October 23rd 2013 9:21 am PT

Arcade: How to Survive

How to SurviveContent: How To Survive
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Dash Text: You are shipwrecked on an isolated island, a desperate castaway in a total freakshow world. How will you survive? Collect the pages of a Survival Guide and figure it out, of course! Find food, water, and shelter before you perish. Uh oh, is it getting dark? Figure out how to get through the night! While you’re at it, gather up some of this awesome stuff and piece together over 100 handmade weapons and tools—from shotguns to Molotov cocktails. Now you can defend yourself and your friends like a boss! • Choose one of the three playable characters, each with different characteristics and skill trees. • Explore four islands filled with unique flora and fauna and a variety of abhorrent monstrosities • Collect “Survival guide” video chapters to learn tips that will save your life! • Play with a friend offline through the story mode or go online and play with a friend through 8 demanding challenges. • Try the “Iron Man” difficulty for a demanding hardcore game experience.

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Arcade, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Jaimi JG

    Not available in Brazil! will be released in Brazil?? los

  • NarcoSleepy

    I’m starting to get the idea that this may not be available in Brazil…

    • Death Dealer

      :D. Anyway, about the game, I played it at GamesCom and it was an OK game.

      • NarcoSleepy

        It looks interesting. Watching a gameplay walkthrough on gamespot to get an idea about this game, but I don’t want to watch too much and spoil it. Can someone recommend a good review?

        • usrev

          just play the trial? having played the trial it’s… ok i guess. not what I expected. not buying it.

          if it had 4 player co-op with a general sandbox sorta feel like state of decay I would have bought it.

    • Jaimi JG

      the Brazil sucks

  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    omg it’s not available in brazil!!! whyyyyyy

    • ElektroDragon

      Brazilians have better taste.

      • Death Dealer

        :D

      • roozbeh, again

        I hate that hair style

  • usrev

    this game looks awesome, but it sounded better before I saw it was a zombie game.

    will try the trial I suppose. Hope it’s good. only 2 player co-op makes me sad though.

    • wuzup916

      I wish the campaign was co-op over live and not just split screen..

      • usrev

        it’s not? it says co-op 2 player online? is there a vs. mode or something?

        why would anyone ever have a couch co-op feature without online -.- it never makes sense.

        • wuzup916

          the co op is “go online and play with a friend through 8 demanding challenges” so they have co op just not the story mode which make me sad because the story mode looks like fun with a friend online

          • Pooty Booty

            I’m glad you told me that. I’m not buying it

      • Burnt Offering

        The dash text says “Play with a friend offline through the story mode or go online and play with a friend through 8 demanding challenges.” So I am pretty sure there is an online co-op, Maybe it is just not avaliable on the demo?

        • usrev

          that sounds… weird… maybe it’s some linear junk compared to a more open world? sorta like far cry 3’s co-op being linear and boring compared to awesome free roam….

        • wuzup916

          I was talking about the story mode being online co op and not just for local split screen.

  • Fred

    It is below freezing where I live right now. I’m betting you can still go to the beach. I think you got the better deal! :)

  • Fred

    Anyone try this out yet? What is the verdict? I need to monitor my bandwidth thanks to my low download limit unfortunately, and demos are getting larger and larger.

    • Death Dealer

      Metacritic has it at 65. Like I said earlier, it’s an OK game and fun can definitely be had with it. But if you’re looking for something better in the same kind of sense, try State of Decay.

      • Fred

        Thanks for the comment. I ended up downloading it (hate having only 60 Gigs per month!). Turns out, I really enjoyed it! I found the crafting system was not too involved (which for me is a positive), and I loved the whole “survival guide book” idea. Being chased by the larger enemies while desperately trying to find a stick to make a bow and arrow was a lot of fun. Game didn’t take itself too seriously, which is another plus for me. Loved the tutorial videos.

        It might get repetitive later, but with what I saw I had a lot more fun than I expected. Worth the download for me. Good job devs, and 505!

  • ElektroDragon

    MORE zombies? Ugh…

    • Fred

      I’m all Zombied out. Missing the good old days, when enemies were all aliens.

      • E.Nich

        Yeah, well, I’d also be zombied out, if not because next week I’ll get Dead Island Riptide for sure ;)

        • GmailIsDown

          so you people all don’t plan to play DR3?

          • E.Nich

            I don’t own a Xbox One, and I won’t get a next-gen console at least in the next 3-4 years.

          • Fred

            I will be holding off on a new console for awhile. Still lots of life left in 360 and PS3.

  • Some guy

    Talking of survival games, what happened to Fortnite?

  • ElektroDragon

    Try actually playing the demo, it mentions zombies, and they’re clearly zombies. Clearly you’re the ignoramus..

  • ElektroDragon

    So is this game.

  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    hey can someone tell me if i will be able to buy call of duty:ghosts at xbox live when i buy the xbox one?

    • Death Dealer

      Yes, you will, if you’re in one of the launch countries.

  • david_hoyland

    Can we get a download link for the new Forza 5 vid please? Obviously in the highest quality possible. Thanks :)

    • Death Dealer

      watch?v=p55UMHzJyZk
      720p.

      • david_hoyland

        sigh….

  • GmailIsDown

    not to mention the publishers will probably be unhappy, unless microsoft is paying for those free downloads

  • Burnt Offering

    Usually, I would let a silly comment like the one that you just made out of ignorance go, but the whole acting as though you have a superior intellect over others while doing so is a tad much. The game itself refers to some of the creatures as zombies. As a matter of fact, at the screen when you select the number of players to start the game it says “Face zombies alone” for the one player game. I guess it goes to show you that reading “fifty books” doesn’t make one as knowledgeable as you suggest. Or maybe it is you who should try reading more? Finally, I would suggest having the smallest smidgeon of understanding on a topic before you “post your ignorance in public” again.

  • Nate Welles

    I think you mean “top” games

 
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