Dying Light is an action survival game presented in first-person perspective. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has...
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Release Date: Jan 27, 2015

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April 14

Dying Light Developer Tools and Steam Workshop [UPDATED]

April 16, 2015 UPDATE:

Small patch for Dying Light has been released, focusing solely on Dying Light Dev Tools and Steam Workshop integration with Dying Light.



Dear Gamers,

Dying Light Developer Tools are finally here! You can go to Steam->Library->Tools right now, download the tools, and start creating and sharing your own Dying Light content. We can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!

Should you need a helping hand to get started, we prepared a set of video guides to explain the ins and outs of our editor, which you can find here. We also plan to release more in-depth videos in the coming weeks to showcase more advanced capabilities of our tools.

As always, we’re restlessly waiting for your feedback. Our Developer Tools will be regularly expanded with new possibilities and updates, so what you say and what you create do matter to us. If there’s anything particular that you want to see corrected, speak up!

Without further ado, we wish you all never-ending strikes of creativity.

Good Night and Good Luck!

-- Dying Light Dev Team



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April 10

Patch 1.5.1 Release Notes

General
• BTZ: Incorrect spit notifications fixed
• Weapon duplication bug fixed
• Specific achievements fixed

Windows:
• Various performance improvements

Linux:
• Windows/Linux cross play username and chat issues fixed
• Quick travel to players in coop fixed
• BTZ: UV block and Horde skills fixed

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About This Game

Dying Light is an action survival game presented in first-person perspective. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, the hunter becomes the prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression - but even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their hives to feed. You will need to make use of all your skills and any available means to survive till dawn.

Good Night. Good Luck.

  • Welcome to the Quarantine – Experience an original and intense story set in an infected city cut off from the outside world. Only the fittest have any hope of survival.

  • Vast Open World – Dying Light lets you traverse an extensive world plunged into chaos and destruction. In this diverse environment, you fight for survival against many kinds of enemies since the infected are not the only threat: facing down other desperate humans is often the only way to get precious supplies.

  • Night Changes the Rules – In daylight you explore the city searching for supplies and weapons. After nightfall, though, this infected world undergoes a dramatic transformation that gives the gameplay a new dimension. You, a hunter by day, become prey. The infected grow in strength, but something even more sinister looms in the darkness to begin its hunt.

  • Parkour-Style Movement – Whether you hunt or escape the hunters, you can move around the city with ease and speed. Jump between rooftops, climb walls, and attack your foes from above. Dying Light gives players a freedom of movement never seen in open world games before.

  • Brutal, Visceral Combat – Fight face to face using a diverse selection of melee weapons: knives, bats, axes, or more unusual tools of destruction. Strike down your enemies, cut off their limbs, save your own life!

  • Firearms – Powerful but noisy. Use pistols, shotguns, and rifles to gain an advantage over enemies, but remember that gunfire can and will attract unwanted attention.

  • Craft Your Weapons – Why use an ordinary cleaver when you can attach a lighter for burning damage? Or wrap a hammer in electrified barbed wire? Dying Light lets you create your own weapon upgrades and construct increasingly efficient tools of combat.

  • Be the Quarantine Hero – Dying Light features RPG elements that let you develop the protagonist and adjust him to your play style. It’s a long and difficult journey from rookie to badass.

  • Choose Your Play Style – Make use of weapons, your surroundings, and traps set by other survivors. Provoke groups of enemies to attack each other. Complete objectives by day or at night. Take advantage of darkness, fog, and storm to remain unseen. Turn the odds in your favor with offensive and defensive gadgets. It’s always your call!

  • Hours of Gameplay – Discover a thrilling story, complete more than a hundred side-quests, and put your skills to the test in special challenges.

  • Co-op Mode for 4 Players – Cooperate with other players in the extreme conditions of a zombie apocalypse. Show your individuality and customize your character.

  • Be the Zombie – Unique online mode where you play as a zombie. If you ever dreamed of stalking other survivors, now is your chance. Let the hunt begin!

