How to Survive Remade in True Third Person

Now here’s an interesting game announcement I totally did not see coming.

Based on community feedback, Eko Software went back to the crafting table to reinvent its zombie survival action-RPG How to Survive. The original game plays like a twin-stick hack-and-slash from a top-down isometric view like a typical action-RPG. This new remake, called How To Survive: Third Person Standalone, has a zoomed-in, behind-the-back camera like a third-person shooter. Hey, that’s pretty awesome!


Even though it re-runs the same content, How To Survive: Third Person Standalone, as established by the title, is not a mod or patch to the original game. It is a completely separate single-player experience coming to PC digital download via Steam on July 2nd. It won’t have multiplayer like its isometric counterpart, but it will contain everything else plus a few DLC packs.

How To Survive: Third Person Standalone will sell at full price for $9.99, which is five bucks cheaper than the original. A pre-purchase promotion hacks 20% off the price to $7.99. Players that already own the original (or buy it in the interim–Steam’s Summer Sale is coming up!) get an even sweeter 70% off discount, bringing the price all the way down to just $2.99.

So basically it’ll be like buying a standalone DLC. I’m cool with that.


Here’s a look at the full slate of content:

Features include:
•Navigate islands filled with life and death scenarios
•Choose among 4 playable characters with different stats and skill progressions
•Hunt, fish and forage for food and water – live off of the land to survive
•Hundreds of items to craft into unique weapons and tools, from fishing rods to flamethrowers
•Play through the Story Mode or 8 demanding challenges
•Additional free roaming mode includes Permadeath
•Three difficulty levels, including new improved difficulty conditions for die-hard survivors

Game includes:
•All the content of the original game How To Survive:
◦4 islands
◦Story mode
◦8 challenges

•Kovac’s Way DLC including 3 difficulty modes:
◦Gameplay affecting rain effect
◦Crocodile & bear

•Hello, My Name is Nina DLC character & flamethrowers
•One Shot Escape DLC – Rogue like mode

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