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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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Score distribution:
  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: 30 out of 445
  1. Mar 9, 2015
    10
    This game is the perfect mix of Mirror's Edge and Dead Island. For me, loving those games, this is perfect. The world is huge, and it isThis game is the perfect mix of Mirror's Edge and Dead Island. For me, loving those games, this is perfect. The world is huge, and it is packed with stuff which makes it truly feel like a real world, with stores, cafes, hospitals, warehouses which all can be visited and looted. The story is a bit silly sometimes, but it still is well executed with cutscenes blending into the game perfectly. The story might not be super serious, but it still always push you forward in a fast pace, where you always feel like you want to know what was going to happen next. To give you an example (no spoilers, this is not the real story) you go on a mission, the mission ends with someone getting kidnapped. In the next mission you save the person after getting caught, tortured and having to escape through various dramatic scenes., And then the mission ends with a terrorist group placing a bomb in your base. You gotta save them before it's too late, everyone is screaming for you in the radio. RUN! The game always put up these cliffhangers so that you want to push forward in a fast pace. And I love it. Sure, the game can become a bit repetive after some time. But for someone like me, that only want to visit a realistic big city, which feels both living (no pun intended) and real, this it the perfect game. You can play it how you want, and create your own story. This is a perfect sandbox game, and I can't stop playing it. Expand
  2. Feb 2, 2015
    10
    Amazing game. It's easy to think you've only been playing for 30 minutes when actually 3 hours have passed. Love it. I enjoy looting and theAmazing game. It's easy to think you've only been playing for 30 minutes when actually 3 hours have passed. Love it. I enjoy looting and the random events that pop up throughout the game. The missions are exciting because they are always a challenge and zombies can easily surround you when you least expect it. Definitely worth the buy. 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
    Its a really fluid game, with a more or less cool crafting system, although the storyline sucks big ball, the gameplay compensate for it. itsIts a really fluid game, with a more or less cool crafting system, although the storyline sucks big ball, the gameplay compensate for it. its way funnier to be just running trough the zombie apocalypse than do the story line. also until you level up (almost to the top), the night is something you need to watch out for.
    finally if you have some friend for the CO-OP, DO IT without a doubt, specially at night, where youll have a lot of fun seeing your friend run for your life since the zombies mainly focus on 1 player at the time.
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  5. Dec 19, 2020
    8
    Keyif alarak oynadım parkur olarak gayet iyi olmuş. Gece olunca insan strese giriyor.
  6. Feb 14, 2015
    8
    While the graphics are nothing special and the story is lackluster, Dying Light still manages to provide plenty of zombie-slaying fun thanksWhile the graphics are nothing special and the story is lackluster, Dying Light still manages to provide plenty of zombie-slaying fun thanks to a fluid, well-designed parkour system, and satisfying, rewarding combat with tons of weapons and skills to unlock and try out.. I will definitely continue to play this frequently in the coming months. Expand
  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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