  • Breathtaking Visuals and Realism – Dying Light is the first game based on the Chrome Engine 6 – the latest revolutionary incarnation of Techland’s proprietary technology. Built from the ground up with next-generation consoles and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in mind, it delivers a new level of visual quality, special effects, and dynamic weather conditions, maintaining unparalleled efficiency at the same time.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    MINIMUM:
    • OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 @3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM DDR3
    • Hard Drive: 40 GB free space
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 / AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 (1GB VRAM)
    • DirectX®: Version 11
    • Sound: DirectX® compatible
    • Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.

      Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
    RECOMMENDED:
    • OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K @3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 @4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM DDR3
    • Hard Drive: 40 GB free space
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 (2GB VRAM)
    • DirectX®: Version 11
    • Sound: DirectX® compatible
    • Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.

      Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
    MINIMUM:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 and newer recommended
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 @3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM DDR3
    • Hard Drive: 40 GB free space
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 / AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 (1GB VRAM)
    • Additional Notes: JFS and XFS file systems are not supported
    RECOMMENDED:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 and newer recommended
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K @3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 @4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM DDR3
    • Hard Drive: 40 GB free space
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 (2GB VRAM)
    • Additional Notes: JFS and XFS file systems are not supported
Helpful customer reviews
182 of 213 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
57.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Best zombie game before release Dead Island 2

- More zombies.
- Day / Night zombies.
- Clock system.
- Nice leveling system.
- Parkour and acrobatic abilities.
- Combat system.
- Open world.
- Storyline is fine.
- More missions.
- Great graphics.
- Great skills and items.
- Crafting system.
- Nice co-op with a friends.

Great work. Rate: 10/10.
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49 of 53 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
This game sold me on the amazing parkour and freerunning; I've never had so much fun running and jumping among rooftops with friends. It is such a rush! Visually its pleasant to the eyes and the combat can be fun later in the game when you learn new physical moves and can create weapons such as the exploding ninja stars. The sound is well done. If you shoot a gun in the city you can hear the stronger "28 Days Later" zombies coming your way from all directions. And let me tell you, once night comes it's no joke. The zombies become real strong and 'volatile' not to mention its tougher to run and jump from building to building because you can't see. I obtained the elixir/potion creation ability early on and it made all the difference at night. One potion allows you to see at night and this makes it easier to play cat and mouse and get more points for surviving the night outside a safehouse. Now to the story. It's nothing special and the ending was dull but trust me the game is so much fun due to the parkour that you won't care. I loved it. 10/10.
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40 of 44 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
58.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
About 55 hours took me to finish that game. And I need to say that was a good time with a great game.
If you haven't played Dead Island:
This is mix of zombie survival horror with parkour simulation and RPG elements like quests and character progression. Is this good mix? It's more than good, it's great! And I need to say that literally all elements of that game work just fine. I haven't experienced any annoying bugs. Graphics and music/sound are excellent. This is absolute great game, you have to try it if you like good games.
If you played Dead Island:
This is very similar game, but improved in every aspect and many new possibilities are added. You will not find any places you can't reach, day/night mode is probably the best I've ever seen. If you liked Dead Island, you will love Dying Light.

VERDICT:
This is absolutely must have for all gaming maniacs.
But if you're not gaming maniac, who the hell are you and what are you doing here?
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25 of 35 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
82.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Faster, harder, smarter. Good game from creators of dead island. I wait good dlc, but now i not sure. But game is good anyway.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Hammer, Pipe, Knife, Baseball bat , Shovel , and another melee
Savior Simulator , Zombie Simulator , Parkour Simulator , Zombie Invasion
and Over 50 Award.. GOTY? yeah i say it

This game Just Like Far Cry 4 in Zombie Edition ,
No wild animal Only Zombie . Volatile , Normal Zombie , Night Hunter and their friend
Graphics also look amazing ..
And the price Is WOW in indonesian currency...
what are you waiting for? Purchase this game dude You wont be disappointed with this game
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
109.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Intro & Summary
Somewhere between a fantastic City Sandbox, a fair Survival Game and a good Parkour world. With some forgiveable failures and interesting genre meshes, it's a fun time.

