How to Survive Wii U

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5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12

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  1. Jul 5, 2014
    7
    The gameplay is extremely similar to Dead Nation on PS3, except that it has an open-world and a crafting/survival element. Overall the graphics are good for a top-down hack/shoot game. What dialogue/story/characters it has are good, though this isn't a game with a serious plot other than to survive. Controls work great and there is an option for off-tv play in the settings menu.

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    The gameplay is extremely similar to Dead Nation on PS3, except that it has an open-world and a crafting/survival element. Overall the graphics are good for a top-down hack/shoot game. What dialogue/story/characters it has are good, though this isn't a game with a serious plot other than to survive. Controls work great and there is an option for off-tv play in the settings menu.

    Some reviews have noted the price ($14.99 at release) and lack of online co-op as a detractor. While the price is definitely high for an "Indie-type" game, it's the same as other consoles. I personally don't care about online co-op, though I was glad it offered local co-op. You'll probably want to watch the trailor and read reviews to see if this is the kind of game you will like before you shell out $15.

    The best zombie killing action I've had on the Wii-U so far, I'd recommend it to anyone who likes games like dead nation or don't starve.
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55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

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  1. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Aug 8, 2014
    60
    A botched attempt at survival horror, but not a bad little shooter, nonetheless. Wait for an eShop sale, perhaps. [Sept 2014, p.90]
  2. Aug 3, 2014
    60
    How to survive falls just between Dead Island's open world gameplay and Dead Nation's action style... but it fails to give players a good reason to buy it.
  3. Eurogamer Portugal
    Jul 21, 2014
    50
    How to Survive stresses the theme of zombies, but also casts some interesting assumptions, such as the survival factor. However, it cannot offer an experience absent of disappointment and imperfections.