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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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  1. Negative: 21 out of 362
  1. Feb 3, 2015
    10
    This Game took Co-op into a whole new level, plus the main story and the side missions are just epic, killing zombies in this game is soThis Game took Co-op into a whole new level, plus the main story and the side missions are just epic, killing zombies in this game is so satisfying xD. Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2015
    10
    Genuinely do not understand why this does not have a significantly higher rating. Everything about it is fantastic - graphics, audio, story,Genuinely do not understand why this does not have a significantly higher rating. Everything about it is fantastic - graphics, audio, story, controls, gameplay mechanics... Takes the likes of Skyrim and Fallout to a whole new level. The parkour is immensely satisfying and variety of weapons and customisation extremely extensive. My only criticism is towards the end of the game the choices on the skill-tree are not that great, but then I have been playing for a long time and am putting off doing the last story quest so that's understandable. Really don't want it to end and running out of things to do but I just want *more* 10/10 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 19, 2015
    9
    Once you have overcome the initial difficulty of the game and voided confrontation until you are able, the world becomes easier to traverse.Once you have overcome the initial difficulty of the game and voided confrontation until you are able, the world becomes easier to traverse. Anyone who hasn't got passed this needn't be voting as really it's totally unfair on the game. In my mind, this is one of the best games ever made... The parkour combined with slicing up zombies into pieces and the action really is incredible. Yes, the story is cliched and Ropey, but its a Zombie game and it does Single Player and Multiplayer so well in my mind that I would rate it as high as I would an imperfect game. 9 from me, must buy on this platform. (Beautiful too!) Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2015
    8
    It's going to take me a while to finish this game because I can't stop going after air drops whenever they fall, but I can give a firstIt's going to take me a while to finish this game because I can't stop going after air drops whenever they fall, but I can give a first impressions run down.

    Story:
    What little I've played is generic and generally not all that believable, but it's still fun. So if you're into tight, realistic stories then you probably don't like many of the games out there, and you won't like this one. That said, this story is functional so far. Voice acting does not distract from the narrative and at times is not bad at all.

    Graphics
    Amazing. Colorful without looking cartoonish. Excellent animation for the free running, whose mechanics work just fine. Some of the weapon animations are weak in my opinion, but such things can be forgiven by most. I thought baseball bats would be a little more satisfying. Good detail.

    Gameplay
    Mostly tight. glitches and some faltering here and there, but over all the game works. That's more than can be said for a lot of other games. Haven't had the luxury of coop yet, so I can't comment there. Loot system, upgrade system, skill tree, level up system all seem to have been tested and balanced very well. Nothing seems wasted, nothing seems superfluous. Side missions are acceptable. Nothing super memorable, but they seem to generally add something to the story, however minimally. Experience and rewards are given at a steady pace.

    Over all, Techland did a good job. It's not epic. It doesn't revolutionize anything, but it's a solid, fun experience for me so far. Monotony doesn't shake a grinder such as myself as easily as some, even so, the monotony in this game is not as painful as other games I've played. If you want a good zombie game with fun running mechanics and an open world, go ahead and get it.
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  6. Feb 15, 2015
    8
    Techland doesn't add anything new to the zombie game seen, but what Dying Light does feature is actually fairly good. The parkour is doneTechland doesn't add anything new to the zombie game seen, but what Dying Light does feature is actually fairly good. The parkour is done really well, but can be difficult at times because there is no clear cut pathway of what to climb/jump on as well as how to make it to an objective. Dying Light features three distinct skill trees that level up based on the objectives the player completes, the amount of parkour one does, and how many enemies the player takes down. The skill trees were one of my favorite mechanics behind this game as everything contained within was of great use; I actually felt rewarded by leveling my character. The open world is huge, and separated into two distinct zones in which the player can travel back and forth. There is no fast travel in Dying Light, which I found added to the game. It meant that I had to learn the terrain so I could make my way around quickly and strategically which added a good deal of immersion to my experience. The day/night cycle were a good addition to the experience as well. During the night, the enemies are harder to escape and will chase you down usually resulting in death. The trade-off is that you get bonus experience towards your skills at night, which makes leveling up quicker. The story isn't bad either, but the one-dimensional characters aren't going to win any awards either. I played Dying Light on the PC and would say that it's worth playing. Expand
  7. Aug 18, 2018
    0
    You know when your dog pukes, and the dog keeps going back to eat it over and over again, hoping it'll taste good eventually? That's what it'sYou know when your dog pukes, and the dog keeps going back to eat it over and over again, hoping it'll taste good eventually? That's what it's like for me playing this game. The controls are clunky. You are outnumbered to the nth degree. The combat is terrible. You play as an asthmatic soyboy who does almost no damage and can't swing a weapon for more than 5 seconds in a parkour zombie survival game. Guns attract zombies that will dodge all your bullets and eat you; and ammo is scarce. The plot is awful. The characters are flat. The resources are scarce to the point I'm usually running around with 35 health constantly because I can't heal or feel like I won't have resources for a medkit. I have sunk about 15-16 hours into this game and I'm at level 10 at every skill set and it's still godawful to play at 22% completion. Level ups do NOT increase your survivability in this terrible excuse of a game. I have given it a chance. I am done. I got this on sale and still feel so incredibly ripped off. I do not know who would enjoy this piece of crap. Save your money. Expand

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