Highlights
Most people like to call this "Dead Island done right", and I'd agree, but I'd also call it Assassin's Creed done right, and a few others. It takes elements from lots of other games, and doesn't add anything, but enhances them to the point that they fit very well and add to the game.

* The crafting system is basic but good, and gives you a desire to collect.
* The parkour is basic but good, and makes you love running from building to building.
* The tech tree is basic but good, and fits very well.
* The combat, exploration, world are all basic but good.

Mistakes
There are a few, and they're mostly what you'd expect from an AAA title, but they're mild enough, or the rest of the game is good enough, that they're forgiveable.

* The storyline is complete trash.
* The characters are worse. There is no character development, at all and basically no arc or story curve.
* The voice acting is a mixed bag of fairly good and terrible.

Recommendations
Priced at £39.99 at the time of review. Personally I don't think any game is worth this much, but compared to other triple A's its pricetag isn't too inflated. It works out a quarter cheaper if you have friends and use the 4-Pack option. It'll likely go on sale fairly regularly, so wait for a saving of at least 50%, since it's nothing special vs other Sandboxes.
The DLC scheme is a complete joke and offers 2 Quarantine Zones, which were one of the most boring part of the game, and cosmetics. In short, completely ignore the DLC.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Take all the good aspects of dead island and mirriors edge and put them together with a few extra's and this is what you get
This game in my opinion is amazing
Its really fun and i really enjoyed playing through this game, definitly one oof my favourite games
It has its intense moments, few jumo scares here and there and the graphics are really pretty
The enviroment is also really good (expecially when running night time missions)
i just overall enjoyed every aspect of this game and no its not perfect, it has its bugs and glitches here and there but what game doesnt?
Its a bit slow and kinda simple at the start but once you get further in, ♥♥♥♥ gets real pretty fast
Basically what im saying is this game is definitly worth trying out and im sure you'll agree with me once you get into it
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
47.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Metacritic 75/100 kiss my ♥♥♥!
This game is something for itself, if you are looking for a good time,then this is your shot. i played 30+Hour's so far and im still inlove, its like im always thinking about playing more of it! i cant tell if im addicted or not! but its a hell of a game!


The story is enjoyable and scary! im the scared type of gamer, i easliy get scared, i was shaking when the night hunter was afterme! i litarly love this game! Btw, get a two handed sword and split the zombies in 2 pieces :D
Like this: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=421895446

Keep it up dear producers!
i rate this game 9.9/10 <3 0.1 away because a small amount of guns ;) Upboat this so the producers can se it!!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Awesome zombie game love it so much that i just had to get it on my xbox its like dead island but with fancy graphics, improved gameplay physics, and alot more zombies. The story is excellent and the map is a perfect size not too big but not too small if your a fan of zombie games this is an absolute must have infact id say alot of zombie games these days suck but for once this one actually doesnt id rate this 10/10 its AMAZING one of my all time favourites. I wonder what dead island 2 will be like ?
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Dying light review by Mikha:
First things first. this game is made by the same developers what made the dead island games.
Those games compared to this game. This is basically a improved dead island but with a better and improved combat system and mirrors edge free running.
Dont get me wrong, its not a bad thing because the combat in dead island was clunky. Its still a little clunky but way better now.

The story:
You play as Kyle Crane. A GRA operative who is being dropped in the quarentine zone to get certain files back from a badguy. Later you find out its Rais. Just as I expected the game has its zombie cliches like everybody you start caring about around you sacrificing themselves to save you or so that you can get away. Which I personally hated. As for Rais. He is basically a wannabe Vaas character but way more depressing and kinda boring to be honest. but if you look around those cliches the story is still quite enjoyable as it takes you from the sewers to the highest towers and you can roam around in the open world city of harran filled with zombies. Also the voiceacting is welldone. the only thing that I asked myself is why everybody you meet in the game has some kind of accent which annoyed me a little bit.
Story:7/10

