Inspired by "The Thing", SurvHive is an asymmetric sci-fi horror multiplayer FPS in which the only one you can trust is yourself, as alien shape-shifters lie in wait. Will humans be able to eradicate the alien menace? Will the infection spread instead? Welcome to their Hive...
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Mixed (53) - 67% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 1, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The core gameplay is available and fully functional. Our beloved early adopters can enjoy it right now. We plan to establish a strong relationship with them and offer the guarantee that their voice will be heard in order to propose/influence upcoming maps and features.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“At this stage we're simply not sure, but we continue to work on it and adding features until it we're happy with the result.”

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

“The final version will provide more maps to play on, and additional features such as an exoskeletal suite, new traits/skills for humans and aliens, new items, new objectives and forms of interactions (more researches, more things to hack...)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

  • Aliens shape-shifting and infection system (core gameplay), hive hierarchy and rewards
  • Two maps: The excavation site of Kepler 186F (exoplanet) and Aurora (spaceship)
  • Complete XP, Class and Abilities system: Scientist, Engineer, Cultist, Soldier
  • Event/objective system: Area defense, blackouts, blood tests, gas leaks, alien language analysis, escaping...
  • Secret/traitor objectives system
  • Sanity system
  • Science terminal, engineering terminal, hacking terminal
  • Sentry guns (can be hacked), radios to detect alien presence (can be hacked too), electronic cloaking devices, guns, rifles, flamethrowers, cryo guns...
  • Buffs/Heals
  • Mechs
  • Jetpacks
  • Probably some bugs that we didn't spot yet :)

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features.”

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

“We want to involve our players in the development process as soon as possible, in an iterative way. Updates will be frequent in order to offer additional contents that will have been discussed with the community. We are very accessible to our fans, we love to discuss with them and add the features they would like to get. Don't hesitate to join the Hive and share your ideas with us!”
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“They can infect others with a horrible chest spike and they can mutate into their true form at any time, in a HUGE explosion of blood. Wonderful.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“SurvHive is certainly ambitious and takes a lot of its cues from both John Carpenter’s The Thing as well as Alien and Aliens. The common themes of a shape-shifting alien that has the ability infect other beings and turn them into themselves, causing paranoia and group tension as they do not know who to trust.”
Nerd Reactor

“Reason to love: It's The Thing in video game form. You're a group of humans trying to survive and escape a space station, but one of you is actually an alien in disguise, whose goal is to infect the other players. Love that premise.”

About This Game

Asymmetric Multiplayer Sci-fi Horror Experience

Strongly inspired by "The Thing", "Alien", "Pandorum" and other dark science-fiction references, SurvHive is an asymmetric multiplayer sci-fi horror FPS that includes RPG elements.

Pick your career among: Scientist, Engineer, Cultist or Soldier and try to survive as long as you can... Don't trust anyone because a former friend might have been contaminated when you were not looking...

/!\ IMPORTANT: /!\ If you're interested in SurvHive, you should absolutely join us on Discord: This is where all the players are organizing games on a regular basis. Help us growing a community during the Early Access phase, we're waiting for you!

Key features:
  • Try to find out who the aliens are. Stay away from them.
  • Alien players must contaminate the crew using a stealth, shape-shifted approach, or through fully unleashed agressivity.
  • Alien players can mutate to gain new powers, such as wall/roof climbing.
  • Watch your sanity level. Panting while you're hidden in the dark is rarely a good idea.
  • Meet with everyone in a room to pass a blood test, defend key areas, extinguish fires and more.
  • Accomplish secret objectives, be a traitor.
  • Hack systems.
  • Deploy sentry guns.
  • Conduct scientific research.
  • Engineer items: Cloaking device, Flamethrower, Extinguisher, Assault Rifle, Radio and more.
  • Try to escape. There is only one escape shuttle.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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