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About DayZ

DayZ is an open world multiplayer survival horror game be video game developer Bohemia Interactive released in 2013.

DayZ has you playing in a fictional post-Soviet state known as Chernarus where a virus has caused the people to turn into zombies. You play as one of the survivors and must find water, food, weapons and medicine while avoiding or killing hordes of zombies and choosing to either play co-operatively or competitively against other players as you try to survive the apocalypse.

DayZ entered development in 2012 and was released at the end of 2013.

Your mission is DayZ is simple: don’t die. You begin on a coast and the only things you have are clothing and a flashlight. You must explore an expansive environment, investigating various buildings like barns and houses in order to gather the resources you need in order to survive. You’ll find food and water and other items to help you to stay alive. You can also find items of clothing which allow you to custom create your character. And, of course, you’ll come across different weapons that you can use to kill zombies and other players. A large amount of the weapons on offer are based around melee combat but there are also guns and other firearms.

You’ll also find medical supplies which are important to your survival. The environment carries threats as there are outbreaks of cholera and other diseases, so you need to be prepared in order to survive these threats. If you start bleeding you will need to be bandaged quickly before you lose too much blood. Interestingly, you can also find tons of public domain books like Moby Dick littered around the game’s world.

DayZ is one of the best survival horror games out. Be sure to check out our list of games like DayZ below.

Games like DayZ

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