Gameplay:
The gamplay has basically 2 mechanics. Combat and freerunning. these feel both smooth and I enjoyed just loading up the game to slash and crash trough the zombie hordes. As for the freerunning its pretty well made, smooth, fast, dynamic and fun :)
as we are talking about dynamic anyway, there is a day and night cycle present in the game. At day the zombies are slower and not much of a treath except when they are in large groups.
But at night it all changes. Now you are the hunted instead of the hunter. which is scary but also pretty exciting as you ran across rooftops to escape the volatiles (stronger ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ zombies who are fast as hell). This makes you think twice about fighting them because they are pretty strong.
overall you have a lot of different weapons you can find by looting or killing enemies. The weapons range from Basic baseball bats to Rifles and shotguns.
The shooting mechanic is pretty wel done.
Gameplay: 8.5/10

Co-op and multiplayer:
You should already know this but there is a multiplayermode where one of the players can invade another players game at night to stalk him and kill him. This is called be the zombie.
Its a fun mode but it gets boring fast if you dont play with your friends.
The more fun part is the co-op greatly integreated in the singleplayer mode. Your friends can just jump in and out of the game, you can play the entire campaign together or just have fun doing Running and fighting challanges together.
there are up to 4 slots for the co-op so dont expect suddenly 63 other survivers in your game.

Overall verdict:
I really enjoyed this game and am excited for the content they are going to give us in the future. although the story isnt the best part the gameplay makes up for it. And its fun as hell to play with friends.
I really recommend this if you like a good zombiegame. ( or if you actually liked dead island)
Dont buy it for the story cuz I guess you will come out a bit dissapointed.
I will give this game a 8.7/10

PS: there are some bugs in the game but nothing major or gamebreaking. most being connectivity problems with co-op.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Dying Light is in many aspects similar to the Dead_Island-Series. But it adds a few very interesting aspekts (Just thinking about the free-running-aspekt or the Differences between Day and Night). In addition to that it offers a fresh, new lokation which offers you many different ways to kill zombies.
Also the grafics have been removed and the Dev-Team worked on the Fighting-tecnincs.
For my taste the weapons still get too fast damage and get destroyed.

Dying Light is a really fast and fresh Zombie-Shooter which includes a few really interesting aspekts.

8,5/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
58.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Was perfect until all the updates came out. I love the updates, but it now lags the crap out of me. I have the highest AMD in the world, and it still lags. So, if you guys lag, it's not all because of the PC. Something was wrong when they started to code.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
If you don't like Dead Island odds are you won't like this. To start the graphics are amazing on max and all the performance issues besides AMD ones are fixed. The story is way better than dead island and gets really good at points and really boring and tedious at others, If you like killing zombies and running for your life then get this game.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
9/10 - Extremely interesting story line and so fluent, Really good job making this game. Only downside is that multiplayer will sometimes glitch out, if that is fixed the game would bea definate 10/10
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Dead Cool

Whether their Romero “shamblers” or Dawn of the Dead (2004) “sprinters”, there’s just something cool about zombies which elevates them above all other B-Movie monsters.

They’re human, they used to be us and that thought is as scary as hell.
An Outbreak starts with just one infected but their numbers continue to grow as ours diminish, if we get bitten, we’ll turn ourselves.
It’s such a perfect apocalyptic scenario and one which is happily experiencing a renaissance at the moment.


The Rise of the Zombies

From reality TV shows to block buster movies, Video games to survival manuals, zombie pop culture is everywhere these days and I love it.

I’ve seen all the movies, I’ve watched all the TV shows, I’ve played most of the games, I’m a consumer of all things zombie (although, should the opportunity arise, don’t actually consume a zombie, it’ll only end badly for you.)


Morning has Broken

I’ve also put a lot of thought into what actions I would take should I open my curtains one morning to find the zombie apocalypse taking place on my front lawn.

