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.
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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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September 18

Alpha 9.3X & Alpha 10 Status!

Howdy Survivalists, we inserted an anti-cheat hotfix into the Alpha 9.3 client and a have a new Dedi version up as well. Note: the version number has not increased for the client it still reads Alpha 9.3 and Alpha 9.2 is the rollback version. Both the client and server are compatible with old saved games and network games.

Official 9.3X Release Notes and Alpha 10 Status

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September 8

Alpha 9.3 Hotfix is out!

Good Day Survivalists,
Alpha 9.3 hotfix is out and here’s the skinny.


http://7daystodie.com/alpha-9-3-hotfix-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 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 wood, scrap metal and cobblestone 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



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

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: WindowsXP (Service Pack 3)
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double ram requirements. Also future releases may require more hard drive space.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB Dedicated Memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double ram requirements. Also future releases may require more hard drive space.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double ram requirements. Also future releases may require more hard drive space.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB Dedicated Memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double ram requirements. Also future releases may require more hard drive space.
Helpful customer reviews
65 of 74 people (88%) found this review helpful
131.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Early Access Review
7 days to die, October 17, 77 hours played, will continue playing today at 17:00

Its really hard and scary in the beginning. All those growls, whispers in the wind and many other sounds that you hear the whole time. But you somehow get used to it and start to ignore them as the days go by.

Started alone in Navezgane on medium level. Was like a real hell. Died 7 times a day. I was really thinking about quitting this game.

Then started to play with a mate. You gotta learn from your mistakes and find ways to overcome obstacles - thats probably the best part of the game. Switched to harder level in about 7 real life days and after another 7 days we realized we need even more challenge. Dieing once in 7 days is no fun at all while sitting on tons of supplies...

Now playing on random generated map, 70 zombies and all furious and running the whole time, hordes unlimited (0 setting). Thats when you get the real taste of it!
Just like a first day in game - you can only survive for more than 3 hours on hills or in desert (thats where they cannot catch you if you use the setting that they are always running).
We managed to build a little tower on 3rd day and it was almost destroyed the same night.
No food except cactus and blueberries,.. Few bottles for tea... Have not found any metal tool yet... Scared to think about visiting a town or green zone...
Man, only now i come close to understand what zombie survival genre actually means :)
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67 of 80 people (84%) found this review helpful
173.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Early Access Review
7 Days to Die is by far the best FPS Zombie Survival game ever made, if George A Romero had a threesome with Minecraft and Rust, this would be the love child.
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
364.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Early Access Review
I thought I'd take a bit of time to review this game since it's occupied nearly 300 hours of my life!

I'm a huge survival fan... horror is a bonus, but the idea of being alone (with or without friends) on a barren wasteland looking for food and supplies to survive really appeals to me. I've tried a few of the genre out there but nothing else has a hold on me quite like this one.

I like to play aesthetically pleasing games, and while I have no unrealistic expectations when it comes to how a game looks or feels, this game delivers for me on all fronts. I've never played minecraft for example for the simplistic look it holds... missing out? expect so.. but nevertheless, its part of what I need to feel immersed.

So what's different about this game? Well it's covering a lot of ground, from finding food, to staying safe, building, farming and a whole host of other stuff to learn and explore. It has melee and projectile weapons which really appeals to me.. theres a time for stabbing zombies in the head, and a time to just blow them away!

I like the fact some things are really hard to find... useful tools and weapons that once found you guard and protect and that the mood of the game shifts significantly during the night phase.

I could go on and on to list everything I like about this game, and while it's still in alpha I'm loving every minute of it. Sure there are some bugs and glitches, but overall this is definitely an alpha I'm enjoying.

If you like survival zombie games with a focus on building resources, weapons and bases, then I really would recommend you give this one a try. The updates are regular enough for me and a strong sense of acheivement in each one as they bring more rewards into the game. I will definitely be sinking as much time into this as I did with Skyrim (800+ hours so far).

Great work deserves great support.. I highly recommend you buy this today!
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
147.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Early Access Review
My first time playing this game was one of the most enjoyable noobie experiences I've ever had, digging a hole in the side of a hill before nightfall and hiding inside, starving and hoping nothing would find me, seeing sunrise has never been such a relief. After some exploration and scavenging for food and water, I found a town, thinking this would be a good place to lay my bed and fortify a building to try and hold off anything that came for me at night.

