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Deadlight: Director's Cut

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

24%

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Based on 29 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 21, 2016
Xbox OneJun 21, 2016
PCJun 21, 2016

Developers: Abstraction Games, Tequila Works

Publisher: Deep Silver

Genres: Action, Adventure

Set in an apocalyptic 1986, the survivors of a zombie outbreak live on among the remains of human civilization, trying to survive this hell on earth by any means necessary. You play Randall Wayne, an introverted and slightly paranoid survivor searching the destroyed streets of Seattle for his loved ones. Through tense platforming and life-threatening zombie encounters you must decide whether to use scarce ammunition and weapons to decimate the horde, or navigate the environment to sneak past them and hide. There’s more than one way to survive against the walking undead remains of the human race, now known only as ‘shadows’. Deadlight: Director’s Cut enhances the original Deadlight in every way. Improved visuals and textures bring even more detail to the remnants of Seattle, plus enhanced controls and new animations make Randall even more agile. Now you must fight for your life and put your survival skills to the test in Deadlight: Director’s Cut new game mode, the ‘Survival Arena’.

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Deadlight: Director's Cut looks fantastic and has a very intriguing storyline. Its platforming puzzles are also generally really enjoyable to solve. However, a few annoying gameplay flaws, occasionally awkward controls, and very short running time really take the edge off the experience, and ultimately the game falls short of its considerable potential.

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A Director's Cut which adds little to a title anything but perfect, although definitely recommended to those looking for a little bit different zombie game.

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While some of the big criticisms that people had with the original version of the game still stand, Deadlight: Director's Cut still feels like a fresh take on the zombie genre 4 years later. It probably isn't worth a return trip if you've already played the original game, but if this is your first time checking out the Deadlight world then this version is definitely the one to get.

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A second chance to try Tequila Works’ side-scrolling zombie classic, but not essential if you played the original.

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