Amongst all my plans of stockpiling Pot Noodles and keeping a bucket in the attic to poo in, I’ve never considered that being skilled in the art of parkour might be a useful survival trait; at least I hadn’t considered it until very recently when I stumbled upon my latest piece of zombie content to consume.


Apocalypse All Over Again

You remember the first Dead Island game? It was pretty good right? Well the fine folks at Techland have released another tasty undead treat into the world, a stealthy, action, parkour, survival zombie treat in the form of Dying Light.


City of the Dead

In Dying Light the undead plague has emerged, but the powers that be have responded quickly and contained it to a small area, the fictional city of Harran.

Quarantined off from the rest of the world and relying on vital air drops courtesy of the Global Relief Effort, the situation inside the city continues to deteriorate, and if HBO’s The Walking Dead has taught us anything, it’s that you don’t just need to worry about the undead, other groups of survivors can be for more deadly.

This rings true in Dying Light as a gang mentality has gripped the crumbling city of Harran where two prominent groups are vying for supplies whilst struggling to survive the undead, but all is not lost...


Keep Taking the Pills

Whilst there isn’t a cure, there is a medicine (Antizen) that the infected can take which delays the turning, as long as they keep taking Antizen they’ll be ok, however the only source of this medication comes from the supply planes flying relief missions over the city.


Going Down

The game opens with your character preparing to parachute into Harran whilst receiving instructions from his employer over a radio; it seems that there is a survivor in the city that holds some very sensitive information, information which cannot be made public and it’s your job to retrieve it.

You’ll then find yourself falling through the sky towards the infested city, but things don’t start off well at all!

A hard landing and an encounter with the locals (both the alive and dead varieties) later and you’ll be bitten, infected and dragged to the first safe zone of the game. This is where you man hunt truly begins.


Running Man

From this point you’ll be meeting new characters and trying to earn their trust by running missions for them, and I literally mean running, the big thing that sets Dying Light apart from the Dead Island titles is the “Free Running” game mechanic.

You’ll be tearing across roof tops, leaping alleyways and scaling the sides of buildings.

The safest way to stay alive in Harran is to stay off the ground; a casual walk down the street will see you surrounded and overwhelmed by zombies quicker than you can say “Assassins Creed of the Dead”.


Long Jump

In the increasingly crowded zombie gaming genre this parkour style of play is hugely refreshing and better still it is exceptionally well implemented.

With a gamepad in hand, you’ll find the controls are really dialled in, look where you want to go, hit the jump button and there’s a good chance you’ll make it, it’s not only intuitive, it makes you feel like a free running bad ♥♥♥!


Do me a Favour?

The missions themselves are the usual mix of “go there”, “kill that” and “fetch this” quests that we know and love, completion of which will give you the experience you’ll need to level up your various abilities enabling you to hit a little harder and jump a little further, you might even learn some new skills along the way.


Be Crafty

Dying Light also boasts a pretty deep crafting system. You’ll be rummaging through bins and patting down corpses like a perverted Womble looking for the things that every day folk leave behind.
There are plenty of crafting recipes to learn, from Med Kits to Molotov’s there’s a plethora of useful items and weapons just waiting for your crafty hands to bring them into existence.
I can’t overstate how useful a well placed Molotov is when you’re in a tight spot.


Zombie Farm

All zombies are not born equal in Dying Light, the recently infected will move a hell of lot quicker than the common stale variety of zombie you’ll see shambling around.
You’ll discover zombies that spit, zombies that explode, radioactive zombies in hazmat suits, and plenty of others, Hazmat is a dangerous place to explore at any time of day.


The Dead of Night

But at night, that’s when things really become scary. The whole atmosphere of the game changes when night falls, it’s much tenser and you really want to stay out of site, stealthily moving from one secluded spot to another. You really don’t want to attract any attention at night.

There are super fast zombies lurking in the darkness and you’re going to have trouble outrunning them. The pitch dark makes your parkour aerobatics much more difficult to pull off as you rush through the streets, the feeble pool of light from your torch dancing along the landscape in front of you.


