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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: 35 out of 133
  2. Negative: 65 out of 133
  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. May 26, 2019
    8
    A very fun game whether playing as the survivor or the killer; truly terrifying as a survivor until you understand how to more skillfullyA very fun game whether playing as the survivor or the killer; truly terrifying as a survivor until you understand how to more skillfully navigate the game. Unfortunately, the game tends to be balanced towards survivors, and over time has become very polarized in difficulty between the two. Killer has become unreasonably challenging due to the many ways they allow survivors to escape.

    Like any game it has it's technical issues here and there. For instance, screens with menus tend to make your system sound like it's going to fly away, but settles down once a match starts.

    The developer definitely commit's player's money toward improving the game, but it doesn't help the perception the game's developer generates with certain costs it imposes for things like cosmetics. Some cosmetics can only be purchased with a purchasable currency in the game, which isn't so bad. What's bad is that the currency is advertised as being in discounted packs, like one pack provides 1100 currency, for 9.99, suggesting you are getting 10% free. However, the outfits you purchase with the currency are marked up accordingly; a full outfit, on the page you buy it is also marked as being discounted by roughly 10%, but in all it costs you all of the currency you buy. So, there's not really any discount on the currency or the outfit.

    It's easy to overlook these things when you realize that you don't have to buy anything to play the game; some characters require you to purchase them with real money, but most can be bought with a currency earned by just playing the game. But, there are shady aspects of the purchased characters, too. Characters that have strong perks that can be taught to other characters in the game will often be changed a month or two after release leaving you regretting buying the character for the perk alone.

    If you can overlook the costs of buying new content, or don't care about playing the game without the paid content, you can manage to have a lot of fun - provided you can tolerate the community, too.
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  4. 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.
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  5. Jan 23, 2020
    2
    I play on ps4 mainly because i don't have a good computer to continue to play on pc. They added dedicated servers which so far have been veryI play on ps4 mainly because i don't have a good computer to continue to play on pc. They added dedicated servers which so far have been very bad at the moment until they optimize it. Causes more lag for the survivors and killer at the moment. When it was P2P i could easily dodge killer swings but now with dedicated you lag backwards more times then you would want to. Game is totally survivor sided and the first step is not getting scared when the terror radius starts making its heartbeat sound. Survive with friends and voice chat makes it totally unfair for the killer with all having perks and items to counter you with communication. 20ranks your learning the game so it might look killer sided at first. Killers have it more stressful unless your going against solo players which is more favored for killer but by a little. Just have to use your brain a little more to trick them. Plus side graphics are amazing for the maps and characters. Map reworks are huge improvement and i hope they dev's can keep it up.

    What changed from the start of the game. They removed free events and put in a season pass for 10 dollars not long ago. You can get free season pass if you can complete all of the first season pass but it's feels more of a grind than any other season pass i played. Sadly i'm going to have to take a break until things get better and balanced. Wish the devs the best of luck and hope the company decisions do not hurt the game more.
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  6. 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
  7. Sep 1, 2020
    0
    Game unplayable due to devs ignoring console optimization. Bad fps makes it feel like you are in a slide show. When game loads on ps4 itGame unplayable due to devs ignoring console optimization. Bad fps makes it feel like you are in a slide show. When game loads on ps4 it causes the fans to work overtime, almost feels like ps4 may die. It takes way too long to level up characters and get perks from bloodweb. Rift aka battle pass has been nerfed to take players even longer to complete so they will either waste money not finishing the premium pass or pay for additional tiers they can't complete with game play. Crossplay added but console is not balanced to play against pc thanks to optimization. Would not recommend for anyone on console. Expand

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