• "7 Days To Die" is a zombie survival game with a robust crafting system and base-building aspects
  • The game has an impressive level of polish and tons of content to cover
  • The current build is incredibly optimized performance-wise

“7 Days to Die” has been in Steam for quite some time now, and the survival zombie horde crafting game has seen several major overhauls since it was originally launched in Steam Early Access back in 2013.

The fact that the game is still in its Alpha stage even after seven years may be off-putting to some, but “7 Days to Die” is currently in the best state it has ever been in terms of game systems, mechanics, content and technical performance.

For those who don’t know what the game is, “7 Days to Die” is a survival game where players are tasked with living in a zombie-infested world. Players can scavenge houses, raid large buildings, craft weapons, armor and vehicles and eventually build their own sustainable zombie-proof fortress.

Time plays a big factor in the game as zombies start sprinting during the night. Every seven days, a large horde of zombies will attack the player at night, destroying anything and everything in their path.

This mechanic lies at the heart of the game and encourages players to explore the world in search of better weapons and resources. It also rewards players who can come up with creative base designs.

A horde of zombies in a ruined city in 7 Days To Die
A horde of zombies in a ruined city in 7 Days To Die. The Fun Pimps

To say that the update cycle for “7 Days to Die” is slow would be an understatement, but it still receives constant bug fixes and performance optimization changes. The current build of the game plays incredibly smoothly even on low-mid range PCs.

The core gameplay loop is also fun and very satisfying. Every house in the game feels like a dungeon that’s filled with surprises that keep players on their toes, like pitfall traps that lead to zombie-infested basements or top secret military bunkers hidden under an ordinary suburban household.

In its current state, “7 Days to Die” is an Alpha in name only, and it’s worth picking up for those who are looking for games like “Valheim.” There’s enough content in the game, and the level of polish it has is enough to make it count as a full release, though its developers may have even more things in mind for the game than what’s already available.

“7 Days to Die” is a bit rough around the edges, but fans of the survival genre can find hours upon hours of fun in this game. They can only expect more once even more features are implemented in the future.