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DayZ fan film is a well-made tale of sombre survival

DayZ

It says a lot about DayZ that Eternum Pictures' live action film can successfully evoke the game's spirit without featuring any zombies. For the most part, it's a story about two blokes looking sad in a field, and yet it's still recognisably DayZ-esque.

It's beautifully shot, in a sombre kind of way, and—in the short time since its release—has already caught the attention of DayZ creator Dean Hall.

It isn't funny, though. For that, you'll have to go back to this far more accurate DayZ parody.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.