Usually, nothing is worse than playing a game that comes out into the world with random bugs, rough-hewn ideas and a lack of polish. But those same things have arguably made DayZ a chart-topping success story—more than a million copies sold in a month— ever since its standalone alpha version hit Steam a month ago.
Dean Hall's popular zombie survival game is cruel and lonely. But the worst thing for many players is how much you need to run around to find anything useful. It's enough to make you want to end it all.
These 40 seconds represent the very essence of the open world survival horror game DayZ.
No, this isn't particularly spectacular for a mod, much less one for ArmA II, but it is one made by a six-year-old boy, who was curious why his dad spent so much time in front of the computer. When Myke Henkel told his son he was making things for a video game, son Samael insisted on building something himself. So the…
DayZ is the kind of game that creeps into the real world with you regardless, so it's fitting that the filmmakers at DDay Hollywood have decided to make a web series called "Apocalypse DayZ," which reimagines the game in the real world.
Only in a game featuring permadeath could this stalker encounter become as macabre and hilarious as it is. "This crazy guy starting following me and threatening to cut my head off during a DayZ live stream," says the video's uploader. He really is running for his life, and his stalker really is suicidally obsessed…
Forget all these DayZ blow-ins. Before there were zombies, BI's ArmA II was a game known for its brutal adherence to military strategy, an uncompromising sandbox in which people could get close—but not too close—to actual combat conditions.
The stakes almost always feel high in the zombie-survival game DayZ. Your life can end at any moment, and from any of a huge number of causes, and if you die, you'll lose all your precious gear and have to start over.
Following up from last week's release, and to answer questions people have had in the wake of them, the team working on the standalone DayZ game have put out more screenshots showing off the interior sections.
The use of glorified video games to train military personnel is nothing new, but traditionally, it's been pretty stodgy stuff, not really the kind of thing casual users would be particularly jealous of.
It's tempting. You're in an ultra-realistic, post-apocalyptic fight for survival, and some helpful human players show up in a goddamn helicopter of all things, blow away the zombie menacing you, and invite you aboard. And why wouldn't you join them? It's great to have friends with aircraft. Except these aren't your…
Hackers are rampant throughout zombie survival mod DayZ, and while this can often by a massive pain in the ass, it can also - occasionally - be cause for celebration.
In case you needed further proof of the strength of the PC market, or the importance of allowing mods in PC games, DayZ - a zombie survival sim for hardcore military shooter ArmA II - has just recorded its millionth unique player.
In the video above, one DayZ player decides to infiltrate a wandering group when they mistake him for a member.
From the YouTube creators that brought you the live-action video of the miserable experience that is finding each other in Arma II mod, DayZ, comes this latest live-action episode.
So, that nutty DayZ video from the other day, when a guy gets on a bus thinking he's going to be saved only to end up exceedingly unsafe? It was seen from the perspective of the poor guy on the receiving end.
A lot of zombie fiction seeks to explore the dark underbelly of humanity—sure, there are flesh-eating undead shambling around, but we are the real monsters. DayZ, the popular Arma II mod, captures that human desperation and darkness in an often unsettling manner.
It's a hard-knock life in DayZ. The zombies aren't nearly as dangerous as the people roaming the wasteland, and rookies and veterans alike know that death is always looming close. And so it's all the more remarkable that there are men and women out there like Dr. Wasteland, a flinty, dedicated surgeon who makes it his…
Day Z, the apocalyptic survival mod developed for Arma II, has taken the world by storm. Over half a million players have downloaded it, it's causing sales of a reasonably obscure three-year-old game to skyrocket, and some folks are calling it the best zombie game ever made. And while half the best experiences and…
DayZ, the Arma II mod that places players in a tense, realistic survival against a zombie outbreak, is easily one of the most compelling PC games of the year. It's amassed more than 400,000 users since its release in April and, if its current rate holds, will surpass half a million sometime in the next week, the mod's…