A mammoth undertaking that deserves a longer review than I have time to get it, but honestly doesn’t really need it given it’s a huge, sprawling, open-world game that does a lot of things different and costs a pittance in relation to its ambition. “Survivalist” is an unmissable buy at $2.99.
Gameplay has you conversing with NPCs (and in the apocalypse people can take time to warm up to you). Your actions and decisions seem to have real ramifications down the road, too, a surprising touch for an indie game. The game is full of missions and threats and opportunities for you to micro-manage the perfect encampment for your survival. There is a shocking amount of meat on this game’s bones, and you’d be crazy not to download it if it sounds anything even remotely like a game you might like to play.
Here’s what the publisher (lolznoob) has to say about the game:
“A huge open-world game where you have the freedom to play how you want – but your choices have consequences. You’ve survived the zombie apocalypse by living in a bunker for a year and now it’s time to venture out. Scavenge for supplies, find other survivors, trade or fight with them, form relationships and build a community. Go on quests, face moral dilemmas, and uncover dark, terrible secrets!”