Experience fierce open world survival gameplay as you attempt to stay alive on an unforgiving island inhabited by dinosaurs! Hunt. Grow. Survive.
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Mostly Positive (296) - 72% of the 296 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (9,805) - 69% of the 9,805 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Dec 1, 2015
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Firstly, thank you for looking at our game. We aspire to create an engaging experience that is approachable by many, but feel the need to caution potential users that The Isle is still under heavy development. There's a joke in here about a dream being created with minimal staff and too much reliance on automation, but we'll spare you. The Isle's intent is to avoid being 'just another survival sandbox game' or 'just another dinosaur game.'

We want to be THE dinosaur game.

With the help of our players we believe we can create the basis for everyone's dream of what a dinosaur game is or could be; our long term goal is to allow you to tailor your own experiences with rich modding tools.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will leave Early Access once the core experience has been polished to our high standards. Developing games is not an exact science, so we cannot say for sure how long this will take, but hope you will join us on the journey getting there.”

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

“There are many features planned to be added in the coming months, some of which are already in development. These range from additional playable factions such as humans, to more in-depth combat and survival mechanics, as well as player customization and mod support.

The base experience will grow and change dramatically over time, and more importantly, game difficulty will gradually become more brutal as chances of long-term survival on the island become less likely. We, the developers, are actively designing The Isle and its creatures to counteract known player tactics of survival. This is one of many reasons we will continue to monitor player feedback as we refine the experience for its 1.0 release version.

Additionally, The Isle will also have a post-release content structure after Early Access has been polished, to continue supporting and expanding the game to the best of our ability.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All necessary features such as options, settings, and graphics are present. Dedicated servers, Steam integration and basic persistence are present. The minimal requirements of a dinosaur survival simulation are in place. Players can take on the role of numerous dinosaurs where they must fulfill the basic needs of eating and drinking, with the ability to stalk and hunt other players and AI. Character customization has also been introduced and will be expanded on in future updates.”

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

“Pricing may be subject to change after reaching certain major milestones in development, such as the addition of new playable factions.”

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

“Community feedback will be vital in establishing the future direction we take the game in. Your involvement is imperative as we develop additional features on top of current content. These include, but are not limited to, dinosaur additions, future environmental biomes, weapons, skins, and community inspired creations.”
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May 13

Stegosaurus Animation Preview



Greetings Islanders,

Today we have the first preview of a long awaited animal to debut in survival: Stegosaurus.

https://youtu.be/mmT7_I5Xcxc
I'm sure many of you are probably wondering why he has an animation long suspected that all herbivores should have. We'll have more details on that soon.

Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel for future showcases!

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April 11

Patch 0.1.53.3

  • This is a very small hotfix for a server-side crash the game has been experiencing along with other small changes.

    General
  • Fixed a server-side crash related to burrows being destroyed
  • Fixed some foliage shader issues on V3
  • Temporarily disabled the crash reporter while a new backend is implemented
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About This Game

The Isle: A World Designed to Kill You



The Isle is intended to be a gritty, open-world survival horror game. Explore vast landscapes of dense forest and open plains, traverse treacherous mountains and wade through dark swamps where horrors lurk. Hidden within are ruins that hold insight as to what came before. Through it all, keep in mind there is only one goal: survive.

There is little in the way of hand holding or ulterior precepts to alter play styles or purpose. It's kill or be killed. In the end, the only one you can trust is yourself. Over the course of development the islands and their inhabitants will radically change, ever-evolving as players themselves learn how to flourish and thrive. Your mistakes will be punished. Expect no survivors.

Massive Prehistoric Multiplayer



Become the beast within. When joining The Isle, you can play as one of dozens of unique creatures, from tiny darting herbivores like Dryosaurus to blood-thirsty giants such as T. Rex or Allosaurus (with many more still to come!) As a dinosaur, you'll be the epitome of majestic, cunning and ferocious. Use your natural abilities and senses to stay off the menu and grow into a stronger, more capable creature.

Engage with a living prehistoric ecosystem as you become either predator or prey on servers featuring up to 100+ players, all of them as hungry and dangerous as you. Form packs/herds, create nests, defend your offspring, hunt, and claim territory. A single mistake can spell your demise.

Survival or Sandbox?



The Isle's core game mode is Survival, a tense and difficult experience where you need to grow fast or die young. Dinosaurs in Survival mode progress through several life stages, starting out small and vulnerable. Use your scent ability, night vision and wits to survive long enough to grow, becoming more powerful and unlock new abilities such as nesting. Because of the time needed to develop a full character life cycle, not every creature is or will be playable in Survival, though more will be added in future updates.


However, sometimes you don't want to struggle to survive, or you don't have the time to go through a dinosaur's whole life story. And that's okay. For players who want a less intense experience, Sandbox mode lets you play an expanded roster of dinosaurs (and soon humans!). You can jump right in as an adult super predator or a peaceful giant, with no major penalties or consequences from dying. We won't judge.

A Global Community Story



The Isle features a narrative told strictly through the environment, achievable only through immense cooperation among players. Are you stranded? Can you just leave? What is AE? How did the dinosaurs get here? What is the distant call that pierces the night?

It will take the entire community to answer these mysteries and unravel the purpose to their being on The Isle, and each discovery will directly affect the future of the game's storyline.

Future Development Goals



We realize that there is a long road ahead, and a lot of work to be done to turn this into the game we want it to be. Throughout development, we will be adding a lot more to The Isle and incorporating user feedback in how we evolve the experience. Some of our planned features include:

  • Playable aquatic and aerial creatures
  • Even more playable dinosaurs with complete life cycles
  • Two new playable factions: modern humans & the indigenous
  • Evolve into advanced "strain" versions of certain dinosaurs
  • Realistic dinosaur AI that uses complex behaviours
  • Additional world biome types such as thick jungles
  • Dynamic aerial drop-in spawn system
  • Global in-game world quest
  • Localization of all in-game menus & text
  • Better accessibility & customization options
  • Steam Achievements, Trading Cards, Emotes
  • Mod support using Steam Workshop

All that and more are on our radar going forward. We started with a plan of just a mere handful of playable carnivores, but based on player demand we expanded our scope, increased that number greatly and introduced herbivorous dinosaurs as well. Listening to our community has been instrumental in guiding our process and helped to correct our mistakes, and we hope that together we can transform The Isle into the ultimate dinosaur game.

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later (64 Bit ONLY)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 3.0 GHz or faster.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280X series card or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: This game needs a dedicated graphics card to run. Integrated graphics cards will not work.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit or later (64 Bit ONLY)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 3.4 GHz or faster.
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space

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