What a mistake that was, a horde came for me and trashed my defenses, the few crossbow bolts I had managed to craft were consumed in no time, and I found myself in a backroom hacking through the roof trying to find an escape route, my friend below me yelling at me to hurry up as he desperately tried to repair the door that was being pounded on by zombies. "I see daylight, I've found a way out!" Our glimmer of hope ruined when I looked down to see my friend, looking up at me, with the floor beneath him almost completely destroyed and a horde of zombies under him, barely a block left to stand on. I told him not to look down, but naturally he did, what ensued was a genuinely fearful collaboration of curse words, desperation wouldn't be a fitting enough word to describe it.

Genuine adrenaline rushes and forever fearing for your life, this game has brung about a whole new meaning to the survival genre, being in a fortified position and crafting yourself a lot of ammunition simply won't cut it, you can play rambo for a short time but your resources will eventually diminish if you use them too recklessly and you will find yourself back to being starving and hiding away once again, you really need to think about how and when you're going to engage the zombies by choice, because when a feral horde comes for you, you won't have a choice, and you better be ready for when that happens.

Not only is this game a great thrill-ride and at times a genuine tester for your grey-matter, it is also a brilliant game to play with your friends and rewards co-operative gameplay. Sustaining yourself, by yourself, is indeed possible, but with friends you can assign eachother certain tasks, for example me and a buddy built a fortified bunker with a deep mineshaft underneath, he spent most of his days underground mining, creating ammunition and such, providing me with raw materials, while I worked on our surface defences and food supplies. Do-able alone but so much more efficient if planned with a friend, or a few friends is even better, unless you are the hardcore lone-wolf type.

I have yet to play on a "no rules/ PVP" server, I can imagine that adds whole new elements of fear-factor into the game, knowing that other survivors may just snipe you from a distance and steal your stuff, at their own discretion, or maybe they will help you, it's up to them, I may build the courage to try this someday, at the moment I'm happy enough just trying to survive waves of zombie hordes on a PVE server.

Overall this game is already almost a finished product in terms of crafting and survival aspects, there is the occasional annoying glitch/bug here and there as to be expected in a game at Alpha stage but I have found nothing game-breaking as of yet. To think that there is so much more to be added in terms of character customisation, experience points, more weaponry etc. is a very exciting thought indeed. I can see this game making a huge impact on release, it is genuinely brilliant fun.

Highly recommended, especially playing with friends!
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
191.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Early Access Review
Truly more satisfied with 7 Days to Die as time goes on. A rare thing for early access,
I have followed this game since early development. This game has came leaps and bounds above what it was before.
A true masterpiece in the "Sandbox" genre. Highly customizable difficulty keeps the game challenging when you become a veteran of 7DTD.
The development team really keeps their word on what they are going to implement. A rare thing in Early Access as I have come to learn. I've had fun playing this game for a long time now. Nearly 200 hrs logged ingame.
Truly the only Early Access game I feel more satisfied with as time went on. Thank you The Fun Pimps! You guys really do pimp out the fun! =)
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
122.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
Disclaimer: I am writing this from a casual gamer's point-of-view.

My initial reaction to 7 Days to Die (having bought it after Alpha 9.3 came out) was that it was a more realistic and terrifying version of Minecraft. I mean, it's not really like Minecraft, but in a sense it is? Let me put it this way, at least initially, surviving is quite a struggle compared to how simplistic it is in Minecraft. The zombies... are formidable; zombie dogs that are scary enough alone lead to heart-pounding panic in a pack - not to mention the fact that (on default settings) zombies RUN at you at night.

There are some weird glitches here and there with the zombies doing things that I'm fairly certain they shouldn't be doing (clipping through surfaces, bouncing up and down streetlights, once I managed to fall through the world and managed to see this zombie falling with me - I waved), but all in all, the zombies are a huge plus.

I'm a little bit bothered by the hunger mechanism in the game, but it's not a huge issue. I personally believe that for a very realistic game, it's very unrealistic that it takes around 30 pieces of raw corn to sate my hunger. 30 pieces of raw corn is probably around the size of my character's entire torso.

