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  • Summary: It’s an open-world sandbox game to play alone, via splitscreen, or online, that gives you an enormous amount of freedom to choose how to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. You’re dropped into a harsh environment with almost nothing – not even clothes on your back. Through scavenging,It’s an open-world sandbox game to play alone, via splitscreen, or online, that gives you an enormous amount of freedom to choose how to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. You’re dropped into a harsh environment with almost nothing – not even clothes on your back. Through scavenging, crafting, and hunting, you’ll eventually put together the basic items you’ll need to live. You’ll have to deal with cold, heat, hunger and thirst, and there are wild animals that see you as prey. But that’s not the worst, because you’re not alone — the undead wander all around you. Slow and relatively easy to avoid by day, at night they become merciless, fast-moving killers, hungry for your flesh. Expand
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  • Developer: The Fun Pimps
  • Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure, Shooter, Survival, Sandbox, First-Person, Arcade
  • # of players: Up to 4
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 14 out of 17
  1. Jul 5, 2016
    65
    Stiff and smooth animations just make it comical at times. A moment of screen stutter also occurs when the game auto-saves at times, highly annoying but I was able to largely get used to it. All these issues aside, I was still having a blast playing this, and I can see myself stepping into the world of 7 Days to Die on and off at times.
  2. Jul 24, 2016
    50
    With a user interface barely optimized for controllers and a release three years after its initial alpha, it feels that consoles are a mere afterthought of the original vision.
  3. Jul 7, 2016
    45
    What 7 Days to Die does right is provide a hearty selection of crafting and allows you to team up with friends locally or online to enjoy some co-op action. But is it worth picking up? For the simple fact that there’s better examples of world-building engines out there with a large fan base and even larger servers, I say pass.
  4. Jul 5, 2016
    36
    7 Days to Die tries hard to provide the same experience we had on PC, but it fails in its attempt due to the controller adaptation and the visible graphical downgrade.
  5. Jul 11, 2016
    30
    It's disappointing to see this sold on Xbox One and PS4 (with a retail release!) as if it is completed game. It clearly is not. After some substantial updates, I'd potentially want to give it another chance, but as is I wouldn't want to spend another minute with it.
  6. Jul 1, 2016
    30
    I am struggling to understand why people would choose this over some of the really excellent survival games out there. Maybe on PC it’s really great. On the Xbox One it is not.
  7. Jul 1, 2016
    10
    Although the visuals are indeed terrible, they are the least of this game’s problems. I was wrong to be optimistic; I’ve played plenty of dreadful games on Xbox One, but this is one of the worst ones yet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 31
  2. Negative: 12 out of 31
  1. Jun 29, 2016
    10
    I had friends rave about the PC version, so I wasn't sure what to expect. But man what a great game. I'm really loving it and I'm notI had friends rave about the PC version, so I wasn't sure what to expect. But man what a great game. I'm really loving it and I'm not normally a fan of this genre. Immersive story, great art, top stuff...I know it sounds cliche, but 7 Days is a legit masterpiece. There I said it! Looks amazing on the big screen. I'm inviting some friends over, and sending the missus out to the movies. Check it out, people. Expand
  2. Aug 31, 2016
    10
    Honestly, this game is a really good game. Simply, it's just a bad port to console. Glitches aside, very great game. Don't listen to most ofHonestly, this game is a really good game. Simply, it's just a bad port to console. Glitches aside, very great game. Don't listen to most of these people. make your own opinion. Ps. I'm gonna out a 10, even though I'd say it's about a 7 , just to even out the little baby scores Expand
  3. Jul 5, 2016
    9
    Great game, has you on edge every minute. A mix between a fps and a Minecraft type game One of my favorite zombie games, if not my favouriteGreat game, has you on edge every minute. A mix between a fps and a Minecraft type game One of my favorite zombie games, if not my favourite at the moment, You can defend old broken down homes, or build your own base to survive. everything is destructible, I have been playing this virtually non stop for 3 days and now at level 21 and day 9, skill tree is massive with tons of options to spend you skill points where ever you want, graphics a bit outdated, but its the game play that matters, and at 2 thirds of the price of normal releases, definably worth a buy, imo bit of a steep learning curve to start with but once your settled, its very enjoyable Expand
  4. Jun 30, 2016
    6
    7 Days to Die
    Feels like 7 years to die
    7 Days to die is a Minecraft style survival horror game, as you use tools, craft items and slay
    7 Days to Die
    Feels like 7 years to die
    7 Days to die is a Minecraft style survival horror game,
    as you use tools, craft items and slay zombies your skills and character levels up making your survival chances in this survival horror game even that much greater...
    But unfortunately 7 Days to die puts more emphasis on survival than it does the horror, or the game…
    This game moves at the pace of a slug…
    What makes Minecraft so great is that while it is also a survival game about crafting and surviving from random attacks... it moves at a fairly quick pace…
    You can build a shovel and dig a temporary shelter with sufficient lighting before the sun falls on your initial spawn…
    Minecraft also makes essentials like a forge or torches very accessible from the jump….
    7 Days to die goes against all of this…
    For starters... This is no Minecraft other than the basic idea of gather materials, craft with those materials, and try not to die while you do this...
