Daylight

Daylight Reviews Summary

Summary: Daylight does not do much to innovate upon the horror genre. With scares that barely work and uninspired gameplay, critics agree all this game has going for it is its visuals which many say are just a vehicle to promote the Unreal Engine

Rating Summary

Based on 56 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

50

Top Critic Average

9%

Critics Recommend

Based on 56 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

5.8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2014

Daylight's horror atmosphere starts strong, but repetitive corridors and nonthreatening enemies squander it quickly.

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43 / 100
Apr 29, 2014

You can't just chuck players in a maze with a ghost and tell them to be scared. Unfortunately this is exactly what Daylight does.

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7 / 10
Apr 28, 2014

Daylight has neither the creeping sense of psychological dread of Fatal Frame nor the poster man antagonist of Slender, and its reliance on cliche lacks distinction. But if the game's straightforward purpose was simply to panic and upset its player then it is an indisputable success, no matter how cheap the tricks employed.

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3 / 10
Apr 29, 2014

The least hand-crafted horror game ever, whose legion of design missteps and tepid scares make the worst of an already clichéd set-up.

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Apr 29, 2014

Daylight hits the right mood at first, but the creepy atmosphere is pushed aside for lame jump scares and hollow gameplay.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2014

A few jump scares left my heart racing, but the overall adventure isn't exciting

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3 / 10
Apr 28, 2014

Don't be afraid of the dark in the shallow and cliched horror adventure Daylight.

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5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2014

Daylight has moments of fear but too much boredom

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4 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2014

Overall I felt as if Daylight was made as a jump-scare machine with a loosely tacked-on plot. I never felt invested in Sarah or cared much for the mysterious man rambling through her phone. In fact, I was more concerned with getting Miss Ghost off my back so she'd stop screaming, more so out of annoyance than fear. Daylight would have benefited from a fresh set of spooks rather than intermittent scares and muddy plot lines, but at the end of the day if you're looking for a cheap thrill you've found it.

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4 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2014

Some of the scares in Daylight are genuinely chilling, but their shock value fades quickly. And after the opening hour or so, the hospital itself seems to become a character, which adds a needed layer of interactivity and suspense to the mix. But between dull writing, last-gen graphics, and limited game mechanics, Daylight devolves into nothing more than a glorified maze simulator with mood lighting.

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