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  • Summary: A 225 km2 open world post-soviet state and one of the areas hit by a new and presently unknown infection which has wiped out most of the world's population. You are one of the few who have survived and now you must search this new wasteland in order to fight for your life against what isA 225 km2 open world post-soviet state and one of the areas hit by a new and presently unknown infection which has wiped out most of the world's population. You are one of the few who have survived and now you must search this new wasteland in order to fight for your life against what is left of the indigenous population, now infected with the disease.

    Go Solo, team up with friends or take on the world as you choose your path in this brutal and chilling landscape using whatever means you stumble upon to survive.
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  • Developer: Dean 'Rocket' Hall
  • Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Action, Action Adventure, Shooter, Survival, First-Person, Arcade
  • # of players: Up to 60
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. 70
    Just about every aspect of DayZ is in dire need of some degree of polish, however, if you persist (and you should) a deep and ultimately ingenious title lay underneath that places a premium on player-made stories. All the same be aware that in its current state, it will take a remarkable degree of patience to get that most from DayZ - such quantities that more than a few folk simply won't have.
  2. Jun 9, 2019
    48
    The catastrophic technical condition obscures the gaming experience enormously: glitches, bugs, poor sound mixing, zombies without hitbox make DayZ a nightmarish gaming experience that is hardly fun.
  3. Jun 3, 2019
    20
    DayZ is a complete and utter disaster on PS4. Not only is it profoundly outdated in 2019, it’s also technically inept. A horrendous frame rate brings the experience to a standstill on a worryingly consistent basis, while numerous bugs and glitches are a bewilderment. After taking five years to release, we can’t help but feel like this was an outright waste of everyone’s time.
  4. 20
    Dated, buggy, and irredeemably wearisome, DayZ on PS4 offers an experience as empty and uninteresting as Chernarus itself that was certainly not worth waiting nearly half a decade for.
  5. Jun 6, 2019
    20
    DayZ has a rich history, a long lineage of war stories and strange survivor tales that have drawn thousands down its rabbit hole, but its reality is very different. There’s nothing here but a dull, vacuous wasteland, devoid of character and relying solely on players to make their own fun.
  6. Jul 16, 2019
    10
    It's unbelievable that this broken mess of a game appears on the PlayStation Network in this basically unplayable state. It's worse if you consider the steep asking price. Steer clear.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 68
  2. Negative: 46 out of 68
  1. Jun 18, 2019
    10
    Шикарная игра! Взял платину, начал второе произведение на выживании. Мне очень нравится игра. Аналогов ей нет и скорее всего к сожалениюШикарная игра! Взял платину, начал второе произведение на выживании. Мне очень нравится игра. Аналогов ей нет и скорее всего к сожалению больше не будет благодаря "горе критикам" которые дальше первой миссии не продвнулись. Expand
  2. Jun 12, 2019
    8
    Great game

    It’s a little buggy but the gameplay itself more than makes up for it. If you’re into survival games with realistic game
    Great game

    It’s a little buggy but the gameplay itself more than makes up for it.

    If you’re into survival games with realistic game mechanics with an addition of pvevp than you’ll love this.
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  3. Jun 1, 2020
    7
    This is going to be my second review and I have got to say, people hate this game. I don't know why. I will, however, try to talk about al theThis is going to be my second review and I have got to say, people hate this game. I don't know why. I will, however, try to talk about al the bad things that bog the game down and make it look outdated. The player starts out on the coast of Chernarus with little to no supplies. You have to go to the nearest civilization for the supplies that are oh so scarce. It's not made for a player who wants to be into constant action, that's why you won't see another player within the first hour or so to help you get to understand the basics of the game. Unlike other open-world games, you don't have a map to help you get around so if you're a new player you'll be confused as to where you're are. Unless you're a big fan of hardcore games you'll stray away and feel that the game is boring, because it is. It's boring because there isn't any constant action that most AAA games offer, the original map is around 87 square miles in size, the cities are miles apart if you try to pass through the forests, not enough players per map, not enough overpowered guns, graphics are so very dated, and the engine isn't optimized for the non-modding players and console players. Thankfully there will be map design for the console server owners, more guns added, bug fixes, DLC to help fund these updates. Going back to the gameplay, you'll spend hours walking and finding loot to start feeling safe and the more you play the more you understand about the game. I spent a good 10 hours playing the game feeling that I was in my own little shell, trying to survive, meeting new players and friends. I felt at peace when playing this game because the atmosphere made me feel that I was there surviving and alone. Alone with my own thoughts and made me forget about everything around me.

