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How to download The Forest: The Forest it is one of the most popular video games of recent times. It is a very successful survival horror with first person view in which the player, wearing the role of a father who survived an airplane crash, must go in search of his son and survive on an island full of forests and cannibal monsters. The title was developed by a small Canadian team, Endnight Games, and is of the open world type, so it does not have a linear path to follow but entrusts the player with the task of exploring the world around him, finding objects, hunting and building everything what you need for your defense and the continuation of the adventure. It is available for Windows PC (where it also supports the Oculus Rift virtual reality viewer) and has also been announced for PlayStation 4.

I bet you too are dying to try it, right? Then know that you have come to the right place at the right time. With today’s guide, in fact, I will explain how to download the forest easily saving as much as possible. Oh yes, because unfortunately The Forest is not free and, at the time of writing, it is not available even in demo version. You can only buy and download after purchase. However do not worry: its price, especially considering the hours of play it can return, is really affordable.

So, what do you think? Are you still convinced that you want to try this interesting game? If your answer is yes (I advise you to do it), take five minutes of free time and put into practice the indications that I am about to give you. I assure you that the few euros spent to download The Forest will be rewarded by many hours of pure fun … and fright!

Important information

How to download The Forest

Before we get to the heart of this tutorial and explain yourself how to download the forest, I want to clarify that the game, at the time of writing, is in the process of Early Access. This means that it is not a 100% finished title but it is still incomplete and is updated regularly by the developers to fix bugs, implement new features and make the game experience even more engaging (here you can find the latest news on its development).

By purchasing the game in the Early Access phase, you will get the possibility to download it for free when it is released in full version and you will also be entitled to download all its updates. Know, however, that for the moment you will be dealing with a title subject to bugs, devoid of many functions and with different parts still “under construction”.

Another important thing to know is that the game is currently only in English language. All clear? Well, let’s go ahead and take action!

How to download The Forest on PC

How to download The Forest

Currently, The Forest is only available for PCs and, more specifically, only for PCs equipped with the Windows operating system. It can be easily downloaded via Steam, the famous digital game distribution service by Valve: let’s see immediately how.

Minimum and recommended requirements

Before downloading The Forest to your PC, make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements, or better yet, the recommended requirements necessary for the game to function.

THE minimum requirements, those necessary to run the game at a standard level of detail and with average performance, are the following.

  • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB of RAM
  • Disk: 5 GB of available space
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT with DirectX 9.0 support
  • Audio card: any DirectX compatible sound card
  • Operating system: Windows 7

THE recommended requirementsinstead, those necessary to run the game with a high level of detail and optimal performance are the following.

  • Processor: Quad-core
  • RAM: 4 GB of RAM
  • Disk: 5 GB of available space
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 with DirectX 9.0 support
  • Audio card: any DirectX compatible sound card
  • Operating system: Windows 7

Download and install Steam

How to download The Forest

After checking the compatibility of your PC with The Forest, you can move on to downloading the game, or rather, downloading the tool which will then allow you to download The Forest on your computer: I am clearly referring to Steam.

If you have never heard of it, Steam is a digital delivery platform developed by Valve, through which it is possible to buy, download and install games of all kinds, ages at very affordable price (especially during the periods in which they are offered the now famous “sales”). It is available for Windows, macOS and Linux, but this obviously does not affect the compatibility of The Forest or other games, which can only be compatible with certain software platforms, leaving out the others.

To use Steam, you need to download the appropriate client to your PC and create an account on the platform. So connect to Steam website and click on the button first Install Steam (located at the top right) and then on the button Install Steam now (on the page that opens) to start the download of the Steam client.

Download complete, if you use a Windows PC, open the Steam installation package (SteamSetup.exe) and, in the window that opens, click on the button first Yup and then on Forward. Then accept the conditions of use of the software, placing the check mark next to the item I accept the license agreement, and complete the setup by clicking first on Forward twice in a row (make sure Italian is selected) and then on Install is end. At the end of the procedure, the download of all the files necessary for the operation of the Steam client will start: it will take a few minutes, so be patient.

How to download The Forest

Once the download of the files necessary for the operation of Steam is finished, the initial window of the client will open with the options to log in or create a new account. Since you are new to the platform and you don’t have an account yet, press the button Create a new account twice in a row, go forward and accept the terms of use of Steam by clicking on the button I accept twice in a row.

