- Publisher: Hinterland
- Release Date: Aug 1, 2017
- Also On: PC, Switch, Xbox One
- Summary: The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness. Monitor your Condition, search for life-saving supplies, and master survival skills like fire-building, maintaining your gear,The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness. Monitor your Condition, search for life-saving supplies, and master survival skills like fire-building, maintaining your gear, hunting, fishing, and landmark-based navigation. There are no zombies -- only you, the cold, and everything Mother Nature can throw at you. The hit Steam Early Access sandbox becomes the first survival game available on Xbox One!… Expand
- Developer: Hinterland
- Genre(s): Simulation, Action Adventure, General, Survival
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The Long Dark: Wintermute Episode One Gameplay
Positive: 10 out of 16
Mixed: 6 out of 16
Negative: 0 out of 16
Aug 16, 2017Using time as an enemy in such an ingenious fashion only makes the game more fun and the challenge more dangerous, and I can’t get enough of it.
Sep 13, 2017The Long Dark is a satisfying experience of survival that is both realistic and has good game mechanics. It’s very unforgiving and can be frustrating but gets better the longer you play and learn.
Aug 4, 2017The Long Dark is a strong survival title, possibly even the strongest of the entire genre. A beautiful but dangerous Canadian wilderness provides the backdrop to a challenging but largely satisfying fight for survival. While micromanaging every facet of your well-being while trying to survive might sound tedious in description, it actually ends up being fun, satisfying, and even tense. With three more episodes to come for this title's story mode, there's already tons of content to chow down on. Just watch out for the wolves.
Sep 24, 2017The Long Dark is the perfect survival game for Canadian kids who grew up with frozen toes and winter camping.
Aug 14, 2017With its stellar survival mechanics, The Long Dark makes for a brutal experience that requires patience and micromanaging to fully appreciate. However, it’s brought down by some bugs and a story mode that leaves much to be desired. It’s nonetheless a satisfying test of survival in a gorgeous setting – as long as you can brave the frigid cold.
Aug 4, 2017If it sounds as if I’m overly frustrated with The Long Dark, it’s because I am. The sheer number of times that it hints at being a special game that entirely dominates every single survival-based title that has come before it is staggering. But for every one of those times, there’s another time where it’s broken, bugged, or just plain poorly thought-out.
Aug 8, 2017I’ve been passionate about the development of The Long Dark since its announcement in 2013, and when it works, it’s at the absolute top of the hardcore survival genre. The world is expansive and detailed, demanding to be explored. Mastering the systems provides concrete rewards, truly giving players the sense that they’re learning to survive, and becoming more successful because of it. It’s too bad that the game is so unstable at the moment — when it’s actually finished, The Long Dark will probably be an incredible survival experience. Right now on the PS4? It’s too buggy and hostile to recommend.
Positive: 10 out of 28
Mixed: 4 out of 28
Negative: 14 out of 28
Oct 18, 2017Wow. I loved this game. I had no idea about it, but saw it in the Playstation store one morning, and decided to download it. I was hookedWow. I loved this game. I had no idea about it, but saw it in the Playstation store one morning, and decided to download it. I was hooked immediately. I spent two hours playing survival mode before I was killed by a pack of wolves. I ended up showing it to all my friends, giving them each a shot in the game. My brother loved it, and, I think he's still alive to this day in his play through. Admittedly I have not played the story yet, just been having fun in the survival mode, competing with friends to see who can outlast who.
As a Canadian, I also feel quite proud playing the game. When you wade through a blizzard, freezing in the middle of the night (again game time) and you just see that maple leaf waving in the wind... its strangely inspiring. Its not very often I get to see my home in video games.
Anyway, I thought the game was really thoughtfully done. The survival mode feels huge. You can find entrances and exits to other maps, so there is a profound sense of exploration. Go grab it! Its not even that expensive.… Expand
Jun 20, 2020This game has pretty damn good quality -- developers really working on it. They fix most annoying bugs and add pretty nice missions. It stillThis game has pretty damn good quality -- developers really working on it. They fix most annoying bugs and add pretty nice missions. It still could be badly ballanced, but have some repetitive join in it.… Expand
Sep 4, 2018Just bought this for 10 euros, and even would have been worth the full price (25 e). After playing for few hours, and writing a review I hadJust bought this for 10 euros, and even would have been worth the full price (25 e). After playing for few hours, and writing a review I had to educate myself to learn, that this has been around for a while, with pre-production starting as far back as 2013. For me this slots in the category of good indie games, like Kona and Firewatch, and with different game modes hopefully lasts longer than a day or two.
