Dying Light is an action survival game presented in first-person perspective. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, the hunter becomes the prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression – but even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their nests to feed. You will need to make use of all your skills and any available means to survive till dawn.
It’s a whole heap of Zombie slaying fun too. Whether you’re smashing in skulls or lobbing Molotov cocktails Dying Light entertains from the get go with its heady mix of frantic combat and sandbox free running.
It’s even better with multiplayer. Having four mates dressed as Ninjas sprinting through the night being chased by mega-Zombies or even playing Be The Zombie mode where you get to hunt other players is damn fine entertainment.
Fair enough it’s almost a carbon copy of Dead Island though a vastly improved version even if it does still suffer slightly from the clunky crafting system. The Parkour is a nice addition, as is the skill tree progression and the graphics are simply gorgeous.
Dying Light never takes itself too seriously, this is more Sean of the Dead than Walking Dead and I for one welcome the effort, especially with the glut of Zombie related nonsense we’ve been force fed over the past couple of years.
Grab some mates, tool up and get hunting.
GOOD NIGHT. GOOD LUCK.