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Gameplay feature: Hunger / Thirst

Group Description

Games where player-controllable character(s) are required to replenish themselves when hungry (or thirsty). Failure to eat (or drink) may result in among others: constant whining, hampering of player movement or speed, gradual or instant decrease of character abilities (health or statistics, if any), etc., and in extreme cases, death.

It is also known in technical terms as a hunger daemon feature.

  • Games where the player does not directly control a character or group of characters should be excluded from this game group. Thus, this game group should exclude strategy games where a food and drink industry exists to keep the population happy, unless the player has a permanent controllable character within the game.

  • Food or drink must be explicitly identified as food or drink for mentioned character: blood may be identified as food for a player-controlled vampire. A double cheese burger with extra mayo in this regard however, does not.

  • Games where eating and drinking is optional, however otherwise not mandatory to be consumed on a regular basis, these games should be excluded from this game group.

  • Games where eating and drinking may provide benefits/bonuses (e.g. instant/regeneration of health) but otherwise is not mandatory to be consumed on a regular basis, should be excluded from this game group.

  • Games which for some odd reason do not present the player with a text or graphical warning on hunger/dehydration should be excluded from this game group, unless it results in death or other serious negative effects.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
The Banner Saga2014Macintosh, WindowsVersus Evil LLC3.43
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.2.83
Craft the World2013Macintosh, WindowsBlack Maple Games4.60
Wayward2013Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsUnlok4.20
Starbound2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsChucklefish Ltd.3.54
Zafehouse: Diaries2013WindowsScrewfly Studios Pty. Ltd.3.80
Legend of Grimrock2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAlmost Human Ltd.3.69
Miasmata2012WindowsIonFx Studios, LLC3.67
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz3.20
Infestation: Survivor Stories2012WindowsOP Productions...
Zenonia 3: The Midgard Story2011Android, iPhoneGamevil Inc....
Mount&Blade: With Fire and Sword2011WindowsParadox Interactive AB2.85
Dungeon Adventure2010Xbox 360UberGeekGames...
Mount & Blade: Warband2010Windows1C Company3.83
Minecraft2010Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMojang AB3.44
Zenonia 2: The Lost Memories2010Android, iPhoneGamevil Inc....
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.71
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat2009Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.37
Zenonia2009Android, iPhone, Nintendo DSi, PSP, Windows Mobile, ZeeboGamevil Inc.3.52
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire2008WindowsTierra Entertainment3.90
Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked2008WiiKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Spore2008Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.56
Mount&Blade2008Windows1C Company3.57
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky - Prologue2008WindowsDeep Silver, Inc.3.51
Stranded II2007Windows3.50
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Selected Covers

Starbound Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Starbound
Spore Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Spore
Legend of Grimrock Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Legend of Grimrock
Mount&Blade Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Mount&Blade
Don't Starve Linux Front Cover Steam release
Front cover for Don't Starve

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Starbound
Main Menu
Screenshot from Spore
Main Menu
Screenshot from Legend of Grimrock
Main menu
Screenshot from Mount&Blade
Main menu - This screen usually changes with each new update, sometimes signifying a graphical presentation of the latest major update and highlighted mod.
Screenshot from Don't Starve