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The Long Dark

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How Far Will You Go to Survive? Imagine the lights go out, never to return. Bright aurora flare across the sky, and all humanity’s technological might is laid to waste, neutralized in a kind of quiet apocalypse. Everything that has shielded humanity from the disinterested power of Mother Nature is suddenly wrenched from us, dropping us a few links down the food chain. Food and water are scarce. The roads are no longer safe. And winter approaches… Welcome to The Long Dark —an immersive survival simulation set in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. Experience a unique first-person survival simulation that will force you to think and push you to your limits with its thought-provoking gameplay and mature storytelling.

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Total Reviews: 25

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57% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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25

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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High Score

90%

Median Score

80%

Low Score

60%
James Swinbannks (GameSpot)
[Date Unavailable]
6/10

“Bugs and a rough story weaken what is, at its core, a great survival game.”

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Alyssa Hatmaker (Destructoid)
[Date Unavailable]
7.5/10

“While the story mode leaves something to be desired, the survival mechanics of The Long Dark’s sandbox make it worthwhile. We have three more episodes of Will’s journey to weave a wider story throughout the alternately unforgiving and inviting Canadian terrain. In the meantime, I’ll be sitting back with my coffee mug, reflecting on my own small stories within The Long Dark.”

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John Walker (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
[Date Unavailable]
Recommended

“With a better, more involving path, this could have been really something. As it is, it’s the glorious The Long Dark with a reason for surviving, and that definitely proves enough.”

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