Fight zombies, build shelter
Unturned is a free zombie apocalypse survival game. If you’ve ever played ROBLOX it’ll look pretty familiar. Build your shelter, grow your plants, find clean water, and most importantly, survive the apocalypse! Play with friends or alone with the zombies; it’s all up to you.
Learn to survive
16-year-old prodigy Nelson Sexton brings you his ROBLOX-inspired survival shooter. Is it worth the time? Maybe...if you can get over the graphics.
Unturned doesn’t look that great, but it’s undeniably fun.
It’s not like most survival games, especially in the inventory system. Rather than having a slot for an object, each item has a size that needs to match the number of open slots you have left. You’ll have to rearrange your backpack to try and fit in an important find. You can typically get good stuff easily, if you can avoid the zombies.
While that inventory system is creative, it’s also a bit harder to manage than it should be. It’s cool to have to reorganize your backpack, but some of the rotation controls aren’t clear, and similar items don’t stack at all. This gets frustrating if you have a bunch of cloth and must use it up to make room for more stuff.
The maps themselves are interestingly made. There are plenty of villages, farms, and towns to go to if you want to grab more supplies. They’re all peppered with dangerous zombies of various types and abilities. And if you want to keep all the stuff you find, you’ll need to build a base.
The building system is pretty intuitive, though the crafting could use a little sprucing up. The menu layout for what you can craft isn’t as easy to use as you might like, but it gets the job done. The system itself is deep; there are lots of ways to make the same thing. If you’re short on cloth, you can always rip up shirts to make the bandages you need.
The gunplay is more satisfying than you’d think. There’s a nice, crisp “pop” and the zombies (or enemy players) fall. It’s hard to appreciate it though, if you don’t have a beefy system. Nelson’s a one-man team, so optimization has gone by the wayside. If you’re running an older system, expect a lot of frame rate drops and freezes.
Where can you run this program?
Unturned is available on Windows 7 and up, Linux, and MacOS X High Sierra. It’s compatible with pretty much any computer.y computer.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. While it has its moments of magic and pure genius, it can’t outdo games like Minecraft, which has more freedom and a better inventory system.
Unturned is worth more than its looks. While the lackluster visuals don’t take away from the fun you can have with it, they do leave a lot to be desired. If you’re looking for a new experience, and don’t want to drop cash, then this is a good option to consider.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you’re in the market for a new zombie survival shooter, Unturned is a solid choice.
- Solid gunplay
- Crafting and building system
- Graphics leave much to be desired
- Items and inventory system are difficult to manage
- Game doesn’t run well all the time