User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 130 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 130
  2. Negative: 19 out of 130
  1. Oct 6, 2012
    0
    What zombie survival? The AI zed is so unintelligent that the only fear is the ever growing base of prepubescent players willing to kill you just because their "kill death ratio" (KDR) somehow matters in a game that doesn't measure such a thing. New players will inevitibly be killed continuously by overpowered players (most of which hack to do so) who assume kill on sight rather than help. The best bet is to save for a game better than DayZ and better than War Z. Expand
  2. Jan 3, 2013
    0
    Want a game that is overhyped, extremely boring, and glitchy? Look no further! I started playing DayZ from the very beginning and thought "Wow these graphics are underwhelming" but I kept going because that wasn't what I was looking for. I was looking for an experience with zombies unmatched! But I didn't find that either. What you will find are a ton of glitchy, slow, and dumb zombies that you can easily escape from. The real threat comes from the people. Usually hackers, liars, and server hoppers. People claim that this game has the best PvP system ever, but if you engage someone they will more than likely log out and move to a different server. Not only that but you will be crawling for hours around a bland map looking for items you will use up and then need again or be shot. The realism is hardly there. The most realistic part is that you need to drink, eat, and die when shot. The time it takes to eat and drink is out of proportion and you can die from a 5 foot fall. Anyone claiming this game is realistic are just fooling themselves. It amazes me that people can even call this a zombie game. This game is nothing but a glitchy, hacker infested, survival game that keeps you playing for hours on end to find something that you will be searching for all over again in an hour tops. TL;DR: Are you looking for a game with bad AI, hackers EVERYWHERE, hours of mindless crawling, glitch galore, and hardly any realism!? Look no further!!!! Expand
  3. Aug 7, 2012
    2
    This game has a lot of potential to be something great but the game mechanics are absolutely beyond horrible. Server connection problems and the fact that your player will randomly crouch without you commanding it makes the game even more annoying. The way your character moves is anything but smooth and it takes you a ridiculous amount of time to swim somewhere. I've glitch died several times by falling off of ladders and phasing through buildings where I would break a leg and slowly bleed to death. Zombies are retardedly overpowered. They will chase you and eventually catch you no matter what you do, and there are practically no weapons to kill them. I'm not one to give bad reviews but this game is an absolute pile of crap Expand
  4. Aug 27, 2012
    2
    I could list all the things wrong with this mod, but it would take too long. If your idea of fun is crawling around for hours then being chased by poorly animated monkeys, go right ahead. But it is in no way worth the purchase of ARMA II, not by a long shot.
  5. Aug 5, 2012
    4
    I like where the developer of DayZ is going with the game. I really do. However implementation leaves much to be desired. The game is plagued with crippling lag, server stability issues, and frequent game crashes. That's to be expected from a game still in beta though. No, the real reason why I gave it a 4 is because of gameplay problems. Food/water/weapon spawns are almost non-existent. That means you can play for days or even weeks before you ever see a weapon. The lack of food and water spawns mean your game won't last 45 minutes. You'll die of starvation or dehydration so very frequently. Because of the lack of food/water/weapons, it makes the game completely pointless. It's no longer a survival game if survival chances are 0% due to shoddy game mechanics. To make matters worse, hackers are frequent and ruin the game for everyone. They teleport everyone into one spot, then open fire on everyone. Zombie AI is also pretty bad. They can spot you from a great distance away and when they do, they pursue you relentlessly. You're supposed to be able to run away and the zombie will eventually give up the chase, but that's also broken. They will NOT stop chasing you and you eventually give up in frustration. Blood is a terribly broken game mechanic too. When you lose blood, your screen gets fuzzy and gameplay gets immensely more difficult. There's no real way to replenish your blood levels either so if a zombie even scratches you, you're better off just dying and starting over. *Overall Impressions* It seems the only way to enjoy this game is to not play at all. I understand the concept of survival, but this is just retarded. Expand

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