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Dying Light

Rating Summary

Based on 106 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

46%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jan 27, 2015
Xbox OneJan 27, 2015
PCJan 27, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Techland

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Genres: Horror, Action, First-Person Shooter

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.

Dying Light Critic Reviews

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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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IGN

8.5 / 10.0
IGN

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

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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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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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Audience Reviews

8 / 10.0
Zombie games are everywhere now, but they have also gotten better over the years. Zombies are probably the most iconic horror character ever, and most everyone is fascinated by them. However, a new fascination has started coming around: What would happen if we truly and honestly were hit by a zombie apocalypse? Gone are the campy days of old horror films where zombies were
9.5 / 10.0
This game was loads of fun from beginning to end. The dlc content and all the extras made it even more fun. I have never played a game that felt so smooth. The way you can move around and the weapons you get to use made this top teir game. The story ending was a little lackluster but the the journey there was so fun i didnt care. Thank you techland for this wonderful game

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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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Dying Light - Launch Trailer

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