Echo of the Wilds is a puzzly narrativy adventure, featuring randomised wilderness survival. Explore and survive this mysterious tale of wilds. Gather resources to build gear and sustain yourself, learning new skills, lore and the intertwining interactions between the various areas, seasons, and weather.
User reviews: Very Positive (95 reviews) - 83% of the 95 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 10, 2014

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"It’s an experience that imprints its greatest moments directly onto the memory as if they’ve been lived a thousand times."
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“Echo Of The Wilds is a mysterious, beautiful game that isn’t easily boxed and isn’t quite like anything else I’ve ever played. A strong narrative runs through it, nothing is as it seems and as the mysticism and nightmares pile up the reward is a glimpse through a window into a weird and wonderful world.”
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“Echo of the Wilds is gorgeous, a beautifully crafted survival sim with an expansive narrative and unique style. The story will appeal to those who like cryptic psychological tales and the writing is another strong point, a contrast of epic and unconventional that's entertaining, effective, and adds a lot of humor.”
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About This Game

Echo of the Wilds is a puzzly narrativy adventure, featuring randomised wilderness survival.

Finding yourself in mysterious forests you must unfurl a spiritual tale of solace before the unending winter consumes all. There a spirit guide will help you learn the skills of survival and the secrets of the wilds: why you awakened there, their purpose, and how to finally be free from its clutches and malevolent apparitions.

The gameplay focuses on exploration and survival of the randomised wilds. Gathering resources to build gear and sustain yourself, learning new skills and the intertwining interactions between the various areas, seasons, and weather. The game includes 40+ areas to discover and 225+ items, including food, resources, tools, clothes, gear and furniture.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 1.2GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8-compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Echo of the Wilds is awesome puzzle adventure survival game, It will suck you in from first minutes of playing. With cool relaxing music and great addicting gameplay it will surely give you a lots of fun hours.


+Great crafting system
+Cool story/adventure
+Mostly enjoyable

- Barely helpful tutorial
- 8,99 maybe a bit too much to pay for it full value

It is fun, good potentional to be very addictive, a must buy for anyone who like adventures.
Recommend an instant buy on 50% sale

Key was provided by developer for testing and reviewing purpose, no other compensation was included.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Echo of the Wilds is, simply put, an absolutely brilliant game. It requires extensive thought and planning to effectively survive in the wilderness. With the latest updates, death is no longer left to chance. There are a vast number of things to discover, secrets to reveal, puzzles to solve, things to craft, and objectives to complete. Throughout, the game provides a perfect amount of challenge, making the player carefully think and rethink about his every dicision. The story is compelling and strange, the music is mysterious and quite fitting, and the graphics are beautifully done. The game is dazzling.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
When I first bought this game about a year ago it was too difficult, but several updates later I have given it another go. It is very playable now. Still a challenging game, but the survival aspect no longer overpowers the puzzle/discovery parts. The style is cool, and the story is unique. Definitely worth buying even at the full price (totally a steal on sale).

Only warning is that there isn't a very interactive community around the game unless you want to come in and make one. The wiki is pretty empty and there is only 1 basic guide. You will be alone in the wildy :P Well almost alone... [*spooky noises*]

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This is a retro style game. If you don't like pixel graphic, you won't enjoy it.

It has nice story, there are many, many, many areas that you can explore.

The music fits the game perfectly.

The controls are simple, but you will need a while to get how everything works, cause the tutorial is bad (at least i didn't get it). The gameplay is really addicting. The crafting system is easy, so you won't have much trouble with making new items. The game itself is great, but there is a lack of guides, so you will need to learn everything by your own.

Besides from bad community, i really recommend that game :D Buy it if it is -50%!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
A 2D crafting/survival adventure/time-managment game with decent visuals and an okay theme/story. As a warning, I never finished the game (due to reasons below).

Days are split up into 4 time-sections and you choose where to explore each day until you run out of time. Any action that goes into the 4th time section will be limited as night approaches and the darkness stops your ability to interact with the environment (without a torch). One of the most important things you need to learn is that returning to camp costs no time so you need to drop off everything unnecessary in between areas (because inventory space is pretty limited).

Your only basic necessities are managing your hunger/thirst meters and gathering enough wood for the night's fire. Your goals beyond that are to tribute food/precious materials at the altars for more recipes, explore different areas, and learn more about the world's mechanics to survive into later seasons.

Personally, I would've liked a casual mode where you could save freely. It might go against the experience that the dev intended, but that experience isn't the kind I enjoy. Saving always seems like a waste of precious time because it takes up a quarter of the day and an offering. I think I read that the dev could 100% it before the end of summer (although he has added more things since then) so maybe time isn't an issue to someone who has mastered the game. However, that's not something you'd normally know and I've been a hoarder of rare consumables in RPGs and wasting a quarter of a day to save often is something I don't want to do.

My game locked up when I accidentally used reeds on a reed patch (no buttons responded except for the menu to quit the game) and I lost several in-game days of progress. On a x360 controller 'use' is mapped to B and 'cancel' is mapped to X (which was the opposite of what I'm used to) so that happened several times. Other than that, I didn't see any other bugs.

However, you might like that challenging/hardcore feel of needing to go through many playthroughs in order to learn, understand and get a little further in the game next time. This is a game that you need to get deeply invested in to do well at because there are a lot of little things you have to deal with.
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