DayZ Image
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Hungry and lost, you're a survivor in a post-apocalyptic world with no one to trust. How do you stay alive? DayZ is the genre-defining open-world MMO survival sandbox full of heart-pounding moments, emergent gameplay, and dramatic player interactions.
Buy On

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
DayZ - Official Cinematic Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 11, 2019
    65
    DayZ is a game of constrast: you love it or you hate it, there is no middle ground. Bohemia Interactive have managed to improve the game, but they haven't in other aspects, especially in the technical part. However, as a survival game DayZ is extremely tense, exciting and hard. Playing with friends improve the experience, but is enjoyable standalone as well.
  2. Jun 14, 2019
    57
    Those who are fans or like the theme of extreme survival and have time to play many hours, will find a good title beyond the bugs. However, those who don't enjoy many hours of play or just don't spend much time on a single game will find the title quite slow.
  3. Apr 5, 2019
    50
    A bad adaptation that stills looks like an early access game.
  4. Jun 23, 2019
    50
    You know that feeling when you can’t wait to play something you’ve been so excited about, but you fast discover that it should have been left alone? I’ve just had that with DayZ on Xbox One.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 10 out of 16
  1. Jun 3, 2021
    10
    If you're not used to Bohemia Interactive games then the level of difficulty to begin playing may surprise you. I come from an ARMA backgroundIf you're not used to Bohemia Interactive games then the level of difficulty to begin playing may surprise you. I come from an ARMA background and these games are design to be realistic. BI games often have extreamly mild bigs which add to the charm of the game. This game is truly amazing. You have to hunt, find food, cook, kill zombies, loot cities all while avoiding contacr eitg otger players. Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2020
    9
    Definitely a Game that has its Issues but the Dev's are Constantly working on it & Updating it with New Content & Mechanics. The Game is alsoDefinitely a Game that has its Issues but the Dev's are Constantly working on it & Updating it with New Content & Mechanics. The Game is also Still in Beta.

    The Game Doesn't Hold your Hand, It's a HardCore Survival Game which Requires High Skill Level & Patience to Play.

    (Most of the Bad Reviews are players that Don't understand how to Play the Game Properly & Cry Because They Die too Much & can't get out of the 1st Town they Spawn in.)

    The Map is Biggest Map I've ever played in a Game, The Terrain is Scanned From Real Life Russia & The DLC Map Livonia is Scanned from Real Life Poland.

    The Game is Not for Everyone but you can have an Experience in this Game that you cannot get anywhere else.
    Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2018
    6
    DayZ is a great concept poorly executed. The main mechanics are broken and the Xbox version of DayZ doesn't include many items like the PC version.
  4. Mar 25, 2021
    2
    Massive let down.
    Genuine moments of survival-themed gameplay enjoyment spoiled by game-breaking bugs and glitches. This is very often
    Massive let down.
    Genuine moments of survival-themed gameplay enjoyment spoiled by game-breaking bugs and glitches. This is very often unplayable however myself and 2 friends struggled through the ever present bugs and glitches in the hopes that we could realise this game's potential.
    After hours of progress ruined by bugs completely out of our control we could tolerate it no longer - in fact we should have given up days ago. This is way below the standard of what an acceptable game should be - unfinished, lacking polish, lack of development and plenty of bugs. You will have your hours of hard work ruined by glitches, I assure you of this!
    You can tell from minute 1 that this was not designed for consoles.
    Expand
  5. Aug 14, 2020
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great game but damn near impossible to survive in easily supplies are low and limited and extremely frustrating to play within the first thirty minutes 14 deaths at least because of supplies the first few times that I was able to live I died from hunger or thirst because of how scarce things are would be a good game otherwise Expand
  6. Dec 23, 2020
    0
    Perhaps the worst game to exist on the Xbox at the end of 2020. It has existed for YEARS and has not changed. Loot is rare, finding good lootPerhaps the worst game to exist on the Xbox at the end of 2020. It has existed for YEARS and has not changed. Loot is rare, finding good loot requires hours of playing a buggy running simulator. It is an entirely tedious game that requires hours of patience that the game refuses to reward. It is a constant battle to have enough food, unless you take in what feels like 10,000 calories per day, you will starve. Finding other players will always result in your death, as anyone who plays on official servers already has a base and the right loot to defend it. That, or they will simply snuff you out if they so much as hear a gunshot from across the map. Low player count official servers will not spare you. If you haven't been playing since launch, don't play! Don't bother with community servers, as nobody even bothers to join them. The PvP is abysmally unbalanced, and the PvE experience is wholly terrible, with no redeeming qualities to make up for how bad the rest of the game is. Avoid this game at all costs. As somebody who has reinstalled this game on and off since launch on Xbox, it is clear that the Devs do not care about the game. There is no way to play this game unless you dedicate all of your patience to it for years on end. Despite giving it my best shot, and reserving all of the patience that I possibly can each and every time, frustration will find a way to mount. Be it incurable diseases that prevent you from eating, drinking, and/or causing shivering and laughing, no-life players who can kill you with one well placed stealth shot after hours of looting, this game will find a way to piss you off. Do not let it into your life for one second. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2020
    0
    This game is absolute f*cking garbage and the people that made it. Go get tortured.

See all 16 User Reviews

Trailers