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Bohemia Interactive
Dec 13, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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PC Gamer
69 / 100
2 / 10
IGN Spain
5 / 10
PlayStation Universe
7 / 10
Push Square
2 / 10
48 / 100
2 / 10
5.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for DayZ

DayZ has the power to create incredible stories, but the twitchy, weightless combat and buggy zombies let it down.

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DayZ has a rich history, a long lineage or war stories and strange survivor tales that have drawn thousands down its rabbit hole, but its reality is very different. There's nothing here but a dull, vacuous wasteland, devoid of character and relying solely on players to make their own fun.

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A bad adaptation that stills looks as an early access game.

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Just about every aspect of DayZ is in dire need of some degree of polish, however, if you persist (and you should) a deep and ultimately ingenious title lay underneath that places a premium on player-made stories. All the same be aware that in its current state, it will take a remarkable degree of patience to get that most from DayZ - such quantities that more than a few folk simply won't have.

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DayZ is a complete and utter disaster on PS4. Not only is it profoundly outdated in 2019, it's also technically inept. A horrendous frame rate brings the experience to a standstill on a worryingly consistent basis, while numerous bugs and glitches are a bewilderment. After taking five years to release, we can't help but feel like this was an outright waste of everyone's time.

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Total technical failure, which hides a rather exciting survival simulation somewhere

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I really can’t say enough about how disappointed I was with my time playing DayZ.

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Boring post-apoacalyptic zombie world, which is after 5 years of circuitous development not very attractive for players.

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OpenCritic Coverage

DayZ Update 1.10 Adds New Shelters, Vehicles, and Broken Legs

DayZ Update 1.10 Adds New Shelters, Vehicles, and Broken Legs

The latest content update for DayZ has arrived, and with it comes a slew of new items like shelters, vehicles, and clothing for survivors to sport in the harsh world. Just because you're only a moment away from death doesn't mean your outfit can't kill.

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