Unturned

A free survival video game with a zombie theme

7.2

2189 Votes

  • Category Online games
  • License Free
  • Version 3.17.2.0
  • Works under Windows 7
  • Language English
  • Program by Nelson Sexton

Unturned is an F2P game that blends survival and FPS mechanics in a Minecraft-like world.

Unturned is first and foremost a survival game. You begin your adventure stranded in the wilderness with no resources save your wits. The goal of such games is to bootstrap yourself until you can not only survive your environment but master it and become the hunter rather than the prey.

Unturned can be played in an isolated, single-player environment. It also supports multiplayer, and there are cooperative, player versus player, and team versus team servers available. The game is free to play, and that’s true online regardless of what server type you opt for.

The map is massive and comprises many different biomes for you to explore and survive. Zombies are everywhere, and you have to avoid them and run from them until you’ve created or found the means to dispatch them. The crafting system is deep. At first, you’ll be fending off zombies with a stick, but you’ll eventually have powerful hand cannons, scoped sniper rifles, and even vehicles that let you get from point A to point B much faster than you could ever walk.

Movement feels fluid and is a strong point of the game. Using your keyboard and mouse, you can walk, sprint, crawl, kneel, jump and more. Using the mouse to aim or navigate is very smooth, and tapping a mouse button to fire a gun or swing a club is very fluid. Combat is also rewarding. Being chased down by a relentless zombie can be frustrating, but having the control to turn and fire accurately is satisfying.

Unturned is like a cross between Minecraft and DayZ. Some AI adversaries beyond just zombies would be nice, but the game works quite well overall and has a great aesthetic. If there’s an issue with Unturned, it’s that interacting with items can be a bit finicky. You can overlook it most of the time, but it can be a big problem when you’re in a panic and just have to snatch that gun to survive.

Pros

  • Free to play
  • Single-player or multiplayer
  • PvP and team-based servers
  • Deep crafting system and survival mode

Cons

  • Zombies
  • Interface a little clunky
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