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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: 70 out of 243
  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. Oct 26, 2017
    9
    Despite the game's rough start, the game has vastly improved with new characters and updates. Matchmaking has been fixed, as have it's manyDespite the game's rough start, the game has vastly improved with new characters and updates. Matchmaking has been fixed, as have it's many bugs (With many, MANY, less bugs than Friday the 13th: The Game). With iconic characters such as Michael Myers, Laurie Strode, Leatherface, William "Bill" Overbeck, and soon to be Freddy Krueger, as well as original characters such as the Huntress, the Trapper, the Hillbilly, Meg Thomas, Dwight Fairfield, Jake Park, Claudette Morel and many more. I recommend this game to anyone who likes to get scared in a multiplayer experience. Expand
  3. Jul 4, 2020
    8
    It's a fun game, but the community can be toxic as times. Developers try to fix the game, which sometimes works out and i respect them for it.It's a fun game, but the community can be toxic as times. Developers try to fix the game, which sometimes works out and i respect them for it. I'd recommend this game to play with friends, alone not as much. Around 1k hours. Expand
  4. Nov 28, 2021
    5
    It's just a unenjoyable **** not worth playing it anymore. With the recent MMR updates, the game will die out pretty soon...
  5. Jan 15, 2022
    3
    Это по подлому плохая игра. Сначала первые часов 10 вам будет весело пока вы вникаете в игру и пока играете с такими же новичками. За этоЭто по подлому плохая игра. Сначала первые часов 10 вам будет весело пока вы вникаете в игру и пока играете с такими же новичками. За это время игра работает как нужно и затягивает играть в себя. Но потом вы начинаете осознавать насколько игра дисбалансная и кривая во всех возможных смыслах. И так как она уже зацепила вас, то хочется в неё играть ещё, ведь она и правда иногда может подарить те самые эмоции, что были в первые часы игры, но всё же теперь она в основном дарит злость и раздражение. Expand
  6. Sep 5, 2021
    1
    After 4 years with this game I cannot recommend it.

    Dead By Daylight had it peek at 2016-2017. Of course the game has more people and is
    After 4 years with this game I cannot recommend it.

    Dead By Daylight had it peek at 2016-2017. Of course the game has more people and is far more popular then it was but... it's just not the same. The game was very, VERY unbalanced at the time but, it was a lot more fun to play. Why you ask? Because at that time a shop with cosmetics didn't exist and devs weren't making this game competitive. Yes, you heard me right, BHVR is making DBD which started as a scary party game into a e-sports competitive show. Also they're prioritizing cosmetics over bug fixes and patches. Did you know that in DBD they're bugs and errors that didn't get fixed since launch? You kinda get the picture how the devs are treating this game.

    Another big problem with this game is the community. In every game you will find a player that will be bashing the opposite role in the post-game chat. It doesn't matter if they did good or played fair, salty killers/survivors will send you awful comments in almost every game.

    Now, let's talk about killers that where released lately. The most efficient way of escaping is a strategy called "looping". As the name suggests you're running around a certain tile that is randomly generated on the map in a certain way that makes it so you stay as far away from the killer as possible. So, know that we know what looping is lets go back to the new killers. Since 2020 almost every killer that was released was punishing you when you where trying to loop, so the only strategy to them is to stop mind-gaming and trying to loop, but to only run forward and drop every pallet early. This play style is very boring and un-fun for both sides. There is no mind-gaming and trying to trick the opponent, it's just holding "W". This is very unhealthy for the game as it removes the fun element of the game which was outsmarting the opponent. There is also no skill cap on the killers that have this play style which means that anybody can pick them up and in few games can start destroying teams in a matter of seconds. Oh, you have over 1,000 hrs as survivor? Don't care you get downed in 10-30 seconds. Oh, almost forgot about survivors. When you play against this type of killer the best strategy on the survivor side is to do generators as fast as possible since chases last around 10-30 seconds, maybe over a minute if you're really good or the killer is pretty bad. That play style is surprise, surprise extremely BORING. To repair a generator alone you need about 80 seconds (I think), imagine doing it 2 or 3 times. There is no skill involved which is a real spit in the face to the people that where putting hours and hours on survivor trying to get good.

    Now the devs are either releasing a really strong killer that has little to no counter play, or a really weak killer that nobody wants to play and is a laugh stock in the entire community.

    If you are thinking about maining this game I don't really recommend it. There are over 20 characters on the survivor and killer side, everybody has unique 3 perks. If you want to have all perks you will need to grind and grind and grind, through a very, VERY tedious and outdated leveling system. When you purchase the game you only get 7 survivor and 5 killers the rest is DLC :) You will have to spend a lot of money if you want to experience DBD fully. Also, don't buy it on the PS4, XBOX1 or Nintendo Switch, the game runs awful on last gens consoles and looks really AWFUL on the Nintendo Switch.
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  7. Sep 24, 2021
    0
    Killer got DC and I got the penalty! Which game bans you for playing it with no reason? The devs are a joke and need therapy! Fix your ****Killer got DC and I got the penalty! Which game bans you for playing it with no reason? The devs are a joke and need therapy! Fix your **** crap! I want to give minus review but there is no option Expand

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