World War III came and gone, and all that's left is you, some wildlife and hordes of zombies. In 7 Days to Die you have to hold your own against increasingly more dangerous hordes of zombies. How long can you survive? It's never going to get easy.
Craft your way to life
You start off with next to nothing, the night is coming, and the only way to get some resources to keep on living is to do it with your own hands. As you play you will acquire more materials, better recipes, and all will turn out to just barely tip the odds in your favor against the progressively more aggressive undead. Do you have the talent and determination to turn the odd bits and pieces into weapons and fortifications?
Vital day/night cycle
The danger you are in is directly influenced by the time of day. During the day, the rotting walkers are a slow, ungainly presence to outmaneuver easily with just a bit of caution. But nothing is quite so easy at night. Night is the time of predators, and the zombies are faster and deadlier. And they will come after you and if they catch unprepared you will be dead before the next sunrise makes them sluggish again.Isn't this the kind of apocalypse you always wanted?
Play solo or with others
You can experience the grim post-apocalyptic landscapes in the way you enjoy. Play alone to enjoy the luxury of saving your game and picking up where you left. Not that it will make the game any more forgiving on you. Or play with a friend, or a random fellow survivor. Join forces to survive longer, or become bitter rivals. One way or another, your wits will be tested. Can you handle the pressure?
Whether in single player or online as an admin, you can make the world work according to your grand scheme and personal preference. Set basic aspect like the day length, enemy aggression or their ability to run. Or meddle even more, and make the world truly your own. Set how long it takes for a day/night cycle to complete, how much loot you get to find in the wild, and even how many zombies will spawn.You get the control over how hard 7 Days to Die (PC) is going to be for you.
Maintain your health
Life in the post-apocalyptic landscape isn't easy, and it takes its toll on your health constantly. To stay strong and capable of fighting the undead hordes when they come knocking, you need to keep your Health, Stamina, Fullness and Hydration high, or it will be a short trip to an early grave.Finding enough resources to keep them at a decent level will take all of your survival instincts. Are they good enough to keep you healthy?
Become better at anything with a robust progression system improving your odds of survival if you play your cards right. Raise your skills through using them, or with points your get at level ups. You have a selection of 22 skills to customize your character beyond appearance. Improve your crafting speed, weapon affinities and more, and unlock powerful perks along the way.