Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead is a classic styled ASCII roguelike game for PC, Linux and Mac.
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Pro Classic computer gameplay
Get taken back to when games were completely made of ascii letters and your imagination! Venture forth as an @ and survive the wild!
Pro Super deep gameplay
Everything from weather to crafting to martial arts are accounted for in Cataclysm. You can spend hours mastering the depths of this games systems that allow you to play however you want.
Pro Graphics can be used instead of ASCII
Not supported on every version of the game but you can have a graphical experience if you want.
Pro Actively developed
Experimental releases exit a few times in a single day. Many people are working on finding bugs and developers are quickly fixing them and adding new features.
Pro Very moddable and opensource
The mod community is pretty active on this game and you can create some really cool things with tools they already provide!
The game is free of cost as well as open-source.
Con Lacking hardcore survival feel
The game gets to be rather easy once you spend a little time with it. Basements full of everything one needs to survive in every other house, and stores that look like they were left as seem out of place since in a disaster scenario most items would probably have been taken already.
You can tweak the options to suit a more hardcore experience if you so desire. The options allow for a wide variety of difficulty and playstyles.
Con Difficult to learn at first
This could be a pro for some but for many this will turn them away from the game.