Dead by Daylight Image
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 93 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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
Buy On

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Dead by Daylight - The Halloween Chapter for Consoles
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.

See all 18 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 38
  2. Negative: 12 out of 38
  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.
    Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2017
    10
    This game is addictive!

    I've played this and Friday the 13th and this game blows Friday the 13th out of the park. I had this game as
    This game is addictive!

    I've played this and Friday the 13th and this game blows Friday the 13th out of the park.

    I had this game as soon as it came out because of how fun it looked when watching a twitch streamer. Friday the 13th was the first game that came to consoles that was like this, so I gave in a bought it. Although I did enjoy Friday the 13th, I've already traded it in because of this game since I won't be going back to it.

    With all of the updates and DLC that come out for this, it makes the game even better. The dev team also puts out some regular QoL patches too, which is a very nice touch. Shows that they care very much about this game.

    The new additions of Killers and Survivors are also really fun. All of the new abilities to learn and prestige to get has me hooked. I've prestiged every character and ever killer so far at least once.

    This game is a steal at the price. I have well over 300 hours playing it and I definitely plan on putting in more.
    Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2017
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great game that deserves better scores than it's been getting for console.
    This is 4 survivors vs 1 killer.
    To survive you must activate 5 generators which will power the controls to an escape door. The killer must hunt down and sacrifice as many of the survivors as they can and prevent their escape.
    This is an Independent Game. It's not from an established studio. But it's still excellent.
    - You choose if you play as a Survivor or Killer.
    - Matchmaking is very good right now. If you pick Survivor or Killer you will get a game quickly.
    - If the Killer quits because he's doing poorly, the Survivors all get an XP reward.
    - If you get killed as a Survivor you can quit the match, get your XP and nobody is penalised. The match carries on for everyone else and you are free to start a new one.
    - The game rewards cooperation and this encourages survivors to help each other so most of the time they do.
    - You're going to suck as a level 1 Survivor and probably struggle as a level 1 Killer. Manage your expectations. Learn to play. It doesn't take too long to get the hang of it and once you realise this then the game is more fun and you can be encouraged by progression.
    - There are many Audio Cues to things that are happening in game. A decent Gaming Headset will really compliment this game.
    Graphically the game is fine. Some games look better and that's because they've got the same budget as a Hollywood Blockbuster. The graphics do the job fine for this game.
    Audio for this game is exceptional. Audio cues make a Gaming Headset a huge advantage.
    Gameplay seems very simple at first but as you continue you realise it's much more complex. The first few times you get a "Skill Check" while you're completing an action like fixing a Generator or Healing a colleague you'll fail and think it's ridiculous. But eventaully you'll recognise the Audio Cue for the Skill Check and because you're prepared you'll usually hit it easily.
    Expect to get murdered early on and have fun with abandon. As you become more experienced with the game you'll find success with both Survivors and Killers alike.
    Great game. There are very few other games out there like it.
    Expand
  4. Aug 14, 2018
    6
    This game is really fun, if..... Your teammates are decent and not trolls. I never really play as the killer, but have had good experiencesThis game is really fun, if..... Your teammates are decent and not trolls. I never really play as the killer, but have had good experiences with the trapper. The graphics are subpar, but the enviornment, music, and sound effects are all excellent in setting the mood. There is an in depth process in character progression, but I simply don't play it enough to use more than one character. I feel the system takes a bit too long in actually progressing to good perks, so this can be very intimidating to newer players as they are no match for vets with every perk the game offers. The gameplay is simple and straight forward. If there could be a more accurate matchmaking system I'd rate this an 8. Expand
  5. Sep 22, 2018
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love the game but don't bother getting it on console. Not until they decide to fix the flawed system that the rage quitting killers love to exploit. Good game but very toxic and almost unplayable on the PS4.

    Pros: Great co-op experience,
    modes where you can only pay with friends,
    tense atmosphere,
    interesting killers and survivors.

    Cons: Killers always leave when the survivors are about to win,
    killers camp so survivors can't be saved,
    microtransactions,
    you lose all your equipped items and don't get bloodpoints if the killer disconnects.
    After every single game you have to invite your friends again because even if you're in a group because the whole thing disbands after the game.

    Had 5 games in a row where when my friends and I got the gates open to escape and the killer disconnected so we got nothing. I believe they should make it to where the killer or even survivor who disconnects is the only one to lose everything and gain nothing so the rest of us are not being punished for the antics of childish players.
    Expand
  6. Jun 21, 2017
    4
    Dead by Daylight
    Annoying for everyone
    Dead by Daylight is a competitive online game where you play as either a survivor, or the killer…
    Dead by Daylight
    Annoying for everyone
    Dead by Daylight is a competitive online game where you play as either a survivor, or the killer…
    Both of these characters are customizable....and are leveled up by completeing tasks and actions in a match…
    At the end of a match you can use your earned points and dump them into a skill tree to buff your character…
    And all matches are ranked so don’t worry about unbalanced games
    But these features are the only good this game has going for it, because the rest is a bunch of sluggish and boring garbage…
    There is no story mode here, no prepper tutorial... Just 1 single game mode of survive or hunt…
    As a survivor your goal is to escape with all the members in your group…
    This is a 4 v 1 game
    Run around an uninteresting map looking for repair parts and using these parts the sabotage hooks and fix the generators around the map…
    then activate the gates and escape…
    All the meanwhile trying not get caught and healing teammates that do get injured as you’re able to wiggle your way from the killer, and you’re able to help your teammates off of the hooks…
    Being a survivor is in no way fun at all though...
    You can hide in closets... push things in front of the killer as you try to run away...
    But for the most part youre just feeling your way around a dark map hoping you find something so you can leave…
    chases aren’t thrilling, theyre sluggish and cheap…
    And things are just as annoying for the killer…
    As the killer you run around the map trying to either zap or slash the players trying to survive..
    You can grab the hurt player, carry them to a hook and sacrifice them...
    Your goal is to sacrifice all 4 before they can escape…
    This really feels like a game of freeze tag…
    And players will constantly do the annoying playground tactics of run around a giant rock…
    or copping over a ledge over and over until you just get annoyed and crush it with your foot giving them time to run away...
    This definitely keeps the game feeling balanced…
    But it also keeps the game feeling annoying…
    especially the whole running around in circles but trying to get in a lucky swing…
    it is more satisfying to play as the killer though…
    Of catching someone who thinks they’re clever…
    And you’re given enhanced hearing so you can sense when a survivor is repairing a generator or just recently hid in a closet...
    These moments are enjoyable and almost make up for the overall dull experience that is dead by daylight…
    Almost...
    This game is still bad…
    I give Dead by Daylight
    a 4/10
    Expand
  7. Aug 8, 2018
    0
    The first thing that any game should do is work. If I can't even start a single match without being given an infinite "finding lobby" screen,The first thing that any game should do is work. If I can't even start a single match without being given an infinite "finding lobby" screen, or a straight up "connection failed" screen, then it has failed at the very core. And no, this isn't an issue on my end, this seems to be a wide struck problem across all platforms, for quite some time.

    Thank god I didn't pay money on this **** I would be demanding a refund.
    Expand

See all 38 User Reviews