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DayZ (2019)is a post-apocalyptic open-world survival game. The population are infected with an unknown virus and you play as one of the few who are immune. You fight other survivors for limited resources and weapons. However, If you die there are no extra lives and you have to start over.

Some compelling features of the game include dynamic weather, day and night cycle, the infected and animal predators, hunting and crafting, injury stimulation, and the ability to build and improve bases and drive vehicles for travel and material transport.

The game offers a sandbox world where players can use their skills and knowledge of the game to survive using different strategies. There are guns and fighting but this has to be carefully weighed against risk and cost.

Our examiner, Rich Adams, first checked DayZ 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Shooting game with Action, Collecting, Creative, Simulation and Traversal elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 60-player online game. You can collaborate with other players via voice chat and in-game gestures.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 60 hours and 80 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 due to strong violence and violence against vulnerable and defenceless characters. The strongest violence is self-inflicted, an in-game sub-menu provides a number of activities that the player’s character can be instructed to carry out, they are almost all quite benign except for the item entitled "˜suicide". For no explicable reason, the character can be made to commit suicide by a shot to the head using a handgun or rifle, impalement using a sword or pitchfork or using a D.I.Y spear consisting of a pole with a knife attached to one end that is pushed up through the throat and into the head. The game features scenes of smoking which are presented as a neutral activity.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Violence, Strong Themes.

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.

CostsCosts

DayZ usually costs £11.74 to £44.99. 

DayZ

Dayz Livonia

XBox Store Xbox One £11.74
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
 
Livonia content provides a new new environment. Where all players try and survive for as long as possible. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 03/07/2019

Price: 46% off

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1 (60 online)

Genres: Adventure, Shooting (Action, Collecting, Creative, Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 3 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World, Persistant World and Weather

Developer: Bohemia Interact (@BohemiaInteract)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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