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NEO Scavenger

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NEO Scavenger is a game where you must survive in the wasteland long enough to figure out who you are. Each turn, you must decide where to go, how to scavenge for supplies, and how to deal with anything and anyone you encounter. And with each passing minute, the pit in your stomach grows, your dehydration worsens, your muscles tire, and your body temperature drops in the cold autumn air. Choose your starting abilities carefully, because they and your wit are the only tools you have in the apocalypse!Features
  • Unique Setting - Near-future, post-apocalyptic Michigan with local cryptids and folklore. And something else beneath the surface...
  • Turn-Based Play - Take your time with each turn, and play at your own pace. Save and quit when you want, and resume later.
  • Permadeath - If you die, that's it. NEO Scavenger is balanced around a single difficulty level: permadeath. Your save will be deleted if you die. So choose every action carefully!
  • No Grinding - There is no XP in NEO Scavenger. No levelling-up. Instead, progress comes from learning how to play the game better, and using your strengths to your advantage.
  • Semi-Random - Much of the map is randomized each game, including the location of ruins, creatures, weather, and certain quest branches.
  • Sandbox or Story - Search for clues to your identity, what happened, and who's hunting you. Or simply test your mettle against man and nature alike. Play how you want!
  • Abilities and Flaws - Choose abilities and flaws each time you play. Different combos unlock different abilities and quest branches.
  • Crafting - Extensive crafting system which allows for substitutions of similar items. Make a rifle scope from half a pair of binoculars, or a noise trap from a pill bottle and pebbles.
  • Desperate Combat - Detailed combat with moves like "Tackle," "Lure," "Kick While Down," "Demand Surrender," and "Threaten."
  • Realistic Wounds - Creatures have complex wound simulation, with multiple wound locations, infection, bleeding, and pain management.
  • Realistic Metabolism - Hypothermia, fatigue, thirst, hunger, disease, intoxication, shelter...everything is tracked.
  • Realistic Inventory - Complex inventory system with slots for holding, wearing, containers, and more. Fit items in grid spaces, and manage encumbrance.
  • Hex-Based World Map - Navigate ruins, hills, forests, and plains in a hex-based map. Line-of-sight, elevation, and daylight matters.
  • Tracking - Creatures leave their tracks and spoor on the map, which can be followed by others. Players can also hide their tracks.
  • Hiding - Players can use hiding to avoid being seen while traveling the map, as well as during story encounters.
  • Hunting - Trap small game for food and fur, or track and kill larger prey on the map for butchering.
  • Hacking - Use hacking skills to unlock scavenged laptops, cellphones, smartphones, and tablets. Mine them for paydata, or snoop through personal files.
  • Foraging - Search for edible plants and water, and use special skills to identify what's safe to eat.
  • Haunting Soundtrack - Music composed by Josh Culler, specifically for NEO Scavenger, plays periodically, lending an atmosphere of loneliness and desperation. (Also accessible as mp3s outside game.)
  • Creature AI - Wandering creatures go about their own business, hunting, scavenging, and hoarding. Morale affects their choices, and some will gang-up and cause trouble.
  • Dynamic Weather - Temperature, rainfall, and night/day are based on real-world data for autumn in the area. If you live long enough, you may see snow fall.
  • Detroit - Take refuge from the wasteland in one of mankind's last bastions of safety. Buy supplies, get medical care, and seek clues in a cyberpunk-styled city.
  • Trading Cards - Collect NEO Scavenger trading cards, badges, emoticons, and profile backgrounds!
Release date
Blue Bottle Games
Blue Bottle Games, LLC
Blue Bottle Games, Blue Bottle Games, LLC
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP (32 bit), Windows Server 2008 (32 bit), Windows Vista® (32 bit), Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 bit and 64 bit), or Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
  • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory
  • Storage: 75 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
  • Additional Notes: Please try the free demo to verify that it works for you!

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9
  • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory
  • Storage: 75 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
  • Additional Notes: Please try the free demo to verify that it works for you!

System requirements for Android

2.3 and up

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 5.6 or later (32 bit and 64 bit), openSUSE® 11.3 or later (32 bit and 64 bit), or Ubuntu 10.04 or later (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory
  • Storage: 75 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
  • Additional Notes: Please try the free demo to verify that it works for you!

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4
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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2019

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NEO Scavenger reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Although the Graphics of the Game are very simple, I find it incredibly Atmospheric. The constant Uncertainty and Danger of dying here is much greater than in other survival games. But you need a few Games to deal with the Mechanisms and not die directly. Nevertheless, it can hit you completely unexpectedly even later. Whoever masters the initial Frustrations, every further Day will seem like a Gift and you will always discover new Things in the Game. I know some won't like the Game at all, but I can only highly recommend it!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
You awaken From Cryosleep in a Lab without knowing who you are or what your Job is. But this is superfluous quite quickly, because first of all you have to survive! On a Large map, generated With each Game start, consisting of Hexagon Fields, you move around, examine crumbled Buildings, search for food and Care for your Wounds and lations. It soon becomes clear that civilization As we know it no longer exists and was brought about by a Catastrophe. A great Atmosphere, a Post-apocalyptic Soundtrack and many painful Experiences await you. Mercilessly good! (ONLY FOR PIXELFETISCHISTEN!)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Neo Scavenger Review (7/10) Pro + Very interesting Story + Great free map + Well spent Crafting System + Very good combat System, can initially be a bit hasty Though + Many different Places to Discover + Thanks to high Difficulty Some Long-term Employment + A medically well thought-out Disease system, inflamed Wounds can cause Sepsis, which can end up Lethal. Kon-Initially really difficult to manage, it takes a certain amount of time to find oneself-most of the scripted Events, disadvantage if you have solved it once you have solved it once and again you can solve it again and again (a little shame in my Eyes)-The Carfting Times for some Counters Standings are just too Time-consuming
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review You have to be powerful in the English language in order to be able to progress in this Game, as it is uncannily complex although it does not seem at first. However, addiction Specialist Is given. In My personal Opinion, the Game is just something for the Hardcore gamers who are ready to read into such a complex Game as this via the accompanying Wiki Page. A Lot of Patience and Luck is needed to be able to successfully survive the first Day of Play. Allerding should also be in place strategic Thinking. NEO Scavenger is the perfect Title for me, why there should be a third "Hardcore gamer only" button for the Reviews, because I would not recommend The Game at any Circumstances casual more than THAT, but I am sure that the Hardcore-eder Has a lot of Fun at NEO Scavanger Will have.
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