GAME REVIEW: DYING LIGHT (XONE/PS4/PC)
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Warner Bros and developers Techland really give gamers something to get their teeth into with this zombie-infested open world action-adventure.
The team behind the successful first Dead Island game (and follow-up Riptide) do a top-notch job with the first major release of the year – as you enter the vastly dangerous urban playground of survival horror Dying Light.
It’s a bit of a slow-burner at first – with some of the zombies initially being a bit overwhelming until you improve your itinerary – but soon scavenging this expansive world for weaponry and taking out ‘weaker’ members of the infected population soon becomes a lot of fun, particularly with friends who can jump-in with the co-op mode.
The combat can be a bit clunky within the fairly uninspiring main story, but the side missions – which can put you in some truly precarious situations – really add longevity to the game, which really comes alive when more aggressive predators enter the fray during the night.
Throw in a ‘Be the Zombie’ mode, and you’ve got a truly rewarding title that should leave fans of the ‘undead’ revelling in the ensuing carnage.
By Gavin Miller – Rating: 4/5