Once Human

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Once Human is a sandbox survival game with a New Weird theme, drawing on themes from science fiction, fantasy and horror. The game combines hard-headed rationality with a sense of awe for the mysteries of the unknown.

First unleashed after the opening of a mysterious silver door, a substance known as Stardust has wrought havoc upon the world of Once Human, polluting everything it touches, and twisting physical matter into horrific new shapes. In an open-world environment filled with extreme landscapes, otherworldly creatures, and vicious human foes, your first challenge is just trying to stay alive. Build yourself a home, fight against the Deviant monsters, and more as you figure out how to survive in this harsh new world. Use lethal weapons, unleash destructive tactical items, and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Metas as you confront this havoc head-on. Explore, unearth mysteries, and fight for your place in this post-apocalyptic world.


With the opening of a mysterious silver door, a catastrophe known as the Starfall has torn this world apart. Human civilization has collapsed, and Stardust has contaminated the landscape, creating all kinds of strange and horrific new phenomena. For 30 years, the last remaining humans have been fighting for their very survival. Until, one day... You wake up.

Your mission: Gather the resources you need for survival, and fight back against this deadly infestation. Heal the Stardust-infested land inch by inch, and claim sites of human civilization back from the monsters! The natural world has become a harsh and unforgiving wasteland, polluted by Stardust, and crawling with Deviant monsters and other dangerous creatures. We, the last of humanity, must rise up against these evil beings, and recover our homeland! For 30 years, we’ve been easy prey for these Deviants, but now, Meta, we have you... It's time for you to become a hunter.

What is the truth behind this catastrophe? And is the ultimate cure hidden deep inside the mysterious and impenetrable Rosetta base? No one person can solve these mysteries alone. You will need to band together, unite all those who share your ideals, and delve deep. Together, we can unlock the deepest secrets of this universe.

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Game Information
Release Date January 17, 2022
Publisher Starry Studio, Exptional Global, LongE Corporation, NetEase
Game Modes Single player, Multiplayer, Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO), Co-operative
Player Perspectives Third person
Genres Shooter, Adventure, Role-playing (RPG), Strategy
Themes Survival, Sandbox, Open world, 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate), Action
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Android, iOS