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  • Summary: During the day you will explore the city in search of provisions and weapons. When the night falls, however, this troubled world undergoes a dramatic transformation that gives the gameplay a new dimension. You, as a hunter by day, become the hunted. The infected increase their strength, butDuring the day you will explore the city in search of provisions and weapons. When the night falls, however, this troubled world undergoes a dramatic transformation that gives the gameplay a new dimension. You, as a hunter by day, become the hunted. The infected increase their strength, but something more sinister lurks in the dark to begin its prowl. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Jan 27, 2015
    94
    I am truly blown away by how gorgeous this game looks. From every angle and every vantage point, the sprawling, desolate city has been created in vivid detail and the lighting effects help to create a sense of realism to your plight that can even make you feel a little like this event could actually happen.
  2. Feb 9, 2015
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Feb 4, 2015
    82
    Dying Light is a breath of fresh air in such an already well-known genre the games involved with the zombi universe. The mix of parkour and walking dead makes the offering a fancy result, with few technical issues.
  4. Jan 28, 2015
    80
    On the surface Dying Light may be nothing more than your average run-of-the-mill zombie game complete with predictable story and tons of flesh eating monstrosities. But, beneath the very pretty surface lies a game with some excellent ideas that, when combined with some tried and true mechanics, create one of the best zombie games in recent years.
  5. Feb 6, 2015
    70
    Although a sound game, Dying Light just falls short of greatness.
  6. Feb 4, 2015
    68
    Techland proves with Dying Light that the zombie genre has potential to grow. The parkour system works great, the setting is fresh and killing undead is always good. On the other hand there are cliches, boring missions and stolen inspiration, which are keeping this game from really getting good grades.
  7. Jan 28, 2015
    50
    Dying Light desperately tries to be all of the videogames in a bid to impress everybody. If only it had tried as hard to be its own thing, we’d have had an amazing horror game on our hands. Instead, we just have another indistinct jack-of-all-trades to throw on top of the ever growing pile.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 273
  1. Jan 27, 2015
    10
    Im playing the pre order, this is actually like 10 times better than Dead Island series. The story is strong compared to Dead Island, theIm playing the pre order, this is actually like 10 times better than Dead Island series. The story is strong compared to Dead Island, the Parkour matches and sometimes is even better than Mirror Edge's. The Combat is actually awesome, incredible addictive. When you go alone to the city it makes you thrill , this game is actually good, nothing like people were saying.

    Graphics on PS4 are amazing, this is one of the best looking game so far on PS4 catalog.

    Physics and ambience are absolutely superb at this title. Ive played about 2 hours and i can say this is a good game, it could get to the point that it will be boring, but lets hope it does not happen.
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  2. Feb 4, 2015
    10
    Don't understand the critics reviews... This game is amazing, best game I've played in a long time. Graphics, beautiful, gameplay, SO FUN,Don't understand the critics reviews... This game is amazing, best game I've played in a long time. Graphics, beautiful, gameplay, SO FUN, story line, well there's been worse, but over all this game is just amazing Expand
  3. Mar 2, 2015
    10
    one of the finest survival games i have ever played if you are a fan of survival games then dying light is a must it has insane atmosphere,one of the finest survival games i have ever played if you are a fan of survival games then dying light is a must it has insane atmosphere, real ZOMBIES, tons of missions, great graphics just get the game it worth your money Expand
  4. Feb 1, 2015
    9
    I am only 15% in of the main story but i have been doing a lot of side quests, airdrops & zombie killing currently pulling 20 hours of time inI am only 15% in of the main story but i have been doing a lot of side quests, airdrops & zombie killing currently pulling 20 hours of time in and im not even to the next area yet, this game also has a music score reminiscent of George Romero even the title menu's BGM reminds me of the original Day of the Dead , a few minor gripes being how i had a biter on me and a bomber exploded killing me instantly but that was mostly error on the players (my) part , over all i love the look and feel of this game especially on the PS4

    Also more fake reviews from users driving the score down next we will have people saying this is a bad game just because people were jerks and abused metacritic for their personal vendetta !!!
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  5. Jan 30, 2015
    9
    28h later i have finished the main campaing and few side missions. Most of the game I played with friend. The game is not realy that hard,28h later i have finished the main campaing and few side missions. Most of the game I played with friend. The game is not realy that hard, you just have level up and make better weapons as you lvl up. All the players who are complaining about boring scenary, there is another part of the city if you just do the main campaing for few missions. I would give this solid 9. There is few issues with controls espicially in last story mission but in overall this was quite enjoyable game. I usually dont finish all the open world game because i get bored but this wasent the case here. I can imagine this can be quite hard for gamers that dont like challenge but that how it is zombie world. Try to get ur friend to help that way its fun and enjoyable. Graphics are good but same copy paste interiors and faces are little dowside. Be the zombie is fun but this game needs more game modes to go futher. It might be fun for few runs with friends and trying to do all the missions and leveling up but it,s needs moore like tha challenges are in multiplayer. The story was ok not any special but get u trought the game. Give game a chance its gets easier after you lvl up. Sry for spelling. Not native speaker Expand
  6. Mar 9, 2015
    8
    This one was one of the titles I was initially excited for with this generation's announcement. The polarizing spirit of Dead IslandThis one was one of the titles I was initially excited for with this generation's announcement. The polarizing spirit of Dead Island resurfaces in this game in a much more polished incarnation. In terms of mechanics, the game feels like a cross between Dead Island and Assassin's Creed, while foregoing the weakness of both. In its beautiful open world, you hunt for loot, supplies, and a variety of mission types. The game has an incredibly palpable sense of environment, further enhanced by nighttime's elevated dangers. In addition the satisfying loot and parkour, there's also a really great character system. Just playing the game nets you points that you can use to further strengthen your zombie-slaying prowess.

    While the game is by and large a great title, there are few things that I wish were improved or changed. For me, item durability seems a bit low and that trivializes most weapons for me. On the plus side, this makes you cherish your good weapons even more. There are also a few moments where the parkour can be a bit obtuse, just like my vocabulary.

    So should you get this game if you're looking for some good zombie killing action? Absolutely. Quit reading my rant and buy it, son!
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  7. Feb 8, 2015
    0
    Unresponsive controls, disgusting sensitivity, extremely boring game play. This game wins the best prize for worst game, ever. I have died aUnresponsive controls, disgusting sensitivity, extremely boring game play. This game wins the best prize for worst game, ever. I have died a zillion time so these people can make a buck and extend a gameplay. I am so furious that I am getting my money back. DON'T buy this....X! Expand

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