Next up would probably be the graphics. My laptop has a pretty decent graphics card (GTX 760M) so it doesn't really have much of a problem with FPS drops, but I've been told by several people that the new HD textures are causing quite a bit of issues for them. Maybe an option to toggle the texture quality would be nice? That aside, the textures look pretty darned good (to my untrained eye).

The crafting, inventory, and mining systems are pretty similar to those of Minecraft. You have a little grid on which to place materials, wait a certain amount of time, and voila an item is produced! The amount of recipes in the game are pretty diverse for an alpha stage game - yes, there are things that aren't available that I would like to be able to craft, but there is no real shortage of options. The inventory is pretty straightforward. Literally the same as in Minecraft (which actually isn't that bad). Mining is a bit more time consuming and a lot less diverse. There are just layers and layers of stone, some ore here or there (where are you tungsten? where?), and a severe lack of gravel compared to prior patches (please feed my concrete addiction). Mining is pretty monotonous. I try to have a movie playing on my other monitor while I hold down the mouse button. The whole "structural integrity" business doesn't really impact much. Maybe it's just me, but I don't really understand why anyone would attempt to build a random floating object. Zero-gravity fields are a bit too much to ask for on a post-apocolyptic Earth.

After securing a pretty decent base and renewable food and water sources, the game begins to be pretty repetitive. You build your base, you prepare for the big horde every 7 days, you kill the horde, you repair your base, you prepare for the big horde... I find that to be the biggest issue with singleplayer. I mean, exactly how many ways can you kill a horde until it starts to not be as interesting anymore? But, this is still alpha, and I believe that the amount of features out at the moment are pretty sufficient anyways.

The real selling point of this game? Multiplayer. Fighting zombies with friends, fighting enemies with your friends, fighting your friends because they got higher grades on their midterms compared to you. For a game that lacks an end game, a purpose (other than surviving, which honestly gets pretty easy after a while - unless you were masochistic and set all zombies to feral), or a storyline, 7 Days to Die is still pretty darned fun.

Thanks for reading and I hope this helps your decision making some.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
I shall review this game in a series of categories that all zombie games should have, namely:
Survival
Crafting
Character Skills
Building
Combat
Game customization
Multiplayer
Lag, Graphics, and all that.

1. Survival: 7 Days to die takes a very enjoyable path through surviving, you need to build structures, but you can't simply punch a tree to get the resources, so you have to scavenge before you can fortify, you need to stay well fed and hydrated to get anything done, which is really great, although the game does not incorporate things like anxiety and temperature yet. I hope they will, because those would be great. The Zombies can either be set to running all the time, only running at night, or not running at all, but despite the settings, you will eventually die. I once played a world where I disbled zombie spawning for a week, then set them to never run on the 8th day, and I died at 8:12 AM. I would give survival a 8/10.

2. Crafting: The game has an impressive crafting system, that you don't need a wiki for. You also can't simply create a house in the forest without gathering materials, to make a furnace you will need to either steal a pipe from another player, or loot one from a town. And to make glass jars, you will first need to find one to make a mold with. Unlike minecraft (Which too many parallels are drawn with), you need to find supplies to get better supplies, you can't just craft a gun out of iron ingots without a mold of the gun's components. Sometimes you will need to read a book you find to learn how to make something, (You can't make a wrench without a home repair book, etc. etc.) which makes the crafting feel so much more realistic. Crafting would get a 9/10

3. Character skills: These are kinda lacking in the game, as there is no current skill tree. Which I am slightly glad for. Most games seem to have a "When you kill X enemies, you can increase your knowledge, strength, agility, etc. Which will in turn increase your skills." Which is sorely un-realistic. A proper tree would involve doing an action to increase a skill, which would in turn increase your stats (Shooting a rifle increases your rifle skills, which boosts your marksmanship stat, Sneaking around zombies would increase your stealth skills, which in turn would increase your agility stat.) So if they do incorporate a skill system, I hope they do it that way. But for the current system, I would have to give a 0/10

4. Building: This is probably one of my favorite parts of this game, for it includes physics! You can't pull a minecraft and build a skybase, but if you do, you would need a ton of support beams holding it up. There is also weight in the game, if you stand on an unstable platform, or throw a heavy object onto one, it could collapse, potentially killing yourself and some zombies. I also really love the way you can use voxels to build houses, but the natural terrain will smooth out, making the hills and valleys look realistic. Building gets a well-deserved 10/10

