Don't Starve

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Third party DRM: Steam

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"If you like survival games, if you enjoy Tim Burton-esque artwork, or if you’re just looking for an unforgiving challenge of a game, pick up Don’t Starve immediately. Pretty much everything about this game is fantastic, and you’ll undoubtedly fall in love with it." -

"This community engagement is not only smart from a marketing and outreach perspective, but it's what gives Don't Starve its depth: All of these features bundled into a survival game with streamlined, robust mechanics and infinite ways to die." -

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


Starving will be the least of your problems.

APTiger | Sept. 7, 2014 | See all APTiger's reviews »

Don't Starve is a procedural/randomly generated wilderness survival game set in a Tim Burton-esque steampunk fever dream. It's got lots of personality, a fantastic art style, great music, and an often super creepy atmosphere.

This is a game that continued to surprise, delight and creep me out time and time again. Every game you start sees the character you picked (there are about half a dozen) dumped in the middle of a randomly generated world with the simple goal of not dying.

Believe me, if you think that sounds simple, the game has plenty of ways to do you in. There are giant nests that spit out screeching, scuttling nightmare spiders in the evening, swamps filled with spiked tentacles, ponds that mass produce frogs hell bent on slapping you to death with their tongues, a brutal winter that'll starve you out if you're not prepared, and hundreds of other hazards, the darkness itself being the most efficient killer.

For players that like to explore, discover and investigate, this game will have you covered. There are all manner of mysterious creatures, monsters, objects, and locations to find, some being deadly, with others offering useful items or resources.

The characters all have different skills, the worlds are big, their contents can be adjusted before creation, and since the game gets constant updates and expansions, has a huge, active modding scene, including workshop support on Steam, there's always a way to add more content to the game.

The game is easy to pick up, easy to play, but hard to survive.

It's well worth the asking price, and you'd be an absolute fool not to grab it during a sale.


Brillantly quirky

Gingerokda | Aug. 16, 2014 | See all Gingerokda's reviews »

The style of art for tis game is brilliant and all the quirky bits like, they have musical instruments for voices, the characters reactions to different things will make you giggle due to the pure humour. It's a great example of a explore & survival game.


Excellent Survival Game

minoru09 | Aug. 8, 2014 | See all minoru09's reviews »

One of the best survival game for PC. You are dumped in a quite big world and it's up to you and your outdoor skill to survive in this harsh environment filled with monstrous creatures ready to strike you at any chance. The developer also promised there will be multiplayer feature soon, so don't miss this chance!


Great Sandbox

lajvjjajajaaaa | July 25, 2014 | See all lajvjjajajaaaa's reviews »

Don't Starve is a great mix of 2D characters and 3D world survival sandbox game with awesome soundtrack. At first sing it is nothing special but if you try it even a bit it will blow up your mind. It is very addictive the first time you play it you will probably die in several nights.There is no help in the game you are alone and scared.The map is generated random. Later in the game you can make rituals to revive your self like magical tables wood puppets and other protective charms. But first you need to learn the crafting by crazy machines. the only challenging is not to die because you will lose the entire world.There are a lot of heroes which you need to unlock by playing every one of theme have special powers eternal flame, power and a lot more.If it is too easy for you now there is DLC with implements new enemies much stronger and BIGGER! It have tons of mods to play with(best is The Screecher)never ending adventure andnow there will by multiplayer this summer.


Best soon Multiplayer survival game that i'v ever played.

hateah | July 25, 2014 | See all hateah's reviews »

That's one of the best open world survival games. You have few different characters between you can choose. You unlock new characters by staying alive as much days as u can. Every character has its special "abilities" the default one grows a bear that does nothing. You have to be carefull with all the spiders and monsters around you, you can make a shelter, but you better make a campfire otherwise you'll die from the darkness. You have to go out of the shelter every day when the night passes and search for food and everything that is necessary in order to survive the day. You'll start seeing imaginary shadows that attacks you if you dont keep your brain straight. You can craft a lot of stuff like science machines, armor , weapons, and pickaxes which you'll need for the rocks and woods in order to make a campfire you'll need rocks and woods.