Project Zomboid is an open-ended zombie-infested sandbox. It asks one simple question – how will you die?
In the towns of Muldraugh and West Point, survivors must loot houses, build defences and do their utmost to delay their inevitable death day by day. No help is coming – their continued survival relies on their own cunning, luck and ability to evade a relentless horde.
Project Zomboid is one of those games that you can sit down, and play for hours. There are so many features, and the game is very fulfilling if you are a fan of The Walking Dead.
It is a very fun experience, and also can be considered a horror game. When you are playing this game for the first time, there is a difficulty curve, which will be quite shocking, but as time goes on, you’ll get better, and better.
Project Zomboid follows the law of God. Meaning that whatever happens in the game, is the same as to how it would play out in real life if a Zombie Apocalypse were to occur.
The Beginning of Project Zomboid
Project Zomboid starts off with you creating your character, you create your character and you create your traits.
Needless to say, you can make quite a lot of interesting stuff using these menus, depending on your traits, it will change the way you play.
It is a really tough to learn experience at first, however, you’ll get there, and you’ll figure it out.
Your first week in Project Zomboid
In Project Zomboid, your first thing you want to do, is to gather resources. For example, Water is important, and so is food. These are the two main things that’ll keep you alive. It is best to find canned food that can last forever. Why? Your power will run out, and your fridge will no longer work and so It is best to eat perishables first.
As well as spoilage in your food, you want to also refrigerate your food.
It can lead to you being sick if your food goes rotten.
In addition to food, you’ll also need water. You have a few ways of doing this when starting out, you can go to a Sink with a water bottle in your inventory, you can fill up the water bottle and have water stored in your inventory. Your character will periodically drink the water, keeping your thirst down, but eating away at your supplies.
After you’ve found enough food and water, you’ll want to find more stuff, such as Medicine, that’s right, you’ll need medicine in this game. You’ll need bandages, disinfectant, the whole nine yards.
The medicine, bandages and disinfectant are the essentials. All items mentioned are essential for your survival.
How to keep safe in Project Zomboid?
After you’ve gotten all your resources, food, water, medicine, and shelter… It is now time to set up your base.
You will need the following:
These are the three items you’ll need to barricade your base. You can also build structures as you level up your carpentry, which you will build up by reading books or watching TV during the first few days of your journey.
Leveling up and Skills in Project Zomboid
Project Zomboid has a vast variety of Skills and perks. The most notable skill is going to be carpentry, which is the skill you will need to build in order to barricade your base and build structures.
The main skills are as follows:
These are four of the skills you want to try and level up, because they would be essential to your survival. During the first week or so in your journey, you will have a TV. Simply switch your TV to show you the channel “Life and Living“
Make sure to always have this channel running in the background, as you can gain skills while it is playing and you are in range.
Moodles Project Zomboid
Project Zomboid has one additional key detail. “Moodlets” also known as “Moodles” are what defines how you are currently feeling right now.
They can tell you when you’re hurt, when you’re sick, or even, when you’re sad. It is a good way to get a good look on your character without having to open up menus.
Death in Project Zomboid
Project Zomboid has a cold sinister outlook on life, in that, the whole point of this game… well, is to die! That is right, Project Zomboid is a game where you are suppose to die. Nothing is permanent, and when you die, you don’t just “Re spawn” (You can re spawn, but not as the same character.)
When you die, your character will potentially turn into a zombie themselves, this however, depends on how they died. If you choose to create a new character, you will lose all of your skills. But you do have the chance to go back to your base and collect your loot. However, your skills as previously mentioned are truly essential to survival.
Death is best avoided.
The game is very difficult and very challenging. In the end, it is a very fun Zombie Survival game that deserves your play. It is not pretending to be something it’s not, there are no twists, there are no DLC, everything is in the game as is, and is constantly being updated.
It is worth mentioning, that this game is Still in beta. So, it may be a bit buggy. But the game is still 99% playable, and the game has no bugs that truly break the game.