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It’s been two years since Surviving the Aftermath first arrived, working the Game Preview and Early Access route in order to ensure the final outcome. Now though it’s time to get involved for real, with full launch on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC. 

Surviving the Aftermath follows on from one of our most favourite games from the last few years, Surviving Mars, as it tasks players with handling a colony of survivors set upon a shadow of a world. 

Exploring the land around you is key here, as is taking in trading opportunities and both the development and expansion of your colony. You see, Surviving the Aftermath places you in the shoes of a colony’s fearless leader, with the choices you make fully dictating how the experience as a whole plays out. 

There’s much choice too. 130 odd buildings are present as the full launch goes live, there are more than 80 specialist units to make the most of and the procedurally generated world that is in place promises to offer up even more additions to that. 

In all, the key features of Surviving the Aftermath on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, NIntendo Switch and PC include…

  • Build and Manage a Colony: Build and manage a colony of survivors after a world-ending event. Construct more than 130 buildings and survive a harsh world filled with danger. Stay prepared, a natural disaster or environmental catastrophe can doom an ill-equipped settlement.
  • Recruit and Manage Specialists: Recruit over 80 unique specialists, each with their own skills and motivations, to manage your colony’s resources. Outfit your specialists with gear to defend the colony from attacking bandits and rampaging wildlife.
  • Explore a Procedurally Generated World: Send your specialists outside your colony and into a procedurally generated world. Meet rival colony leaders and trade resources or compete for survival. Specialists can set up outposts and gather materials, giving your colony an edge.
  • Make Tough Choices: Surviving the post-apocalypse means making impossible decisions. The colony’s fate depends on your judgement, every choice can impact your colony’s happiness and affect its future.
  • Discover the Truth: Specialists will stumble upon mysteries while exploring the world. Uncover secrets surrounding the apocalypse and prepare your colony for survival if it should happen again.

“When we launched Surviving the Aftermath into Early Access, we said we’d work alongside our community for content updates and launch the game on PlayStation 4. The world has changed drastically since then, but we stayed true to our word, and even gone beyond our original promises,” says Lasse Liljedahl, Game Director for Surviving the Aftermath at Iceflake Studios. “Surviving the Aftermath had 20 content updates throughout Early Access, all of which incorporated player feedback. We expanded our launch platforms to include Nintendo Switch. This was a tremendous undertaking during unprecedented times, but as we say at the studio `the end of Early Access is only the beginning.` We have plans for more content for Surviving the Aftermath, so you can plan on enjoying the end of the world for years to come!”

But it’s not just the base game you’re getting access to here. Surviving the Aftermath launches with the Ultimate Colony Upgrade in tow, with this adding in some neat little expansions for the survival colony builder for £20.99. Expect to find access to the following with that…

  • ◾Surviving the Aftermath Expansion Pass
  • ◾Radio Active Radio Station
  • ◾Unique Quest Line
  • ◾Unique Colony Flags
  • ◾Unique Specialist
  • ◾2 Unique Buildings

The usual digital stores will sort you out with a purchase and download if you haven’t yet picked it up – the Xbox Store holding the base game. Keep an eye out for our full review soon too. 

Game Description:

Survive and thrive in a post-apocalyptic future — resources are scarce, but opportunity calls! Build the ultimate disaster proof colony, protect your colonists, and restore civilization to a devastated world. Go beyond the colony and explore the wastelands to gather resources, meet rival colonies, and uncover the world’s secrets.

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