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  • Summary: Green Hell is a sweltering struggle for survival in the Amazonian rainforest. Clinging to life, the player is set on a journey of durability as the effects of solitude wear heavy not only on the body but also the mind. How long can you survive against the dangers of the unknown?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 1, 2019
    85
    Green Hell still comes across as a refreshing survival game. The difficulty level of the game will have many players screaming "bloody green hell". Initially, patience is key and learning as you go. If you do decide to stick with it you'll be treated to a rewarding experience.
  2. Sep 18, 2019
    80
    Green Hell is a wild and spectacular indie survival because there is so much to do and a lot to risk at every step. It has intriguing mechanics, solid gameplay and extreme realism that blend well with the deadly Amazonian context, forcing the player to engage himself to not dying every 15 minutes. Some minor bugs and technical issues cannot ruin one of the most exciting experiences on the survival scene.
  3. 80
    Green Hell wants to put you through hell and back in an uncompromising and original survival experience with one of the best narratives the genre has ever provided to boot.
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    80
    Green Hell is a fantastically ferocious adventure that absolutely isn't for everyone. But for players who enjoy being pushed to the breaking point over and over while being forced to figure out a way to combat the unforgiving elements, it's rife with opportunity to float to the top of the wide variety of survival games out there. Just be ready for a constant uphill battle the moment the game is installed.
  5. Oct 2, 2019
    75
    Green Hell is one of the most suitable survival experiences for the most experienced players of the genre. This title focuses its mechanics on realism, making it as immersive as possible. Without having invented anything new, the truth is that the varied history mode gives that unique touch in the genre. Despite some of its technical problems, this title is a remarkable game to add to our collection.
  6. Sep 23, 2019
    71
    If games like The Forest were up your alley, I do recommend giving Green Hell a shot. However, if you’re easily frustrated by obscure deaths vs trial and error, I’d recommend starting out at the easier difficulty so you can enjoy what it has to offer without needing to wrestle in frustration.
  7. Sep 18, 2019
    70
    Green Hell is a survival game set in the Amazon jungle where I played as a man lost trying to figure out what was going on while searching for his lost wife and making sure I didn’t die of dehydration along the way. At the normal settings, the survival aspects of Green Hell were harsh enough to make me wonder whether I would actually finish the story. However, after some tweaking, I was able to enjoy most of the game. Though, in the end, I was left wondering whether the experience was worth it in the end.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Zol
    Sep 5, 2019
    10
    Gr8 fun looking now for coop, dev's done Gr8 job over 1 year im EA now new road map plz
  2. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    amazing game. Started playing it in early access, then moved on to the full release and now enjoying it even more. Can't wait for the coop!
  3. Sep 9, 2019
    10
    Great game, nice graphics, good story and difficult. Good experiences so far. Recommended!
  4. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    Superb game. Spend more than 300 hours playing. Great graphics and vibrating story. Save the Amazonas!
  5. Sep 9, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. So this game is rather in-depth as far as the survival experience goes but it does have its flaws and inaccuracies.

    It's really fun and I would have given it a higher grade except the story ending is pretty bad. It's sad since the story is intriguing at first, but after the climax it has little to no resolution. I didn't mind the involvement of politics and the whole civilization bad theme due to it not being too prevalent (and honestly civilization does have its downfalls and is probably overreaching, but on the other hand this ignores any of its good - I personally would argue overall it is good). However, after the set of scenes (the climax, in my opinion) revealing the consequences of the main character who essentially found a miracle drug that inadvertently created an infectious outbreak that at least decimates (the literal 1/10 definition) Brazil, the game's story goes downhill.

    That's not to mention that by the time they reveal Mia's fate, it was pretty obvious that Mia was not actually communicating with you throughout the game and Higgins is delusional (revealed to be due to guilt). Also, there is little indication of what you have to do to get the "good" ending and beyond that "bad" ending, while being somewhat inconsistent, actually feels better than the good ending (since you feel you can still redeem yourself). At the end, the story blames you for destroying the tribal civilization and somewhat being responsible for the deaths of millions and leaving Mia essentially to die to find the cure but it doesn't recognize that even with the at least 20 million death toll, it really didn't seem to affect the animals (so it might be good for them), at least some Brazilians/South Americans likely escaped, and even if it killed all the humans in South America (worst case scenario, which is awful) the whole set of events could still save more lives than it kills within 45 years if the cure works - with cancer having been cured.

