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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: 28 out of 110
  2. Negative: 53 out of 110
  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 14, 2019
    9
    For this type of game I have to give it a 9, because I thoroughly enjoy and come back to it. There's not that many horror online multiplayerFor this type of game I have to give it a 9, because I thoroughly enjoy and come back to it. There's not that many horror online multiplayer games that make me do that. And yes, the fame does have its glitches and so on but even with those I can't help myself but enjoy it, it's very addictive. Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2018
    8
    Great multiplayer game. Don't know why it has such a low user score, probably noob players.
  4. Sep 21, 2018
    5
    Now i have been playing Dead By Daylight for over a year now, and honestly its an alright game for CONSOLE. This is indeed a very bad portNow i have been playing Dead By Daylight for over a year now, and honestly its an alright game for CONSOLE. This is indeed a very bad port from PC and it is as well poorly optimized. It has been said that developers never make Dead by Daylight reach 60 FPS on console. So its stuck from 0 to 30 fps. Leaving for some really choppy and broken games, as doing most actions such as escaping from the killer, dropping pallets, vaulting, etc will leave you with massive frame rate issues. Making it hard on both sides ( survivor and killer ) to do their job effectively. There are no dedicated servers and killers with consistently bad connection to the server will ruin the game for others in the lobby making it a terrible experience for survivors, since the killer creates the lobbies. Looking past all of those issues this game is fun to play. Im glad they made this game free for ps plus users last month, as buying this game full price might not be in your best interest. You can gather up to 3 other friends and have a exciting time playing against all sorts of killers. However the developers should have really thought about porting this to console.... Expand
  5. Sep 27, 2017
    3
    the hide and seek game of terror, you get fun if you play with friends but if you play by yourself you get bored in a couple of matches. allthe hide and seek game of terror, you get fun if you play with friends but if you play by yourself you get bored in a couple of matches. all maps feel the same and there is only one game mode. Expand
  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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