Sleep It Off

Being outside at night is a serious business, but you do have the option to sleep through the night in a safe zone if it all becomes a little too much, although some missions will require you to go out at night, there’s no avoiding it completely


Dead Pretty

In addition to the daytime being slightly less stressful, being out in the sunlight gives you a chance to drink in the scenery, the city of Harran can be a visually stunning place to explore.

From the sun bleached rooftops to the ominous darkness of the underpasses, everything about Harran exudes atmosphere, the whole city feels alive, which is no easy feat for a city full of the dead!


Dead End

If the Dead Island games were the warm up act then Dying Light is the main event.
With glossy visuals, satisfying combat mechanics and an outstanding parkour system, Dying Light is a fantastic game and the city of Harran is a beautifully realised setting begging to be explored.

You should take the time to visit, just don't go for the night life, it's dead.



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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
72.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
This was one of (very few) games that got me psyched about 2015. The concept was excellent, and a lot of the time, the game delivered.

Pros:
- Excellent visuals got me standing on a rooftop just looking towards the rising sun (just before jumping down and bolting because some ♥♥♥♥♥ *** Viral is chasing me), although, I did have to run on medium textures as the mere 2GB frame buffer of my GTX 960 (don't even say it) had the game stuttering
- Free-running mechanic is, in my opinion, the best of any video game (beating AC and Mirror's Edge)
- Excellent combat system, making me think about how to best use the available stamina to either kill all of the zombies in my vicinity or run
- Wide range of weapons (plus some interesting modifications)
- Hilarious drop kick
- Brilliant Easter Eggs (my favourite was the Plants Vs. Zombies one)
- Interesting variation of zombies (demolishers were a particular pain in the ***)
- Excellent community had me make a couple of Steam friends
- Brilliant PvP gameplay, really gets you thinking about tactics to get the kills (especially on the zombie side)
- Good skill tree system allows well progressed development of in-game skills

Cons:
- Mediocre story with a disappointing QTE ending (although, in terms of plot, I don't think the ending was all bad, just enough to want me coming back for more)
- Disappointing characters with no real depth (I'm looking at you, Crane and Jade). I just didn't feel connected to the characters (although, I found myself a little moved at Rahim's death)
- Dumb ♥♥♥ villain with a philosphy and physique ripped straight out of Far Cry 3
- ****ing torch
- Lack of content in terms of missions (approximately 45 in total)
- Little emphasis on stealth (especially with human combatants)
- Lack of character customisation, possible inclusion of character creation (although, with developer tools being released, at least outfits should be fair game)

I would have liked to see more focus on specialisation rather than maxing out all skill trees, would have allowed for a greater variety of gameplay styles (I'm more in the mindset to avoid zombies and hit hard and fast on reduced numbers when I have to).

I love this game, and I will continue playing it in coop and PvP. I sincerely hope they release a DLC continuing with the story (or branching off and creating a new one). I don't agree with the hate on this game's ending. Going to Dr. Camden and curing the virus would have been way more anti-climatic than the current one.

Props to Techland for the excellent game (and leaving the ****heads at Deep Silver for the disappointment that was Dead Island).
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Finally a first person Zombie game done correctly, Two fairly large environs to play in giving plenty space for exploration and some madcap zombie killing set pieces, The graphics if you have the hardware are very nice and the game seems to be well optimized unlike most open world adventures that are multi-platform.

The only real downsides to the game as far as I have experienced so far is the generic story with cartoonish central villain whose motivations for what he has done and what he enacts during the game are pretty weak to say the least but the gameplay is more than strong enough to over come the short comings in the generic story. If you have a decent computer to run this at high settings and above then this game is a very good game and I would reccomend it to any fans of open world games or who still have the stomach for yet more zombie fun.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Graphically rich take on "first person Diablo" gameplay. The parkour stuff is OK, if occasionally frustrating. The nights are genuinely terrifying. Feels a bit lifeless/uninspired at times, but maybe it's just one zombie game too many. I actually preferred the previous "Dead Island" games.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
It's rammed full of issues, poor performance, crashes to the desktop a lot, the ending is terrible, but I still sunk many hours into it and fully enjoyed the main campaign when it worked without crashing.

