You become a survivor in the zombie infested ruins of society, and team up with your friends to remain among the living.
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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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May 22 Update Notes


If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".


  • Added "Owner [SteamID]" command to allow full server setup without console.
  • Improved respawning to have a 30 second home timer on PvP servers.
  • Improved respawning to have a 10 second rapid respawn timer.
  • Improved leaving to have a 10 second timer on PvP servers.
  • Improved help command to sort alphabetically.
  • Tweaked give command to create full items.
  • Fixed crazy insane wow texture bug.
  • Fixed saving generator state.
  • Fixed Linux loading empty bundles.
  • Fixed Linux server redistributables?
  • Fixed placing beds.
  • Fixed detecting whether files are needed or not.
  • Fixed networking buffer size.
  • Fixed SteamID commands when not on server.
  • Fixed crash when unclaiming beds.
  • Fixed loading state buffer size.
Thanks to everyone providing help crushing bugs on Linux! Keep it up!

This weekend I'll likely put out a networking test, heads up.

Thanks for reading!

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May 18 Update Notes


If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".


You may have noticed several updates that were switched on and then back off the last week or so, as the current major goal is to improve networking performance. I still have several things to test, but hopefully it will get much better in the future.

To help with this I've also added Linux support which should lower hosting costs and open up access to higher quality servers. There are still some issues to work out though, so the client is not yet in tip-top shape. When testing it on your server run it with ulimit -n 2048 as it currently opens too many files as part of mod support. Post any issues you find to the Bug Reports section!

Other than that I want to try and fix up the game as much as possible before moving onto new content and features such as hunting/fishing/the next map.


The to-do list page found here is now a lot more organized! If you want to see what is currently being worked on you can check back there. Patch:

  • Added ability to escape out of alerts on the menu.
  • Added colored chat support and R/G/B parameters to say/welcome commands. This is open to rocket mod developers as well.
  • Improved barricade/structure networking with many items in crates.
  • Improved dedicated server to show exceptions.
  • Improved dedicated server performance.
  • Improved tooltip to match the color if its button.
  • Improved tooltip to swap sides based on space on screen.
  • Improved inventory backgrounds to show item quality.
  • Improved cosmetic inventory scaling.
  • Improved vehicle speed smoothing on client.
  • Improved resource ID linking.
  • Tweaked "Effect Quality" to "Debris Quality" to make more sense.
  • Fixed changing resolution in-game.
  • Fixed bug when zombies respawned.
  • Fixed item positioning over network.
  • Fixed an exploit using rich text in chat.
  • Fixed changing scope resoltion in-game.
  • Fixed zombies loading on main menu.
  • Fixed invalid casts with attachments.
  • Fixed invalid casts with clothing.
  • Fixed elbow bending weight.
  • Fixed preview achievement.
  • Fixed dedicated server default quality.
  • Fixed cosmetic cloth swapping collider.
  • Fixed glasses not register for hair/beard.
  • Fixed loading structures extra packet.
  • Fixed message like reload getting colored.
  • Fixed vehicles not to damage structures.
  • Fixed slot items stuck after crafting them.
  • Fixed attachments save getting corrupted.
  • Fixed closing clothing UI icons file.
  • Fixed order of character saving.
  • Fixed some classes in the wrong namespace.
  • Fixed resource IDs needing to be continuous.
  • Fixed no servers box on server list.
  • Fixed confirmation buttons to reset after closing.
  • Fixed dedicated server failing to load visual clothes.
On a personal note this Wednesday is graduation! :D (Although there are still exams to do.)

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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 trees and rocks, 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.

Early Access:
This is the first public release of the game, but new features and content are constantly getting added as a result of community feedback. You can see how far the game has come with the help of the community since the original testing prototype:

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 256 MB available space
    • OS: Leopard
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 256 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
168 of 173 people (97%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
61.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Early Access Review
Easily one of the best free to play games on Steam. This is a genre that has been over-done, but Unturned manages to be unique in it's own way. Kill zombies, gather resources, hunt animals, craft things and scavenge for items. That's all you do.

You only have 3 types of enemies in Unturned, there's the normal, the military and the Mega zombies, the latter being quite rare and way more powerful which will make you want to run if you encounter one, especially if you're playing on Hard, but Unturned is more about the quantity of enemies... if you get swarmed, you're gonna have a bad time!

