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The Bunker is a game about John, the last remaining survivor in a decommissioned government nuclear bunker in an alternative world version of Britain where nuclear war broke out in the mid-80s. He was born on 3rd July 1986, the day of the disaster, and 30 years later he is the only one left of the 59 people who were once inside. He has never seen the outside world, but has food supplies for more than 27 more years. Every day he follows a strict routine his mother has learned him: take the vitamins, check the radiation levels with the dosimeter, listen to the radio for activity, do a radiation check, eat and check on the remaining food, and finally he reads to his deceased mother, still lying covered in bed. That has gone well until day 11,111 when the server crashes and he needs a procedure to restore it. It causes him to break his routines and venture into the long forgotten areas of the bunker. There are also many flashbacks that reveal what took place previously.

The game consists almost entirely of live action full motion video shot on location at a real nuclear bunker along with a few static stills, complemented with a soundtrack. The video has no computer generated effects, CGI or motion capture. Sometimes small decisions are presented, such as choosing what to read, selecting an activity, turning a knob, reading a document and so on. The player controls a cursor and certain parts of the environment offer interactivity through hotspots. While the game is entirely linear and there are a few moments where a bad or late decision is "rewound", there is mostly no risk or time pressure aside from a small amount of Quick Time Events. When these are missed the scene needs to be replayed. Some small, optional elements are available, such as locating toys, locating computers, and reading documents.

Screenshots

The Bunker Windows Choose a key.
The Bunker Windows The map shows the number of reported casualties.
The Bunker Windows A puzzle using a keypad.
The Bunker Windows In the deepest levels with machinery

Promo Images

The Bunker Screenshot
The Bunker Screenshot
The Bunker Screenshot
The Bunker Screenshot

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Techaeris Sep 23, 2016 4.5 out of 5 90
Area Jugones Sep 21, 2016 7.5 out of 10 75
Svenska PC Gamer Sep 26, 2016 73 out of 100 73
Destructoid Sep 22, 2016 7 out of 10 70
GamerGen Sep 28, 2016 14 out of 20 70
DualShockers Sep 21, 2016 6.5 out of 10 65
4Players.de Sep 26, 2016 60 out of 100 60
Games.cz Sep 24, 2016 5 out of 10 50
GameGrin Nov 04, 2016 5 out of 10 50

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Sciere (557565) added The Bunker (Windows) on Sep 24, 2016
Other platforms contributed by Kam1Kaz3NL77 (151624) and Sciere (557565)