DayZ is a mod for Arma II with turns military confrontation into a survival game in a post-apocalyptic world infested by zombies. Day Z requires the original Arma II game to be running to use it.
A ruthless game
In DayZ, your only goal is to survive and avoid being turned into a brain-gorging zombie. To do this, you'll wander from one city to another searching for food, weapons or ammunition. If you're unable to adapt to this hostile world, you’ll die and have to start from scratch!
Beware of zombies…and other players!
DayZ is a multiplayer game where you share this huge world with a large number of other players. When you meet other humans, it’s unclear whether their intentions are good or bad, or if they’re alone or accompanied. You’ll have to be constantly on guard, keeping in mind that a good alliance is the best way to survive– or rip off other players.
Zombies are, of course, the most obvious danger, but you should always be careful with other players who might want to put a bullet though your head to get your equipment. Fortunately, savagely attacking other human players is not the only option. Communicating with other players and looking for strategies will become necessary for your survival.
Amazing environment and graphics
The environment is certainly DayZ’s best quality. The map is simply huge (you will need about an hour and a half to go from one end to the other), and it’s full of meadows, forests and cities filled with dangers. The graphics are amazing, based on the Arma II engine, which still has some serious tricks up its sleeve. The characters, objects and environments are breathtaking; you’ll be amazed more than once.
A unique gaming experience
DayZ is a deep and realistic game in a devastated environment. The mod will give a second youth to Arma II and is completely free if you own the original game. It's a must for anyone looking for something new.