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SCUM Review

By BwwDtt | 25 August 2020
Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
SCUM is a realistic survival MMO game in open world.
  • Deep character customization
  • Realistic survival mechanics
  • Wide variety of weapons
  • Immersive hardcore gameplay

SCUM Gameplay

SCUM is a multiplayer project in the setting of an open world entertainment show with elements of survival. The players are members of a TV show SCUM; they have to fight for survival, as well as for the support of viewers, producers and sponsors. Players will have to survive in the most challenging conditions, where it is necessary to monitor a variety of different parameters such as hunger, dehydration, heart rate and so on. Also, players have to look for powerful equipment.

Players must survive by destroying enemies, exploring the map in search of new weapons and equipment, as well as to fighting with other players. As in many games of this genre, in SCUM players can die literally from anything. The computer-controlled opponents will also hunt on the playable characters.

The events of SCUM are set in the near future on a specially designated territory of the island designed for a TV show SCUM. In this fictional world, viewers of the TV shows want to watch only violent battles. Therefore, a large television corporation "TEC1" decided to create a truly terrible show about human survival in extreme conditions, where convicts will fight for survival on a remote island. Each participant receives a special implanted chip, which can be used to track the location of a person wherever he is. Therefore, none of the players will be able to escape from the island.

Unlike other projects with the open-world survival, in SCUM players receive almost complete freedom of action. If you're tired of fighting you can lurk on the bank of the river with a fishing rod; if you are hungry, you can go hunting, and then make a fire to dry your clothes and cook dinner; stayed until night in the woods—you can build a shack and sleep. Receiving damage and injuries is also present in the game: when your hero is seriously injured, it is not enough to use a bandage to restore full health. As in reality, you have to heal the wound for a specified period, which means you need to hide from the enemy.

The player will earn glory points by participating in a variety of activities, such as a battle with the enemy, or specific actions. Thanks to these points, players can keep their location and inventory for further survival after leaving the server, as well as choose the place of respawning after death.

The developers promise a unique level of customization of characters, a complex system of heroes' development and in-depth management. The survival mechanics are also advanced: players will have to not only get food and weapons but also monitor the metabolism, body weight and the state of equipment. Furthermore, gamers will have to develop a unique fighting style. For various tasks, players will receive bonuses and the opportunity to resurrect after death.

The playable hero has four characteristics: the strength to deal more damage; constitution which allows to improve manoeuvring and dodging and adds speed; dexterity provides deeper concentration; intelligence enables to create better items. This character creation system allows players to choose the style of the character for which they will play.

One of the distinguishing features of SCUM is an in-depth system of survival based on human physiology. It's necessary to maintain the required level of vitamins in the character's body and make sure that the hero does not get fat. If the protagonist has a shortage of nutrients, their teeth may fall out, and then the survivor will stop eating solid food. The character will also have essential bodily functions and other realistic features.

SCUM System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 10 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
  • File Size: 50 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • File Size: 50 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10