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  • Summary: During the day you will explore the city in search of provisions and weapons. When the night falls, however, this troubled world undergoes a dramatic transformation that gives the gameplay a new dimension. You, as a hunter by day, become the hunted. The infected increase their strength, butDuring the day you will explore the city in search of provisions and weapons. When the night falls, however, this troubled world undergoes a dramatic transformation that gives the gameplay a new dimension. You, as a hunter by day, become the hunted. The infected increase their strength, but something more sinister lurks in the dark to begin its prowl. Expand
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Jan 27, 2015
    94
    I am truly blown away by how gorgeous this game looks. From every angle and every vantage point, the sprawling, desolate city has been created in vivid detail and the lighting effects help to create a sense of realism to your plight that can even make you feel a little like this event could actually happen.
  2. Feb 9, 2015
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Feb 4, 2015
    82
    Dying Light is a breath of fresh air in such an already well-known genre the games involved with the zombi universe. The mix of parkour and walking dead makes the offering a fancy result, with few technical issues.
  4. Feb 9, 2015
    79
    Fun and good looking, but hardly revolutionary. That would be the perfect definition for dying Light, which seems to conform with just introducing parkour mechanics to justify its spin on the zombie games genre.
  5. Feb 6, 2015
    70
    Although a sound game, Dying Light just falls short of greatness.
  6. Feb 4, 2015
    68
    Techland proves with Dying Light that the zombie genre has potential to grow. The parkour system works great, the setting is fresh and killing undead is always good. On the other hand there are cliches, boring missions and stolen inspiration, which are keeping this game from really getting good grades.
  7. Jan 28, 2015
    50
    Dying Light desperately tries to be all of the videogames in a bid to impress everybody. If only it had tried as hard to be its own thing, we’d have had an amazing horror game on our hands. Instead, we just have another indistinct jack-of-all-trades to throw on top of the ever growing pile.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 402
  1. Feb 15, 2015
    10
    i originally gave this game a negative review due to a very obnoxious part in the main mission titled "escape the sewer", well i've changedi originally gave this game a negative review due to a very obnoxious part in the main mission titled "escape the sewer", well i've changed my mind. after getting past that horrible experience, the game just got better. the side missions have all been challenging and fun. the game never lets up and it keeps you on your toes. i really feel that the game has many good points and it is designed well. i've got 70 hours in it and i have a long way to go. this game is reminiscent of dead island but offers so much more. i have 32 trophies and i plan on trying to get most of them due to the game being challenging and fun. this game is near perfect...minus the one part i hated. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2015
    10
    The best game before this I had was metro last light and it seams that game had a love child with mirror's edge and was inspired by deadThe best game before this I had was metro last light and it seams that game had a love child with mirror's edge and was inspired by dead island and I have to say the first time in forever I bin scared of zombies even at day time and a game that can keep you going for 12-20 hours I would even get this game for $100 and still say money well spent. Expand
  3. Jan 27, 2015
    10
    Im playing the pre order, this is actually like 10 times better than Dead Island series. The story is strong compared to Dead Island, theIm playing the pre order, this is actually like 10 times better than Dead Island series. The story is strong compared to Dead Island, the Parkour matches and sometimes is even better than Mirror Edge's. The Combat is actually awesome, incredible addictive. When you go alone to the city it makes you thrill , this game is actually good, nothing like people were saying.

    Graphics on PS4 are amazing, this is one of the best looking game so far on PS4 catalog.

    Physics and ambience are absolutely superb at this title. Ive played about 2 hours and i can say this is a good game, it could get to the point that it will be boring, but lets hope it does not happen.
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  4. Feb 16, 2015
    9
    This is likely the first time I have had this much fun with a game since The Last of Us. Yesa, yes, I know. They are 2 completely differentThis is likely the first time I have had this much fun with a game since The Last of Us. Yesa, yes, I know. They are 2 completely different games. What I mean is that it doesn't happen often that a game can totally submerge me into the "set" if you will. Just like The Last of Us, Dying Light is a Vast, and beautiful play ground. Sure, starting off the main character in Dying Light (Crane) is a bit under-powered, which makes fighting zombies real difficult. NEWSFLASH! It is supposed to be. :-) Part of what submerged me in this game is the realization that Crane is not a super soldier that blows everything up and puts fifty bullets into anything that moves. He is a survivor. He survives, not dominates. That being said, as you progress in the game you will experience the almost perfect skill tree system. Survivor, Agility, and power are what you can choose from and each category has (I think 20 or so) different skills to choose from. Survivor points are awarded mostly after completing story missions, and quests. Power points are awarded for each zombie, or goon killed. Agility (which is probably what I find most fun) is awarded by "parkouring" your way around the huge map called Harran. The parkour was the highlight for me. If you know what to look for, and you will after some play time, you can move seamlessly and almost effortlessly across village rooftops or highway car pileups. A lot of people are reminded of Mirrors edge when playing this game. I have never played mirrors edge so I cannot say I agree, but I will say that this is a MUST play. Techland out-did themselves. I tried and tried to get into the Dead Island games but i did not like them at all. I just didn't much like the overall "attitude" of the game. It was hard to take seriously, but this came has risen to my top 10 for sure. Give it a try. Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2020
    8
    Truly one of the most entertaining zombie-themed games out there. It takes everything good about Dead Island and makes it even better.
    The
    Truly one of the most entertaining zombie-themed games out there. It takes everything good about Dead Island and makes it even better.
    The parkour mechanic is really good, story and characters are a bit plain, but the gameplay makes up for it.
    It has been getting a lot of free content as well in the past few years.
    On PS4 it runs at 30 fps with a few drops when there's a lot of enemies on screen.
    On PS4 Pro it's locked at 30 fps but it sometimes spikes very briefly to a higher value, thus creating some judder.
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  6. Feb 20, 2015
    8
    Besides all the glitches with the game and trophys, this game is really fun but their is one thing that I do not like with the game.

    I
    Besides all the glitches with the game and trophys, this game is really fun but their is one thing that I do not like with the game.

    I understand that this is a zombie game and yes there needs to be zombies in the game, but there are just way too many. They should of spread them out more in moderation and not put 1-2 dozen of them in the same area.

    I also don't like how the wepons degrade so fast and you either need to repair (if you have any repairs left) or craft a brand new wepon.

    The map and everything is perfect though, the simplicity is great. Tells you where you need to go so you don't have to spend hours trying to figure that out like some games.

    I would recommend this game, however, keep in mind that their are quite a few of exploit cheats, glitches, and even glitched trophys. You might want to rent it first from Gamefly or another rental service just to be sure you'll like it.
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  7. May 17, 2021
    0
    A game based on zombies and parkour. Where both elements are poor and not-funny at all.
    Really a bad game, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone
    A game based on zombies and parkour. Where both elements are poor and not-funny at all.
    Really a bad game, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone honestly.
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