The Survivalists is an action adventure game with strategy and survival elements. In the game we try to survive on a dangerous, uninhabited island - we can do it alone or in the company of a few friends. The title was developed and released by the famous Team17 - veterans of the industry responsible for such hits from the 90s as Alien Breed or Worms.
The action of The Survivalists takes place in the world known from The Escapists series. Players take on the role of survivors who are stuck on a dangerous, deserted island.
In The Survivalists we observe the action from above, from the top-down perspective. The player explores the two-dimensional environment, collects and crafts objects, hunts animals and mythical beasts, and performs a variety of tasks - the latter coming from a character called Mysterious Stranger or found on the seashore. It is worth noting that the locations are generated randomly, so that the game looks a little different each time. On the island we can also find a wide range of different biomes - such as forests, mountains or undergrounds.
An important role is played by the crafting system - we can create both simple items (e.g. improvised weapons) and more advanced elements (shelters, buildings). The monkeys we find on the island can help us at work (but also in combat), provided that we train them beforehand. This solution adds a little more strategic depth to the game.
While playing, we can also explore ancient temples, which we can find on the map. There are valuable treasures waiting inside, but getting to them will not be an easy task.
The Survivalists can be played solo or with others. The game offers single-player mode, but we should expect the best fun by playing in online cooperation with three friends.
The Survivalists features quite simple two-dimensional graphics that can still catch the eye, thanks to their interesting artistic style and well-designed animations. The character and environmental models are quite detailed. It is also worth noting the pleasant, warm palette of colors.
Game mode: single / multiplayer Multiplayer mode: Internet Player counter: 1-4
User score: 8,2 / 10 based on 26 votes.
Pre-release expectations: 6.7 / 10 based on 10 votes.
PEGI rating The Survivalists
The Survivalists System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz / AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1 GHz
- 2 GB RAM
- graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 240 or better
- Windows 7
- Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
- 4 GB RAM
- graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 5770 or better
- Windows 10