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6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 43
  2. Negative: 10 out of 43

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  1. Dec 8, 2013
    9
    For starters, the game is only a 15$ price tag, and that being said, it is worth that 15$.
    It is a simplistic twin-stick zombie survival game with a neat little crafting system and great local co-op. It could probably get more praise if they did the co-op over xbox live, but it is still good fun in the end.
    The story takes more of a backseat as you find the real fun comes from the
    survival elements amd crafting. While it is simple, it never claimed to be anything more and I think 505 delivered exactly what they wanted. It could do with a few minor tweaks like the online co-op, controller re-mapping, and better checkpoints (no clear way to tell when it is safe to quit) Overall I think this game is deserving of a decent score do to the fact that it is well targeted towards casual gamers, and uses it's elements well. I see a tiny bit of replay value with the ironman and challenge modes, but the story is short and forgettable. It is deserving of it's price tag and I recommend you check it out if you want a fun casual survival experience or a really good co-op fling if you are having a friend over. Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2013
    10
    i like the game. But the "boomers" are to over powered and they should spawn less. But good game. The fps is kinda low tho. The phicks are good but bad at the same time. Again good game..
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Apr 13, 2014
    70
    Despite using the overused topic of zombies, everything in the game is targeted toward survival through the skillful use of a good system of loot and crafting. Nevertheless, these two elements are not sufficient to make the title an excellent game, as the title has some technical issues.
  2. Jan 31, 2014
    50
    A few years ago How To Survive may have been enough to make the grade, but in a world overrun by superior zombie titles it barely makes the cut.
  3. Jan 23, 2014
    70
    When Dead Rising meets Diablo the outcome is a game like How to Survive. A game that has tons of great ideas, but in the end fails to take fully advantage of most of them.