5. Combat: This game has a decent combat system, with melee being your standard "Move in, click to hit, move out." technique, but the ranged combat is where things get a little funner. There is a stealth system, which allows zombies to see, smell, and hear you. Using a gun will make a lot of noise, which will attract more zombies, whereas a crossbow makes next to no noise whatsoever, allowing you to take out a zombie without attracting the horde. The zombies have a decent AI, nothing too special, but smart enough to sometimes avoid your pits-with-spikes traps you lay out. Using the physics in combat is truly enjoyable, (I really love putting explosives around the supports of structures and luring a horde inside, then shooting the explosives and crushing the zombies.) The only things that should be added to the combat would be improved melee, and the ability to make leaf-and-branch coverings over pits, making zombies less aware of them. Combat gets a 7/10

6. Game Customisation: You can either play on a prefabricated world, or a randomly generated world, you cannot create a custome world yet, but the devs have promised that. The amount of settings you can change on your world, however, is amazing. You can control everything from how long the days and nights are, how many airdrops you recieve, how fast you can open things, (Gun safes, cupboards, etc.) to how aggresive the zombies are, how much damage they deal, how long they will search for you if you sneak away, and even how many will spawn. Game Customisation gets a 7/10.

7. Multiplayer: I have not done much with this, but what I have done has been really enjoyable. I have gone on a server, talked to a guy, agreed to meet up, got sniped by his rival, respawned, locked out of a house, trapped in the open all night, found a city, met the guy, traded stuff, locked myself in his house, almost starved while he scavenged, found a gun in his house, teamed up with him, killed a horde of zombs, got bit, I told my friend, and so we started a search for some antibiotics to stop the infection, I almost turned, he killed me, took my things, and left me to respawn all on my own. The multiplayer is really great. The ability to friend people, making your house and coords visible to them, (And theirs to yours) seems to reduce the amount of betrayals, (You don't want to cross someone when they know where you sleep.) Making it a lot more enjoyable than other survival games like minecraft. Multiplayer gets a 8/10

8. Lag, Graphics and the like: The graphics are astounding, with beautifully rendered trees, disgusting zombies, smooth landscapes (The game was originally voxel based, so the smooth hills look beautiful) and amazing locations. It is all so realistic I greatly enjoy it. The game has detail, right down to the grass swaying in the wind. The only problem with this is that it creates an IMMENSE amount of lag. I can get good fps if I stay in a small location, or if I stay away from towns and forests, the ability to reduce video quality is also lacking, so if there was a setting that would cause trees and grass not to sway in the wind, as well as reduce particle effects, those of us who have wimpy computers would be able to enjoy the game so much more. Graphics and Lag get a 5/10 (5 For beautifulness, -5 For intense lag)

So all in all, I would give the game a 8/10 for epic zombie survivalness.

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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
104.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Early Access Review
I've been looking for a realistic zombie game for a while now, and while this is not perfect (headshots don't always kill, very few improvised weapons, you can cure yourself, etc.) it's pretty close, and it's in Alpha anyways so it's subject to change.

It's pretty darned satisfying when a biter steps on one of your mines for the first time, and it's not to difficult to take out a few of them even starting out after you get the crossbow. It's also pretty cool to build up some deffences like sharp sticks and stuff and watch the bastrids kill themselves at night.

The learning curve is pretty steep though, so you may want to look at some videos or whatever before you start.

Starter tip: Make a stone ax (stick, from punching a bush; plant fiber, from punching grass and crafting it up; and a sharp stone, made from a small stone you can find on the ground). It's an ok starting weapon (though you may want to trade it in for an iron/spiked club when you get the chance), and you can use it to chop down trees and dig clay to make molds for ingots.

Bonus starter tip: Get a ranged weapon (a crossbow works) or make a good melee weapon (at least an iron club) before you barge into a house looking for loot. As a matter of fact, don't barge in. Wait for the zeds to come out and then snipe 'em.

Anyways, it's damned fun and *mostly* bugless as far as I can see. Worth the price too, but if you can't afford it then you could probably wait for a sale. Then you should deffinitely get it.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
58.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
First off I would like to say this is a great game, and hope someday in the future when it is completed this game gets ported to the consoles. There is no game that I know of that has crafting, survival, zombies, multiplayer of this caliber. This game is gorgeous. From the moment the sun sets in game, to the moment the sun rises the game is awesome.
When I first tried the game, I was very skeptic, I was like great another zombie shooter game, boy was I wrong.

