The Long Dark is a first-person open world-survival simulation video game. The game takes place in the frigid Canadian wilderness where the player character is a crash landed pilot struggling to survive after a global disaster.
Moderate violence. The player will encounter wildlife - and in the story mode occasionally other humans - that will threaten and attack the player. The player will have to defeat these adversaries by killing them with weapons such as firearms, knifes or even their bare-hands. Blood is present. Animals can be killed and their corpse harvested for meat, hide and gut. Harvesting animals is not graphic and is simply an action done through the game's user interface.