Posted: 5 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following games are like DayZ. They address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to DayZ for younger age ratings.
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