    Functionally, it's one of the most complex games we have seen in quite some time. I only know about 100 of the small details, but there are so many more. There are three diseases where only two can be cured by antibiotics, different ways to get fresh water, different ways to cook food with their own benefits and drawbacks, heat detection based on what you're wearing and what you're holding, damage to what you're wearing depending on where you get hit, weight is fairly balanced and you always have a way to run, loot spawns where you'll think they spawn, and overall you just need to use your real-world knowledge to work the game.

    What is still a hated part of the game is the base building and car repairing. The base building can take real-life days to complete on dedicated servers and with the weekly wipes, you'll be forced to just server jump to keep your loot pile safe. Car repairing takes too long for the return that it gives. Parts are found in random locations around the map, contradicting my point earlier, and are extremely tedious to repair. Zombies are the most underwhelming part of the game because they could be expanded upon. Possibly be used a food source if cooked well enough and you'll get the cannibal disease when you eat it. Or carry more valuable loot when in larger cities, possibly making an in-game economy with small doses of cash and making some new paths people can take like zombie clearing and zombie cooking? I don't know. But as of right now, the core gameplay is still tedious but crafted for a single audience.

    Overall, DayZ could be the best multiplayer experience if they properly implemented new ideas to the table instead of trying to perfectly balance the game with small and tiny updates every month that don't change the gameplay all that much. Bohemia Interactive's DayZ dev team are, however, working on modding for consoles and privately owned servers. So we might see the dedicated servers be irrelevant as we see servers with more to them and a more casual appeal. I really want DayZ to be the best experience that it can be, but the dev team are too focused on old things that shouldn't be focused on instead of new features that change the game to be better for more people to enjoy.
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  4. May 30, 2020
    1
    Giving it a one because it's a decent walking simulator if that's your thing. The first few hours are unlike anything thanks to the whole vibeGiving it a one because it's a decent walking simulator if that's your thing. The first few hours are unlike anything thanks to the whole vibe of the game. Other than that it's really bad. Rather Get Minecraft. Expand
  5. Jun 6, 2019
    1
    Absolutely ridiculous this games was released in this state, let alone at $50. Playing on the PS4 Pro, it constantly has frame rate drops andAbsolutely ridiculous this games was released in this state, let alone at $50. Playing on the PS4 Pro, it constantly has frame rate drops and screen lock ups. the inventory is not optimized for consoles and it gets irritating after a while. The servers are trash, this game is trash, wish i never bought it Expand
  6. Jun 2, 2019
    0
    Downloaded it yesterday around lunch time om PS4 Pro, applied for refund around 4-5pm. Played this 4-5 years ago on steam, absolutely shockingDownloaded it yesterday around lunch time om PS4 Pro, applied for refund around 4-5pm. Played this 4-5 years ago on steam, absolutely shocking they're selling something for that price (£50) that's hardly changed or been worked in in all that time, still feels like a lifeless empty buggy husk (buildings with no interior or objects at all). Still rife with bugs, inventory/functions that don't work properly or haven't been thought out for console. Character customization gone, server and favourite list still a mess, character deletes on entering new server like 5 years ago. Poor visuals as on an old engine with constant missing scenery and objects popping in, or being low res. Have stutters and frame drop when many zombies on screen, zombies still move in a janky fashion, sometimes glitch through doors and hit you, collision detection still a bit off. Didn't find 1 bag in 5hrs as 3 characters so the loot is still off. Feedback from the devs is like their attention to the game; they don't give a f*** as long as they take your £50. And worst of all, half the features of the pc variant that's £20 of so cheaper. Avoid like the plague, get your zombie fix from L4D developers Back 4 Blood when it comes. Avoid this trash fire at all costs, unless you want to be slapped in the face in exchange for £50, that's what it feels like. And Sony will do anything they can to not refund you for this broken lazy p*** take of a game. Bohemia interactive should be shunned. Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2019
    0
    A developer would have to be TRYING, to make a game this bad. The interface (even if it actually worked) is OFFICIALLY THE WORST. WhatsA developer would have to be TRYING, to make a game this bad. The interface (even if it actually worked) is OFFICIALLY THE WORST. Whats really funny is how long Dayz has been out. Bohemia...be embarrassed. U dnt give any fs. Expand

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