The amount of depth the game has at this early stage is pretty impressive. The Developers are always actively keeping us up-to-date on their progress and constantly showing pics of improvements coming to the game on their blog.

I'm currently playing on a public pvp server alpha 9.3. When you first go into the game, it is extremely overwhelming as the learning curve is steep. There is no tutorials so you basically would have to ask people online, or look at some YouTube, wiki, and do some trial and error to learn some of the games mechanics. First person shooter players will feel right at home here, as the controls are basic.

When you start your first game, you start out at virtually very little items. You quickly learn that zombies are all around you and you have a limited food supply. You quickly scrounge around in cars, trash bins for food and must collect items to craft basic items to help you with your survival.

The crafting menu is straight forward you start out with know recipes such as a stone axe. Crafting an items is simply as just clicking on what you want to craft from the list, drag the components to the grid and click craft. After a short time the item is crafted. As you progress in the game you will find more new books that unlock new recipes. You can create forges that smelt your mining ores such as iron, and you can create a campfire to cook eggs, and raw deer meat (yes you can kill bambi!). Sleeping bags and beds crafted are used to save home locations so when you die you can respawn at them. You can farm food to grow, such as potatoes or coffee beans.

The map is huge, plenty of room to roam around and explore or go underground and create secret underground bases by digging. Zombies are slow at day and fast at night, there cute and cuddly but enough to easily overwhelm any player base not properly prepared. You will die a lot in this game, from starvation, diseases and other craziness in the game.
So if you’re an explorer or builder type, this game has plenty at its development stage to keep you busy. I recommend playing with friends to enjoy the many "oh ♥♥♥♥" moments you’re going to have trying to survive against hordes of zombies.

What also makes this game unique is the importance of certain blocks in the game that form the many structures in the game such as buildings and farm houses. For example cement blocks have both a structural integrity that can withstand a lot of damage and has a threshold on the amount of blocks it can hold when used for building. Exceeding these capacities when building and not placing the proper foundation to support buildings can cause the whole building to collapse, pretty impressive from an engineering perspective. You can fortify buildings and upgrade doors windows etc., to withstand more damage.

There are many things planned for the game, such as in game vehicles, npc's, and story etc. This game is a good mixture of everything we love in mine craft, left for dead, and fallout games.

It is a great game and I highly recommend!
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Early Access Review
Let me start off and say this, I hate early access games! I tired multiple times to get into this game and HATED IT AT FIRST. That being said one night I decided to read a guide and see if maybe I didnt like the game because I didn't understand it. After that the game became pretty fun BUT when I convinced my friends to get the game THIS GAME BECAME LIKE CRACK.

PROS
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+ Basically "adult Minecraft"
+ In-depth building system (way more so than Minecraft)
+ Customizable Difficultly settings!
+ Huge map / Random gen map
+ Hard! (It gives you a reason to keep playing after day 5)
+ Fun Co-op!
+ AT ITS CURRENT STATE IS VERY PLAYABLE
+ Already so much and hopefully much more to be added!

CONS
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- Graphics are a bit of a turn off
- Do not spawn with friends at start (but after you meet up you can set spawn with each other)
- Zombies can sound close but be far and vise versa
- Online has many "sketchy" players, needs better anti-cheat
- Needs more player customization
- NEEDS MORE FREQUENT UPDATES!
- with friends is addicting as fudge
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To sum up think about it like this...

