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Review

Guidance is needed in times of disaster, and in How to Survive, the player is thrown into the middle of one. After crashing onto a deserted island, the player is forced to explore in search of food, weapons, and shelter. The player must use strategy and experience to survive the island's many challenges, ranging from the undead to the living, t...

How to Survive

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Jan 20, 2022

Guidance is needed in times of disaster, and in How to Survive, the player is thrown into the middle of one. After crashing onto a deserted island, the player is forced to explore in search of food, weapons, and shelter. The player must use strategy and experience to survive the island's many challenges, ranging from the undead to the living, to starvation to dehydration.

Gameplay

The player must scavenge for food and water that will keep the character alive. If the player does not eat or drink for too long, the game will end. The game also features zombie-infested buildings, where the player must scavenge for supplies, and combat infected zombies. The game features an inventory system, which can be accessed at any time. The player can store useful items in the inventory. Gameplay consists of gathering supplies, crafting, and killing zombies. There are three types of zombies: runners, walkers, and crawlers. The game consists of three days; you must survive each day by gathering supplies and crafting weapons. When you acquire weapons, you will need to find ammunition for it.

Graphics

How to Survive features detailed graphics. The player will be able to zoom in to see the detail of the game's world, or zoom out to get a more broad view. The game also has a day-night cycle, which changes the gameplay significantly. The graphics are realistic, depicting the environment with vivid detail. The ocean waves are visible, and the foliage is lush. The game is set in the daylight, with the sun shining down on the environment.

Information about replayability

The game has a wide range of difficulty levels, so the player can tailor the game to their skill level. The game also features a multiplayer mode, which allows up to four players to play cooperatively.

Conclusion

The game is set in a zombie apocalypse, with you as the protagonist. You are set out on the coast of British Columbia with nothing but the clothes on your back; you must gather supplies, food, and most importantly, weapons to prevent the undead from finding their way into your shelter. The game consists of three days, which are set out by the day of the week. You must survive each day by crafting weapons and gathering supplies, and the game adapts to your decisions. The game is realistic, which makes it enjoyable. There are three types of zombies, runners, walkers, and crawlers. The game is free, and the graphics are vivid. The game is set in a zombie apocalypse. Though the game is short, it is replayable, and it has advantages and disadvantages.

Pros:
  • The game features a large variety of weapons for the player to use
  • The game also features an inventory system, which can store useful items at any time
  • The game's graphics are detailed, which gives the player a close-up view of the game's world
  • The day-night cycle of the game changes the gameplay significantly
  • The game features a multiplayer mode, which allows up to four players to play cooperatively
  • A large variety of difficulty levels are available to the player
  • The game features a wide range of terrains, which includes the ocean
Cons:
  • The player cannot heal themselves
  • The game only has one save option
  • The game does not give information about the map's terrain
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