It's 2019 and DayZ finally launched it's full release, a feat many thought would never happen.
The game had been in Early Access since forever, and honestly, not a whole lot has changed over the years. Loot is painfully scarce, everything is deadly, and you'll probably starve to death before you get munched on by a zombie. Overall, it's pretty average and boring but sets the standard.
But it's once you get the ball rolling that DayZ picks up, once you have your first precious cache of stuff, a backpack, a gun, some clothes, that's when the game hooks you with this nerve-wracking tension of losing everything in an instant if you aren't careful.
Players are constantly hunting or even abducting each other in DayZ, making it one of the most tense games to play alone or even with a small group.