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How to Survive

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Living It up with the Undead

GameCritics.com
11 November 2013
  • Conclusion: Zombie deer are the deadliest creatures on the islands.
  • Pros: Testing out feathered arrows on a compound bow.
  • Cons: The ill-conceived fetchquest at the end of the game.
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Overall 7
7.0

(Xbox 360 Review) How to Survive

The Entertainment Depot
5 November 2013
  • Summary: How to Survive might not have the most exciting cast, but it can certainly deliver some satisfying zombie-slaying combat. A slightly repetitive story and lackluster skillset isn’t enough to bring down an otherwise action-packed adventure whose hints of role-playing elements and persistency warrants the attention of any gamer who enjoys surviving off the land and taking down the undead hordes with friends.
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Overall 6
6.0

How to Survive

oxmonline.com
31 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Is it still possible to make a unique zombie game? How to Survive insists on the affirmative, but its ambitious mix of Dead Island-inspired ambiance and dual-stick shooting never quite finds the brains it seeks. The featherweight story holds promise, but its potential rots away over the six or so hours you spend leading one of three survivors across four indistinguishable islands.
  • Pros: + Strong crafting system; cooperative gameplay is fun both locally and online., + Kovac is good for a few laughs; Iron Man mode delivers welcome challenges.
  • Cons: - Four gameplay islands look too similar to one another; plentiful resources undermine survival aspect., ? Is that you, Marcus Kinkaid>
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Overall 5
5.4

How to Survive

IGN
23 October 2013
  • Conclusion: How To Survive's big problem isn't what's there, it's what isn't - that it’s less half a game as half of several different ones, duct-taped together in its own crafting system to create something functional, but hardly desirable. It's an adequate twin-stick shooter, and a few years ago that might have been enough. With so many zombie games out there now though, one this uncommitted to its own ideas can never hope to be more than just part of the horde.
  • Pros: Intricate crafting, Co-op challenges
  • Cons: Uncommitted to itself, Dismal story, Monotonous environments
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Overall 9
8.5

How To Survive

Defunct Games
23 October 2013
  • Summary: How To Survive is more than just a solid zombie role-playing game, it's also one of the best games of the year. With its mix of Diablo-esque hack and slash and dual-stick shooter action, 505 Games' newest Xbox Live Arcade game is a real surprise. It has a deep crafting system and a world you can't help but want to explore. How To Survive rewrites the book on zombie RPGs! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
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Overall 9
9.0

How to Survive

biogamergirl.com
23 October 2013
  • Excerpt: How to Survive is the newest release from developer EKO Software. The French developer has created a number of different family friendly titles over recent years, and one of their newest titles, Storm , provides unique puzzles and a physics based experience that starts with nothing more than a seed and various weather elements that push it along.
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Expert Review

GamingNexus
23 October 2013
  • Conclusion: How To Survive is more than just a solid zombie role-playing game, it's also one of the best games of the year. With its mix of Diablo-esque hack and slash and dual-stick shooter action, 505 Games' newest Xbox Live Arcade game is a real surprise. It has a deep crafting system and a world you can't help but want to explore. How To Survive rewrites the book on zombie RPGs!
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Overall 7
7.0

How to Survive

maniac.de
27 November 2013
  • Conclusion: Sascha Göddenhoff meint: Aaaah, schon wieder Zombies! Ungefähr so fiel mein Erstkontakt mit How to Survive aus. Ich hielt den Überlebenstrip für eine Art State of Decay , doch die Zombieinsel bietet deutlich weniger spielerische Möglichkeiten. Hauptsächlich lauft Ihr von A nach B und zerlegt dabei eine Unmenge Untoter. Das wird nach kurzer Zeit stupide, da abwechslungsreiche Aufgaben oder coole Umgebungen fehlen, außerdem sind die vier Inseln von überschaubarer Größe.
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Overall 6
6.0

How to Survive (Xbox 360)

Gamesurf
12 November 2013
  • Conclusion: L'idea alla base di How To Survive era indubbiamente molto interessante. Se è vero che il background zombiesco è oggigiorno trito e ritrito, è altresì innegabile che i ragazzi di Eko Software abbiano puntato l'accento su un aspetto molto diverso, vale a dire la sopravvivenza. In una commistione di generi che strizza l'occhio a capisaldi del calibro di Diablo e Minecraft, tuttavia, a farne le spese è il fattore divertimento.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 6
6.0
Lifespan 7
7.0
Funfactor 5
5.0

How to survive

xboxfrance.com
7 November 2013
  • Conclusion: How to survive avait tout pour être un jeu réussi mais le mauvais équilibre du gameplay et l’absence totale d’originalité dans son thème nous oblige à pointer du doigt des défauts rédhibitoires invisibles sur le papier. Le thème des zombies est presque usé jusqu’à la corde et le jeu ne fait pas l’effort d’y ajouter une touche personnelle. Graphiquement passe partout, il n’est pas non plus désagréable à l’œil.
  • Pros: Sympa en Coop, Technique correcte, De très bonnes idées…
  • Cons: … Mais mal exploitées, Graphismes passe partout, L’inventaire trop petit !
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