You become a survivor in the zombie infested ruins of society, and team up with your friends to remain among the living.
User reviews: Very Positive (154,593 reviews) - 92% of the 154,593 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 7, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“More things are constantly being added and the experience will change over time. It's less beta testing at this point and more expanding on the game, although bugs and glitches are inevitable.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Most likely for several months, but it will depend on what the community thinks.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The current final release goal is to improve graphics, upgrade networking functionality, create more content and provide full Windows, OSX and Linux support.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is completely playable with hours and hours of content to explore.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“It will remain free, but the abilities provided by Gold may change. Nothing that will make the game pay to win, however.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Throughout all of the development so far popularly recommended ideas have been added to the game. This will continue through the Steam release with the forums. The Steam Workshop could also be integrated to allow the community to create their own content. Polls are widely used to gauge community interest in various ideas.”
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"A Blocky Open World Survival Game similar to Day Z, completely free and no microtransactions like Infestation. Also in Early Access, try it."

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October 9 Patch Information

This week I worked on separating out various Steamworks related features from one another (which should have been done from the start of development, if you have a time machine go tell Nelson to fix that). This will make working on the networking easier because it uses Steam's multiplayer API, and previously I had it entangled with other Steam features like workshop and achievements. Hopefully this cleanup will be finished with each service abstracted nicely for next week's patch. Rocket mods should be functional with these changes, as Sven [developer of Rocket] was kind enough to patch it with an early version of the update.

There were also some minor fixes alongside improvements such as:

  • Improved skills menu. [In the future will also show current/next +stat% info]
  • Improved crafting menu readability.
  • Improved escape menu to pause game.
  • Improved settings to save after changes rather than when closing application.
  • Improved speciality to impact which skills are lost on death, no longer abusable.

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October 1 Update Notes


  • Added map, item, vehicle, skin and object type workshop tags/filters. [Only compatible with newly uploaded workshop files]
  • Added item node type to Horde mode for getting items with score.
  • Added civilian night vision goggles. [ID 1044]
  • Added kryzkarek, yuri, nykorev, matamorez, snayperskya and viper drops.
  • Improved server list to not show results if version is out of date.
  • Improved consistency of economy items by making new tool/updating old to new format.
  • Improved military night vision goggles appearance.
  • Improved lovely mythic effect.
  • Improved mythics to lock to bones properly when leaning/looking.
  • Tweaked farms/bushes to give some experience.
  • Tweaked ace animation holding position.
  • Tweaked roadmap button text.
  • Tweaked zombies to wear any clothes.
  • Tweaked night vision colors.
  • Tweaked maximum ammunition spawn.
  • Tweaked zombie counts in Horde mode.
  • Tweaked wealthy mythic effect fade-in.
  • Tweaked bluntforce to spawn on Washington.
  • Tweaked some mythics to trail behind the player.
  • Tweaked divine/rainbow mythics to no longer drop.
  • Tweaked economy icon hosting to use AWS.
  • Tweaked party/freezing/energized mythics to drop.
  • Fixed skins on ready-to-use workshop.
  • Fixed missing key icons on box.
  • Fixed standing with non-space key.
  • Fixed muzzle flash/tactical light/etc locking.
  • Fixed glow on flashlight.
  • Fixed missing fuel tank at racetrack.
  • Fixed blowtorch particles.
  • Fixed taking off clothing.
  • Fixed headphones material.
  • Fixed glowing mythics casting shadows.
  • Fixed detailing on barrels.
  • Fixed glossy blood splatter.
  • Fixed including empty folders in maps list.
  • Fixed scrapping night vision goggles.
  • Fixed bright spot on road models.
  • Fixed moving muzzle flare in first person.
  • Fixed special case for Gold skin backwards compatibility.
Sorry about the super early update! Something got mixed up and some parts of the update were distributed incorrectly, so may as well release everything else as well. :)

One of the time consuming parts of this update is the tools upgrade for the economy. This is not really visible, but will make it a lot easier to quickly fix bugs or adapt to updates to the inventory service like tags.

