Steel Smithing from the skill menu, everything gets a little easier.

Oh, right, I left out the horde that comes on night 7 to rip your limbs off. About half of the previous comes after night 7, depending on what you have your timescale set to. When night 7 comes, the horde is immediately running to your location to kill you. If you die during that night, you will respawn a ways away from your base/last location, so it’s a good idea to mark with a waypoint where you’re staying that night. The best thing is to wait for morning and kill the horde off. Zombies are much easier to aim at when they’re not running around dodging your axe swings or arrows in the dark.

I probably left some things out, but I'm probably killing your eyes too, so I’ll wrap this next section up quickly.


Mechanics
  • To start, it's a voxel game, so there's that. There is no lawn mower, so your fists have to make due. The only way you can flatten a piece of land is to remove the grass/stones/whatever and place wood frames over it. When you place down dirt yourself, its automatically flat. If that was any other way, I would probably eat my hat.

  • When building structures, you have to be very cautious about supporting the floors. Big rooms require pillars for support underneath, so when starting out, build small. 9x9 is a good starting base, leaving 7x7 in the interior when the walls come in. When you know your going to want a basement floor or two, I've found that digging that out and building it up from there is the best method. Digging underneath your current house (with everything you've achieved staring down at you) and supporting it as you go isn't exactly my type of relaxation.

  • Traps and exterior walls prove an effective way to keep zombies from reaching you. Traps include wood log spikes (upgradeable), normal wood spikes (which break down after some time), and barbed wire. Concrete walls with wood log spikes and some type of net (iron bars) to keep screamers from crawling up your walls seem to be a great way to protect your home. When building your home in the plains or somewhere temperate, it’s a good idea to use iron bars for windows and metal trussing for the corners on the window layer. Both of these items you can shoot through.
    (This is starting to sound more like a guide than a review, but I want it to explain about the game in depth, so.)

  • Crafting is smooth, simple, and effective. Sub-categories help when looking to craft for experience. That's really all I can say.


Now, for the ONLY Con of the game:

[EDIT: (6/13/16) I find that this factor of the game is becoming increasingly cumbersome. I would really love to play this game on high settings, but due to this issue, I cannot. It is not my system, because all of my gear is new and pretty much top of the line. My GPU is a GeForce GTX 770 with 2Gb VRAM, I have 16GB of RAM on the motherboard, and my CPU is an overclocked Intel i5-4690k at a base clock of 3.5GHz (4.0 overclocked). That CPU is just as good as the new Skylake models. I checked. So, please, Fun Pimps: fix this game on PC before sending it to the masses on console. Do not abandon your fans on Steam.]

I find that the only con of the game is that it is highly unoptimized. the VRAM leaks constantly no matter what graphics card you use, and this can kill frames easily, and has caused my game to crash several times. The only way right now to fix it is to go into the video options and hit 'Apply' on your graphics settings, which seemingly resets the memory when it reloads the visuals. If the devs would work on fixing the VRAM leaks and cleaning up the engine a bit, this game would be so much more enjoyable than it already is. This con is especially evident on Multiplayer (which, I might add, is where all the fun is in the game). Despite this crucial flaw, I still have to give this a thumbs up because it’s such a great concept with potential in both the game and the graphics. Cough cough. @Devs.

Thank you for reading, and have a good one!
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768 of 1,017 people (76%) found this review helpful
769 people found this review funny
Recommended
369.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 1
This game is:
10% luck,
20% skill,
15% concentrated power of will,
5% pleasure,
50% pain,
100% reason to purchase the game.
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239 of 314 people (76%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
213.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 19
I like this game don't get me wrong, the whole surviving, looting, and building a base is really fun. PvP and griefers sometimes happen and trying to make your base theif proof is pretty hard as well unless you spam land claim boxes. The reason why I'm choosing to tell you to stay away from this game is that no matter how much you prepare for the endless hordes of zombies that attack every seventh night you can never be prepared for the teleporting, invincible, naked person wielding an infinite ammo AK47 that flies around killing you a few times before spawning a rocket launcher and blowing up all your hard long hours of survival. Now I know hackers are in every game but with the exception of two I have left half a dozen different servers after give or take 20-50 hours on that server before a hacker comes in and sets me back to square one. Great game, too many hackers to make putting in the hours to survive worth it. I'd avoid this game until they beef up their anti-cheat. Once that happens I'll gladly double and triple my hours in this game.
Great game, slow progress (still fun), unacceptably high number of hackers
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68 of 80 people (85%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
304.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 12
Day 1
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Load in procedural Navezgane with one other person spawn in next to a lone burnt out house with very little to offer. i soon group up with my brother and he tells me of a town he spotted on his way to meet me.

command console suddenly appears and i glitch out of the game.

reload, night is here, mauled by bear

Day 4
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Together we launch a small raid on Diersville and fortify a house on the outskirts of the town and the border of the National forest.

