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The Forest

A first-person perspective (FPP) sandbox survival horror game. The Forest is the work of an independent studio SKS Games, known mainly for the smartphone hit, End Night. The player assumes the role of a sole survivor of a plane crash.

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The Forest cover

developer: Endnight Games

publisher: Endnight Games

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4

game release date:





The Forest is a first-person survival horror. The game was developed by the studio behind the mobile production End Night. Endnight Games was founded by the people who had previously worked on special effects in movies such as Tron: Legacy and 300.

The player assumes the role of a plane crash survivor. The protagonist wakes up at the wreckage and, just like Robinson Crusoe, is trying to survive by building shelter and seeking food. Soon, however, it turns out that the survivor is not alone on the island; the jungle is also a home to a tribe of mutant cannibals.

The titular forest is fully dynamic – the weather is constantly changing, and the plants grow and wither. The game also features a day/night cycle and a tide simulation. The island includes an extensive system of underground caves and tunnels that connect them. The player is given complete freedom to explore the world. Survival is heavily emphasized – we need to cut down trees to get wood for fuel or to build shelter. We also have to look for food, hunt animals and cultivate crops.

During daytime we are relatively safe – the only danger is associated with survival on the island – but at night we have to fend off mutant attacks. Extensive crafting system allows us to construct our own weapons and traps, and the game also offers stealth elements. It’s often easiest to survive by avoiding contact with cannibals. Interestingly, mutant tribes don’t behave like animals – they have their own beliefs, traditions and associations with other members of the clan.

Age Rating

age requirements: 18+

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3 2.4 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT or better
  • 5 GB HDD
  • Windows 7
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5 3.1 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 or better
  • 5 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 SP1
The Forest Game Guide
The Forest Game Guide

game guide 17 July 2014

This guide to The Forest contains a very detailed walkthrough to the single player mode.

2018 - The Year of Games Leaving Early Access
2018 - The Year of Games Leaving Early Access

article 16 April 2018 15:41

Rust, The Forest, H1Z1, DayZ – many of us have gradually been coming to terms with the fact that these games will never be completed. And then comes 2018, once again proving you should never say never.

Sons of the Forest - Sequel to The Forest is in the Works
Sons of the Forest - Sequel to The Forest is in the Works

news 13 December 2019 04:06

On The Game Awards 2019 Endnight Games revealed that it is working on the continuation of The Forest, the survival action game. The Sequel is called Sons of the Forest.

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