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  • Summary: The world has ended. There is no hope. No new beginning. Only the survivors. DEADLIGHT follows the journey of Randall Wayne, a man searching for his family across Seattle during the aftermath of a 1980s event that has decimated life on earth. This visually stunning Cinematic SurvivalThe world has ended. There is no hope. No new beginning. Only the survivors. DEADLIGHT follows the journey of Randall Wayne, a man searching for his family across Seattle during the aftermath of a 1980s event that has decimated life on earth. This visually stunning Cinematic Survival Platformer will challenge you to run, jump, climb, and struggle for your life as you look for answers and the ones you love. Expand

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 12, 2012
    90
    I found Deadlight very entertaining, and consider it one of the best platformers I have ever played. I highly recommend it to pretty much anyone who likes the sound of a fast-paced horror action platformer that also has a decent story and amazing visuals.
  2. Oct 29, 2012
    84
    Deadlight is a fantastic game with wonderful platforming segments and magnificent art direction. It is a it short, but it's an adventure that worth enjoying.
  3. PC Master (Greece)
    Feb 6, 2013
    84
    I could not tear myself away from the screen, during the five hours it took me to complete Deadlight. There are some design issues, mainly regarding the controls, but overall it was a worthy experience. [December 2012]
  4. Nov 29, 2012
    75
    The three acts of Deadlight cater to three different tastes. One is for the people who love rainy film noir, the other is for fans of hardcore platformers, the third one feels like a summer blockbuster. It's a pity that Deadlight is too short to satisfy the appetites of even one of these groups.
  5. Jan 7, 2013
    75
    The PC porting of Deadlight does not disappoint the fans. Mixing platforming, action and survival in a wise manner, the title conquer all the favors of the public.
  6. Nov 27, 2012
    73
    Deadlight makes good use of its premise, even though the whole zombie apocalypse thing has been done one too many times. And it's nice to see a game that bears resemblance to classics like Flashback or Another world. Sadly, the good atmosphere and beautiful visuals cannot fully compensate for some frustrating level design, short length and the occasional control issues.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 21, 2012
    70
    Survival platformer suffers from some minor bugs but its atmosphere and gameplay elements are catchy and satisfying enough to give it a try. [Christmas 2012]
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 117
  2. Negative: 27 out of 117
  1. Oct 31, 2012
    10
    The atmosphere of this game is phenomenal, and the score for this game is absolutely incredible. Deadlight is no Triple A title, but these twoThe atmosphere of this game is phenomenal, and the score for this game is absolutely incredible. Deadlight is no Triple A title, but these two features say different. This is one of those few games that truly is an emotional experience, even for how simple this game really is. This game does have minor flaws when it comes to the melee combat system, but the platforming system works well. Aside from a view frustrating parts, its a fairly easy game. I can only say, let yourself get lost in this games atmosphere. Its dreary, saddenning, and melancholy, and it all works together with a sad story that has a sad twist you may not see coming. When I purchased this on Steam, I really had no knowledge of how this game was put together, but this game surprised me in so many ways that I can only hope Tequila Studios (Microsoft Studios published this game) goes on to produce more games of this quality. Expand
  2. Mar 15, 2018
    9
    Amazing game!!!
    Deadlight is a 2D platformer with a little of survival in a post apocalyptic world. The player has to move to a safe zone,
    Amazing game!!!
    Deadlight is a 2D platformer with a little of survival in a post apocalyptic world. The player has to move to a safe zone, survive and find his missing friends while he is trying to find out what happened to his past.
    The atmosphere is phenomenal, the music, the main character, the society, the zombies, everything in this game makes you feel like in apocalyptic environment. Deadlight shines when showing how the world would come to madness if we had to rely on our basic instincts almost all the time. Although the zombies are slow, and dumb their numbers and your lack of resources show how they can be a huge threat.
    If you play on the hardest difficulty, you will play in almost reality mode, if you die you will get back to the beginning of the game, with the exception of 2 checkpoints for each chapter making this mode challenging and amazing. I won't spoil the reward for ending the game on this mode but it's really worth the time.
    The problem with the game comes after midway chapter 2, the game will focus so much on platforming and forget everything else it has to offer that you can tell the difference when playing. The story gets a bit fuzzy becoming almost a generic post apocalyptic human thing to do, it's not that it's bad... but we have seen this approach so many times that it becomes common.( with the exception for Nightmare mode)
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  3. Aug 22, 2014
    8
    This is high quality game. I can't say it's flawless, cause some things made me nervous. For instance-they could have done climbing up not byThis is high quality game. I can't say it's flawless, cause some things made me nervous. For instance-they could have done climbing up not by a jump key, but just continuing pressing up button. If all the cutscenes were done like the first cinematics trailer-this would raise the game's rate a bit.
    Then there's a lack of voices. Couldn't you find a real boy instead of curving an adult voice that is in the game already? The escaping woman was not sincere, I don't buy it.
    So, summary the game is interesting and the story is quite inspiring. Soundtrack is good, too. Synchronous and asynchronous sounds are fit the whole picture flawlessly. The only trouble is with location-sometimes objects in the right side of the screen sound in the left ear, and so all the way around.
    Waiting for DLC, or the next part.
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  4. Feb 20, 2014
    6
    Yes, the atmosphere is good. The action, though sparse, is actually pretty good. I enjoyed using guns to dispatch zombies, although I canYes, the atmosphere is good. The action, though sparse, is actually pretty good. I enjoyed using guns to dispatch zombies, although I can almost guarantee that less than half of the zombies you kill will be killed with guns. Even less with the shotgun, which is only acquired after you're more than halfway through the game.
    The biggest downside to this game is the level design. There are so many chase scenes that will spontaneously kill you if you don't perform all the moves that the game wants you to perform at just the right time. For example, you knock down a door to a warehouse. For some reason, that starts off a chain reaction that leads to the whole building collapsing, and the game will randomly kill you if you don't make all the right moves. Fortunately, the game is fairly forgiving with its checkpoints, but not necessarily with it's save points, if that makes sense. Whenever I quit the game and came back, I found myself much further behind where i thought I had left myself. I presumed that cutscenes would cue autosaves- this is not the case. So the game is unforgiving in how much of it you find yourself replaying over and over. Also, the story is very tripe and generic. Other than that, the game is positive; it's just far from epic. I can't think of a single person I would go out of my way to recommend this game to.
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  5. Oct 29, 2015
    5
    Deadlight is a visually striking and addictive side scrolling game that is let down by a nonsensical plot, poor controls and weak second half.Deadlight is a visually striking and addictive side scrolling game that is let down by a nonsensical plot, poor controls and weak second half.

