Dead by Daylight

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9 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2016

When Dead By Daylight was first launched, it was a flawed but fun game that needed a bit more work to tighten things up. Since its release, Behaviour Interactive has spent the last few months doing just that; it’s in a really good place right now. It has a healthy, active community where the player base can also go and interact with the developers on a weekly basis. All in all, Dead By Daylight is an amazing survival horror experience and my favourite indie game so far this year; you’ll sure as hell see this one on my list of top 5 games of 2016.

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9 / 10
Oct 7, 2019

If you are new to the game or don’t own any other consoles, I feel this should be a must-own and a vital component to your collection. Dead By Daylight has a solid community, and it really shows. I rarely had a long wait for a game, as either killer or survivor.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2017

If you love co-op or horror or both, I highly recommend checking out Dead by Daylight. It offers a refreshing take on so many different game mechanics. This title really does bring something unique to the table. Aside from a couple of minor issues the console release really live up to the legacy that Dead by Daylight has already fostered since its initial release. If you’re in the market for a great co-op gaming experience in a unique setting this game will deliver.

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8.4 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2017

Horror has never been creepier, This game keeps it tense and fun.

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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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82 / 100
Jun 14, 2016
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8.1 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2017

Deeper than you think, with simple mechanics that make it a great asymmetric game.

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8 / 10
Jul 19, 2017

Dead by Daylight is a great game and worth playing a few rounds at the least. Unfortunately, be prepared to face some difficult challenges if your killer or survivors are higher leveled than you. Granted, it's, in my opinion, a much easier experience to play as the killer and advance, the challenge and excitement of teaming up with friends and surviving is much more fun. The cooperative experience combined with a great looking and ambient game makes for a fun package, even if balancing feels off at times.

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8 / 10
Jul 1, 2017

Overall, Dead By Daylight Special Edition is a fun and challenging asymmetrical horror game pitting a killer and four survivors in an enclosed area. There's plenty of customization players can undertake in terms of powers, perks and attire, so break out your fashion ideas. Included in this special edition are several DLCs that were released on the PC version. Given the already low price of the game and how it compares to similar games within the genre, Dead by Daylight is a hands down win.

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Jun 13, 2016

Scramble to survive the night or relentlessly hunt down your prey: Dead By Daylight lets you play either side!

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