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  • Summary: Death Is Not an Escape. Dead by Daylight is an upcoming multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Oct 24, 2016
    90
    An amazing survival horror experience and my favourite indie game so far this year; you’ll sure as hell see this one on my list of top 5 games of 2016.
  2. Jun 21, 2016
    78
    Dead by Daylight is a good game, but it lacks of content. Hope to see more soon.
  3. Jun 29, 2016
    75
    The slasher genre fits great in a multiplayer game, and Dead by Deadlight is a proof of it. Jason Voorhees approves.
  4. Jun 28, 2016
    70
    Despite of lack of content in its launch, Dead by Daylight is an original adventure multiplayer game that it is worth and captures perfectly the style of classic movies of horror.
  5. Jul 2, 2016
    68
    The idea is great and it's really intense and fun when played with friends. However, it's not the most polished experience, so it might be worth waiting and seeing how it improves in the upcoming months.
  6. Jun 28, 2016
    65
    Dead By Daylight is a fantastic concept that, in practice, needed much more work put into it.
  7. Jul 4, 2016
    60
    Dead by Daylight executes the concept of a competitive horror game well, but only to a point.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 96
  2. Negative: 40 out of 96
  1. Jun 17, 2016
    10
    Dead by daylight will make your heart beat and you will feel the tension when sneaking around or getting chased by a raving psycopath! A mustDead by daylight will make your heart beat and you will feel the tension when sneaking around or getting chased by a raving psycopath! A must have for everyone who like horror! Expand
  2. Aug 1, 2017
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Omg why so much people hate this game? this game is realy nice! play as murder or survivor upgrade perks skills collect points kill all survivors or escape as survivor get a lot of steam achivements and its all in one game! Expand
  3. Apr 10, 2018
    8
    I played the game when it was one week free. i had some fun time with friends. i recommend to buy if you have friends to play with
  4. Oct 23, 2017
    6
    its a solid game. the game used to be riddled with infinites that completely ruined the game.

    However as of the latest patch the game is
    its a solid game. the game used to be riddled with infinites that completely ruined the game.

    However as of the latest patch the game is still heavily survivors favored. Survivors can abuse and ignore killer's perk Hex Ruined which slow down gens. all they have to do is spam M1 and completely made the perk useless.

    There are also loops in places where u can loop the killer for around 3-5 minutes before they get full bloodlust to get you, which in those times 3-4 gens is already done. and if they had decisive the game is gg.

    they completely made trapper useless by not giving traps under hook, Hag is the worst killer in game. Nurse remains the best simply because she is the only killer that can deal with infinite loops. Unbalanced addons, some killers gets completely useless addons like the hag.

    Survivors flashlight are also insanely strong, combined with 4 SWF. BNP changes is nice but u dont need it when u have gen tapping vs Ruined. and double pellets in the same places are just plain bad. there should only be 1 pellet, which is way enough to buy time to waste the killers time. survivors are not scared in this game. u are encouraged to taunt/ bold actions which grants u more points

    the devs will never understand why the game is like this until they reach Rank 1 survivor and killer.