    Positives: - Excellent art style
    - Fun parkour gameplay
    - Exciting first hour

    Negatives: - Boring, cliche storyline
    - Poor cutscenes
    - Terrible, unnatural controls
    - Occasional Frustrating Level Design

    Overall, Deadlight is a somewhat enjoyable side-scrolling post apocalyptic zombie game that impresses with its visuals, but disappoints in storytelling and mechanics.
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  6. Nov 9, 2013
    5
    The game graphics and atmosphere are nice, but it was way to short and the story was predictable. I recently finished the game and wasThe game graphics and atmosphere are nice, but it was way to short and the story was predictable. I recently finished the game and was disappointed, You never really "meet" the characters so it didn't matter to me weather they lived or died, the game itself felt rushed and the ending left an empty spot where it could have been a jaw dropper. The game also lacked personality and replay value, I would classify it in the category of something to play when there is nothing else to do. If the developers had worked as hard on the story and levels as they did on the atmosphere it could have been a great game. Expand
  7. Oct 30, 2012
    0
    The controls kill this game for me. You have to mash buttons repeatedly just to get over a fence. Mash jump. Then press Up to climb it. Can'tThe controls kill this game for me. You have to mash buttons repeatedly just to get over a fence. Mash jump. Then press Up to climb it. Can't hold down the button. Gotta mash it. With thousands of obstacles that require this... No thanks. Expand

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