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How to Survive






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How to Survive





Ever wondered how you would handle being a castaway on a zombie infested island with no foreseeable way out?

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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

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505 Games
EKO Software
505 Games
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Ati 5700 series/NVIDIA GeForce GT240 or equivalent
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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Reviews for How to Survive

Very nice COOP

A game entertaining and addictive enough to purchase at sale at a fairly low price. Zombie theme, this game will not leave a bad taste in mouth. First the good creation system equipment itself from components you'll find in the islands, secondly because although short history, is good, and thirdly because there appears repetitive. As bad points we have just noted that since the beginning of the game its name is reeling, as the essence of survival can experiment with this release is limited and that at no time should you know to manage your resources you will be in danger, and also the zombies will be quite easy to remove, despite everything, a good game. sound 8/10 Graphics 8/10 (with top view, in terms of graphics has nothing to envy, but neither has worked incredibly textures) 7/10 plot Gameplay 7.5 / 10 Final note 7'625

Perfect for coop.

Title of the game - How to Survive - says it all. You're stranded on an island(which soon turns out to be many islands, between which you can and will travel). There are hordes of zombies about. You have absolutely nothing to defend yourself. And here's where the game shows it's greatness. Sure, combat is cool. You can shoot, thow, club, slice, even burn and mow through zombies with a chainsaw. BUT! You need to craft all of these first. There are many crafting recipes, and they aren't limited to weapons. You craft armour, healing stuff, food, drinks, explosives, fishing rods... Crafting recipes have to be found or unlocked through character's perk system. Some characters have access to unique crafting recipes. As I said in the title - game shows its potential in coop play. But mind - there is friendly fire. You can't go on about swinging your hatchet, or throwing molotovs anywhere. Oh, and nights. You better find a shelter with fire or any light for a night. Night's are deadly in this game. TL;DR - zombie survival action RPG best suited for coop play. Oh, and crafting. You have to craft everything.

Good Coop game.

I haven't played much survival games, but this one kept me till the end. Let's begin with graphics. Graphics are very good, good animations and realistic movement. Change of weathers look very good. Gameplay is okay, tried doing challenges by myself and it was pretty hard. But I did whole game playing with friend coop and talking on microphone, which resulted in a fun way. Game has many recipes for crafting items. Sometimes just by clicking on different items leads you to crafting something brutal. Story is very good, not predictable etc. The only two thing I don't like in the game is that you can bypass certain parts like killing zombies without weapon story told you to use. And it seems you can kill it easier without that weapon. And other thing is game is made for singleplayer, so some stuff is given only in 1 piece. Like fireproof boots, only 1 pair, so you need to switch boots all the time so your partner can pass trough lava... Beside that, it's a very good crafting survival game which I would recommend you to buy.

A surprisingly decent game that can't quite find its identity.

I wasn't sure what How to Survive would be when I first bought it. It kind of looked like Diablo. It kind of looked like Day Z. What it was was... Neither. It's a quasi-isometric action RPG survival game that plays pretty well with a controller. If that wasn't very descriptive, it's because I find it a hard game to properly describe. Sometimes it takes itself very seriously and has a few genuinely impactful little scenes, sometimes it's throwing people with over-the-top accents at you to explain game mechanics, sometimes it's having you read the titular How to Survive manual, which tries very hard to be funny, though it rarely hit the mark for me. The graphics are average at best, with a fairly generic art style. The gameplay itself is fairly simple. A little too simple, in fact. The game boasts nothing remarkable about the combat system, the crafting is quite basic, and survival isn't too terribly hard. All that said, I still came away from the experience having enjoyed myself. There isn't much to say about How to Survive, but it's a decent romp for the price.

Enjoyable on the same PC, not over the internet.

It seemed like another "face-off against the swarm of zombies at critical checkpoints" game, but it doesn't do a poor job at it. Even though it claims it is a 3D game, it is much more akin to a top-down 2D shooter, with some RPG elements with the inventory, crafting and skilling system. First, the parts where the game did well. There are elements of humour, with the tutorial of the game being spaced out quite well in humorous videos. It's fun trying to craft weapons at the beginning, and seeing the zombie brains splatter everywhere when you land a critical hit on them. However, the game does become tedious after a longer period of time. The skill system is very limited. You're going to be sick of bashing zombies after a period of time. If you try to play with a friend, it forces you onto the same screen (i.e. you cannot move out of an area if your friend is still in that area, the screen stays locked there even over internet co-op play). This game would be much better played on the same screen, but it's a severe hindrance on the PC platform.

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