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Name: Dying Light
Release date: January 26, 2015
Platforms: PC, XONE, PS4
Genre: Action Adventure

Description

Dying Light is a survival action adventure game developed by Techland, the makers of Dead Island. You play as an undercover agent of the name Kyle Crane, who is set to infiltrate a quarantine zone in the city of Haram. In that city, a viral outbreak turned most of the population into zombies.

The game features a large open world you can go around in and pursue activities, as well as developed parkour mechanics suited for such traversal. The game features major RPG elements, such as skill progressing and getting new gear.  Nighttime is a big part of the game (hence the title) since suddenly much more powerful zombies come to life and you need to get into a safehouse.

Recommendation

Aside from very bad optimization at release, Dying Light was very positively received - the nighttime shifts provide a great atmospheric element, where you frenetically race to a safe house and check time to not get caught out in the darkness, where vampire-like crazy zombies lurk. The skill tree is fun and enables you to create exactly the type of character you want. While the story is ok, the content of the missions is very enjoyable and fun to play.

Metacritics Rating: 75 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 17-45 h

Our recommendation

If you love the idea of a zombie open world with parkour element, you'll like this game.

Description

Dying Light is a survival action adventure game developed by Techland, the makers of Dead Island. You play as an undercover agent of the name Kyle Crane, who is set to infiltrate a quarantine zone in the city of Haram. In that city, a viral outbreak turned most of the population into zombies.

The game features a large open world you can go around in and pursue activities, as well as developed parkour mechanics suited for such traversal. The game features major RPG elements, such as skill progressing and getting new gear.  Nighttime is a big part of the game (hence the title) since suddenly much more powerful zombies come to life and you need to get into a safehouse.

Recommendation

Aside from very bad optimization at release, Dying Light was very positively received - the nighttime shifts provide a great atmospheric element, where you frenetically race to a safe house and check time to not get caught out in the darkness, where vampire-like crazy zombies lurk. The skill tree is fun and enables you to create exactly the type of character you want. While the story is ok, the content of the missions is very enjoyable and fun to play.

DYING LIGHT DLC LISTarrow

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

Story/World Expansions

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What does it add?

The Following is a large expansion to the game, continuing the main story now set in a big region outside the city. This 10-20 hour long DLC features a new story concerning of a centuries-old cult, many new side quests, and an ability to ride around with a dirt buggy and gather many new weapons and armor.

Buy this if:

  • You liked Dying Light and want more story
  • You want to change it up and kill zombies in the countryside instead
  • You want to run over zombies with a buggy and shoot them with a crossbow

Key store price: 6.59 $
Traditional store price: 19.99 $
Metacritics Rating: 79
Release date: Feb 9, 2016
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

The Bozak Horde DLC adds the Stadium, the biggest building in the city, and within it, a horde mode of sorts. You have to battle against unrelenting hordes of zombies. As you kill more, you gain new skills.

Buy this if:

  • You like holdout mission
  • You have friends with whom you'd like to play coop

Key store price: 3.26 $
Traditional store price: 9.99 $
Release date: May 26, 2015
Trailer: YouTube

Miscellaneous

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What does it add?

The Ultimate Survivor Bundle DLC is composed of four weapon packs, namely the Buzz Killer, the Night Club, the Lacerator, and the Constable. It also includes a Ninja Outfit, an Urban Explorer Outfit .and a Special Agent Outfit.

Buy this if:

  • You want a bundle of gear to expand your in-game collection
  • You want it cheaper than if you bought single pieces of gear

Key store price: 1.56 $
Traditional store price: 4.99 $
Release date: Mar 16, 2015
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

Buy this if:

You really want one particular bundle
You like the look of the skins

Usual price: 2.99 $
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, XONE, PS4 39.99 $ 10.49 $
Enhanced Edition PC, XONE, PS4 59.99 $ 14.75 $
Season Pass PC, XONE, PS4 29.99 $ 9.38 $

Edition Chart

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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.