The cult classic open-ended wilderness survival roguelike RPG taking place in the ancient North. Throughout the years, UnReal World has been praised for its incredible depth, realism, atmosphere and immersion. Lose yourself in the most intricate, detailed and enchanting iron-age game world.
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Very Positive (260 reviews) - 96% of the 260 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 26, 2016

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January 6

The Finnish Museum of Games, we salute you!

Last Wednesday, 4th of January 2017, it was opening of The Finnish Museum of Games in Vapriikki museum centre at Tampere. And there we went. It was a pleasure to attend, to see the history being made with the museum opening, and of course to see UnReal World being part of the exhibition.

The Finnish Museum of Games tells the story of how digital gaming in Finland started, how it developed over the years and how it made it to where it is now. All the information there is available also in enlish. Many kind of great and crazy games to see and try, with video interviews and unique game related item collections to widen the experience. There are also theme rooms from different decades since 70's with not only the authentic gaming gear and games, but the authentic interior design as well. Want to enter a room of finnish youngster in 80's and play a little something with commodore 64? Or would you like to take a look of some handwritten game design notes from creators of say UnReal World?

Well, you better visit the Finnish Museum of Games then.

It's open now and it's a pure joyride! Whenever it's possible for you, go and see it for yourself!

Here are the links, and find some opening night joyride pics at the bottom.

For finns here's comprehensive article about the museum, and we are mentioned there as well:

The Finnish Museum of Games, we salute you! Cheers and thanks to the staff!

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December 22, 2016

Merry midwinter times - Version 3.40 for everyone

Version 3.40 is now set as our default release branch. Though it's still tagged beta 3 we're proud and happy to set it live as official midwinter 2016 release for everyone. Those of you who aren't familiar with 3.40 already can take a look at beta release post about most important 3.40 additions - or view news.txt in your Steam UnReal World folder.

(For those who for some reason need to play previous stable version 3.32 instead you can use prevstable332 password to unlock branch to opt-into playing version 3.32.)

And yeah, Steam Winter sale is also going on. If you're celebrating a festivity where giving presents is a custom maybe you'd like to take advantage of the sale and give your friend a gift to bring them into the Far North.

Merry midwinter times to all of you! Thank you for 2016 - and let's continue..

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“It’s a survival/crafting game that existed before the flood of Early Access survival/crafting games, and it offers a more complete and compelling vision than anything else in the genre.”
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“It’s an RPG about wilderness survival, with borrowings from the roguelike ocean, and an enormous amount of things to craft. It’s also, quite possibly, the best example of its type. Two decades of development have paid off and UnReal World has the most intricate procedural worlds to explore and perish in.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“The animal AI for instance is incredible, and you only notice it once you play another game like it. UnReal World is about realism; if it’s so realistic that you don’t notice, then it must have done its job right, and that is exactly what URW accomplishes.”
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About This Game

Into the Far North we shall take you -- as far as we can by the means of computer role playing...

UnReal World is a unique combination of roguelike roleplaying game and survival simulation set in the Far North long, long ago. Throughout the years, UnReal World has been praised for its depth, realism, atmosphere and immersion. The game is completely open-ended and you decide whether you wish to lead a life of a fisherman, a hermit searching for the peace, a brave adventurer, a rough hunter, a trapper or a tradesman.

As a member of one of the nine different cultures you'll enter a detailed and enchanting iron-age game world in which northern folklore, knowledge and way of life play an important part. The world and mechanics of the game are highly realistic, rich with historical atmosphere and emphasized on survival in the harsh ancient wilderness.

A wide world with vast forests, mires and mountains to roam and watercourses to row is randomly and procedurally generated - and you can live off the land and explore it on very detailed level. Track animals, set traps, hunt with bows and spears, tan hides, go fishing, pick berries, cook food, sleep in a temporary shelter or build a log cottage, trade with the villagers, craft items, interact with cultures near and far -- and so much more.

A few of the key features:

  • turn-based and open-ended - think before you act and live off the land as you please
  • random world generation for endless replayability
  • intricate procedural world full of wonders both mundane and extraordinary to explore on very detailed level
  • no character classes but nine different cultures to choose from
  • skill based system including multitude of skills from cookery to hideworking, from herblore to tracking
  • detailed terrain generation with diverse and accurate northern vegetable kingdom
  • convincing northern animal kingdom with species specific behaviour patterns and feeding relationships modelled in detail
  • keep in touch with the spirit world and the supernatural guardians of nature
  • find excitement in surviving everyday life and the quest for success in the harsh ancient wilderness
  • detailed combat (and hunting) with many tactical options and galore of weapon, battle experience and combatant related factors resulting in vivid and rewarding struggles
  • no "hit points" but detailed generation of injuries such as bruises, fractures, tears and cuts to specific body locations
  • injuries rated to determine their effect to physical activity
  • craft items from weapons to traps, build constructions for temporary shelter to log cabins
  • moddable crafting, building and flora
  • and so much more. Everything is up to you...

The initial UnReal World Steam release doesn't feature Steam goodies such as achievements, trading cards or cloud saves but there's no end in sight and all of those will be considered in the future.

UnReal World is the longest living roguelike game of all times. It was first released in 1992 and has been continuously maintained and developed ever since.
Over the years we’ve seen dozens and dozens of new UnReal World versions each of them being complete games of their own, and still there is no end in sight to working with updates and new versions. UnReal World Steam version out now is the third evolution of the game (3.*) and a great deal of updates, enhancements and new features to it will follow.

You can get to know it more and test for free at

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600 minimum resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600, OpenGL 2.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600, OpenGL 2.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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