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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
    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 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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jul 6, 2017
    81
    There are – and have been – asymmetric multiplayer games released over the years, with fairly middling results. Dead by Daylight has improved the niche by creating a product that balances simple gameplay with minimal downtime, and giving players plenty of depth to come back to again and again. It is – by far – the superior asymmetric multiplayer game to date.
  2. Generación Xbox
    Jul 9, 2017
    75
    Dead by Daylight is a mix between an action and a horror survival game in which you will either be an innocent survivor or a cruel murderer where bloodbaths and the essence of slasher genre films will be the protagonists. Ready to suffer for your life?
  3. Jun 3, 2018
    75
    Dead by Daylight pays tribute to horror movies from the 80s. The asymmetric gameplay is just as fun no matter if we're playing the killer or trying to escape him.
  4. Jun 26, 2017
    60
    Dead by Daylight "dies" a little in this console version which features several translation problems and works as a poor PC port of the original game. Enjoyable if you play with your friends, but that's all.
  5. Jul 5, 2017
    60
    Dead by Daylight is a lot of fun once you get into a match, especially with friends. The tension of struggling to complete objectives while avoiding an invincible killer can't be understated. But the downright unfair difficulty for survivors can be discouraging, especially since you have to play a very long time to unlock useful perks to make things easier.
  6. Jun 28, 2017
    50
    The game is far from unplayable, but the persistent problems make it impossible to recommend for people who plan to play alone.
  7. Jun 23, 2017
    25
    This just feels like an all around sloppy port that was quickly pushed out to try to score some cash off of Friday the 13th's bungled release. The console version doesn't even include all the download content released for PC, including the Halloween DLC with Michael Myers. The mouse-like controls in the menus, coupled with the fact that most all the actions are mapped to the triggers and shoulder buttons, makes it feel like whoever ported this doesn't play consoles to begin with (thankfully you can remap the controls).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 49
  2. Negative: 29 out of 49
  1. Jun 20, 2017
    10
    Having a blast with this. This puts Friday the 13th The Game to shame. More monsters, more gore, more moments of sheer terror....and for $10Having a blast with this. This puts Friday the 13th The Game to shame. More monsters, more gore, more moments of sheer terror....and for $10 less w/no launch day glitches or server issues. Expand
  2. Apr 16, 2019
    8
    Dead by daylight is an amazing game in isolation but it's numerous technical issues keep the game from reaching the true heights it deserves.Dead by daylight is an amazing game in isolation but it's numerous technical issues keep the game from reaching the true heights it deserves. Despite this the core gameplay loop is still deliciously entertaining and is something I find myself frequently revisiting. Expand
  3. Nov 20, 2021
    7
    Dead by Daylight is terrific fun with a group of friends. The game has considerably improved after several updates including cross-play. ItsDead by Daylight is terrific fun with a group of friends. The game has considerably improved after several updates including cross-play. Its premise is simple: four players must turn on 5 generators to activate an escape door while a killer stalks them. Matches can be intense with both sides having their own strengths and weaknesses. For example, the killer is more powerful than survivors, but has limited sight due to a first-person view. It might not seem well-balanced at first. However, a good team versus an experienced killer results in lots of strategic gameplay. One of the coolest features is the inclusion of several popular horror icons from movies and video games. I also like the original monstrosities created specifically for this title. While the gameplay is basic, there are plenty of elements that factor in each match. In addition, DBD functions as a "Games as a Service" with a season progression complete with tons of in-game challenges and unlockables. Fans of Friday the 13th and Rainbow Six Siege will love this game. I would rate it with a 7.7 out of 10. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2019
    3
    I feel like this game is so bad for so many reasons. First off, the killer camps your body when you’re on the hook so your other teammatesI feel like this game is so bad for so many reasons. First off, the killer camps your body when you’re on the hook so your other teammates can’t rescue you. Secondly, there’s no way to stop or stun the killer. The flashlight does not work at all it’s an absolute joke. You should be able to set traps or throw rocks or something else a lot better than shining a useless flashlight. Thirdly, it’s basically impossible to out run the killer. I have multiple perks that increase my speed ability and I still can not out run the killer. They need to make a lot of changes to even consider this game “good” in any fashion. Friday the 13th by far out beat this game. It’s sad that games are so poorly made. Expand
