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Dying Light

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Techland
Jan 27, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

49%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
70 / 100
Eurogamer
7 / 10
IGN
8.5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
GamesRadar+
3 / 5
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Polygon
6.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Dying Light

Despite a clunky story and technical performance, there's a lot of fun to be found in dashing and dodging through a zombie-filled city.

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As a follow up to Dead Island, Dying Light represents an improvement on the technical front, but has lost some of its knockabout charm in the process. It shares its predecessors pace and shape, as things start on a relative high as you explore into the game's systems, but then tail off the hours tick by. Dying Light mixes up Techland's own recipe to enjoyable effect, but can't fully disguise its regurgitated flavour.

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High-speed parkour and gruesome zombie massacres make Dying Light a blast, even if the story's just okay.

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A small improvement on Dead Island, but there's still barely anything that either works as well as advertised or is isn't just stolen wholesale from other, better, games.

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Dying Light parades its lack of invention and frustrates with some unrewarding missions, but it barely matters: there's an immediate joy in exploring this compelling concrete playground of undead, explosions, and bins.

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Tense and full of adrenaline-fueled moments, Dying Light is a blast

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Dying Light has plenty of rewards to offer as long as you're willing to overlook its frustrations.

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Dying Light too often loses track of what it's best at

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OpenCritic Coverage

Dying Light Adds Free Story Mode To Hellraid DLC

Dying Light Adds Free Story Mode To Hellraid DLC

Just because Dying Light 2 is mere months away at this point, that doesn't mean the original Dying Light is done receiving content. New to the game is a free update to the Hellraid DLC.

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Dying Light Gets Rust Crossover Event

Dying Light Gets Rust Crossover Event

Two of gaming's most grueling experiences, Dying Light and Rust, are coming together in the form of DLC for Techland's open-world zombie game.

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Dying Light Gets New Hellraid DLC This Summer

Dying Light Gets New Hellraid DLC This Summer

Dying Light has been a huge success for Techland, and now it's being used as a platform to deliver something of a crossover event with a canceled game.

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Dying Light 2 Delayed

Dying Light 2 Delayed

It's been a month of marquee delays so far, and the hits keep on coming. Dying Light 2 has been delayed out of its spring window and has not been given a new date yet.

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