Conclusion: It is worth the £9.99 price tag if this is your sort of game, but I would definitely recommend trying the demo first. At a sale price, I'd say its definitely worth a buy if you have a co-op partner, but could be quite boring if playing on your own.
Conclusion: How to Survive doesn’t break any molds when it comes to zombie survival horror games; instead it succeeds in bringing to the table some fun elements that will make you somehow crave for more. The crafting system is cleverly designed and it’s probably the best thing the game has to offer for now.
Pros: + clever crafting system, + local and online co-op, + fun challenges
Conclusion: My initially negative impression started to melt away when I reached the second island. I don’t blame myself too much for that, as the game’s presentation at that stage is kind of bland and uninviting and especially its God-awful music needed switching off immediately.
Conclusion: What we're left with is a quirky combination of tones and systems that never really mesh together to create an engaging whole. The game feels like with a bit more depth, length and ambition it could've given us a pretty unique experience.
Summary: Surviving zombies is fairly easy but the real enemy here is tedium and a shopping list of design mistakes that makes this one of the worst zombie games of the year.
Pros: The combat is fairly satisfying and worth an hour or two’s diversion with a friend. The basic idea is fine and there’s a few good jokes.
Cons: The whole survival and crafting system is incredibly poorly thought out and adds almost nothing to the game. Strange, nonsensical design decisions, terrible graphics and voice-acting, and almost no story.
Summary: "How to Survive je výteèná akèní survival akce, kde se spoleènì se skupinkou pøátel bojovat o holý život na ostrovech zasažených nebezpeènou epidemií. Proti vám se postaví poèetné hordy nakažených zombie a vaším úkolem bude v tomto šíleném prostøedí pøežít.
How to Survive im Test: Zombie Hack-and-Slay mit Crafting
16 December 2013
Excerpt: How to Survive im Test: Als einziger Überlebender eines Schiffsunglücks finden wir uns bei How to Survive am Strand der abgelegenen Insel Los Riscos wieder, mit nichts weiter als den Klamotten am Leibe.