DayZ Review, Story, Gameplay & More:

DayZ is a survival horror video game developed by Bohemia Interactive. DayZ was released for PC Windows via early access on steam in the end of 2013 & its full release is available now.

The developers started working on DayZ in 2012 when Dead Hall, joined Bohemia Interactive to develop the standalone edition of the game. They set up a new inventory system for DayZ & the game also includes new features like diseases. DayZ had sold over three million game copies since its alpha release.

DayZ Review
DayZ Review
Image Credit: Bohemia Interactive


Your mission is to survive in this post-apocalyptic world. You will not find any tips, waypoints or tutorials but rather use your own mind to survive in this world. Your choices will decide your destiny as the game has no save points & extra lives. If you fail, you will lose everything that you have & you have to play again from the start with nothing in your inventory. Fight enemies in the hostile environments where other characters can be your friends or enemies.


DayZ Story:


DayZ Story
DayZ Story
Image Credit: Bohemia Interactive


DayZ is set in the fictional post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus. A mysterious plague has transformed people into zombies. You need to find food, water, weapons & medicine for survival while slaying or running away from creatures. You must also assassinate, avoid or cooperate with the other characters.


DayZ Gameplay:

The purpose of this game is to survive & stay healthy in the zombie’s world. You will start with a simple costume, a road flare & a rag, & you must travel miles to explore the map. You need to check homes, barns & other places to find useful items. It includes food & water which are the basic needs for survival. You must find clothes which is not only used to customize player but can provide more space for storing items & keeping you warm. You will need weapons which can save you from zombies’ attack. You can use melee weapons along with firearms & various attachments including bipods & telescopic sights. Interact with other players & DayZ offers voice chat which can let you communicate with others within a certain range. In addition to voice communication, text chat is also available. If you are in danger, wave to other characters for help.

Find medicines which can aid sick survivors. The diseases include cholera, hepatitis, dysentery & you should not eat rotten food or drink dirty water or you might get ill. You can carry items & if somebody shoot or hurt you, it may damage your items too. Read books during your adventure which you can find throughout the map.

DayZ Gameplay
DayZ Gameplay
Image Credit: Bohemia Interactive


Build bases which can store items. DayZ includes a new feature called whisper channel which can let you communicate with other players using voice chat or text messages. It can let you communicate in a certain range & outside that range, others will not hear you. You can communicate using radios over long distances. Hunting animals & cooking are other features included in DayZ. Vehicle transportation is also available in DayZ.

You are one of the survivors in a world of zombies. Play solo or take help of other players in this cruel world & use your resources wisely.


DayZ Features:

  • Explore 230 sq. km of landscape including deep forests, towns, rurals, abandoned military bases & more
  • 60 players can play Dayz on one server
  • DayZ includes a new inventory system which depends on the type of clothes you are wearing. Your outfit can carry useful items that you need when you are in trouble
  • Craft new items or equipment in DayZ
  • You can upgrade your long range weapons to become more powerful. Customize your melee weapons to save you in danger
  • Customize your player’s outfit with new clothing items which will provide protection against enemies
  • Drive various vehicles in DayZ which will let you travel miles
  • Build bases to save your items
  • DayZ includes hunting animals & cooking


More Information:

  • Release date: 29 May 2019
  • Developer: Bohemia Interactive
  • Designer: Peter Nespesny
  • Producer: Eugen Harton
  • Platforms: PC Windows, Android, PS4 & Xbox One
  • Genres: First-person shooter, Third-person shooter, Survival game


Days PC Requirements:

DayZ will not run if your PC specifications are lower than minimum requirements of this game. For best performance, make sure your PC specifications are equal or higher than DayZ' recommended requirements.


DayZ Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 or AMD Radeon HD 5850 or Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 512 MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX - compatible


DayZ Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 with 1 GB VRAM or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX - compatible

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