A unique survival game and one of my favorite mods, Deserted Island Survival is a game that has the ability to teach you some basic concepts about real-life survival. The island is under constant attack by zombies, scavengers, and worse. The player has to make their way through the many narrow passageways and find a way to survive the island. It’s a simple concept that many people don’t use in their survival games so it’s good to know that the makers of this one recognize that and have added some nice features for replay value.
For example, there are many tools available to help the player on their journey. First, you will notice a water pump, a crane, and a dump truck just sitting around on the island. These can be used to access water, haul resources such as food and wood, and even block the path of zombies. There are also many different vehicles that can be used to traverse the island. You can get a motorcycle, a snowshoe, or a plane.
However, unlike many other games where you just pickup an item and drive from point A to point B, survival on Deserted Island is much more involved. You will need to collect sand and other resources such as food from trees or cacti, which then have to be stored in chests or boxes for future use. The basic necessities are water, a way to generate light, a way to kill or poison animals, and some useful tools such as axes and shovels. In addition, you have a limited amount of time before the island becomes corrupted and destroyed, meaning you must learn to conserve your energy and food before that happens. There are also a variety of plants, animals, and features that each need to be tended to in order to stay healthy and continue to provide food.
This game is much more than a scavenger hunt, though. Unlike other games, survival on Deserted Island requires strategy, thinking out ahead, and making sure that every aspect of the game works together. For example, if you are using a chest of drawers to store food, don’t keep any food there when it is not safe to do so, nor use any of the food you took with you when you went fishing. This will result in your being unable to gather any more resources and will most likely result in your demise. As you journey across the island, remember that death is always closer than you think.
Remember too that this game is not like your ordinary hunting or scavenging games where you scope out the landscape and figure out locations to go scavenging at. Here, your every move is scrutinized by a live feed seeing the whole action. Therefore, it is up to you to decide when to attack and when to run, lest you risk getting caught by predators or becoming prey yourself.
Although there are a few problems with Deserted Island survival, they are minor. No matter how well you play the game, there’s a good chance that your high score will not be reset if you die. The only other thing that will take away your hard work is quitting. Fortunately, all of your work can still be viewed online.