Ladies and Jellyspoons, may I have your attention please.
I am currently hearing lots of good things about Day Z, a mod for Arma2: Combined Ops which turns an already fantastic military sim game into a zombie survival adventure. It's a multiplayer deal where you spawn with a pistol, some bandages and not much else and totter off into the world, the world that is full of players and zombies.
You start deliberately with very little and it's up to you how you find new stuff, which essentially boils down to looting the world or looting players. There is no map unless discovered and only chat to communicate, but the problem being some players aren't too nice and will gut you, take your stuff and leave you for dead - be suspicious of everyone, especially if better armed than you - this is ARMA2 so one bullet will do you.
Currently in Alpha there is objectively not a whole lot to it, just an enormous and beautiful map full of zombies and possibly friendly players and could easily be marketed as The Road: The Game. You will probably die on your own so hopefully you can find a friend...or a forum full of friends!
RPS article here:
Stack of videos from a competent player here:
plus you know, it's an excuse to own ARMA2 and who doesn't need that?
RN Steam group:
All the info needed to join our dedicated RN IRC channel, which might come handy for any newfish joining in DayZ and checking this thread: