It is very true that in gaming there are many games that involve fighting off hoards of zombies and surviving from day to day. However, many of these games have either fighting zombies as the main component, or surviving by foraging and collecting, it is rare that we find a game that involves both with an added component of crafting and building bases.
In the dystopian, post apocalyptic world of 7 Days to Die, you (humans) are in the minority as zombie overrun the planet, your job is to survive. The beauty of this game is that there is no linear story to follow with a completely open world you can venture off in any direction and forge your own path, playing the game your way. You might be a fan of first person shooters and hunt down the zombies, or you might find yourself immersed in the survival horror aspect of the game, but maybe you just want to jump right in and treat the game as an RPG, perhaps your preferred method of gaming is tower defense. Whatever your poison 7 Days to Die will deliver.
“Telltale Publishing seeks to bring the best and most innovative games in their genres to new audiences. 7 Days to Die has already thrilled over 1.5 million PC users worldwide, and we’re delighted to bring this game from the PC to consoles everywhere,” said Steve Allison, SVP Publishing at Telltale, Inc. “The Fun Pimps have redefined what the survival genre can be with unrivalled world-building, crafting, and character growth. With overwhelmingly positive user feedback for the PC version, we can’t wait to expose a brand new audience to this exceptional and terrifying sandbox experience.”
The game comes from Telltale Games, creators of The Walking Dead series and Tales from the Boarderlands, Game of Thrones, 7 Days to Die promises to be all consuming and hard to put down. If you pre-order the game you will bag yourself 5 character skins, including Michonne and Lee Everett.
“7 Days to Die is a labor of love for our small group of games industry veterans. After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, we’re grateful to have had a wonderful response from our active community of Steam Early Access users; now, our partners at Telltale Publishing are enabling us to get the game in front of new survivors across the globe” said Richard Huenink, Co-Founder of The Fun Pimps. “We’re very excited that Telltale brought us together with the folks at Iron Galaxy, to build the game collaboratively and specifically for consoles. They have a stellar track record, and have been incredible partners in ensuring a perfect translation that includes new features and content not seen in the PC version.”
7 Days to Die has a lot to offer, we would definitely advise following the in game tutorials for getting to grips with all of the options ahead of you when you first start the game. As soon as you have gone through those the world is your oyster and you can play your game. Of course if you are a little apprehensive about venturing out on your own, which we wont judge you for given how tricky zombies can be, then you will be pleased to know that the game supports local split screen and even supporting a multiplayer mode in the very near future, along with exciting DLC content!
7 Days to Die has been released on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Steam for just £27.99