Unturned Review

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Posted: 12 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Unturned is a strategy survival game where you are in a Minecraft- and Roblox-style world filled with zombies. You have to carefully explore the world, gather resources and craft weapons. This might be to go in guns blazing, sneak around making use of distractions, or confront the enemies to learn special skills. However to tackle the task, the game responds to your actions intelligently.

You need to forage for food and clothing to survive the harsh natural environment. You have to deal with other online players and team up or take them down. You can arrest bandits with handcuffs and blindfold them as a non-lethal strategy. Or fight them with a wide variety of weapons - swords, machine guns, snipers, missiles, landmines.

As you accrue resources you need to build a base with barricades, furniture, traps, machinery. Board up the windows of existing structures to survive the night. Craft an entirely new structure from supplies you collect. Turn your vehicle into a moving fortress by building on it.

Different modes are set up to encourage different kinds of play. All against all has you raiding enemy encampments, Arena mode is a last man standing battle and Roleplay mode encourages everyone to stay in character and tell a story together.

Along with online play you can also play solo. Meet, talk and trade with computer characters. Complete quests to progress the story while you fend off waves of the undead.

Out now on PC, confirmed for Xbox One and PlayStation in the autumn. It will offer all gameplay features enjoyed by players on PC with restructured visuals, enhanced game mechanics, a new deeper unlock progression system, and a refreshed experience for players.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 08/07/2014

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Fighting, Open World, Simulation and Strategy.

Developer: @sdgnelson

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 40 hours and 43 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 100 players online. Split screen mode on consoles for local co-operative play.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

The game is free on PC, but costs about £20 on Xbox and PlayStation.

You can purchase a Gold Upgrade on PC that offers extra save slots, customisations, Gold suits and accessories, as well as Golden Katana and Golden Desert Falcon skins. This also grants access to premium Golden servers.

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.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 16+.


This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.


User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

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:
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.


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