Dying Light’s been out for two weeks now in America and the reviews are flying in. Review copies were only sent out to reviewers 24hrs before the game’s release so the reviewers haven’t had a whole lot of time to play through and write up their reviews.
Latest chart figures have yet to be released so we can’t be sure how well Dying Light has been selling. The majority of the reviews published have been favourable however.
I’m waiting for the physical release of the game to arrive over here, if you’ve downloaded the digital copy, leave a comment and let me know how you’re enjoying it.
At the time of publishing, Dying Light sits with a Metascore of 73, based on 41 Critics for the PS4 version and a Metascore of 74, based on 19 Critics for the XBOX One version.
For comparison, Dead Island has a metascore of 71 on both PS3 and 360.
Destructoid – 7/10
A solid game that definitely has an audience. Might lack replay value, could be too short or there are some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun.
Eurogamer – 7/10
Dying Light mixes up Techland’s own recipe to enjoyable effect, but can’t fully disguise its regurgitated flavour.
Gamespot – 7/10
Dying Light has plenty of rewards to offer as long as you’re willing to overlook its frustrations.
Fans of zombie survival, open worlds, and first-person shooters will find things to enjoy in Dying Light, but it’s a rough ride.
IGN – 8.5/10
Beginning as a furtive, desperate survival-horror experience, Dying Light gradually and gratifyingly evolves into a fast, hyper-violent celebration of vertical freedom and zombie destruction.
Joystiq – No Score
Dying Light is dodgy at times and begins to border on repetitive around the halfway point, but it offers something rarely seen in the ubiquitous zombie apocalypse subgenre: novelty.
Dying Light Story Trailer
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