The beauty in Unturned stands in how simple it is, yet manages to be fun and quite graphically stunning. The developer team is just one single developer, and he's about 17 years old, that is something that should always be remembered, because not only does he update the game on a regular basis (about twice a week now), he has improved this game from an almost unplayable mess for older computers which was v2.0, to a polished and really smooth game v3.0 is.

I still haven't bought the Gold Upgrade, but I'm planning on doing it, just because I want to "donate" to Nelson Saxton, this is how Free to Play should be. There's no "BUY HP FOR 5$", the game is COMPLETELY free, and all you get from the golden upgrade is cosmetic stuff, like new facial expressions, skin coloring and access to the Gold servers, which are restricted to "Premium" members (great for when you want to avoid F2P newbies). Again, there is more content but it's not shoved in your face 24/7, and it doesn't really make you a superior, more well-equipped player for owning it.

There's a set of skills where you use the experience you gather from killing zombies, hunting animals and harvesting resources, these skills are all very helpful to your survival, and will take their time to be fully upgraded. For now there's the Offense, Defense, and Support skills, maybe we'll see more in the future :)

There are numerous items in this game and for the looks of it, new items are still being added in each update. Weapons go from Hockey Sticks and Golf clubs, to Sniper Rifles, Machine Guns and more. You can find some vehicles too with a Fuel system, which means you can't go everywhere with your car without scavenging for fuel first. There's also tons of food around, but good luck on finding it in good condition, because Unturned also uses an item quality system. You can eat a carrot, but if it's moldy, your illness percentage will increase and you'll end up scavenging for pills in order to cure it.

Do you remember how satisfying it felt in Resident Evil 4, when you had your inventory all organized and in place? Unturned now has the same type of inventory in v3.0, which is way more realistic than the inventory in v2.0. An item takes X number of squares depending on it's size. Oh, and you can choose 2 of these items for quick switching with the 1 and 2 keys, you'll probably put your weapon/tool here, since a zombie always appears out of the blue!

There's not much more to say about Unturned, it's a great game where you and your friends can spend lots of hours just creating a house and equipping it, or just scavenging and exploring Prince Edward Island to find all the secrets that lies within it. Unturned is a must play to anyone who has a Steam account, even if it is for just 1 hour, it will be enough to see the effort of a young developer which I undoubtedly respect. I'm not saying it's the best game ever, I even admit it can be a bit boring after some time (for me), but for the price of 0$, it's an awesome game, and I'm pretty sure I'll play it in the future to check out the updates.

Score: 8/10
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169 of 190 people (89%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Early Access Review
DayZ for poor people like me! :D
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134 of 147 people (91%) found this review helpful
66 people found this review funny
71.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Early Access Review
We collected berries and glow sticks for days and days, and then finally used them in a party where we got high and had epyleptic seizures.

10/10 would recommend to casual and hardcore gaemrs.
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88 of 98 people (90%) found this review helpful
200 people found this review funny
48.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Early Access Review
My friend and I join a PVP server

We found a set of axes

We tell everyone to beware the lumberj-axe

I see someone

I axe him a question

He makes fun of my axe-ent

I swing at him with my axe

"Wood you cut it out"

His friend sees the body and wanted the f-axe

I told him it was an axe-ident

He didn't believe me, so I ran towards the group of wooden sh-axe across the train tr-axe

I went inside and locked the door behind me so he couldn't axe-ess the room

But suddenly, he reports me for h-axe

I plead: "I'm not axe-tually hacking"

He does not believe me.

I am banned.
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64 of 67 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Early Access Review
This game isn´t a regular "Early Access Game" because Nelson Sexton updates this awesome game more than 10 times in a week, and does his best to fix bugs etc.
-Also you can go for co-op and it´s free, can this game get better?
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63 of 67 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Early Access Review
A 16 year old made a game better than most of the F2P games on steam (expect tf2). Think about that for a second.

It features:
Survival Gameplay
Realistic shaders
Open world levels.

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68 of 92 people (74%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Early Access Review
The book was better
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Early Access Review
never judge a game by its looks

also, I imploded my friend's ♥♥♥ with a shotgun shell :D.

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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
54.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Early Access Review
Hello, here are my thoughts and review for this game called "Unturned" currently in Early Access.

