Darwin Project now free to play (on Steam)

The Battle Royale game market is getting increasingly crowded and it seems the Darwin Project developers Scavengers Studio haven taken notice, making Darwin Project free to play through Steam to encourage more players to join on their Battle Royale game with a bit of a difference. The Darwin Project was detailed at E3 last year and although it has had a slow start and is still in Early Access; the different game style compared to others within the genre has made it quite an enjoyable game to jump into.

“The Darwin Project takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic landscape in the Northern Canadian Rockies. As preparation for an impending Ice Age, a new project, half science experiment half live-entertainment, is launched. It’s called the “Darwin Project” and it challenges participants to survive the cold and fight to the death in a treacherous arena.”

Essentially this game involves 10 players who individually are to track, trap and take out everyone else to be the last person standing.  You have to collect materials to craft, build fires to keep warm and avoid other players traps, all while watching out for what the ‘Show Director’ is doing

The ‘Show Director’ flies around in a drone, able to manipulate players and environmental circumstances (to a point) to either help or hinder – this means no matter how good you are as a player, there is always a chance you could get knocked down a peg or two to even out the playing field.

Hunger Games much? Yes, but it’s good!

Note: Xbox One version is not free to play (yet)

Gameplay - 9
Controls - 7
Look & Feel - 8
Fun Factor - 8
Would we play it again? - 9


With a mix of both Battle Royale and Survival game styles, Darwin Project is a breath of fresh air in an overcrowded game genre.

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