How to Survive Released

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505 Games has announced that How to Survive is now available for PC and Xbox 360, and that the PS3 and Wii version of the game will be available later this year. 

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About How to Survive

In the game, you play as a character who has been shipwrecked. You need to figure out how to survive, and in order to do so, you must collect pages of a Survival Guide. You have three main priorities: find water, food and shelter. 

As you try to survive, you can craft your own tools so that you can build new things, and you can also craft your own weapons to defend yourself and others. The gameplay seems pretty interesting and it looks like something I would love to play!

The graphics and the concept of “survival” reminds me a lot of The Sims 3. Although I’m a big Sims gamer, How to Survive looks much more appealing because you can actually explore different islands and create different things in order to survive.


If you thought finding food, water and shelter were the only challenges you would be facing on the island think again. The island you are on has been infested with zombies. Okay, I know what you might be thinking: “Great…another zombie game.” But this isn’t the typical zombie game where your goal is to just kill all zombies. This game is about survival in general. You need to survive against zombies, and survive by fulfilling your three main needs.


As you explore the four islands in the game, you will meet new characters. Each character will give you a mission to fulfill and for each mission and zombie you kill you will be rewarded with EXP points. As you continue to level up you’ll be able to unlock some sweet skills like acquiring the ability to light campfires, display animals and plants on the map, and more!

Will you be a survivor?

Is this a game that you might be interested in purchasing? If so, what do you find appealing about the game? As for those who are hesitant as to whether or not you want to purchase the game, you can always try the trial of the game for free.  

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