Just Death is an “Open-World Sandbox Crime Game” set in procedurally generated cities. Just Death features an Online Open City mode, Vigilante, Bank Heist, and Gang War modes. Join in the development today!
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Mixed (25 reviews) - 44% of the 25 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 24, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I want to develop the game with the players! I know this sounds cliche but I really feel that building a "base" of a product, and finalizing it around the input from passionate members of the community is something I've always wanted to do. Instead of developing this product in a vacuum, or based solely on the feedback of a few testers, and execs at a publisher - bringing the game to passionate users in the target audience and tailoring the product to their feedback should save me time, and prevent unnecessary or unliked features from receiving my attention, while important features ( to the community ) will receive a majority of my development focus.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I'm anticipating the product being in the Early Access phase for 6-12 months. The actual answer is "as long as it takes" for the product to be fun, and to achieve the goals I've set for it, and those may change based on community feedback.”

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

“The full version will be more polished all around, and will feature a much more robust offering of multiplayer features. I'm keeping a forum topic of items being worked on here:
Some of the major improvements/features I anticipate (before player feedback), are things like:
- Improved character animations & animation system.
- More variety of character/player models.
- Additional building types in the procedural cities.
- More help & tutorial features.
- Enable dynamic creation of procedural cities in the client & server (currently I lock the 'seed number' while finalizing the procedural city generation algorithms, to help debugging).
- More variation of weapons available (already created just need to be integrated).
- More variation of vehicles available (already created just need to be integrated).
- Making the game more fun, in general.
- More Steam Achievements.
- Better support for virtual reality headsets (Vive, Oculus, etc).
- More servers & better multiplayer netcode.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The industry nomenclature for the state of the product would be "Pre-Alpha", or "Alpha", depending on how many new features the community would like me to add to the product. One other way to look at the first release is that it's "66% done", in the sense that I've spent 2 years on the game - and expect it needs about 1 more year of work. The game has 3 major Offline gameplay modes, and an Online open-city multiplayer mode. The game server technology is a constant work in progress, as is the game client. Some features are rough around the edges, and there may be crash bugs in the product. Also some visual elements of the product are in a somewhat early stage, and can be improved in the future, based on user feedback.”

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

“I anticipate the price of the product increasing gradually, as the quality and amount of features/content increases.”

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

“I love interacting with players/users and seeing what they think of my work, in a POSITIVE way. I've developed this game and engine by myself, from scratch. For a multiplayer"Open World Crime" type game, this is a huge undertaking. I have no illusions about the complexity and challenges of creating such a game. I've spent many years working on this and very much look forward to having constructive conversations with a mature gaming community as the product progresses in quality and content. Thanks a lot!

- Dan”
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About This Game

Just Death is an “Open-World Sandbox Crime Game” set in procedurally generated cities. At its core gameplay mode - Just Death is my take on the Vigilante genre. You must rid the streets of “thugs and scum” using your antihero, playing in the first or third person. Due to the procedural nature of the environments, I can provide ample replayability with ease. The game has an Online open-city multiplayer mode, and 3 offline gameplay modes (Vigilante, Bank Heist, and Gang War).

Gameplay modes
Vigilante ( clean up the streets from scum and bad guys ).

Bank Heist ( rob the bank with friends, and escape the procedural cities ).

Gang War ( fight for control of the city against other gangs ).

You can also play online in a multiplayer open-city mode.

Procedural City Generation
The core feature of Just Death is the Procedurally Generated Cities. With a feature like this, I can provide the players with almost unlimited gameplay environments, by simply changing the “seed number” used to randomly generate the world, or by changing the simplistic input splines which form the “backbone” or basis for the city generation. See the image below for a visualization of the input and output my technology can produce. One issue that has plagued procedurally generated environments for the longest time is that they always look “boring”.

My solution was to simulate every layer of a city individually with as much detail as possible, to hopefully alleviate the repetition. The static environment details I procedurally generate include: buildings, skyscrapers, roads, sidewalks, intersections, crosswalks, elevated train tracks, alleyways, plazas, parks, fences, traffic lights, street lights, trees, fire hydrants, phone booths, newspaper dispensers, trash bins, dumpsters, garbage bags, paper debris, sewers, vents, utility access panels, and more!

Below are a set of real-time images from the Procedurally Generated Cities in Just Death.

