What Is It?
Green Hell is a survival game currently on Steam that puts you into the Amazon Jungle trying to survive the elements and the natives. As a fan of ’80s Amazon cannibal movies such as Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox and Eli Roth’s recent film Green Inferno, I was interested in playing a game that would put me in that setting.
- Realistic Survival Simulator – Green Hell puts great focus on realism in both its vast world building and gameplay. Everything that is crafted or built is necessary for survival and was consulted on with experts. The Amazon is not a typical forest; threats are literally crawling under your skin.
- Psychological Thriller – Waking up in the middle of the Amazon with no recollection of how you got there or how you’ll get out, the hardest battle you’ll face is the fight against yourself and your weaknesses and fears.
- Fully Alive Amazon Rainforest – Every effort has gone into recreating the lush world of the Amazon in painstaking detail. An exotic and dangerous place, this jungle is filled with many hazards beyond predators including toxic plants, illnesses, and infections, all waiting to bring the player to their demise.
- Body Inspection – Dangers lurk around every bend but they also live under your very skin. Paramount to your survival is checking your body for parasites, infections, and wounds. Take care or suffer the consequences.
Green Hell looks beautiful. You get a feel for the lushness of the Amazon. Sadly, your frame rate occasionally suffers for it, but considering it is in early access and only part of the final map is available, there is room for improvement on this front.
Once it is hammered out, Green Hell can be one of the most attractive survival games on the market. The game itself is quite a challenge. In fact, you can say it is much harder than the average AAA game out there. That is not a negative, that is a plus. Trying to survive the Amazon should be a challenge.
The mechanics may be derivative of many survival games but the developers have incorporated them in creative ways. The smartwatch that lets you know how your health is and if your needs are being kept up is a nice touch, and the book where you keep the information you find is also pretty nice.
I enjoyed playing Green Hell and look forward to seeing where it will go. Available at a price of $19.99 for early access on Steam, it is a very affordable choice for gamers.
Hopefully, the community will support it and help it grow into a larger and more robust game in the near future. Until then, I will keep an eye out for the savages.
A copy of Green Hell was provided by Creepy Jar Games.
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