I usually find boring the aspect in survival games, that you need to feed, drink, sleep and such way too often, The Long Dark let’s you actually play.
I’m from one of the nordic countries, so I especially find the cold harsh environment envigorating, those Canadian developers sure know how to incorporate sense of cold and dark in their games. Definitely recommend, just this year alone I’ve spent hundreds of euros to lesser quality AAA games, but once in a while you find an indie gem like The Long Dark.… Expand
Sep 1, 2017After you're done with the tutorial (that's all what "story mode" is), you will have learned that there's one thing more dangerous than wolvesAfter you're done with the tutorial (that's all what "story mode" is), you will have learned that there's one thing more dangerous than wolves or bears in the Long Dark; and that's doors. Because after every third or fourth door (doesnt matter entering or leaving) lurks a blue screen. Game crashed. You now get to repeat the last two or three hours.
I understand the developers got sidetracked, producing proof of concepts for a Long Dark movie. And that's a shame, because they obviously took their eyes off their game, which can be so mesmerizing at times it's unfortunate that even after Patch 12 the PS4 game it is essentially a defective product.
So very disappointing, because this is a diamond in the rough, and could be wonderful. I cannot recommend.… Expand
May 18, 2020This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Минусы:
1. Сюжет. Такой не интересный, что ПЕРВАЯ катсцена в God Of War I вызывала гораздо больше интереса, чем ко всей сюжетной линии ( которая недоделана ) The Long Dark. За всю сюжетную линию был единственный поворот, который удевил меня, когда, в конце 3 эпизода, Астрид выходит из шахты и видит мёртвых касаток на льду раёна Прибрежное шоссе.
2. Атмосфера. Они просрали атмосферу. Тот момент, когда раньше было лучше.
3.1. Количество. Его безумно мало. Нет, я не считаю, что там должно быть много оружия, его просто долно быть по больше. Ружьё и револьвер - это мало.
3.2. Ружьё. Они просрали и это. С ружья теперь не возможно стрелять.
4. Игра надоедает. Я наиграл в эту игру более 300 часов и я могу сказать, что эта игра надоела.
5. Скучно.… Expand
Jan 13, 2020If you want to be annoyed by the worst inventory system of all time, get this game. If you like an enjoyable play through that doesn’tIf you want to be annoyed by the worst inventory system of all time, get this game. If you like an enjoyable play through that doesn’t penalize you for picking up necessary items, just go buy The Forest. TLD needs to fix their inventory, they claim they’re “into realism” but that seems to mean they hate the player having fun. DONT BUY.… Expand
Mar 5, 2018This IS NOT a full game. They ask you to pay for it, but it is not finished. It Randomly CRASHES and erases save files. I happens like every 1This IS NOT a full game. They ask you to pay for it, but it is not finished. It Randomly CRASHES and erases save files. I happens like every 1 hour, just as you get pulled in by the survival, which is great. I am very very disappointed in this game. The studio behind it promised a full survival experience, but after waiting almost 2,5 years for that promise to come true, we get this... I bought the game 2 times, first when it was in alpha sandbox mode, and now when it has come out " supposedly full game". It really made me angry, especially because, to be safe and be sure I was spending the money on the " good thing" I read a couple reviews here on metacritic beforehand. There was one critic who stated that the game crashes every now and then. But Hinterland studio responded to his review stating " that post patch repairs have been implemented, and the game should be working just fine " So, i trusted them. And what ? First day playing, me and my brothers all bought the game for ps4 to play together. U know " start at the same time , and who could survive longer" and we all CRASHED hard. I feel cheated by Hinterlands, and their politics. I'm seriously considering writing them a letter o complaint, directly to Canada. Because i believe you should not treat people like that. Let me tell you some facts about this game : They made hundreds of thousands from the kickstarter campaign, they have financial backing from the Canada media fund, and then made another heap of money selling the alpha version of the game for like 20 euro, upping the price upon release in aug. 2017 to like 35 euro. So if you cross check the number of people in the studio with the probable amount of money they made, one could get the impression that this is plain con art. I bet theres more people who feel the same way I do.… Expand
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