Did you like Minecraft/Garrys Mod? Its alot like that but harder and more realistic.
Do you like survival games? This game can be set to a hard ♥♥♥ difficulty, personally I like my games hard.
Do you have friends and like COOP games? This is definatly one of the better ones.
Are you going to ease up on the game and take it for what it is rather than what its not? Good, you should do that.
Got 25 bucks? Buy it. Easily worth it.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Early Access Review
This game has potential,but as it stands has some severe flaws. Zombies can and will break through any building material, to the point of manageing to break through solid concrete after a few days. Zombies spawn out of nowhere, and will continue to spawn even after an area is lit up. "Special zombies" such as dogs and mutated bees are impossible to shake baring them getting stuck on world geometry, and are increadbly annoying. Pretty much every mechanic in the game is stacked against the player. Dispite all this, 7 days to die is beautiful, with a very transparent development team that deserves support.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
88.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Early Access Review
Best game I have played in a very long time. It is still in developement, but is better then anything most major game studios have put out in years. Easily.
- If you at all have interest in killing zombies then this is for you.
- If you at all enjoy immerisive survival(ie splinting your leg when you take a fall, drinking boiled water instead of water straight from a pond) this is for you.
- If you like exploration this game is VERY MUCH for you.
- If you like crafting/building games (ie minecraft) this game is right up your alley.
-Please note, this game will take you more then a half hour to understand. It is hard, you will die, a lot. Once you get your feet under you, and start procceding along the learning curve, the game opens up and is quite exciting. I have been playing avidly for over a week now and I am still being amazed by the content I am discovering and starting to incorporate into my play style. (ie farming coffee so I can go caffine crazy and sprint like a track star. etc)

Furthermore, it should be mentioned that when creating custom worlds to play in the user can extinsivly customize the game settings, tailoring the game to whatever is more entertaining for their particular play style and interests. (ie I have a friend who doesn't enjoy survial games, he plays it as just a FPS zombie horde slaying, exploration game.)

In conclusion, this game brings together aspects of a lot of games, in one package that functions quite well and provides a challenging, immersive, custimizable, and extremely fun experience. Expect to find your self playing this game significantly more then you may of anticipated. I sure have!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
very awesome game but I wish they would bring back or let people have an option of whether or not they want the radar for zombies mini map thing. Although, I will say, without the radar it is like 50% scarier than it was before.

I recommend buying it, it worth it's money. Even though it's still in alpha and has a few bugs it's pretty good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
I've just the game and at first I wasn't immediately impressed. I was pleased by the gameplay I'd seen on YouTube but given my limited understanding and (most importantly) my one dimensional thinking, and my first 45 minutes in game were not pleasant. My buddy and I got together with someone who'd been playing a touch longer and she showed us a few things we weren't thinking to do.

My buddy and I come from playing all manner of games but when it comes to survival games, DayZ is where we started REALLY getting into those hardcore kind of unforgiving games. But it is limited in what it all can do. We moved on to DayZ Epoch and even still, given everything it's capable of, we just weren't prepared for this level of construction and destruction. The sheer amount of freedom you have at building and destroying things, is mind boggling. I can safely say, my initial impressions of this game were WRONG. I love this game and I've already begun building my secret underground base. It's insane what I can do.

It won't be for everyone, I know that but really, if you're into minecraft and/or DayZ, give this game a go. It really is something fresh and the devs did a great job here. The only major issues I can level at it, for the moment, is perhaps graphics but I'll take a hit in that department for wonderful gameplay and that's where this delivers. There may be other cons but this game isn't a full release yet so listing them would perhaps be negligent on my part, as given that it's an Alpha, problems are to be expected.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Early Access Review
awesome!!!! watchout for the 7th night guys :P sooo many zombies!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Early Access Review
This is a great game; however, there is one huge problem with it and how it was sold. If you want to play multiplayer you have to either play on someone random's server, host your own, or pay for one. I was not aware of this when I got it and was hoping to play with someone and now I can't. It's a great solo game, but it seems amazing with multiplayer, and with those previously mentioined restrictions, it's a no-go. Would be nice if it had a 2 player multiplayer without having to pay for a server or trying to host it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Early Access Review
A brilliant combination of your favourite voxel crafting game and your favourite zombie game, all in one neat infinite world multiplayer survival package without the abundent bugs and general lousiness of a crafting clone. This game has come a long way and is very well done.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
204.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Early Access Review
7 days to die survival guide.

Civilization has failed, you are one of very few survivors lost & alone in a desolate world. Equipped with only your head & hands you must survive in a pocket of habitable land surrounded by blasted rubble & irradiated wastelands. To make matters worse, the radiation has mutated a common flu bug into a terrifying disease capable of raising the dead. Can you survive?

First & foremost you must become a scavenger, loot every item you see. Pick up every rock, feather, stick, or scrap of metal you find, every item has a use. You will need tools, if you happen to spawn close to a road carefully check for vehicles to loot.

