Don't Starve

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Third party DRM: Steam

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Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic.

You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.

Key Features:

  • Uncompromising Survival & World Exploration:

    No instructions. No help. No hand holding. Start with nothing and craft, hunt, research, farm and fight to survive.

  • Constant Updates:

    Join an active community that continues to help shape the game as new content is added!

  • Dark and Whimsical Visuals:

    2D characters and odd creatures inhabiting a unique 3D world.

  • Randomly Generated New Worlds:

    Want a new map? No problem! At any time you can generate a new living and breathing world that hates you and wants you to die.

Customer reviews


So Many Ways To Play

Arshness | March 26, 2014 | See all Arshness's reviews »

Man, this game is fun. There are plenty of reviews to tell you just how fun it is. But what I want to add is that there's really so many ways to play this game. If you get mods from Steam Workshop to alter the gameplay, the reply value really increases. Just playing with the next unlocked character is one challenge, but you can add so much more to it. Once you master basic survival and find it starts to get a little dull, get the RPG Hud 45 so you can have more bar space and keep track of your stats easily. Then you can go from "scraping to survive" to "exploring this harsh world". Try something like Godly Fire to give up light source management in favor of being able to trek further from camp. It's not cheating, it's just deciding which game you want to play. If you want a hardcore challenge, you can make your world harder to play in and use one of the weaker characters and see how long you last. If you just want to have fun, there's a hundred ways to change the world and use mods to spice up your gameplay experience. The game is highly recommended and the price is amazing for how many hours you'll spend enjoying it.


Best Survival Game I've Played

Luigi_Lord67 | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all Luigi_Lord67's reviews »

This game, Don't Starve is the best, most fun, most exhilarating and most interesting survival game I've played. I would recommend this game to any gamer who likes self-controlled adventure games. It's worth every cent, I don't regret buying this game and never will. I think everyone should play this game. Buy it and go nuts because there is no one telling you how to survive, you may do as your heart desires.


Best Survival Game I've Played

Luigi_Lord67 | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all Luigi_Lord67's reviews »

This game, Don't Starve, is the best, most fun, most exhilarating and interesting game I've ever played. This game is worth every cent and penny, I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good randomly generated adventure. I never regretted buying this game and won't any time soon. If you like the sound of this game, then buy it and go nuts because no one will tell you what to do (except Maxwell).


Brutal, yet interesting!

Subj3ctLambda | Jan. 28, 2014 | See all Subj3ctLambda's reviews »

  You'll find Don't Starve to be a fine game, especially you're a fan of the genre! If you have an urge to struggle against the elements, live off the land, scavenge, salvage and craft useful items out of nothing, then this is certainly a game for you!
  However, this game forces you to be on your toes pretty much from the beginning of every adventure! You suddenly appear in this strange world and the only tip you get from a mysterious gentleman is "find something to eat before dark", before he disappears! Then you're on your own!
 There are so many ways to die in this game, that there is a morgue section in the main menu where all your playthroughs are listed with the cause of death! Speaking of death.......once you die, the game ends and you get experience based on the number of days you survived! This goes towards unlocking new characters with their own pros and cons!
 All in all, this is a really fun game with the random elements and various characters keeping it interesting! Not to mention the continuous support it gets with updates! Must buy for survival game fans!


Weird but great survival game.

CrysisX | Jan. 28, 2014 | See all CrysisX's reviews »

Got the pre-order of this game last year and I absolutely love it! I barely enjoy survival games but this one has kept me playing for hours. I like how the game releases new updates every few weeks which is pretty great of them. You'll probably find this game hard and confusing at first and might die early at around let's say Day 2 but once you get the hang of the basics and learn most of stuff it's pretty easy to survive for a long time. Furthermore, the Steam workshop offers a variety of mods to customize the game to your liking. I would recommend this game to anyone who like to play a simple yet entertaining survival game to pass the time. Definitely looking forward to more games from Klei Entertainment!