"I love playing this and it works well on my phone but I hate the ads. You have to buy the premium version to get rid of the ads and it's not cheap. "
"Online is perma death, it does not get more realistic then that.
Gameplay Expectations :
Start with nothing, raid a city and move to the next, build a bike and keep moving, you end up with a motorcycle and keep on moving till you get a car, tank and helicopter.. (Raising craft skills and inventory space)
Build a brick home with a green house, work bench, full sewing machine, water purifiers and so on. (End Game crafting skills)
The game is great, its turn based or text based, what ever you wish to call it. The game play can be slow but its very well thought out and realistic. Time stands still unless you are doing a action, one search for example causes a little over an hour to pass. Every action takes time off the clock, and your vital stats will increase or decress as your situation dictates.
Crafting is a huge part of the game, search buildings for supplies, hunt wolves for their pelts, gathering mushrooms in the woods to cook food or make medicine with. (Much More)
Have to watch your hunger and thirst, fatigue, radiation, poison and bleeding damages, they all need to be contained to keep you from dying, they all add to your exhaustion level which needs to be maintained also.
Different meals, medicines, and such are used to maintain your vital stats, keep focused and dying is not a big issue.
It is about as realistic as a survival game can get, at times you will have decisions to make, for example, when your injured its often best to take time out of gathering supplies to just rest around the camp, get your health back, trying to push forward to fast and to far to soon will get you killed.
It is kind of boring to sit for a 4-7 day period of time just eating, drinking and resting (about 5-10 minutes real time) but its also smart.
Be smart, it is perma death, (means if you die you start a new character) this is not a game to rush threw and try to get as far as possible as fast as you can do it just for bragging rights, this is a game you want to slow your pace and make good decisions about your next moves and focus on just simply surviving.
Not a pay to win at all, online has no pvp but does have chatting, trading and some co-op game play.
The premium package is like $2 but its well worth a one time fee, not necessary but recommended.
I have remained alive for 399 days so far in the single player game mode, (0 deaths) i just started online yesterday.
Its all the same quest, same start point and gear, same thing online ans offline besides the people and features with them, play single player until you know what your doing (clear moscow) then jump to the online version and then you can start all the quest over agian.
Highly recommend this game, its one of my favs.