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  • Summary: A survival game presented from a first-person perspective, Dying Light is set in a broad, dangerous open world. Throughout the day, you comb a city environment ravaged by a puzzling epidemic, scouring for supplies and fashioning weapons to assist you in defeating the hordes of brainless,A survival game presented from a first-person perspective, Dying Light is set in a broad, dangerous open world. Throughout the day, you comb a city environment ravaged by a puzzling epidemic, scouring for supplies and fashioning weapons to assist you in defeating the hordes of brainless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has spawned. When the night falls, the hunter becomes the hunted as the infected increase their strength and aggressiveness - but even more deadly are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their nests to feed. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Feb 4, 2015
    90
    It’s dark, gritty, 80’s style vibe goes extremely well with the parkour elements and questing. All these elements add up to take the zombie genre to a new level, one I just can’t seem to get enough of.
  2. Jan 31, 2015
    88
    A surprisingly solid and entertaining game, with good gameplay mechanics and great atmosphere. Its rather light and uninvolving story gets balanced by high tension levels and a very amusing co-op. Every zombie games lover should consider playing it.
  3. Feb 2, 2015
    85
    Dying Light’s combat is at its best during melee fights due to the sheer brutality of the hand-to-hand animations, as well as the satisfying nature of hitting an attacker with the weapon you looted or crafted.
  4. Jan 30, 2015
    70
    As a follow up to Dead Island, Dying Light represents an improvement on the technical front, but has lost some of its knockabout charm in the process.
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Mar 10, 2015
    70
    A lot of fun in small bursts, but not amount of polish, parkour or persistence can plaster over the cracks of the aging Dead Island mechanics and systems. [Issue#121, p.72]
  6. Feb 3, 2015
    70
    As someone who enjoyed both Dead Island games, warts and all, Dying Light certainly feels like a vast improvement...Unfortunately, Techland is still unable to deliver a story worth telling. I didn’t feel any emotional attachment to any of the characters, nor did I care if they ended up surviving or not.
  7. Feb 6, 2015
    58
    I was hoping that Dying Light would be more than Dead Island in a big city. And while the parkour elements as well as the stealth are a welcome but in some cases underutilized addition to the proven zombie killing formula, a lot of the core gameplay is run-of-the-mill open world: Mindless fetch-missions with almost no coherent or suspenseful story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 112
  2. Negative: 11 out of 112
  1. Mar 27, 2015
    10
    Pay attention to the user score and not the critics! This is a really fun immersive game that has a bit of a slow start. You learn quicklyPay attention to the user score and not the critics! This is a really fun immersive game that has a bit of a slow start. You learn quickly NOT to use those loud firearms and instead use planks, bats, knives and hammers. Use those skill points for a grappling hook as soon as possible, because it makes getting around and getting away a lot easier. You appreciate those weapons upgrades so much as the game continues. It becomes so satisfying to slice through the infected with one whack. I wasn't thrilled with the game at first but quickly became addicted and you will too! Expand
  2. Jan 27, 2015
    10
    This game is just amazing in every way the story the visuals and the gameplay is so awesome and fluent. If your thinking of buying this gameThis game is just amazing in every way the story the visuals and the gameplay is so awesome and fluent. If your thinking of buying this game then buy it its a must have for all owners for the new generation. Expand
  3. Jan 28, 2015
    10
    As I'm writing this, I've played for about five hours, and in those five hours, I've had one of the most fun, and genuinely frighteningAs I'm writing this, I've played for about five hours, and in those five hours, I've had one of the most fun, and genuinely frightening experiences I've had playing a zombie game. Combat is very simple, but in this game, it's much safer to run early on. Stop to fight out in the open,and you can very easily become swarmed, and die very quickly. But that's why I love the movement system. It'll take a bit to get accustomed to at first, but once you do, you'll have a blast (If you like parkour in video games). My one complaint gameplay-wise is that there's no actual function to check your watch, and the only way to do so is to hang from a ledge. Though you do get radio warnings an hour before sunset, which is nice.

    The story is certainly more interesting than I was expecting (To be honest I wasn't even expecting one), and the voice acting is good. The game is very pretty to look at too. But it becomes a whole different game when the sun goes down. That's not just a marketing tagline, it really does change. Instead of dodging slow zombies and scavenging for supplies,you're now running for your life from a much faster,stronger,and more dangerous enemy, one that stalks you relentlessly. But, at night, experience points double. So, when the sun goes down, you really have to ask yourself...is the risk really worth it?

    Edit: So, I played a little more into the game, and I found a good a workaround for the watch issue. If you carry a good knife with you, you will hold up both arms when it's equipped, letting you see your watch just fine.
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  4. May 24, 2016
    9
    Dying light is the best zombie game I have ever played. The story is well paced, and the voice acting is top notch. In regards to gameplay,Dying light is the best zombie game I have ever played. The story is well paced, and the voice acting is top notch. In regards to gameplay, everything is fluid and fast. This can be a very hard game, but it is fair. Expand
  5. Jan 27, 2015
    8
    I currently have played about 11 hours of Dying Light and must say that game is fun and really does a good job to get your heart racing. TheI currently have played about 11 hours of Dying Light and must say that game is fun and really does a good job to get your heart racing. The game mechanics are smooth. The story is okay. Nothing we haven't really heard before. The parkour is amazing. The multiplayer was fun. The graphics are beautiful. I highly recommend this game. Expand
  6. Sep 7, 2015
    8
    Xbox 360 comparable graphics and numerous glitches don't stop this game being the most amazing fun especially in co-op mode with friends.AndXbox 360 comparable graphics and numerous glitches don't stop this game being the most amazing fun especially in co-op mode with friends.And you simply must go out after dark when you are a level one and you will scream like a little girl.Highly recommended. Expand
  7. Jan 30, 2015
    0
    I was having fun with the game but there is a game-breaking bug that wipes all inventory blueprints and player skills. Don't release a gameI was having fun with the game but there is a game-breaking bug that wipes all inventory blueprints and player skills. Don't release a game with a game-breaking bug have open betas or delay the game. This bug comes from something as critical as sleeping auto saving over your last character with a fresh one and this game has no manual save. How did this get past everything to the final game and giving all your items and skills back seems highly unlikely. This isn't the type of game which you wouldn't mind doing all that again so all I have left to say is "Can I get my money back." Expand

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