Can you survive in the cold, dark wilderness with only your wits and whatever you can scavenge from your surroundings? Thatâ€™s the task put in front of you in The Long Dark, which recently emerged from Steam Early Access in a more finished format. And yet itâ€™s still not quite finished: youâ€™ll get the first two episodes now, encompassing about 15 hours of gameplay, with three more installments still coming.
Itâ€™s sort of a post-apocalyptic setting, as the game takes place following a geomagnetic disaster, and youâ€™ll have to fend for yourself by hunting, managing your health, finding supplies, and more. As the gameâ€™s description makes clear, â€œThere are no zombiesâ€”only you, the cold, and all the threats Mother Nature can muster.â€