Dying Light: Platinum Edition Reviews

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82 / 100
Oct 21, 2021

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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65 / 100
Nov 1, 2021

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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75 / 100
Jun 18, 2021

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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GameMAG
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 28, 2021

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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Plume
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 19, 2021

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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8 / 10
Oct 24, 2021

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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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2021

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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6 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2021

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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Unscored
Dec 19, 2021

Killing zombies while commuting by train has never been so fun.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2021

Dying Light: Platinum Edition looks surprisingly good on Switch, and even more impressive is that load times are kept short and the framerate stable. So, with a journey to Harran being as captivating today as it was in 2015, there’s no reason why those who love exploring open worlds filled with zombies wouldn’t want to pick this up. Add in a whole smorgasbord of additional content, features and modes, and you have a package that’s a highlight in the Switch’s extensive catalogue.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2021

That is it. Dying Light: Platinum Edition for the Switch is a straightforward port of a solid game. The basic zombie-killing parkour adventure is still as fun as it was when the game was originally released, and it has only received more content and more things to kill since then. The Switch version runs surprisingly well, so if you're willing to compromise visuals for portability, it might be the game for you. Dying Light 2 might feel like it's eternally delayed, but the Switch version can help tide players over until they get the chance to finally return to the zombie-infested world of Dying Light.

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Oct 22, 2021

Dying Light on Switch is the same old Dying Light, which means it's one of the best survival horror games - just portable.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2021

Dying Light Platinum Edition is a content-loaded production that provides fun for dozens of hours. The creators took care of a lot of pleasant additions and it is not for nothing that many players did not believe in this port. The game works, allows you to have fun and can provide a lot of attractions.

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4 / 5.0
Aug 14, 2021

If you’ve got cash to burn, and if you’ve got a hankering for a zombie apocalypse meets free running simulator, you can’t go wrong with Dying Light: Platinum Edition. It’s got a load of stuff to keep you busy, including a decent campaign, stellar expansion content, and the myriad of bits and bobs they’ve released since 2015. And if you’ve got a friend or two, that’s keen to book a ticket to Harran – even better. When I first played in 2015, I had double the fun with a mate, corralling and cajoling the undead to create stupid kill boxes to dismember and decapitate in an array of ludicrous ways. But if cash is tight, consider waiting for Dying Light 2 that’s due to lurch its way onto a PC or console near you in early December.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2021
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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2021

Dying Light Platinum Edition is the ultimate edition of an amazing game, now on a handheld. It takes the whole base game, its main expansion, and every other bit of DLC, big and small, ever released. Which wouldn’t matter if it was a bad port, but it’s somehow the exact opposite. One of the most impressive and smooth ports ever released for the system, and proof that it is possible for impressive games to work on the platform.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2021

Mainly for its vast amount of content and gameplay depth, Dying Light: Platinum Edition is a great addition to the Switch library. While not its most exuberant version, the title offers a fun and complex survival horror experience capable of entertaining for dozens of hours by magnificently mixing open world in first person with parkour and zombies. By the way, an ambitious combination that harmonizes very well with the portability of the hybrid console.

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85 / 100
Nov 4, 2021

Dying Light: Platinum Edition for Nintendo Switch offers us the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Techland game in case it has not been previously enjoyed on another platform, or we want to do it in portable mode. This version is highly recommended, first for the ton of additional content it includes and second for its pretty solid conversion, with acceptable performance and more than decent graphic quality. Techland has done a good job without a doubt and Dying Light: Platinum Edition is a game for Nintendo Switch to be reckoned with.

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8 / 10
Dec 17, 2021

Dying Light: Platinum Edition is given a Nintendo Switch adaptation under a special edition that includes all the contents released over the last six years. Not only is there plenty of content here to explore, but this is an absolute marvel of a conversion that keeps all the good things about the original game intact and which acts as a benchmark for more ambitious conversions to the Switch.

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