    - over 2k hours in Dead by Daylight
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  5. Jun 21, 2017
    4
    Dead by Daylight
    Annoying for everyone
    Dead by Daylight is a competitive online game where you play as either a survivor, or the killer…
    Dead by Daylight
    Annoying for everyone
    Dead by Daylight is a competitive online game where you play as either a survivor, or the killer…
    Both of these characters are customizable....and are leveled up by completeing tasks and actions in a match…
    At the end of a match you can use your earned points and dump them into a skill tree to buff your character…
    And all matches are ranked so don’t worry about unbalanced games
    But these features are the only good this game has going for it, because the rest is a bunch of sluggish and boring garbage…
    There is no story mode here, no prepper tutorial... Just 1 single game mode of survive or hunt…
    As a survivor your goal is to escape with all the members in your group…
    This is a 4 v 1 game
    Run around an uninteresting map looking for repair parts and using these parts the sabotage hooks and fix the generators around the map…
    then activate the gates and escape…
    All the meanwhile trying not get caught and healing teammates that do get injured as you’re able to wiggle your way from the killer, and you’re able to help your teammates off of the hooks…
    Being a survivor is in no way fun at all though...
    You can hide in closets... push things in front of the killer as you try to run away...
    But for the most part youre just feeling your way around a dark map hoping you find something so you can leave…
    chases aren’t thrilling, theyre sluggish and cheap…
    And things are just as annoying for the killer…
    As the killer you run around the map trying to either zap or slash the players trying to survive..
    You can grab the hurt player, carry them to a hook and sacrifice them...
    Your goal is to sacrifice all 4 before they can escape…
    This really feels like a game of freeze tag…
    And players will constantly do the annoying playground tactics of run around a giant rock…
    or copping over a ledge over and over until you just get annoyed and crush it with your foot giving them time to run away...
    This definitely keeps the game feeling balanced…
    But it also keeps the game feeling annoying…
    especially the whole running around in circles but trying to get in a lucky swing…
    it is more satisfying to play as the killer though…
    Of catching someone who thinks they’re clever…
    And you’re given enhanced hearing so you can sense when a survivor is repairing a generator or just recently hid in a closet...
    These moments are enjoyable and almost make up for the overall dull experience that is dead by daylight…
    Almost...
    This game is still bad…
    I give Dead by Daylight
    a 4/10
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  6. Aug 22, 2016
    1
    its a good game but its very glitchy , hard to run when getting away from a killer , too many hackers and too many bugs , at this point imits a good game but its very glitchy , hard to run when getting away from a killer , too many hackers and too many bugs , at this point im done with the game Expand
  7. Sep 28, 2017
    0
    It is a great idea. The artwork is not the prettiest, but still fine. Its super scary the first few dozen hours you play it. The progressIt is a great idea. The artwork is not the prettiest, but still fine. Its super scary the first few dozen hours you play it. The progress system is well thought through, fun and keeps you interested.
    Thats the good things. Now the bad.

    The game is riddled with bugs. Even bugs from the beta are still in, and game breaking ones at that. And with every patch new ones are added and some of them ignored completely.
    For the better part of the existence of this game it took literally at least as long as a match itself to find a game. 50% of my game time are waiting time in the lobby. At one point my record was waiting for 160 minutes. Yes. 160 minutes. And they took 6 months to make that better, and even now its still very bad.

    The balance is horrible. Every patch it gets worse. Sometimes so bad that the totally dominating side turns into the always losing side. Its ridiculous.

    Sometimes they make unneeded changes. Like when they changed the engine version, just to have fluttery clothes (which still look stupid, btw), the game broke completely. Sounds were messed up, people got stuck even more, etc. Some of those bugs still exist, even though its about a year ago, like that the whole visibility in the distance is suddenly totally clear. Before it was all blurry, which made it very scary, because it was hard seeing where the killer is coming from or where youre actually going. But now you can see everything happening at the other side of the map, you know where the killer is and the killer can see you from miles away as well.

    The gameplay design makes griefing a part of the game. The developers even seem to support that. Only about 10% games I ever played were without a griefer, one way or the other. It starts with simple things like killers quitting because you burned rare offerings they dont like and thus making you lose those offerings, goes on to lag exploiters (very easily done due to the horrible netcode they use) and face camping killers, and ends with exploit using survivors. You cant report them, they wont be punished. The devs promised to fix all that, but then they changed their mind and actually supported it, released killers and perks that actually directly demand from you to be a griefer, which makes me think they know exactly how toxic their player base is.

    The devs are liars. They promise something new and fixes every week in their live stream, but then they dont do many things they promise. I mentioned an example in the last passage. They also are an reflection of their own playerbase. They act arrogant, insult their own customers live on air and ban people on their forums if they criticize them for their toxic behavior. They even had a contest among each other on their stream "not to insult customers", which they failed miserably. That should tell you enough.

    How this game is still that popular after all that, is beyond me. Also their reviews on Steam look very fishy. For the most of the time they only had a bad or mixed review average. But shortly before another game in the same genre released in May, the positive reviews suddenly skyrocketed, even though the game didnt change much at all. So I think its very possible they are manipulating reviews as well.
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