Core Features @ Final Release
- Procedurally Generated Cities
- Online Mulitplayer Open-City mode (64 players-per-server, currently supports 16 in test servers), and 3 Offline Gameplay modes (Vigilante, Bank Heist, and Gang War).
- 50+ Weapons (when game is finished)
- 25+ Vehicles (when game is finished)
- XP/Rank/Statistics tracking through Steam

System Requirements

    • OS: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 2.1
    • OS: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 5.1
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Mixed (25 reviews)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
This game has been completely abandoned - Do not buy this, the dev has just completely up and left this game.

Save your money and buy something else, this needs to come off from Steam.
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37 of 64 people (58%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 24
A fantastic start for this early access title, still Pre/Early Alpha and already has some entertaining features and gameplay, The car handling is a little stiff at the moment and its lacking more in-depth modes, such as Campaign or fully fleshed out multiplayer, Considering this was made by one man, its come a long way in a short time, with no help from Kickstarter (or any fundraising) and made solely by one person.

A bit on AI, On certain game modes they certainly get the job done, such as Bank Heist where you'll find cops swarming the bank and will kill you rather quickly, In the Vigilante mode (more on that below) the cops will attack you well enough but seem to ignore the biker gangs that attack.

Below I'll summarize each game mode then a quick bullet point for +/-/Neutral below that for the game overall.

Bank Heist Mode

I wish that you started in a planning mode or similar (like Payday) but currently you start in the bank as cops start to pour in (set after the heist itself), I'm positive this is just to give the player an idea of what the game mode will become, once the game is fully complete,

You have to escape the cops to complete it, You have three AI controlled partners that help fend off police, I jumped in a nearby SWAT van but unfortunately my AI team didn't follow (again its Early Access).

Vigilante Mode

My favourite mode so far, You play as a vigilante (A regular citizen that takes law into their own hands), You begin at your hideout where you can use money earned by taking down local gangs to buy weapons and new vehicles (plus drugs + tools but they were grayed out at this time),

You also have to avoid the cops as they will attack you on sight (vigilantes can look just like any criminal with a gun in reality), I'm really looking forward to this being built upon, I feel it has HUGE potential.

Gang Wars Mode

My favourite in terms of unique gameplay but seems to be the least complete, You choose a gang (one of three but can only pick the one for now) and control them via a RTS style gameplay or directly in third person, and slowly have to expand your territory while taking it from the other two gangs,

You buy weapons and vehicles with cash stolen from civilians. I found it hard to select more than one gang member and the other enemy gangs didn't seem to come after my territory (most likely a bug, again its Early Access), and I could't work out how to command the units in anything other than third person mode (could be me as I said)


At the current stage multiplayer is similar to vigilante but with other players and only some roaming gang members (that don't seem to attack), You can choose from a vast array of character models and the buying of weapons and vehicles work the same as Vigilante mode,

At the moment multiplayer is very bare bones and I would recommend the offline modes for now (can't stress this enough, its Early Access and made by ONE man.)


The character models and city are fantastically well created, with good animations and textures, The city has a day and night cycle with a large selection of weather effects (You can choose the starting time and weather on all the game modes as well) Snow, rain, fog, wet, clear just to name the current weathers, really made the city change atmosphere. Some ambient occlusion and sharpening effects seemed to be slightly too high (white blur around some edges).


Overall sound effects are pretty good, crowds or people shout when there is gunfire or if you bump into them, Cops bark their usual lines ("Freeze!", etc), Weapon sounds seem high quality and vehicle sounds seem to be acceptable.


Crowds or people come alive when any nearby fighting begins, shouting and running in all directions, Cops come charging to intercept you when civilians start to panic, interesting comic book like speech bubbles appears above talking characters, and Metal Gear Solid type exclamation marks above their heads to show they are reacting to nearby events.

Just Death shows great promise and with a committed developer, I see it going a long way, It's roughly 66% complete and has only just entered Early Access, considering this was made by one man, it's an incredible feat.

If you're looking for a feature complete game full of content, look elsewhere but if you want to support a dedicated and community driven Dev and help the game become great, £10.99/$14.99 is a good price.



+ Good Graphics
+ Good quality sound effects
+ Reasonable game modes (for pre-alpha)
+ Great FPS (over 100 when I was playing)
+ Committed Developer
+ Reactive crowds


= Multiplayer is acceptable
= Chat works in multiplayer


- Some graphical anomalies
- Needs much more content (Its Early Access however and made by one man!!)
- Clunky car controls
- AI inconsistencies
- No Tutorial
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 20
Updated twice, and then "worked on in private".

