Dead by Daylight

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 50 critic reviews
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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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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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