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Don't Starve

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 4
78
3.3
Macintosh
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Windows
79
2.7
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Description

Wilson, a gentleman scientist, has been trapped in a mysterious wilderness world. To survive, Wilson must learn to tame the wilderness and its inhabitants by learning from scratch, various survival skills. The purpose of the game is to survive as long as possible and find a away to escape this world. Night time is especially dangerous without fire.

Don't Starve is a fantasy wilderness survival game, where the player starts off playing Wilson. Each world is randomly generated and also consists of a world generator that the player may choose to tweak. As such, exploration is also a major factor in the game, to search for resources as well as various mysterious landmarks spread out across this fantasy land.

To survive the game, the player must learn survival skills through trial and error. To do this, the player must gather items and resources, at first by picking up objects scattered throughout the land. When a certain combination of items are met, additional items, tools, structures, etc., may created and/or unlocked via recipes in the crafting menu.

As a survival game, the player must maintain food to survive: foraging, trapping, hunting, farming, and various other methods are available to avoid starvation. Additionally, insanity is also an element in the game. If sanity drops too low, monsters that lurk behind the shadows of the mind, may come to physical reality and attack the player. Finally, as monsters roam the land, the player must defend against these beasts with weapons, armor, and even magic. In any scenario, death will occur if health reaches zero (either by starvation or combat damage).

Although death may sometimes be thwarted, a permanent death will reward the player (not the character) with experience. Experience is gained by how many days the player survives before death. Upon death, this experience is calculated and may unlock additional characters if the level requirements are met. Some characters however, may only be unlocked through adventure mode (entering Maxwell's door).

Screenshots

Don't Starve Windows Custom world - An optional world generator feature, where the player may tweak several categories, such as resource abundance and monster frequency.
Don't Starve Windows Mining consists of finding and breaking up large rocks and boulders with a pick to obtain stone. Rocks with a yellow vein indicates that gold may be mined from it.
Don't Starve Windows Lumberjacking. That is after crafting an axe. Trees are plentiful and grow quite quickly. Though cutting too many trees may warrant some unwanted attention.
Don't Starve Windows An unconscious Willson being taunted by the demon who brought him here.

Alternate Titles

  • "Don't Starve: Console Edition" -- PS4 title

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The Press Says

Indie Game Reviewer Macintosh Sep 18, 2013 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
God is a Geek PlayStation 4 Jan 16, 2014 9 out of 10 90
3D Juegos Windows Apr 24, 2013 8.9 out of 10 89
3D Juegos Linux Apr 24, 2013 8.9 out of 10 89
Jeuxvideo.com Windows May 03, 2013 17 out of 20 85
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows May 29, 2013 16 out of 20 80
Softpedia PlayStation 4 Jan 10, 2014 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun 17, 2013 79 out of 100 79
4Players.de Windows May 15, 2013 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.fr PlayStation 4 Jan 15, 2014 7 out of 10 70

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