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The Forest

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Based on 22 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCApr 30, 2018

Developer: Endnight Games Ltd

Genres: Survival, Simulation

As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.Key features

Enter a living, breathing world, where every tree and plant can be chopped down. Below ground explore a vast network of caves and underground lakes. 
Chop down trees to build a camp, or start a fire to keep warm. Scavenge food to keep yourself from starving. 
Build a small shelter or a large ocean side fortress. Lay traps and defences to keep a safe perimeter. 
Explore and build during the day. Defend your base at night. Craft weapons and tools. Bunker down during the evening or bring the fight directly to the enemy. 
Defend yourself against a clan of genetic mutant enemies that have beliefs, families, morals and that appear almost human. 
Use stealth to evade enemies, or engage them directly with crude weapons built from sticks and stones.

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8.4 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

I've never been terrorized, stalked, or fascinated by enemy AI quite like I was in The Forest. It's a harrowing survival ordeal that knows how to play with tension and create the sense of a real world with complex inner workings and mysteries I was eager to discover. It's I Am Legend told in the depths of the hinterlands, with a meaningful story progression that doesn't overstay its welcome. Disregard the warnings on the walls and hidden between the trees at your own peril – and if you want a unique and memorable survival horror experience, then you should absolutely dare to do so.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A brutal, albeit familiar, survival game that's thoughtfully designed and elegantly refined, and as a result easily the best game of its type on PlayStation 4.

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Game Informer

9 / 10.0
Game Informer

Whether you're building a camp on the island or searching for clues to your son's whereabouts in dark and dangerous caverns, The Forest is a fantastic horror thrill ride

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8 / 10
Alessandro Barbosa

The Forest's survival mechanics are captivating, but its unforgettable horrors steal the show.

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