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  • genre action / adventure / survival
  • download size 264 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 351 user ratings.
  • release date April 23, 2013
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.7.0 or newer) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Klei Entertainment / Klei Entertainment
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 4 wallpapers
  • 10 avatars

What's cool about it:

  • Uncompromising survival & world exploration. No instructions. No help. No hand holding. Start with nothing and craft, hunt, research, farm and fight to survive.
  • Dark and whimsical visuals: 2D characters and odd creatures inhabiting a unique 3D world.
  • Randomly generated new worlds! Want a new map? No problem! At any time you can generate a new living and breathing world that hates you and wants you to die.


Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic.

You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land, in this challenging and unnerving wilderness survival sandbox game.

Notice: Besides the usual patches on GOG, the game features an optional automatic update system that requires the serial key from your account page.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.7 Ghz processor or better, 1 GB RAM, Radeon HD5450 or better (256MB+) compatible with DirectX 9.0c, DirectX9.0c compatible sound card, 500 MB of HD Space, Mouse, Keyboard
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+, Memory: 4 GB of RAM, Graphics: 256 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. Compatibility notioce: Intel GMA graphics and Mac Minis or early-generation Macbooks are not supported.
Minimum system requirements (Linux): Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Processor: 2 GHz, Memory: 1 GB RAM, Graphics: Radeon HD5450 or better (256 MB VRAM or more)

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Survival at it's finest

Posted on 2013-04-23 09:53:33 bysnortercle's avatarsnortercle:

Don't Starve is a survival game, in which you take on the role of Wilson, a scientific genius. You wake up in an unknown location and the one task that you're given is "Don't Starve."
You will have to gather food, items to create other survival tools, create machines to further advance your technology and even build clothing appropriate to the climate to make sure you don't freezeread more to death, Along with battle equipment to fight off the nasty monsters of the night!
The gameplay is usually compared to Minecraft, in the way that you have to gather resources to build and further expand your base and survive for longer. After you die, you have to start over. Depending on how long you survived, you'll be granted a certain amount of XP, which unlocks new characters to play as, all with different sets of perks to help you survive.
Don't Starve has a unique, surreal art style which really captures the eye. It is Hand drawn and shown from a 2D perspective, but the way the objects are placed and how you move within the game really make it feel 3D.
If just surviving isn't your thing, try out Adventure mode! Adventure mode is truly a test to see how well you can survive the horrors of this terrifying wasteland. You will be forced to go through 6 levels which truly put a strain on your resources.
Don't Starve is a unique title that is an extremely addictive adventure. While the game does not always explain what is going on, half of the fun is finding out on your own.

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A worthy purchase

Posted on 2013-04-23 09:53:52 byhayward6's avatarhayward6:

Don't Starve is a curious little game that will frustrate you and keep you coming back for more. On sale it's worth the purchase, but it's a small game that is really just a good time waster in my opinion. It doesn't really have the staying power I feel it needs to be a large part of your gaming library. Waiting for a raid in another game? fire this up and burn a little time! Theyread more make no excuses for the lack of help you get, and the unknown is really what draws you in. You have some gauges that show you how you're doing, and about what time of day it is, but you really have no idea just how long before you'll need to eat, or when you'll need more fire wood. After a couple days you start to understand just how much resources you'll need, and once you have a grasp on that you'll want to assemble things and come up with weapons and structures that will help you out. If you die, you start all over again... so it's best to take it slow, not adventure very far and get a handle on the basics, and for gods sake... Don't Starve!!

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Addictive, Fun, and Stylish

Posted on 2013-04-25 13:29:49 byRiotousRyan's avatarRiotousRyan:

Wow. What an enjoyable little game. This game will consume dozens of hours of your life with it's complex and rewarding world. There is no overall objective to the game other than staying alive. You must gather resources and food and survive as long as you can, crafting items that will help you survive longer. The game has a host of characters that you can play as, all with theirread more own fun, quirky attitudes that is full of dark comedy. If you are a fan of games like Terraria, Minecraft, Animal Crossing, or survival games in general, this will be a welcome to your game library.

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