    But building, crafting, combat, and scavenging all suffer due to the pacing this game has…
    You collect items and build at a crawl…
    you can definitely make a shovel, and axe fairly quickly as there are basic crafting materials like rocks and trees everywhere…
    but once you go to dig a shelter you’ll quickly realize building in this world is going to be a chore..
    You can’t swiftly build an underground shelter to revisit after a day of hunting and looking for supplies to slowly build a thriving chunk of land…
    It’s going to take days upon days... youre better off finding a cabin around essential recourses and rebuilding…
    Which honestly takes away the joy of owning the procedurally generated or hand crafted land you spawn into…
    There’s no fun in upgrading something already built…
    but thanks to how long it takes to destroy a block of dirt even with the hardness level turned down... you have no other choice….
    You can of course make a building out of wood, as wood collecting is fairly easy… but with how often your tools will break, wood is a valuable recourse that you might as well collect to again just rebuild an already built home…
    the hunger and thirst system in this game also hinders creativity as you never feel like you have time to really do anything other than find drinks and food…
    During my time playing I found a corn field behind a cabin for food…
    But I had no water source….
    To make drinks I needed glass jars that I for the life of me couldn’t find…
    luckily these glass jars can be crafted!
    But to do that I needed to craft a forge...
    A basic essential…
    But the crafting materials for this forge isn’t so basic…
    I needed to go hunt animals…
    While my character is dying of thirst… life slowly draining...
    I had to hunt animals that are practically nonexistent in this world…
    There are deer...rabbits...bears...dogs...
    But good luck finding them...
    Which again brings me back to Minecraft...
    Animals are needed for armor in that game so they are reasonably findable…
    They aren’t crawling all over the place, but if you actively look you will find some…
    That isn’t the case here…
    A material you need for an essential basic to craft an item needed to create glass so your character doesn’t die of thirst is made unreasonably inaccessible…
    I was in game for 6 real hours… and still didn’t have the materials for a forge…
    My tools and character were just as basic as a fresh spawn…
    I felt no sense of progression at all which in turn leaves me feeling frustrated.. Like I’m getting nowhere in this game…
    I eventually started thinking what the point...is
    I can’t reasonably craft... I can’t build tunnel systems for materials…
    I have no source of water….
    what am I supposed to do other than not die…
    There is such a deep crafting system here….
    the idea of the scavenging hunt is a joy... you can create stronger materials to reinforce your shelter from zombie attacks, even craft guns and bullets...
    Find schematics scattered throughout the world... find quests that will lead to treasures... but again the inaccessible survival basics with make all of this seem unobtainable…
    As if you just can’t find animals for their hides... you’re going to be stick with the basics forever... that’s just how it is….
    one missing puzzle piece will stop you from finishing… and once you do find them or any other materials you still have to deal with the over powered zombies… Zombies in this game are quick damage sponges that can somehow climb… You’ll be hitting them over the head with a club for what seems like forever while they just claw and scratch you dealing with more than one without a gun is near impossible… And you can’t just run as for some reason the developers thought it would be a great idea to allow them to stun you, so you can’t moves for like 3 seconds… just taking the damage… and once again you don’t just find guns in this game.. Character limit reached. Hear the rest on YT SuperkenGaming
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  5. Jun 4, 2018
    5
    The survival part of the game is not very good as it is almost impossible to craft good weapons or items as all you find are empty cans orThe survival part of the game is not very good as it is almost impossible to craft good weapons or items as all you find are empty cans or paper. The amount of items built into this game is enormous, like 40 times what minecraft has but honestly most of it is not useful. Expand
  6. Jul 8, 2016
    3
    The premise of the game is good and that's what attracted me to it. The wonky combat, glitchy zombies, technical issues, tedious UI, graphicsThe premise of the game is good and that's what attracted me to it. The wonky combat, glitchy zombies, technical issues, tedious UI, graphics and frame rate issues just totally ruined it for me. By day 14 I could no longer ignore the fact that this game was more frustrating than fun. I couldn't defend myself on the highest game play level against zombies because of the ridiculous combat mechanic coupled with the game freezing momentarily each time I desperately needed a head shot -or -walking off a platform in my base straight into the horde below because the frame rate drops to 0 as I'm moving forward to line up a shot. Why even put the effort into digging trenches and building massive spike walls when most of the frantic zombies just glitch spin right over your defenses during horde attacks? The game has real potential but the execution is abysmal. This is half a game and was not ready for full release on console. Expand
  7. Feb 20, 2017
    0
    This game is basically a realistic version of Minecraft with a less cryptic crafting method set in a world with more determined monsters. TheThis game is basically a realistic version of Minecraft with a less cryptic crafting method set in a world with more determined monsters. The game has a short learning curve and after a little time you become quite efficient at crafting and surviving. In single player mode the game is relatively stable and generally allows for many hours of continuous play before freezing or glitching out. However in multi-player we have noted a game session will only last about 1.5 hours before crashing. Each game crash proves to be a gamble on whether your crafted world will load properly again....as corrupted saves are all too common and the game likes to reset causing players to lose objects from storage boxes all the way up to complex built structures. Many a player has gone for a jaunt on the mini bike, experiences a game crash, and reloaded with no mini bike in site and many miles of walking back to their home base.

    If the developers can patch the crashing and improve the game stability I can see playing and enjoying the game. right now its a gamble and many players are getting frustrated and walking away.
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