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  • Summary: THE FATE OF THE CITY IS IN YOUR HANDS It's been 15 years since humanity lost to the virus. The last great human settlement exists within an unforgiving, infected world, plunged into a modern dark age. During the day, bandits, factions and starving survivors roam the streets scavenging forTHE FATE OF THE CITY IS IN YOUR HANDS It's been 15 years since humanity lost to the virus. The last great human settlement exists within an unforgiving, infected world, plunged into a modern dark age. During the day, bandits, factions and starving survivors roam the streets scavenging for scraps - or someone to take them from, by violence if necessary. At night the infected roam free, evacuating their dark hideouts to prey on the living. You are Aiden Caldwell, an infected survivor. Your exceptional agility and brutal combat skills make you a powerful ally and a valuable commodity in this dangerous world. You can achieve things no one else can. Enter places no one else dares. With your unique abilities you have the power to be an agent of change within this decaying metropolis.

    YOUR CHOICES, YOUR WORLD
    You must make tough decisions and hard sacrifices as you decide the fate of a society on the brink of collapse. The effect of the choices you make will have a huge impact on entire regions of the city, uncovering new land masses and areas to explore. Play the entire campaign in up to four-player co-op. Host your own games or join other players' and see how their choices have played out differently to your own.

    EXCEPTIONAL AGILITY AND BRUTAL COMBAT
    On your journey from humble beginnings to a person of great power, you have unprecedented freedom of movement across the city, seamlessly integrated with brutal first person combat.

    A MODERN DARK AGE
    In a desperate city, where resources and power are scarce, unstable, and trust in ruling bodies is all but eroded; humankind has reverted to a dark age. Civilization is gone but the relics are still there. This is a violent, primal & unforgiving world - and so are its inhabitants.

    THE INFECTION HAS EVOLVED
    The infection has evolved and become more sensitive to UV light. Society exists in the relative safety of sunlight, while the infected hide in the shadows of buildings. At night the infected roam the streets freely searching for prey, presenting opportunities for you to explore areas of the city inaccessible by day.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Feb 2, 2022
    98
    Dying Light 2 is an even better-looking game that the previous instalment in the series. I can quite easily see myself spends hours hunting down resources, exploring the game during the night and just finding everything that Dying Light 2 has to offer Not to mention that the story has layers upon layers, so you really do see and feel the consequences of your choices and actions. The game is so unique because of having such an expansive and multi layered zombie survival expereince. If Dying Light got Techland noticed, Dying Light 2 puts them squarely on the map as a big-time developer! If the game can live up to what I have experienced so far then we have a new benchmark for ambitious open world RPG-like Zombie Games.
  2. Feb 2, 2022
    90
    Consistently, the world of Dying Light 2: Stay Human overwhelms us in lockstep with the dazzlingly dense gameplay.
  3. Feb 2, 2022
    86
    Dying Light 2 might not be the ultimate high-rider that early impressions promised. But more important than that, Techland delivers a sequel that's far better in mostly any aspect. It's technically strong on next-gen, provides a great fluid free running system, a powerful combat system, and combines it with a highly varied and vast open world. Even the story with all its world-changing decisions outperforms the predecessor clearly.
  4. Feb 2, 2022
    80
    Supported by a stellar level design and an incredibly receptive story to the player's choices, Dying Light 2 is a very valid action open world RPG, which demonstrates how messy can be the development of beautiful games.
  5. Apr 7, 2022
    75
    Dying Light 2 Stay Human could very likely become the stellar zombie survival adventure it should someday be, provided the bugs are finally wiped out. Its excellent parkour is an amazing way to explore this giant open world of the last tough city, and the post-apocalyptic stories of its many strange and distinctive characters are a must-see. Our bet? If its developers bring us a DLC with a really interesting story (or that solves this ending that we can't swallow), then we'll have the perfect zombie game.
  6. Feb 2, 2022
    70
    Let's get one thing straight: I do enjoy playing Dying Light 2 Stay Human. The story is great and warrants additional playthroughs thanks to multiple endings, the combat feels awesome, and there's a ton of stuff to do in this sprawling city (500 hours worth, apparently). It just needs to clean up the technical issues and stop spawning the final boss inside the platform he's standing on, among other things. If that happens, the impact--much like the game itself--will be night and day.
  7. Feb 2, 2022
    50
    Dying Light 2 is a pretty disappointing sequel to one of our all-time favourite zombie games. The parkour and combat here feels slightly off-point, light, floaty and unsatisfying. The first game's signature tense melee encounters feel diluted in a setting that gives you far too much space to catch your breath and night-time sorties lack the straight-up fear factor that made them so appealing first time around. With a lacklustre campaign that offers little to enjoy in the way of drama, some serious performance issues - which we hope will be patched day one - and an enormous world stuffed full of basic busywork padding, this is one zombie apocalypse we're finding quite hard to recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 174
  2. Negative: 62 out of 174
  1. Feb 13, 2022
    10
    Super gra. Jeszcze nie grałem ale zagram bo jebac makaroniarzy i spermojadow musoliniego
  2. Feb 9, 2022
    10
    Good game. Unfortunately due to design decisions it takes about 10 hours to find this out. There are also some polish issues which will beGood game. Unfortunately due to design decisions it takes about 10 hours to find this out. There are also some polish issues which will be worked out by Techland as they are already rushing patches out.

