, Is Survarium, Worth Playing in 2020?

Is Survarium, Worth Playing in 2020?

Platforms: PC

Survarium, deserves its mixed review score, decent character models, well-designed maps and a wide array of weapons are countered by a near non-existent western community and one of the worst monetization models I have encountered outside of Chinese MMORPGs.

Is Survarium Dead?

Survarium, maintains a standalone launcher, so the full player base numbers are no known; however, we are able to glean certain statistics based on comments by the developers.

Several times the developers have referred to how the NA/SA community is smaller than the Ukrainian/Russian community which makes up the majority of the European player base, allegations of poor sportsmanship and hostility by Russian players aside, playing a team-based game is very difficult when a large percentage of your team does not speak nor understand your native language

In the case of Survarium, the Russian/Ukrainian community is so large, non-Russian speakers must be a nuisance to them, trying to coordinate a strategy is difficult enough in a lobby based shooter, trying to do so when several members of your team don’t understand a word you are saying is even harder.

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

Eastern European players love games like Survarium, almost every post-apocalyptic/Stalker inspired game will have a large/majority Russian player base, it’s clearly one of their favourite genres, and if you are a fan of the genre, you could do far worse than Survarium, poor monetization aside.

Based on the isolated demographic of the player base, I can only recommend Survarium, if you are able to comfortably speak Russian, or are not bothered by playing a team-based game without communication.

, Is Survarium, Worth Playing in 2020?

How does Survarium, Look and Play?

Survarium is a decent looking shooter built on the rather unimpressive Vostok Engine, while the texture quality is nothing to write home about, the modelling is of fair to high quality, and the maps are designed around high-intensity firefights, allowing for multiple playstyles to coexist.

Survarium, sadly feels limited when compared to other shooters due to the mechanical limitations of the Vostok Engine, including such basic mechanics as going prone or leaning, when you take into consideration just how much positional flexibility modern shooters offer players, this is shocking.

Is Survarium, Pay2Win?

Survarium is literally Pay2Win, with packages available on the Steam store that allow you to buy high-end weapons and in-game currency.

Let’s take a look at their £14.99 Steam Shotgun Package.

, Is Survarium, Worth Playing in 2020?

The Steam-exclusive MR-27M Lancaster “Thunderbolt”

This shotgun features incredible damage with a medium range. A weight just heavy enough to know you’re holding something substantial but light enough for easy manoeuvrability.
Bonuses of this item include:

  • All weapon module slots unlocked
  • ?? Random modifier
  • ?? Random modifier
  • ?? Random modifier
  • +25% Silver

30 Days of Premium

Advance your character. Gain extra experience, silver, faction reputation, and spare parts!
Bonuses of this item include:

  • +50% Silver
  • +50% Reputation
  • +50% Experience
  • +50% Spare Parts

100 000 In-game Silver

Use this currency to purchase equipment, weapons, medkits and more! Spend it wisely!

Or the slightly more modest priced £10.99 Steam Sniper Pack.

, Is Survarium, Worth Playing in 2020?

We made sure to include high-profile gear to allow you to compete in the top-rank battles in Survarium. Let your new motto be: one shot – one kill!

The Unique Remington 700 “Executioner” in Steam Camo

The name says it all. Execute your enemies and leave others in fear with this popular breed of rifle. Power is the secret here.
Bonuses of this item include:

  • All weapon module slots unlocked
  • ?? Random modifier
  • ?? Random modifier
  • ?? Random modifier
  • +25% Silver gain

And If your toes were not curled enough with cringe and revulsion, I present to you, the £22.99 Vepr ‘Molot’ Pack.

, Is Survarium, Worth Playing in 2020?

The Vepr 12 Molot Pack provides you with ample opportunity to survive in Survarium.

Vepr-12 Molot, tier 4 premium shotgun.

The warriors of the New World have always relied on this semiautomatic shotgun when it comes to close-range combats: if it shoots, it hits hard!
Bonuses of this item include:

  • All weapon module slots unlocked
  • ?? Random modifier
  • ?? Random modifier
  • ?? Random modifier
  • +25% Silver

30 Days of Premium.

Advance your character. Gain extra experience, silver, faction reputation, and spare parts!
Bonuses of this item include:

  • +50% Silver
  • +50% Reputation
  • +50% Experience
  • +50% Spare Parts

5 Stash Maps.

Use stash maps to find loot in Treasure Hunt in the game. You can often find expensive and unique equipment as well as useful supplies and silver.

250 000 Silver.

Silver is a currency in Survarium. Use silver to purchase equipment, weapons, supplies and upgrades from the in-game factions.

, Is Survarium, Worth Playing in 2020?

And It Gets Worse.

I wish I could say this was the only examples of Pay2Win in Survarium, but that is far from true, Steam alone offers 6 DLC packages, and that does not take into consideration the in-game store which offers an even larger selection of weapons.

The worst offender, however, is their website, offering packages that allow players to purchase the highest tier of weapons and armour.

https://shop.survarium.com

Is Survarium, Worth Playing?

Absolutely not, Free2Play players have exactly two options, fall victim to the predatory cash shop, or become victims of the players who have the largest wallets,

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