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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
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  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 3, 2015
    85
    Its main story is unspectacular, but the memorable side quests and sheer fun of exploring its world do a fantastic job of offsetting that, making Dying Light one of the most engrossing open-world games – zombie-infested or otherwise – I've played in a while.
  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. Feb 4, 2015
    75
    Dying Light is a good game, but the story and the fighting system disappoint. We appreciate this game for being a lovely mixture of action, excitement, gore and freedom.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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  1. Negative: 21 out of 236
  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 10, 2015
    10
    of all the broken games released so far for the ps4 i figured this would be the worst. especially since they didn't get review copies out onof all the broken games released so far for the ps4 i figured this would be the worst. especially since they didn't get review copies out on time. fortunately i was very wrong. this is the experience techland has always wanted to create since the 1st dead island. graphically it is one of the most beautiful games i have ever played,and it's also very fun. early in the day they managed to create a desperate struggle to get from point a to point b, and if you get caught outside at night it can be extremely terrifying. hands down one the best game so far for the ps4. no glitches. Expand
  3. Jan 27, 2015
    10
    Last of Us, Mirrors Edge and Fallout blended to perfection! Best game of this generation so far, can't believe how fun and fresh the wholeLast of Us, Mirrors Edge and Fallout blended to perfection! Best game of this generation so far, can't believe how fun and fresh the whole thing feels. I was not a fan of Dead Islands, but this is something far more deep and entertaining. Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2015
    9
    Pleasantly surprised. A mash up done right. What Destiny wanted to be. Very much Far Cry 4 with a much better protagonist. Crane really caresPleasantly surprised. A mash up done right. What Destiny wanted to be. Very much Far Cry 4 with a much better protagonist. Crane really cares about what's going on unlike super indifferent Ajay Ghale. Side quests are fetching (so far) but much more dynamic like Fallout 3. Like Metro Redux, you're confined but free. Mimics Mirrors Edge control scheme but way way better implemented. Smooth and responsive. Loving how you start off as an untrained idiot and become a force to be reckoned with. Love the complex skill trees that make you earn your right as a slayer.

    I was on the fence about this one but zero regrets. I make very planned purchases with games and my gamble paid off. It's that good. Buy it!
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  5. Feb 3, 2015
    9
    Make no mistake, this is an FPS game. For those of you complaining about the field of view, maybe stick with third person games. The FOV inMake no mistake, this is an FPS game. For those of you complaining about the field of view, maybe stick with third person games. The FOV in this one is no better or worse than any other FPS. That said, this game is a ton of fun -- the movement is fluid, running from hordes actually becomes more fun than taking them head on (and you'll live A LOT longer). The fighting feels right (Dead Island vets will definitely appreciate the advances Techland has made in this regard) , the side-quests are fun and usually feel like your involved in doing something important, and leveling up adds all kinds of new tricks to your repertoire. The city itself is basically a piece of apocalyptic art and comes with all kinds of diversity... from free running through the streets (which at night is a great way to get your heart pumping) to battling it out in the tunnels, to diving underwater to escape a to scouring all three floors of the school for loot, to base jumping off of the top of bridges into hordes of oncoming zombies. And the sound... ohhh the sound. Quite frequently find myself just standing in one place (hopefully on top of a building) just listening to things going on around you -- something knocks over a glass bottle just around the next corner, behind you there's a moan as a Night Hunter spots you and heads your way while you hear the "splat" as another Infected steps into one of your traps.

    If you enjoy Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later, and The Walking Dead, had some fun with Dead Island or Farcry3/4, and can get past the "Field of View is nowhere are good as Assassin's Creed" jabber, this game is for you.

    PS I haven't even tried the Be the Zombie Mode yet!!
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  6. Jan 29, 2015
    8
    Dying Light is a fantastic way to start off game releases in 2015. For someone who very much disliked the Dead Island games but really lovedDying Light is a fantastic way to start off game releases in 2015. For someone who very much disliked the Dead Island games but really loved Mirrors Edge I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys either of those games. What Dying Light does great is its parkour/free running traversal mechanics and abilities. I always found myself loving to run and navigate the rooftops and find crates with cartable items in them and so on. Being a fan of parkouresq gameplay and zombies this game was right up my ally for sure. Dying Light is easily one of the most gorgeous game I have ever seen.

    The day / night cycle changes the game completely by making it easy and fun to traverse in the day time but absolutely terrifying at night. The night is when the real nightmare comes out. There are more terrifying and fast infected that hunt and listen to your every move. Making much sound at night signs your death sentence which adds to the game so much.

    I was more than impressed with everything in this game, yet I found myself frustrated and upset with how it ended. Rather than ending with all the skills and experiences you've learned the last encounter with the main antagonist ends with a slew of quick time events that haven't even been exploited in the game until this very ending. I wanted the epic way to fight with Rais to be interesting and not just with a couple of button presses.

    Finally, even though i was disappointed with the final "boss battle" it left us with a good ending and left it open to a possible sequel. I would love a sequel to this game and see Techland experiment more and give the main character more relatability and personality. I absolutely adore this game and it makes me excited for what 2015 has to come in Video Games.
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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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