DayZ

DayZ Standalone Alpha 0.43.116251

Survive in a zombie-infested world in DayZ

DayZ is an open-world survival horror game in which players struggle to survive and even thrive in a zombie-infested post-apocalypric world. Starting with only the barest minimum of supplies you must explore the desolate post-Soviet nation of Chernarus. The disease-crazed zombies roaming the landscape are dangerous but your fellow survivors might be equally deadly -- other gamers may bash your head in just to steal your tins of beans and bottles of water. View full description

PROS

  • Atmospheric environments
  • Minimal handholding
  • Multiplayer action

CONS

  • Steep learning curve

DayZ is an open-world survival horror game in which players struggle to survive and even thrive in a zombie-infested post-apocalypric world. Starting with only the barest minimum of supplies you must explore the desolate post-Soviet nation of Chernarus. The disease-crazed zombies roaming the landscape are dangerous but your fellow survivors might be equally deadly -- other gamers may bash your head in just to steal your tins of beans and bottles of water.

It's a hard life in the zombie apocalypse

DayZ is a challenging game for players who don't mind learning as they go. Tutorials and advice are limited and if you die you'll be starting over again with nothing. The rewards you can expect are meagre: weapons with which to fight off zombies and other enemies enough food and water to keep you going and maybe a nice outfit or two. Teaming up with other survivors will be helpful -- if you can trust them of course. The controls are intuitive and the graphics are suitably desolate with crumbling post-Soviet landscapes and scenes of devastation juxtaposed with images of natural beauty.

Worth it if you like challenge

DayZ isn't for the easily frustrated but if you're the kind of gamer who doesn't mind occasionally dying because contaminated supplies gave you hepatitis it can be rewarding. Avoiding zombies -- or murderous fellow players -- can produce a great sense of satisfaction.

Open-world survival horror hybrid-MMO game

Welcome to the world of DayZ, hit by a new and presently unknown infection which has wiped out most of the world's population. You are one of the few that have survived and now you must search this new wasteland in order to fight for your life against what is left of the indigenous population now infected with the disease. Go solo, team up with friends or take on the world, as you choose your path in this brutal and chilling landscape using whatever means you stumble upon to survive.

This is DayZ, this is your story.

DayZ is a gritty, authentic, open-world survival horror hybrid-MMO game, in which players follow a single goal: to survive in the harsh post-apocalyptic landscape as long as they can. Players can experience powerful events and emotions arising from the ever-evolving emergent gameplay. There are no superficial tips, waypoints, built in tutorials or help given to players. Every decision matters, there are no save games, no extra lives, every mistake can be lethal. If you fail, you lose everything and you need to play again from the beginning with nothing but your wits, and your two hands. Fight the hostile environment, where every other player can be friend or foe and nothing can be taken for granted.

KEY FEATURES IN ALPHA

  • Chernarus - 230 sq. km chunk of post soviet state, featuring deep forests, cities, villages, abandoned military bases, and more..
  • Up to 40 players per server - Rich server / client architecture developed from scratch.
  • Persistent player profile - Key player data is persistent across all servers.
  • Inventory – Combine various clothing items, equipment and carry all of the items that you will need to survive the harsh new environment in the open and intuitive inventory system developed to answer the needs of crafting and character customization.
  • Crafting - In the apocalyptic world of DayZ, resources are sparse and every useful bit should be utilized. Items or equipment can be improved, turned into something else or fixed using the new crafting mechanisms.
  • Weapon customization – Use customizable firearms with authentic ballistics and weapon characteristics as well as melee weapons to protect yourself against all the dangers a survivor may face.
  • Customizable clothing – Customize your survivor with a multitude of new clothing items that can be scavenged from the remnants of civilization, which provide various degree of protection against the elements, infected, and other survivors.

DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

DayZ is currently in early alpha and we see a lot of work ahead of us in order to make it the true authentic multiplayer experience we want it to be. Current version is including only small subset of game mechanics and serves mostly as test bed with core technology that should serve as basis for future additions and improvements. Currently planned key future features are:

  • Playable vehicles
  • Wide variety of native animal life, including both predators and companions
  • Player created constructions in the environment
  • Extensive interactions with the environment and crafting options
  • Streamlined user actions and interface
  • Upgraded graphics renderer
  • Support of user mods
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DayZ Standalone Alpha 0.43.116251

— User reviews — about DayZ

  • tylermilligan

    by tylermilligan

    "DayZ is amazing."

    DayZ, while having may bugs, is an amazing game it's a very well thought out game as well as very fun. DayZ is in early ... More.

    reviewed on November 15, 2015

  • kaifoils

    by kaifoils

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    reviewed on October 1, 2015