A 225 km2 open world post-soviet state wiped out by an unknown infection. Go Solo, team up with friends or take on the world as you choose your path in this brutal and chilling landscape using whatever means you stumble upon to survive.
Once you get used to the tempo of the gameplay and find a decent group of friends to play with, you'll be having a blast! I'm giving it a 10/10 as the concept has been put into use very effectively and I don't want those few who spoil it for others to take anything away from the epicness of this mod.
Hardcore doesn't really say much about a game these days. Unless you're talking about DayZ. A fantastic but punishing survival simulator, this mod is not for everyone. It isn't CoD, your life is precious, and you feel real fear at the idea of losing it. If you can handle loss and the threat of bloodthirsty bandits constantly over your head, get this massive and realistic open ended survival mod. If it's all a little bit too stressful for you, maybe pick up that copy of CS 1.6 again instead.
The greatest combination of survival and multiplayer you will ever experience through immersive environments. Fix up a vehicle ranging from Helicopters to Bicycles to travel through the huge world of Day Z, scavenge any supplies you can find from cities to stay healthy and well prepared, and most importantly stay alive. The possibilities are endless.