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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: 26 out of 101
  2. Negative: 47 out of 101
  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. Aug 23, 2019
    9
    I've been really enjoying this game and love that they keep adding new content. As I'm writing this Stranger things characters will be addedI've been really enjoying this game and love that they keep adding new content. As I'm writing this Stranger things characters will be added into the game in a week or two!
    I love having all of these killers I grew up with in horror movies, like Michael Myers and Freddy. I really enjoyed playing this when it first came out. But with them constantly added new killers to switch it up is what keeps bringing me back to the game.

    Now that said, there are some flaws, like the major one, no dedicated server? And playing multiplayer is a pain. When you survive with friends, after each game we constantly need to rejoin one anothers group for a new game. This could be fixed.
    But otherwise, gameplay wise, I enjoy it!
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  3. Dec 13, 2018
    8
    Great multiplayer game. Don't know why it has such a low user score, probably noob players.
  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. Mar 29, 2020
    3
    Good Idea, bad implementation You wait 10-20 minutes for one round.
    The server are unstabil, that means the Killer can hit you although he
    Good Idea, bad implementation You wait 10-20 minutes for one round.
    The server are unstabil, that means the Killer can hit you although he cant reach you and its normal to get very laggy rounds.
    You cant play 4 rounds without get a Camper, Tunnler or Troller.
    A lot of bugs are completly normal these bugs are since some month in the game.
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  6. Aug 24, 2020
    1
    This review only applies to the ps4 and other console versions. On PC the game runs largely as intended, albeit with constant bugs. On consoleThis review only applies to the ps4 and other console versions. On PC the game runs largely as intended, albeit with constant bugs. On console killer is currently unplayable due to multiple issues including the FPS. We were promised 60 FPS a year and a half ago, now we are lucky to hit 20 - with constant drops throughout a match. Playing killer means that a survivor spinning in a circle will cause the frame rate to plummet even further, making them extremely hard to hit. We also have what the devs call "aim-dressing" which is like auto-aim except it forces you to miss. About half the killer's that are playable on pc are not on our versions. The devs show no interest in fixing these issues and instead choose to completely ignore the constant complaints about it. Rating this a 1 because playing as survivor isn't too bad - just don't expect to be able to play the full game you paid for. 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.
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