TL;DR: At this point in time, just avoid this game.

The dev may still be working on the game but when the last "Recent Update" on the store page of steam says March 4th it seems safe to say nothing has happened for a long time now.

When the game was first put up for pre-order I posted on the dicussion board questioning the dev on the games state his plan and the how what he appeared to be releasing was something that he had been making for years. I asked it in a rude way though and it was removed from the discussions. We continued to talk about the game and decided I wanted to invest in him and his game.

I must say after coming back to the game months later to see what has changed and finding nothing it definitely feels my initials thoughts were correct, in that he was trying to make some money off of his months/years of work.

This was especially disheartening as I felt that he wanted his game to succeed realised there wasn't many people buying and stood a large step back. I also invested hours playing and bug reporting in the hopes that the game would quickly get better over time.

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
Wtf happened, i was so looking forward to this game when it first came out and bought it the day it came out. After playing an hour of it i realized it was awful and not worth $15. I then returned it but planed to buy it much later when it was updated and overall a playable game (because the game sounded great on paper and had potential). I have now returned to see if its worth the $15 and shockingly it hasent been updated since i returned it. This game could have been great but there were so many things wrong with this project from the begining, that made it doomed from the start. First off charging $15 for this is almost criminal, when i played back in early march (which was the last time it was updated) it wasnt even worth $1 and im sure still isn't. So there was its biggest problem it was barely finised and not even worth $1 and the dev charges not $5 not even $10 but $15 for a game that in my opinion wasnt even 10% complete smh. The dev also said at the time that this game was 66% complete XD that was one of the biggest lies yet and i get it you want to give people assurance that the game will be complete sooner than later but obviously the game didnt even come close to 66%. Games like this give early access games a bad name and further show caution you need to have when making an investment in one. I was so looking forward to this game when it came out but the dev made all the wrong decisions: Criminal price, broken promises, and lies. If the dev had put more time into making the game playable instead of rushing it out and charging $15 or had just made the game FTP and get a decent sized player base to get good feedback then this game could have been a hit. So to dan, i suggest making this game FTP and dont give up on making your dream game come true. If you decide to make it FTP and begin updating it then i will change this review to thumbs up, but as it stands this is a unfinished, broken, scam game that is so disappointing.
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15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 28
Game is very bare bones right now. Not sure if it's even EA ready.. Although it's nice the developer wants help and advice on his game, the price is a bit steep for what the game actually presents content wise right now. Should consider getting more help for a game of the scope he seems to want to get it too.

Could be promising some day though, I can see the potential, just don't know if it'll ever get there.

He's got something going with the procedurally generated cities, and what he has accomplished by himself is a big feat.

At this time I can't recommend the game at the price its at and what is offered in the game. You die very quickly, the bullet spread is too high, cars steering is way off, can't deposit money to buy better weapons as far as I know, since trying earlier today. Pretty much all there is to do right now is run around , kill a couple people, then die. Like I said , with the description of the devs game modes, the game does have potential and hopefully can be reached especially if be plans on doing it all by himself. But that price point is a bit steep right now to justify getting it.
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15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 24
Been following this for a while. It's still in alpha, but with the help of the community, this will be done in a year, definately. Right now it's playable, so, unless you want to wait for a really functional game, pass this. Otherwise, uy a copy and join in on this community, I'm sure it'll be great soon.
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 25
Ok real review. My last one sucked and this game deserves a better review.

This title has so much for an early access game. There are 3 gamemodes with also an open sandbox mode. I've been only playing the sandbox mode but i'm not dissapointed at all. From my 0.9 hours playing (so far) expect to get 3-6 people to a server. But remember this, THIS GAME CAME OUT TWO DAYS AGO. I hope to see servers filled up with other players duking it out in little wars by the time the game finishes development.
This game has so much potential and i'm ready to see what the developer has in store for us. Get this game now, don't wait 3-4 months to get this game because i promise you, you'll want to see this game develop into something great. I really enjoy this game but some concerns i have is that the aim feature is a little wonky and in my personal opinion, i don't think there's enough npc's in the sandbox mode (probably add civilians?) other than that, this is a really good game.

Did i forget to mention this game is made by a single developer?

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18 of 33 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 25
I have only played the game in offline mode so that what I am basing my thoughts on. I played about 2-3 hrs so far and just wanted to get a quick review up for those looking to purchase. I will come back when I have played more to update.

