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Darkwood

4.3 out of 5
14 User Ratings
5 Stars
57%
5 Stars
57%
4 Stars
21%
4 Stars
21%
3 Stars
14%
3 Stars
14%
2 Stars
7%
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Darkwood provides a new perspective on survival horror. Scavenge and explore the rich, ever-changing free-roam world by day, then hunker down in your hideout and pray for the morning light.
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About Darkwood

About this game

Developed and published by Azid Wizard Studio.

Darkwood is a randomly-generated horror experience from a top-down perspective, where you'll explore the ever-changing world by day in search of supplies and take shelter by night to survive the horrors that arise.

A Randomly-generated Experience

Engage in Darkwood, as you'll find a different world waiting for you every time you experience it. With no map markers, no guides, and no hand holding, you'll need to test your own mapping skills and make sure you don't get lost in the ever-sinister world of Darkwood.

Prepare By Day

Set out into the wild and gather materials, supplies, and anything you'll need to survive by day. You're safe to scavenge for materials, use them to craft weapons, and ensure your survival until the next day; just make sure you don't get lost, or else...

Survive the Night

Create shelter, hide away from the darkness, and try to survive the horrors that lurk in the night. Set up traps, barricade your home, and prepare to defend yourself until sunrise.

Take the Power of Mutated Flora and Fauna

Explore the strange world of Darkwood and find mutated flora and fauna to extract the essence from and inject it into your bloodstream. Gain new skills and advantages, but you better keep your eyes open for any unfavourable consequences...

Affect the World Around You

Change the story as you make decisions that affect the world, the eerie cast of characters you'll meet, and how you experience Darkwood. Meet the inhabitants of these lands, learn of their stories, and decide their fate. Just remember: never trust anyone.

Blur the Lines of Reality

As the nights pass, the line between reality and this nightmare realm begin to blur. Are you ready to face Darkwood?

Game Details

Release Date:
August 17, 2017
Developer:
Acid Wizard Studio
Publisher:
Acid Wizard Studio
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
PEGI rating of 18
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Darkwood
Link:
Genres:
Survival
Survival Horror

Exploration

Adventure
Themes:
Horror
Atmospheric

Dark

Lovecraftian
Play Styles:
Top-Down
Singleplayer

Open World
Collections:
Open World Horror
Scary Adventure
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Remote Play on TV

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 4850
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum resolution: 1280x720

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i3
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum resolution: 1280x720

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OSX 10.8
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 4850
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum resolution: 1280x720

Recommended:

  • OS: OSX 10.8
  • Processor: Intel i3
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660
  • Storage: 6 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 4850
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum resolution: 1280x720

Recommended:

  • OS: 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: Intel i3
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660
  • Storage: 6 GB available space

Critic Reviews

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75 / 100
"Darkwood does a great job of showing off its weird, unsettling world, but it struggles to tell players what they have to do. The woods are home to secrets and terrible truths...
94 / 100
"Due to its demanding nature and deliberate style of gameplay, Darkwood may not be up everyone's alley. Nonetheless, it's undeniably a survival horror done right case,...
70 / 100
"Darkwood is one of those games where it’s easy to have a mixed opinion on it. The control mechanics leave something to be desired, which is never any more true than in combat....
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Darkwood Statistics

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Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
0%
Easy
1.92%
Just Right
13.46%
Tough
67.31%
Unforgiving
17.31%
Don't Ragequit! 67.31%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
16.67%
Played It
28.79%
Halfway
12.12%
Beat It
37.88%
Conquered It
4.55%
Completionist! 4.55%  of players have Conquered It

Play Time Statistics

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Time Played

< 1 Hour
5.88%
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~2 Hours
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~4 Hours
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~8 Hours
2.94%
~12 Hours
5.88%
~20 Hours
55.88%
~40 Hours
20.59%
~60 Hours
5.88%
>= 80 Hours
2.94%
Achievement Hunter?
2.94% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Darkwood User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 14 ratings
81% of users would recommend this.
4.3

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
57%
5 Stars
57%
4 Stars
21%
4 Stars
21%
3 Stars
14%
3 Stars
14%
2 Stars
7%
2 Stars
7%
1 Stars
0%
1 Stars
0%

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AverageSTALKERenjoyer
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The game is absolutely bleeding atmosphere, the sound design is top notch, and the constant sense of danger and dread you feel when almost at any moment you could get jumped by whatever creepy crawlies are out and about near you is unmatched. Highly recommended.
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Recommended

Tim
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Spooky game, I like the lighting.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 13% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 85% of GameFAQs users said Darkwood is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Darkwood is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
Yes, Darkwood is Steam Deck Verified. This game does not default to external Bluetooth/USB controllers on Deck, and may require manually switching the active controller via the Quick Access Menu
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 4850
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum resolution: 1280x720
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i3
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum resolution: 1280x720
Minimum:
  • OS: OSX 10.8
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 4850
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum resolution: 1280x720
Recommended:
  • OS: OSX 10.8
  • Processor: Intel i3
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 27 hours. 91% of users played Darkwood for over 12 hours.
88% of critics on Metacritic recommend Darkwood. The Metascore is 80 out of 100.
81% of Fanatical users recommend Darkwood. The average review score is 4.3/5
Yes, 81% of Fanatical users and 88% of critics on Metacritic recommend Darkwood.
Darkwood was released on August 17, 2017
Yes, Darkwood supports MacOS.
Yes, Darkwood supports Linux.
Darkwood is published by Acid Wizard Studio
Darkwood was developed by Acid Wizard Studio
Fanatical users tagged Darkwood as Survival, Survival Horror, Exploration, and Adventure
Fanatical users tagged Darkwood as Horror, Atmospheric, Dark, and Lovecraftian
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Darkwood as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Darkwood as Survival
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Darkwood as Survival Horror
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Darkwood as Exploration

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