Now here is why the game is great

1.Gets updates everyday if not everyday then still every week for sure.

2.It's free it doesn't cost 60 dollars and more importantly it doesn't take alot of time for people to download this game casue it isn't 100 gb like every game now the size is actually less then 100 mb.

3.The dev cares for the community listens to people's ideas and more importantly the dev cares for his "game" not the "money".

4.It's not paytowin not even a tiny bit, yes you can buy a premium dlc but it doesn't effect the freetoplay player base cause the premium effect is only applied to premium servers which no freetoplay can join of course premium players can play on normal servers but they will not have any of the advantages in those servers.

5.The gameplay is also very great it's really very fun searching for food,weapons and other stuff and the skill point system is also great, there is also a option to use "thirdperson" view.

6.The graphics aren't the best but they aren't the worst for sure, the graphics are just ok actaully and pretty bearable.

7.Gun customization yes it has gun customization! You can attach silencers,scopes,grips etc, it also has character customization! which is also a great feature.

8.Game is going in a good direction the dev know's what he is doing and what his plans are for future unlike the most other "Early access" crap the dev's don't pretty much even know what they want to do or are doing.

9.The area of the game is thankfully pretty big which can lead to good places to build your base and fun searches for loot!

10.Cars really? yes i said cars i did, driving is not the best but it's not worst it's quite fine actually.

11.It has a crafting system which is pretty neat, but you might get alot of conusfed at first when crafting thankfully there are guides to help you get through that.

12.Sound's for guns and cars and all sort of that stuff are pretty neat and feel pretty realistic.

Now let's go to the bad stuff

1.It's unoptized it might lag in your computer but the dev is always trying to optimize more and more over time.

2.Hackers yup hackers not everyone in this game is a hacker for sure, but you might see a few hackers in your game trying to make you're experience bad but the game now has valve anti cheat VAC which i think has helped ban quite alot of hackers

3.Most of the community is very unfriendly you will see alot of naked man with knifes trying to kill you for stuff, also i recommend taking a look at you're back you're friend might be trying to......

4.The net code is not so good actually, you will expereince quite lag on most server's but the dev is always improving it, thankfully it does have a option to play solo.

5.Work in progress i'm still writing more over time.

What the hell are you really waiting? it's already way better then the other Early Access crap that's been put it to steam these days and even more importantly it's full free it doesn't cost you 60 dollars and it has a bright future, just click the play button and start having fun!
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
73.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Early Access Review
That's one of the best free2play games i've ever played since now.
The simple making of the world and the complex system to survive is just amazing.
In my opinion it's a mix of Minecraft and DayZ.
I love it and i'll continue playing this game.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Early Access Review
-Log on
-Looks like minecraft, feels like DayZ
-Get decent loot on mp server
-Have gun with sight, and a knife
-Almost complete ghillie suit
-One day i find a bottle of glue
-Think, this is gonna be awesome
-try to drink it
-doesnt let me
-who cares, i can still drink it in real life
Overall good game but need to add possibility of drinking glue, my friend Kevin wants to drink some,
10/10 would play again
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
87.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Early Access Review
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
172.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Early Access Review

This game is a great sandbox survival game where you can construct houses, kill zombies, scavenge for supplies, store the stuff you find and in multiplayer modes, fight against or with other players for supplies and survival. The graphics are not the fanciest that can be found out there, but it's because of the pure and unique style this game has. A moderately complicated crafting system is also present. If you like survival MMOs, this game is for you. There's also a singleplayer mode for a more peaceful experience.

1. The Actual Review

When I downloaded this game, I wasn't really expecting much, especially because my brother recommended it and most of games he likes, I don't. But it was a huge blast when I noticed how complex and how challenging this game actually is, especially in multiplayer modes. You can carry both a primary and secondary weapon (in the beta version 3.0, which is way better than 2.5), which are basically a rifle/shotgun/assault rifle as a primary and a melee/pistol as a secondary weapon. You can also find clothes, helmets, backpacks, helmets and many more items that will help you to survive longer by providing more space to carry more items, healing and protection.

