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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: 43 out of 137
  2. Negative: 64 out of 137
  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. Jan 20, 2018
    10
    It's amazing game! I like game idea, graphics look cool, movements etc. Community isn't that toxic, but not perfect eather. I recommend thatIt's amazing game! I like game idea, graphics look cool, movements etc. Community isn't that toxic, but not perfect eather. I recommend that game, it's the best game for fun with friends! Expand
  3. Jul 4, 2019
    8
    At last something different from other kids games we're getting these days.
  4. Dec 18, 2019
    5
    So I have played this game for a few hours now and I must say... wow... Just wow. I've never seen a game be so fun but also be such trash atSo I have played this game for a few hours now and I must say... wow... Just wow. I've never seen a game be so fun but also be such trash at the same time.

    There are a multitude of issues with this game from balance issue on both survivor and killer side, such as crutch mechanics, broken killer abilities and addons. Same with perks on both sides. Some are not expressly broken but are completely unfun to deal with.

    This game also has massive issues with hitboxes and server connections. The combination of the two will have you getting hit from china by the killer when you play survivor and missing grabs and hits as killer when playing against survivors.

    The community... The community for the most part is toxic af and myself am guilty of this. A lot of the toxicity in this game stems from the broken/unbalanced/straight up unfun aspects of this game.

    Other issues with this game include, poor optimization and ui design. The game does not run very well for a game that is not that graphically intense and from 2016 using the Unreal engine. Menus can be clunky and sometimes broken leading you to be kicked from your lobby just because you activate a challenge within the game. As I post this it's Dec. 15, 2019 and until about two months ago I could not run this game without massive stuttering issues unless I used a Nvidia driver that was almost a year old. I spent a lot of time looking into the issue and the best I could find from a rep from Behavior was that "it's windows 10's fault" But then about two months ago they updated their engine and now my issues is resolved... I still have an issues with crashes if I use the most recent drivers and try to play this game. My gpu is a 970, so if you have a 900 series card be cautious.
    Oh, bugs. Lots and lots of bugs. Every month and a half and two months the have a mid chapter update and a chapter update, and I can not recall an update where they did not break some aspect of the game. Some of the greatest hits include being hit through solid objects, broken sound, falling through the map, being put in a certain part of the map and losing control of your character, getting a black of grey screen, randomly losing the ability use your keyboard in game (could still use it in google and other applications and in the game only after the match had ended), and others I can not recall.

    Another thing I have a personal issues with is, the devs seem more interested in releasing cosmetics in their ingame shop than actually fixing the game. (If you like cosmetics, this game's got em in spades)

    The game 'can' be great fun if played with friends. Though played solo it can also be fun but I would not hedge you bets on that.

    At the end of the day, it's your money. If you want to try it out, go for it.
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  5. Nov 27, 2017
    3
    I have 300+ hours in this game on the PC version, and got it less than a month after release, so it's about time I review it.

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    I have 300+ hours in this game on the PC version, and got it less than a month after release, so it's about time I review it.

    This game, in terms of gameplay, is AMAZING. The controls (mouse & keyboard) are very good without heavy ---or any--- remapping. It runs smoothly, too. I know some people have said it runs bad on low graphics on even the best PC's, but I play on an ASUS laptop that has been dropped many times and nearly drowned, and it still runs good on low graphics!

    "The game is balanced to give each team a fair edge," at least that's what the beHaviour want to think they're doing. For the most part, they are doing a good job, but if you haven't played this game yet, PERKS ARE EVRYTHING! However, the developers don't see it that way though, and they aren't that balanced. Survivor perks are stronger than they should be, and the killer's are weaker. Is playing as a killer impossible because of it? No, of course not. Can it be an absolute rage-fest sometimes? Very much yes. The balancing isn't all that helped either, saying that the developers "main" survivor, and are rank 20's nearly all around. (Mains are players that play practically only ONE side. These people can be identified based on their achievements/trophies, and how they share their piece of mind in arguments.)

    The game is also riddled with bugs, some game breaking. The most notorious, absolutely hated, and one that will make you go "how is this still even a problem for a full game release," is that whenever you load your game, you have the chance to lose everything. Your bloodpoints (the game's currency), what I call "shrine shards" (currency for the "shrine of secrets," which let you unlock character-unique perks early without wasting bloodpoints to level up the character that the perk corresponds to), your online rank, your items, add-ons, offerings.... you know where this is going. Note the game has been out for over a year with this issue, and F13: The Game fixed this issue within a week.

    However, none of this is comparable to what I say is the worst part of this game. And that, would be THE COMMUNITY. It is made with only one ingredient: Toxicity. The worst of this comes from the high-ranks, particularly the survivor mains. They abuse the players in their games (particularly, as you would guess, the killer of the match) for the stupidest reasons. You play as Michael Myers? You get hated for it. No, I'm not kidding, I've been in a post match and someone actually complained about who our killer chose to play as, which was Michael Myers. And it was a low-rank lobby. If you think that is annoying, just wait until you get into the high-ranks. The killer wins? At least someone will say that the killer is a camper noob, nit picking the hell out of them, then ending it with "uninstall" or "kill yourself." The killer loses? They're called trash killers and, again, ends with "uninstall" or "kill yourself." There is no pleasing high-ranks survivors, no matter how hard you try. Killer's aren't innocent either. They can be just as abusive for just as stupid things, but don't as often tend to start the conflict as much as survivors do.

    Overall, I give Dead by Daylight a 3/10. Plays and runs good with good base controls, but that is over-shadowed by a slight unbalance, game-breaking bugs, and an absolutely HORRIBLE community.

    P.S I would complain that this game is not noob-friendly, but what online game is noob-friendly?
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  6. Jun 26, 2016
    1
    Cheating, cheating and more cheating. Oh, and exploiting and stupid mechanics. You're survivor but when you run you leave a bright fire trailCheating, cheating and more cheating. Oh, and exploiting and stupid mechanics. You're survivor but when you run you leave a bright fire trail lel. Don't waste your time and nerves on this POS. Expand
  7. Nov 5, 2019
    0
    Одни ебанные кемперы играют в эту хуету. Эти ебанные долбаебы, которые называются разработчиками так и не смогли решить эту проблему. ДизайнОдни ебанные кемперы играют в эту хуету. Эти ебанные долбаебы, которые называются разработчиками так и не смогли решить эту проблему. Дизайн карт полное говно, генераторы через каждые два метра, как их заводить не понятно, само хил лечит оооочень долго. Крючки каждые два метра, вырваться без осколка с плеча киллера просто НЕ РЕАЛЬНО. и это только малая чать проблем этой игры. НЕ В КОЕМ СЛУЧАЕ НЕ ПОКУПАЙТЕ ЭТУ ХУЕТУ!!!!! Expand

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