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Dead by Daylight

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

43%

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General Information

Available on:PCJun 14, 2016

Developers: Starbreeze Studios, Behaviour Digital

Genres: Horror, Survival

Dead by Daylight is an upcoming multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed. Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey. The Survivors' goal in each encounter is to escape the Killing Ground without getting caught by the Killer - something that sounds easier than it is, especially when the environment changes every time you play.

Dead by Daylight Critic Reviews

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The tension is high in every match, with jump scares and thrilling chases peppering each encounter with the killer

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Dead by Daylight has evolved into an unrivalled asymmetrical competitive multiplayer game, and one of the best horror games around.

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This just feels like an all around sloppy port that was quickly pushed out to try to score some cash off of Friday the 13th's bungled release. The console version doesn't even include all the download content released for PC, including the Halloween DLC with Michael Myers. The mouse-like controls in the menus, coupled with the fact that most all the actions are mapped to the triggers and shoulder buttons, makes it feel like whoever ported this doesn't play consoles to begin with (thankfully you can remap the controls). The bugs and ugly graphics might be excusable if the game were fun to play, but to me, it just isn't due to a lack of balance and the need to work with your team in an era where no one talks to strangers in online games anymore.

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A great idea that offers really funny and tense moments. Unfortunately, it's not as well optimised as the PC original and it lacks some more content.

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A New Killer Has Been Revealed for Dead by Daylight

A New Killer Has Been Revealed for Dead by Daylight

A new killer and survivor are on the way for Dead by Daylight

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Dead by Daylight is Receiving a Graphical Overhaul

Dead by Daylight is Receiving a Graphical Overhaul

Dead by Daylight will begin its The Realm Beyond project, which will see the game receive a graphical overhaul

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Dead by Daylight Now Has Cross-Play

Dead by Daylight Now Has Cross-Play

It has been announced that Dead by Daylight now has cross-platform play between all platforms

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Dead by Daylight Comes to Stadia in September

Dead by Daylight Comes to Stadia in September

It has been announced that Dead by Daylight will come to Stadia later this year, and that it will include new features for streamers

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Dead by Daylight | Launch Trailer

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