Raft

The ultimate ocean survival game

Updated: 27 Jul 2020 12:04 PM PDT

Raft

At one point, the survival genre was the biggest thing in gaming. After the success of games like Minecraft, it made sense that every publisher would try to throw out its version of a world in which players would have to build and hunt to survive.

While this made a host of barely playable games flood...[read more below]

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Raft

The ultimate ocean survival game

Updated: 27 Jul 2020 12:04 PM PDT
Posted: 27 Jan 2020 2:26 PM PST

At one point, the survival genre was the biggest thing in gaming. After the success of games like Minecraft, it made sense that every publisher would try to throw out its version of a world in which players would have to build and hunt to survive.

Raft

While this made a host of barely playable games flood the market, it also allowed a few real gems to make their way out of development. One of these games was Raft, a game that put a fairly unique spin on survival by greatly limiting the player's world.

Stranded on a raft

An awful lot of survival games start by stranding their players on a desert island. Raft takes things back a step by starting you out on a basic life raft, stuck in the middle of the ocean. It's a great spin on something that gamers have taken as a given for quite some time and a nice change of pace.

By limiting the player to the titular raft, the game changes the sense of scope for the player and makes every square inch that you add to the craft a victory.

a game about maximizing your survival by gathering resources and eliminating dangers

While the raft itself is at the core of the game, this is still a game about maximizing your survival by gathering resources and eliminating dangers. You'll craft tools, fight sharks, and try to collect materials through some basic fishing mechanics. There are a lot of ideas thrown at you in this game, and some of them even work.

A great mix of realism and cartoon style

Raft does an outstanding job of walking the fine line between being a cartoon and trying to be realistic. There's nothing here that hits the uncanny valley, but the visuals are still very stylized.

There are some other survival games out there that do a better job of feeling real, but Raft stands on its own. This goes for the audio as well - it's okay, but not perfect.

Nothing here rises to the level of actual greatness, but it's all still pretty good.

Natural and addictive gameplay

This game has one of the most natural gameplay loops to understand, and it's devilishly easy to get sucked into the process of reeling in debris and figuring out exactly how it can be used. Like most survival games, you're going to split your time between gathering materials, staying healthy, and defending against threats.

When you get a chance to breathe, you'll create new items and gadgets so that you can make life on the raft a little bit easier. There's not much here that you haven't seen before, but putting it all in a limited space makes everything feel like it matters a little more.

The crafting here is top-notch

The crafting here is top-notch, easy enough to understand but not so simple that it feels like you're wasting your time. Everything in the game plays well - the only real issue is that it can seem like there's not a point. You're still pretty much just seeing how long you can last.

Conclusion - Replayability

Raft is a somewhat creative, if imperfect, spin on the survival genre. Though there are some real shortcomings in terms of replayability, that doesn't mean that the game is unwilling to try out new things.

Raft is the type of game that cries out for a sequel

It's a perfect example of the types of enjoyable games that came out of the survival boom, a game that's as much about trying out something novel as it is to stick within a very defined genre. Raft is the type of game that cries out for a sequel, though even the incomplete first version is worth your time.

TL/DR

Raft is a water-based survival game that requires players to stay afloat and use their resources wisely to survive.


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Edwin
8 weeks ago
i want to play the game plz
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Lenzz-_-
8 weeks ago
how do you get it
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ROCKER
9 weeks ago
HOW DO YOU GET IT
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Zy'rhianna
9 weeks ago
by the looks it look amazing
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Altanzul
9 weeks ago
hi i know how to play but i don't know how to download it in my computer. Well my computer is macbook air so i don't know how
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Guillermo
9 weeks ago
how do u play
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Ryan
9 weeks ago
raft is a perfect game to play when your bored i have played a game like it, it was fun, it can teach you architecture, and survival skills.
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Ruby
9 weeks ago
Hi i know this Game but How do i download it?i want to download it Please
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K
9 weeks ago
well i got it through steam it was only $20
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PATRICK
9 weeks ago
it sucks
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Karmen
9 weeks ago
yeah how do you play
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Julian
9 weeks ago
abs vq
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Nevaeh
9 weeks ago
how do you play??
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Cheyanne
10 weeks ago
hi how is the game i have not played it i dont know how
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Cory
10 weeks ago
it amzing
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Cory
10 weeks ago
i love th islands
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Trinity
10 weeks ago
i think its really goodi havent played it myself but it looks nice OwO
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Cheyanne
10 weeks ago
yeah it do
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Marwan
8 weeks ago
how u play it tho i want to download it
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Logan
11 weeks ago
Wow
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Emmanuel
11 weeks ago
hiii
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stanislav
10 weeks ago
my name is stan.
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Dania
12 weeks ago
wow sooooo fun
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Stephanie
11 weeks ago
THIS IS SO FUN i reaaaly wanna play this -n- lemme play sincerly Stephanie
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Ricardo
12 weeks ago
i wanna play this
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Stephanie
11 weeks ago
me too
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