The Long Dark is a first person survival game in which the player is forced to deal with widespread anarchy after a disaster strikes the Pacific Northwest, leaving the player to deal with other humans who may or may not be dangerous. The entire game is not based around combat; rather, combat is rare, and how the player deals with strangers is stressed over what the player does to them. In the meantime, the player has to deal with food, warmth, shelter, and other survival staples.
"Simulations require a greater degree of investment and determination on the part of a player than, say, a more scripted linear experience. We're asking you to think. The Long Dark will not spoon-feed you content. You will have to go out into the world and to a large degree, figure it out. There is no manual," warns developer Hinterland.
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