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  • Summary: Don't Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic.

    You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if
    Don't Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic.

    You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit 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. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 24, 2018
    90
    The visual style works brilliantly on the Switch in both handheld and docked. The bold outlines are eye-catching and the muted colour palette lends the game a sense of mystery. Having the full experience of Don’t Starve on the move is wonderful and the day/night cycle is just the right length to hop on and play during a break in your real life. As survival games go, this is one of the best you will find for the Switch.
  2. Apr 16, 2018
    90
    Without a doubt, Dont' Starve is the gold standard as far as the survival genre is concerned. Every playthrough is a mentally demanding endurance match to stay alive, and it's a better game overall for it. Although it's easy to fall into routine a few hours in, the sheer potential and scope of each run ensures there's seldom a dull moment.
  3. Apr 23, 2018
    80
    A good conversion overall, but it suffers from the direct comparison with the Mega Pack version of the contemporary release, mainly due to the absence of the multiplayer expansion Do not Starve Together.
  4. Apr 25, 2018
    80
    Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition is an extremely meaty and punishing experience that always keeps you on your toes. The open ended, tough as nails gameplay isn’t for everyone - particularly in its repetition - but it can be quite addictive once things click. A distinct visual style, countless hours of randomized gameplay, and an open ended nature that favors boldness combine to make this an easy suggestion.
  5. Apr 16, 2018
    70
    Half a decade’s worth of expansions deliver a dizzying array of features but this stylish survival game still frustrates as much as it entertains.
  6. Apr 18, 2018
    70
    Don't Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition is perfect for survival and strategy-lovers, but it could've used a couple more weeks in testing to nip those pesky bugs in the bud. Though it's as fun as ever there's nothing different about this version and, especially if you've already sunk hours and hours into the game on PC, console, or mobile, there's no real need to pick this up again. I mean, unless you want to own it on the Switch.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. May 27, 2020
    9
    Don't Starve is simply an amazing survival game no matter how you put it. The gameplay in this game is great. It takes a load of strategy andDon't Starve is simply an amazing survival game no matter how you put it. The gameplay in this game is great. It takes a load of strategy and skill to make it through the night. The longer you survive, the more difficult the game gets. You have to manage your resources and surroundings to get as much as possible. If there's a pig village around you, reserve some food, give them to the pigs, and get manure. This game's art style looks great. I love the industrial/cartoony vibes coming from this game. This game's dialogue is also pretty great. The characters got a few chuckles outta me. Perhaps my favorite thing about this game is the amount of options there are while creating your island. The island can be large, exclude pig heads, have more spiders, etc. The generation of the islands is in your hands. If I had a complaint, it's that the night gets pretty darn boring. Most of the time, you sorta just sit there doing nothing. In conclusion, Don't Starve is a stellar survival game that everybody should try at least one time. Have a lovely day/night, folks! Expand
  2. Jun 27, 2018
    9
    Great game! Depending on the time of day we will appear some monsters or others. You have to be careful at night since the game is veryGreat game! Depending on the time of day we will appear some monsters or others. You have to be careful at night since the game is very difficult! I also played in the iOS and Android version, but I definitely prefer the Switch version. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2018
    9
    This game is dangerously addictive. It’s very punishing and I’m not sure why I keep putting myself through it but is by far my most playedThis game is dangerously addictive. It’s very punishing and I’m not sure why I keep putting myself through it but is by far my most played game since Goldeneye on N64 in the last century. There is so much to explore and learn. You have to earn the right to explore by building yourself a base to operate from. If you don’t build you starve, don’t learn you will starve and honestly, once you’ve learned and built you’ll still starve and if you’re like me you just start again? Go figure... Expand
  4. May 18, 2018
    8
    This is a really great game, full of content to explore. I've already on pc and bought for the switch too. This version is currentlyThis is a really great game, full of content to explore. I've already on pc and bought for the switch too. This version is currently UNPLAYABLE. There are TONS of bugs and glitch. They are really too much to makes this game playable. The map that cover itself and the season change bug are only a few. I'll update this review and my vote when and if the switch version will get an update because right now i cannot reccommend to buy this game. The disappointing thing is that 90% of this bugs where already found and solved on other console versions. This demonstrate how little effort on testing has been done on the switch version before putting it on the market. If they had played this version for 3 hours they would knew that it was not possible to play it.

    Do your self a favour and get the PC version. Avoid like the plague this version at least for now.

    nb 1.0.1 is live and has not correct anyone of those major bugs that make the game unplayable. Still impossible to make a good adventure.

    Ok 1 month later there is out a patch which fix all major bugs. This ia solid 8/10.
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  5. Jun 10, 2020
    8
    One of the best survival games out there now in the palm of your hand. If you've never played Don't Starve, watch a few youtube videos and IOne of the best survival games out there now in the palm of your hand. If you've never played Don't Starve, watch a few youtube videos and I guarantee it will draw you in. Plays perfectly on the Switch, features two major dlc packs. Charming, challenging and brings out the survivalist in you. Expand
  6. Apr 8, 2020
    8
    If Tim Burton married Stardew Valley and Minecraft, you'd get this game. It is a tough as nails top-down survival game where you stop atIf Tim Burton married Stardew Valley and Minecraft, you'd get this game. It is a tough as nails top-down survival game where you stop at nothing to stay alive, you kill prey, collect faeces, chop trees, mine rocks, make friends with pigs, craft tools, and create machines all while looking at a beautifully crafted environment with an eye-catching art style made up of a dark colour palette and muted colours featuring a well-timed day/night cycle. This game is brutal and punishing but incredibly addictive; it will not hold your hand, once the beginning cut scene ends, you're on your own. I recommend this for anyone looking for a tough survival game on the switch with addictive gameplay and cleverly designed mechanics. Expand
  7. Apr 6, 2020
    4
    I really love DS, I have 600 hours in this game on pc. This port is really good, I have no bugs, BUT where is DLC hamlet? Why NS editionI really love DS, I have 600 hours in this game on pc. This port is really good, I have no bugs, BUT where is DLC hamlet? Why NS edition havn't got this dlc? Expand

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