    Now, I'm not to say whether that trade off would be worth it, but it seems he didn't do it out of greed (now he did give it to the company which did minimal testing and I think caused the outbreak due to this, wasn't explained well during the story, which I guess was avoidable I guess) but instead he did it all to help his wife and the company did it because the drug could potentially save so many (as well as make a lot of money of course). Honestly, I don't even blame the game to an extent since the inner Mia voice does blame him and he probably does blame himself. But it seems odd to me the game tries to put this guilt trip on you and your character (which he kinda deserves, but really doesn't, if anything the drug company heads that pushed production are to blame) and never resolve you of it in the good ending. (I watched the good ending on You-tube.)
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  6. Sep 10, 2019
    4
    I was excited to try out this new survival game called "Green Hell", which looked promising at first glance. What I found was ratherI was excited to try out this new survival game called "Green Hell", which looked promising at first glance. What I found was rather disappointing.

    While the overall setting, idea and graphics are cool, the actual game play is rather poor.
    You're stuck in the amazon jungle picking up stuff from your surroundings like wood, stone and all sorts of edibles like fruits, nuts, herbs, mushrooms and different kind of animals. Sounds fun, until you realise how complicated it is to maintain your overall health, sanity and energy.
    By far the most annoying feature is keeping yourself fed. With 3 different stats to maintain (fats, carbohydrates, proteins) the game is basically becoming a diet manager. With the help of your magical watch, which knows exactly what elements your body is missing, you're constantly balancing nutrition as if it's only possible to survive like this.
    So eventually you're forced to eat meat, which has to be cooked, unless you want to vomit in the jungle and become insane. Which forces you to make a fire.
    Creating a small fire is like creating a piece of art. You need exactly 6 small sticks and 8 sticks, otherwise its not a small fire.
    But since it's constantly raining in the jungle your fire goes out quickly unless you create a shelter for it. With more wood. And more leaves. Leaves you can not just rip off the plants, you actually have to destroy them. With a tool, that you have to craft. Which drains your energy while swinging it. The more tired you get, the less energy you have. So go to sleep, and waste valuable time.

    So you're running around the jungle, wasting time, to find the exact pieces you need, instead of just finding wood and burning it. And while there are actually structures in the game, you could use for shelter or take material from they are merely cosmetic. Logic doesn't apply in Green Hell.
    You have to do all these things before it's getting dark. So dark that it's hard to recognize and find the things you need to survive. The day is pretty short and you're character is strolling through the jungle like on a vacation. So good luck with cooking that meat.
    And you still need water, my friend. Clean water, unless you like parasites that drain your energy.
    So either find somethin antiparasitic to eat, find a coconut shell and wait for rain or build a water filter, which you need a blueprint for, unless you have personally memorized how to build it. There are plenty of ways to gather rain water in real life, but you are stuck in the jungle with a lack of creativity.

    Saving the game requires a specific type of building. So either build that or die from a jaguar attack, crazy natives hunting you down, snake bites, food poisoning, poor diet or just your random PC crash and start all over again. Of course you can deactivate perma death, but you could also implement a reasonable save game system.

    Overall the game is squeezing you into it's idea of survival, which feels odd and exhausting.
    Way too much effort for too little of an outcome. The difficulty of Green Hell is a supposed selling point, but without sufficient logic applied to the game mechanics its just a chore, instead of a creative sandbox survival game. The word hell does indeed apply. The Long Dark did it better.

    I give it 4 out of 10 maggots.
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  7. Sep 14, 2019
    0
    the game has 18 languages ​​and doesn't have turkish language option.among those countries where these 18 languages ​​belong, including thirdthe game has 18 languages ​​and doesn't have turkish language option.among those countries where these 18 languages ​​belong, including third world countries whose population does not exceed 10 million.just delete the crack. Expand

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