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Dying Light: Platinum Edition

May 27, 2021 - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

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Critic Reviews for Dying Light: Platinum Edition

Dying Light it's one of the best ports we've seen on Nintendo Switch. Sure there are compromises here and there, on fps and details, but playing on portable almost make you forget about that. Add the huge amount of content, the local and online coop or new options like gyro controls, and you have a great game on the go.

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Dying Light: Platinum Edition is another impressive Switch port, but the game itself is just OK. Its design threw everything at the wall, often to its detriment. While it has some pretty high highs, they lie almost exclusively in the movement. If you do want to chase those highs you're better off on other platforms until another patch or two comes along.

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8 / 10

Dying Light Platinum Edition for Nintendo Switch is not the best version of this title. Yet the port itself is very competent, with reasonable technical compromises.

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It was clear from the start that Dying Light had a different zombie apocalypse story to tell, or at least tried to tell a familiar story with new mechanics. With an impressive amount of DLC to its name, Dying Light has continued to grow and evolve, becoming a much more than a rote zombie shooter. In particular, for anyone who has not played Dying Light at all, the Platinum Edition is easy to recommend as the version to pick up as it includes literally everything the game has to offer. Owners of the Enhanced Edition or new consoles looking for a bleeding-edge showcase should be aware that Dying Light Platinum Edition doesn’t bring huge visual or mechanical improvements to the game, but instead curates everything Dying Light into one immense collection.

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Dying Light on Switch is quite a remarkable achievement, and we're happy to report that Techland has mostly stuck the landing with this one. Its ambitious open world full of zombies is unlike anything else in the Switch's library and, between the core campaign and six years of constant DLC updates, there's potentially hundreds of hours of enjoyment to be had here. Granted, all of this comes at the cost of performance that can be middling compared to other platforms, but this is neatly balanced out by the convenience of playing in handheld mode. We'd give Dying Light a strong recommendation, though with the caveat that Switch owners who rarely play in portable mode may want to pause and consider buying it elsewhere. Wherever you may fall, we'd strongly encourage you to consider this Switch port; it really is quite good.

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Overall, Dying Light: Platinum Edition does a lot quite well on Switch. Aside from some technical hiccups and a pretty insignificant narrative, the game shines behind a satisfying gameplay loop with buildings to climb, upgrades to snag, and zombies to smack. With loads of packed-in DLC content and a few multiplayer modes piled on top of a sizable base game, fans of the gameplay loop will find dozens of hours of gratifying zombie-crushing entertainment.

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8 / 10

Dying Light Platinum Edition on Switch is an impressive port of a - still - very good game. Going back or for the first time to Harran on the Nintendo console is relevant as it offers the same fun of open world-survival-parkour action with only a few issues - juste forget about playing on you TV. It's smooth, doesn't load so much and, as it is the complete version of the Techland game, offers tons of content to players in need of zombies and a bit of horror.

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Dying Light Platinum Edition is a pricey bundle with all of the game's DLC. For this much money on a six-year-old game, it begs the question if its worth it. Does Techland's ultimate package manage to crawl out of the grave and walk amongst the living, or will it stay six feet under?

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