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Dying Light

Rating Summary

Based on 105 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

47%

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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jan 27, 2015
Xbox OneJan 27, 2015
PCJan 27, 2015

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.

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PC Gamer

70 / 100
PC Gamer

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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Eurogamer

7 / 10
Eurogamer

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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GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+

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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Recent News

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Dying Light 2's World Is Four Times Bigger Than Previous Game

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Watch Dying Light 2’s full E3 demo, plus developer commentary

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Dying Light 2 gets roughly 30 minutes of 4K gameplay, focuses on choices

Dying Light 2 gets roughly 30 minutes of 4K gameplay, focuses on choices

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Dying Light 2: See 26 Minutes of Gameplay With Developer Commentary - IGN

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