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  • Summary: Dying Light allows you traverse an open world mired into chaos and destruction. In this environment, you scrap for survival against an array of enemies as the infected are not the only threat: accosting other desperate human beings is typically the only way to get precious supplies.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. Feb 3, 2015
    90
    Dying Light just stepped up the game in a genre that has gone stale. Color me impressed.
  2. Jan 30, 2015
    86
    Dying Light is a great survival horror, with a very well executed parkour system, a visceral and engaging combat system and some nighttime sequences of pure, crushing terror.
  3. Jan 30, 2015
    85
    Dying Light falls short of Dead Island in terms of novelty and setting, but gains on other fronts thanks to parkour and a crafting system more streamlined and instant. If you love the genre, this is a great game.
  4. Jan 29, 2015
    80
    Dying Light mixes elements from Dead island, Mirror's Edge and Far Cry efficiently. Crafting, action, exploration and free running are all well-implemented in this open-world survival game. And you can expect to be genuinely frightened when the night comes. With a lot of content and satisfying ways to play in multiplayer, this game can, indeed, please a wide audience, even if everything is not perfect.
  5. Feb 9, 2015
    75
    Dying Light is an interesting mix of standard, now over used gameplay features but with a (mostly) well-implemented parkour slant.
  6. Feb 6, 2015
    72
    Dying Light has some issues when compared to its forbears, but it also sets itself apart in some remarkable ways. The parkour really is as good as you’ve heard and is the first bit of innovation we’ve seen in the zombie genre in far too long. The RPG systems definitely allow you to hone your character in a natural fashion, but it would have been nice to see some extra classes for variety. Night play isn’t for me, but I won’t knock it for that. Techland never hid its brutal nature. As a piece of zombie fiction, Dying Light isn’t the most original tale. As a way to experience the undead apocalypse first-hand? It’s hard to beat.
  7. PC PowerPlay
    Mar 6, 2015
    40
    Dying Light should showcase everything Techland learned from Dead Island. Instead, it showcases everything they haven't. [March 2015, p.57]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 44 out of 386
  1. Jan 27, 2015
    10
    *It is absolutely amazing. there can't be a negative review for this one. 10/10 The story is phenomenally good and VERY strong. the graphics*It is absolutely amazing. there can't be a negative review for this one. 10/10 The story is phenomenally good and VERY strong. the graphics are insanely good. the gameplay is absolutely fantastic. everything fits perfectly well together, amazing game, thank you Techland. one againnnn 101/10 10/10 Expand
  2. Feb 5, 2015
    10
    Finally a game that combines all the good elements from Dead Island, Skyrim and FarCry to create a vast and immersive open-ended world that isFinally a game that combines all the good elements from Dead Island, Skyrim and FarCry to create a vast and immersive open-ended world that is full with interesting locations and missions to explore and it will never make you feel bored while doing it.

    Despite minor flaws like cheesy acting and NPC:s who look like cloned mannequin dolls with bad lipsynching the game captures the most important thing - it feels FUN to play and is extremely rewarding when you bash in scores of zombies or when you level up and finally can unlock a perk that will help you feel less vulnerable when running through the endless hordes of undead that you encounter on a regular basis of the streets of Harran. The wonderful graphics and lightning effects in combination with the amazing sound effects and scary music makes you gasp for air when you get surrounded in battle or hang from a rooftop just a slip away from death.

    Hands down the best PS4 game out there right now and hopefully there will be a sequel soon with improved NPC:s and added vehicles and also a larger scale map in a different setting would be cool addition too.
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  3. Feb 13, 2015
    10
    Graphics are gorgeous and the whole thing is wonderfully atmospheric
    The storyline is really strong, characters are great.
    The whole thing
    Graphics are gorgeous and the whole thing is wonderfully atmospheric
    The storyline is really strong, characters are great.
    The whole thing just hangs together almost perfectly.
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  4. Jun 5, 2019
    8
    Great zombies game with the first person mixed parkour,but the story was too normal and I enjoy running at night,It's really thrilling.

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  5. Jan 31, 2015
    8
    This game in my opinion is great value for money. The elements of this game tie together well and I have not any performance issues yetThis game in my opinion is great value for money. The elements of this game tie together well and I have not any performance issues yet (Running of GTX 660, AMD FX 3.6 GHz).
    Dying Light is definitely NOT all about killing zombies, Techland have made great use of the parkour element making you climb ridiculous heights that grip you on the edge of your seat. Aswell as the night, which at the beginning of the games leaves you panic running from the infected.
    The story is quite good, but I feel it could of been alot more intense if the story wasn't all about the GRE and survival. Therefore you never break to get to know the characters, leaving you feeling detached.
    Story (6/10) Parkour (9/10) Open-World (7/10) Zombie Killin' (9/10) Effort (9/10)
    It is a fun parkour zombie killin open-world game! (8/10)
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  6. Apr 1, 2021
    7
    Графика - 7/10
    Игровой процесс - 7/10
    Сюжет - 7/10
    Музыка - 5/10
  7. Jun 24, 2021
    0
    Oyunun single player kısmı için değil bu verdiğim oy zira single oynarsanız muhtemelen benim yaşadıklarımı yaşamayacaksınız keza host olarakOyunun single player kısmı için değil bu verdiğim oy zira single oynarsanız muhtemelen benim yaşadıklarımı yaşamayacaksınız keza host olarak oynayan arkadaşım hiç bir dert tasa ile karşılaşmadan devam ediyor lâkin host değilseniz ufak tefek her yerden o kadar çok saçma sapan hata fırlıyor ki, bilhassa market sisteminde. Evlere şenlik, %76'ya kadar sohbet muhabbet geldiğim oyunu en son sinir krizi ile bıraktım, hayatımda yaşadığım en tatsız deneyimlerden biriydi. Coop oynamak istiyorsanız host hariç herkeste peygamber sabrı olsa iyi olur. Aksi takdirde hiç yaklaşmayın derim. Expand

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