We begin preparations for night 7 and plans on the contruction of a bunker begin.

Console suddenly appears and i glitch out of the game again but plans proceed swimmingly.

Day 7
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Final preparations are finished and we raid the Diersville hospital aquiring much needed medical supplies for the night along with blueprints and gear.

The night begins with several load shrieks with a musical of screams and moans of desire for our flesh as we huddle in our cobblestone bunker reinforced with iron spikes along the top and along trenches around the sides.

Corpses tumbled off above us and the bodies of the dead created a makeshift bridge across our fortifications.

the door had been breached, but with a few well placed reinforced blocks they were kept at bay.

Morning comes and as the sun rises the music of dawn plays, the command console appears yet again to remove me from the game.

Day 13
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The Bunker is expanded and my brother and we gain a new member to our party and equip him with a new found sniper rifle. We tell him to post up on the second floor of our reinforced house just across the road from our bunker.

Day 14
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The Zeds stood no chance against our defences and they broke upon us like the sea against the cliffs. we held not losing a single wall to the undead hoards.

Day 17
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I set out alone to found a new outpost in the eastern reaches of Navezgane.

I begin demolitions of a gas station and build on top of its sturdy foundation but a pack of 7 dogs interrupts me and hastily dispatches me.

I respawn and quickly kill the remaining dogs and continue my contruction.
it has also occured to me that i have lost complete sound of zombies at this point and as a result am left in a constant state of paranoia.

Day 19
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Events take a turn for the worse as Honey, goldenrod tea and a hearty meal of bacon and eggs fail to increase lost wellness.
Despite not having a forge or any infrastructure i am plagued by routine Heat Hordes.
it occurs to me that all special events on the server happen around me, and myself only.

Day 20
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I begin the journey back to the outskirts of Diersville to prepare for the next bloodthirsty horde but i am quickly ambushed by a random heat horde spawning directly on top of my postition. I am eaten alive. again.

After reclaiming my equipment i move to salvage a derelict military camp in the frozen wastes but a group of 6 Frozen Lumberjacks spawn directly on top of me. i am stunlocked to death and eaten.

Day 21
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During a last ditch effort to salvage the military camp, the Horde spawns directly on top of me and my comrade and i quickly flee the scene. in my haste i accidently equip a flashlight on my main hand and it deletes my 550 quality sledgehammer.

Zombies are still silent during this time.

Day 22
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After innumerable crashes, horrible mixture of snow, sleet and rain. i am reduced to a shadow of my former being. i suffer from silent zombies, hypothermia, constant hunger and thirst and minimum wellness along with constant surprise hoards and horrid Frames per second.

i come to the realization that i am a masochist.
i also ♥♥♥♥ing love this game.


10/10 would get rekt by bugs again.
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57 of 73 people (78%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 6
Pros:
  • Very scary atmosphere
  • In-depth game mechanics
  • Good crafting system
  • Included tutorial

Cons:
  • Bad optimization
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186 of 297 people (63%) found this review helpful
173 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,980.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 4
It's fun.
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,162.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 18
Still in alpha, this game atm has 14 different alphas to download if the latest one don't work on your system, or if you prefer an older one. Also has an awesome discussions forum, if you have any problems with the game.

A game must have ememies, and this one have zombies, dogs, bears, gravity, weather, hunger, sickness, caves, water...
In an open world only your own imagination limits what you can do.

Many players have devoted thousands of hours to this game, many modders constantly adds new dimentions to your gaming experience, and there are plenty of server owners who like you to join in on their worlds.

I might have restarted this game 100 times, but never made it to the end. I don't want it to end!

Will you survive 7 days?
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51 of 80 people (64%) found this review helpful
66 people found this review funny
Recommended
33.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 15
-Found house and made base inside
-Chop every nearest tree around house
-Collect every small stone
-Loot every feather
-I had idea how to survive very long
-On 3rd day airplane dropped carepackage
-Runned like a boss to collect it
-On middle way i've got lost
-Got attacked by zombie bear
-Died painfully

10/10 Would run for carepackage again
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38 of 58 people (66%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
819.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 11
I love this game its a really good game 10/10 Here is my Sorta of Review on the game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH4OaICkRww&feature=youtu.be
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58 of 94 people (62%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
409.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
Runs like crap on my gtx 980. Chews RAM like nobody's business. Stuttering lag fest. Garbage optimization. Regression bugs come with every patch. Graphics look bad.

Gameplay has been fun overall and i did put a lot of hours in this game. But since alpha 13, problems are piling up.

I own this game since 2014, the development process has been really, really slow and i am tired of waiting for real performance improvements.
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