The Forest screenshot of the various enemies attacking the player

[Update]: Sons of the Forest, sequel to the The Forest, will be launching on May 20, 2022 for PC.

After four years in early access, and a whole bunch of updates, the survival-focused horror game The Forest has now finally been released. Besides polishing up all of the existing content, the 1.0 Update has brought with it a significant re-work of the endgame, a new alternate ending, a whole bunch of new items to craft and play around with, and the list goes on. If you're interested in all of the details and specific bug fixes, you should head on over to the patch notes.

On the other hand, if you're more curious about what all of this new content might look like in-game, allow me to share with you the recently posted trailer. It's not exactly lengthy, but it should still give you a bit of an idea of what The Forest is all about. Have a look:

As for whether The Forest is worth your time and money, I would say the answer is a tentative yes. Much like any survival game, The Forest relies heavily on the "gather, kill, craft, explore and repeat" style of gameplay, so if you're not a fan of survival games then chances are The Forest will not be the one that changes your mind. That said, if the idea of constructing your own base and rigging a whole bunch of deadly traps around it sounds like a bloody good time, then I think I can heartily recommend The Forest since it packs a ton of content for $20.

Before you make any decision, however, you should probably visit either the official website or Steam to learn more. Have fun, and do try not to get eaten!

The Forest screenshot of an attack at night