developer: Bohemia Interactive Studio
publisher: Bohemia Interactive Studio
Game mode: multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Survivor GameZ is an add-on to the DayZ shooter, which introduces a new battle royale mode, governed by quite original rules. The production refers to the title of the popular mod to Arma II, although it was created by other people. Czech studio Bohemia Interactive (authors of the basic version of DayZ and the mentioned Arma / Armed Assault series) is responsible for its development.
Survivor GameZ takes place in a world in which civilization has been destroyed by a virus that transforms humans into zombies. Players take on the role of survivors who are trying to survive in a new, dangerous reality - in conditions where a companion can be an enemy worse than the undead.
Survivor GameZ is played differently than the basic version of DayZ. The rules of the game also differ from those of traditional battle royale games such as Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Fortnite and Apex Legends, although the main goal is the same: we have to survive longer than all other participants in the game.
The gameplay is divided into three phases, during which players have to move between several different zones on the map. It is worth noting that the first two of them have physical boundaries - when going outside the designated area we take damage. Our goal is to find the best equipment - and for the most powerful items we will have to compete with others (they go to the "hot spots" and have a unique character).
The last stage of the game is governed by different rules. On the map - in a specific place (sawmill), marked with green smoke - a special object is dropped. As soon as the smoke turns red, all surviving players start to take damage - the more serious the further away they are from the item. The only way to stop death is to activate the object, but it can only save one person. The competition lasts until the very end - we must first gain and then defend the key location.
It is worth noting that the Survivor GameZ has also changed the rules of using medical devices. In this mode, morphine immediately restores most of your health, while vitamins and a saline bag offer a long-lasting but weak healing effect. The second item also helps to revive an unconscious companion. EpiPen works similarly, but in its case the healing effect is immediate (but weak).
We can only play Survivor GameZ with other players. The basis of the game is the online multiplayer mode.
Survivor GameZ does not introduce any significant changes to the DayZ graphic design. The production has decent graphics based on the original Bohemia Interactive studio engine. The title realistically depicts areas modelled on post-communist, eastern Europe. The light effects and models of the characters are also solidly presented - the latter are also distinguished by detailed animations.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz, 12 GB RAM, graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 8 GB Radeon RX 580 or better, 25 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon R9 270X or better, 16 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1 64-bit