The game is being made by one person so thats something you should keep in mind when making your decision to buy. I really think this game will be a blast once more features and game modes added. I can see multiplayer being the main attraction once there are more players. Right now its in full early access mode, which is all the things you would expect from a game in that state. I really think the price should be lowered a little while in early access because I dont see many people taking a chance with the price being what it is.

Anyway I am looking forward to spending more time playing and seeing what it has in store for us. The developer is a really good guy and has put his all into it. I dont think it will ever be anything like gta 5 but come on, what games are?
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20 of 37 people (54%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 27
Game: Just Death
Genre: Open World Third-person Shooter
Developer: Radioactive-Software
Publisher: Radioactive-Software
Copy supplied by developer

Just Death is a third-person shooter open world game developed and published by Radioactive-Software, and it's currently available on Early Access. The developer stated that it's completed at 66% and it will take at least 12 months to finish developing it.

At its current state, the Video Options menu doesn't work, and you are forced to change the .cfg file to set your resolution. And while the game actually looks pretty decently (especially the weather effects), there are severe performance issues and multiple but small bugs and weird things such as police officers constantly running somewhere, the lack of drivers in the vehicles and really wonky shooting animations.

There are three game modes available: Vigilante, Bank Heist and Gang Wars.
In Vigilante you go around the city to kill members of rival gangs. You can buy new weapons and vehicles with the money that you get from the dead corpses.
In Bank Heist you are part of a four-men team who just robbed a bank and must fight back waves of cops in order to get to the escape van.
In Gang Wars you play as three members of three criminal organisations and you conquer different districts of the city by killing every enemy in the area.
The shooting is very wonky and it's very hard to kill an enemy, so the best thing to do is to hit them with a car. Surprisingly, the driving feels very good, but not every person you hit with it dies, nor do you break lampposts or fire hydrants, and nor do the vehicles break or blow up if you shoot at them or crash them in the wall. You also gain XP by killing cops, civilians and thugs, and you level up, even though it doesn't change or improve anything.
Honestly, the game is actually enjoyable, and I can't wait for there to be more content in the near future. It manages to give you enough content to satisfy you as a customer, while also promising some nifty new features.

You die really easily and it is never clear how much health you have left. Also, Bank Heist is really hard to beat, and it isn't all that balanced right now, while Vigilante is really easy if you kill the thugs with a car. Also, the cops usually don't follow you when you start shooting at them.

The sound design is fine, but all of the dialogue from the civilians and the rain effects are really annoying, and it also lacks any music.

There will be a lot more content, and the current game modes (as well as a multiplayer component and randomly-generated cities) will keep you engaged for quite some time.

Overall, this is a good and promising start for a one-man developed game. Fans of open-world crime games will really like it.

Story: n/a
Graphics: 6.5
Gameplay: 7
Challenge: 7
Sound: 6
Replayability: 8


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25 of 47 people (53%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 24
What I am going to say is the game has potental. I'd rather you get the game now and wait a few months. Like Gettysburg: Armored Warfare don't listen to reviews. (I have played the game on Paradox.)

I'm not going to go into detail because the game is in Early access and there is not much to play at this moment in time. I will add your character feels very squshy. Other than that the game is solid, Meaning I haven't seen any bugs whatsoever. All I'm saying is buy the game while it's cheap then come back to it. Hell get a refund if you don't like it. I bought it to support the Developer.

Remember if there is something you don't like about the game please, go to the forums. dgreen is always looking for ideas and his update schedule is Maybe once a week or once every two weeks for this year.

If you have a feature make a post. Don't be shy :)
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0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: February 28
Just play GTA 5 online instead, no point waiting for this to come to fruition when GTA 5 is already a way better Game than this in it's current state or ever will be.
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0.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: February 27
Just another case of excellent idea but poor execution.
66% completed but Pre-alpha (yea right)
Buggy,Glitchy and overpriced..
Not Recommended.

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2.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: February 26
Just as the dev stated, it is 66%ish finished. However, this game is so addicting. Online play is so much fun. I love the system of killing for cash and xp to level. Not to mention after every session, one player is deemed the winner, so it gives an obvious incentive to be top dog. I would recommend this game to any true gamer that is wanting something more than your typical 1st/3rd person shooter. kudos danny!
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0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: February 26
great concept that has a lot of potential
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