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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: 37 out of 340
  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. Mar 8, 2015
    10
    This has exactly what I would want from a zombie game. A good story, variation in the missions and a suburb way to defend yourself. Also loveThis has exactly what I would want from a zombie game. A good story, variation in the missions and a suburb way to defend yourself. Also love the co-op options that allows me to play with my friends. It makes me sad that this is sitting at a high of 77 right now, lower than that mass produced piece of donkey crap CALL OF DUTY! since I would want people to buy this and encourage more of these unique game styles, but people have crappy computers and still expect to run it on its highest settings. there was a patch a week after it came out that significantly increased the FPS. I never had an issue myself. But I am rocking a core I7, 32XRAM and a GTX 760. Expand
  4. Apr 29, 2018
    8
    A great zombie game that merges Dead Island and parkour together. There are a large selection of weapons that allow you to cut zombies toA great zombie game that merges Dead Island and parkour together. There are a large selection of weapons that allow you to cut zombies to pieces. With Steam Workshop, there is a lot of content here! Expand
  5. Feb 10, 2015
    8
    Dying Light offers a bigger amount of variety compared to Dead Island and similar games. Specially the fact that there are dynamical / radiantDying Light offers a bigger amount of variety compared to Dead Island and similar games. Specially the fact that there are dynamical / radiant quests, which can be played alongside storyline quests and side-quests, gives the game somehow a fresh wind and helps to blur out monotonic routines.

    While I love games which offer a very deep level of immersion, I'm grateful for this game to not offer it. I'm fine with a quite superficial / semi-deep story experience. Because - and I'm not afraid of saying it this way - I've just purchased this game because of A.) the amazing graphics, B.) the climbing mechanics (even though it's not able to reach Mirrors Edge's - but it doesn't has to, anyways), C.) the hook! and D.) the fact that I was already looking for quite a long time for a game which gives me the ability to jump into fights against hordes of zombies!

    Yes, many people might have been expecting tons of other stuff - additionally. Some are even complaining about endgame. But to be honest? When I start Leaft 4 Dead 2, what am I doing? Following an entirely linear route in order to give zombies head-shots. So, yes, Dying Light doesn't only fulfills what L4D2 already brought, no, it also gives me the ability to free-roam with my friends, crafting stuff, discovering a huge amount of places and even the challenges are somehow... refreshing.

    To be honest, even if I don't play around the entire time beating zombies on my own, I love to jump into peoples parties to help them! It gives me somehow a feeling of Diablo 2, when you've been able to check out who's at which stage of the game, offering you the ability of just jumping in and giving him some nice stuff. It's really cool that Techland did it this way.

    But yes, what have people been expecting? Something like Skyrim - just pressed into an modern environment? Complicated, puzzle solving quests, impressive dialogues? C'mon Ladies and Gentlemen, let's be honest: No Dragons, no wizards, no puzzles. But it gives me definitely what I've been looking for.

    Now, here comes the negative part:

    The optimization. I've to say clearly, from what I experience, that these frame drops only use to happen when a cinematic gets triggered - and when spitters are around. Also the lightning / electric effects trigger sometimes a severe stuttering.

    Anything else? Well, I'd have suggested to implement some different "Morning / Night"-Start-Sounds.

    Nonetheless, I strongly recommend Techland to keep bringing out MORE DLC's than only those 3 which are on the To-Do-List. Please, go ahead and keep working on this project instead of dropping it after those 3 DLC's. Promise, you'll not regret it.

    My System Specs:

    i5 3570k @ 4.0 GHz
    8GB DDR-3 OC RAM
    GTX 670 OC
    Running at 1280 x 1024 / 75 Hz
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  6. Jul 6, 2020
    7
    I absolutely love this game, most of It at least. The parkour is great, the little shooting you do also, but the melee is on a whole anotherI absolutely love this game, most of It at least. The parkour is great, the little shooting you do also, but the melee is on a whole another level. Problaby my favorite zombie game ever. If I needed to point something negative about would be It's weak story and characters, the dialog is so annoying I skiped most of It. Expand
  7. Jan 29, 2020
    0
    It's a trash game. Can't understand how You can play this. So repetitive, old curved mechanics. It's like Mirrors Edge, but worse. It's likeIt's a trash game. Can't understand how You can play this. So repetitive, old curved mechanics. It's like Mirrors Edge, but worse. It's like Last of us, but much much worse and so on Expand

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