7 Days to Die created a new benchmark for survival games with great crafting and detailed world-building when it was first released. Several years later, little has changed and the "wow" factor has faded.
Scavenge and survive
7 Days To Die is a blend of first-person shooter, sandbox zombie survival, tower defence, and role-playing game.
Set in a brutal, unforgiving world overrun by zombies, 7 Days to Die tests your ability to scavenge, build, and defend yourself. You’ll need the skills of combat, building, looting, exploring, and survival to live through 7 days before the next zombie horde attacks. As with most games, there is a steep learning curve. But, once you master the controls, the game becomes easier. You can play on your own, with a friend, or in a multi-player online environment.
The zombies behave differently day and night. During the day, they are slow to move and think. This is when they’re easy to outwit and defend against. But, after sunset, they become a far more capable enemy. Surviving the night can be a grueling task.
The game's crafting system allows you to mine for resources, break down the buildings to make parts, chop down trees, and use everything you find to build and reinforce a shelter for yourself. Traps and barricades will help keep the zombies out until the sun rises and it's time to go scavenging again.
At first sight, the creations look very detailed and encourage you to be active. For example, killing a zombie police officer could earn you a weapon and some bullets. However, much of the action is repetitive and predictable, and there is little left to stimulate you.
Where can you run this program?
This game can be run on any Windows PC with Windows 7 or higher.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. The survival genre is full of titles. Don't Starve provides a resource management world that is both inventive and challenging. In the zombie-killing genre, Zombie Apocalypse: Survival WarZ is as good as they come with plenty of missions to complete, new weapons to discover, and a wholly more immersive game.
A genre-leading game that set the standards in its time but is now outdated.
Should you download it?
No. If you’re looking for a fulfilling survival experience, you should look elsewhere.