At this point, fill in the form that is proposed to you with first name is password to be used to access Steam (you must enter the password twice, in the appropriate text fields), click on Forward and also provide a email address valid (also to be typed twice in the appropriate text fields).

How to download The Forest

Finally, presses the button Forward twice in a row, then up Ends and validate your account by clicking on confirmation link which you will receive via email from Steam. Once you have passed this step, you can officially say you are ready to download The Forest and play with it!

Download The Forest

To download The Forest from Steam, select the tab Shop of the client (top left), search The Forest in the search field located at the top right and press Submit.

In the screen that opens, select The Forest from the search results, indicate yours date of birth in the appropriate drop-down menus (you must be at least 18 years old to be able to access the game) and click on the button Come in. Then consult the card with the description of the game and presses the button Add to Cart which is located in the middle of the page. At the moment, the price of the game is € 14.99.

How to download The Forest

Now you have to indicate if you are doing a purchase for you or if you intend to buy The Forest as a gift for another user (most likely you have to choose the first option) and you have to select a payment method between PayPal, prepaid credit card, Bitcoin is Paysafecard using the appropriate drop-down menu.

To finish, click on the button Go on, provide all the data relating to the selected payment method (e.g. credit card number or PayPal access data) and confirm the purchase of the game by following the instructions you see on your computer screen.

How to download The Forest

Once purchased, go to the form library of Steam, select The forest from the left sidebar and presses the button Install. In the window that opens, then choose if create a shortcut on the desktop and / or in Start menu for the game and click first Forward and then on I accept to start downloading the game.

Mission accomplished! Now you just have to go to the library of your Steam, select The Forest from the left sidebar and press the button Plays to start your first game at The Forest!

Games purchased on Steam are automatically associated with the user’s account. This means that if you uninstall The Forest and / or access Steam from another computer, you can download the game again at zero cost (as this will already be associated with your account).

Note: if for one reason or another you do not want to use Steam, you can also purchase The Forest through the site Humble Store. The price is always 14.99 euros.

How to download The Forest on PS4

How to download The Forest

As widely said at the beginning of the post, at the time of writing it is not possible download The Forest on PS4: the game was officially announced for the Sony home console but has not yet been made available on the Italian PlayStation Store. With that said, let me help you prepare your PS4 for when the game officially becomes available (at the end of the Early Access period).

To download The Forest (or any other game) on PS4 you need to connect the console to the Internet, access the PlayStation Store and complete the purchase of the title of your interest by providing a valid payment method, such as credit / prepaid card or PayPal account .

If you have not yet connected to the PS4 to the Internet, then go to the menu settings console (the toolbox icon located at the top right), go to Network, then on Set up Internet connection and choose whether to set one Wifi connection or one connection with network cable (LAN): in the first case you have to select the option Typical, then you have to choose the Wi-Fi network to connect to and you have to type the relative access password. In the second case, however, you must connect the PS4 to the network via an Ethernet cable and choose the appropriate item from the settings menu.

How to download The Forest

Once the internet connection is established, you need to create an account on PlayStation Network, the online platform that allows you to access all the services related to the PlayStation world. So go back to settings of PS4, go up PlayStation Network / Account Management and select the item first Sign in to PlayStation Network and then New PlayStation Network user? Create an account. Then presses the button subscribe now and follow the instructions on the screen to create your account (it is a question of providing the country of residence, language, date of birth, city and province of residence and choosing the ID and password to access the service).

You are now ready to download the games from PlayStation Store, the digital showcase of Sony. Then access the PlayStation Store by selecting the shopping bag icon you find in the main PS4 menu, select the magnifying glass located at the top left and looking for the title of your interest (in this case The Forest).

How to download The Forest

When the search is complete, select the game of your interest, press the button Add to Cart and choose to proceed to payment. Then provide a valid payment method between credit / prepaid card or PayPal account and confirm first the purchase and then the download of the game.

Once the download is complete, the game will become available on the PS4 home screen: to play it, all you have to do is select its cover image. Easy, right?

Note: to access online multiplayer PS4 titles, you’ll need to sign up for a subscription PlayStation Plus from the cost of 7.99 euros / month, 24.99 euros / 3 months or 59.99 euros / year. You can find more details about it in my tutorial on how to play online on PS4.