7 Days to Die Xbox One Edition

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Available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4

 

7 Days to Die has redefined the survival genre, with unrivalled crafting and world-building content. Set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. It presents combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth, in a way that has seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide.

  • Explore – Huge, unique and rich environments, offering the freedom to play the game any way you want with many unique biomes.
  • Craft – Craft and repair weapons, clothes, armor, tools, vehicles, and more with nearly 400 recipes.
  • Build – Take over a ruin, or build from the ground-up. Design your fortress to include traps and defensive positions to survive the undead – the world is fully destructible and moldable.
  • Cooperate or Compete – Work together cooperatively to build settlements or work against each other raiding other player’s bases, it’s really up to you in a wasteland where zombies and outlaws rule the land.
  • Create – Unleash your creativity and build the ultimate world by yourself or with friends. Enjoy unlimited access to nearly 400 in-game items and 1,200 unique building blocks in creative mode.
  • Improve – Increase your skills in a multitude of active and passive disciplines. 7 Days to Die is the only true survival RPG with nearly 50 multi-tiered skill and perk groups.
  • Choose – Play the Navezgane campaign world, or dive back in with friends in a randomly-generated world with cities, towns, lakes, mountains, valleys, roads, caves and wilderness locations. The possibilities are infinite with over 300 locations.
  • Combat – Encounter a wide variety zombie archetypes including special infected with unique behaviors and attacks.
  • Survive – Experience real hardcore survival mechanics with over 45 buff boosts/ailments along with dynamic cold and hot weather to contend with.
  • Destroy – Buildings and terrain formations can collapse under their own weight from structural damage or poor building design.
  • Loot – Scavenge the world for the best guns, weapons, tools, armor, clothing, and vehicle parts which have quality ranges which govern attributes to provide hundreds of thousands of item permutations.
  • Quest – Find dynamic treasure maps left by survivors and dig for real buried loot. Discover quest notes and complete them for rewards and skill points.
  • Customize – Create your own character or pick a preset and customize in-game even more with a huge selection of clothing and armor you can craft or loot in the world.
  • Drive – Enjoy the badass vehicle system where you find all the parts, learn all the recipes and craft and augment your own vehicle.
  • Farm or Hunt – Plant and grow gardens for sustainable resources or head out into the wilderness and hunt wild animals.
  • ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Strong Language, and Violence

 

REVIEWING TIME!!!

 

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Okay so I’ve put right about 53ish hours of game play in just this one week I’ve owned the game. Yes it’s pretty addictive if you’re into that type thing.

So this game is minecraft meets state of decay meets day z with a walking dead type feel. I mean they even have The Walking Dead skin packs.

If you don’t eat you die. If you don’t drink you die. If you step on a sharp spike you start bleeding and if you have no bandages to stop the bleeding you die. If you go in the cold with no clothes on you die. If you go in the rain with no clothes on you die. If you wear to much clothing in the desert you die. There is so much more than just zombies you have to worry about on this game.

So obviously you start off with needing to find supplies to build a house and stay safe, at least safer than standing outside while zombies eat you. If you build your own house make sure it is structured with correct support. If you don’t support the blocks properly they will collapse and become nothing more than a big pile of mess on the ground. And if you have them collapse on a chest of goodies you lose that chest of goodies. You can also find abandon homes that you can fortify and make your base as well. You do not sleep in this game, you get a bed so you can respawn back in safety but you don’t get to sleep till the next day and avoid all the monsters at night. And it is based on 24 hour day game time is 24 minutes real time (every second in real time is one minute in game time).

You have skill points and 4 pages of skills you can upgrade however you want. You gain 5 skill points per level up. And some quest and side missions you can find give you 1 skill point per completing. 2 skill points if you complete them in an allotted time. Some of the Skills require 10 pts to gain 1 level in that skill others cost 1 skill point per skill level increase. And some skills are locked until you reach a certain skill in other skills.

You have to hunt and look in EVERYTHING. Trash piles on the ground, tree trunks, trashcans, abandon homes, cabinets, abandon stores, abandon cars, you get 1 supply crate every 24 hours (which I believe you can change to different times in settings if you want).

Okay so I would love to give this game a 8.5 out of 10. But I won’t rate it at all because it’s still in the “alpha” stage. It has huge promise and its hard. For those of us who enjoyed minecraft but after playing it a few times on hard difficulty you realize its just something to kill time with or play with younger kids/siblings (or your mom… my mom enjoys it) then you’re going to enjoy this game.

P.S Just like minecraft the PC version has more stuff on it than the console version. Not cool but its the sad hard truth.

But with knowing that it is in Alpha stage, it is still very buggy, and it does still have problems… here are some of the big bugs/glitches/issues I’ve had to face in just the week of owning it.

  • Zombies glitch through the wall/door. This has ONLY happened like twice. But it has happen.
  • The game just closes you out to dashboard. This happens more than I’d like. But if you don’t play the game for more than a hour or two it shouldn’t be a problem. Moderation is key. I however am not very good with that and find myself 8+ hours in before I remember I was supposed to do stuff.
  • A prebuilt building reset and we lost all of our stuff in the building. So me and SOULSE3K3R were doing our thing had a huge lead into making one heck of a base and becoming sufficient in our homesteading structure when his game sent him to dashboard. Nothing new we open it back up and the room where all our building supplies (i’m talking over 10,000 each resource) was reset back to the prebuilt building we had renovated and we lost everything.
  • Read a schematic to learn something and you get to learn it a second time! This is a plus cause skill points are to be cherished.

 

So over all I still play, I’m still addicted, I cuss and rant and rave about the game, but I’m not leaving. Hopefully I’ll see you on the game too.

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