  5. Jun 10, 2020
    2
    This game has continued to rely on cosmetics and “new killers” to keep the game alive. Even the new tome challenges require an additionalThis game has continued to rely on cosmetics and “new killers” to keep the game alive. Even the new tome challenges require an additional purchase if you want the good stuff. It’s a good idea BUT they continue to not address issues the survivor community has continued to bring up. Killers camp and tunnel for easy wins. Their solution to this? Let’s add more perks but not make it harder for the killer. They might lose a few points but that is it. They have not made nor apparently intend to make any improvements using suggestions in their forums because this is a “valid playing style” and in most of our opinions, more perks is not a good way to balance the game when it comes to this “valid playing style”. There should be other penalties like the generator repair speed increases based on the killers distance to a hooked survivor or something. Some killers argue there shouldn’t be any other changes to this but of course they would cause it just means they have to actually chase people and that would actually take some skill which is apparently too much to ask for on this kind of game and it would possibly cause their ranks to be more... accurate. I used to play the game religiously and now I find myself taking longer and longer breaks from it, and many I used to play with have done the same or stopped all together and refuse to play. It is now very killer sided which fine if that’s all the developers care about. However, the lobbies are getting slower and slower (and adding the game to gamepass did little for you it’s still very slow) which should tell anyone people are sick of the game and how it’s currently setup. So developers if you want to continue pleasing just the killers and that’s all you want to worry about then just an obvious reminder that without survivors there is no point for the killer and no point for the game to exist. The game will just slowly die out because you refuse to listen to anything the survivors say. Expand
  6. May 16, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Na minha opinião é o melhor jogo já lançado. Os pequenos bugs são corrigidos periodicamente e sempre trazem novas atualizações que faz parecer um jogo novo. Expand
  7. Jul 21, 2017
    0
    Looked forward to playing this game for over a year and pre ordered for Xbox One. Numerous glitches in the game play itself, i.e. traps beingLooked forward to playing this game for over a year and pre ordered for Xbox One. Numerous glitches in the game play itself, i.e. traps being under the ground and thus invisible to see, or pallets standing upright in the centre of a gap when they should be by the side waiting to be thrown down, the problem with that glitch is you can throw the pallet down but it still appears standing upright in the centre and you cannot tell when approaching whether or not it has already been thrown down and if there is a need to throw the pallet down or slide over it that need likely means you are being chased hence game play interference in a needless and frustrating way. The list of different glitches i have experienced reached low double figures - 10 or 11 if I remember correctly. Not good enough - but it got worse.

    Now I cannot access the game at all and this inability to access the game, so far at time of writing, has lasted 8 consecutive days. When I attempt to enter the game itself, a 'Save Game Error' appears asking me to contact Behaviour Interactive via an email address detailed in the error message. I have done so numerous times. The first time I received a response within 1 hour and 20 minutes giving me guidance to solve the problem if owning the game on PC. I had detailed specifically to them I was on Xbox One. I replied. The next response took hours and responses beyond that took days. I have requested a refund due to the sale of a faulty product. Behaviour Interactive staff seem to think their company policy overrides law and have stated no refunds are possible. They have sold a faulty product to the point where beyond simply the glitches I now cannot even enter the game and have not been able to for over a week. I have asked Behaviour Interactive numerous questions and have received either no response or generalised responses. This is a novice operation of a company and I will never buy a game made by them again nor would I advise anyone to. I have never experienced anything anywhere near as bad as this on any game on any platform previously. They have sold over 2 million copies of this game but want to keep the revenue and hope customers will be ignorant and accept it. I have had less than one month to use this game before prevention of access. I will look at dealing with them in a court. They've made a lot of money in total from a game badly made and I didn't pay for the stress of conversing with their team or for being able to access the game for such a minimal amount of time. AVOID.
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