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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Rich Adams and Jo Robertson.


Day Z (DayZ) is a post-apocalyptic open world survival game. The population are infected with an unknown virus and you play as one of the few who are immune. You fight other survivors for limited resources and weapons. However If you die there are no extra lives and you have to start over.

Some compelling features of the game include: dynamic weather, day and night cycle, the infected and animal predators, hunting and crafting, injury stimulation, the ability to build and improve bases and drive vehicles for travel and material transport.

The game offers a sand box world where players can use their skill and knowledge of the game to survive using different strategies. There are guns and fighting but this has to be carefully weighed against risk and cost.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 03/07/2019

Price: 46% off

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Open World, Shooting and Simulation

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Bohemia Interact (@BohemiaInteract)


Duration: This game will take between 60 hours and 80 hours to complete.
Players: You can play this with 60 players online. You can collaborate with other players via voice chat and in-game gestures.


DayZ usually costs £41.74 to £47.99. 


Dayz Livonia Bundle

Dayz Livonia Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £45.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One. Livonia content provides a new new environment. Where all players try and survive for as long as possible.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 due to strong violence and violence against vulnerable and defenceless characters. The strongest violence is self-inflicted, an in-game sub-menu provides a number of activities that the player’s character can be instructed to carry out, they are almost all quite benign except for the item entitled ‘suicide’. For no explicable reason the character can be made to commit suicide by a shot to the head using a handgun or rifle, impalement using a sword or pitchfork or using a D.I.Y spear consisting of a pole with a knife attached to one end that is pushed up through the throat and into the head. The game features scenes of smoking which are presented as a neutral activity.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.


Our DayZ Accessibility Report documents 1 accessibility feature:

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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