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The Raft is an epic first-person survival 3D game that sets in an ocean with nothing but a wooden raft beneath. Developed by RedBeet interactive and brought to you by Steam, the Raft is among the top Steam’s survival games that will test your nerves and intellect to the very last limit.

Starting in a vast ocean with only a wooden raft beneath, you’ll have to set out on an adventure for survival. Be wary of the dangers that lurk beneath while you find your way out. To begin with, you'll only have a hook-rope at your disposal with which you need to collect floating by junk such as wood and plastic. By jumping out in the water to grab the trash as it floats by, you might be only serving yourself as a snack for sharks that will continuously be circling the Raft trying to get a piece of you.

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Remember, you are on survival, so the same collected debris will be utilized to construct survival items. These items also include weapons such as spears that will help you battle and kill the surrounding sharks who will continue to haunt you till the very end.

Apart from the man-eating savage sharks, hunger and thirst are also the prime problems to be dealt with. The debris you collect will also help you to cook, cultivate vegetables, fish, and purify water. As karma, you can even kill and feed on the shark by baiting it towards you and then piercing it with a spear. Surviving in the ocean will be no mere piece of cake amid thirst, hunger, and death in the form of sharks swimming underneath the water. If you don’t feed for much time or get too thirsty, a well-being system will detect it, and you start performing and feeling worse. Therefore, the search for food and clean water is a whole new quest.

With the progress of time, you can build more advanced communication and navigation equipment that will make the exploration more fun. New weapons and tools will also be introduced along with new enemies as well that pose different kinds of threats. Along the way, you'll also come across abandoned huts and rafts that usually have something valuable to offer. Another notable feature about the game is timely updates and fixes. The game developers will regularly launch updates that bring along new features, upgraded gameplay, and new modes such as peaceful mode, updated hard mode, and 3rd person mode. The start of 2020 marks the latest Beehive update for the Raft that allows the player to collect and feed on honey along with the availability of some new equipment.

The Raft is available in both single and multiplayer modes that you can enjoy with your friends. It also lets you share your piece of creativity by further building your Raft and other structures in the creative mode. These structures include walls and shelters that you can place on your Raft.

Not only that, but the Raft also introduces a tempting in-game cooking procedure that you need to embrace to keep your player fed and alive. In this regard, you’ll have to explore the world and collect ingredients to be brought at the cooking table for preparing meals. You’ll also experience ever-changing weather conditions ranging from rain, storm, and fog.

In the world of Raft, you may also come across abandoned vessels in the deserted islands that you can loot to collect various new items. Also, once you take care of the sharks, you can dive into the ocean to look for metals and other raw materials that you can utilize to construct complex electronic devices. What you might love the most about the Raft is underwater exploration. It gives you a chance to experience the vivid underwater world with all its beauties and animals living therein. However, don't rest too easily just yet, as sharks will always be there to come after you any time.

In a nutshell, the Raft is no ordinary survival game. It combines amazing 3D graphics that are set on breath-taking oceanic beauty along with an exciting set of challenges and intellectual gameplay. For all the above reasons, the Raft has made it to the top Steam games in the survival category with millions of downloads around the world, making it a must-try game for venture lovers.

by Augusto Baldi

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