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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January 12

Deathmatch Mode Comes to Dying Light | PvP Update for DL Dev Tools

Features:

Added co-op and PvP support to custom maps.

Courtesy of RabidSquirrel, you can check out the first PvP-ready map 'Don't Drown' on our Steam Workshop.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=530287425
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5ABMX3yDh4

You can enable co-op and PvP on your maps by using quest phase ‘pvp’, controlled with a script in data\scripts\challenges\CoopChallengesParams.scr. There is an example in the file under ‘auto_pvp’.

Fixes:

1. Fixed tall grass disappearing when using brushes.
2. Improved terrain texture blending.
3. Fixed forcing time and weather in the level attributes – parameters m_ForceDaytimeLook and m_ForceWeather

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December 23, 2015

Dying Light is 66% off on Steam

If you still haven't picked up Dying Light on Steam, now is your chance!

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Update Notes

Free Content Updates

  • Hard Mode - advanced, challenging difficulty level
  • Parkour Fever - set of parkour challenges and a new parkour mechanic - momentum
  • Gold-tier weapons - a new level of rarity for weapons
  • Crazy new weapons - 50+ completely new weapons
  • New outfits - 50+ new outfits, including national and special ones
  • Zombie mutations - evolve your Night Hunter and unlock new skills in Be The Zombie
  • Dying Light Developer Tools - create your own custom maps and explore maps made by others on Steam Workshop
  • In-game events - take part in a variety of in-game events and activities
  • Revamped Quarantine Zones - completely replayable and with improved rewards

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!

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
1,503 of 1,721 people (87%) found this review helpful
2,272 people found this review funny
51.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
This game taught me many things about real life:

Episode 1: I was locked out of my house last week, and I realized I had a paper clip and pocket knife in my car. I figured, "this will be a cinch" I started to pick my lock: click, click. Sh%#. Paper clip broke. Yep, lock is ruined.
*Hops wall, grabs key from under mat, and enters through back door*
Wife: "Why the hell did you come in from the back?" Me: "I locked myself out" Wife: "Why didn't you just knock?" Me: "I've been trying to learn parkour." *parkour into back room* Pursuit evaded.

Episode 2: I have to take the trash out, but it's getting dark outside. Wife: "the trash is still overflowing" Me: "True, but its almost dark. I don't think I can risk it." Wife: "Risk what?" Me: *looks at couch; chooses to wait until morning*
I wake up. Wife: "now that it's light out, how about that trash?" Me: "HELL YEAH. DOING IT!" *Grabs machete out of closet; ties up trash bag* Wife: "what the hell is with the sword?" Me: *parkour into front yard* Trash delivered. I feel stronger.

Episode 3: It's night time. Wierd noise on roof. Feeling unusually brave, I grab my new teddy bear (aka my machete) from under my pillow. Using my parkour skills I climb up my aluminum rain gutter. Rain gutter buckles under my weight and I crash to the ground. Startled, the cat on my roof scampers away. Mission accomplished.

Episode 4: My wife and I make dinner. I am cutting vegetables with a Hardened Beef Cleaver. I go to the bedroom and grab my Machete. I lay the Machete and Beef Cleaver on the counter. Me: "Which of these is better?" Wife: "For what? Why have you been acting so wierd lately?" Me: "Agreed." *Chops carrots with machete*

11/10 Would take this course again in the Spring.


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516 of 578 people (89%) found this review helpful
224 people found this review funny
66.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
I'm not one to sit around doing every single side mission in a game because I have 2 little kids and just don't usually have the time. But for this game I took the time. And I enjoyed every bit of it! I've even been working on all of the achievements because I want an excuse to keep playing the game.

At first I thought, ah dang, a pipe? a wooden board? I won't last a minute in this. And I didn't. :) But as it progresses I get better weapons. Oooo a bat! OMG A MACHETE! *Never uses anything besides a machete again.* And running and jumping over everything was ok....but then....GASP! Grapple hook! I love you, grapple hook! So wonderful! I'm Spiderman!

A few days in...I suddenly realize it's dusk and I'm NOWHERE NEAR THE SAFEHOUSE. It rapidly gets dark and I hear terrible sounds getting closer and closer and I RUN AND TRIP AND FALL OVER EVERYTHING and almost kill myself falling off of buildings just to make it back. I peeked behind me while running and almost had a heart attack. D': I <3 you safehouse. I'm never going out at night again. *** NEXT MISSION *** : Go out at night and collect some plants or something of the sort............................... O_O

10/10 Would use my glowing green machete on volatiles again. You don't scare me anymore! (jk) :')

(Btw, I enjoyed this so much more than the Dead Island games!)
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207 of 228 people (91%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
Pros :
(+)Open World
(+)Crafting system
(+)Great graphic
(+)Awesome story
(+)Great parkour system
(+)Many variety zombies
(+)Gore
(+)Co op
(+)Multiplayer
(+)Many secret location
(+)Many ways to kill zombies
(+)Custom game mode

Cons:
(-)you can finish the story within 3 days
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186 of 212 people (88%) found this review helpful
139 people found this review funny
160.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
if mama aint happy, aint nobody happy
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103 of 113 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Dying Light is an open world adventure horror game, developed by Techland and published by Warner Brothers, releasing in January 2015 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. This game sort of came out of nowhere, it didn’t have very much hype behind it prior to release and it came as a welcome surprise to a usually quite month of the year for big game releases.

