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Name: Dead By Daylight
Release date: June 14, 2016
Platforms: PC, XONE, PS4
Genre: Horror

Description

Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer horror game developed by Behaviour Interactive. It puts a lone player, dubbed The Killer, against four people representing normal humans, dubbed the Survivors. 

Survivors want to avoid the Killer, power up the generators to open the doors and escape at all costs. The Killer’s objective is to, well, kill all the survivors. There are a few types of killers to choose from, and each has its own advantages. The survivors can employ various tactics to slow the killer or divert him.

Recommendation

The game is very tense - particularly when you're the last survivors, the game makes your blood pump, frantically loading up a generator in the hope the killer doesn't find you first and then running to the doors. The game also has a neat tactical element to it, where the survivors can feign or divert the killer in various ways in order to not Survivors, and it becomes a sort of cat and mouse fight. The game generally suffers from a lack of polish, which is improved upon with various patches and is generally better than at release.

Metacritics Rating: 71 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: Varied (MP)

Our recommendation

If you like horror and coop games, are a fan of the Saw movies, you will enjoy this game.

Description

Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer horror game developed by Behaviour Interactive. It puts a lone player, dubbed The Killer, against four people representing normal humans, dubbed the Survivors. 

Survivors want to avoid the Killer, power up the generators to open the doors and escape at all costs. The Killer’s objective is to, well, kill all the survivors. There are a few types of killers to choose from, and each has its own advantages. The survivors can employ various tactics to slow the killer or divert him.

Recommendation

The game is very tense - particularly when you're the last survivors, the game makes your blood pump, frantically loading up a generator in the hope the killer doesn't find you first and then running to the doors. The game also has a neat tactical element to it, where the survivors can feign or divert the killer in various ways in order to not Survivors, and it becomes a sort of cat and mouse fight. The game generally suffers from a lack of polish, which is improved upon with various patches and is generally better than at release.

DEAD BY DAYLIGHT DLC LISTarrow

Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

Killer Expansions

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What does it add?

The Halloween Chapter DLC adds a new killer in the form of Michael Myers, a man with a machete behind a mask, a new survivor called Laurie Strode, and a new map, called Haddonfield.

Buy this if:

  • You want to expand your Dead by Daylight experience
  • You like the character of Michael Myers

Key store price: 5.99 $
Traditional store price: 4.89 $
Our visitor's rating: 55
Release date: Oct 25, 2016
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

Of Flesh and Mud Chapter arrow

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What does it add?

This Chapter DLC adds a new killer in the form of The Hag a terrifying woman from the swamp, a new survivor called Ace Visconti and a new map called Backwater Swamp.

Buy this if:

  • You want to expand your Dead by Daylight experience
  • You find the theme of swamps and witches interesting

Key store price: 5.99 $
Traditional store price: 4.89 $
Release date: Dec 8, 2016
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

Spark of Madness Chapter arrow

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What does it add?

The Spark of Madness Chapter DLC is themed around crazy doctors and haywire human experiments. It includes a new killer called The Doctor, who uses electricity as his weapon, a new Survivor called Feng Min and a new map, called Léry Memorial Institute.

Buy this if:

You like a good Frankenstein-themed horror experience
You want to play as a crazy doctor

Key store price: 5.99 $
Traditional store price: 4.89 $
Release date: May 11, 2017
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

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What does it add?

The Leatherface DLC adds the Leatherface killer, who is basically a giant man with a giant chainsaw frantically killing everyone. It is one of the most common horror themes, and the killer's theme is centered around that.

Buy this if:

  • You like the premise of a crazy man with a chainsaw
  • You want to unleash your inner crazy person

Key store price: 3.52 $
Traditional store price: 2.79 $
Release date: Sep 14, 2017
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

A Nightmare on Elm Street arrow

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What does it add?

A Nightmare on Elm Street includes a killer named Freddy Krueger, famously focused on haunting your dreams and having scissors on his fingers, a new survivor called Quentin, and a new map called Badham Preschool.

Buy this if:

  • You like the theme of a dream haunter
  • You want to have a horror school experience

Key store price: 5.99 $
Traditional store price: 4.89 $
Release date: Oct 26, 2017
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

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What does it add?

If you saw the Saw movie(no pun intended), you will be familiar with this chapter's theme. The killer is The Pig, the survivor called David Tapp and the map is the Gideon Meat Plant.

Buy this if:

  • You have seen Saw and want to have a similar experience
  • You are terrified of killers with pig heads

Traditional store price: 6.99 $
Release date: Jan 23, 2018
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

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What does it add?

Were you ever afraid of clowns? The Curtain Call DLC will certainly reinvigorate that, as it adds a new killer, called The Clown, able to intoxicate survivors with hallucinogenic concoctions. Also adds a survivor named Kate Denson, and a map called Campbell's Chapel.

Buy this if:

  • You want to be afraid of a clown
  • You love the idea of a dark cathedral, illusions, and mirage

Traditional store price: 6.99 $
Release date: Jun 12, 2018
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

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What does it add?

The Shattered Bloodline Chapter adds a new Killer called the Spirit, who is a sort-of banshee that can leave the mortal plane for short moments and be invisible and very fast. Also adds a new survivor, called Adam Francis, and a new map The Yamaoka Estate, a haunted residence.

Buy this if:

  • You are interested in a banshee, haunted house theme
  • You want to play as the elegant Adam Francis

Key store price: 7.99 $
Traditional store price: 4.89 $
Release date: Sep 18, 2018
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

Miscellaneous

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What does it add?

This encompasses the 80's Suitcase DLC, The Bloodstained Sack DLC, the Headcase DLC, and the Charity Case DLC. They all add various items you can put on your survivors to enhance your in-game immersion.

Buy this if:

  • You like that particular item
  • You want to support the developers of the game

Usual price: 2.99 $
More info: Link
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, XONE, PS4 9.99 $ 10.59 $
Deluxe Edition PC, XONE, PS4 29.99 $ 13.19 $

Edition Chart

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Official Soundtrack white checkmark
Art Book white checkmark
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The reason we include them is that you can buy keys on these sites usually for very big discounts, sometimes quite ridiculously cheap. In 99 % of cases, they will work the same as a much more expensive key would. For many people, especially people from countries with lower standards of living, this can mean big savings that have a significant impact on their life, while also playing the game and not resorting to piracy.

If you are buying on these stores, we have a few recommendations to follow:

  1. Just know there is a tiny risk. Either your purchase will fail and you will use your money, or that the key you recieved won't work. It has never happened to us or anyone we know, but it has certainly happened to a number of people on the internet. That is partly the nature of the business, partly un-consumer business practices of some of the stores. In 99.9 % of cases, the purchase will be ok, but sometimes it won't.
  2. If the price is not cheaper on key stores (it almost always is, though), then we recommend to buy from the traditional, established retailers.
  3. If it is a store with multiple sellers with ratings, always pick the one with the highest number of sold keys and ratings. The probability of a successful purchase is much higher if buying from a reputable key seller.