A good game can be hampered by bugs, but it sometimes just needs a quick fix.
Or four. Since its release date, The Long Dark has had problems with various issues with AI, start-up or audio. But the devs are working hard to counter all those problems.
There have been four patches already addressing the most common issues and making the game as polished as possible. Some other fixes are coming soon as Hinterland are doing their best make the experience enjoyable.
The game has very positive reviews on Steam, even despite the known issues. Why not give it a try.