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  • Summary: Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed. Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of betterDead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed. Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey. The Survivors' goal in each encounter is to escape the Killing Ground without getting caught by the Killer - something that sounds easier than it is, especially when the environment changes every time you play. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Jul 31, 2017
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Jul 15, 2017
    75
    While Dead by Daylight is far from perfect, the game delivers a thrilling experience as both survivor and murderer. Levels are small, so there is always something happening. Playing with friends is mandatory, as it greatly enhances the overall experience.
  3. Jul 6, 2017
    72
    Dead by Daylight falls short in some respects but, for a massive horror fan, it’s easy to overlook the game’s flaws when the core experience itself is so fun and engaging.
  4. Jun 30, 2017
    65
    Despite a lack of content, and some bugs, Dead by Daylight is an original adventure multiplayer game that it is worth. Is funny and captures perfectly the style of classic movies of horror.
  5. Jul 5, 2017
    65
    Turning to the quality of porting work, the impression is that the transition from PC to PS4 has left the title in anything but excellent form.
  6. Jul 3, 2017
    60
    It’s not a taxing game by any means, but the asynchronous flow and bold unusual will rub against common multiplayer mindset.
  7. Jun 26, 2017
    35
    Dead by Daylight has enough positive in it that this isn’t a terrible game. The problem is that it’s just not a particularly good one. The look of the game seems to be one that could fit just as easily on the previous generation, and the replayability factor is rather low given the limited maps and ways to win.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 127
  2. Negative: 61 out of 127
  1. Jun 21, 2017
    10
    Is Dead by Daylight perfect? By all means, no. Is it fun? F*** YES!

    This game isn't going to be for everyone. Odds are you will be a
    Is Dead by Daylight perfect? By all means, no. Is it fun? F*** YES!

    This game isn't going to be for everyone. Odds are you will be a helpless survivor. Yes, you will be helpless. The killer cannot die. Once again, the killer cannot die. When you first start playing, you will die more than you will survivor. Survivors are suppose to be helpless against a Killer. As a survivor you don't play to win games, you play to survive them. As the Killer you have one objective. That objective is to kill. That's the game. if you don't like the concept, than Dead by Daylight is not for you. Once you become good enough and an high enough level with good perks, as a survivor you eventually will learn how to out smart the killer. Then your odds of surviving will continue to increase. I like to compare this game to a slasher flick. One killer vs Four survivors. Can you out smart the killer and escape?

    Now the game is not perfect. There are some bugs. Ex: Messy movement when the killer attempts to pick up a survivor. (nothing game breaking). All Killers are not the same. Some are stronger than others. (Balancing). Games have no timers. Meaning, games can last forever. I have lasted in a match for 42 minutes. Games typically last 12-15 minutes :). Lastly, if you choose to play as the killer, you will be hosting the game. To fill up your game it can take upwards of 10-15 minutes. The reason for this is because everyone wants to be the killer. Plus side, if you decide to be the survivor you will never have an issue finding a game.

    The game is truly a good time. For $25 I recommend picking it up.
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  2. Oct 21, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's a fun game that can be better sometimes has some bugs and stuff that can be fixed easily Expand
  3. Feb 18, 2020
    8
    Jogo muito divertido ele é difícil para novos jogadores médio para jogadores casuais e desafiador para jogadores hardcore.
  4. Sep 2, 2019
    5
    Jogo fraco... Não tem muito o que fazer, só ficar segurando o analógico pra frente e correr de um monstro que te persegue que você consegueJogo fraco... Não tem muito o que fazer, só ficar segurando o analógico pra frente e correr de um monstro que te persegue que você consegue “vencer” . Expand
  5. Jul 2, 2018
    2
    TL;DR - Dead by Daylight is an unbalanced mess of a game that heavily favors one side over another for the sake of "atmosphere" (AKA playerTL;DR - Dead by Daylight is an unbalanced mess of a game that heavily favors one side over another for the sake of "atmosphere" (AKA player hindrance)

    When I began playing this game, I expected something in the vein of Evolve - a 4v1 multiplayer that puts greater emphasis on the 1 while giving the 4 a healthy amount of options to deal with the threat. In this aspect, Dead by Daylight fails in EVERY regard. The 4-person team of "Survivors" are left with little to no way of dealing with the "Killer" player, outside of awkwardly running at a pace that can only be described as "brisk walking". Some may argue this is thematically appropriate, given that this game likes to pretend it's a slasher flick from the 80's. While this may be true, that is no defense for a game that actively hinders the player at every turn for the sake of atmosphere. Wanna heal yourself? Without a special (randomized) perk, too bad, you have to wait for a buddy. Want to strategically bait the monster and try to duck around him? Sucks to be you, monsters have a hit box that would put Call of Duty to shame, and you could get hit even if you're BEHIND the damn thing. Got stuck on the hook and want to try your luck at escaping? How adorable, you get a 4% (ACTUAL NUMBER) chance of succeeding, with 2-3 failures resulting in an instant loss for you. As an added bonus, if you DO manage to escape and then get hooked again, you have roughly 3 seconds before you're booted from the game. Should you play as a Survivor, you will have to deal with the fact that the game is actively trying to MAKE you lose. Playing as a Killer feels clunky and poorly designed, as you must deal with an awkward first-person view that's slightly obscured with a constant mist on your screen. Most killers are very large people that tower over survivors, thus making chasing them feel unnatural as a result, as they will duck into holes and corridors that you simply can't fit through. And yet, picking off Survivors is EXTREMELY easy, as they cannot do a single thing to you, outside of shining lights at you or putting obstacles in your way, which are minor inconveniences at best. Finally, and perhaps the most egregious nail in the proverbial coffin for this wannabe slasher hybrid, a multiplayer game that completely disbands the lobby after EVERY SINGLE MATCH is nothing short of disgraceful.

    I've played several matches with my friends and several more by myself, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this is one of the worst multiplayer experiences I've ever slogged through.
    2/10
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  6. May 31, 2021
    1
    A game that's fun on paper that's destroyed by a p2w element in unlocking other characters. Seriously a console game that has a business modelA game that's fun on paper that's destroyed by a p2w element in unlocking other characters. Seriously a console game that has a business model of a mobile game.
    You should be able to unlock characters. Through progression when you have more DLC characters than og characters that's a huge red flag. Very disappointing I wish I could email them personally just to have give them my 2cents on there terrible game.
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  7. Oct 27, 2021
    0
    На 27.10.21 игра еле работает. Постоянные вылеты и даже критическое выключение консоли. Подбор матча дико долгий, бесконечные загрузки и доНа 27.10.21 игра еле работает. Постоянные вылеты и даже критическое выключение консоли. Подбор матча дико долгий, бесконечные загрузки и до сих пор нет подбора игроков по скилу. Но... Но затягивает. =)) Правда игре которой уже пять лет, непростительно выглядеть, как бета Expand

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