Submitted by: David K.
Various Gameplay Tips:
The Tracking and Electrician abilities only cost one point each, so it’s
best to always
take them no matter how you’re planning your current character. Tracking
lets you find
special information about items you would have otherwise missed, and it
also makes it
easier to cover your tracks on the world map, keeping you safe. Electrician
handle electronics, but it does one thing very handy at the beginning of
the game. Upon
scavenging the Cryo Facility, you’ll receive the option to climb back into
window you escaped out of. You can choose to explore the facility further,
come across Examination Room 17. You’ll find a broken electronics panel
here, and fixing
it using the Electrician skill will illuminate the Cryo Facility, making it
If you’ve played a couple rounds of the game, you’ve probably noticed that
is a serious threat during the early game, since your character is hardly
from the elements. It tends to rain a lot too, which worsens things. If
continuously getting hampered by weather conditions, consider taking the
ability. As you can probably guess, this ability lets you tinker and repair
machines. One such is another component located within Examination Room 17
– the HVAC
Vent. In addition to the lighting panel, you can also repair the HVAC Vent
if you have
the Mechanic ability. This fixes the facility’s heating, so you can always
here if you need to warm up. Very useful!
As any good wasteland survivor knows, the most important part of a
surviving is keeping
your stomach happy and your thirst low. When scavenging, keep an eye out
water. ALWAYS keep at least one purified source of water with you at all
can also drink from rivers and lakes, but be careful. You may contract
Test water if you can, and always boil using a fire source and a sauce pan
or soup can.
As for hunger, there are two abilities that can help – Trapping and Botany.
lets you craft a squirrel snare that’s great for snacking on the little
Botany lets you identify wild mushrooms and berries. Just like water,
from an unknown source can be potentially fatal.
The next step is to outfit yourself with a weapon. After a couple of turns
start encounter tracking left by other survivors, and a good majority of
looking to make new friends. When you’re outside the Cryo Facility, make
scavenge on its hex. You’ll find glass shards which can be combined with
branch to craft a Sharpened Spear. It’s not much but it’s better than your
fists! If you take the Melee ability, it’s even better!
Your second step is to find a backpack of sorts as soon as possible. An
backpack is ideal, but it’s rare to find them just lying around. You’ll
need to take one from another survivor, usually through force. Before you
that, you can also scavenge around. Keep an eye out for things like Plastic
as they allow you hold items within them.
Combat in Neo Scavenger is very precise and demands careful planning. With
smoothly executed plan, you can walk away from an encounter without a
key to finesse and precision combat is to set up your enemy. You should
never directly attack the enemy right away – instead, try to push them into
vulnerable state. Also Keep an eye on the combat log – notice how certain
will leave a character vulnerable? You can either make them become
their own, or you can use actions like Tackle or Parry to react to their
and render them vulnerable.