Dead By Daylight

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a game by Behaviour Interactive
Platform: PC
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Dead By Daylight
Dead By Daylight
Dead By Daylight

There’s a reason as to why slasher films are popular, people just love the tension, the thrill, the suspense, and of course, the violence. But they are not at their prime anymore, at least not like they were back in the 70s and the 90s. But now, video games have evolved so much and multiplayer has changed the industry in a way that perfectly allows us to recreate the genre in games. Not just Friday the 13th: The Game, but we’ll talk about what’s possibly the most popular one in the genre: Dead By Daylight. So let’s see if the game manages to catch the scent of the film.

Horror filled multiplayer

Day By Daylight features online-only gameplay that will greatly change depending on the role you get to play each round. There are two possible roles you get to play, you’re either one of the teens or the psycho assassin. Of course, you don’t get to pick sides and are randomly assigned. In games like Until Dawn we only got to experience the part of being the survivors, but this time we get to play the monster too.

Is it unbalanced?

Since this multiplayer game is non-symmetric you might think it can get to be unbalanced, after all, we’re talking of a team versus just one player. But if you’ve ever seen any slasher film, you know this isn’t the case. While the players that are the survivors outnumber the assassin, they literally have no chance of killing it, only stunt him or hide from it. The entire game can be reduced to a hide and seek experience, only that if he finds you you’re most likely dead.

Special abilities

As the survivors, you’re not defenseless, as you can actually use the environment to survive. You can move slowly and try to not make a single sound, or you can work together with your team to fool the assassin. Your main objective as the survivor is to turn one at least two of the generators hidden in the map to be able to escape.

When you play as the assassin you also get some special abilities, aside from being immortal, you also have super-enhanced senses, you can see the footsteps of the survivors, and you can track them down easily. It will just take you one hit to get the bleeding and another one to be able to finish them up. But killing them is not enough, as you also have to hang the bodies as a sacrifice for an ancient evil god.

7

Dead By Daylight presents an interesting concept for games, and while it’s not the first one to do it, it’s one of the most emblematic examples of the genre. The visuals aren’t that great and the gameplay could be better, but it’s an overall fun experience to play, especially at night.

Cons

  • Great concept
  • Cool level design
  • Nice rendition to the classics

Cons

  • The character design could be much better
  • Music could improve

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Dead by daylight is a popular, multiplayer, online horror game in which usually five players play together with one being the killer and the rest of the four players being the survivors. These survivors have to survive the attacks of the killer and save their lives in every way possible. The survivors can come across horrible creatures and monsters during the game and it can be a very exciting and thrilling experience when they try to escape death and save themselves from torture and persecution. If you are a diehard fan of horror games dead by daylight is all that you need to get your hands on.

Release

This popular horror game was released in the year 2016 by Behavior Digital Inc and was particularly released for Microsoft Windows.

Gameplay

The game offers a very unique experience to the players. Survivors cannot attack the killer they can just defend themselves and try to escape the attacks of the killer. They can make use of the obstacles such as windows, wooden pallets, and other items to prevent any damage to them from the attack of the killer. The survivors need to repair the generators to open up the exit gates which would help them to escape from the attacks of the killer. During the entire game, the killer's objective is to sacrifice the life of the survivors to the Entity which is the ruler of the dead by daylight. Once the survivors are caught they are locked in the meathooks and the process of sacrifice begins. The use of a special animation killer can even kill the survivors directly.

When the survivor is locked for the first time he enters the first stage where the chances of escape are as low as 4%. However, the survivors that are locked can be released and saved by the other fellow survivors. If the survivor somehow escapes and gets caught again for the second time he is known to be in the struggle phase. In this phase, the survivor has to struggle to protect himself from the attacks of the Entity. If the survivor manages to escape the struggle phase also but is unfortunate enough o get caught the third time then he will die immediately and will not be given an opportunity to escape. The killer in the game has a slower pace than the survivors since he needs time to wipe off the blood from his weapon. Survivors can escape the attacks of the killer through items such as flashlights, toolboxes, keys, maps, searching chests, wooden pallets, and generators.

Ratings

Dead by daylight is an interesting, strategic and thoughtful game, however, some people feel it lacks valuable content, may be extremely difficult to win if you are a survivor, and the graphics are not extraordinarily amazing. Some people even feel that the game needs a bit of improvement and upgrading so it can be rated as a three out of five.

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