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  • Summary: A massive story-based expansion that brings mysterious characters, deadly new weapons, unexpected quests, and fully customizable and drivable dirt buggies.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Feb 9, 2016
    90
    If you’re a fan of Dying Light, then The Following is a near essential expansion.
  2. Feb 12, 2016
    85
    The Following is extensive, exciting, lasts 20-25 hours and adds to the main game many new elements, while losing something (parkour) with the addition of vehicle and not excelling in AI enemy of humans.
  3. Mar 1, 2016
    85
    If you didn't like Dying Light, you're not going to like The Following but if you're still sitting on the fence or you're interested in smashing some more zombie skulls with all the visually stunning gore that Dying Light: The Following has to offer, then I don't know what you're doing still reading this and not playing it. All in all, the expansion is well worth the price and a really excellent addition to an immensely enjoyable game.
  4. Feb 10, 2016
    80
    The Following is a solid and consistent open world experience; a true evolution of the original ideas that made Dying Light fun and engaging to play. The agile and frantic parkour experience is now powered by an all-terrain, high octane buggy, which is your primary tool to explore the farmlands of Harran. More importantly, the vehicle is seamlessly integrated with the structure of the game.
  5. Feb 25, 2016
    80
    The Following is the definition of a true expansion with rich content and more gameplay from the core game Dying Light. The buggy is also an important addition with great fun-factor.
  6. Feb 12, 2016
    80
    Dying Light: The Following adds a whole new countryside to the zombie infested Harran and a brand-new buggy to ride across it. It's a strong expansion to a great game, continuing the original game's survival aspects into a new, open arena. This is almost a different game hidden in DLC.
  7. Feb 10, 2016
    50
    Just like the original Dying Light, nothing works quite as well as it should and although there are some interesting new ideas here none of them are realised without significant flaws.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Feb 18, 2016
    10
    even more fun than the original game....keep up the good work devs

    i can't really think of any zombie game id rather be playing than
    even more fun than the original game....keep up the good work devs

    i can't really think of any zombie game id rather be playing than this....great graphics, gameplay, vehicles, melee, decapitations, roof-hopping..... if only there was base-building
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  2. Jul 2, 2016
    10
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  3. Mar 2, 2016
    9
    Dying Light is the game you love, not only for what is in game but also for the whole environment. Just put this fraze in google - dying lightDying Light is the game you love, not only for what is in game but also for the whole environment. Just put this fraze in google - dying light no power source - enjoy! I love the games where developers have fun as we do while playing ! It's the special connection and i need to say it. I love Techland way of thinking and work! Keep up with good work! This game realy don't need much opionons just play it :)! Expand
  4. Feb 29, 2016
    8
    Dying Light The Following Enhanced Edition
    More than just DLC
    Techland had some guts making The Following just an expansion Dying Light The
    Dying Light The Following Enhanced Edition
    More than just DLC
    Techland had some guts making The Following just an expansion
    Dying Light The Following Continues the story of Kyle Crane
    Not only is this expansion a direct sequel to Dying Light, it’s the conclusion of Kyle Cranes Story
    and there are multiple endings.
    The Following does feel like an expansion, but delivered differently and this could have been a full-fledged game…
    There is easily over 10 hours of content here.
    This expansion takes place in the country side, the map is huge, quests can be thousands of kilometers apart
    luckily for you the following introduces a buggy to the game
    The buggy has its own skill tree and its own craftable parts…
    You get parts and fuel from gas stations and broken down cars…
    You get xp by running over zombies and driving fast…
    The buggy is a great edition to dying light and makes traversing the country side a blast..
    At least while things are close by…
    because ultimately the level design makes the buggy gameplay not so fun…
    There’s a trophy called “I don’t approve of mindless fun” in the game, and this is apparent with how the world seems like it was designed specifically to slow you down, waste your time, and hinder fun…
    You can’t go far until you make it to a bridge clogged with cars, mountains or rivers you can’t drive over or through…
    They give you an awesome tool to have fun with then take it away with all of the roadblocks, turning this back into what dying light was... a chore…
    The story here is a little weird and based on some sun religion, you’re investigating because they’ve been able to stop infected from turning into zombies, so you want this cure, but to get close to the inner circle you have to help out the children of the sun, aka everyone that lives in the countryside
    Side quests are mandatory here, but not all of them.. you get to pick and choose…
    This is a little disappointing because some of the side quests I did are tied to characters I cared about and feel like these quests can too easily be missed by non completionists, and that they won’t really get to the meat of the story…
    I would have much rather seen a story with no side quests..scrapping the liberating and clearing volatile nests, and just deliver a branching story… which they could have done.. they have all of the quests here to do that…
    Had they delivered this way, the following would have ultimately felt like a $60 game rather than just a giant map with some stuff you can check out if you want…
    This expansion was so close to matching the level of Dying light for 1/3 of the price
    Dying Light The Following can be fun at times,
    but techland are against that sort of thing,
    I give Dying The Following Enhanced Edition
    a 7.5/10
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  5. Feb 10, 2016
    6
    Chances are if you enjoyed Dying Light, you will be perfectly satisfied with The Following. However, I still feel the finer points ofChances are if you enjoyed Dying Light, you will be perfectly satisfied with The Following. However, I still feel the finer points of realising a truly successful open-world game have not been addressed and if you want further detail just read my Dying Light review here on Metacritic, as I feel the same criticisms largely still apply. The Following presents a fair chunk of real estate for you to explore, and you may think those crazy Poles must have worked their a$$es off on it, but in actuality there is a sneaking suspicion of some cut and paste recycling from the Call of Juarez series. It is an interesting point I feel, that the new mode of transportation presented with the Buggie is actually another remnant of Techland's lineage of FPS as Buggies featured in their first shooter from 2003, funnily enough called 'Chrome', however the implementation here brings to mind more influence from Rage than anything else. With the video game industry in its current state of drought, The Following shines brightly enough in the vast fields of rough to warrant your investigation Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2016
    5
    I loved Dying Light: the mixture of Zombies and Parkour was a blast. However, with the parkour element effectively diminished, you lose halfI loved Dying Light: the mixture of Zombies and Parkour was a blast. However, with the parkour element effectively diminished, you lose half of what made the game great. The buggy is alright, but spending hours driving around the admittedly large map gets dull. The combat has also been nerfed, so if you've worked hard to max out your levels, and enjoy cutting off some walker heads in one swift blow, you'll be disappointed to find even max level weapons can take 3-4 hits to take foes down.

    All in all, it's a decent way to waste some time, but without the fun and thrills provided by the vanilla experience.
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  7. Jul 6, 2016
    3
    I really liked the Dying light game. So I had to buy the expansion pack when it came out! I was hugely disappointed! What makes his experienceI really liked the Dying light game. So I had to buy the expansion pack when it came out! I was hugely disappointed! What makes his experience bad, is what the developers added. Its the ability to drive a car in the game world. At first this is a lot of fun, but after 2 to 3 hours of gameplay, it becomes a chore. You have to drive from one side of the map to the other, this makes it very uninteresting. it got so bad, that I lost complete interest in the game after 7 hours of gameplay. Expand

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