How to Survive

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Ever wondered how you would handle being a castaway on a zombie infested island with no foreseeable way out? How to Survive is a third-person action adventure game that equips players to stay alive in a world where the outbreak of an unknown virus has turned most of the population into zombies.

How to Survive puts players in the center of the action as someone who, after an accident, finds themselves on an island amidst a small archipelago off the coast of Colombia … but there are other inhabitants. In order to make it through the day and night, gamers must learn to fulfill the most basic of needs, such as seeking food, water and shelter, as well as crafting dozens of tools and weapons from fishing rods to Molotov cocktails. There is nothing quite like being surrounded by a zombie-infested archipelago!

Key Features:

  • Multiple Locations:

    Players explore four different islands filled with unique flora, fauna and a variety of flesh-hungry zombies and mutations.

  • Crafting System:

    A robust crafting system allows gamers to combine numerous weapons, tools and more.

  • The Survival Guide:

    This tailored guide arms players with the knowledge of how to best use their environment amidst the zombie apocalypse.

  • Gameplay Choices:

    Gamers choose from multiple playable characters, normal and ironman difficulty levels and whether or not they want to play the game solo or join a friend for online or offline MP action

Customer reviews


Almost worth it

Lorddyran | Oct. 4, 2014 | See all Lorddyran's reviews »

This game is kinda fun, and kinda funny, but it can't hold your attention for very long because it doesn't really know what it wants to be. It's an zombie-filled, post-apocalyptic action RPG with crafting and survival elements, but it's really just dipping its toes into each of those gaming pools. It would be a much better game if it eliminated a few "features" and just focused on what was left.


Good survival

FrozenFireCZ | Sept. 6, 2014 | See all FrozenFireCZ's reviews »

Smaller surprise. Initially, I naively thought that this is a simple survival, but after a few minutes of playing I realised that this is another zombie game. Because I was slightly disappointed (since there is no moon, lest another zombie game), but in the end game its gameplay and entertainment, was able to draw. He surprised me too view from the top, which makes the game a little different. It's obviously just about shooting zombies, but also by hunting animals, gathering flowers, crafting items and meeting many interesting challenges. It's not světaborného, but not anything that would offend. Graphically average, playable lighter than average and certainly entertaining wallop!


Not bad

Sulfie | July 4, 2014 | See all Sulfie's reviews »

I was quite looking forward to this game, as I always am with zombie survival style games, but as per usual it just isn't quite right.

When playing solo it can feel quite a drag. The game is very light hearted and I quite like the crafting, but due to the small scale and relative ease of the game you can quite quickly become bored unless you have a friend to mess around with.


Decent, but better with a friend

cappincrunch | May 18, 2014 | See all cappincrunch's reviews »

If you're going to pick this up, grab it with a friend because coop is always better.

This might appear like any ordinary top-down dungeon crawler, but the combat is silky smooth and the finishing moves are very satisfying.

Weapon crafting is easy enough to pick up on and ranged combat is the most satisfying.

Story-telling is entertaining when done by Novac, but other than that, it can get fairly dull. Worth the time nonetheless.


Eat. Sleep. Drink. Kill Zombies.

beltmatt_usa | Jan. 2, 2014 | See all beltmatt_usa's reviews »

This game has a little crafting in it, a little bit of RPG elements, and the story is entertaining. There isn't anything that stands out in this game to make it a "must buy", but you will get your money's worth. To me it is funny, and I like the top down views in this such as in torchlight/diablo those type of games. Game play is simple, but I recommend using a controller.