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Rust is a multiplayer zombie survival game with permadeath set in a natural environments with mountains and forests. The game is set in an open world and the goal is to survive as long as possible, fighting the wildlife, zombies and killing other players for loot or working together with them. Spawning with some starting gear the character needs to scavenge for resources such as food, clothes and wood. Every item in the game needs to be crafted. This is done by gathering specific resources (such as using an axe to chop wood), hunting wildlife and additional items become available after locating blueprints. Through building materials players can construct bases and fortify them. Items can also be found in crates, on NPCs and other players, or by researching items taken from bases of other players.

Staying healthy and surviving attacks with a medikit is an important aspect of the game. The character can also be affected through a variety of diseases including radiation in specific areas. It is possible to craft armor and a radiation suit. Next to the zombies there are different animals such as rabbits, chickens, boars, deer, wolves and bears. Players can craft tools (a rock, (stone) hatchet, pick axe, torch, flare, supply signal), ammunition and weapons with melee weapons, basic and advanced guns, bows and explosive weaponry.


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Alternate Titles

  • "腐蚀" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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Shoost Windows Jan 31, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Shoost Macintosh Jan 31, 2014 9 out of 10 90 Windows Mar 10, 2018 16 out of 20 80 Macintosh Mar 10, 2018 16 out of 20 80
IGN Windows Feb 23, 2018 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar 01, 2018 69 out of 100 69
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar 01, 2018 67 out of 100 67
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb, 2014 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2014 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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  • Steam Awards
    • 2017 — The 'No Apologies' Award — Nominated

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