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  • Summary: As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.

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  1. Jun 5, 2014
    10
    This game is Insane, is just the 0.01 alpha version, and looks amazing. Yeah it IS buggy, but c'mon, the game is in ALPHA, when people willThis game is Insane, is just the 0.01 alpha version, and looks amazing. Yeah it IS buggy, but c'mon, the game is in ALPHA, when people will understand that Alpha = Bug/glitch. The game is being developed by 4 people, so, if you are looking for an AAA game, go somewhere else Expand
  2. May 2, 2016
    10
    I don't like survival games but playing with friends is a blast. There are minor bugs in the game but that's to be expected since its in alphaI don't like survival games but playing with friends is a blast. There are minor bugs in the game but that's to be expected since its in alpha right now. Anyway the game has beautiful graphics and amazing AI. I'm glad my friends got me hooked with this game. Expand
  3. Jul 25, 2016
    10
    Awesome Game currently I am playing this Alpha Version of 42b.... Amazing... I'm sure i will purchase this game.. by the time they releaseAwesome Game currently I am playing this Alpha Version of 42b.... Amazing... I'm sure i will purchase this game.. by the time they release their full Version. Please other games don't download pirated.... Purchase n Play... help the Game Developers.

    Thank You
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  4. Jun 3, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Haha its been pretty awesome recently awesome graphics but buggy but i kinda like the bugs there was one bug where i could mass produce resources an weapons such as the ax infinite ammo for the flare gun but eventually i died cause of a bug , so practically this game would be cool! And an early update would be nice Expand
  5. Jun 6, 2014
    9
    This game is a pretty scary game at first and the graphics are spectacular. there are bugs, i mean it is in alpha and i didnt expect it to beThis game is a pretty scary game at first and the graphics are spectacular. there are bugs, i mean it is in alpha and i didnt expect it to be perfect, but if you are expecting a finished product you better wait. i feel as though the monsters are pretty hard for single player but once they add coop i think this game is going to be amazing. there are not may survival horror games you can play with your friend. Expand
  6. Jun 4, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This review was, at the time, using the Alpha build of the game. Much of what was written in this review is probably subject to change.

    -Concept and Atmosphere

    - The *concept* that this team of four developers has created is innovative and intriguing. The game really feels like an open world survival horror, something gamers have been missing for a long time. As I played the game, even its early stages, I felt like I was being hunted by the cannibals and hunting them at the same time. The game doesn't guide you, apart from the survival book presented to you, which I really liked; because that is partly what makes it a survival horror game.

    -Game-play
    While this game is still in Alpha build, the game-play is solid and, surprisingly fun. The crafting system and the survival mechanics are a welcome edition, and work well; fishing; cooking; and eating all feel and look realistic. The freedom that is given to you is overwhelming, yet, this didn't put me off; rather I liked it - The ability to build practically anything you could imagine using in a survival situation, coupled with the choice to build anywhere on the map is addictive. The AI is pretty solid for an Alpha build. Cannibals will observe you from a distance during the day, hunt in packs at night, communicate over long distances, and generally will scare the s**t out of you. Female cannibals will mourn dead husbands, and the males will become enraged when provoked.
    Exploration is key. While it is logical to try and hide for as long as possible, and build your camp well away from cannibal patrols, venturing out into the wild forest and discovering blood soaked campsites, underground caves, and cannibal villages is aesthetically and practically rewarding. For example, one might find some useful items that one wouldn't be able to find if they just hid in their beach encampment; like a flashlight or flare-gun.

    Graphics
    My gaming rig isn't the most powerful machine. I only have a GTX650, which is now out of date; but the game ran smoothly on a custom medium-high mix of settings. It looked breathtaking.

    -Negatives
    The game is full of them, which is to be expected.
    - No save game option, as of yet; which means if you die, you have to start all over again
    - missing textures
    - buggy AI
    - buggy animations
    - no established story (really) as of yet; so it's more like a sandbox playground at the moment. As the developers flesh out the story, add new features, I'm sure it will become more grounded in some sort of narrative (whatever form the developers are planning on utilizing).

    Overall, considering this is an Alpha build, and considering what the developers have so far achieved in terms of game-play, and what they plan to include in later versions, I give this game an 8/10
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  7. Nov 30, 2015
    4
    A)building is extremely wonky and frustrating in comparison to games like Rust/Ark Survival
    B)building a great wall around your base doesnt
    A)building is extremely wonky and frustrating in comparison to games like Rust/Ark Survival
    B)building a great wall around your base doesnt do a thing and is a waste of time bc enemies will just spawn near you at any given moment..so whats the point in adding stone walls? Oh and you cant build stone wall houses bc you'll end up not being able to put a roof on it bc its suppose to be a defensive wall only...which means houses can only be made out of wood...LAME and not enough options compared to other games in the same price range.
    C)while the game looks great and killing mutants is fun for a few hours def. loses its flavor fast when you discover how crappy the building mechanics are and lack of options.
    D)Cant recommend this game to anyone in its current state...wait until after its "finished" (ya i know pffft at early release games ever getting "finished", OR just play one of the better building/survival games out there like Rust or even Ark survival. The forest gets a much deserving 4/10 and thats being generous considering the lack of basic building functions and stupid spawn placements of enemies in forts you spend hours building.
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