How To Survive £1.19 @ Steam (Storm Warning Edition £1.49)
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How To Survive £1.19 @ Steam (Storm Warning Edition £1.49)

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Found 3rd Jan 2015Made hot 3rd Jan 2015
You're shipwrecked on an isolated island, a desperate castaway in a total freakshow world. How will you survive?

Collect the pages of a Survival Guide and figure it out, of course! Find food, water, and shelter before you perish. Uh oh, is it getting dark? Figure out how to get through the night! While you’re at it, gather up some of this awesome stuff and piece together over 100 handmade weapons and tools—from shotguns to Molotov cocktails. Now you can defend yourself and your friends like a boss!

• Choose one of the three playable characters, each with different characteristics and skill trees.

• Explore four islands filled with unique flora and fauna and a variety of abhorrent monstrosities.

• Collect “Survival guide” video chapters to learn tips that will save your life!

• Play with a friend offline through the story mode or go online and play with a friend through 8 demanding challenges..

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Thanks op, heat given

Bought this around a week or so ago in the steam sale, its a really good game, get a few more hours out of it with the storm warning edition aswell. Heat

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Good game. Gives a good few hours and fun to play coop with a friend

Thanks,will be getting this to try out

Ta OP, alot of game for the price.

Good enough game especially for the price

Cheers OP

Nice little distraction

The first review on the store page sums this game up lol...

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Trip FiskNot Recommended10.6 hrs on recordPosted: 14 October, 2014edit: … Trip FiskNot Recommended10.6 hrs on recordPosted: 14 October, 2014edit: updating review. evidently its getting some attention, so I figured I might as well expand and clarify.tl;dr edition: neither good nor fun. do not buy unless its deeply discounted.I can not refer this game in good faith. There are 2 major things wrong with How to Survive.Firstly, take a look at the DLC. If How to Survive truly is an indie game, control of the project has been overtaken by greedhead corporate dumb think leadership. Someone (likely 505 Games) has opted to make DLCs out of basic features that should have been part of the basic game. Examples are an extra harder difficulty and a hardcore feature. Other DLCs (Heatwave) resemble what would have been unlockables for games only a generation ago. Lastly there are the DLCs that suggest the core game was released unfinished taking the cutting room floor scraps and selling them off as DLC when they got to them later. I don't know if the nickel and diming customers business model bothers you, but it sure as hell bothers me.The second problem is the game itself. Its not good. How to Survive is a perfect example of the tidalwave of schlock being put out by the burgeonning indie industry. It is an inferior imitation of mainstream titles like Diablo and Torchlight. It tries to be unique and original with additional survival features like hunger, thirst, and sleepiness, but they're implemented in a way that make the game tedious and annoying. The quality is painfully amateur and inconsistent. Struggle as a melee character, but have 2 triple bladed boomerangs and you're so golden the game gets dull. The content is particularly slim. Each island is painfully small. And the game itself manages to be as repetitive as Diablo and Torchlight, but in the most flat, boring, and completely unrewarding manner possible.How to Survive lives up to its lousy meta score. No idea why this game has such an overwhelmingly high positive customer review count. The $15 asking price with the lazy DLCs is crazy to me. Other games How to Survive is trying to be are the same exact price and offer more and better quality content minus the annoying survival gimmicks and DLC. Specifically either of the Torchlight games.Honestly, my recommendation is to not buy How to Survive at all. If you absolutely must take the plunge, as stated in the tl;dr above, buy it when its 80-90% off. That way you won't feel too ripped off when you find out how painfully below average it is.

It's a really good game. I played it through and it kept me entertained for about a week. Good action, some crafting and some nice battles. Slightly repetitive combat. Recommended.

I don't agree with the review above. I would definitely recommend buying it. At just over a £1 it represents seriously good value for money for the entertainment given. It's not average. At times, I felt I was playing a game up there with the best.
Edited by: "matedodgy" 4th Jan 2015

matedodgy

It's a really good game. I played it through and it kept me entertained … It's a really good game. I played it through and it kept me entertained for about a week. Good action, some crafting and some nice battles. Slightly repetitive combat. Recommended.I don't agree with the review above. I would definitely recommend buying it. At just over a £1 it represents seriously good value for money for the entertainment given. It's not average. At times, I felt I was playing a game up there with the best.



Agreed, I didnt agree with that review either. I guess it just varies by person, everyone has their own taste. I was surprised however that it was the top review. oO

I'm up for a blast on this for £1.49, thanks.

brought the storm warning version

Bought the storm warning version also.

What amuses me is back in the mid 80's budget ZX Spectrum, Amstrad and Commodore 64 games cost more than this. X)

nellygtfc

Bought the storm warning version also.What amuses me is back in the mid … Bought the storm warning version also.What amuses me is back in the mid 80's budget ZX Spectrum, Amstrad and Commodore 64 games cost more than this. X)



Yeah, I think they were between £8 and £15 back in the day.

matedodgy

It's a really good game. I played it through and it kept me entertained … It's a really good game. I played it through and it kept me entertained for about a week. Good action, some crafting and some nice battles. Slightly repetitive combat. Recommended.I don't agree with the review above. I would definitely recommend buying it. At just over a £1 it represents seriously good value for money for the entertainment given. It's not average. At times, I felt I was playing a game up there with the best.



The reviewer did say if it was dropped by 90% (which it is now) then go for it.

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badzed

The reviewer did say if it was dropped by 90% (which it is now) then go … The reviewer did say if it was dropped by 90% (which it is now) then go for it.



He also said it was a bad game. It is not.

jaystan

He also said it was a bad game. It is not.


Indeed! I bought this game a few weeks ago when it was last on offer for a great low price. I don't know why it only scored 60% on Metacritic because it's pretty good. Maybe the game was heavily bugged and/or lacking content at lauch which has since been patched and updated.

I have to say...I'm enjoying playing this. Best £1.49 I spent in a while X)

matedodgy

Yeah, I think they were between £8 and £15 back in the day.



Mastertronic? games were only £1.99 weren't they? and Kickstart 2 was actually a really good game too...

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peakbear

Mastertronic? games were only £1.99 weren't they? and Kickstart 2 was … Mastertronic? games were only £1.99 weren't they? and Kickstart 2 was actually a really good game too...



If you take inflation into account their £1.99 games were nearly £6. £2.99 games nearly £9.

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Just put a few hours in on this. Good little distraction for the price. Thank you
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