Don't Starve Review
Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.
There are a variety of versions of this game and all play in a similar fashion. Of note, Don't Starve Together is a version of the game that adds the option to play with another player in the same place. This is not available on Switch or iOS currently.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 6 players online. Don't Starve Together version of the game is required for multiplayer features. You can set-up your own server via Steam and then play in the same world, each player with their own device.
Don't Starve Mega Pack 2020
Don't Starve Together: Console Edition
Don't Starve: Console Edition
Don't Starve: Giant Edition
Don't Starve: Giant Edition + Shipwrecked Expansion
Don't Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. In-game purchases for "Shipwrecked", "Hamlet" and "Reign of Giants" packs add new locations, seasons, items and enemies. To play co-operatively you need to "Don't Starve Together" pack, that is purchased separately on PC. Don't Starve Together: Console Edition on Xbox and PlayStation 4 includes co-operative play Don't Starve on Switch includes "Reign of Giants" and "Shipwrecked" but not co-operative play and this is not available to purchase. Don't Starve Mega Pack provides all the expansions in one package on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.Don't Starve: Reign of Giants, Don't Starve: Shipwrecked and Don't Starve: Hamlet each add new creatures, characters and content.
This game has been rated PEGI 12+.
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.
Game contains occasional mild violence towards human characters and the use of mild swearing. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Violence within the game, which takes the form of physical encounters with animal-like or fantasy like characters, can result in the demise of the player's character. After being hit a sufficient number of times the player's character falls to the ground and a splash screen appears indicating that the character is dead. The violence however is non-realistic looking. There is also the use of mild swearing in the game - the word 'bloody' is used.
The game's main menu includes a link to the games forum and a community page. Both are moderated by the publisher Klei Entertainment.
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.
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