2. Pros and Cons

- Huge sandbox experience;
- Decent amount of items;
- Difficult to survive when you are not experienced;
- In multiplayer, you will actually do anything not do die because the death penalty is high (this can be a con for some, but I really love games where you are actually afraid of dying);
- The dev takes good care of the game and updates frequently with new content and fixes (about 3 times a week);
- Good crafting system;
- You can create your own maps;

- The community is generally friendly but can be annoying depending on the server you join;
- Singleplayer gets very easy and boring after some time;
- The beta branch of the game sometimes experience a few game-breaking glitches that are, most of times, solved quickly.

3. Personal Experiences

>Second day playing multiplayer, naked, because I died in the previous day;
>Some guys who like to play as cops at stratford point guns at me complaining I'm commiting a crime by walking naked;
>I get a death penalty
>A mysterious sniper takes down the tree guys from a distance and I leave the place alive
>Mysterious sniper turns out to be a guy with a farmer's hat and military gear
>He gives me some food, water and orders me to carry a few things for him
>Minutes later, after helping him out a bit, I find a swiss knife and hide it from the mysterious sniper
>Fearing he will kill me after I have a considerable amount of stuff, but no weapons and that he's using me as a packmule, I backstab him in the head
>get all his gear and he comes at me, naked and carrying a rifle a few minutes later
>Rek him again

10/10 would rek the mysterious sniper again

>After one week and recently dying, I have a supressed sniper and a few things;
>I see a group of 3 full-geared guys with nightvisions and rare military weapons;
>I take one out with a headshot and the others try to hind behind a tree, but they're still in my line of sight;
>I take the other two guys out and start being called aimbot by the whole group
>They start to say in the world chat where they died
>as I'm taking their gear, a guy that barely has clothes hits me with a sledgehammer in the head twice and I die
>I respawn and go desperately try to retrieve my stuff
>Give up when I notice there's about 15 players fighting for the loot with snipers, grenades and assault rifles

10/10 would start a war again

There were many other epic moments that I wish I could tell, but my review will get too long! Do get the game if you like this genre and don't get very mad when you die!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
66.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Early Access Review
when u have a private server with some friends, u will have lots of fun :D
the updates REALLY improve the game and dont make it any worse!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Early Access Review
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
166.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Early Access Review
Very fun and good game, but it needs a lot of extra mac support since the recent updates. My game crashes almost once every 10 minutes and its a real hassle.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
46.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Early Access Review
Lets get this straight, the people that are the ages of 16-18 or maybe older don't have to just hate the game because of there being a bunch of younger kids playing. There is singleplayer option and there is also an option, for yourselves, to play with friends, if you have any (and to just say i am 16 years old).

But thats not why im here, this game has alot of potential, and for just one person making the game, is amazing. The gameplay it'self is great, the crafting system is even better, the skills system has a significant amount of different skills branching into three categories, the driving mechanics are smooth as well as the shooting and melee, the building mechanics are great, the storage mechanics are like what you would see in DayZ with items taking up a certain amount of space in your backpack, clothes, or even storage crates, the zombie AI are great, even better than DayZ but also being more easy to deal with in Unturned, and the graphics are not the best but being in the style that it is makes it better. Though this game still has some bugs in it being a free to play-early access game, but i'm sure Nelson is working as hard as he can to fix these bugs, and adding newer content regularly in updates with the time that he has.

Although the game can come to the point where it can get boring after playing it for awhile. But all and all i would recommend this game to people that can handle, being on servers with kids maybe, and can handle playing singleplayer by yourself because, servers don't always work correctly, but , i like the game and will keep playing as long as newer content keeps coming and will keep supporting it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Early Access Review
Unturned is a mix between a lot of brilliant games. There's Blockland, Minecraft, and practically every zombie game ever made. Taking elements that you'd see in all these games and blending them together oh so well. With the beta I can truly see that this game has some potential, and I can't wait to see what comes next.

The command interface for admins and host resembles Minecraft in almost every single way, but sadly with Unturned it's not an upgrade. The commands are super sensitive to any mistakes and the commands are very long, plus you cannot hit the up arrow and input your history. Anyone running a server for this game is going to have a hard time.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
115.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Early Access Review
A Free To Play Game That Is Really Good
I Never Seen Such A Good Free To Play Game
It Has Multiplayer, First Person, Building, Zombies.
Loads Of Places To Explore And Get Random Stuff.
Be A Boss In The Game And Kill Everybody And Just Walk Away.
My Rating For This Game Is 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Early Access Review
This game is so awesome! like minecraft + day z. Add more weapon pls!
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