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.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (17) - 94% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (367) - 95% of the 367 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 26, 2016

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December 22, 2017

Season's Greetings and Winter Sale -- and 3.50beta recommended

Winter Sale is going on, so once again it's good time to grab UnReal World for yourself, or gift a friend into the Far North.

As the sale brings in many new adventurers I'll first hereby take moment to say welcome all you new adventurers.

And then, the important things at this very time of the year:

3.50 beta

In addition to current default version (3.40) there's also fresh beta version which you can opt-into at will. As the early showstoppers have been found and fixed by now it's highly recommended now. Earlier we had the beta-branch password protected but not anymore for more convenient start.

Here's how to opt-into 3.50beta:

  • Close UnReal World if you happen to be playing it right now.
  • Right-click UnReal World in your Steam games library and select "Properties".
  • Select "Betas" tab, and select "3.50 beta" in the dropdown box
  • Close the dialog, the game updates, and you are now ready to get going with the fresh beta.
And here's 3.50 beta changelog.

Season's Greetings

The time has come to say seasons greetings to all of you, from Finland - in case you didn't know. It was the winter solstice yesterday, and now we're slowly heading towards the increasing daylight. And I'll be heading towards the holiday season and wish you all great times whatever you may, or may not be celebrating.

Here's the huge big seasons greetings to each and everyone of you, from the tiny dev and the winter tree. Merry whatever, fellow adventurers!

And even more (season's) greetings

For those who are new to what the game and the devs are about, let's take a moment to introduce in more personal way. In addition to future game development to follow in 2018, also a trad.archery channel will follow. Both the bows and the code have become equally familiar during the past two decades. As you play you'll find about the latter, and here's how the former is handled by Sami, Creator of UnReal World, as establishing Ugri Archer YouTube channel:

For more diverse set of videos by the two-man dev. team Enormous Elk, Sami and Erkka (co-designer), you can take a peek at Enormous Elk YouTube channel.

Happy adventures everyone!
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December 15, 2017

3.50 beta 2 -- hotfix for OSX and Linux as well

3.50 beta 2 hotfix for Windows was released a few days ago, and now also OSX and Linux beta builds are up to date with the fixes. Those who are playing beta will get auto-updated.

3.50beta2 fixes, now applicable on all platforms, are:

- fixed: spells screen background music not stopping upon exiting the screen by selecting manually performed spell

- fixed: crashes upon talking to villagers (in villages with lots of animals)

- fixed: kota villages not recognized as proper villages, and not stocked with goods either

- fixed: animals who ate carcasses dropped their own bones on the spot instead of the bones of the actual eaten species
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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.”
The Hype Machine

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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