Dying Light 2 Stay Human Reviews
Techland's vast blockbuster buckles under its own ambition and lacks in innovation, but makes up for it with outstanding parkour and combat.
A underwhelming story but a massive, exciting sandbox of parkour and kinetic combat.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is an ambitious zombie action adventure that's packed with top-notch parkour, an awesome open world, and every painful bug in the book.
A little rough around the edges, especially in terms of the storytelling, but the interminable wait for this open world zombie sequel has been worth it
Dying Light 2 offers a great open world playground for zombie survival, but lacks an impactful story or meaningful choices.
Techland has crafted a monster of a sequel that is bigger and better in almost every way.
Techland's undead sequel improves upon the strongest element of its predecessor, but things like story and characters drag it down.
Dying Light 2’s appeal is, ultimately, more game than story.
Dying Light 2 doesn’t tell a great or original zombie story, and it features a lot of big choices that mostly amount to nothing. But that’s fine, because where Dying Light 2 succeeds is in the smaller moments between the big ones. A fight against a horde of undead that you hadn’t planned on and might not survive. Escaping a tough enemy using all the parkour moves at your disposal. Barely surviving a nighttime excursion gone wrong and breaking your last good sword in the process. Or just swinging around, looking for the next place to explore but getting too distracted by how much fun it is to move around this place that you just…don’t stop.
Dying Light 2 is safe in some respects, and bold in others; like its propensity to lean into some arcadey notions. The sandbox is the true heart of Dying Light 2. Not the characters, or the story, but the mere act of running around like an idiot, whether you’re doing errands or not.
While Dying Light 2 does a lot right with its gameplay and new-gen presentation, it’s still a far cry from zombie gaming greatness. The weak story, uninspired mission design, limitations on initial player skills, and bugs let it down in a big way. Sure, a lot of this will be easy to ignore when fighting the undead as a four-man squad, but “it’s fun with friends” is an excuse that can only get you so far.
Dying Light 2 expands and refines a formula Techland has been peddling since its breakout success with Dead Island. This sequel learns a lot from modern open world video games, its massive, zombie-infested sandbox rarely feeling empty, especially as you breeze through city blocks with a Mirror's Edge-like finesse. However, Dying Light 2 inherits the same problems - a dull story, tiresome combat, and character progression that's a tad too sluggish.
A great role-playing game, which bets on a very careful narrative, unique mechanics of navigation and combat, and a terrifying atmosphere. Dying Light 2 is a colossal game that will become a reference of the genre, in terms of the player's decisions.
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Though there are moments of joy to be found, they’re punctuated by fetch quests and odd collision detection. Fans of the original will no doubt find fun in a return to the world, but for everyone else, you might want to wait a bit longer before you take a bite.
it's hard to fall in love with a game that's filled with bugs and tech issues, an average story, and some lazy design aspects like bringing the same enemies and weapons over and over again just with a different level every time, still, though, when it comes to parkour, this game is one of the best.
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A good action game full of content and potential, but it would benefit from a vigorous technical smoothing.
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Dying Light 2 is messy and uneven. It’s also unique, exhilarating, and just plain fun to play, with one of the best settings in recent memory – despite the nagging feeling that the game could, and should, be more than what it is.
While Dying Light 2 may not feel like a massive step up, it's still tons of fun, and the story is a powerful and engaging one, vastly improved from the original.
Dying Light 2 is a bigger and bolder sequel that improves upon the original in every way. Not only does it have one of the most enjoyable traversal systems in any game ever, but it also provides players with interesting characters and quests to break up all the running.