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Scavengers (2021) is a strategy survival game with an emphasis on team work and shooting. Squads of three compete to survive in open worlds with harsh environments, computer enemies and periodic missions. Different characters must use their unique abilities and weapons to conquer the the hostile wasteland and outthink (or outfight) enemy players.

You play a civilisation broken by a deadly virus, seeking refuge off-planet. You take on missions from your AI protector, Mother, who watches over those of us who remain. Humanity wants a cure for the virus. She wants something more and will send you to the surface to fight - for one another, against each other, and for the future of our species.

Unlike other competitive shooting games, Scavengers offers more strategic avenues. You can track enemy players through snow, pit intelligent wildlife against your advantage, use storms and shelters to your advantage, stealthily navigate outposts, or take on the world guns blazing.

The game world is also more varied. You must manage cold and hunger as well as watching out for the deadly marauder creatures. You must carefully read and navigate the terrain, scavenge resources, and use your skills in combat to survive.

As you progress, whether clearing Outlander encampments or facing the threat of other squads, you learn to master weapons and abilities. Between each match you can unlock and upgrade blueprints that enable crafting of better weapons.

The game is made by some of the Halo team and has ongoing progression as it introduces seasonal objectives, modes, characters, enemies, map locations, and more. It's out in Beta on PC and coming to Xbox and PlayStation 4 later.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Scavengers 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 21 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Strategy game with Action, Fighting, Shooting, Simulation and Stealth elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 60-player online game. Teams of three take on other players in large arena battles.

You can play this game in the following styles:


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.
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.

The developers state that "Scavengers is a strategic shooter where players form squads to compete for survival and dominance across a hostile frozen wasteland. Contain acts of violence that may not be suitable for children."

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.



Steam Store PC Free
XBox Store Xbox One Free
PlayStation Store PS4 Free
Steam Store PC Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/05/2021

Price: Free

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1 (60 online)

Genres: Adventure, Strategy (Action, Fighting, Shooting, Simulation and Stealth)

Accessibility: 1 feature

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Midwinter Games (@MidwinterGames)

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