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  • Summary: Set in an apocalyptic 1986, you play Randall Wayne, a lone survivor searching for his loved ones in the ruins of Seattle. Through tense platforming and deadly encounters with the undead, known as ‘shadows’, you’ll either fight using scarce resources, or navigate the environment to run andSet in an apocalyptic 1986, you play Randall Wayne, a lone survivor searching for his loved ones in the ruins of Seattle. Through tense platforming and deadly encounters with the undead, known as ‘shadows’, you’ll either fight using scarce resources, or navigate the environment to run and hide from them. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Jul 7, 2016
    82
    I've learned to appreciate shorter games, packed creativity and emotions. Games that gives me an intense experience during my playthrough. Deadlight: Director's Cut is one of those games.
  2. 80
    While some of the big criticisms that people had with the original version of the game still stand, Deadlight: Director's Cut still feels like a fresh take on the zombie genre 4 years later. It probably isn't worth a return trip if you've already played the original game, but if this is your first time checking out the Deadlight world then this version is definitely the one to get.
  3. Jun 21, 2016
    80
    It’s a shame that Tequila Works didn’t take the time to improve upon the audio delivery or tweak the slightly floaty controls, but with a solid story, a consistently spellbinding art style and mostly impressive level design, Deadlight: Director’s Cut, while largely unchanged, remains as enjoyable today as it did back in 2012.
  4. Jun 21, 2016
    74
    If you missed out on Deadlight when it was originally released and are into action platformers, I do recommend checking it out. Just be prepared for the frustration to ramp up as the game goes on.
  5. Jun 21, 2016
    70
    Deadlight looks better than ever and is a great game, but this remastered version does not have much in terms of new content, so it is only recommended for people who have not played the original.
  6. Aug 10, 2016
    60
    Deadlight is, for the most part, a well-paced game that doesn’t linger very long in any one area or on one activity. It is also a rather short game, clocking in at about five hours, which is rather underwhelming for its price.
  7. Jul 11, 2016
    40
    If you’re a die-hard fan of Deadlight, then you probably don’t even need to read a review to know whether or not to buy it, you’ll just do it anyway. For everyone else, this is an average game that has been surpassed in the years since it came out. There are far better 2D platformers available. You can give this one a miss.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 8, 2019
    8
    A frustratingly good game. A 2d adventure platformer, this game has an great artstyle, and unique gameplay and concept. It's definately aA frustratingly good game. A 2d adventure platformer, this game has an great artstyle, and unique gameplay and concept. It's definately a fresh take on the zombie genre for myself personally. The story's a typical zombie story, but with a satisfying end. Gameplay is unqiue and the little exploration there was is worth it imo. Every section feels different and unqiue. Now here comes the bad part.. the big one is that you are fighting the controls the majority of the game, it feels floaty like others have said, stiff and feels like there is a delay. I found myself jumping straigtht up when prompted for a wall jump, running straight off ledges after pressing jump, etc. The game also does a horrible job giving you hints about what to do, you literally have to squint to realize "oh i have to crouch to get pass" or oh that shadowy thing is actually climeable.."i thought it was a background art". You combine that and weird controls with trial and error game design, it gets very frustrating. This game is not hard, i don't think it even qualifies as a puzzle game (it was grouped in that category).. it just has some bs game level design, trial and error gameplay, and bad controls. If they even skimped on half of the bs i stated, this game could've very well been a 10 for me, especially for a small game, but atlas it was just a frustratingly good game for me. Expand
  2. Dec 20, 2018
    5
    Having an obsession with 2D games released in the past few years, I thought I'd give Deadlight a whirl. For the most part, I enjoyed it.Having an obsession with 2D games released in the past few years, I thought I'd give Deadlight a whirl. For the most part, I enjoyed it. However, it certainly hasn't become a favourite. Expand
  3. Sep 18, 2018
    1
    A fantastic art style and idea backed up by the worst and most frustrating game play I have ever seen. This game was more painful than a rootA fantastic art style and idea backed up by the worst and most frustrating game play I have ever seen. This game was more painful than a root canal and more frustrating than getting rejected by your tenth in line for prom. I have never been so filled with malice for a game I wish I had a physical copy to burn. Expand