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The Long Dark is a first-person open world survival adventure and was developed by "Hinterland Studio."
What Is The Long Dark?
The game offers both a sandbox mode and a story mode, in which three out of five announced episodes have already appeared.
Bush pilot William Mackenzie is on a routine mail flight in the wilds of North America when mysterious lights flicker across the sky and his plane, a de Havilland Canada DHC-2, rapidly loses performance. Mackenzie crashes in the middle of a densely forested mountain landscape, but survives with minor injuries. Without orientation and means of communication and surrounded by wolves, he must ensure his survival and establish contact with civilization, whereby he gradually becomes aware that a global catastrophe has occurred.
In sandbox mode, the player starts at a random location in a region of his choice. The story takes place after a "geomagnetic storm", which is why the climate has changed and the game world is covered in snow. The player in the sandbox mode has no fixed goal, except to survive as long as possible, different levels of difficulty can be selected for this. The player has the opportunity to explore buildings in order to get food, equipment and warmer clothing or to produce objects. Wild animals make survival difficult, but can also serve as a source of food.
In the story mode called Wintermute, the player follows a set story, during which he meets other people and can interact with them. This also begins with the plane crash in northern Canada, but tells more about the background. It is up to the player where he moves, how many tasks he solves and how he survives.
The first two of the five announced episodes were released on August 1, 2017. The third episode was released on October 22, 2019.
I personally highly recommend this game. Its minimalistic graphics makes it kind of unique and the fear of starving and/or freezing to death is omipresent.
For me a must have for every fan of survival games.