You won’t be able to turn away, with Unturned!
Minecraft meets DayZ in this week’s game, Unturned. Developed by Smartly Dressed Games, Unturned was officially released in July of 2014. A blocky, cartoonish-styled game, Unturned is a sandbox game in the multiplayer apocalypse survival genre. Unlike most games of the genre, it provides players with an easy to learn interface to sit down and survive the apocalypse with their friends. In an average adventure, players will spend countless hours fortifying locations, scavenging for supplies, farming, and of course fending off hordes of the living dead.
How do I play?
When the game starts you must first pick a map to spawn onto, and you have a choice of one of three basic maps. The first map is called PEI (Prince Edward Island), which resembles the real life location. The second map is called Washington, which is a map similar to Seattle and its surrounding areas. The third map called Yukon is a snowy map similar to the region in Canada where is draws its name. Once you choose the map you are then thrust into the harsh post-zombie-apocalyptic world of Unturned. Once in, you are free to do whatever you’d like, but be cautious though, as players do require food and water.
What is there to do?
Unturned offers a variety of activities to improve your life in the zombie apocalypse, the biggest being crafting. You can craft almost anything, from boats to fertilizer, and even vehicles… Unturned has it all. Unturned also allows players to gain and use experience points. Whether you choose to spend those points to make food more effective or make you stronger, Unturned will leave you full of choices. With so much to see and so much to do, you may even forget about zombies!
Unturned is made by the community FOR the community. With popular suggestions being implemented into the game, the Unturned community is very alive and thriving. But that’s not all. With the addition of the Steam workshop, players can now choose from THOUSANDS of mods to help improve the already amazing game. Mods such as different maps and more vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. Also as far as paying goes, the only things you can spend money on are purely cosmetic, meaning what you pay will have no effect on the gameplay.
Whether you choose to live as a peaceful farmer out in the woods, or scavenge the cities for supplies, player are sure to spend hours on whatever it is they choose. And with the great addition of the Steam workshop players now have thousands of more options. So grab your friends and get ready for the zombie apocalypse in this week's free game Unturned, available on Steam!
Written by A Play On Nerds contributor, Ben Tuchenhagen, based out of Austin, Texas.