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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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  • Summary: A living world full of surprises, secrets and danger awaits in The Survivalists, an adventure-filled survival sandbox set in The Escapists universe. Explore, build, craft and even train monkeys with up to three friends in a desperate bid to survive. Have you got what it takes to be a Survivalist?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 8, 2020
    80
    The Survivalist takes the core mechanics of the survival genre and twists them to create an interesting, exploration-based story.
  2. Oct 9, 2020
    78
    The Survivalists is only another survival game, but a good one.
  3. Oct 9, 2020
    75
    The Survivalists manages to deliver what it promises, although that isn't enough to stand out among other titles in the genre. The Escapists series offered an original concept in our attempts to escape from heavily guarded prisons, but this new adventure lacks in terms of originality. The Survivalists is a good game that doesn't take risks beyond its comfort zone.
  4. Oct 8, 2020
    70
    Interesting and charming in its own way, The Survivalists will keep you entertained in short bursts as you try to complete the main objective and craft items to stay alive. Unfortunately, the AI system of your monkey companions is quite cumbersome and clunky. You'll often find yourself more annoyed than delighted due to all the monkeying around.
  5. Oct 24, 2020
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Oct 16, 2020
    8
    I'm enjoying it. I'm a bit of a sucker for 32-bit crafting games like this (loved Starbound) so that factors in, and no, it's not redefiningI'm enjoying it. I'm a bit of a sucker for 32-bit crafting games like this (loved Starbound) so that factors in, and no, it's not redefining the genre but it's straightforward and the monkey aspect is rather innovative and keeps the juggling act entertaining and engaging. Not sure why these hyper critical users are scoring it at 0 and 1, etc. when it's really not bad at all. I haven't run into any bugs and it's par for the course as far as these games go. I was going to rate it at 7 but I feel this overall rating needs help so I gave it an 8... Let us know how YOU like it. Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2020
    3
    It's rather below average than bad. As you've probably seen on Steam already, where it has today a rating of 50 %, most reviews are about aIt's rather below average than bad. As you've probably seen on Steam already, where it has today a rating of 50 %, most reviews are about a horrible UI, the tedious monkey control and management, and a lack of content. After 2-3 h you are done with the game. For a survival game, the game is not challenging at any time, except when the UI is not doing what you expect it to do. So, for an Early Access it would be a good base but for a full release? A disaster. I've checked the credits. It's a team of 30-40 people. How did such a big team miss so many points? What was the UI lead and the producer doing? This should not have happened. And it is confusing how many game magazines rated this game so high. It must have been journalists who do not care about survival games. Expand
  3. Oct 21, 2020
    2
    so, i've ignored the bad steam reviews, the negative comments, and wanted to give this game a try because it has "survival" in its name. afterso, i've ignored the bad steam reviews, the negative comments, and wanted to give this game a try because it has "survival" in its name. after more than twenty hours, i have to say that ... it is one of the worst survival and crafting games in my recent memory. yes, highly subjective, i know. i've been wondering what the biggest issue is, and i think that it is not so much the lack of content, though this is a problem, but actually the bad ui and especially the horrible monkey npc controls and mechanics. the more i think about it, the more i believe that the survivalists has a game design issue that will be not solved easily, or any time. i mean, sometimes a bad game remains a bad game, no matter what you do. the survivalists could become in time such a bad game design example. Expand
  4. Oct 11, 2020
    0
    The developers were not engaged in the game, they entrusted the creation of the game to the monkeys!

    The game is the most terrible and not
    The developers were not engaged in the game, they entrusted the creation of the game to the monkeys!

    The game is the most terrible and not convenient control that I have ever met!
    The main feature of the game - the Monkeys turned out to be extremely bad, it's easier to play without them than with them! It is difficult to interact with them when I pick up loot from the floor, the monkeys get in the way and I constantly exchanged predmats with the monkeys instead of picking up loot. this is very annoying!
    It is very difficult to give a specific task to one monkey, when choosing one for some reason, several more are selected near it...
    With difficulty setting up the chain of production on the base, it periodically broke down and worked when it should not have, on the prrmer when the meat ran out, the monkey continued to light a fire just like that by burning wood, as it was with the stove and coal...
    Sometimes after the death of the character, the monkeys ran to the place of rebirth, and sometimes they left everything and scattered all over the island... Then it took a very long time to collect them again and assign tasks again. Several times after re-entering the game, the monkeys also gave up their classes and scattered, on the big island you can spend half an hour to get everyone together again...
    Why do we need these idiotic forays borrowed from other games? My ass is already burning from what is happening in the game and then when I'm at the other end of the map my base is being raped by enemies and I can't do anything about it, when I return I find destroyed buildings...
    Moving around the world is slow and very boring! I spent more time walking and swimming than other aspects of the game!
    At first glance there is a lot of crafting but most of the buildings are useless and in a couple of hours you can open all the available recipes and further exploration of the world becomes meaningless and not interesting
    BUSHES SHOULD NOT BLOCK THE WAY! THEY SHOULD SLOW DOWN THE PLAYER...

    This is the most wasted hours of time and$25!
    Unfortunately this is not an early access but a full release...
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