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  • Summary: 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 14, 2018
    90
    The Forest is a triumph, both for the survival genre as well as gruesome horror. It gives players just the right amount of freedom to enjoy the challenge of this hellish nightmare.
  2. May 10, 2018
    90
    Jank and sometimes dumb mutant cannibals aside, what Endnight Games accomplished with The Forest with only a team of four people is simply extraordinary. It's one of the best survival games I've played in recent memory.
  3. May 14, 2018
    90
    The Forest frequently flirts with perfection. A fantastic and engrossing survival-horror experience from start to finish.
  4. May 11, 2018
    80
    The Forest knows how to mix the mechanics of crafting and survival. Endnight has managed to stay afloat, polishing graphics and errors, as well as adding a few surprises to the first players.
  5. Jun 3, 2018
    80
    There's a lot to think about when it comes to surviving in The Forest, but the balance between each of its interlocking parts keeps the game moving at a riveting pace.
  6. May 17, 2018
    80
    If you were already tired of fighting horrendous mutants, the alternative ending is the only valid reason to return to the forest. If, on the contrary, you have lived under a rock until now and you missed it, we warmly invite you to pack and board ... but watch out for the turmoil!
  7. May 8, 2018
    50
    The Forest begins as a great survival game, but soon becomes mediocre due to its dull action. The poor gameplay mechanics and narrative are some of the elements that make it hard to recommend this game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 39
  2. Negative: 4 out of 39
  1. Jun 5, 2014
    10
    This game is Insane, is just the 0.01 alpha version, and looks amazing. Yeah it IS buggy, but c'mon, the game is in ALPHA, when people willThis game is Insane, is just the 0.01 alpha version, and looks amazing. Yeah it IS buggy, but c'mon, the game is in ALPHA, when people will understand that Alpha = Bug/glitch. The game is being developed by 4 people, so, if you are looking for an AAA game, go somewhere else Expand
  2. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    At the moment this game is only in Alpha, but what it has is absolutely incredible! This is definitely an 8/10, but it will be greatlyAt the moment this game is only in Alpha, but what it has is absolutely incredible! This is definitely an 8/10, but it will be greatly improved in its upcoming updates, so Im gonna give this a 10/10. If it came out on XBLA, I would gladly pay $30 for it. PLAY THIS GAME! Expand
  3. May 30, 2014
    9
    Beautiful world with a vast sense of scale from the beginning. The inhabitants of the jungle are completely terrifying and will climb treesBeautiful world with a vast sense of scale from the beginning. The inhabitants of the jungle are completely terrifying and will climb trees and hunt after you, leaving you in a cave surround by bodies. The crafting is interesting and well formed. Trees toppling is amazing to watch and I can't wait for more features, including CO-OP to be added to this alpha. Expand
  4. Dec 26, 2015
    8
    I didn't spend a lot of time in this game but it's awesome. The world is huge and beautiful, a lot of crafting options, many ways to survive -I didn't spend a lot of time in this game but it's awesome. The world is huge and beautiful, a lot of crafting options, many ways to survive - I'm really surprised that this game was made by a small studio. A game is worth of price and attention but it doesn't mean that is good in all cases - it still got some bugs and AI problems. Expand
  5. Dec 27, 2017
    8
    Dude **** Timmy. That little **** never took the trash out, never did the dishes, and left his room a mess CONSTANTLY. His mom dies and youDude **** Timmy. That little **** never took the trash out, never did the dishes, and left his room a mess CONSTANTLY. His mom dies and you know what that little cum stain asked me? "Where's mommy's life insurance money?" Like idk Timmy, I banged your mom behind a 7/11 because she was the only girl at this bar I was at that was drunk enough to start crying and start spewing on about her life issues, nine miserable months later she shat you out. So the kids birthday is coming up, his mom is dead from a Xanax overdose I think, and my son and I hate eachother. I say to myself, you know what? **** it, let's get some real father and son bonding time so maybe he'll stop being such a little **** So I go and ask that fairy **** where he wanted to go for his bday and out of every generic place you could possibly think of, the little **** says "Madagascar". Like who in the **** comes up with that?? Well rather than explain to his poorly developed brain on why that's the dumbest **** he could've said, I tell him **** it" and book some tickets to Hawaii. That prepubescent cock **** wouldn't be able to tell the difference anyway. So we're flying over some ocean, idk, the Atlantic Ocean, American Ocean, who gives a **** just some ocean where they got sharks and **** Well while I'm reclining back in my card board seat with the leg space so tight I can feel my balls pressing up on the front tray table, I guess those two dimwitted "pilots" we're getting more wasted than a sorority girl at a frat party and crash the ****ing plane. As I'm waking up from what feels like the worst hangover of my life, other than the time I woke up after ****ing Timmy's mom (still can't remember her name) this kid pulls the ultimate middle finger. Some savage Neanderthal looking ****s (thank you God to Christopher Columbus for taking care of that problem back home) come aboard the plane that looked worse than my studio apartment during my repeated freshman year of community college, and grab Timmy. Out of all the rational responses you would expect that potential blowjob to have, you know surviving a plane crash killing almost everyone only to be met by some random canniabls. He gets carried away in their arms, only to look back at me, smiling, and then gives me a little wink. That ungrateful **** left my ass stranded with nothing more than some sodas, snack bars, pieces of cloth and a random axe. Whoever got that pass TSA btw, kudos bro. It's been about a month and through the countless amounts of cannibals I've killed, still no sign of Timmy. Pretty sure he joined them just so he could eat some of my flesh one day and actually become a ****ing man. I swear once I find him, I'm gonna give him one good last spanking.........with that axe. Expand
  6. Feb 10, 2017
    7
    Egy nagyon jó kis horror túlélő játék, érdekes történettel. Szerintem egy kicsit elrontották ezzel az early access dologgal, mert így lelőttékEgy nagyon jó kis horror túlélő játék, érdekes történettel. Szerintem egy kicsit elrontották ezzel az early access dologgal, mert így lelőtték a poénok nagy részét, de így is maradt még az élvezhetőségből. Expand
  7. May 25, 2018
    0
    So i bought this back at release in 2014/15, forgot to do a review though, so here it goes. I quit playing pretty quickly do to the immersionSo i bought this back at release in 2014/15, forgot to do a review though, so here it goes. I quit playing pretty quickly do to the immersion breaking of enemies spawning inside your walls you built. It took me forever to build up 3 big walls around a cliff only to find out the walls are pointless because enemies just spawn inside. This is very unacceptable for a base building game. The build system is also very outdated and needs to be reworked for better usability like that of Rust. I just thought about trying to go back and play this game again and see if that "enemy spawning inside your walls" bug was ever addressed. It wasnt. So i wont go back and play it, and i'll give it 0/10 for bad base building interface and immersion breaking bugs. Thanks for reading. Expand

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