Don't Starve for PC
PC - Windows, Mac, Linux

Don't Starve

Apr 23, 2013

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Content Rating: Teen


Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic.
You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

System Requirements


  • OS:Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • Processor:1.7+ GHz or better
  • Memory:1+ gigs of RAM GB RAM
  • Graphics:Radeon HD5450 or better; 256 MB or higher
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
  • Sound:100% DirectX9.0c compatible sound card and drivers

Gamer Reviews

53915 Reviews
1 review
May 28, 2019

The reason why I play Open World games is because every once in a while, I want to get lost in a different world.

This game is close to my heart because it was the game I played when I was doing my thesis. I've never beat the game, and I really don't want to. Whenever I play Don't Starve, I really just want to fool around and find many different ways to kill mobs without getting my hands dirty.

I love how you can tweak the world according to exactly how difficult or how easy you want the game to be. Whether you want a super easy game where you will definitely not starve, or shoot yourself in the leg and be stuck in winter forever, this game will deliver.


Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

16 Reviews
The initial sense of wonder that comes from stumbling upon the surprises and discoveries of this interesting world rapidly fades away when you're stuck tackling the same menial tasks over and over again to regain lost ground for the hundredth time. It's disappointing, because Don't Starve otherwise packs a tremendous amount of charm, depth, and intrigue.
Marty Silva 46May 01, 2013
Time spent battling shadow creatures, building a farm, and ultimately an inevitable death are rewarding once they get going, but failure to recognize success robs them of meaning, and there's a long period of doldrums at the start of every new game. While I appreciate the world, atmosphere, and mechanics, I can't help but wish that there was a light at the end of Don't Starve's dark and lonely tunnel.
Danielle RiendeauJan 15, 2014
Don't Starve is a refreshingly upfront experience, right down to the title. A game that shoves players into a complex, harsh world with little explanation, it can be tough to parse at first. But little by little, Don't Starve reveals itself via deep mechanics and an ever-evolving world. It started strong and got better, all the way until Wilson's (and my own) eventual mastery of the fantastical wilderness.

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