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Don't Starve

A humorous action-adventure game with strategy and cRPG features. The game was developed by Klei Entertainment, the creators of Shank and Mark of the Ninja. The main protagonist of Don’t Starve is Wilson, a Victorian gentleman scientist. The insidious demon Maxwell sends Wilson to the wild where he must use all of his knowledge and intelligence to survive among dangerous beasts. The player is tasked with helping the protagonist in his fight against the nature and the monsters – he must build a place to hide, obtain food, start a fire, produce tools etc. As the game progresses, one can unlock new playable characters, each with unique abilities. The game has unusual 2D graphics with cartoonish style and music that is pleasant to the ear.

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PC / Windows
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Don't Starve

Don't Starve | PC

Don't Starve release date for PC:

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23 April 2013 | Worldwide

23 April 2013 | Europe

23 April 2013 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.35 / 10 calculated out of 1139 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 425 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Don't Starve

Don't Starve | PS4

Don't Starve release date for PS4:

game language:

07 January 2014 | Worldwide

07 January 2014 | Europe PAL

07 January 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 165 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 21 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Don't Starve

Don't Starve | XBOX ONE

Don't Starve release date for XBOX ONE:

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26 August 2015 | Worldwide

26 August 2015 | Europe PAL

26 August 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 5 players' votes.  

Donít Starve for PC / Windows is a work of a Canadian game studio, Klei Entertainment, best known for Shank series. This time, the developers addressed players who are fond of survival and exploration. The whole thing was seasoned with a large dose of humor and numerous references to the Victorian era.


Donít Starve for PC / Windows is set in a wilderness (randomly generated for each game), where the main character - Wilson - is insidiously moved to by a cunning demon. The scientist and gentleman must use all his expertise and skills to survive in this hostile world full of dangerous beasts, and find a way to return home.


The player tries to help Wilson in his struggle against nature. The protagonist must build himself a shelter, gather food, ignite and sustain a fire, make tools and clothes. In a word - take care of everything, that helps him survive in this terrifying reality.

Making progress in the game is awarded with unlocking new playable characters. Each of them has distinctive special abilities, such as fire resistance or increased strength.

Technical aspects

Following the example of the previous games of Klei Entertainment Studios, a large emphasis is put on humorous elements, which are evident e.g. in the appearance of the characters and locations, but also in various references to pop culture. The gameís 2D graphics is set in cartoon stylistics with a comic-like thick line.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

Recommended: Core 2 Duo 1.7 GHz, 1 GB RAM (2 GB RAM - Vista/7), graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 or better), 500 MB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Don't Starve Game Guide

game guide 22 May 2013

Don’t Starve is a very complex and a very demanding survival simulator. And a very unforgiving one, at the same time. It is enough to make one unnecessary step to have your character die a painful and irreversible death.

Don't Starve to get Hamlet single player DLC

News 15 September 2017 12:28

Klei Entertainment is preparing a lot of new content for Don't Starve games. The most important one is the single player DLC called Hamlet, coming out next year.