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DayZ Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Rich Adams and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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

Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB MATURE 17+

Release Date: 03/07/2019

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Open World, Shooting and Simulation

Developer: @Bohemiainteract

TipsTips

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CommitmentCommitment

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.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Livonia content provides a new new environment. Where all players try and survive for as long as possible.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.
 
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4. This game is free with Xbox Game Pass.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

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.

ESRB MATURE 17+ with Blood, Strong Language, Violence.


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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

View Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with points of interest and missions highlighted throughout entire game.

System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @GeekDadGamer


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