While I'm giving it a thumbs up, this is mainly in the hopes that performance will get sorted, and that a decent story DLC will make me forget the main campaigns poor ending.

Full review here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/dying-light-reviewed-on-linux-what-i-really-think.5231/
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
The game so far has been really fun. I have 45+ hours in and I haven't even beaten it yet. That is how much extra stuff there is to do in the game besides the main missions.

The game is a lot of fun. Like an extension of Dead Island but way better. The parkouring is pretty well done and a ton of fun but not the best I have ever seen in a fps game. That would be Titanfall and Mirror's Edge. It is still pretty good though and the controls are tight. As for the MP in this game, I was able to play it some in 1 on 1 human vs hunter mode where I was the human and had to destroy the nests while the other player tried to stop me, playing as a extremely agile zombie hunter. This was because I went into the online options and set hunter interference to “anytime” and as soon as I did people were joining my game. So much in fact that after about an hour of it I realized that it would not stop so I had to set my options back to not allow anyone other than co-op partners. The game mode is really fun though and you can set it to allow other players to join you as hunters during the day only, night only, anytime, or never. However when I selected “Be the Zombie” from the main menu to play as the hunter and join in someone else's game, I tried many times but could not connect. It is a real bummer too because after playing the hunter tutorial, I can say that it is really fun to play as one. Hopefully Techland can fix the connection issues so that can happen for me.

The graphics are pretty good and so are the effects. The game might not be optimized very well for some cards. For instance, my evga gtx 680 ftw+ 4gb card I had ran the game like garbage even on low settings because they obviously did not do any optimizing whateoever for the gtx 680 cards. However I have recently bought a evga gtx 970 ftw card and the game runs good on full settings, although still not perfectly smooth at 60fps with some slight moments of slowdown. However much so, it does not detract from the gameplay or the fun as it runs pretty good overall.

The game pretty much looks like a updated version of Dead Island. The mission structure is pretty standard; main missions and side missions, with a few other things such as challenges thrown in. There is a ton of side content as I mentioned, and you will definitely get your money's worth for this game as far as length is concerned. The combat is a mirror of Dead Island's combat, but feels better here. It has more impact and just feels better overall. Similar moves exist compared to Dead Island such as slides and jump kicks, and a few power moves. Firearms in this game also feel much better than in Dead Island. All of the things you can craft are fun too, including items like UV flares, firecrackers, molotovs, throwing weapons, and more. The weapons you use are all pretty similar to weapons found in Dead Island, and the different crafting recipes you can use to make them stronger are all similar as well, however crafting is even easier in this game.

The real fun and real challenge in the game comes during nightfall. Enemies are more aggressive and there are more of the quick zombies. There are also things called Volatiles that you have to avoid or they catch you and gang up and kill you in a few seconds. This is when your UV flares and UV lamp come in handy to help you out. The longer you stay out at night, the more survivor bonus you get when daytime comes. It is tough but worth it.

Probably my biggest complaint is that the weapons you find and modify all become so powerful eventually that you will be one-shotting all zombies, pretty much completely taking away any challenge in the game other than night time. Which is easy enough anyway to get around without being seen and easy to escape when you do during night. It also lets you go way overboard on how many items you can craft and carry. Right now I have 60+ health kits, 60+ molotovs, 40+ firecrackers, and 70+ flares. No zombie horde, no matter how big, and no certain zombie type no matter how badass, stands a chance against me. I am a unstoppable agile killing machine.

Parkouring around in a zombie game has never felt better, especially when you get the grappling hook later on. The game is a total blast with its main weak spot being the story, which is fine because I don't play zombie survival games for the story. If you are playing games like this for the story then you are playing for the wrong reasons. If I want story I will play a true rpg or read a book. But as for pure zombie killing action fun, it doesn't get much better than this.

8.5/10
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