Dead by Daylight Reviews

Dead by Daylight is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Mike Epstein
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2021

After almost five years, Dead by Daylight has grown into an incredible slasher film simulator, and the best asymmetrical multiplayer game around.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
88 / 100
Jan 8, 2021

It's shocking how much depth Dead By Daylight packs into its systems.

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8.3 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2016

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

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GameSpot
Top Critic
9 / 10
Aug 17, 2020

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

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2.5 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2017

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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7 / 10
Oct 31, 2020

Dead By Daylight has evolved into somewhat of a phenomenon, proving that the often maligned games-as-a-service model produces more than just cookie cutter loot shooters. It's still an acquired taste and a bit rough around the edges though stands out as one of the most unique ongoing multiplayer games of the generation.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2017

This console version of the famous PC game has some issues that make this installment a boring game without too much content for a single player.

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68 / 100
Jun 27, 2017

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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6 / 10
Jun 26, 2017

Dead by Daylight "dies" a little in this console version which features several translation problems and works as a poor PC port of the original game. Enjoyable if you play with your friends, but it's all.

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Sep 27, 2019

Dead for Daylight for the Switch does the bare minimum you'd expect from a competent Switch port, but performance issues make the asking price hard to swallow.

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7 / 10
Jun 27, 2016

It lacks polish, but Dead by Daylight is a genuinely tense ode to 80s slasher movies.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2016

Dead By Daylight is a fantastic concept that, in practice, needed much more work put into it. I love its 80s horror aesthetic and the occasional match can be thoroughly enjoyable. There are going to have to be a lot more changes for the thing to have any sticking power, however. Should Behavior continue to work on it, I could see Dead By Daylight turning into something I adore. Right now, it’s just not there.

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Jul 5, 2017

Dead by Daylight is a lot of fun once you get into a match, especially with friends. The tension of struggling to complete objectives while avoiding an invincible killer can't be understated. But the downright unfair difficulty for survivors can be discouraging, especially since you have to play a very long time to unlock useful perks to make things easier.

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Jun 29, 2017

Whether you play as the killer or prey there is gruesome fun to be had, but this console transfer cuts too many corners

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JVL
Kikitoès
Top Critic
16 / 20
Oct 31, 2021

Dead By Daylight is a fun, generous and addictive horror multiplayer game. After five years of service, the app is not empty and continues to gorge itself on content.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2020

Twenty seven months worth of patches, content updates and a next-generation coat of visual sheen is enough to allow Dead by Daylight to realize its ambition as one of the most enjoyably terrifying online multiplayer experiences out there. If you've been holding off and waiting for Dead by Daylight to 'get good' or 'get fixed', now is the time for you to finally jump in. You won't regret it.

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64 / 100
Oct 21, 2019

But I can only recommend this version if you have no other means of playing it. If you have only a Nintendo Switch and this type of game interests you, I recommend it, maybe even with the lights out, headphones on, and volume up.

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Aug 3, 2017

Dead by Daylight has the potential to become a cult classic among asymmetric games.

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6 / 10
Jul 5, 2017

The asymmetrical multiplayer genre seems to be a real tough nut to crack with each heavy hitter coming out swinging, only to be plagued by nuances that trip up the experience and expose debilitating cracks in the mechanics. Unfortunately, it seems that Dead by Daylight suffers much the same fate. It's honestly really good fun, but the more you play the more its issues rear their head and become points of ire.

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65 / 100
Jul 4, 2017

The premise is amazing, and your first hour or two with the game is stellar, but the long term enjoyment you'll get out of it depends on what level of tedium you're willing to tolerate.

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