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Dead by Daylight

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

39%

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Based on 41 critic reviews
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Game 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.

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Mighty Head
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Strong Head
6
Fair Head
13
Weak Head
10
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Dead by Daylight: Launch Trailer

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Game Informer

8.3 / 10.0
Game Informer

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

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GameSpot

6 / 10
GameSpot

Dead by Daylight can get its hooks in you, but it might not get you to stick

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Destructoid

2.5 / 10.0
Jed Whitaker

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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TheSixthAxis

6 / 10
Jim Hargreaves

With the multiplayer horror genre slowly coming to life, Dead by Daylight stakes its claim as one of the frontrunners. There are plenty of interesting ideas at play here, straddling the line between familiar online games and something completely unique. However, the patience required  to learn the game will be too much for some. It's not a taxing game by any means, but the asynchronous flow and bold unusual will rub against common multiplayer mindset. There's also the pricetag to consider. As we saw with Friday the 13th, players are effectively buying into an experimental breed of multiplayer game that has yet to produce its first stand-out winner.

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