The game play in Dying Light reminded me so closely of Dead Island. You play in first person view as you explore the world. Of course, the world has been overrun by zombies. One of the changes to the “Dead Island” gameplay style is the parkour system. We have seen parkour systems used in games such as Assassins Creed and Shadow of Mordor, but Dying Light’s version knocks them all out of the park. A third of the gameplay is based around the running and jumping across the landscape – you are able to hide from the zombies when you are jumping rooftop-to-rooftop so it is really in your interest to get to grasp with it as soon as possible. There are times when you will be thrown into the combat situations; this is where the Dead Island mechanics come in – melee weapons are going to be your primary source of damage and they work exactly the same as DI. Your weapons take durability damage each time you hit, but you can repair them on the fly with the required parts. Once you get your hands on a gun, the odds swing dramatically in your favour, but you do get the downside of the noise it creates, and it possibly attracting even more zombies to your location.

One of my favourite mechanics Dying Light introduced though would be the dynamic day and night cycle. During the day time, zombies will act in their usual manner, whilst they are still a danger, they can definitely be managed fairly easily. Once it is night time though; boy oh boy, you better have your running shoes on! The zombies transform into a much more dangerous form, they can sprint, and see a lot further away, as well as their heightened sense of hearing – meaning you will find it very hard to by-pass them. The day night cycle lasts for about 70 minutes in total, about one hour in daylight, and 10 minutes at night.

Graphically, I am very happy with the quality of graphics on show. I was nowhere near able to push out the game on 4k, even on the menu screen my frame rate plummeted, and I even struggled on 1440p, so I had to make do with just 1080p with all of the settings ramped up. The lighting effects, explosions, and scenery all look absolutely stunning. Textures are all high resolution and the animations of everything in the game are faultless. Whilst there is a lot of animations that can be annoying after the first few times, such as when you open a chest, you have to wait 2-3 seconds whilst the animation plays out of you opening it; personally I would have liked this to be skippable but it is a really minor issue.

Dying Light starts out in a very easy fashion, allowing you to get to grips with the game mechanics, and the tutorial at the start of the game introduces you to the game very well too. The parkour mechanic can take a little while to get used to as sometimes you will probably fall whilst climbing buildings because you aren’t used to the way it works and feels, but it just takes practice. The only time I had real issues with the combat difficulty would be the later stages in the game, when you are just getting hammered by hordes of zombies over and over again. Little tip; conserve your ammo!!!

The vast open world you are playing in very rarely leaves you with nothing to do; there are tons of side missions, collectables and loot to find. There are over 100 different melee weapons, and they can be modified in different combinations (over 1000 of them!). The side missions do seem a little but samey after a while. I completed about 13 or so out of the 44 before I finished the main story and this was because they are very repetitive. A few other optional objectives consist of finding relief packages which is where you race the opposite faction to get a supply drop, saving survivors from the opposite faction’s men attacking them, and the same for zombies. You can also go out of your way to find collectable items such as trophy’s and notes around the world.

Completing the main story and about a ¼ of the side missions has taken me just over ten hours. Right now I don’t have a dying urge to go back in and complete the rest of the missions, purely because of the repetitive factor, but I will be keeping Dying Light installed so that I can in the future as well as the anticipated DLC which will be releasing soon. The devs have reports that with all of the current content in the game, you should be able to push 50 hours. I struggle to believe that, I would say you can get about 20 hours out of Dying Light at the time of writing this.

I didn’t have any technical issues. The game ran very well at 1080p at a steady 60 fps, the only time it dropped sub 60 was in extremely hectic scenes with hundreds of zombies and lots of explosions but that is to be expected. I played the game with keyboard and mouse, and should be strongly recommended you do not attempt to play with a controller.

To sum up, Dying Light is a really nicely done zombie adventure game. Personally I feel it is a much more rounded off game compared to the Dead Island series, and adds plenty of depth to the genre rather than re-hashing content that’s already been done before. The main story and core gameplay mechanics make’s Dying Light one of the standout games to be released in 2015 and I would strongly recommend this game to any open world genre fans out there.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Not Recommended
3) Only recommended when on sale
4) Recommended
5) Highly recommended
6) This is a must play

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