    Review bombs are a necessary evil in 2022 as companies are doing nefarious things to their consumers with no other recourse. This campaign to review bomb this game because of the lack of an Italian language option is simply childish and unnecessary. To be clear the game right now is about a 7 out of 10 but these "bombers" are making all gamers look petty.
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  3. Feb 7, 2022
    10
    The lack of Italian language is not a reason to reduce the rating of the game
  4. Feb 17, 2022
    8
    It is pretty fun game to play but technically dissapointing. It doesnt have hdr, yet it support every nvidia made application. Bad port forIt is pretty fun game to play but technically dissapointing. It doesnt have hdr, yet it support every nvidia made application. Bad port for nexgen consoles. 1080p no hdr. Atleast it run much smoother in added fps vrr performance mode about 90-100fps/hz with vrr. If you liked the first one this is just alike good zombie game Expand
  5. Feb 13, 2022
    5
    Great game! Woderful story and gameplay. And there is big plus: No italian dubbing.
  6. Feb 5, 2022
    2
    A bit of a downgrade from the first entry.
    1080p 60hz on a series x is pretty bad, considering how mediocre the graphics look.
    The Movement
    A bit of a downgrade from the first entry.
    1080p 60hz on a series x is pretty bad, considering how mediocre the graphics look.
    The Movement and parkour feels a little jank, you will grab on to ledges and float there without being able to move. The Movement feels very floaty.
    You will miss ledges/platforms entirely for no apparent reason, the game won't grab onto ledges.
    Certain items in the game are incredibly rare for no apparent reason. Eg in 20 hours of gameplay I can count on one hand how many 2 handed weapons I have found, even though there is an entire class dedicated to it.
    Arrows are needless expensive for outputting such mediocre damage. Again, a whole class dedicated to it, and you will be lucky to hold more than 20 arrows at once.
    Bugs are to numerous to list them all, but a few times I have had to reload game to fix.
    Game feels overall unresponsive to button presses, which makes you spam the buttons to make an attack or jump, because the will sometimes flat out not work.
    Man what a disappointment.
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  7. Feb 5, 2022
    0
    Techland should be embarrassed about what their game looks like on next gen. 1080p60 on series X??!!!!???? What is this 2012? BE WARNED...thisTechland should be embarrassed about what their game looks like on next gen. 1080p60 on series X??!!!!???? What is this 2012? BE WARNED...this game is NOT OPTIMISED for next gen. Has a lot of potential to be great looking game but they NEED to make it atleast 1800p60. The game looks like a xbox one game from 7 years ago. Immersion is completely gone on series x in both modes. A shame. Expand

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