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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: Iron Galaxy Studios, 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: 14 out of 35
  2. Negative: 14 out of 35
  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. Oct 13, 2019
    10
    Awesome game needs, work. All in all i am still holding out for an update soon.
  3. Dec 18, 2018
    9
    I love this game. I can understand why it's not for everyone; it is a bit clunky and the graphics aren't great, but it is very intuitive, easyI love this game. I can understand why it's not for everyone; it is a bit clunky and the graphics aren't great, but it is very intuitive, easy to understand, can be very challenging or very easy, and has enough enjoyable content to keep you busy for several hours. I would certainly recommend it, but it it not for the graphics junkie. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2016
    6
    This is more an informative over view than a review, I've only spent a small amount of time with game so far but its not total crap. First ofThis is more an informative over view than a review, I've only spent a small amount of time with game so far but its not total crap. First of all, it does contain a tutorial (play the single player mode first and it will guide you through a tutorial. Secondly, the graphics and sound are atrocious for this generation. Third, this is not minecraft so the building, upgrading takes time (just like real life) yes you must scavenge for items but they are not difficult to find. the controls are difficult to adjust to and the fighting is harder than most games. I got killed by a bear my first playthrough and honestly I felt like I had no chance of survival.I can see lots of potential here and I like the creative aspects. I can't say the game is perfect because it is not but with a little patience and fair minded gameplay it is worth a look. If your looking for a scary minecraft or a five star horror blockbuster than you'll hate it. It is essentially a work in progress at this point. Expand
  5. Jul 15, 2016
    4
    This games underlying features are great and it reaches for something even more, but the simple most basic features every other game seems toThis games underlying features are great and it reaches for something even more, but the simple most basic features every other game seems to achieve flawlessly; this game simply doesn't. Its an amazing crafting crafting game wrapped in a hot mess. Expand
  6. Apr 24, 2018
    2
    I bought this game for $9 at Christmas. I had heard lots of great reviews of the game from friends who play it on PS4 or PC.

    Let me start
    I bought this game for $9 at Christmas. I had heard lots of great reviews of the game from friends who play it on PS4 or PC.

    Let me start by saying I love a lot about this game. Once you establish your first base and start getting your skills built up, it becomes exciting. The crafting, hunting, mining elements are enjoyable and the large wandering hordes and screamers make a session interesting. That is, until the inevitable first MD5 crash happens and you lose everything (or close to it).

    The game has a lot of promise, but it is easy to lose the desire to play it when you are dealing with issues like multiple game crashes per session, slow rendering maps, in-game lag that messes up combat or causes your bike to park itself in a rock/tree even though you parked it in an open area near that item. Glitches that move your bike and stick it inside concrete blocks, so you have to cut it out, loss of most of your stuff if you use a POI as a base and a MD5 crash happens.... all of these just ruin the game.

    In the past 2 weeks, I have had 2 worlds get corrupted from multiple MD5 crashes. In a 10 hour streaming session this past Saturday, the game kicked me and my buddies no less than 15 times. It made for a very frustrating experience and has me considering moving on to another game until they release some fixes.
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  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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