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  • Summary: Assume the role of Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to utilize his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home. Enter a strange and unexploredAssume the role of Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to utilize his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Collect resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Apr 29, 2013
    94
    If you like survival games, if you enjoy Tim Burton-esque artwork, or if you’re just looking for an unforgiving challenge of a game, pick up Don’t Starve immediately. Pretty much everything about this game is fantastic, and you’ll undoubtedly fall in love with it.
  2. PC Master (Greece)
    Jun 5, 2013
    88
    Low price, enormous content, it’s a no-brainer. Fans of sandbox survival games, buy it with your eyes closed! [May 2013]
  3. CD-Action
    Jun 4, 2013
    85
    One could think that a game that makes you cut down trees, shatter rocks and cook meals will get boring quickly, but it’s not the case with Don’t Starve. Each time you start in a freshly generated world and time and again encounter new things, monsters and events. Even after writing this review I’m convinced there’s still a lot for me to experience in Klei’s new game. [CD-Action 07/2013, p.60]
  4. Apr 30, 2013
    80
    Don’t Starve starts off slow and punishing and continues to get even harder as you play. Its merciless difficulty coupled with its monotonous gameplay can leave some players feeling frustrated and bored. Those who enjoy a good challenge, however, will relish in the satisfaction they’ll get when they manage to outlive their previous record or clear the game’s evil Adventure mode. It may not be for everyone, but if you’re looking for a roguelike game filled with charm and challenge, be sure not to miss Don’t Starve.
  5. Jun 28, 2013
    80
    It's a game that just keeps giving, even as it tears your life from you. [Issue#136, p.110]
  6. Apr 26, 2013
    75
    A small group of hardcore gamers will revel in Don't Starve's punishing difficulty, but without a better sense of overarching progression or purpose, there are more entertaining and rewarding gaming experiences to spend your time on. I'm interested to see what Klei introduces in promised future updates of the game, but even when playing in a world that's customized to your liking, the thrill of Don't Starve is fleeting.
  7. Apr 28, 2013
    50
    Unless there’s a major update in the near future, you’d be better off waiting until it inevitably becomes part of an indie bundle so that you can briefly jump in and enjoy its first few hours. Until then, your money and time should be spent elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 219
  1. Jul 6, 2020
    10
    An original game of its kind. Sometimes boring, but still interesting and exciting. Definitely worth the money.
  2. Jan 8, 2019
    10
    Игра отлична. Идеальнейший выживач, в красивой рисовки, много боссов, много персонажей.Игра отлична. Идеальнейший выживач, в красивой рисовки, много боссов, много персонажей.
  3. May 1, 2013
    10
    Great game, I followed it since it first appeared on Steam, and loved all the updates it got. It was like Minecraft experience all over again.Great game, I followed it since it first appeared on Steam, and loved all the updates it got. It was like Minecraft experience all over again. I love when I can see all the new things being added And now after the release it's not over yet The devs will still keep new updates coming! Expand
  4. Nov 1, 2017
    9
    The best survival game with elements of Minecraft and Terraria
    Pros
    + Diversive characters + Addictive gameplay + Advanced crafting system
    The best survival game with elements of Minecraft and Terraria
    Pros
    + Diversive characters
    + Addictive gameplay
    + Advanced crafting system
    + A lot of content to discover
    + RoG is an amazing DLC
    Cons
    - Combat system can be sometimes wanky
    - Shipwreck dlc could be much better
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  5. Nov 5, 2013
    8
    This is a tamed Minecraft within the mind of Tim Burton. Although it is a sort of pretty game during the game, at night it becomes a darkThis is a tamed Minecraft within the mind of Tim Burton. Although it is a sort of pretty game during the game, at night it becomes a dark world where fire is your best friend. It makes you feel accomplished during a successful night, but once you die you feel like you're a failure. Expand
  6. Jul 14, 2014
    8
    Great survival game. Like playing the life of Jeremiah Johnson in the dream world of Tim Burton. The developers continue to support it andGreat survival game. Like playing the life of Jeremiah Johnson in the dream world of Tim Burton. The developers continue to support it and bring new content, Co-Op MULTIPLAYER IS COMING! Also easily mod-able, lots of mods on KLEI's forums, and now Steam Workshop! Expand
  7. Aug 25, 2020
    0
    C'est l'été, c'est la saison des étrons indés ! cependant, il n'y a point de véritable saison en ce qui con-cerne les étrons indés, seulementC'est l'été, c'est la saison des étrons indés ! cependant, il n'y a point de véritable saison en ce qui con-cerne les étrons indés, seulement des périodes éventuelles de recrudescence parce que la saison des étrons indés, c'est toute l'année !

    Ainsi, ce "Don't Starve" (ne crève pas de faim...) est un très indigne représentant de l'indignité des étrons indés dans son genre, lui et ses graphismes innommables en 16 couleurs... ou 50 nuances de marron ! marron clair, marron foncé, marron moyen, marron médian, marron plus clair... c'est pour repeindre les chiottes, je suppose ?. Ou serait-ce parce que le petit personnage gogolo a la chiasse à force de bouffer de la merde ?

    D'ailleurs, à propos de bouffer, il faut vraiment crever la dalle pour jouer à un tel sous-produit, bête, très con et très répétitif dans ses mécaniques recyclées de survie à la mords-moi-le-noeud. Aussitôt commencé, on veut déjà le quitter parce qu'il nous fait déjà chier. Bref, don't play this pile of **** !
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