Today I got a new AppID on Steam named "Unturned Experimental" which is very useful to test upcoming Steamworks-related updates without messing with the release version, for example adding the new Workshop tags! In the future it may be used for closed testing of networking improvements (it has its own listing on the server browser) which leads into the next topic:

Which of these would you like me to work on in October? Originally my intent was to create a huge Halloween event with Horde mode, but I think it may be more important and better for the future to really focus hard on optimizing the networking. I've been reading up on as many networking articles as I can find, and while 3.0's networking is better than 2.0's there's still plenty of room for improvement. Either way at the very least I will add some cool Halloween easter eggs/items!

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About This Game

Unturned is a sandbox game in the emerging multiplayer apocalypse survival genre. Rather than focusing on being an MMO it provides players with easy systems to sit down and survive the zombie infestation with their friends. Over the course of a typical adventure, groups will have a blast fortifying locations, scavenging for supplies, trying to live off the land and negotiating with other people. The game is being developed entirely with the community in focus, and tons of features are based entirely on feedback:

Players can build massive forts out of structural building blocks, or build onto smaller buildings in the world with barricades. It is also possible to create traps and intricate electronic systems. More options for building are constantly being added based on what the community requests.

It is entirely possible to live off the wilderness by harvesting resources, fishing, growing crops and hunting animals down. What sort of survival stuff is added is entirely decided by the community.

The game goes where the community wants it to. The initial release map is set on the lovely Prince Edward Island, but over the next few months many more locations will arrive for players to explore depending on what the community wants to see. Currently the island has plenty of interesting locations to discover and loot.

Players can choose to enter player versus player servers and battle other players to steal their gear. Banditry is highly supported with plenty of weapons and sneaky devices.

Players can join player versus environment servers to team up with other people, and easily create clans to play with their pals.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Leopard 32-bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Yosemite 64-bit
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 32-bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 64-bit
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
234 of 259 people (90%) found this review helpful
282 people found this review funny
281.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Early Access Review
My first time playing unturned:
-Spawn in as naked guy
-Try to punch a tree down
-Realize that minecraft lied to you, and punching down trees is hard :(
-Get run over by a guy in an ATV playing uptown funk over his mic
-Find ATV guy and punch him to death
-Steal all of his guns
-Threaten random guy in world chat to 1v1
-Realize that you suck at using guns
-Get killed
-Band together with a group of other naked men to kill the random guy in chat
-Beat him to death as a horde of naked men
-Get all of his stuff
-Drink some glue
-Talk trash to him over chat
-Turns out he was the owner of the server
-Get Perma-banned
11/10 best naked boxing simulator 2015 would kill server owner again
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167 of 219 people (76%) found this review helpful
86 people found this review funny
90.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Early Access Review
I got the crap beaten out of me by a naked black person.
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109 of 134 people (81%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
232.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Early Access Review
You can get high off of glue.
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86 of 115 people (75%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Early Access Review
> looks nice
> plays nice
> Zombies
> Cars
> ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Look
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
169.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Early Access Review
I honestly had no idea what to expect from this game when I first downloaded it. My first impression was some sort of DayZ and Minecraft mash up, and that is sort of what this game is.

First off, don't let the graphics fool you. It is kind of cartoon-ish, but the gameplay is actually better than I thought it would be.
In my opinion, to get the best experience out of this game, you need to play online with some friends. One of my favorite things is having to survive and gather supplies, all the while having to deal with other players who are likely trying to kill you. Its a very fun (and sometimes frustrating) experience.

For being free, and a not fully developed game, this is very good. As far as gameplay issues/bugs go, I haven't really found that many, it runs very well. This is not a game that should be very computer intensive, so most people shouldn't have an issue running it on their computers, and that is another plus to this game.

All in all, if you can't afford some of the zombie survival games out there like DayZ, or if your machine simply cannot run such games, this is a good alternative.

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