There are usually also zombies around cars, don’t let your guard down. If you are lucky you may find a tool or weapon, regardless you should construct a stone axe. It may be crude, but it is the best multi-purpose tool at the start. It can be used to dig holes, chop trees, break boulders and in a pinch can also bash in the head of an attacking zombie. Once you have a home, it can be used to repair blocks.

How do you survive the menacing zombie horde? Running away is always the safest option, but sometimes you have to stand and fight. What would Darryl do? (WWDD?) Darryl would find a crossbow, or better yet MAKE One. This is where all those sticks & stones you've been picking up are going to come in handy. While you can find feathers in rubbish piles, loot birds nests, AS they often have eggs, which you can eat - preferably cooked. All the foods you cook can also be eaten raw, if you don’t mind at bit of food poisoning, which is preferable to starving. If you have full or high health, and a water supply the food poisoning wont kill you, just make life uncomfortable. Same thing with Diarrhea from drinking murky water.

In later versions of the game these will impact your "wellness" which most likely will affect things like movement and loot speed, as well as how long it takes to break blocks and zombie skulls.

Now that you have a silent & deadly weapon, and a crude but effective tool, its time to start thinking about the future. You can stealth to avoid zombies, and gather materials more efficiently with your stone axe. Boulders can be broken & trees chopped to provide more sticks and stones, this is safer than wandering around gathering, and the zombies don’t seem to be alerted to the sounds.

If you have a decent melee weapon & full stamina, you can chase down a pig & beat it to death. This will also alert every zombie in the vicinity to your presence, be prepared to run! Rabbits are easier to kill, one hit with your crossbow will mean instant death if you can get one to stop moving long enough. Bucks are the best, from a long distance you can often shoot one 3 or 4 times and it won’t even run.




Once you skin the animal, find a place to store the meat, even if you have to place a box on the ground & mark the location, its better than carrying it around attracting all the walkers in the area. With few small stones and some sticks, and you can cook the meat & make a quick meal.


To move beyond subsistence level you need two items that can be a challenge to obtain, but once you have them your, future is assured. First thing is a short Iron Pipe, which allows you to build a forge, and clay to make molds for it. Pipes can often be found in stoves & air conditioners, if you aren't near a building, a blasted ruins may contain a toilet which you can break it to get a pipe. Clay is found near rivers & lakes, or you can use corn meal! If you are nowhere near any building, just keep searching. Some zombies may drop a pipe when killed if you can, loot any that you kill. Follow any road you find, eventually you will find a gas station.

Before it gets dark, you MUST find shelter. Wandering in the dark will get you killed. If you happen to have a light source, it will attract them, and at night zombies are far more feral. Find & fortify a house, or in a pinch dig a hole * crawl inside. Night time is best used crafting, forging metals & boiling water. Try not to make too much noise even if hidden indoors at night, as zombies sense your presence. In fact they will often try to smash their way into your shelter even if you are completely undetected. Make sure you have an exit for such an eventuality.

It has been my experience that every SEVEN DAYS there is a massive night raid, if you do not have sturdy walls they will get in. Reinforced concrete walls, metal reinforced wood, or lots & lots of stone between you and any entry point are your only protection on those nights. Be prepared to conduct extensive repairs once the sun rises.

What comes next? Scout the countryside & gather better supplies, having guns & ammo will make your life much simpler, and make your forays into the urban wilderness much less terminal. The ultimate survival tool can be found if you locate any abandoned military outposts & loot the munitions boxes that they usually contain. Having a 44 Magnum and a Sniper rifle make the experience even enjoyable! With a submachine gun, you can decimate the largest feral horde.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Early Access Review
I recommend this game to any player who loves DayZ and Minecraft, basically two games joined together if not better, really addictive gameplay especially if you play Co-Op with someone, or just the multiplayer in general. Worth the price!!
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
AMAZING GAME! Only problem I had was the animals glitching on the water and turning in circles.... And the graphics of some parts of the game could use improvements. It is a little tricky at first and confusing but once you get a hold on it there is no stopping you! It has absolutely amazing crafting recipes and are very in depth. The developers have done an amazing job with the crafting system and im sure have more in store! 7 Days To Die is an amazing work in progress that i am sure will blow your mind away. 10/10 for me! :)
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