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The Long Dark

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Based on 49 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 1, 2017
Xbox OneAug 1, 2017
PCAug 1, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Hinterland Studio Inc.

Genres: Survival, Simulation

The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness. There are no zombies -- only you, the cold, and everything Mother Nature can throw at you.

The Long Dark Critic Reviews

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Deep, brutal, and hauntingly atmospheric, The Long Dark is a survival game done right.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A pleasingly complex and realistic survival simulator, accompanied by a story mode that so far fails to be anywhere near as compelling.

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The wilderness is satisfyingly unforgiving. The world is fun to explore, but story mode offers a lackluster narrative

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

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Audience Reviews

9 / 10.0
Don't be fooled by the simplistic look of this game, this is one of the most unique gaming experiences I have ever had, and I know it sounds crazy but this game has fundamentally changed my perspective about problems and time management, it has effected my life in more ways then I feel comfortable telling about in a game review. If you enjoy survival game / Immersive games

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The Long Dark -- "Make It Right" -- WINTERMUTE LAUNCH TRAILER

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The Long Dark - Launch Teaser Trailer | PS4

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